If you had to buy a driver by SOUND ONLY....



  • AreJohnAreJohn Members Posts: 67 ✭✭
    edited Jun 13, 2018 #32
    Callaway FT-3.

    Cracked 3 of them before they sent me an FT-5 but that noise is the song of my teenage years.
    [font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif]Callaway Rogue Subzero 10.5[/font]
    [font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif]Ping G 17.5>16.5
    Titleist 818 H2 21
    Titleist 718 AP2 4-AW
    Taylormade Tour Preferred 54[/font]
    [font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif]Callaway MD3 60
    Evnroll ER2[/font]
  • vette66vette66 Members Posts: 29 ✭✭
  • Sparky14Sparky14 Members Posts: 361 ✭✭
    The one that yells "POW" after you hit it.
  • BaitkillerBaitkiller Members Posts: 1,713 ✭✭
    Krank F5. Sounds like a softball bat on a fence post. Heads turn, people look. I never hit it at the range.
    Turn over damnit!
    Krank 9* Formula 5 UST Tour
    Adams 15* wasabi
    XXIO pro 5
    Adams Pro Gold Forged 3-46* / Steelfibers
    Vanilla wedges 53 and 58*
  • asw7576asw7576 Members Posts: 1,089
    Japanese driver grand golf have unique impact sound.
    [font=Tahoma, Calibri, Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif]Drivers : Taylormade RBZ S2, JetSpeed, SLDR S[/font]
    [font=Tahoma, Calibri, Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif]Fairways : Taylormade SLDR S, Callaway X2 Hot[/font]
    [font=Tahoma, Calibri, Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif]Hybrids : Taylormade RBZ S2, SLDRS S[/font]
    [font=Tahoma, Calibri, Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif]Irons : Mizuno JPX 800 HD, Yamaha Inpres X Z Cavity 2013 & Z 2016, Maruman Titus & X1 [/font]
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  • Hateto3PuttHateto3Putt Smoking Makes You Look Cool! Members Posts: 6,277 ✭✭
    Rain mans brother talking about Wopner.

    Excellent driver, excellent driver.
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  • SCOTT4099SCOTT4099 Members Posts: 990 ✭✭
    King Ltd or 2017 m1 460
    Callaway epic 9.0
    Cobra bio cell 3/4
    Ping G 19 degree hybrid
    Ping ie1 4-AW modus 105
    Callaway MD3 54/58 wedges
    Cleveland HB soft 11 putter 35
  • rwlrwl Lil' Dickie Members Posts: 214 ✭✭
    Can't compare with persimmon, but 910D3 for me.
    This week`s Starting Line-Up:

    B-Stone J815 w/ Fubuki ZT 60, Stiff
    B-Stone J15 3 & 5 w/Fubuki ZT 75, Stiff
    910H 21* w/ Diamana Ahina, Stiff
    B-Stone J40 Combo set w/ Steelfiber i95, Stiff, 5 - Pw
    52*, 56*, 60* Vokey SM5's
    Ping Ti Anser Wrx
  • gc444gc444 Lefty Boomers Posts: 408 ✭✭
    I think the PING G400 (not the Max) sounds really good especially compared to G30 and G series drivers.
  • BearQBearQ Break 2 Rebuild Members Posts: 3,397 ✭✭
    LTD Pro in a landslide
    Cobra LTD Pro - Matrix Type C Prototype 70X
    TM M2 Tour 3W/3HL - Black Tie 80M4-X
    P790 UDI #2  or  TP UDI #3 - Black Tie HM4 105X   
    Srixon Z945 (4-P) - Nippon SPB X
    Cobra MB (50*)  Nike VR Forged (56DS)  Cleveland RTX2 raw (60.08W)
    Spider Tour Black 

    XR 3Deep - Tour AD TP 8X  | Rogue SZ 3+ - Diamana B 80X  | Bridgestone XD-H #2 - Speeder TS 9.8X 

  • Kylekoz17Kylekoz17 Members Posts: 2,181 ✭✭
    Nike vapor flex 440
    Rogue Sub Zero 10.5 - Kuro Kage DC TX 60
    TI Taylormade ’16 M2 DF 16.5 - Attas 6star 7X
    '17 Taylormade M1 hybrid - Kuro Kage 80X
    Titleist 716 TMB 3-5 iron AMT X100
    Titleist 718 AP2 6-pw AMT X100
    Custom Oven grind Nike Engage 50 sq, 56 toe sweep
    Custom 1/1 Rory Oven proto 006, Oven Method Matter B2/01
  • nitramnitram Take Dead Aim Members Posts: 5,177 ✭✭
    R510TP followed very closely by the FT9-TA
    JBeam BM-435 Blackout 9* Accra Tour-Z RPG 352
    TEE CBX 15* Accra Tour-Z RPG 382
    Bridgestone J33 Airmuscle 19* Veylix Rome 988X
    PING S55 4-W DGTI X100
    PING Glide 2.0 Stealth 50SS, 56SS, & 60ES DGTI S400
    Bettinardi Tour DASS Minovai 2.0
  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers Posts: 5,205 ✭✭
    I'm not sure what the best is, but I can tell you the worst is whatever the guy 5 places down from me at the range was hitting the other day. ****, that was one loud, ear-piercing sound.

    I thought it might be the Nike SQ or whatever that thing was called, but it looked more like a Ping G or G30.

    I do think the G400 is a massive improvement on the G and G30 in terms of sound, but the Cobra King LTD sounded good to me as well.
    Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
    4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
    7w TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
    Hybrid: RomaRo iBrid 23* Attas EZ 85S
    Irons (4i-PW): Wilson fg-62 S300 4/5-PW or MP4 Yoro Modus 125X 5-PW
    Wedges: Callaway MD2 T-grind combination of 52*, 56*, 58*, 60*
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
  • jl3424jl3424 Members Posts: 94
    Kylekoz17 wrote:

    Nike vapor flex 440

    l wasn't a huge fan of the feel, but the sound was awesome
  • ohioglfrohioglfr Municipal Junkie Members Posts: 731 ✭✭
    Nearly any of the old, sub-315cc, maraging steel faced drivers. Really loved that sound.

    I abhor drivers that sound anything close to an aluminum baseball bat.

    Adams Speedline 9088UL 10.5* AXIVCore 69 Black (S)
    Ping G SF Tec 3W, 5W Alta 65 (R)
    Ping G 4H,5H Alta 70 (R)
    Ping G 6-U TT XP 95 (soft R)
    Ping Glide 54*, 58* WS TT XP 100 (R)
    Ping Darby Sigma G

  • CDG1029CDG1029 Members Posts: 171
    edited Jun 13, 2018 #48
    I’ve found that the same driver sounds different when you hit it, than when you are standing back and someone else hits it. Same kind of thing as how your voice sounds to you when you are talking vs. when you hear yourself talk on a recording.

    That being said, while hitting, I loved the sound of my old callaway razr hawk. I also liked the sound of the FT drivers and a bunch of the 10-ish year old driver when they started using carbon fiber and other composites. Nice crack type of sound.

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    Cobra F7 3W 13*
    Titleist 915 H 18*
    Bridgestone J40 DPC 4-9
    Vokey SM6 46*, 50*, 54*, 58*
    Scotty Circa '62 No. 3 putter
    Bridgestone B Tour RX
  • jmccaffjmccaff Members Posts: 378 ✭✭
    Titleist 905T is my all time favourite for sound and feel.
    TITLEIST 910D2
    TAYLOR MADE RBZ 19* 21*
    PING i200
  • grm24grm24 Western PAMembers Posts: 3,114 ✭✭
  • KGrinolsKGrinols CaMembers Posts: 62 ✭✭
    I like really loud ear-piercing drivers, that sound like aluminum bats. The Taylormade R1 sticks out in my mind.
    Mizuno ST180 Driver Tensei Blue Stiff
    Mizuno ST180 3Wood Tensei Blue Stiff
    Mizuno JPX 900 Hybrid Fujikura Pro73 Stiff
    Mizuno JPX 900 Hot Metal 4-PW Project X LZ 5.5
    Mizuno T7 50*, 55*, 60* Project X LZ 5.5
    Ping Ketsch
  • BenSeattleBenSeattle Members Posts: 538 ✭✭
    Baitkiller wrote:

    Krank F5. Sounds like a softball bat on a fence post. Heads turn, people look. I never hit it at the range.

    Speaking of noise, I've been at the range many times when somebody near me would bring out one of those big, sometimes square, Nike drivers... maybe the square one (I don't know Nike products for good reason.) Our Seattle ranges are all covered and we hit off mats so you can imagine the cacophonous sound that club made. It was like a trash can being dropped from 10 stories.... harsh, penetrating and really, REALLY unpleasant. I would have to move away while the guy finished hitting his driver... **** thing was busting my ears.
  • peepeepeepee Members Posts: 76 ✭✭
    edited Jun 14, 2018 #53
    Of the newer drivers epic and fusion aren't bad.

    Have an mp630 mizzy that sounds feels, and looks great
  • JonesyJonesy Members Posts: 1,534 ✭✭
    Majority of the Callaway drivers have a great sound, Cleveland DST Tour and Classic weren't bad either
    Callaway Optiforce 440 9.5*
    Taylormade Rocketballz tour 18*
    Mizuno MP H-4 2 iron
    Callaway X Prototype 4 - PW
    Cleveland 50* Mizuno 54* 58* MP-T11
    Scotty Cameron Newport
  • MRL1984MRL1984 Members Posts: 241 ✭✭
    Kylekoz17 wrote:

    Nike vapor flex 440

    My favorite driver. I'd play it still if I wasn't afraid to break it. Isn't the longest but it found fairways for me.
  • bodhi555bodhi555 Members Posts: 746 ✭✭
    Either my Powerbilt TPS Persimmon or my old Nike SQ 460 Tour - that used to make a fantastic "crack" on the way through, nice and loud to put off opponents with a hangover image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />

    Loved my old Covert Tour when a Top Flite XL or Molitor turned up in my range bucket. You could hear that thing for miles.
    The Blue Thunder: Nike Vapor Fly - 9.5 degree - Speeder Evolution 757X
    The Stenson: Nike Vapor Fly 3W - Mitsubishi JvlnFX 74 X-Flex
    The Walking Stick: Titleist 818 H2 19 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 85X
    The Blades: Nike VR Pro 4i - PW - DG S400 TI Shaft
    The Rusties: Nike Engage 50, 54 Square Sole, 58 Toe Sweep
    The Putter: Nike "The Oven" Method 003
    Balls: Nike RZN Tour Black/Platinum, Bridgestone Tour B XS, Titleist AVX
    Bag: Sun Mountain Four Five

    Also in Rotation:

    Driving Iron: Nike Vapor Fly 2 iron - KBS C-Taper 120S
    Wedge: Nike Engage 58 Dual Sole
    Putters: Yonex Super A.D.X Tour Forged / Scotty Cameron Newport Oil Can / Scotty Cameron California Del Mar
  • jj9000jj9000 ClubWRX Posts: 2,632 ClubWRX
    cz13X4 wrote:


    A very distinct 'thwack' sound. Not metallic sound at all. More like a wooden baseball bat hitting a home run. The anti-Sumo sound.

    Yes...yes...I agree with you.
  • 1Mordrid11Mordrid1 Members Posts: 577 ✭✭
    Taylormade R540 XD had a sweet distinct sound when you flushed it.

    Callaway Rogue driver w/ Oban Tour Limited 4 60g
    Callaway Rogue 4 wood w/ Oban Kiyoshi White 4 65g
    Nike Sasquatch Sumo #4 hybrid(cut down 1") w/ H Diamana s
    Srixon U65 20° Miyazaki Kaula 7 s
    Ping G700 5-UW AWT 2.0(1°flat, 2° weak)
    Callaway Mack Daddy PM Grind 19 54/ KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 115
    Callaway Mack Daddy PM Grind 19 60/KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 115
    Ping Sigma 2 Tyne (adjusted to 32")
    Snell MTB Black
  • ByeBye Members Posts: 1,311 ✭✭
    Ping Eye wooden head


    Most recently the SLDR. Looked great, sounded, went er sideways!
    Taylormade 2017 M1 10.5 - Aldila Rogue Silver 70X - 44.5 inches
    Callaway Rogue 3 Wood - Aldila Rogue Silver 70X
    Titleist 816 H2 20 degrees - Aldila Rogue Black 85X
    Titleist 716CB 4-9 - X100
    Vokey 46.08, 50.08 - X100
    Vokey 56S, 60M - S300
    Scotty Cameron Studio Stainless Newport 2.5
    Titleist Pro V1
  • baloobaloo A Person Members Posts: 1,080 ✭✭

    dog flog wrote:
    Pretty much any persimmon driver.

    Exactly, nothing sounds better or feels better.

    Driver, 3W, 4W - Macgregor Custom Tourney
    2-10 - 1954 Spalding Synchro Dyned
    SW - Wilson Staff
    Putter - Bullseye
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  • adamr12adamr12 Members Posts: 194 ✭✭
    edited Jun 23, 2018 #61
    For me Ltd pro, tw vapor 420cc, and funny story. At the range the other day I am hitting my g400 lst for the first time and the sound is okay but not great and then the guy down from me starts hitting driver and it sounds amazing. Solid crack. I actually went down to him and asked him what his driver was and low and behold it’s the g400 lst. Same loft and shaft as me. So I asked him what mine sounds like to him and he said super solid. Apparently if I could swing my driver 30 feet farther away then I do it would sound awesome. Lol
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