Slow swing speeds, what driver do you use?

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  • I never like this type of question, as there are many reasons why someone is swinging slow, it could be swing faults meaning rerouting and slowing the club down, being older, or just not having speed, each of which will require a different type of shaft and head combo.



    Same with the carry distance stuff, i rarely see folk getting optimal numbers on the course, personally i just don't hit up on the ball enough, i know this, but i do this as a level hit seems to keep it straighter for me, when i do hit up i tend to come from the inside a bit too much, hitting big high draws, would be great trackman numbers, but on the course i fear this can lead to a massive block or hook, so tap it around most times, well except two of the par 5s.
  • 1Mordrid11Mordrid1 Members Posts: 571 ✭✭
    argee1977 wrote:


    I never like this type of question, as there are many reasons why someone is swinging slow, it could be swing faults meaning rerouting and slowing the club down, being older, or just not having speed, each of which will require a different type of shaft and head combo.



    Same with the carry distance stuff, i rarely see folk getting optimal numbers on the course, personally i just don't hit up on the ball enough, i know this, but i do this as a level hit seems to keep it straighter for me, when i do hit up i tend to come from the inside a bit too much, hitting big high draws, would be great trackman numbers, but on the course i fear this can lead to a massive block or hook, so tap it around most times, well except two of the par 5s.




    Same for me, except I have a negative angle of attack. But when I hit up on the ball I end up with high hooks that are not really controllable for me. I know I am leaving yardage on the table, but at this point it is much better to be in the fairway rather than guessing the hoping where I might end up.
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  • The M4 gives me around 210- 215 carry with my 90mph swing with a light weight bassara no cost upgrade to the shaft. Loft at 10.5.
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  • Pete O'TubePete O'Tube Members Posts: 321 ✭✭
    edited Jul 7, 2018 #65
    My swing speed is 85 - 90.

    My driver is a Ping G LS Tech at 10 degrees with a 44" Ping Tour 80 Stiff shaft. Love it and it's given me 30 yards back.



    Fitter thinks it is completely wrong for me, I disagree.
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  • Pi5seekerPi5seeker Posts: 828 ✭✭
    Good thread. I need to find a driver for my dad. He has an older Taylormade that clearly doesn't work for him. He hits a 6 iron about 150.
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  • nsxguynsxguy Just anudder user FloridaMembers Posts: 5,267 ✭✭
    1Mordrid1 wrote:

    argee1977 wrote:


    I never like this type of question, as there are many reasons why someone is swinging slow, it could be swing faults meaning rerouting and slowing the club down, being older, or just not having speed, each of which will require a different type of shaft and head combo.



    Same with the carry distance stuff, i rarely see folk getting optimal numbers on the course, personally i just don't hit up on the ball enough, i know this, but i do this as a level hit seems to keep it straighter for me, when i do hit up i tend to come from the inside a bit too much, hitting big high draws, would be great trackman numbers, but on the course i fear this can lead to a massive block or hook, so tap it around most times, well except two of the par 5s.




    Same for me, except I have a negative angle of attack. But when I hit up on the ball I end up with high hooks that are not really controllable for me. I know I am leaving yardage on the table, but at this point it is much better to be in the fairway rather than guessing the hoping where I might end up.




    Not too long ago, on this very site, it was stated that some of the longest pros hit their driver with a negative AoA.



    I found that a bit hard to believe and I didn't bother trying to do the research myself but, thinking a bit more about it, I guess the point is that if you get optimum launch conditions, i.e. ball speed, launch angle and spin rate it really matters little, if at all, HOW you get there.



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  • asw7576asw7576 Members Posts: 1,089

    dmb3535 wrote:


    super slow swing speed here due to shoulder surgeries, low 80's. I have tried everything (fittings and clubs) and randomly picked up a SLDR-C off used rack and kill that cheap thing with the stock 58 gram shaft. I had zero intentions of buying, I was just messing around. Well, that was almost 3 years ago and still hitting it.....


    Uh-oh.....you used the "s with a hyphenated C word"....pretty sure He is on his way




    He is late image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> ..... strange
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  • miles2gomiles2go Members Posts: 323 ✭✭
    90 mph for me. Playing 917 D2 9.5 with a stiff Fuji 565 Speeder

    Perfectly happy with a 210-215 carry in the fairway. 230 with rollout is pretty standard. Par 4’s over 400 yards are challenging for us speed impaired types. When I want to hit more short irons, I just move up one tee box.



    Will they revoke my wrx card now?
  • Sir edward of putternutSir edward of putternut DARTH SMUG Members Posts: 1,365 ClubWRX
    asw7576 wrote:


    dmb3535 wrote:


    super slow swing speed here due to shoulder surgeries, low 80's. I have tried everything (fittings and clubs) and randomly picked up a SLDR-C off used rack and kill that cheap thing with the stock 58 gram shaft. I had zero intentions of buying, I was just messing around. Well, that was almost 3 years ago and still hitting it.....


    Uh-oh.....you used the "s with a hyphenated C word"....pretty sure He is on his way




    He is late image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> ..... strange




    Im actually baffled...unless He is just trying to be obtuse or fighting the urge. It'll happen. He cant resist
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  • erock9174erock9174 North Canton, OHMembers Posts: 3,928 ✭✭

    asw7576 wrote:


    dmb3535 wrote:


    super slow swing speed here due to shoulder surgeries, low 80's. I have tried everything (fittings and clubs) and randomly picked up a SLDR-C off used rack and kill that cheap thing with the stock 58 gram shaft. I had zero intentions of buying, I was just messing around. Well, that was almost 3 years ago and still hitting it.....


    Uh-oh.....you used the "s with a hyphenated C word"....pretty sure He is on his way




    He is late image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> ..... strange




    Im actually baffled...unless He is just trying to be obtuse or fighting the urge. It'll happen. He cant resist




    He’s not a slow swinger to my knowledge.

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  • DavidvDavidv Posts: 685 ✭✭
    92 mph swing speed, hitting a Callaway 10.5 Epic Star 39 gram Bassara shaft. Awesome driver sums it up long/forgiving.
  • GhostwedgeGhostwedge Posts: 649 ✭✭
    Pete O wrote:


    My swing speed is 85 - 90.

    My driver is a Ping G LS Tech at 10 degrees with a 44" Ping Tour 80 Stiff shaft. Love it and it's given me 30 yards back.



    Fitter thinks it is completely wrong for me, I disagree.
    you picked up 30 legit yds... your fitter is embarrased. Thatʻs supposed to be more like 5-10c Congrats
  • GhostwedgeGhostwedge Posts: 649 ✭✭
    miles2go wrote:


    90 mph for me. Playing 917 D2 9.5 with a stiff Fuji 565 Speeder

    Perfectly happy with a 210-215 carry in the fairway. 230 with rollout is pretty standard. Par 4’s over 400 yards are challenging for us speed impaired types. When I want to hit more short irons, I just move up one tee box.



    Will they revoke my wrx card now?
    i wouldnʻt. Driver 7-8 iron alot more fun into a green than driver/3iron/hybrid/fairway wood and chipping.
  • Golf64Golf64 Go Habs Go! Ontario, CanadaMembers Posts: 7,702 ✭✭
    G400 Max and Rogue are hard to beat right now!? image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
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  • ghoul31ghoul31 Posts: 454 ✭✭
    Golf64 wrote:


    G400 Max and Rogue are hard to beat right now!? image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />




    Or you could pick up a SLDR that goes just as far for 400$ less
  • bobcatbobcat Members Posts: 3,913 ✭✭
    edited Jul 11, 2018 #77
    erock9174 wrote:


    He, (Bobcat), is NOT a slow swinger to my knowledge...




    Not unless you consider 107 mph with a Driver 'slow'... image/taunt.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':taunt:' />



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  • Sean2Sean2 #TheWRX (Callaway Trip) Members Posts: 30,826 ✭✭
    Pi5seeker wrote:


    Good thread. I need to find a driver for my dad. He has an older Taylormade that clearly doesn't work for him. He hits a 6 iron about 150.




    If possible he should go in for a fitting. He needs the right head/shaft combination to realize the most gains.
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  • Carl Spackler3Carl Spackler3 Posts: 906 ✭✭
    I ha e played. 10.5 Titleist 905 R for a decade. I didn’t hit it far but straight all day. I recently got fit and am playing a 12* 915 d2 with the red diamana senior shaft and I jumped up a solid 15-25 yards. On my eyes80 mph swing speed after surgeries
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  • lawsonmanlawsonman Members Posts: 5,155 ✭✭
    ghoul31 wrote:

    Golf64 wrote:


    G400 Max and Rogue are hard to beat right now!? image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />




    Or you could pick up a SLDR that goes just as far for 400$ less




    $10 is about what the SLDR's are worth. image/taunt.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':taunt:' />
    Welcome to where dumb opinions are better than no opinion. :)

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    Callaway Fusion. Very forgiving especially at 44.5. Relatively light and lively shaft, Easy to elevate ball.
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  • platgofplatgof platgof ClubWRX Posts: 1,370 ClubWRX
    edited Jul 28, 2018 #83
    I just got the Fusion driver @ 13.5* senior flex and it really helps my game. My 6 iron is about 150 as well. I would say leave it at least 45" long, as I am trying 44 3/4 and need it longer, but that may just be a swing issue. I will probably go to 45 1/4 inch. I hit some shots today that were very long. This is the longest driver I have owned, and I have a bunch.
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  • lil'mikelil'mike Members Posts: 1,264 ✭✭
    edited Jul 28, 2018 #84
    I have the Fusion driver at stock length and even have the 12g weight used for the shorter shafts but never tried that weight in the stock length setup. I moved to the G400 SFT which is what I ended up getting fit for after hitting the Fusion, Epic and Rogue SZ. It was the best fit for me to get the right height, ball speed, ball spin etc with my SS which is around 90.
  • puttitinputtitin Members Posts: 1,383 ✭✭
    gdb99 wrote:


    What's the definition of slow swing speed?




    Good question. In my book SLOW = under 85 . SLOWER = 85-90 .



    Anybody over 90 please refrain from posting on here!



    I am around 87 and play a Wishon 919 THI 11° driver with a A-flex shaft.



    Looking to try a G400 max once the price reduces a bit....
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  • North ButteNorth Butte Members Posts: 9,760 ✭✭
    Virtually every word you have ever read about “driver launch optimization” is incorrect if you fail to produce at least 120-125mph of ball speed.



    Of course a lot of that stuff is borderline nonsense even for guys with plenty of clubhead speed...
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  • MountainGoatMountainGoat Mid-MarylandMembers Posts: 1,571 ✭✭
    I'm about 100mph and use a 12 degree R-15 on a 44" shaft. We used to call clubs like that 2-woods.
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  • gvogelgvogel Members Posts: 7,150 ✭✭
    miles2go wrote:


    90 mph for me. Playing 917 D2 9.5 with a stiff Fuji 565 Speeder

    Perfectly happy with a 210-215 carry in the fairway. 230 with rollout is pretty standard. Par 4’s over 400 yards are challenging for us speed impaired types. When I want to hit more short irons, I just move up one tee box.



    Will they revoke my wrx card now?




    Me too. Guess my credibility and WRX card have also been revoked.



    By the way, G400 10.5* with Tour regular shaft has me a little longer, and a little straighter than last year.
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  • robinsrobins Hands of stone ClubWRX Posts: 21 ✭✭
    SS 90-95



    Up ontil recently, played a TM M1 440 10.5 set to 11, draw & high bias, Kuro Kage Silver TINI R flex (stock shaft) I recently switched to a Titleist 917 D2, 10.5, ProjectX HZRDUS Red, 5.5 set .75 upright. The titleist may be a few yards shorter on my best hits, but in general, I hit a lot more fairways. I always play a 44.5 shatf.



    However, last week, I played a round with Titleist AVX balls, and hit some drives 15-20 yds longer than normal (260 vs 240, measured by Garmin) Previously I'd been playing 2016 Bridgestone B 330 that I'd stockpiled. Ball choice may be an interesting way to eke some more yds for us slower swingers.
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  • azkaevolutionazkaevolution Posts: 754 ✭✭
    puttitin wrote:

    gdb99 wrote:


    What's the definition of slow swing speed?




    Good question. In my book SLOW = under 85 . SLOWER = 85-90 .



    Anybody over 90 please refrain from posting on here!



    I am around 87 and play a Wishon 919 THI 11° driver with a A-flex shaft.



    Looking to try a G400 max once the price reduces a bit....




    Consider me SLOWER.



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    Can roll it out to about 230 on a great day. Don't get much roll out here in the Northeast on the courses I play.
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