Please recommend an old school driver that can still keep up today!

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  • mizunoMX25mizunoMX25 Members Posts: 251 ✭✭
    Man you guys are hitting my nostalgia button. I had a 910D2 with a Matrix X-Con 6 and I can't remember a time when I hit it as good. I gave it to my brother who lost it/sold it years ago but I found the 910D sock headcover in a box I was looking through just the other day...I honestly think I still play Titleist drivers to this day because of how good that one was. The 913 was very good too as is my TS3, but that 910/Matrix combo will forever be my favorite.
    Titleist TS3 10.5 GD AD IZ 6S
    TM Burner 3W
    Callaway OptiForce 5W
    818H1 3H 21*
    Srixon Z785 5-PW Aerotech i110 S
    Titleist Vokey 52F (Bent to 50)
    Callaway 54/58 PM Grind 2019
    Scotty Cameron Newport / Machine M2A
  • uwhockey14uwhockey14 Members Posts: 258 ✭✭
    RodC wrote:


    The question is WHY?




    the question is Why not?!?!?! I have a lot of time for this guys behavior....
    Titleist 913D2/D3 (8.5) Stiff Diamana
    Titleist 906F2 15* Aldila NV Stiff
    Cleveland LDi 21*
    Titleist 681 4-PW (Project X 5.5)
    Mizuno MP T-Series Forged Wedges (56,60)
    Cobra Greg Norman (U-Model) Putter "Boss of the moss"
    Ping Hoofer (Wisconsin Badgers)
    Driver Cover (Black Lab)
    3-Wood Cover (USA knit pom pom)
    Putter Cover (Team USA 2016 Ryder Cup)
  • BookerBooker Members Posts: 732 ✭✭
    I do quite a few of these comparisons on trackman during the winter months. The ones that can still hang, that Ive tested recently are,



    282 Superquad, r510tp, superfast tp long hosel, r11 dot,983e and K, 905r, ping I15,r7 425tp, 910 d2 and 3. All of these heads can still bang.
  • CwebbCwebb Members Posts: 5,876 ✭✭
    Booker wrote:


    I do quite a few of these comparisons on trackman during the winter months. The ones that can still hang, that Ive tested recently are,



    282 Superquad, r510tp, superfast tp long hosel, r11 dot,983e and K, 905r, ping I15,r7 425tp, 910 d2 and 3. All of these heads can still bang.




    You covered a lot of years there. So basically what you're saying, is anything that was designed at the legal limit for spring face, that fits the given player....



    I'm with you
  • CwebbCwebb Members Posts: 5,876 ✭✭
    edited Dec 19, 2018 #66
    Ri_Redneck wrote:


    The main differences I see between today's drivers and the "Old" ones is the MOI and the spin they produce in relation to their loft. No one will argue that the MOI of today's heads beats the smaller old heads. But if you compare center strikes, it's a different story. I have several 975 LFE drivers of varying lofts and shafts. When comparing my 9.5* 975LFE (GD YS-8.1 mid-launch) to my current drivers set to 9.5*, the current models have a lower launch, less spin and go farther. However, if I take my 7.5* 975 LFE (Matrix HD8 low-launch) and compare it to my current drivers at 9.5*, things get a lot closer. Perhaps those doing these tests should get heads that give similar launch conditions instead of similar specs?



    BT




    Solid point. Back in the day when someone needed lower spin, we went down in the loft. Plenty of guys were playing "7.5" stamped heads with no problems. Granted, the actual measured lofts were higher than that.



    Can't really compare "apples to apples", without knowing what the actual lofts are
  • BookerBooker Members Posts: 732 ✭✭
    Cwebb wrote:

    Booker wrote:


    I do quite a few of these comparisons on trackman during the winter months. The ones that can still hang, that Ive tested recently are,



    282 Superquad, r510tp, superfast tp long hosel, r11 dot,983e and K, 905r, ping I15,r7 425tp, 910 d2 and 3. All of these heads can still bang.




    You covered a lot of years there. So basically what you're saying, is anything that was designed at the legal limit for spring face, that fits the given player....



    I'm with you




    Pretty much from all my testing yes.





    All of these heads put up similar numbers to my epic, f8plus,m2 t.i and m3. Find the one you like the look of and feel of and get after it. The gem of the bunch that I compared was the 905r i can squeeze a little more out of this head probably because the shape and feel are perfect for me.
  • NixLix26NixLix26 Members Posts: 334 ✭✭
    edited Dec 19, 2018 #68
    COBRA L4V. DONK

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    905R

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    CURRENT BAG SETUP
    TAYLORMADE - M1 HZRDUS
    TITLEIST - 906 F 13*
    MIZUNO - MMC FLIHI 2 IRON*
    TITLEIST - 712 CB 4 iron
    TITLEIST - 712 MB 5-9
    CLEVELAND - 588 GUNMETAL - 47*, 51*, 60*
    SCOTTY - Bullseye



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  • theothertwotheothertwo Members Posts: 2,481 ✭✭
    What about the R9?
    Honma TW 727 455s 10.5* Driver
    Honma TW 727 18* 5 Wood
    Honma TW 727 22* Hybrid
    Miura CB 57 4-PW Irons
    Miura Tour 2018 52 and 58 Wedges
    Wilson 8802 Milled Putter
  • nolixulnolixul Members Posts: 377 ✭✭
    edited Dec 19, 2018 #70
    RobS14526 wrote:


    Ping G2/5/10 are still fantastic. I still think the longest combo I’ve ever had was an Orlimar HipTi 420 with an early Taylormade Mitsubishi Tour shaft. Russian titanium baby!




    Yeah the Orlimar HipTi 420 was and still is ridiculously good.
  • CwebbCwebb Members Posts: 5,876 ✭✭


    What about the R9?




    Original R9 is a very good option. Has the "Triangular" shape that TM was into in that time frame. Is "low spin" compared to some other designs around then. I liked the original better than the "R9 460" and Super-tri



    Bonus is that you can get adaptors relatively inexpensive, to have several shaft options for testing purposes....or whatever
  • Mookie91Mookie91 Members Posts: 1,560 ✭✭
    Titles 905S



    I still hit my Adams 9015D with a Matrix F7M2 LTD and it gets out there
    TaylorMade M4 9.5 Project X HZRDUS Black 75 6.5
    TaylorMade M2 2016 HL Project X HZRDUS Black 65 6.5
    TaylorMade GAPR Lo 19 Project X HZRDUS Black 85 6.5
    Bridgestone J15 DPF 4 Iron DGS300 Pro
    Wilson C300 Forged 5-PW X100
    Cleveland CBX 54 & 58 S400
    Odyssey Works Tank Cruiser #7 38"
  • SMUGamerSMUGamer Members Posts: 508 ✭✭
    coops wrote:

    MuskieCy wrote:


    Adams 9016D,......"Uhhhhhh,.....ball speed".


    Or 9015d as below...



    Maybe it's not really old enough to be truly old school... but it'll raise a 'how old is that' eyebrow, and ( assuming you don't suffer frm a slice ) not just keep up... but destroy any modern, adjustable doodaddded latest flavour of the month.



    I really ought to get another shaft for it... my lovely. ;-)



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    Yep, 9015D gets it done all day erry day!!! I played the other day with mine and it held its own compared to my G400 LST 8.5 & M3 8.5, easily!
  • VNutzVNutz Members Posts: 6,099 ✭✭
    kiwihacker wrote:


    I still bag my 2004 Cleveland Launcher from time to time and lose very little. My modern (2016) driver is a little more forgiving if you miss the centre of the clubface but that's about it. In 18 holes I reckon bagging the old driver costs me zero strokes.




    Cleveland Launcher, what a great driver.




    I still break mine out from time to time, don’t feel like I lose a thing. So true to its name.
  • sdandreasdandrea Steve Members Posts: 2,352 ✭✭
    The original TM RBZ is still a rocket launcher. Part of my collection of gamers. I have an R9 460, R7 Draw, K15, and the RBZ.
    Cobra Max 10.5*
    Cobra Baffler T Rail 19*
    Cobra Baffler 5h
    Maltby Tricept F1 6-GW
    Callaway Sure Out 56*
    Odyssey V-Line
  • gdb99gdb99 Members Posts: 1,627 ✭✭
    VNutz wrote:

    kiwihacker wrote:


    I still bag my 2004 Cleveland Launcher from time to time and lose very little. My modern (2016) driver is a little more forgiving if you miss the centre of the clubface but that's about it. In 18 holes I reckon bagging the old driver costs me zero strokes.




    Cleveland Launcher, what a great driver.




    I still break mine out from time to time, don’t feel like I lose a thing. So true to its name.




    I had the Launcher 330, 400, and 460. I got better results with the 400 and 460. Launcher 460 and the R9 460 just felt great.
    Cobra King LTD, Black Tie Regular flex
    Titleist 917F 16.5, Aldila Rogue Black 70 stiff
    Cleveland DST 3 hybrid, Diamana Redboard regular
    Mizuno MP-4's
    Vokey SM7 54M
    Odyssey #2
  • 0351Duffer0351Duffer Members Posts: 125 ✭✭
    The TM R7 was pretty good in it's day with the right shaft as was the Titleist 905. I hit my R7 this year and still got some impressive drives from it...
  • theothertwotheothertwo Members Posts: 2,481 ✭✭
    0351Duffer wrote:


    The TM R7 was pretty good in it's day with the right shaft as was the Titleist 905. I hit my R7 this year and still got some impressive drives from it...




    Yep, the R7 was a good release.
    Honma TW 727 455s 10.5* Driver
    Honma TW 727 18* 5 Wood
    Honma TW 727 22* Hybrid
    Miura CB 57 4-PW Irons
    Miura Tour 2018 52 and 58 Wedges
    Wilson 8802 Milled Putter
  • sdandreasdandrea Steve Members Posts: 2,352 ✭✭
    gdb99 wrote:

    VNutz wrote:

    kiwihacker wrote:


    I still bag my 2004 Cleveland Launcher from time to time and lose very little. My modern (2016) driver is a little more forgiving if you miss the centre of the clubface but that's about it. In 18 holes I reckon bagging the old driver costs me zero strokes.




    Cleveland Launcher, what a great driver.




    I still break mine out from time to time, don’t feel like I lose a thing. So true to its name.




    I had the Launcher 330, 400, and 460. I got better results with the 400 and 460. Launcher 460 and the R9 460 just felt great.




    R9 460 sounds great too!
    Cobra Max 10.5*
    Cobra Baffler T Rail 19*
    Cobra Baffler 5h
    Maltby Tricept F1 6-GW
    Callaway Sure Out 56*
    Odyssey V-Line
  • VNutzVNutz Members Posts: 6,099 ✭✭
    gdb99 wrote:
    VNutz wrote:

    kiwihacker wrote:


    I still bag my 2004 Cleveland Launcher from time to time and lose very little. My modern (2016) driver is a little more forgiving if you miss the centre of the clubface but that's about it. In 18 holes I reckon bagging the old driver costs me zero strokes.




    Cleveland Launcher, what a great driver.




    I still break mine out from time to time, don’t feel like I lose a thing. So true to its name.




    I had the Launcher 330, 400, and 460. I got better results with the 400 and 460. Launcher 460 and the R9 460 just felt great.




    I tried to upgrade from the 400 to the R9 460. The 460 gave me some epically long drives but i couldn’t control it for anything, long before I knew anything about shafts. So good though.
  • 97speedster97speedster Speedster Members Posts: 394 ✭✭
    edited Dec 20, 2018 #81
    I have a TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 with 10.5* of loft that is in my bag.... I have tested it against every Callaway and M-series TaylorMade and none have come within 12 yards of my RBZ in total distance. The launch and spin are just absolutely perfect for me so I will keep using it until something comes along that tests better. BTW, I sent it to Continental Golf last year to have them make it matter black along with my RBZ Stage 2 three wood and hybrid. All three of the RBZ's are in my bag and will stay there until something tests better.
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    WITB in 2018
    Driver: TaylorMade RBZ Tour Stage 2 (10.5 degrees)
    Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Blue Tour Spec 6X
    3 Wood: TaylorMade RBZ Tour Stage 2 (14.5 degrees)
    Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Blue Tour Spec 7X
    Hybrid: Srixon U85 (18 degrees)
    Shaft: KBS TGI 100 
    Irons: TaylorMade P-760 (4-PW)
    Shaft: KBS TGI 100  +1/2"
    Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind (52.12, 58.12),
    Callaway Mack Daddy 2 64.8
    Shaft: KBS TGI 100  +1/2" in 52 & 58; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S-400 in 64
    Putter:
    Tour Issue Odyssey White Hot 2-Ball Lined and Filled 34"
    Grip: Golf Pride Classic Putter Grip
    Golf Ball: TaylorMade TP5X
  • Sir edward of putternutSir edward of putternut DARTH SMUG Members Posts: 1,365 ✭✭
    R580 xd w blue graffaloy shaft.

    The nick cannon of baby drivers...



    Mizuno mp-5(px 5.5, 4-pw)
    Adams Pro 19'
    Hogan 51,55
    Callaway 60 pm grind
    Byron Morgan 007
    Callaway EpicSZ 9.0
    Mizuno JPX 900 3w


  • GAdawgGAdawg Members Posts: 249 ✭✭
    905T. I've witnessed it out perform the 909, the 913, and the M4.
  • uwhockey14uwhockey14 Members Posts: 258 ✭✭


    What about the R9?




    For some reason I always thought that was a step back from the R7, I just didn't think the R9 was as "hot" of a face as the R7.... the R11 is a rocket ship however!
    Titleist 913D2/D3 (8.5) Stiff Diamana
    Titleist 906F2 15* Aldila NV Stiff
    Cleveland LDi 21*
    Titleist 681 4-PW (Project X 5.5)
    Mizuno MP T-Series Forged Wedges (56,60)
    Cobra Greg Norman (U-Model) Putter "Boss of the moss"
    Ping Hoofer (Wisconsin Badgers)
    Driver Cover (Black Lab)
    3-Wood Cover (USA knit pom pom)
    Putter Cover (Team USA 2016 Ryder Cup)
  • uwhockey14uwhockey14 Members Posts: 258 ✭✭
    GAdawg wrote:


    905T. I've witnessed it out perform the 909, the 913, and the M4.




    The 905S was not a bad driver either..... but i've always been a smaller driver head type of player (Insert joke here)
    Titleist 913D2/D3 (8.5) Stiff Diamana
    Titleist 906F2 15* Aldila NV Stiff
    Cleveland LDi 21*
    Titleist 681 4-PW (Project X 5.5)
    Mizuno MP T-Series Forged Wedges (56,60)
    Cobra Greg Norman (U-Model) Putter "Boss of the moss"
    Ping Hoofer (Wisconsin Badgers)
    Driver Cover (Black Lab)
    3-Wood Cover (USA knit pom pom)
    Putter Cover (Team USA 2016 Ryder Cup)
  • Duffer222Duffer222 Members Posts: 371 ✭✭
    I have to go with 9015D with a 70g whiteboard. Wasn’t very forgiving but my God it produced some monstrous drives that I’d never seen before or since. The 510 tp wasn’t quite as long, but on average it produced WAY less errant drives, so I’d give it the nod.
    Driver - Cobra F9 10.5 w/ Speeder 661 EVO III
    Fairway - Cobra F9 14.5 w/ Atmos TS 7s blue
    Fairway - Callaway XR Steelhead 5 w/ Atmos TS 7s red
    Hybrid - Mizuno MP CLK-H (Japan only) 24* - TENSEI CK Pro Blue 80h
    Irons - Yamaha ‘15 RMX CB Tour - 5-P w/ Mitsubishi OT 100’s
    Wedge - Titleist Vokey WedgeWorks 54° w/ Mitsubishi OT 100
    Wedge - Titleist Vokey WedgeWorks 60° w/ Mitsubishi OT 100
    Putter - Odyssey EXO 7s 34”
    Ball - Callaway ERC / TaylorMade TP5

    Full time walker w/ my SM 3.5 LS on my back
  • toofastlxtoofastlx shanker.yipper.worm burner.#GOAT Members Posts: 4
    Cleveland Launcher Comp 460. it was a monster.
    Razr Hawk Tour (factory) X 
    Big Bertha Ti 4 Wood Prolite X
    MacGregor Pro C 3-PW S-300
    Akira H-252 S-300
    Callaway PM Grind Black 56/60 S400 Onyx
    Wilson Tour Special 1 "Ms.Pinky"
    Any Tour type ball 
  • Jack PearsallJack Pearsall Members Posts: 3,330 ✭✭
    Yeah, tm 580xd and 540 were terrific, not sure as long those an M2. Tm Rbz definitely longer than those that came b4. Callaway FT-9 and tho different, Xtreme.

    Never felt the Titleist were ever longest and none of 910-915.



    TM SLDR just as long as latest TM drivers....see Shields vid.
    Taylormade SLDR TP 430 10*
    Taylormade Aeroburner 15*
    Taylormade SLDR 19*
    Mizuno MP FliHi 21* 24*
    Mizuno MP-15 5-PW
    Epon 210KGX 52* 56*
    Scotty Cameron TeI3 Newport Longneck
  • 00ogopogo00ogopogo Poa Made Me an 8 Members Posts: 82 ✭✭
    I am partial to the R9 Supertri.



    Aside from the adjustability, over time I have dialled it in to best length and weighting resulting in fewer missed fairways and less misses due to high degree of confidence.
  • jasonTeI3jasonTeI3 Members Posts: 542 ✭✭
    I’m doing this same thing and went with a 975D. I have a pristine R510 TP but it felt too new. I wanted to stay sub 400cc with the driver. Pairing the driver up with a 975F and some Apex 99’s.
  • CISM WayneCISM Wayne Members Posts: 127 ✭✭


    My thoughts from experience:



    Titelist 983K



    Bridgestone J33



    Titleist 909D3



    Taylor Made 510 TP




    The R11 and R11S, if you can find one, can still keep up with the newest stuff.
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