Need Driver Advice! Been out of the Game...

Big A HGBig A HG Members Posts: 553 ✭✭
edited Aug 4, 2018 in Equipment #1
I've been out of the game for the most part the last few years (fam, kids, work, you know the drill). Hopped back on the horse this year and have been hitting it as good as ever...mostly (inconsistent driving). I used to be employed at a golf store 10+ years ago as a college gig, but am now out of the loop as to what's hot and what's not. My current driver is a Crobra L4V X (if that tells you anything). I'm loving the rest of my golf game, but thought I'd take a look at replacing the formerly trusty Cobra.



Here's a little about my game and what I'm looking for:



-Mid single-digit handicap - right-handed

-Prefer straight ball off the tee or maybe a little cut

-Miss off the tee is a hook

-I prefer the look and playability of players clubs in my bag, except driver

-Want max-forgiveness, but nothing that sets up or promotes my mishits left

-Swing speed around 105

-When hitting it well, I'm mid-launch with mid-spin rates...would like to keep the mid-launch and keep or reduce spin if possible.

-I'm open-minded to used or year or two old models. I don't need the latest and greatest of the year.



So, what's out there that's forgiving, but promotes more of a fade or neutral than setting up as a draw?



Thank you for any advice!

Comments

  • Chuck905Chuck905 Members Posts: 1,151 ✭✭
    I’m currently gaming the Epic SZ and that is definitely an anti-left club.



    You may want to check out the Rogue for extra forgiveness and it’s just as long. A lot of the shaft offering for the Rogue are mid launch-spin characteristics like the Even Flow which felt pretty good for a stock offering.
    Epic SZ 10*, Tensei White 75
    Epic SZ Strong 3 Wood, 13.5*
    U45 17*, Recoil 110
    3-PW Mizuno MP18 Blades
    Mizuno T7s 54-8 SW and 58-12 LW
    Odyssey RX9
  • DixieDDixieD Members Posts: 158
    Cobra King LTD pro. Everything you are asking for there buddy.
  • MarkripMarkrip Boss fan 62 Members Posts: 1,598 ✭✭
    Cobra F7 and F8 are great drivers
    Driver - Cobra F7
    3w- Adams Tight Speedline Super LS
    Hybrid - Cobra F8 19
    Irons- Adams XTD 4-PW
    Wedges- Tour Edge CB Pro 50, 54 , 58
    Putter- Tour Edge HP Series 01
  • dlaneriedlanerie Members Posts: 153 ✭✭
    I'm a very similar player to you based on your list.



    Go try g400 max with Alta cb in stiff. Yes it's the newest but it's well worth it.



    It's the most forgiving driver out there, even extreme toe hits.
  • Golf64Golf64 Go Habs Go! Ontario, CanadaMembers Posts: 7,721 ✭✭
    G400 Max, Rogue, F8 are places to start looking/demoing. image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
    All Mizuno bag for this year.
    ST-190 Driver, 3/5 wood
    919F 4-pw Nippon 105R
    S18 50, 54, 60
    Spider X putter
    TP5(2018)


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  • 5hort5tuff5hort5tuff Members Posts: 3,302 ✭✭
    What's your budget?



    Assuming you have some preferences, what brands do you like to play?
    COBRA LTD w. Hzrdus Red
    WISHON 919 w. Hzrdus Red
    TAYLORMADE Issue Aeroburner w. Tensei Blue
    PING G25 w. Tensei Blue
    PING I200 w. AWT 2.0
    PING Glide 2.0 Stealth
    MannKrafted Carbon WB Rattler
    Xenon Copper Wide X
    SGC 902
  • tagermotagermo Members Posts: 288 ✭✭
    Played the Epic last year and switched to the Rogue but after being inconsistent and missing left with the Rogue went with the Ping G400 Max not as long as Rogue but the G400 Max is a fairway finder.
    Ping G400 Max with Alta CB Shaft
    Taylormade RBZ Tour 5 wood with UST Mamiya VTS Silver Shaft
    Ping G400 7 wood
    Callaway GBB 9 wood with UST Mamiya VTS Silver Shaft

    Ping G400 5 Hybrid with Alta Shaft
    Titleist AP-3 6 thru P wedge with TT AMT shafts

    Titleist AP-3 48 Gap wedge w TT AMT shaft
    Vokey SM7 54-16 K Grind wedge bent to 53 degrees with DG shaft

    Vokey SM7 58-12 D Grind with DG shaft
    Cameron California Sonoma Putter

    Bridgestone B330RX ball
  • TheRavenTheRaven Members Posts: 59 ✭✭
    If I was buying a new driver today I'd get fitted for a G400
    Driver: Ping G25 10.5°
    4w: Ping G25 16.5°
    3h: Ping G20 20°
    4i-U: Ping i20
    Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 56° & 60°
    Putter: Ping Scottsdale Anser Remake BeNi
    Bag: Ping Pioneer
    Ball: Bridgestone e6
  • Big A HGBig A HG Members Posts: 553 ✭✭
    edited Aug 10, 2018 #10
    Thank you for all of the suggestions. The other day I stopped by a golf shop and was able to take a few swings with a few variations of the Ping G400 inside on a launch monitor. It really had a harsh feel IMO, and unless I really nutted it, everything felt like a mishit. I stopped by the golf course for a quick nine, and lo and behold there was a Callaway demo day going on. I hit a couple of balls quickly before the round, and then stopped back after the round and hit for about a half hour more on a Trackman going through a lot of the different options. I was really digging the Rogue Sub Zero 10.5 dialed down a degree with the Hzrdus shaft (6.0, 63g). I'm not sure I ever felt that comfortable with a driver during a range session before. I've never been a big Callaway fan, but I'm not sure I really want to hit anything else at this point.
  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Members Posts: 7,260 ✭✭
    Big A HG wrote:


    I've been out of the game for the most part the last few years (fam, kids, work, you know the drill). Hopped back on the horse this year and have been hitting it as good as ever...mostly (inconsistent driving). I used to be employed at a golf store 10+ years ago as a college gig, but am now out of the loop as to what's hot and what's not. My current driver is a Crobra L4V X (if that tells you anything). I'm loving the rest of my golf game, but thought I'd take a look at replacing the formerly trusty Cobra.



    Here's a little about my game and what I'm looking for:



    -Mid single-digit handicap - right-handed

    -Prefer straight ball off the tee or maybe a little cut

    -Miss off the tee is a hook

    -I prefer the look and playability of players clubs in my bag, except driver

    -Want max-forgiveness, but nothing that sets up or promotes my mishits left

    -Swing speed around 105

    -When hitting it well, I'm mid-launch with mid-spin rates...would like to keep the mid-launch and keep or reduce spin if possible.

    -I'm open-minded to used or year or two old models. I don't need the latest and greatest of the year.



    So, what's out there that's forgiving, but promotes more of a fade or neutral than setting up as a draw?



    Thank you for any advice!


    G400 LST, M3 or Rogue Sub Zero. From what I've seen, the SubZ is the lowest spinning of the bunch.
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    Epic SZ HZRDUS Smoke 60 6.5
    LTD  Proforce 75F5
    818H2 Tour Blue 85X
    P790 4i Modus 120X
    P770 5-PW KBS Tour 120 FLT
    Glide Stealth 2.0 50/10SS AMT Wedge
    Glide Stealth 2.0 54/12SS AMT Wedge
    Glide Stealth 2.0 58/12SS Modus 125 Wedge
    TP Black Copper Juno w/ PX 7.0 Wedge
    TP5X
    Sun Mountain 4.5 Bag

  • wareagle12wareagle12 Members Posts: 310 ✭✭
    I would say Cobra Ltd or Ping G and get fit for spin and launch.
    Driver- PING G400 VC 6.1 X
    5 wood- Bridgestone J33 VS Proto
    3-PW S56 SPB X
    52,56,60 Ping Glide
    Putter - PING Ti 4
  • HackATKHackATK Members Posts: 418 ✭✭
    Ping G400 LST nuff said!
  • ShwanoShwano Members Posts: 5
    TaylorMade M2 Driver 2016 model. I started gaming one after time out of the game and it’s the most forgiving driver I’ve used.



    https://www.nationalclubgolfer.com/news/taylormade-2017-m2-driver-v-taylormade-2016-m2-driver/
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