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How many are stilll bagging a mini driver or 2 wood?

Altiman94Altiman94 Members Posts: 1,010 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

I know we have the "where are all the 2 woods" thread going - but I am specifically wondering how many are bagging a mini driver or 2 wood instead of a driver still with the craze starting to slow down some.

Starting with HS golf bag in the late 1990's I employed the Callaway Deuce instead of a driver for many rounds. This lasted an entire summer at one point before going back to a driver.

I have to this point now played:
Callaway Big Bertha Deuce with Proforce V2 (still have this club)
Callaway XHot 3Deep - 13*
Callaway X2Hot 2deep - 12.5* (two or three of these)
Now, my driver replacement is the 13.5* TMAG Original One with the stock stiff shaft. I enjoy hitting a deeper face fairway wood off the tee. I'm more accurate and don't feel I sacrifice enough distance that I long for a driver. I can also drop the odd or even numbered irons for a 9 club set up.

How many others have ditched the driver for long periods of time?

Comments

  • KaiserSozeKaiserSoze Members Posts: 101 ✭✭✭

    I played the Original One most of the summer and dropped my scores and HC. Best driving game I have ever had. Unfortuantley my son has it right now and may not give it up.

  • ian-500ian-500 Members Posts: 857 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ping Rapture 13* lofted to 12.5*. Very straight and long enough for me.

    Taylormade Original One 13.5* + Tensei CK Pro Blue 80tx.
    Ping G400 no.2 17* + Oban Kiyoshi White 95x.
    Titleist VG3 Forged '18 4i - PW + Recoil Proto 125 F5.
    Titleist Vokey Forged 50 + Recoil Proto 125 F5.
    Callaway PM19 54/58 + KBS 115s.
    SeeMore SB1, Accra FX300.
  • Bobb3rdownBobb3rdown Bothell, WAMembers Posts: 656 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thinking about doing a 44" 983k 10.5 or 11.5

    Titleist 917d3 9.5
    Callaway rouge sub zero 15
    Adams A7 19
    Adams pro mini 23
    Bridgestone J36 pc 5-pw
    Cleveland Rtx3 50,54,58
    Yes! Tour forged abbie
    2018 Players 5 stand bag
    Srixon Z Star 2017
  • MyherobobhopeMyherobobhope hey there, blimpy boy. Flying through the sky so fancy free. Members Posts: 2,367 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    How dare you sir!

    Just kidding... not many people are carrying or making a two wood. The original one is the only one currently on market from a major retailer.

    Tee has some options. There are always old school
    Options.

    I think it makes a ton of sense as an addition to anyone who can hit it through a fairway.

    Current Bag (Rebuilding as of 5/6/19)
    Driver: Adams Fast 12 LS with Matrix Black Tie (to be replaced)
    3W: Adams Fast 12 with Excalibur (to be replaced)
    Hybrid: Bridgestone j40 with Excalibur (to be replaced)
    4-9: Taylor Made Oversize (to be replaced)
    PW: Mizuon HMP with DG120 Stiff (5/6)
    50 degree Vokey with DG120 Stiff (5/6)
    56 and 60 degree Cleveland Wedges (to be replaced)
    Odyssey Tank #7 (only club I'm keeping this season)

  • CamDangerCamDanger SeattleMembers Posts: 30 ✭✭

    My TEE CB4 3+ has become my favorite club. I have had three drivers in the same time I’ve played the 3+ since 2011.

    Ping G30
    CB4 13.5 3W
    Ping Eye 2+ 3-PW
    Vokey SM6 52
    Ping Glide ES 56
    Ping iBlade 60
    Ping G5i putter
    New irons coming soon...

  • BrandonsmithfwbBrandonsmithfwb Members Posts: 70 ✭✭

    Took my father in law's HL M2 up to 13 cut a Hzrdus Black down to 43.5 and smashed... Does that count?😂😂

    • Taylormade R15 with Hzrdus Black 6.0
    • Taylormade Jetspeed 15*
    • Razr Fit 18* Diamana Ahina ion 80 x5ct
    • Adams A12 Proto g 3031 20*
    • Titleist ZB 4-pw Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 120
    • Cleveland CG15 52-54 Ping Eye 2 SW 58.5
    • Scotty Cameron Del Mar Two Tel3
  • dcopp7dcopp7 Members Posts: 1,114 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Cleveland Launcher 460 Titanium 10.5* driver

    Cobra MAX 16.5* 3 wood

    Cobra Bio Cell 19* hybrid

    Dynacraft Prophet CB flexface 5i-PW

    Acer XB 52* & 58* wedges

    OLD Northwestern heel shaft putter
  • NRJyzrNRJyzr Allez Allez Allez Minnesota, USAMembers Posts: 6,604 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @Myherobobhope said:
    How dare you sir!

    Just kidding... not many people are carrying or making a two wood. The original one is the only one currently on market from a major retailer.

    Tee has some options. There are always old school
    Options.

    I think it makes a ton of sense as an addition to anyone who can hit it through a fairway.

    A lot of companies are making 2 woods. They just label them as "3 woods" these days.

    It wasn't all that long ago a 3w was 17*, and a 2w was 14*. A lot of lower trajectory players in those days used 2 woods as a primary tee club. It's taken a while, and it appears to be a slow process, but we're coming back full circle.

    The Ever Changing Bag!

    Driver: Adams Fast 12 LS 9.5* set to 10.5*, Xcaliber T6+, TS, 44.25", D6
    3w:  Bridgestone J's Professional Weapon 14*, stock stiff, 42.5", D5
    1i:  Golden Ram Vibration Matched, DGS400
    3-PW:  Mizuno MP-37, DGS300
    GW:  Mizuno Pro 52*, DGS300
    SW:  Scratch 8620 58*, DGS400
    Putter: Cleveland Huntington Beach #1 35"
    Balls: in no particular order... Wilson Staff FG Tour, Duo Urethane/Professional, or 50 Elite, Srixon ZStar/ZStar XV, Snell MTB Black... will trot out Maxfli HT-100 or Elite 90 from time to time

    I've proven once again that anything over 44.5" or even 44.25" is a horrible fit for my tee game
  • Ri_RedneckRi_Redneck Leather for Life!! Members Posts: 5,510 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Been playing a 12-14* FW as my second longest club for over 35 yrs. Don't plan on stopping any time soon.

    BT

    Bag 1
    F7 9.5* - Aldila Copperhead 70TX @ 44.5
    King LTD Blk 14.5* - Aldila RIP Beta 80 S @ 43
    King LTD Blk 19* - Aldila RIP Beta 80 S @ 41.5
    Mizuno MP15 4-pw - Aldila RIP Tour 115 R
    Mizuno MP-T5 Black 52, 56 & 60 - TT Wedge

    Bag 2
    Mizuno ST180 9.5* - Diamana Kai'Li 70 X
    Mizuno GPX850 14.5* - Motore Speeder TS 7.3 S
    Mizuno GPX850 20* - Motore Speeder TS 8.3
    Mizuno MP25 4-pw - Recoil Proto 125 F4
    Mizuno MP-T5 Satin 52, 56, & 60 TT Wedge

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