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Forum Thread of the Day: “Best value for a used driver?”



Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from rkodavey who is on the hunt for a new driver. With a budget of $200, Rkodavey is looking for a used driver from the last three or four years, and our members have been sharing their advice on where his money should go in our forums.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • gvogel: “So, so many to choose from. I would start with a Ping G400.”
  • Hertsjoatmon: “There is probably a best value in each price bracket. I found the great big bertha to be good value when I started to take golf more seriously and picked one up for a 100 about 2 years back. Plus as it’s adjustable, it’s easy to pick up extra weights and shafts to experiment with. I recently upgraded to the g400 max a few weeks ago for 200 (new) as it’s generally regarded as one of the most forgiving drivers ever made. I’ve yet to mess with the settings yet but have a heavier weight on order so that I can shorten it an inch.”
  • propredicr: “2016 TM M2. Just went through driver fitting on Trackman. Tried M5, M6, TS3, Epic Flash. M2 same shaft, just as long as M6, slightly longer than M5. Epic was next and disappointingly; the TS3 was a short knocker. Balls speeds on the newer heads were slightly higher, with slower swing speeds compared with M2. Although, distance between the M2 and M6 was negligible. Accuracy was roughly the same across the board. Bad swing=bad ball. Feel is subjective, but, like the feel of the M2, best. Guess I’ll stick with it until the head caves in.”
  • fsusmith: “Cobra LTD Pro with a bimatrix tour prototype shaft.”

Entire Thread: “Best value for a used driver?”

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  1. Alex

    Oct 12, 2019 at 10:59 am

    Agree with LTD pro. Had one for a couple years, liked how it pretty much eliminated the left side of the course.

    • Brandon

      Oct 12, 2019 at 12:02 pm

      I grabbed one brand new from golf etail for 100 bucks.

  2. Jimmy V - Don't Give Up

    Oct 11, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    What does Kuch play? Kduooooooooche, Kduoooooooche, Kduooooooooche…..

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GolfWRX Members Choice: Best driver of 2022



What is the best driver in 2022? At GolfWRX, we take great pride in our online community and the cumulative knowledge and experience of our members. Needless to say, that extends to their views on the best driver of 2022.

The bedrock of is the community of passionate and knowledgable golfers in our forums, and we put endless trust in the opinions of our GolfWRX members — the most knowledgeable community of golfers on the internet. No other group of golfers in the world tests golf clubs as frequently or as extensively, nor is armed with such in-depth information about the latest technology.

You can see the full results for the best driver of 2022, as well as additional comments, in the forums.

Best driver of 2022: The top 5

1. Titleist TSi3

Titleist Tsi3 sole

What Titleist says: “For players who create more consistent contact and require more precise control over CG placement. With a new Adjustable CG Track Design for advanced speed-tuned performance.”

Here’s what GolfWRX members are saying

  • @Audi A-Fore: “TSi3 – a modern ode to the classic 905R. It’s a blend of classic look and feel Titleist with the modern speed and adjustability to fit a wider range of players. Find the right shaft and let it rip, you won’t find a better club even amongst the latest and the greatest.
  • @sandshark: “Titleist TSi3 for me. Titleist topping tour bag counts says a ton, but the TSi3 defies the normal “2 for average joe, 3 for high speed guys” logic and performs for a wider range than any other Titleist driver I can recall. Fast, great adjustability, GREAT sound, has that classic pear 975 look.”
  • @azgolfer64: “Titleist TSi3 hands down is the best driver I have ever hit. Great sound, Great shape, Best distance and low spin.”

You can read what other golfers are saying about the TSi3 driver in the GolfWRX forums, and see our launch piece here.

2. TaylorMade Stealth Plus

TaylorMade Stealth Plus sole

What TaylorMade says: “For the last 20 years, Titanium was all the rage. But we have always known that every material has a limit. So, we started pushing the boundaries and now we’re leaving the old race behind to begin a completely new one. A race that drives beyond the here and now to raise the bar for what’s possible.”

Here’s what GolfWRX members are saying

  • @johnnylongballz72: Stealth Plus is the GOAT.”
  • @IL2AZ: “The Stealth Plus ability to seperate launch and spin coupled with its consistency across the face and high ball speeds is the winner for me. First TM driver that I have seen tangible improvement over the 16 M2.”
  • @OrangeHog: “I switched from my OG SIM driver and have gained 10-15 yards with a remarkable improvement in forgiveness that I didn’t expect. More importantly, though, is the optimized spin rates I’m seeing. Previously with the SIM I would get the occasional low spin dipper. With the Stealth, however, I’ve seen much more consistent spin rates that keep me in play. I love the matte black finish too. I thought the red face would be a deal breaker but it is barely noticeable.”

You can read what other golfers are saying about the Stealth Plus driver in the GolfWRX forums, and see our launch piece here.

3. Ping G425 Max

Ping G425 Max sole

What Ping says: “G425 MAX elevates the moment of inertia to PING’s highest level in history. Forgiveness comes mainly from a 26-gram tungsten movable weight, made possible by weight savings from advancements in the driver’s dragonfly crown technology. The CG-shifting weight can be set in neutral, draw or fade. A T9S+ forged face increases flexing for adding distance.”

Here’s what GolfWRX members are saying

  • @EatDrinkRunLSU: “I was fitted for a PING G425 Max in late January and finally got it in late February. I’ve played 81 holes with it in the last 3 weeks. I’ve hit some of the longest drives I’ve ever hit in 25 years of playing golf over the past 3 weeks.”
  • @poryanop: G425 Max – great balance in terms of distance and forgiveness”

You can read what other golfers are saying about the G425 Max driver in the GolfWRX forums, and see our launch piece here.

4. Callaway Rogue ST Max LS

Callaway Rogue ST Max LS sole

What Callaway says: “Rogue ST Max LS is a high MOI head built for lower spin along with a stronger trajectory. Players can expect to see a more neutral ball flight, more workability, and lower spin characteristics compared to the Rogue ST Max. It’s a great option for many mid-to-low handicap players.”

Here’s what GolfWRX members are saying

  • @Haber: “I voted Rogue Max LS. Had it in the bag a week after release and it’s been solid. Even poor swings tend to not get too far offline.”

You can read what other golfers are saying about the Rogue ST Max LS driver in the GolfWRX forums, and see our launch piece here.

5. Callaway Rogue ST Max

Callaway Rogue ST Max

What Callaway says: “Rogue ST Max is our highest MOI head with a slight draw bias that’s built for all levels of golfers. This is the best combination of distance and forgiveness in a Callaway driver.”

Here’s what GolfWRX members are saying

  • @BallerNate:The Cally Rogue ST Max is the best Driver I’ve ever hit…period. Went through a process of getting it dialed in and figuring out the right settings for my swing, but now that I have it dialed this Driver is an absolute weapon! My last round at one of the toughest courses in my area, I hit 11/14 Fairways, and the 3 that didn’t were still in play with decent approach shots from the rough. Feels so good to have so much confidence in my Driver, and feel like it gives me a chance to beat my buddies whenever I roll up to the course!! ????

You can read what other golfers are saying about the Rogue ST Max driver in the GolfWRX forums, and see our launch piece here.

Join the discussion about the best driver of 2022 in the forums.



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Whats in the Bag

J.T. Poston’s winning WITB: 2022 John Deere Classic



Driver: Titleist TSR3 (9 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana BF 60 TX

3-wood: Titleist TS2 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD IZ 7 X

Hybrid: Titleist TS2 (19 degrees, 0.75 degrees upright)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI Hybrid 95 X

Irons: Titleist T100s (3), Titleist T100 (5-9)
Shafts: Project X 6.5

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (46-10F, 50-12F, 56-10S, 60-04L)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron GoLo 5 Black Tour Prototype
Grip: Scotty Cameron Dancing Cameron

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

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Whats in the Bag

Preston Stanley WITB 2022 (July)



Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus (9 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 7 X

3-wood: TaylorMade M4 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 80 TX

Irons: Srixon ZX (2), Srixon ZX7 (4-5), Srixon Z-Forged (6-PW)
Shafts: Graphite Design Tour AD DI Hybrid Orange 95 X (2), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (4-PW)

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore (50-10 Mid, 54-10 Mid, 58-10 Mid)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 (50-54), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Spinner Wedge (58)

Putter: L.A.B. Golf Directed Force 2.1

Grips: Golf Pride MCC

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