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Today from the Forums: “True game-changing drivers from each company in the last decade?”



Today from the Forums, we delve into the topic of drivers from the last 10-years from major manufacturers which have had a game-changing effect. WRX member, PepsiDuck, asks fellow members: “Which drivers (over the last decade) really pushed the bar forward in driver performance? And do you think the latest batch of drivers will make the list?” Our members have been having their say.

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.

  • plim123: “2018-19 was probably the biggest collective leap forward in drivers. Ping G400, Titleist TS, Callaway Epic Flash, Cobra F9, Mizuno ST190 (although TM’s M1 was before). Before that, they were a lot of evolutions, not revolutions (Titleist 910-917, ping g10-g30, Callaway Raxr x to x hot to xr16, etc., and Cobra/Mizuno had barely any driver market share).”
  • Titleist84: “Overall biggest advances were adjustable heads for both weight and shafts, as well as maintaining distance on off-center hits.”
  • AmazinBlue: “For Taylormade, it’s to be the SLDR. It brought two major factors to the forefront ok not of custom fitting that is at the center of driver design today. 1. The low/forward CG ti allow for lower spin and higher launch to create greater carry. 2. The sliding moveable weight that has been the staple of TM drivers for years since and Callaway was so threatened they patented every “sliding” term used in describing a driver ever since. Overall the greatest invention was the adjustable hosel adapter, allowing fitters and consumers the opportunity to swap shafts in seconds and find the right shaft for a player, not just the shaft that comes standard.”
  • cardoustie: “TM510tp and 2016 m2. Ping has had multiple, Tisi Tec, original Rapture, g400. Titleist is 975d. Callaway, way back, the first big bertha. EVERYONE has one, ditto for Great Big Bertha and then Biggest Big Bertha. I ignored the ten years.”

Entire Thread: “True game-changing drivers from each company in the last decade?”

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  1. Craig

    Feb 7, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    There have been some pretty clear generations
    1. Wood drivers
    2. Metal drivers – TaylorMade Burner or Pittsburg Persimmon
    3. Oversize drivers (190cc +) – Big Bertha
    4a. Adjustable drivers – TaylorMade R7
    4b. Mega oversize drivers (300cc +) – Heaps of brands

    4a & 4b were around the same time, although you could argue the Biggest Big Bertha was the original mega oversize at 290cc.

    The introduction of Tour/Subzero drivers get honorable mention.

  2. Tom54

    Feb 7, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    I have to agree with the others about the R510TP that 757 speeder shaft was awesome and gorgeous with the red/chrome graphics. From what I remember was extremely pricey even by today’s standards.

  3. jgpl001

    Feb 7, 2020 at 6:28 am

    Ditto, same combo for me too

    R510TP with the 757 always brings a smile to my face, probably the biggest game changer I ever had back in the day

    Saying that the Original Great Big Bertha was a stunning leap forward at the time of its release and served me well for many years

  4. Moses

    Feb 6, 2020 at 6:28 pm

    The R510 TP was a game changer driver for me. I never hit a driver so long and accurate and it was the first time an OEM gave us a club with a true premium shaft in the legendary Fuji 757. Not so sure I agree with some of the other clubs mentioned above.

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