The surprising Callaway Fusion driver

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  • Lip1337Lip1337  456Members Posts: 456
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    Here it is!!!!



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    Callaway XR16 Pro 9* PX EvenFlow Black
    Callaway BB Fusion 3W EvenFlow Blue or Callaway x2hot Hybrid 16* Aldila Tour Green
    Callaway X Forged UT 18* PX EvenFlow Black 85
    Callaway Rogue Pro 4-PW KBS Tour V110
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 Black 50*/55*/60* KBS Tour V110
    Odyssey ProType Tour Series #2 36"
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  • puresurfrpuresurfr  2078Members Posts: 2,078
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    Ok, it probably won't beat out my Fusion but i have equipped both my 2016 M2 tour issue head and my Rogue Subzero head with Accra FZ 455 and I'm gonna test them over 8 rounds in palm Springs. Flight leaves in an hour with first course testing at Firecliffs !



    Played my Rogue at MPCC last Thursday but it was not a good test due to adverse weather but with rain and 25mph winds, the fusion was still absolutely perfect.
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  • puresurfrpuresurfr  2078Members Posts: 2,078
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    Update.....its a close race.....after 4 rounds, im slowly moving towards the Rogue....The fusion feels better and sounds better and has more control but the Rogue SZ seems to be longer and forgiveness seems quite similar
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  • Lip1337Lip1337  456Members Posts: 456
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    What distance difference do you see?
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    Callaway XR16 Pro 9* PX EvenFlow Black
    Callaway BB Fusion 3W EvenFlow Blue or Callaway x2hot Hybrid 16* Aldila Tour Green
    Callaway X Forged UT 18* PX EvenFlow Black 85
    Callaway Rogue Pro 4-PW KBS Tour V110
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 Black 50*/55*/60* KBS Tour V110
    Odyssey ProType Tour Series #2 36"
  • puresurfrpuresurfr  2078Members Posts: 2,078
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    im seeing about 5-10 yards on average, nothing eye opening but after 4 rounds it is definitely there.....I know the spin rates of each, so im wondering if its just a larger sweet spot on the Rogue.....To be fair though, my hit pattern on the Rogue is really tight......both are in the bag now as 1 and 2.....today is the first day though that the Fusion stays at the hotel.....
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  • Puttersaurus RexPuttersaurus Rex one swing at a time  663Members Posts: 663
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    puresurfr wrote:


    im seeing about 5-10 yards on average, nothing eye opening but after 4 rounds it is definitely there.....I know the spin rates of each, so im wondering if its just a larger sweet spot on the Rogue.....To be fair though, my hit pattern on the Rogue is really tight......both are in the bag now as 1 and 2.....today is the first day though that the Fusion stays at the hotel.....




    Any updates? I am looking forward to finally testing my fusion outdoors in the next three weeks.
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  • puresurfrpuresurfr  2078Members Posts: 2,078
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    yep, the Rogue is still in the top spot in the bag right now but the Fusion is still calling me daily to take it out.....at the end of the day, im not sure if the extra 5-10 yards is worth it.......the Fusion always had me in play and the Rogue has 1-2 errant shots per round. Im gonna keep a close eye on this matchup.....I like the extra yards for bragging rights but its probably costing me a stroke per round right now.
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  • johnnythundersjohnnythunders  1744ClubWRX Posts: 1,744
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    My confusion driver is still king. Finished my club champion fitting. Most consistent, longest carry, longest distance, still the champ, tried rogue, rogue draw, rogue sz, Ping this and ping that, m3 and m4, pxgeee and Mizuno that. Even used almost the same shaft Diamana RF while I use a r.



    Closest club which was a few yards less but just as consistent was ping g400 last which was a big surprise.



    I’m an old guy with a slow swing speed but lighter shafts went nowhere even the tpt $600. I need some weight especially 200-205 in the head.



    I have the standard fusion 10.5, heavy weight, d and s setting, 45.5 with midsize and Diamana r series.



    Track man really helped me find out swing issues, I have a slight outside in and am in the -1 to 0 angle of attack with around 2900-3100 spin which was lower than all the other lower spin type head accept the ping lst.



    So no new driver, just work on the swing.



    Confusion is the king, long live the king
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    2019bag Big Bertha Fusion 10.5 Fuji evo 661 Stiff, Mizuno st190 5 atmos red 6 regular,  Epic flash 7 Fujikura xlr8 Regular, Rogue 11 fairway wood with Wishon s2s 85 gram black regular, Epic Flash Hybrid 6,  Mizuno 919 fli hi 6/7 kbs tour 90 regular, 8/9, PW Cobra F-max one length smacwrap 780 regular, Pw/Gw Mizuno  919 forged gold dynamic 95 regular, Mizuno s18 56 wedge gold dynamic regular, Toulon Austin, Ball Bridgestone b rx
  • puresurfrpuresurfr  2078Members Posts: 2,078
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    My confusion driver is still king. Finished my club champion fitting. Most consistent, longest carry, longest distance, still the champ, tried rogue, rogue draw, rogue sz, Ping this and ping that, m3 and m4, pxgeee and Mizuno that. Even used almost the same shaft Diamana RF while I use a r.



    Closest club which was a few yards less but just as consistent was ping g400 last which was a big surprise.



    I'm an old guy with a slow swing speed but lighter shafts went nowhere even the tpt $600. I need some weight especially 200-205 in the head.



    I have the standard fusion 10.5, heavy weight, d and s setting, 45.5 with midsize and Diamana r series.



    Track man really helped me find out swing issues, I have a slight outside in and am in the -1 to 0 angle of attack with around 2900-3100 spin which was lower than all the other lower spin type head accept the ping lst.



    So no new driver, just work on the swing.



    Confusion is the king, long live the king




    Its always best to be confused !
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  • Z4ParZ4Par  439Members Posts: 439
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    I THINK I had another 5 yards with the Fusion AT TIMES on mishits.



    However, with my Rogue Draw the biggest thing I've noticed is better feedback and feel on all shots whereas at times the Fusion was lacking in this department. Don't get me wrong, I still like the Fusion. At this point I prefer the Rogue Draw though.
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    Callaway Rogue Draw Driver (10 Degrees) 9 Degree setup at +1, Neutral Setting - Aldila Synergy 50 (60 Grams) Stiff - Standard
    Callaway Rogue 4 Wood (17 Degrees) - Aldila Synergy 60 (68 Grams) Stiff - Standard
    Callaway Rogue 3 Hybrid (19 Degrees), 4 Hybrid (21 Degrees), 5 Hybrid (24 Degrees) - Aldila Synergy 60 (75 Grams) Stiff - Standard
    Titleist 718 AP3 6 Iron (28 Degrees) through PW (43 Degrees) and Wedge (48 Degrees) - AMT Black S300 - Standard
    Titleist SM6 - 52 Degree F Grind 8 Degree Bounce and 56 Degree F Grind 14 Degree Bounce - Project X 6.0 - Standard
    2018 TaylorMade Spider Tour Red Sightline
    Titleist AVX
  • grishamgrisham  435Members Posts: 435
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    I have an extra 12 gram weight. I’m looking for a 5 gram. PM me if your interested in trading.
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  • jbandalojbandalo  120Members Posts: 120
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    Just went back to the Fusion after some bad rounds with my Epic. Nice to see fairways again.
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    DRIVER - PING G400 MAX 10.5
    FAIRWAY WOODS - CALLAWAY FUSION 3 & 5
    HYBRIDS - CALLAWAY BIG BERTHA 3 & 4
    IRONS - MIZUNO JPX919 HOT METAL 5-PW
    WEDGES - CLEVELAND CBX2 52, 56 & 60
    PUTTER - SCOTTY CAMERON NEWPORT 2
    BALL - TITLEIST PRO V1X
    BAG - PING PIONEER
    CART - CLICGEAR 3.5+
    RANGEFINDER - BUSHNELL PRO X2
  • 95124hacker95124hacker Rare putter collection  1325Members Posts: 1,325
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    Picked one up from Callaway Pre Owned, purely due to this thread, LOL!



    Played 9 holes last Sunday, and yes, I may have found my gamer for the year...



    Switched out the Diamana M+ with an Oban Devotion 6X.
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    ‘17 M2 “K serial” 10.5* turned down a notch, Fujikura Pro Tour Spec 63S
    '16 M1 3HL (17*), Fujikura Pro 70S
    King F7 2-3 (19*), Fujikura Pro 75h, S
    R15 Black 4h (21*), Fujikura Speeder Evolution 77, R
    '09 Yamaha Inpres X V-Forged Tourmodel 4-PW, Roddio Pentacross I-10, S
    Cleveland RTX-3 V-MG 52* & 58*
    Odyssey WHP CSM 400g
    Ball: Performing validation testing of the M G S test
  • puresurfrpuresurfr  2078Members Posts: 2,078
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    Picked one up from Callaway Pre Owned, purely due to this thread, LOL!



    Played 9 holes last Sunday, and yes, I may have found my gamer for the year...



    Switched out the Diamana M+ with an Oban Devotion 6X.




    I know you are quite the JDM enthusiast.....the Ryoma Maxima compares favorably to the Fusion
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  • jeffrey rjeffrey r  2079Members Posts: 2,079
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    I am having much better success with the Rogue Draw than I ever had with the Fusion (I tried different weights, different shafts, etc.). I really wanted the Fusion to work, but it never clicked with me. Despite it being early in my season and my game being rough around the edges, I am hitting many more fairways with the Rogue Draw. YMMV.
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    Callaway GBB Epic Driver 13.5*, Fujikura Pro 62 R
    Callaway GBB Epic 3 Wood and Heavenwood, Project X HZRDUS T800 65 R
    Callaway 2019 Big Bertha 4, 5 and 6 Hybrids, Recoil ZT9 R
    Ping G400 Irons 7-UW, AWT 2.0 S
    Mizuno S18 SW (55/9) and LW (59/9), DG Wedge
    Scotty Cameron 009-M Putter
  • 95124hacker95124hacker Rare putter collection  1325Members Posts: 1,325
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    puresurfr wrote:



    Picked one up from Callaway Pre Owned, purely due to this thread, LOL!



    Played 9 holes last Sunday, and yes, I may have found my gamer for the year...



    Switched out the Diamana M+ with an Oban Devotion 6X.




    I know you are quite the JDM enthusiast.....the Ryoma Maxima compares favorably to the Fusion




    Have a D-1 Premia that should be similar due to the design but I couldn’t hit it as straight so I gave up.
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    ‘17 M2 “K serial” 10.5* turned down a notch, Fujikura Pro Tour Spec 63S
    '16 M1 3HL (17*), Fujikura Pro 70S
    King F7 2-3 (19*), Fujikura Pro 75h, S
    R15 Black 4h (21*), Fujikura Speeder Evolution 77, R
    '09 Yamaha Inpres X V-Forged Tourmodel 4-PW, Roddio Pentacross I-10, S
    Cleveland RTX-3 V-MG 52* & 58*
    Odyssey WHP CSM 400g
    Ball: Performing validation testing of the M G S test
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  • puresurfrpuresurfr  2078Members Posts: 2,078
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    The newer Maxima is much more forgiving and seems to only want to go straight.....Fusion is a great driver as well !
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  • sphna12dsphna12d  537Members Posts: 537
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    The Fusion is going nowhere. Today reminded me why I have it in the bag and will hopefully prevent me from straying this season. I may be giving up a few yards but this driver is just giving me such confidence right now. Even when the rest of my game is falling apart, I can still hit fairways and hit it out there longer than any max forgiving driver I've ever tried.
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  • lil'mikelil'mike  1298Members Posts: 1,298
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    I just got this Fusion driver head a short time ago but haven't been able to hit it yet since it is snowing again! It is good to read some reviews on here about it. I did do a search for reviews but mostly found where folks were saying it hits too high!



    I can't wait to try it and see how it compares to my XR16 Pro driver!
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  • Lip1337Lip1337  456Members Posts: 456
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    lil wrote:


    I just got this Fusion driver head a short time ago but haven't been able to hit it yet since it is snowing again! It is good to read some reviews on here about it. I did do a search for reviews but mostly found where folks were saying it hits too high!



    I can't wait to try it and see how it compares to my XR16 Pro driver!




    I switched from the XR16 pro to the fusion!

    I am not shorter, I am straighter, I am happier!



    Got the #1 #3 and #5 Fusion in the bag right now and they are MONEY!
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    Callaway XR16 Pro 9* PX EvenFlow Black
    Callaway BB Fusion 3W EvenFlow Blue or Callaway x2hot Hybrid 16* Aldila Tour Green
    Callaway X Forged UT 18* PX EvenFlow Black 85
    Callaway Rogue Pro 4-PW KBS Tour V110
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 Black 50*/55*/60* KBS Tour V110
    Odyssey ProType Tour Series #2 36"
  • AnserAnser  2221ClubWRX Posts: 2,221
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    Along these lines, I'd say the Ft-3 is as long as anything today when hit well - on the toe on the other hand... image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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    TM M4 3HL, 5 HL, Tour AD IZ 7s
    Cleveland Hibore Xli 3,4,5
    TM 790 6-AW, Project X LZ 6.0
    Cleveland RTX 54/58
    TaylorMade HiToe 64
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  • lil'mikelil'mike  1298Members Posts: 1,298
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    Lip1337 wrote:

    lil wrote:


    I just got this Fusion driver head a short time ago but haven't been able to hit it yet since it is snowing again! It is good to read some reviews on here about it. I did do a search for reviews but mostly found where folks were saying it hits too high!



    I can't wait to try it and see how it compares to my XR16 Pro driver!




    I switched from the XR16 pro to the fusion!

    I am not shorter, I am straighter, I am happier!



    Got the #1 #3 and #5 Fusion in the bag right now and they are MONEY!




    That is good to know but it is gonna be hard to replace my XR16 Pro as it is a sweet club! I hope the Fusion can give me at least the same results as I have hopes for it. I wouldn't mind getting the FW's too if I can find a great deal on them sometime but I am extremely happy with my Steelhead XR 4wd and 4H right now!
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  • lil'mikelil'mike  1298Members Posts: 1,298
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    Just curious but is anyone using a different weight in their's compared to the stock 5g with the longer shaft or the 12g with a shorter shaft?
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  • puresurfrpuresurfr  2078Members Posts: 2,078
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    UPDATE : Ok those extra few yards with the Rogue SZ was really fun but back to real golf and the Fusion is squarely back in the bag, I'm currently still experimenting with the Ryoma Maxima because that is a awesome driver as well, but the Fusion is definitely my gamer in USDM drivers.
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  • puresurfrpuresurfr  2078Members Posts: 2,078
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    lil wrote:


    Just curious but is anyone using a different weight in their's compared to the stock 5g with the longer shaft or the 12g with a shorter shaft?




    I bought a Callaway 14g weight and was surprised that it did not fit....it appears the Fusion weights are not the normal weights that Cally uses on pretty much everything else.
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  • lil'mikelil'mike  1298Members Posts: 1,298
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    puresurfr wrote:

    lil wrote:


    Just curious but is anyone using a different weight in their's compared to the stock 5g with the longer shaft or the 12g with a shorter shaft?




    I bought a Callaway 14g weight and was surprised that it did not fit....it appears the Fusion weights are not the normal weights that Cally uses on pretty much everything else.




    That sucks! I can't believe they don't use all the same weights. I too was hoping to play with the weighting some depending on what it does with the swingweight, etc. I was thinking of an 8g in place of the 5g with the same longer shaft to start with.
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  • RamminMoparRamminMopar Illinois 140Members Posts: 140
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    10.5 turned -1 neutral,12g and rougue max xstiff seem to work well so far and i might not regret trading in the g30ls lol
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  • lil'mikelil'mike  1298Members Posts: 1,298
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    10.5 turned -1 neutral,12g and rougue max xstiff seem to work well so far and i might not regret trading in the g30ls lol




    You have the 12g in a standard length shafted driver or the shorter one?
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  • RamminMoparRamminMopar Illinois 140Members Posts: 140
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    Mine came with a speeder 661 at 45.25 i didnt like it, got an epic pull rogue max that plays at 45 maybe a tad shorter and i like it much better.
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  • daralikedaralike  244Members Posts: 244
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    puresurfr wrote:

    lil wrote:


    Just curious but is anyone using a different weight in their's compared to the stock 5g with the longer shaft or the 12g with a shorter shaft?




    I bought a Callaway 14g weight and was surprised that it did not fit....it appears the Fusion weights are not the normal weights that Cally uses on pretty much everything else.






    Can't remember which thread it was but I saw that the Epic Sub Zero fairway weights work in the Fusion. I bought a 12g off the bay recently and it fit perfectly.
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