The surprising Callaway Fusion driver

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  • 03trdblack03trdblack ClubWRX Posts: 1,866 ClubWRX

    @nsxguy said:
    Boyz and girls, I believe the Fusion is now officially relegated to the backup bag. OK, the closet since I don't keep a backup bag. LOL

    Had a really good 2.5 years run with it though. Best driver I ever owned. 'Til now ?

    After much testing of all the new drivers I've settled on the Epic Flash Sub Zero, 10.5 with Hzrdus Yellow 63 gr, 6.0 at 44.75" (had the Black in my Fusion).

    Getting pretty much exactly what the sim was showing me. The sim testing showed the spin rate lower and the carry further (about 10 yards on average). And while we don't get much roll out in SoFla no matter what time of year it appears there seems to be a bit more roll out as well.

    The club overall has a little bit heftier feel to it as well and i think my swing has stabilized a bit. I'd occasionally get into a little trouble with the lighter feeling/swinging Fusion and get out of sync (the Fusion usually saved me though LOL).

    Played with the EFSZ about 6 rounds now. First 4 were excellent, then 1 bad one, and today, another very good one.

    The King is dead. Long live the King !!!

    You'll be back...

  • platgofplatgof platgof ClubWRX Posts: 1,509 ClubWRX

    I tried the 44 1/2" driver and it was okay after I made adjustments, but no adjustments needed with the 45" driver. For some reason 45 and 12 gram are money. I was pulling it left with the 44 1/2. That is with a 16 gram weight, maybe 12 would be better, but the 45 is just plain awesome!!

    GBB Fusion HT 13.5
    F9 5-6 WD
    F9 7-8 WD
    OS 5 & 6 Hybrid
    CF16 5-PW
    Glide AW, SW, LW
    TM Spider Pro Red C/S
    B330RX
  • ninjabninjab Members Posts: 128 ✭✭

    Fusion still in my bag, 9.5 set to +2. 45" 12gm wt with Diamana M+ Red Stiff.

  • johnnythundersjohnnythunders ClubWRX Posts: 1,709 ✭✭

    Fusion is still in the bag at 10.5 with 14 gram weight playing a 45 but with Venus 5 regular replacing the Fuji evo 661 III Stiff but it is seriously being challenged by the Mizuno st 190 with Fuji evo V 661 Stiff-Regular flex.

    My old cobra encore lasted 3 years in the bag before the fusion replaced it.

    Sooner or later it will be replaced but great club.

    2019bag<br />Mizuno ST 190g with Fuji evo 3 661 stiff <br /> Mizuno st190 3/5<br />hybrids Rogue x 5,6,7<br>Cobra f-max Smackwrap one length 7-gw,Speedback one length sand wedg<br />Toulon Austin <br />Ball Prov1 x or Bridgestone b x
  • jeffrey rjeffrey r Members Posts: 2,049 ✭✭

    @johnnythunders said:
    Sooner or later it will be replaced but great club.

    Lol, I'm not so sure (on the replacing), so I've bought a backup of my set-up. Being on or close to the fairway off the tee this year with the BB Fusion has been big for my scores and enjoyment. It wasn't fun for me, or my playing partners, spraying the ball off the tee. Much more enjoyable being in a good position. And I am not hitting it short--this still gets it out there. There will always be the latest and greatest, and a few yards to grab, but I am probably good staying where I am. YMMV.

    Callaway Big Bertha Fusion Heavy Driver 13.5*, UST Recoil ES 450 S
    Ping G400 SFT 3 and 5 Woods, Alta CB 65 S
    Ping G400 3 and 5 Hybrids, Alta CB 70 S
    Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal Irons 6-AW, Nippon Modus Tour 105 S
    Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal SW and LW, Nippon Modus 105 Wedge
    Scotty Cameron Concept 2.5 GSS Insert Putter 34"
  • platgofplatgof platgof ClubWRX Posts: 1,509 ClubWRX

    My driving today was the best ever with the Fusion 13.5 @45" and 12 gram weight. I was way out there on some drives, stupid long for me. It made for a very fun day and low scores.

    GBB Fusion HT 13.5
    F9 5-6 WD
    F9 7-8 WD
    OS 5 & 6 Hybrid
    CF16 5-PW
    Glide AW, SW, LW
    TM Spider Pro Red C/S
    B330RX
  • gioguy21gioguy21 NJMembers Posts: 7,621 ✭✭

    i fit my buddy for one of these; 9* head with HZRDUS Black 63g 6.5 tipped 1", playing 45.25" with some lead tape added parallel to the face (about 5g worth) . he absolutely pounds the thing and hasn't hit it as straight or long in his life.

    this was hands down the most underrated driver for callaway in a long time.

    Epic Flash SZ / 9* (set N/S) / Fuji Pro 2.0 TS 6X tipped 1.25"
    Epic Flash SZ / 3+ (set -1/N) / HZRDUS Smoke Black 75g 6.5 tipped 2"
    Epic Flash / 5 (set N/S) / BF 90TX Tipped 1.75"
    718 T-MB 2I / PX Flighted 7.0
    785 / 3-PW / PX 7.0
    RTX4 / 52, 59 / DG S400
    Piretti Tour 801R / 35.5" OR Kombi-S / 35.5"

  • rstlnerstlne AEIOU and sometimes Y West CoastClubWRX Posts: 208 ✭✭

    Shoot. I've been wanting the Srixon Z785 to work for me since testing it out at a demo day back in sept/oct 2018. The Srixon felt great off the face and during the demo day, it seemed like it was very consistent. I bought the driver off the Bay, played it for the last 4-5 months trying to make it work and it's still broken, lol. Hit some great shots when flushed, best distance ever type shots, but that's like 10% of the time maybe at most; I suck, but that's besides the point. I just can't get consistent with it. Today, put the trusty old set up back in the bag, BB Fusion with Paderson VMT shaft, and all those misses and headaches were gone! This setup, for me, just works magic. It maybe 10 yards or so shorter, based on potential, but the feel, and for me, probably the most important aspect of it all, the BB Fusion looks and feels perfect at address for me. I set up how it feels, look down, looks perfect, hit the ball. I had to do a lot of maneveuring with the Srixon (and Cobra f9 test drive) to make it feel and look 'right' at address for me. Guess no more cheating on the Fusion, renew the vows and time to run with it for the next 5 years+.

  • LONGBALL777LONGBALL777 Members Posts: 117 ✭✭

    I can't even imagine switching away from my Fusion, and I'm a club 'ho.

  • propmanpropman Members Posts: 1,739 ✭✭

    Switched out the stock recoil shaft and replaced it with a evenflow . Hitting more fairways and longer as well, Love the Fusion Heavy.

    15 hcp
  • platgofplatgof platgof ClubWRX Posts: 1,509 ClubWRX

    This driver is just plain forgiving. I mishit some, but I was mishitting everything, and the driver and woods were great.

    GBB Fusion HT 13.5
    F9 5-6 WD
    F9 7-8 WD
    OS 5 & 6 Hybrid
    CF16 5-PW
    Glide AW, SW, LW
    TM Spider Pro Red C/S
    B330RX
  • sfdoddsysfdoddsy Members Posts: 1,322 ✭✭

    Original poster back again.
    I tried to cheat on my Fusion with a Ping G400, a PXG 0811XF and then a Taylormade M4.
    None of them were any better on the course or on the monitor.
    And none of them sounded, felt or looked as good.
    So I sold them and bought yet another Fusion.
    Best driver since the R7 Superquad.

    Callaway Fusion Matrix
    Cobra F6 Baffler
    Ping G400 hybrid
    PXG irons
    PXG & Miura wedges
    Edel E3 putter
  • jeffrey rjeffrey r Members Posts: 2,049 ✭✭

    @sfdoddsy said:
    Original poster back again.
    I tried to cheat on my Fusion with a Ping G400, a PXG 0811XF and then a Taylormade M4.
    None of them were any better on the course or on the monitor.
    And none of them sounded, felt or looked as good.
    So I sold them and bought yet another Fusion.
    Best driver since the R7 Superquad.

    The OP, in the flesh... ;) Glad to see you're still on the Fusion train. It really is still that good. I've hit G400 SFT and Max, M2, M4, plenty of Cobras and the like. Even other Callaways--Rogue, Epic, etc. The Fusion is more forgiving, and has better sound and feel than most. Plus, it simply offers plenty of tweaking, with the shaft options (and loft and draw settings), and the ability to easily change the head-weight to account for shorter shafts, etc. I've picked up a number of different weights off ebay to have around.

    And the Fusion flat-out performs. The only driver that has really put it to the test for me is the G400 Max, which is such a good driver, but still doesn't quite put me in as many fairways as the Fusion, or keep me out of trouble as much as the Fusion. I've said before, that the 13.5* Fusion plays more like a 10.5* from other companies, maybe due to lower spin. And I have back-ups of the 13.5*. But I did recently pick up a 10.5* head to give it a run. Never know.

    Great driver.

    Callaway Big Bertha Fusion Heavy Driver 13.5*, UST Recoil ES 450 S
    Ping G400 SFT 3 and 5 Woods, Alta CB 65 S
    Ping G400 3 and 5 Hybrids, Alta CB 70 S
    Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal Irons 6-AW, Nippon Modus Tour 105 S
    Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal SW and LW, Nippon Modus 105 Wedge
    Scotty Cameron Concept 2.5 GSS Insert Putter 34"
  • propmanpropman Members Posts: 1,739 ✭✭

    Well the Heavy Fusion started misbehaving so it's back in the closet (temporarily). Just not hitting it as well as my modified Cobra Fly z.

    15 hcp
  • ewe8523ewe8523 Members Posts: 327 ✭✭

    Looking at this as a possibility for my dad. What are some shaft recommendations for someone who is 60 years old?

  • propmanpropman Members Posts: 1,739 ✭✭

    @ewe8523 said:
    Looking at this as a possibility for my dad. What are some shaft recommendations for someone who is 60 years old?

    What is your dad's swing like? I'm north of 60 and did not like the stock Recoil shaft. For me it was too light. I have a quick transition and needed a heavier shaft. Went with a Evenflow shaft I purchased from Callaway preowned.

    If your dad has a smooth swing the recoil might work.

    15 hcp
  • propmanpropman Members Posts: 1,739 ✭✭

    in fact if anyone is looking for the stock 450 f3 shaft, I have one I am willing to sell. Comes complete with the adapter. It's the 44.5 inch version.

    15 hcp
  • LONGBALL777LONGBALL777 Members Posts: 117 ✭✭

    I'm 65, have an 85 MPH driver SS, and the Recoil in stiff flex is perfect for me.

  • URStillAwayURStillAway 79 is ten better than 80 Members Posts: 951 ✭✭

    @ewe8523 said:
    Looking at this as a possibility for my dad. What are some shaft recommendations for someone who is 60 years old?

    I’m the same age. Swing speed in the high 80’s. Smooth transition. I find the stock Recoil shaft in Reg flex works great.

    Driver: Callaway BB Fusion 10.5 Reg
    FW's: BB Fusion 5w
    Hybrids: X2 Hot 3&4
    Irons: Ping G410 Reg Graphite 6-SW
    Wedges: Callaway MD3 56
    Handicap 9
    Putter: Zing2 BeCu among others
  • BigBuddhaBigBuddha Members Posts: 2

    I have a funky swing and a very heavy (but consistent) draw that seems to be corrected a bit by adjustments but it's been really hit or miss.
    I'm wondering how have other draw-drivers out there been approaching the adjustment procedure?
    If I just keep making slight adjustments at this rate it'll take me the whole year to start getting consistent drives.

  • makanuimakanui Members Posts: 4
    edited Jun 18, 2019 3:58pm #502

    I recently purchased an Epic Flash and initially it didn't replace my Fusion but as my swing has gotten better the Fusion is now in the back up bag. The Epic Flash is not as forgiving but definitely quite a bit longer. The fusion was one of the best drivers I have ever owned and I'll keep it as a back up as I feel if I ever have issues with hitting the fairway, I can drop it back into the bag with a high degree of confidence that I can hit fairways with it by sacrificing some yardage. A seriously under-rated club and prob the best cost/benefit driver out there.

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