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Most popular Driver at your home course

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  • DavidvDavidv Members Posts: 785 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Callaway Epic Flash.

  • jmkenn0jmkenn0 Members Posts: 761 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't really notice all player's drivers, but the ones that I usually pay attention to are the ones that hit it farther than me :) They all seem to be sporting M5's.

  • double_ddouble_d Members Posts: 343 ✭✭✭✭
    edited Sep 11, 2019 2:08pm #34

    I'm probably going to get kicked off the board for this, and I mean no offense to those of us among us who are gear heads, but, I almost never notice what clubs other guys I play with are playing.

    I am likely to notice what brand of bag they are playing though.

    That said, I myself play a Callaway XR Driver. I think it's the regular XR not the XR16.

  • TrueWRXTrueWRX Members Posts: 1,641 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    TM Drivers off the shelf

  • PulledabillPulledabill Members Posts: 373 ✭✭✭✭

    I tend to notice Titleist and TMs.

  • ChipNRunChipNRun Members Posts: 1,573 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Circa 2016-17, it was the Callaway XR16 and XR16 Tour. Everyone was getting them, men and women. Both the head pro and director of instruction are Callaway guys, and make sure members get to hit all the prototypes.

    Things got fragmented, however, when the multi-flavored Epic and Rogue families arrived. With the Epic $500 + price tag and quirkly model variants, people began thinking about other brands.

    What's In The Bag *...

    Driver: Calla XR16 Pro 10.5° (set open) / Fuji Evolution II TS Speeder 665 R-flex 63 gr.
    FWs: Tour Edge XRail 4W + 7W / GraphiteDesign G60 R-flex 60 gr.
    or Calla Alpha 815, set 16° + 20° / Fuji Motore Speeder 665 R-flex 62 gr.
    Hybrid: Cobra FlyZ 3H 19° + 4H 22° / Matrix VLCT Altus Lite flex 73 gr.
    Irons: Tour Edge CB Pro Tungsten 4i - PW** / KBS Tour 90 R-flex 101 gr.
           4i refitted with SteelFiber 780 HLS Hybrid shaft R Flex 75 gr.
    Wedge: Calla MD3 48°/8.SS + 54°/12.WS +
    MD.PM 60°/10  | KBS Tour R-flex 110 gr. |
    Putter: Ping Sigma G Tyne (face-balanced) / 34" w. Ping Pistol PP60 grip (stock)
    Bag: Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag
    Ball: Calla SuperSoft
    * Either 7W or 3H left out, depending on course.
    ** Wedges: 46°and 48°are competing for bag space.
  • RainShadowRainShadow Tucson AZ (for now)Members Posts: 3,917 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Sep 11, 2019 3:50pm #38

    Last year's G400 or 400max are the dominant one among the newer models. A few Epics.
    Drivers are about the only club I notice that others play besides putters. My curiosity is piqued by good sounding ones.
    Starting to see Epic Flash's around a bit and a few TM whatever's...(M4,5,6 whatever's. I can't keep track and they all look the same)

    Ping G400 10.5 Hzrdus Yellow 75 6.0
    Rogue 17* Atmos Blue TS or Xhot 15* OG Blueboard 73s
    G 410 19* & 22*  Tensei Pro Blue 80s
    Apex 26 Kuro Kage S
    Cobra Forged Tec Black 6-GW Modus 105s 
    RTX4 54/10 and 58/8 2 dots
    Bettinardi BB1/ Toulon Madison H1 neck (L)
    Some kind of 3 or 4 piece urethane covered soft feeling ball
  • GSDriverGSDriver Members Posts: 648 ✭✭✭✭✭

    From what I've observed, Callaway is top brand, then TM. I don't pay whole lot of attention to specific models, but those two brands are likely in 75% of people I've played with bags.

    Epic Speeder 661
    Rogue 4 Wood Evenflow 75 Blue
    Epic Hybrids 3/4/5
    Apex Pro 6-P Recoil 110 F4
    MD Slate Forged 52
    PM Grind 56/60
    Odyssey 7S
    All grips except putter are Iomic Sticky 2.3
  • North ButteNorth Butte Members Posts: 11,452 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    The two pros at my course are Titleist and Mizuno guys and I see a lot of each brand's irons among the better and/or younger players.

    But I almost never see anyone with a driver from either company. Taylormade is by far the leader with Callaway second and no other brand representing even 10% of the drivers I see on a typical weekend. So whatever causes TM (and to an extent Callaway) to be popular it isn't about sponsorship on the local level. Don't know of any local club pros who are Taylormade guys.

    “1lb beefstak, with
    1pt bitter beer
    every 6 hours.
    1 ten-mile walk every morning.
    1 bed at 11 sharp every night.
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  • DFS PFDDFS PFD Members Posts: 1,081 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Epic flash by a mile.

    Epic Flash SZ 9* TD  HZRDUS Smoke Hulk 6.5TX 60g 
    M2 Tour 15* Kuro Kage DC 70TX
    790 UDI Tensei Pro White 100TX
    4-PW Apex Pro 19 DG X7's
    50* MG Raw Tour issue S400
    55* MG Raw Tour issue S400
    60* Hi-Toe Tour Issue S400
    TOULON Garage Atlanta
    Kunar Valley CC
  • lookylookitzadamlookylookitzadam SoCalMembers Posts: 560 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Epic Flash drivers followed closely by TM M5/6

  • MychMych Members Posts: 1,994 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Sep 11, 2019 9:53pm #43

    75+% of what I see are Ping's (G30-G410), Callaway (Rogue, Epic, Flash, etc), or TM M's.
    But in my group, 3 play Cobras (2 Biocell, 1 Fly-Z) and one plays Titleist (917D).

    "Of all the hazards, fear is the worst" - Sam Snead
    Main bag: Cobra Fly-Z 9.5~ F6 Baffler 16 ~ Baffler 2h ~ Forged Tec One 3i ~ King Forged One 4-P ~ King 50-V, 56-V wedges ~ Ping Tatum putter
    6 club minimalist: Cobra Forged Tec One 3i ~ Forged One 5/7/9 ~ Cleveland 588 Diadic 53* wedge ~ Ping Tatum putter ~ Silo Club Carrier
  • stpaulslouchstpaulslouch Members Posts: 23 ✭✭

    All over the board where i play, lots of older drivers though across all of the brands. But...everyone knows that people using Titleist are playas!! ;)

  • McgeenoMcgeeno Members Posts: 2,103 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I play Ping, but I would say our course is completely dominated by Taylormade.

    Our club carries Callaway but most of the drivers are TM.

  • PearSorbet17PearSorbet17 Members Posts: 3

    Epic Flash or TS2/TS3

    But really most people where I play still use 2016/2017 M2.

  • COmedicCOmedic Members Posts: 77 ✭✭✭

    Lots of Epic Flashes out there.

  • GCSGCS Members Posts: 80 ✭✭✭

    At my home course I see a lot of '16 M2s and Epic Flashes.

  • xkilgorextroutxxkilgorextroutx Members Posts: 290 ✭✭✭✭

    Epic Flash, which seems to be a popular choice based on this thread.

    I see lots of Titleist too.

  • SecondandGoalSecondandGoal South Shore MAMembers Posts: 325 ✭✭✭✭

    I'd say probably close to 80% are Callaway Rogue/Epic Flash or TM M-series. Occasional Ping, Titleist. One guy games a Tommy Armour.

  • wkuo3wkuo3 RELEASE Members Posts: 4,324 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    If you're only counting the newer models.
    Hands down, Taylormade. Ever since the RBZ introduction to the recent M series. Good players, average players and the seniors......... just about any category of the golfers.
    I had tried them, not overly impressed, because the lighter overall weight felt uncomfortable and not a huge improvement over my current driver ( 7 years old now ).

  • TomBomb51TomBomb51 Members Posts: 464 ✭✭✭✭

    @wkuo3 said:
    If you're only counting the newer models.
    Hands down, Taylormade. Ever since the RBZ introduction to the recent M series. Good players, average players and the seniors......... just about any category of the golfers.
    I had tried them, not overly impressed, because the lighter overall weight felt uncomfortable and not a huge improvement over my current driver ( 7 years old now ).

    What you said.
    My club has mostly 55+ year old members. For some reason, it seems like they all got together and they all bought the Taylormade RocketBallz white driver. I know at least 10 guys have it at my place.
    As far as manufacture, definitely Taylormade. Some of the better players have M series drivers, 2016 and 2017 M2 seems to pop up a lot, some M3's. Nothing newer than that, though.

    Ping G410 Plus 9* - Diamana DF 60s
    Taylormade M5 14* - Diamana DF 70s
    Taylormade M2 18* - Diamana DF 70s
    Mizuno 919 Tour 4-PW - S300 AMT Tour White
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50/54/58 - KBS 610
    Titleist Scotty Cameron Newport 1.5
    Titleist ProV 1x
  • MitchellMitchell Members Posts: 5,545 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Sep 12, 2019 1:55pm #53

    Still a lot of g400 and Rogue variants amongst regular "better" players in my area, with g410 and Epic Flash gradually being adopted as competitive season winds down.
    Amongst the Senior crowd, there's a whole grouping of 8-12 that all still play/hoard various r7 models.

    Mizuno MP Craft 611 10* Fuji Motore Speeder 7.1
    Taylormade 300 tour 15* Fuji Evolution TS 869
    Titleist 818h1 21* Atmos Blue TS HB 8s
    Titleist 962b 3-pw s400
    Vokey sm7 raw M 54* s400
    Vokey sm7 raw M 60* s400
    Cameron 1995 Laguna
  • monks66monks66 Members Posts: 709 ✭✭✭✭✭

    not sure but you cant pry my M2 out of my hands

  • joljol Members Posts: 1,322 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Sep 16, 2019 1:52pm #55

    Based a quick read through, it looks like the Callaway Epic Flash of the newer models is the most noticed at their home courses.

    Post edited by jol on
  • mwink822mwink822 Members Posts: 2,694 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    At my home club, Ping (G30 through G410) is by far the most common driver you'll see in members' bags.

    Titleist 917D3 9.5* Aldila Rogue Silver 125 MSI 80 TX
    Titleist 917F2 18* (turned down to 17.25*) Diamana S+ 80X
    4 - 718 Titleist AP3 Project X 6.0
    4-P 718 Titleist AP2 Project X 6.0
    White Satin Mizuno MP T7 51-08 Modus 3 105X
    Blue Ion Mizuno MP T7 55-09 Modus 3 105X Soft Stepped
    Blue Ion Mizuno MP T7 59-09 Modus 3 105X Soft Stepped
    Scotty Cameron Studio Select Fastback 1
  • DixieDDixieD Members Posts: 175 ✭✭✭

    Most better players seem to have a TM M series varient, but overall Ping G's rule.

  • solidsnakeivsolidsnakeiv FloridaMembers Posts: 20 ✭✭

    I'd say the G400 Max is still the most played driver on my course. Am seeing quite a few F9's now though.

  • HappyGilmore22HappyGilmore22 Members Posts: 469 ✭✭✭✭

    Would probably have to be older model TaylorMade followed by Callaway. Rarely do I see Titleist woods. Haven't recalled seeing many Ping woods either. Quite frankly I don't look too much though.

    TaylorMade M5 9 deg - Fujikura Speeder Evolution I 757 TX
    Titleist TS3 15 deg - Project X Even Flow T1100 White 85 6.5
    Titleist 816 H2 19 deg - Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 90x
    Titleist T200 4, T100 5-PW - Project X 6.5
    Titleist Vokey SM7 Jet Black - 50.12 F, 54.10 S, 58.12 D - TT DG S400
    Scotty Cameron Select Squareback 1.5
  • MadGolfer76MadGolfer76 Admiration is the state furthest from understanding. Members Posts: 20,139 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Ping.
    Proshop refuses to carry Taylormade anymore.

    Titleist 915d3 9.5
    Titleist 917f3 15
    Mizuno Clk 18, 21
    Titleist 716mb 4-Pw
    Vokey Sm7 52, 58
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #8
    Titleist ProV1
  • DasenergiDasenergi 84109Members Posts: 915 ✭✭✭✭✭

    TM M4/5/6 for the most part. With the F9 catching up quickly over the past few months.


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