Best Japanese Driver

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  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day.... Members Posts: 25,024 ✭✭
    johnnypro wrote:


    I'm totally sick of all the hype from TM, Callaway, PING, et al. I'm going back to JDM. Already have a Fourteen CT-112 that I will NEVER get rid of.



    Anyone have any experience with the Bridgestone Tour B line of drivers. Thinking about picking up a "3" model.






    Have had one in hand locally. Matching 3 wood is there too. I can get for a goood price. Are these JDM or us market ? Looks great. Other than I’m not crazy about the matte grey finish. Wish it were gloss black.
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  • FairwayFredFairwayFred Sponsors Posts: 3,980 ✭✭

    johnnypro wrote:


    I'm totally sick of all the hype from TM, Callaway, PING, et al. I'm going back to JDM. Already have a Fourteen CT-112 that I will NEVER get rid of.



    Anyone have any experience with the Bridgestone Tour B line of drivers. Thinking about picking up a "3" model.






    Have had one in hand locally. Matching 3 wood is there too. I can get for a goood price. Are these JDM or us market ? Looks great. Other than I’m not crazy about the matte grey finish. Wish it were gloss black.




    JDM is gloss black w fixed hosel.



    US market has same driver but matte grey w hosel adapter.



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  • KCCOKCCO Members Posts: 1,870 ✭✭
    For the most part, even the OEM’s popular in the states have a more refined line available on JDM market (Mizuno being one of the better with offerings I have yet to figure out why we don’t get in the states, without jumping through hoops). Take a look at what tourspecgolf has to offer from other companies making beautiful equipment rarely seen in states. Have seen so many nice wedge and iron offerings, yet to really look into drivers, but I do believe the pricing has to do with where they are forged, tighter tolerances, and just a bit more cleaner finished product from what I’ve seen. Just my opinion.
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  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day.... Members Posts: 25,024 ✭✭


    johnnypro wrote:


    I'm totally sick of all the hype from TM, Callaway, PING, et al. I'm going back to JDM. Already have a Fourteen CT-112 that I will NEVER get rid of.



    Anyone have any experience with the Bridgestone Tour B line of drivers. Thinking about picking up a "3" model.






    Have had one in hand locally. Matching 3 wood is there too. I can get for a goood price. Are these JDM or us market ? Looks great. Other than I’m not crazy about the matte grey finish. Wish it were gloss black.




    JDM is gloss black w fixed hosel.



    US market has same driver but matte grey w hosel adapter.






    Palms face in disgust. Of course the JDM one is black and fixed. Lol. What was I thinking. !?
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    Cameron GSS 009 1.5 tungsten sole weights, sound slot
  • st_pedrost_pedro Members Posts: 73 ✭✭
    Driver PRGR RS-F
    Callaway Flash Triple Diamond Subzero 10.5* Tensei Blue CK Pro 6TX or TourAD GP6X
    Callaway Flash Subzero 15* Tensei Orange 7X or TourAD iZ7X
    Callaway Apex Hybrid 20 TourAD DI 95X
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    *back up set
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  • boycer11boycer11 ClubWRX Posts: 3,444 ClubWRX
    st_pedro wrote:


    Driver PRGR RS-F




    Just curious for more details.



    Why Do you think it's the best?



    What can you compare it to? How is launch and forgiveness?
    Ping G400 max tensei orange pro
    Callaway epic flash sz 3 wood
    Ping g400 5 wd rogue black 7s
    ping g410 tensei hybrid
    Epon 705 5-aw limited black kbs flt matte black/Callaway Apex 2019 combo
    miura limited black tour 2018 54/58
    taylormade jdm itsy bitsy spider
    ping hoofer
    tp5x
  • MBBGMBBG Members Posts: 1,447 ✭✭
    Is that the one that was ruled non conforming?
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  • BigarchBigarch Posts: 492 ✭✭
    Takuma Sato?
    • Driver - Taylormade 2016 M1 10.5* Matrix White Tie 55
    • Fairway - Adams Fairway Blue 16* Stock Slim Tech Stiff
    • Hybrid - Cobra Bio Cell 3-4 Fujikura S +.5"
    • 4-GW- Cleveland TA7 FST 90 Shafts with Sensicores
    • Wedges - 54, 59 Cleveland 588 RTX 588 Apollo MatchFlex +1"
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  • 4rheel4rheel OC, CaliforniaMembers Posts: 1,784 ✭✭
    Sorry to resurrect an old thread but just got one of these to try out. What a great driver! Deep face and wonderful looking at address. I'm actually surprised it doesn't set closed but then again the "F" model must be for higher swing speeds. I have the stock SX-flex model by Mitsubishi Chemical and even though it is a sub 60g shaft, it seems anti-left and real lively feeling.



    Anyone else have one of these and getting good results?



    And the model that had issues with being non-conforming was the older Prototype (2016) model. The one St_Pedro posted a pic of is the 2017 model and the same one I'm trying out.
  • BarracudaBarracuda Members Posts: 520 ✭✭
    I got the new one, Diamana stiff shaft. I really like this driver. Looks great, goes long and is very forgiving.


    4rheel wrote:
    Sorry to resurrect an old thread but just got one of these to try out. What a great driver! Deep face and wonderful looking at address. I'm actually surprised it doesn't set closed but then again the "F" model must be for higher swing speeds. I have the stock SX-flex model by Mitsubishi Chemical and even though it is a sub 60g shaft, it seems anti-left and real lively feeling.



    Anyone else have one of these and getting good results?



    And the model that had issues with being non-conforming was the older Prototype (2016) model. The one St_Pedro posted a pic of is the 2017 model and the same one I'm trying out.
  • Bogey LondonBogey London Mr. Members Posts: 291 ✭✭
    I've been playing many JDM drivers, from Masda, JBeam, to Honma, etc. But now I stick with PRGR Super-Egg Long Specs non-conforming version. It provides an extremely long shot, very forgiving, nice sound off the face. However, it is quite expensive compared to US brands as it costs more than $1000 a stick.
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  • ian-500ian-500 Members Posts: 646 ✭✭
    ian-500 wrote:


    Loved all of the Yamaha Inpres XV heads I've tried except the 2013, jBEAM have been hit and miss. Loved the 535 but didn't like the ZY-11. I have a ZY-7 in for testing.......

    Kamui Works are great too. I didn't get on with the Ryoma D1 V-Spec.




    ZY-7 was no longer than my Cally GBB and less forgiving. My jBEAM Glorious however is ok for distance but very forgiving. Should be staying in the bag for the winter season.
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  • Kingcat990Kingcat990 European Tailored Golf Socks Members Posts: 3,807 ✭✭
    Interesting. The ZY7 is a beautiful driver. I started to hunt one down until I kept finding reviews saying that it was a demanding head. Your statement echo's the others.
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  • Swisstrader98Swisstrader98 Members Posts: 3,511 ✭✭
    From my own personal experience, the JDM irons are absolutely superior to their counterparts. However, I’ve tried a number of Japanese drivers and they just don’t have the same distance as US brands and crazy expensive on top of that.
  • 03trdblack03trdblack ClubWRX Posts: 1,831 ClubWRX
    Has anyone had any experience with the JBEAM BM Premium 450 driver head?
  • masliemaslie Members Posts: 235 ✭✭
    03trdblack wrote:


    Has anyone had any experience with the JBEAM BM Premium 450 driver head?




    I have one, but i got to much shaft in it so it's in the bench. Setup up remind me of exotic cb4 tour but with better impact feel - similar but hotter face. Good great head- 195gr weight. The hybrid is in the bag though.

    If someone looking for "meaty" deep impact feel then you should try Docus.
    Driver -
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    Fw -
    #3 Cally Legacy'10 - Diamana R.
    #5 Rbz stg1 tour TP std Rul.
    #7 Cleaveland Launcher 1st gen std Fuji gold.
    Irons -
    #4-Hy JBeam.
    #5-Pw Romaro Ray H modus 120.
    Wedges -
    52 & 58 Fourteen Rm 12 std Dg.
    Putter -
    Masda studio 1.
  • Swisstrader98Swisstrader98 Members Posts: 3,511 ✭✭
    maslie wrote:

    03trdblack wrote:


    Has anyone had any experience with the JBEAM BM Premium 450 driver head?




    I have one, but i got to much shaft in it so it's in the bench. Setup up remind me of exotic cb4 tour but with better impact feel - similar but hotter face. Good great head- 195gr weight. The hybrid is in the bag though.

    If someone looking for "meaty" deep impact feel then you should try Docus.




    I love these descriptions and something you only hear about JDM drivers. Sounds like you’re describing a fine wine😂
  • JMH1220JMH1220 Posts: 586 ✭✭
    How about Epon drivers? Anyone here try one?
  • corkycorky Members Posts: 2,858
    Still playing an af103....no better feeling club(for me) out there. Have heard the 105 is not quite as soft, but have not tried any of the adjustable drivers.



    Hoping they bring something new to market....just because.
  • Swisstrader98Swisstrader98 Members Posts: 3,511 ✭✭
    JMH1220 wrote:


    How about Epon drivers? Anyone here try one?




    I’m a big Epon fan of Epon irons for 10+ years. However, I’ve owned a couple of their drivers and unfortunately, just about any US manufacturer beat them by quite a bit on yardage.
  • ian-500ian-500 Members Posts: 646 ✭✭
    edited Dec 4, 2018 #53
    Having now played a few games with a couple of new to me JDM drivers, the OnOff Type-S from 2012 and the jBEAM Glorious from 2014, both are longer than a previous stalwart of mine, Callaway GBB, which itself was equally as long as a jBEAM ZY-7! Both the Type-S and Glorious are as near as **** it as long as my all time distance record holder, Callaway XR16 Sub Zero (GBB and SZ had the exact same shaft) but both are more forgiving, especially the Glorious which.......is Glorious image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> It's 10.5* loft and launches lower than the 9.5* XR16 SZ. Must be the shaft!!
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    Callaway Rogue 19 Tour Issue + Tour AD IZ 8s.
    Adams Pro 23 Tour Issue + Tour AD UT95x
    Adams DHY Pro 27 + Irod 105x.
    Adams XTD Forged Tour Issue 6i - GW + Recoil Prototype 125F5.
    Adams XTD Forged SW/LW + KBS Hi-Rev x.
    SeeMore SB1, Accra FX300, Garsen.
  • BSchwarzkoffBSchwarzkoff Members Posts: 24 ✭✭
    Hopefully this will be the best driver that ever came from Japan
  • jayinny10jayinny10 Members Posts: 2
    The number one driver is Muziik driver head!
  • ian-500ian-500 Members Posts: 646 ✭✭


    Hopefully this will be the best driver that ever came from Japan




    That's a beast. Tell us how it goes. Must have cost a small fortune with that shaft ��
    Cobra F9 9* + Tour AD IZ 7x.
    Callaway Rogue SZ 15 Tour Issue + Tour AD IZ 7x.
    Callaway Rogue 19 Tour Issue + Tour AD IZ 8s.
    Adams Pro 23 Tour Issue + Tour AD UT95x
    Adams DHY Pro 27 + Irod 105x.
    Adams XTD Forged Tour Issue 6i - GW + Recoil Prototype 125F5.
    Adams XTD Forged SW/LW + KBS Hi-Rev x.
    SeeMore SB1, Accra FX300, Garsen.
  • LionGolferLionGolfer Members Posts: 1,289 ✭✭
    jayinny10 wrote:


    The number one driver is Muziik driver head!




    A sweeping statement of truth. It's great that it works for you.
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  • FairwayFredFairwayFred Sponsors Posts: 3,980 ✭✭


    Hopefully this will be the best driver that ever came from Japan




    Very interested to see your review....
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  • BSchwarzkoffBSchwarzkoff Members Posts: 24 ✭✭
    Unfortunately I live in Shelby Township, Michigan and will not be playing until February or March when I visit family in Florida. The club looks fantastic though. Thinking of purchasing JBeam all titanium fairways too. Have heard nothing but good things about the quality of JBeam products.
  • jorgegm022jorgegm022 ClubWRX Posts: 60 ClubWRX
    edited Dec 12, 2018 #60
    Grandista RS-D! Quality Titanium build and LONG!



    It made #1 on the Tourspec Golf list : https://www.tourspecgolf.com/japanese-golf-club-rankings/
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  • Swisstrader98Swisstrader98 Members Posts: 3,511 ✭✭
    jorgegm022 wrote:


    Grandista RS-D! Quality Titanium build and LONG!



    It made #1 on the Tourspec Golf list : https://www.tourspecgolf.com/japanese-golf-club-rankings/




    If it’s #1 on Tourspec golf’s list, I am out. Those guys are clueless😬
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