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What GolfWRXers are saying about carrying two drivers

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the merits of carrying two drivers after WRXer ‘golfer55082’ asked for feedback on the idea in our forum. Per ‘golfer55082’:

“Driver 1: regular driver, 45” long, regular loft, carry about 280 yards. Driver 2: long driver with 47-48” shaft, 7-8 degree loft. Carry about 300-310 yards, with 60-65 wide dispersion. Take out gap wedge to stay at 14 clubs. The long driver would only be used when the fairway is very open, and/or I feel it. I guess this must be a novice and borderline crazy idea. Would it work? I think if the long driver can cut me 1-2 strokes per round, it would well worth the reduction of gap wedge. Thoughts?”

Our members have been reacting to the strategy in our forums with plenty of interesting perspectives offered up.

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.

  • JingleJimbo: “I carry 2 Drivers: one a ‘standard’ 45” Rogue & 10.5* Loft.The 2nd a 15.5* 44* Bertha Fusion driver more akin to a 3-wood/ “thriver” (for Long par 3’s, or those narrow/short par 4’s where control is priority/ easier to hit a draw. ).”
  • Jwags: “I also play two drivers. One a Ping G410+ 10.5 45″ shaft. The second a Taylormade original one Mini driver 13.5 with 44.5″ shaft that I choke down on. My home course calls for certain shapes off the tee. I hit low draws with the Taylormade and forgiving fades with the Ping. I never hit 3 wood off the deck, so the mini is a longer 3 wood off the tee. Are you able to cover all your yardages with the 3 wedges and are you still playing a 3 wood? Maybe dump the 3 wood and get your gap wedge back.”
  • James the Hogan Fan: “You’re basically carrying a driver and 2-wood at that point, right? That used to be quite common; I’d expect it’s not that crazy, especially if you’re turning par 5’s from 3 shotters to 2 or driving the occasional par 4. I imagine you’d be able to work around the dropped gap wedge, especially by picking the driver that doesn’t leave you in the gap.”
  • Rapidcat: “I am also interested in this idea. What could be a suitable 2nd driver that can be ‘playable’ as a strong fairway metal, e.g. deeper face but enough weight low in the clubhead? Always feel more comfortable hitting a deeper face long club off the tee. If I could find such a 2nd driver, I would drop my 15 deg 3 wood (which I hit off the deck ok but don’t love it as a tee club) for this 2nd driver and play a 4 wood or lofted down 5 wood in a 43 or 42.5-inch shaft.”
  • uglande: “I think it’s a great idea. I have toyed with it. I have a mini-driver that I love, although it’s not in the bag at the moment. I like the idea of one driver set up as a shorter-shafted club with more of a high-draw bias and a standard length driver with more of a mid-power-fade setup. But given how important driving is, I think it makes total sense.”

Entire Thread: “Carrying two drivers?”

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  1. Dave Plemons

    Apr 27, 2020 at 6:21 pm

    Not a novel idea by any means. I remember Phil Mickelson using a two driver set up a few years back, with some success. I believe his were pretty much set up as one drew, the other faded. As someone in the original post comments stated, you are basically ising a 2 wood as the 2nd driver

    • Warren Stewart

      Jun 15, 2020 at 2:12 pm

      I too use a conventional driver and a mini; keeps me in fairways

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