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MEMBERS' CHOICE: What's the best driver of 2018?

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  • Germain00Germain00 Members Posts: 65
    My choice is the Titleist TS3. Long, no dispersion and very forgiving for a player's driver.
  • aquapigaquapig Advanced Members Posts: 174
    The amount of bull spit I read in this site is always good for a laugh.



    I mean really, you’re never going to meet 99% of the people who post on here so why try to impress people with loads of ****?



    The average swing speed with driver on tour is about 117 and the average on this site is about 120. Same goes for distances.



    Laughable at best, sad and pathetic at worst.
  • mcasella08mcasella08 Members Posts: 61 ✭✭
    Is the Cobra F9 the early favorite for 2019?
  • agoodmanmbkagoodmanmbk Advanced Members Posts: 393 ✭✭
    TS2
    Titleist TS2 Tensei Pro White 60
    Titleist TS2 14.25* HZRDUS Smoke Black 70
    PING G410 19* Tensei Pro Blue 80
    PING i210 4-UW Project X LZ
    PING Glide 2.0 Stealth 56*SS/60*SS
    TaylorMade Spider X Navy
    TaylorMade TP5
  • Captain Morgan Captain Morgan Advanced Members Posts: 691 ✭✭
    mcasella08 wrote:


    Is the Cobra F9 the early favorite for 2019?




    As my testing goes. I’d say yes.
    Sent from my iPhone using GolfWRX Mobile
  • gabeebegabeebe Advanced Members Posts: 103
    G400 Max, forgiving, long, accurate, and unbelievable!
  • James ColeJames Cole Members Posts: 59 ✭✭
    So the cobra F9 appears to beat the gmax ?
  • cjyner97cjyner97 Advanced Members Posts: 82 ✭✭
    I did not upgrade drivers this year, but the rogue sz and g400 lst were the best imo
    9* Epic Subzero
    Hzrdus Yellow stiff

    15* Rogue 3w
    Hzruds Yellow stiff

    17* 790 UDI
    Hzruds Black stiff

    MP 18 FLI HI 4
    Modus 105s

    5-PW 900 tour
    Modus 105s

    MD4 50, 54, 58
    DG S200

    TM Spider tour black
  • woods991woods991 ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 2,297 ClubWRX
    If can get your hands on a tour issue (real tour issue) m4 and compare that to any of the drivers, promise the m4 is a gem and had to beat.
    Signature of Solon CC
    Cobra Franken9 10.5 with Tour AD VR 6s playing at 44.75
    TEE XCG6 15* w/ Accra FX200F M4 (Stiff) 75g
    Titleist 917 f2 Diamana Thump 18 degree
    Titleist 718 Ap2 5~PW Steelfiber i80
    Callaway Tour Issue Hot Melt Apex 3 hybrid KK Silver 80
    Taylormade 50*, 55*, 60* Milled Grind Wedge Tour Only Nippon NS Pro WV 125S
    Evnroll er9 Superstroke ultra slim 1.0p 33”
  • charles1990rcharles1990r Golfer in the kingdom of scotland Members Posts: 1
    Play a m3 but the rogue was a little better dont care about distance just for workability and flight.
  • SwingManSwingMan SwingMan Advanced Members Posts: 6,800
    Isn't the most popular driver of 2018 - the G400 Max?



    I don't plan to change. Tired of getting accustomed to a new driver every year.
    "My swing is so bad, I look like a caveman killing his lunch" - Lee Trevino

    Bag: Ping G400 Max/TPT Golf Series 17 ● Exotics EX10 Beta 4, 5 wd ● PXG 0317 4H/Tensei CK Pro Red 70 ● Mizuno 919F 5-GW/Accra i80 ● Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 56ES, 60SS ●Evnroll ER8
  • jhp612jhp612 Members Posts: 4
    i have the 400max and Ts3 . love them both!
  • A_G GolfA_G Golf Advanced Members Posts: 91 ✭✭
    Ping G400 LST or the G400 series is the best driver that came out in 2018 hands down!
    Driver: Ping G400 LST, Hzurdus Yellow
    3- Wood: Cobra F8+, Hzurdus Black
    Irons: Mizuno JPX 919 Tour 3-PW, KBS Tour C-Taper X 130
    Wedges: Titiliest SM6 50* and 60*, Taylormade Spin Milled 56*
    Putter: Bettinardi BB1 (SummerLovin)
  • TnJohnTnJohn Advanced Members Posts: 82 ✭✭
    SwingMan wrote:


    Isn't the most popular driver of 2018 - the G400 Max?



    I don't plan to change. Tired of getting accustomed to a new driver every year.




    Same. I can't see myself getting a new driver anytime soon after using the G400 Max.
    Ping G400 Max
    Callaway Rogue 4 Wood

    Callaway XR 5 Wood
    Titleist 816H1 21*
    Titleist 816H1 25*
    Mizuno JPX-EZ Forged 6-PW
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 50* and 54*
    Callaway PM Grind 58*

    Callaway PM Grind 64*
    Bettinardi BB1
    Kirkland Signature 3 Piece
  • leftylamaleftylama Members Posts: 15
    A_G Golf wrote:


    Ping G400 LST or the G400 series is the best driver that came out in 2018 hands down!




    I've got the Ping G400 with Tour shaft. Have tried the G400max with the Tour shaft, Rogue, Cobra F8 and the M3. Not once has the G400 been beat.
  • pcedenspcedens Advanced Members Posts: 77
    DavePelz4 wrote:


    This thread has way more value than the GD Hot List. Thank you for putting this together!




    Thats the truth
  • jc88jc88 Members Posts: 5
    Not too surprised with these results. Thought the Titliest D2 would have a little bit more interest though.
  • lawsonmanlawsonman Advanced Members Posts: 5,090 ✭✭
    ****! It's a landslide win from Ping! I can't remember the last time I had no interest in getting a new and different driver. Well done Ping!
    Welcome to where dumb opinions are better than no opinion. :)

    Ping G400 9°
    Ping Anser 17,20,23,27 Hybrid
    Ping Iblade 6-PW
    Ping Glide 54,58ES
    Ping Ketsch Vault 2.0
    Ping DLX Bag
  • jimg22jimg22 ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 11 ClubWRX
    woods991 wrote:


    If can get your hands on a tour issue (real tour issue) m4 and compare that to any of the drivers, promise the m4 is a gem and had to beat.




    Just got one and it is very nice !!
    Taylor Made M4 10.5 Aldila Tour Red or Graphite Design AD 6 or ?? plug and play often :)
    Taylor Made M3 HL 3wd Aldila Tour Red
    Taylor Made M2 5 wd stock shaft
    Taylor Made M1 3H Matrix or Aldila Tour Red Hybrid
    Taylor Made M1 w/ UST Recoil 780 F4 5-PW
    Cleveland 52 RTX 3
    Cleveland 56 RTX 3
    Cleveland 60 RTX 4
    Scotty / Bettinardi putter
  • Jasoneparry999Jasoneparry999 Advanced Members Posts: 22
    g400 Max was first time I saw distance gains in a new driver since my Titleist since 915 d2
  • MilkyButterCutsMilkyButterCuts Advanced Members Posts: 630 ✭✭
    If my m3 keeps doing what it has been I'm going to be forced to buy a new one.. image/russian_roulette.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':russian_roulette:' />
  • willseowillseo Advanced Members Posts: 76 ✭✭
    I’m regretting selling my LST now after reading this post. Sometimes I get a little too trigger happy about selling my clubs.
    Mizuno ST190G 9.0 - Tensei PRO White 70 Stiff
    Ping G410 Crossover 2 iron - Accra 110i XStiff
    Mizuno JPX919 Hot Metal Pro 4 iron Project X LZ Graphite 6.0
    Mizuno JPX919 Forged 4-GW - Project X LZ 6.0
    Mizuno S18 Wedges 52-09 & 58-08 - Dynamic Gold S200
    Ping Glide 2.0 Steath 58-14 WS
    Wilson Infinite West Loop Putter
  • nuttinbutapeanutnuttinbutapeanut Members Posts: 63
    There were lots of great drivers in 2018. Ping Gmax, LST, f8, m3 m4 Rogues, etc etc. That being said I wanted either the Ping Gmax 400 or Callaway Rogue SZ. They seemed to be the two best for me. I'd say the Gmax is top dog but the prices haven't budged and nobody is selling them. Typical price well over $300 used which is a good thing (resale value). However I found a Rogue sz in excellent condition for $182. So i guess my vote is the Gmax but it's not in my bag.
  • hokiegolf09hokiegolf09 Members Posts: 42 ✭✭
    Titleist TS2.....couldn’t believe how forgiving on mishits.
  • jswjrjswjr Advanced Members Posts: 311 ✭✭
    The Ping 400LST has really worked out well for me even with my 90 mph ss.I just hit it so good that several guys in my group are now looking to get a LST
    Ping 400 LST 10*
    K15 3 & 5 woods
    Gmax 4-GW
    Ping M/B 54* & 60* wedges
    G5 Craz-e putter
    Titleist DT TruSoft
  • Ripper859Ripper859 Northern Kentucky / CincinnatiAdvanced Members Posts: 78 ✭✭
    Agreed. Ping G400 LST all the way.
  • szainoszaino Advanced Members Posts: 139 ✭✭
    Breezy-3- wrote:


    It's still the 2016 M2..




    I agree.
  • Double DodgerDouble Dodger Advanced Members Posts: 78 ✭✭
    pcedens wrote:

    DavePelz4 wrote:


    This thread has way more value than the GD Hot List. Thank you for putting this together!




    Thats the truth




    Maybe but this thread should be titled ‘Of the drivers you’ve hit, which did you like the best and what’s in your bag’. Most here won’t have any experience with 85% of the drivers on that list. Add in the biases some have about brand and their favorite pro and you get results that are highly subjective. In reality the absolute best driver of the year could be a Tour Edge, Xxio or Wilson and nobody would know....
  • tcutshaw1723tcutshaw1723 ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 76 ClubWRX
    aquapig wrote:


    The amount of bull spit I read in this site is always good for a laugh.



    I mean really, you're never going to meet 99% of the people who post on here so why try to impress people with loads of ****?



    The average swing speed with driver on tour is about 117 and the average on this site is about 120. Same goes for distances.



    Laughable at best, sad and pathetic at worst.


    If this site bothers you so much then why be here? I know some people like to embellish but that's on them not on you. This site is good for a laugh sure but it also has some good information and has become a go-to for me when I'm in the market for something (which happens too much according to my lady)
    LH Taylormade M5 Aldila ATX Tour Green Proto 60 tx
    LH Ping G stretch Kuro Kage XD x stiff tipped 1/2 in
    LH PXG 0317x 19 3h project x 6.5
    LH Miura CB no paintfill 4-PW project x catalyst 6.5
    LH 50, vokey sm5 black hand hammered, stamped and parts refinished to raw
    LH Haywood Satin 56 (bent to 54) hand hammered, stamped and paintfilled
    LH Callaway MD3 58 black hand hammered, removed some finish to raw, stamped and paintfilled
    LH Cushman Custom (handmade) on the bench: Bradley Putters custom Luna
    Callaway Chrome Soft Truvis Maple Leaf
    Cru desinged custom headcovers
  • uglandeuglande Advanced Members Posts: 102 ✭✭
    I have tried just about all of them -- 2018 and 2019 -- and nothing has beat out my TS3.



    There are two biggies that I still have not tried, however, the Mizuno from this year and, believe it or not, the Ping G400 LST or Max from last year. I just never got around to trying them, but they remain on my to-do list, especially after getting so much love here.
    Wood (08.5) TITLEIST TS3 - Diamana White 70X
    Wood (13.5) TITLEIST TS3 - Diamana White 80X
    Iron (17.0) TAYLORMADE P790-UDI - Diamana White 90S
    Iron (21.0) TAYLORMADE P790 - PX 6.5
    Iron (23.5) TAYLORMADE P790 - PX 6.5
    Iron (26.5) TAYLORMADE P790 - PX 6.5
    Iron (30.5) TAYLORMADE P790 - PX 6.5
    Iron (35.0) TAYLORMADE P790 - PX 6.5
    Iron (40.0) TAYLORMADE P790 - PX 6.5
    Iron (45.0) TAYLORMADE P790 - PX 6.5
    Wedge (50.0) TITLEIST Vokey SM7-F - DGS200
    Wedge (54.0) TITLEIST Vokey SM7-S - DGS200
    Wedge (60.0) TITLEIST Vokey SM7-D - DGS200
    Putter TAYLORMADE Spider
  • kcstockkcstock Members Posts: 11 ✭✭
    VOTE: Ping LST, Ping G400, Cobra F8+



    I started 2018 with some serious driving issues. As any good golfer would; I blamed my equipment.



    I went from my M1 back to my R9. no juice.

    I bought a Kuro Kage shaft for the M1. Nope

    I cut down the Kuro Kage to 44.5. uh uh.

    I went for a driver fitting. Fit into Ping G400 Max - Xtorsion stiff (Cobra F8+ as alternate)

    I still was struggling.



    Then i figured out my swing flaw. My shoulders were a little lazy and were ganging back on my downswing.

    Once i synced my swing, that G400 Max was a fairway finder.



    Later in the season I picked up a G400 LST head, and my swing speed increased 1-2 MPH but with the same results (fairways).



    Your mileage may vary.

    Kcstock
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][background=rgb(252, 252, 252)]PING G400 LST 8.5* - Alta CB Stiff[/background][/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][background=rgb(252, 252, 252)]Callaway XR Pro 3 wood[/background][/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][background=rgb(252, 252, 252)]Titleist 818 H2 19*[/background][/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][background=rgb(252, 252, 252)]Titleist 818 H1 23*[/background][/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][background=rgb(252, 252, 252)]714 AP2 (4-9) - KBS Tour V[/background][/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][background=rgb(252, 252, 252)]SM7 46.10 F, 56.10 S, 60.12 D[/background][/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][background=rgb(252, 252, 252)]Scotty Cameron Futura 6M - 33"[/background][/font]
  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Advanced Members Posts: 5,987 ✭✭
    edited March 21
    aquapig wrote:


    The amount of bull spit I read in this site is always good for a laugh.



    I mean really, you're never going to meet 99% of the people who post on here so why try to impress people with loads of ****?



    The average swing speed with driver on tour is about 117 and the average on this site is about 120. Same goes for distances.



    Laughable at best, sad and pathetic at worst.


    If this site bothers you so much then why be here? I know some people like to embellish but that's on them not on you. This site is good for a laugh sure but it also has some good information and has become a go-to for me when I'm in the market for something (which happens too much according to my lady)
    Short hitters always crying foul..... Just don't engage. There are a lot of posters with proven above tour average swings speeds. 

    The best for 18' was the Ping g400. Take your pick as to which one. LST, MAX, standard, SFT. they are all versions of the same thing. by far the most accurate driver of last year. the G410 seems to be following suite, although i think the field has narrowed considerably. 
    driver: SRIXON Z745
    fairway: NIKE VAPOR 13*
    3-4 IRON: MIZZY MP18MMC FLIHI
    5-9 IRONS: MP5 DG AMT X100
    WEDGES; CLEVELAND RTX 4: 48, 53, 58, 64
    PUTTER; RIFE Cayman
    BALL; various, ask me that day.
  • Golfing_LeftyGolfing_Lefty Members Posts: 86 ✭✭
    Peoples thoughts on the Titleist TS Series....... I have hit them and performance-wise the numbers are better than my 917 but the sound kills me, it seems like I'm ringing a cowbell!  This reminds me of the 913 to the 915........ the 915 was tingy as well.... my numbers for 915 to 917 were practically the same but the 917 sounded sooooo much better.  Curious on others opinions.
    Cheers!
    -Troy
    Taylormade M3 9.5 w/ Aldila ADX Tour Green 65 Stiff Flex
    Taylormade M3 3W w/ Hazardous Black Stiff Flex
    Taylormade M3 Hybrid w/ Graphite Design ADDI Stiff Flex
    Titleist 718 AP2 / Project X LZ Stiff
    Titleist SM7 52, 56 and 60 Degree Wedges
    Scotty Cameron Select Prototype Newport 2 / 35"
  • caniac6caniac6 Advanced Members Posts: 2,613 ✭✭

    I got a G400 Max, but I'm not sure it's any better that my old G20.

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