$200-$250 to spend on used driver. What you getting?

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FormerBigDaddyFormerBigDaddy  121WRX Points: 38Handicap: 18Members Posts: 121 Fairways
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Still playing the r15 tp. Never been a huge fan of it as I don’t think it’s very forgiving. I have an all taylormade bag so I’d look there first... I’m interested in the 2016 m2 since I’ve read a lot of good things about it. Been keeping an eye out for any clubhead only sales so I can get the shaft I want. Anything else I should be looking at in my price range?

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  • SetTheBarrHighSetTheBarrHigh Dallas 3949WRX Points: 192ClubWRX Posts: 3,949 ClubWRX
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    The 2016 M2 is a safe bet, I still see so many of those in current bags. It's a little more forgiving than what you're playing now. I'd give the original Epic and Ping G/G400 a shot as well.

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    Just bought a rogue SZ. I’m pumped.

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  • GoGoErkyGoGoErky  2497WRX Points: 860Members Posts: 2,497 Platinum Tees
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    Saving $100 and buying 16 m2

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  • cmagnussoncmagnusson  572WRX Points: 179Handicap: 14Members Posts: 572 Golden Tee
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    F9

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    Titleist 917F2 16.5*, Diamana Blueboard 73X
    Taylormade PSI Tour 3 iron, DG Pro X100
    Taylormade RBladez 5i-PW, Stiff
    Taylormade RSI2 AW 50*
    Cobra Trusty Rusty 53*, 59*, DG S200
    Odyssey White Hot OG #1 Arm-lock conversion at 7*, 42"
  • pakpak  184WRX Points: 108Members Posts: 184 Fairways
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    I purchased a 16 m2 last year thinking I was saving money and getting a better or equivalent driver than the M4. One year later and I’m trading in the M2 for an M4. Going from a 10.5 M2 to 9.5 M4 and based on testing hopefully will get better feel and forgiveness.

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  • larryd3larryd3  629WRX Points: 123Handicap: 11Members Posts: 629 Golden Tee
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    I’d hunt for an M4. Great driver and should be priced decently.

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    Epic 15*
    816 H1 19*
    816 H1 24*
    PXG 0311 5-gw
    54* SM6 M
    58* SM7 S
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  • FormerBigDaddyFormerBigDaddy  121WRX Points: 38Handicap: 18Members Posts: 121 Fairways
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    On -, @pak said:

    I purchased a 16 m2 last year thinking I was saving money and getting a better or equivalent driver than the M4. One year later and I’m trading in the M2 for an M4. Going from a 10.5 M2 to 9.5 M4 and based on testing hopefully will get better feel and forgiveness.

    Interesting. Why the drop in loft? Based on your swing or do they perform differently?

    How much you want for that m2? Haha

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    I'd go to Yahoo Auctions

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  • kiw1982kiw1982 Williamsburg, VA 1235WRX Points: 161Handicap: 9Members Posts: 1,235 Platinum Tees
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    m2 is still a great gamer!

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    Cobra                   F9 9.0 Driver 
    Titleist                  TS2 16.5 Wood 
    Ping                      G410 19 Hybrid 
    Titleist                  818 H2 23 Hybrid 
    Mizuno                 MP 32 5-P Irons
    Ping                      Glide 2.0 52/56/60 Wedges
    Scotty Cameron  Special Select 2.5 Putter 
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  • BiggErnBiggErn  2735WRX Points: 622Members Posts: 2,735 Titanium Tees
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    Still have ‘16 M2

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  • cjblake09cjblake09  2012WRX Points: 174Members Posts: 2,012 Platinum Tees
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    TM M4 would be my pick.

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  • T.B.T.B.  299WRX Points: 105Handicap: 10Members Posts: 299 Greens
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    I have 2016 m2 and g400 and both are great drivers that you can find used in that price range.

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  • puresurfrpuresurfr  2252WRX Points: 208Members Posts: 2,252 Platinum Tees
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    M4 all the way, if you get lucky, you may even find a tour issue one in new condition.

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  • JustsomeguyJustsomeguy  1199WRX Points: 215Handicap: 15Members Posts: 1,199 Platinum Tees
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    Me personally I'm looking for a 917. But you should probably be looking for an Epic.

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    Titleist 915H 20* Diamana S+ Blue 70, R
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  • A.PrinceyA.Princey Major Hacker  2437WRX Points: 492Handicap: 3Members Posts: 2,437 Platinum Tees
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    I got lucky with my near mint M2, the head and shaft were piecemeal but under 150 total.

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    Titleist 915D2 10.5*, Fujikura Pro 70X 43.5"
    Ping G SFT 16*, Matrix 8Q3-X 41.5"
    Ping OG Rapture 2-U, DG XP - R300
    Vokey 56(57*), 60(63*) DG-R400
    "Rusty" Byron DH89 Pipeneck, 34" (or any of 10  2 other putters...)

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  • FormerBigDaddyFormerBigDaddy  121WRX Points: 38Handicap: 18Members Posts: 121 Fairways
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    On -, @Kingcat990 said:

    I'd go to Yahoo Auctions

    Never knew about this... got any useful tips on using yahoo auctions?

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    On -, @Kingcat990 said:

    I'd go to Yahoo Auctions

    I just grabbed an epic forged head and Crazy LY-01 shaft for about $190 on yahoo auctions. Dont know how combo will be but it was a good deal on paper...

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    Miura 1957 small blades/Nippon 1150 tours
    Wilson Staff V4 tour modus 130
    Mizuno MP-14/DG300-raw finish
    Buchi 50/56. RomaRo 59
    Gold's Factory custom original flat-stick amongst a couple dozen others.
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    I paid about £180 for my Vapor Fly last year (£99 for the Driver with a Tensei Blue, £80 for the Speeder shaft) and it's been absolute money since I swapped the shaft. I've tried some more recent drivers (M2, TS3) and none of them were as consistent as the Blue Thunder.

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    The Blades: Nike VR Pro 4i - PW - DG S400 TI Shaft
    The Rusties: Nike Engage 50, 54 Square Sole, 58 Toe Sweep
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  • monkeyboymonkeyboy  807WRX Points: 234Handicap: 8.6Lefty Boomers Posts: 807 Golden Tee
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    A new Cobra F8 or F8+

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    Wood (14.5) - Cobra F9 Aldila NV Green 75 S
    Driving Iron (20) - Srixon U65 Project X 5.5
    Irons (5-6) - Srixon Z565 Project X 5.5
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    Mizuno ST-180 off eBay

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    Mizuno ST-190TS 15* Tensei White 70X
    Mizuno CLK 19* 3 Hybrid Speeder Evo HB 95X
    Mizuno MP 18 MMC 4-P C-Taper 130X (plus 1/2" 3 up)
    Mizuno S18 50, 55, 60 C-Taper 130X soft stepped (plus 1/2" 3 up)
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  • Hougz79Hougz79  383WRX Points: 97Members Posts: 383 Greens
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    My vote would be a Epic SZ or M1/M2.

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    Ping i210 4-GW DG 120 S300
    Ping Glide 3.0 54SS, 58SS DG TI S400
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    On -, @larryd3 said:

    I’d hunt for an M4. Great driver and should be priced decently.

    Funny how opinions vary so much, especially on golf equipment. I’ve tried all flavors of Taylormade drivers, and the only one I actually liked was the R7 425. I owned a M4, and the only driver I thought was worse was the R11s. I absolutely hated the M4. Of you don’t get along with the R15, I suggest trying other brands.

    OP, if you live anywhere near a golf store, go in and hit all of the drivers on the used rack in their simulator. Find one you like and go buy it somewhere if the price in store is too high.

    Since everyone is throwing out their drivers as recommendations, I’ll recommend the Callaway Epic SubZero. I also have a Rogue SZ, but prefer the epic by a wide margin. One of the straightest amd most forgiving drivers I’ve owned. And I’ve owned a LOT of drivers.

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  • manima1manima1 Chicago 756WRX Points: 126Handicap: 9.8Members Posts: 756 Golden Tee
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    You won't find anything new that is longer than the 16M2. That driver is longer than anything when hit on the screws. Pretty forgiving as well, but left to right dispersion is a bit better with the newer stuff in my experience.

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    z745 4-PW - S400
    SM6 50.08F - S400 Steel Gray
    SM7 54.10S - S400 Raw
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  • PixlPutterman PixlPutterman Look At My Lefty J33R(hey I can wish)  8388WRX Points: 269Handicap: 6Members Posts: 8,388 Titanium Tees
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    Zero chance you can go wrong with either a '16 M2 or something from the G400 Family

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    Edel E-3 - P2 Classic Grip
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  • Kingcat990Kingcat990 European Tailored Golf Socks  4001WRX Points: 303Members Posts: 4,001 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @FormerBigDaddy said:

    On -, @Kingcat990 said:

    I'd go to Yahoo Auctions

    Never knew about this... got any useful tips on using yahoo auctions?

    Yeah. You want to use buyee.JP to roam the auctions internationally. Its easier to sift through the ads on yahoo auctions, then copy the link and paste on buyee.jp. Set up an account on Buyee. Really straight forward. Have gotten some great deals and have purchased some really great equipment. I've purchased a dozen or so items from the auctions. Quite a few rakuten dealers sell on yahoo auctions. So you can purchase a lot of new equipment.

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  • Kingcat990Kingcat990 European Tailored Golf Socks  4001WRX Points: 303Members Posts: 4,001 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @Bigmean said:

    On -, @Kingcat990 said:

    I'd go to Yahoo Auctions

    I just grabbed an epic forged head and Crazy LY-01 shaft for about $190 on yahoo auctions. Dont know how combo will be but it was a good deal on paper...

    Thats pretty funny considering the shaft is several hundred dollars :blush:

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  • MychMych  2096WRX Points: 346Members Posts: 2,096 Platinum Tees
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    1) Shaking the couch cushions for a few extra bucks and getting a Cobra F9 Avalanche head.
    2) Saving $200 and buying a Cobra Fly-Z or BioCell for $50.

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