Dollar Driver Club

LagIVLagIV John 3:3Members Posts: 109 ✭✭
https://dollardriverclub.com/



Anyone on here signed up with them? Is it legit?



Looks like it’s $30/mo and you get a new driver to try out every 90 days with the option to purchase if you like it.



They’re adding Titleist to their lineup soon according to their FB page.
Cobra Bio Cell + 10.5* Matrix Red Tie stiff
TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 3W 15* stock stiff shaft
Cobra Bio Cell 5/7W 18* Matrix Red Tie stiff
Srixon Z765 4-Pw Nippon Pro Modus3 120 stiff
Callaway MD3 52* S Grind Dynamic Gold wedge flex
Titleist SM5 58* (bent to 57) K Grind Dynamic Gold wedge flex
Scotty Cameron Golo 5
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  • bradskibradski Members Posts: 2,328 ✭✭
    edited Feb 12, 2019 11:51am #2
    the only issue I have with it is you are in $360 dollars per year. (unless you can walk away for winter) I would assume you would be liable for damage and for the cost you could buy a new driver every year and tradein/ sell your old one for less. Many golf shops will do 60-90 day trials with clubs so I would assume that is a better route.
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  • LagIVLagIV John 3:3 Members Posts: 109 ✭✭
    bradski wrote:


    the only iddue I have with it is you are in $360 dollars per year. (unless you can walk away for winter) I would assume you would be liable for damage and for the cost you could buy a new driver every year and tradein/ sell your old one for less. Many golf shops will do 60-90 day trials with clubs so I would assume that is a better route.




    I read some comments on FB where guys quit their service during the winter months and plan to renew in the spring. After 90 days, apparently you can cancel with no questions asked.
    Cobra Bio Cell + 10.5* Matrix Red Tie stiff
    TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 3W 15* stock stiff shaft
    Cobra Bio Cell 5/7W 18* Matrix Red Tie stiff
    Srixon Z765 4-Pw Nippon Pro Modus3 120 stiff
    Callaway MD3 52* S Grind Dynamic Gold wedge flex
    Titleist SM5 58* (bent to 57) K Grind Dynamic Gold wedge flex
    Scotty Cameron Golo 5
  • augustgolfaugustgolf Golf with dignity Coastal NCMembers Posts: 3,898 ✭✭
    OK - here's what I am looking for:



    2500 golfers/year, paying $30/month, but can opt out of 6 months/year due to winter - for this they get 1 round/month for a foursome at my course.



    So - they only pay $180/year instead of $360 - the question is: how much value do they get from their "investment"



    I would assume that anyone paying $30/month for anything would do better simply paying for what it is that they want, whether it is a driver, actually playing, etc.



    Just my POV - YMMV
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  • Joker91Joker91 Westminster, COMembers Posts: 562 ✭✭
    If you're just looking to use the newest driver for the year or less, I think it's a good idea. I like that they will discount the rate after a year or will let you buy the driver.



    If you're someone who wants to tinker (try different shafts, length, swingweights, etc.) or you're someone who beats up a driver, it's probably not for you.



    If you just want to demo a driver for 3 months, I think there are better ways to do that.
  • LagIVLagIV John 3:3 Members Posts: 109 ✭✭
    Joker91 wrote:


    If you're just looking to use the newest driver for the year or less, I think it's a good idea. I like that they will discount the rate after a year or will let you buy the driver.



    If you're someone who wants to tinker (try different shafts, length, swingweights, etc.) or you're someone who beats up a driver, it's probably not for you.



    If you just want to demo a driver for 3 months, I think there are better ways to do that.




    I think this is pretty good for someone who loves a new driver every season. You do a subscription for 9 mos/ $270 a year and get a new driver every year instead of shelling out $500 plus at a retailer every year. Anyways I saw it on FB, just wanted to see if anyone was doing it.
    Cobra Bio Cell + 10.5* Matrix Red Tie stiff
    TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 3W 15* stock stiff shaft
    Cobra Bio Cell 5/7W 18* Matrix Red Tie stiff
    Srixon Z765 4-Pw Nippon Pro Modus3 120 stiff
    Callaway MD3 52* S Grind Dynamic Gold wedge flex
    Titleist SM5 58* (bent to 57) K Grind Dynamic Gold wedge flex
    Scotty Cameron Golo 5
  • sdandreasdandrea Steve Members Posts: 2,352 ✭✭
    Leasing drivers vs buying. Might work for the ultimate driver ho.
    Cobra Max 10.5*
    Cobra Baffler T Rail 19*
    Cobra Baffler 5h
    Maltby Tricept F1 6-GW
    Callaway Sure Out 56*
    Odyssey V-Line
  • stealthrt91stealthrt91 Members Posts: 1,695 ✭✭
    ppl that dont use head covers during their round or hit sky balls like theyre going out of style should probably stay away haha
    M4 D-Type 10.5* - NV 2KXV 65 Green
    M6 Rocket 14* - X-Tortion Copper 60
    M6 19* - X-Tortion Copper 60
    P790 (4-GW) - DG105
    Milled Grind Bronze 55.12 - DG105
    Milled Grind Hi-Toe 60.ATV - DG105
    Scotty Cameron 2014 Fastback
  • nfmotonfmoto Members Posts: 170 ✭✭
    LagIV wrote:


    https://dollardriverclub.com/



    Anyone on here signed up with them? Is it legit?



    Looks like it's $30/mo and you get a new driver to try out every 90 days with the option to purchase if you like it.



    They're adding Titleist to their lineup soon according to their FB page.




    Played golf with the guy who founded this a few months back. He lives here in Austin, was a great guy, and a **** good golfer. I also know a few of his customers, and they are happy.



    He had a few drivers in the bag and was letting the other players in our group test them out. I couldn't, but I asked him about options for someone like me (play driver 2" over. I'm 6'9" with short arms), and he said they can order different specs and figure out how to accommodate just about anyone.



    Cool idea.
  • gr8 flopshotgr8 flopshot Members Posts: 266 ✭✭

    This is perfect for people who are tinkerers. According to what I read, you can swap out shafts during the time you have the club for no extra cost. So if you originally got fitted for a Hzrdus Yellow and try it for a few months, you can send it back and get a Tensei PO for the same $30/month. That alone seems worth it.

    Driver - 2017 M1 460 Project X Hzrdus yellow 63 6.6
    3W - M3 Project X Hzrdus yellow 63 6.3
    2 hybrid - M3 17* Project X Evenflow black 6.0
    Irons - Titelist AP3 4-PW True temper AMT S
    Wedges -Vokey SM6 50/12*, 54/12*, 58/10*
    Putter - Slighter Redmond Ptriple Prototype
  • geno4952geno4952 Members Posts: 120 ✭✭

    I just got through chatting live with a DDC rep and the only requirement is that you have to keep the driver for at least 90 days so your total output would be $101.... $90 for the lease and $11 for shipping.......after that you can quit, change out the shaft, try another driver or keep leasing the one you have. But you only get to change the shaft or the driver itself once a year. So we unfortunates up here in snow country can keep the club for 6 or 7 or 8 months and then send it back and cancel the deal. If you want to get another in the spring you just go through the same process.He also said that skymarks won't be enough damage for you to have to pay for the club... he also said they don't like dents...LOL. When the clubs are returned to them they take some of them and donate them to junior programs and such. Back in the day people thought leasing a car wasn't such a good deal and now everybody and his brother are doing it so why not lease a driver??? Sounds like a deal to me and I think I just may get myself a new M5 for $30 a month and keep it until October......

    Now Playing.... backup bag No.2

    TM R7 10.5* driver
    TM 200 series 3 wood
    Callaway Heaven Wood
    1987 Ping Eye 2 Black dot 3-PW
    Ping Eye 2 sw
    Ping Eye 2 lw
    Ping Kushin putter ...(changes often)

    Peace
  • coach_harris1coach_harris1 Members Posts: 899 ✭✭

    Not going to lie. My inner club hoe is really tempted to try this.

  • Radeon962Radeon962 ClubWRX Posts: 1,948 ClubWRX

    How many lease a car or cell phone? I don't do either so I'm in the buy camp with everything except my house which soon should also be in the buy camp once I finish paying it off. Buy it and use it until it doesn't work and then sell it (or in my case give it to my kids to use from cars, to cell phones and yes even my clubs). Makes buying something new much easier to justify when you can sell it or move it to your kids.

  • swish16swish16 Members Posts: 241 ✭✭

    Idk I went ahead and pulled the trigger on the cobra f9 through them.. Having a small child and another on the way it's hard to justify spending 400-600 on a new driver regardless of if I do it with the intentions of keeping it for ever. Living in Ohio we have 4 maybe 6 months of golf weather I don't feel so bad spending the 200$ or so for the season send it back and think about doing it again next season... Worst case scenario I spend 100$ to have it for 3 months decide I don't like it and go back to my m1 or swap it out to try something else...

  • kmcelhaneykmcelhaney Members Posts: 155 ✭✭

    It also helps those that dont really have $500+. But most people can swing $30 a month

  • BB28403BB28403 Members Posts: 3,635 ✭✭

    Is shipping the club back and forth covered and free?

  • swish16swish16 Members Posts: 241 ✭✭

    From their FAQ

    If you are upgrading, you will receive a prepaid shipping label with your new driver to return the old driver. If you are cancelling, you simply ship the driver back to us using the prepaid shipping label that we will provide via email.

  • LagIVLagIV John 3:3 Members Posts: 109 ✭✭

    I saw recently that they are in talks to add PXG to the lineup for the same $30/mo cost. That would be pretty awesome.

    Cobra Bio Cell + 10.5* Matrix Red Tie stiff
    TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 3W 15* stock stiff shaft
    Cobra Bio Cell 5/7W 18* Matrix Red Tie stiff
    Srixon Z765 4-Pw Nippon Pro Modus3 120 stiff
    Callaway MD3 52* S Grind Dynamic Gold wedge flex
    Titleist SM5 58* (bent to 57) K Grind Dynamic Gold wedge flex
    Scotty Cameron Golo 5
  • larciellarciel I play for eagle Members Posts: 2,256 ✭✭

    upgrade every 90 days. not bad at all. I'd actually try this.

  • GolfChannelGolfChannel Orlando, FloridaMembers Posts: 1,729 ✭✭

    Don't need the service at the moment, but intrigued. Can you trade-in what you currently have, how often can you switch out, etc...

    Driver: He who shall not be named...
    3 Wood: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Blue Evenflow 75
    5 Wood: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Blue Evenflow 75
    Irons: Ping iBlade Nippon AWT 2.0 Stiff
    Wedges: Callaway MD3 50, 54, and Honma TW737 Forged 62
    Putter: Original Odyssey White Hot XG No. 7
    Ball: Srixon Z-Star 2018 (Yellow)
  • swish16swish16 Members Posts: 241 ✭✭

    My cobra came in today.. Pretty nice packaging with a welcome note and a hefty metal ball marker with my initials

  • swish16swish16 Members Posts: 241 ✭✭
    edited Apr 24, 2019 10:47pm #22

    Hoping I'm able to get to the course early tomorrow before league and put some swings on it at the range

    Post edited by swish16 on
  • larciellarciel I play for eagle Members Posts: 2,256 ✭✭
  • BB28403BB28403 Members Posts: 3,635 ✭✭

    This program is going to lead to ALOT of fees and charges. If you can't afford a new driver , use a credit card. Use it for the season, then sell it. Repeat next season.

  • swish16swish16 Members Posts: 241 ✭✭

    @BB28403 said:
    This program is going to lead to ALOT of fees and charges. If you can't afford a new driver , use a credit card. Use it for the season, then sell it. Repeat next season.

    What are you talking about? As long as you don't abuse the driver and and try to send it back completely covered in sky marks or something crazy you're not paying more than the 30$/month

  • BB28403BB28403 Members Posts: 3,635 ✭✭

    @swish16 said:

    @BB28403 said:
    This program is going to lead to ALOT of fees and charges. If you can't afford a new driver , use a credit card. Use it for the season, then sell it. Repeat next season.

    What are you talking about? As long as you don't abuse the driver and and try to send it back completely covered in sky marks or something crazy you're not paying more than the 30$/month

    It’s a lease man. It is meant to screw you. It is baked in.
    I Buy cars. I Buy phone. Buy things on my Credit Cards for the consumer protections do I do not have to sign a lease.
    But good luck to you , I do hope it works out.

    Just thinking about how the company was founded. Guy in Texas : means he’s probably trying to make a lot of money.
    Send you a brand new club worth $600: There has to be a way they overcome the loss of value these new clubs have. And it is not the $100 you pay and then send it back. More than likely they have a fee structure when they “inspect” the driver. Grip damage, shaft damage, smoke damage, face damage... lol.

    I am just wary of leases because I have had rental car company’s like enterprise tack on “surprises” soooo many times . And Texas is a notoriously consumer Unfriendly State. So you are asking for trouble if the guys company is incorporated there .

  • CelebrosCelebros Vandalia, OHMembers Posts: 74 ✭✭
    edited Apr 25, 2019 4:27pm #27

    I went ahead and ordered a Cobra F9 this morning through Dollar Driver Club. I spoke with Kevin there and arranged to have my driver special ordered, as they did not have any models with Extra Stiff Atmos Tour Spec Black shafts in stock/on-order.

    One other thing to note, is the option to outright purchase your driver if you want to keep it. Get this though - all of the $30 payments you have made with your current driver apply toward the retail price of the driver and you just pay the difference when/if you want to buy. Much fairer arrangement than I was expecting (I really didn't think all of your payments would be fully applied to the cost and expected some sort of flat price to buy).

    Cobra KING F9 Speedback (9*)
    Callaway Steelhead Plus 4+ (15*)
    Cobra KING Forged Tour (3-GW)
    Cobra KING WideLow (56*)
    Cobra KING Pur WideLow (60*)
    Odyssey 2-Ball (Original)
    Vice Pro+
  • swish16swish16 Members Posts: 241 ✭✭

    @BB28403 said:

    @swish16 said:

    @BB28403 said:
    This program is going to lead to ALOT of fees and charges. If you can't afford a new driver , use a credit card. Use it for the season, then sell it. Repeat next season.

    What are you talking about? As long as you don't abuse the driver and and try to send it back completely covered in sky marks or something crazy you're not paying more than the 30$/month

    It’s a lease man. It is meant to **** you. It is baked in.
    I Buy cars. I Buy phone. Buy things on my Credit Cards for the consumer protections do I do not have to sign a lease.
    But good luck to you , I do hope it works out.

    Just thinking about how the company was founded. Guy in Texas : means he’s probably trying to make a lot of money.
    Send you a brand new club worth $600: There has to be a way they overcome the loss of value these new clubs have. And it is not the $100 you pay and then send it back. More than likely they have a fee structure when they “inspect” the driver. Grip damage, shaft damage, smoke damage, face damage... lol.

    I am just wary of leases because I have had rental car company’s like enterprise tack on “surprises” soooo many times . And Texas is a notoriously consumer Unfriendly State. So you are asking for trouble if the guys company is incorporated there .

    I understand the skepticism and I don't totally disagree with what you're saying about possible hidden fees and I hope that in that aspect you are incorrect.. They could have great deals setup with the manufacturer or they could not... They could be waiting to charge you out the **** when you try and return early.. So far from the little bit of looking I've done I haven't found many reviews on them and I haven't seen anything negative about them.. They're filling a niche that has been previously unfilled by providing this opportunity and only time will tell how good or bad they are..

    I did see someone say that they plan on donating some of the returned drivers to the miscellaneous organizations that there are and I could see that being one way of offsetting their cost as they can most likely write that stuff off.

  • swish16swish16 Members Posts: 241 ✭✭

    @Celebros said:
    I went ahead and ordered a Cobra F9 this morning through Dollar Driver Club. I spoke with Kevin there and arranged to have my driver special ordered, as they did not have any models with Extra Stiff Atmos Tour Spec Black shafts in stock/on-order.

    One other thing to note, is the option to outright purchase your driver if you want to keep it. Get this though - all of the $30 payments you have made with your current driver apply toward the retail price of the driver and you just pay the difference when/if you want to buy. Much fairer arrangement than I was expecting (I really didn't think all of your payments would be fully applied to the cost and expected some sort of flat price to buy).

    That's exactly what I just received yesterday.
    Glad I pulled the trigger last week lol. And I was happy to hear that about if you decided to purchase they did also confirm that they are trying to work out a deal with PXG as well but those being added to the program is a few months away as they're still working out the details

  • BB28403BB28403 Members Posts: 3,635 ✭✭
    edited Apr 25, 2019 5:47pm #30

    @swish16 said:

    @BB28403 said:

    @swish16 said:

    @BB28403 said:
    This program is going to lead to ALOT of fees and charges. If you can't afford a new driver , use a credit card. Use it for the season, then sell it. Repeat next season.

    What are you talking about? As long as you don't abuse the driver and and try to send it back completely covered in sky marks or something crazy you're not paying more than the 30$/month

    It’s a lease man. It is meant to **** you. It is baked in.
    I Buy cars. I Buy phone. Buy things on my Credit Cards for the consumer protections do I do not have to sign a lease.
    But good luck to you , I do hope it works out.

    Just thinking about how the company was founded. Guy in Texas : means he’s probably trying to make a lot of money.
    Send you a brand new club worth $600: There has to be a way they overcome the loss of value these new clubs have. And it is not the $100 you pay and then send it back. More than likely they have a fee structure when they “inspect” the driver. Grip damage, shaft damage, smoke damage, face damage... lol.

    I am just wary of leases because I have had rental car company’s like enterprise tack on “surprises” soooo many times . And Texas is a notoriously consumer Unfriendly State. So you are asking for trouble if the guys company is incorporated there .

    I understand the skepticism and I don't totally disagree with what you're saying about possible hidden fees and I hope that in that aspect you are incorrect.. They could have great deals setup with the manufacturer or they could not... They could be waiting to charge you out the **** when you try and return early.. So far from the little bit of looking I've done I haven't found many reviews on them and I haven't seen anything negative about them.. They're filling a niche that has been previously unfilled by providing this opportunity and only time will tell how good or bad they are..

    I did see someone say that they plan on donating some of the returned drivers to the miscellaneous organizations that there are and I could see that being one way of offsetting their cost as they can most likely write that stuff off.

    True, I hope it works out too. It is a cool concept.
    I order miura and Callaway pre owned (usually always brand new). thru the mail. But I pay in full each time. It is convenient.

  • paulballspaulballs Members Posts: 1

    @Celebros said:
    I went ahead and ordered a Cobra F9 this morning through Dollar Driver Club. I spoke with Kevin there and arranged to have my driver special ordered, as they did not have any models with Extra Stiff Atmos Tour Spec Black shafts in stock/on-order.

    One other thing to note, is the option to outright purchase your driver if you want to keep it. Get this though - all of the $30 payments you have made with your current driver apply toward the retail price of the driver and you just pay the difference when/if you want to buy. Much fairer arrangement than I was expecting (I really didn't think all of your payments would be fully applied to the cost and expected some sort of flat price to buy).

    Does the F9 come with cobra connect grip?

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