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

FormerBigDaddyFormerBigDaddy Members Posts: 52 ✭✭

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 DallasClubWRX Posts: 3,920 ClubWRX

    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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  • 9ironiscash9ironiscash Members Posts: 652 ✭✭

    Just bought a rogue SZ. I’m pumped.

  • GoGoErkyGoGoErky Members Posts: 1,139 ✭✭

    Saving $100 and buying 16 m2

  • cmagnussoncmagnusson Members Posts: 401 ✭✭

    F9

    Cobra BioCell+ 8.5*D, Aldila RIP'D NV 65TX at 44.75"
    Ping Rapture 14*, Diamana Blueboard 73X
    Titleist 917F2 18*, Matrix Deus 60X
    Adams Pro DHy 18*, Aldila RIP 85X
    Adams Red 20*, Aldila RIP 85X
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  • pakpak Members Posts: 133 ✭✭

    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.

  • larryd3larryd3 Members Posts: 578 ✭✭

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

    TM M4
    Epic 15*
    816 H1 19*
    816 H1 24*
    PXG 0311 5-pw
    50* SM7 F
    54* SM6 M
    58* SM7 S
    PXG Operator H
  • FormerBigDaddyFormerBigDaddy Members Posts: 52 ✭✭

    @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

  • Kingcat990Kingcat990 European Tailored Golf Socks Members Posts: 3,813 ✭✭

    I'd go to Yahoo Auctions

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  • kiw1982kiw1982 Members Posts: 1,200 ✭✭

    m2 is still a great gamer!

    Mizuno        ST-180 Driver w/KuroKage HBP 50 S+
    Taylormade  M6 3 Wood w/NV 2KXV Blue 75 S+
    Taylormade  P790 UDI 2 Iron w/ KBS Tour 120 S+
    Taylormade  P790 4-G Irons w/KBS Tour 130 S+
    Mizuno        T7 56/10 Wedge w/KBS Tour 130 S+
    Mizuno        S18 60/06 Wedge w/KBS Tour 130 S+
    Odyssey      O-Works 1WS Putter
  • BiggErnBiggErn Members Posts: 2,283 ✭✭

    Still have ‘16 M2

  • cjblake09cjblake09 Members Posts: 1,815 ✭✭

    TM M4 would be my pick.

  • T.B.T.B. Members Posts: 160 ✭✭

    I have 2016 m2 and g400 and both are great drivers that you can find used in that price range.

  • puresurfrpuresurfr Members Posts: 1,894 ✭✭

    M4 all the way, if you get lucky, you may even find a tour issue one in new condition.

  • JustsomeguyJustsomeguy Members Posts: 994 ✭✭

    Me personally I'm looking for a 917. But you should probably be looking for an Epic.

    Titleist 915D3 9.5*, Diamana S+ Blue 60, R, @11*
    Titleist 915F 15* Diamana S+ Blue 70, R
    Titleist 915H 20* Diamana S+ Blue 70, R
    Titleist 716 AP1 4-W52, Kuro Kage Tini 65, S
    Cleveland CBX, 56*/12, Rotex Graphite Wedge Flex
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  • A.PrinceyA.Princey Major Hacker Members Posts: 2,150 ✭✭

    I got lucky with my near mint M2, the head and shaft were piecemeal but under 150 total.

    '16 M2 10.5*, Diamana Ltd. 70 S+ 43.5"
    Ping G SFT 16*, DIamana Ltd. 70 S+ 41.5"
    Ping Rapture 3i, AWT-R
    Ping G25 4-G, DG-R400
    Vokey 56(57*), 60(63*) DG-R400
    Byron DH89 Longneck 33" (or any of 10 4 other putters...)
  • FormerBigDaddyFormerBigDaddy Members Posts: 52 ✭✭

    @Kingcat990 said:
    I'd go to Yahoo Auctions

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

  • BigmeanBigmean Everything is Relative Members Posts: 4,920 ✭✭

    @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...

    Ryoma Maxima 9.5*/Quadra Fire Express
    913F 15*/Tour AD MT7
    Roddio 21* hybrid/Tour AD DI75
    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.
  • bodhi555bodhi555 Members Posts: 736 ✭✭

    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.

    The Blue Thunder: Nike Vapor Fly - 9.5 degree - Speeder Evolution 757X
    The Stenson: Nike Vapor Fly 3W - Mitsubishi JvlnFX 74 X-Flex
    The Walking Stick: Titleist 818 H2 19 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 85X
    The Blades: Nike VR Pro 4i - PW - DG S400 TI Shaft
    The Rusties: Nike Engage 50, 54 Square Sole, 58 Toe Sweep
    The Putter: Nike "The Oven" Method 003
    Balls: Nike RZN Tour Black/Platinum, Bridgestone Tour B XS, Titleist AVX
    Bag: Sun Mountain Four Five

    Also in Rotation:

    Driving Iron: Nike Vapor Fly 2 iron - KBS C-Taper 120S
    Wedge: Nike Engage 58 Dual Sole
    Putters: Yonex Super A.D.X Tour Forged / Scotty Cameron Newport Oil Can / Scotty Cameron California Del Mar
  • monkeyboymonkeyboy Lefty Boomers Posts: 678 ✭✭

    A new Cobra F8 or F8+

    Driver (9.0) - Cobra F9 Aldila Rogue Silver 70 S, 44.5"
    Wood (15) - Exotics EX10 Aldila Rougue Silver 70 S
    Driving Iron (20) - Srixon U65 Project X 5.5
    Irons (5-6) - Srixon Z565 Project X 5.5
    Irons (7-P) - Srixon Z765 Project X 5.5
    Wedges - Vokey SM-7 Jet Black / 50.08 F / 54.08 M / 58.08 M DG S300
    Putter - Gauge Design GAA-8
    Ball - Snell MTB-x
  • BlackM00NlightBlackM00Nlight IowaMembers Posts: 3,568 ✭✭

    Mizuno ST-180 off eBay

    Mizuno ST-190G Tensei White 70X
    Mizuno ST-190TS 15* Tensei White 70X
    Mizuno CLK 19* 3 Hybrid Speeder Evo HB 95X (swap with 2 iron)
    Nike Vapor Pro Combo 2-A wedge AMT X100 (plus 1/2" 3 up)
    Nike Engage Dual Sole 58 DG S400 (plus 1/2" 3 up)
    Nike Origin B1-01
    Nike RZN Tour Platinum

  • Hougz79Hougz79 Members Posts: 319 ✭✭

    My vote would be a Epic SZ or M1/M2.

    Titleist TS3 8.5*, EFW T1100 65 6.5
    Titleist TS2 15*, EFW T1100 75 6.0
    Titleist 818 H1 19*, Fuji Motore Speeder 8.8HB S
    Tileist 818 H2 21*, Fuji Motore Speeder 8.8HB S
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    Titleist 718 AP2, 6-PW PX 6.0
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    Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2
  • bigred90gtbigred90gt Lefty Boomers Posts: 4,331 ✭✭

    @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.

  • manima1manima1 Members Posts: 708 ✭✭

    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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    '16 M2HL 16.8 tour issued deep faced - Fujikura 8.3 TS
    zU45 18 degree - S400
    z745 4-9 - S400
    SM6 46.08F - S400 Chrome
    SM6 50.08F - S400 Steel Gray
    SM7 54.10S - S400 Raw
    SM5 60.08M - Wedge Flex Raw Black
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  • PixlPutterman PixlPutterman Look At My Lefty J33R(hey I can wish) Members Posts: 8,243 ✭✭

    Zero chance you can go wrong with either a '16 M2 or something from the G400 Family

    PXG 0811x 9° - HC EvenFlow Black 75x 
    Mizuno MP Fli Hi 18° - C Taper 125
    Mizuno MP Fli Hi 23° - C Taper 120
    Wilson Staff FG62 - S300
    Cobra Tour Trusty 52°/56°/62°- S300
    Mizuno TP Mills TP7 
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  • Kingcat990Kingcat990 European Tailored Golf Socks Members Posts: 3,813 ✭✭

    @FormerBigDaddy said:

    @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 Members Posts: 3,813 ✭✭

    @Bigmean said:

    @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 Members Posts: 1,806 ✭✭

    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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