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New Cleveland Driver... Simplicity?

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mvhoffmanmvhoffman MikeyNEPA 1683WRX Points: 187Members Posts: 1,683
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After a few years of having the adjustable drivers that you tune into and never touch the weights again, I'm thinking about going back to the simplicity of a fixed driver like the new Cleveland. Get a preferred shaft in it for performance and size (44"), a little hot melt for weight and sound dampening and boom, done.

Anyone else? Go back to simple fixed driver?

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Driver - Mizuno ST 180 11.5u* w Kuro Kage Silver TiNi DC 60g S Shaft
Fairway wood - 2015 Callaway Great Big Bertha 18* w Aldilla NV 75g S shaft
Hybrid - Adams Pro Hybrid @ 20* w Aldilla NV 105g S shaft
Irons/Wedges - Ping i25 4-LW w Ping CFS Stiff shafts
Putter - Bastain Milled Flow Neck Fusion Golf Prototype w UST FF shaft @ 33"
Ball - Callaway SuperSoft/SuperHot / Callaway Chrome Soft X
Grips - Golf Pride NDMC Standard
Putter Grip: Golf Pride SNSR Straight 104

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  • JoeFrigoJoeFrigo  205WRX Points: 105Members Posts: 205
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    Havent tried it with the driver yet... but I went back to fixed hosels in my fairways. the m6 fairways have been the best ive ever hit and I think eliminating the idea of having to move weights / adjust loft / open or close club face has been refreshing

    like you mentioned I think its most important to get the right shaft in there so you dont have to worry about changing. With the adjustable drivers its always fun to plug in and play new shafts out of curiosity and never developing a good feel for the setup

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    Mizuno MP 20 MMC 4 - P Aerotech Steelfiber FC 115 F5
    TM Milled Grind 2, 50*, 54* UST Mamiya Recoil 125 Proto F5
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  • NessismNessism To measure is to know...  19054WRX Points: 1,156Members Posts: 19,054
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    Ping G400 is simple. One weight for swingweighting purposes.

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    Ping G400 Max driver w/Aldila Rogue 125 Silver 60S
    Cobra (Lexi blue) F7 5 wood w/Aldila Rogue Black 70S
    Cobra (Lexi blue) F7 Hybrid w/Aldila Kuro Kage 80S
    Ping G410 irons w/Recoil 95S
    Ping Glide 50/55/60 wedges w/Recoil 110S
    Ping Anser/Arna putter - the "real deal!"
  • mvhoffmanmvhoffman Mikey NEPA 1683WRX Points: 187Members Posts: 1,683
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    On -, @Nessism said:

    Ping G400 is simple. One weight for swingweighting purposes.

    I'm being cheap...

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    Driver - Mizuno ST 180 11.5u* w Kuro Kage Silver TiNi DC 60g S Shaft
    Fairway wood - 2015 Callaway Great Big Bertha 18* w Aldilla NV 75g S shaft
    Hybrid - Adams Pro Hybrid @ 20* w Aldilla NV 105g S shaft
    Irons/Wedges - Ping i25 4-LW w Ping CFS Stiff shafts
    Putter - Bastain Milled Flow Neck Fusion Golf Prototype w UST FF shaft @ 33"
    Ball - Callaway SuperSoft/SuperHot / Callaway Chrome Soft X
    Grips - Golf Pride NDMC Standard
    Putter Grip: Golf Pride SNSR Straight 104

  • jholzjholz  1596WRX Points: 394Members Posts: 1,596
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    Yes! Well...sort of.

    I've never actually owned a non-glued hosel driver, so I can't really claim to have "gone back" to the technology.

    That being said, I have one of the recent glued hosel Cleveland drivers and it is absolutely wonderful.

    It's a great head and I think it would be interesting to conduct the kind of experiment that you are suggesting.

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    Cleveland Launcher HB 10.5* - Stock Miyazaki C. Kua 50 Stiff
    Callaway Diablo Octane Tour 13* - Aldila NV 75 Stiff
    or
    Callaway Diablo Edge Tour 15* - Accra Dymatch M5 75
    Mizuno F-50 18* - Stock Stiff
    or
    Callaway Diablo Edge Tour Hybrid 21* - Aldila NV 85 Stiff
    Callaway RAZR Tour Hybrid 24* - Stock XStiff
    5 - PW Cleveland CG7 Tour Black Pearl - DGSL S300
    Vokey Design 200 Series 52* Stock Wedge (?)
    Cleveland CG15 Oilcan 56* Stock Wedge
    Callaway X-Series JAWS Slate CC 58* Stock Wedge
    Odyssey White Ice #7 - Golf Pride Oversize
  • scooterhd2scooterhd2  501WRX Points: 108Members Posts: 501
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    I still play a ping k15 on tight courses. its dead straight for me. gives up some yards no doubt, but its point and shoot.

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  • NessismNessism To measure is to know...  19054WRX Points: 1,156Members Posts: 19,054
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    You can buy a G400 for $200 bucks. How cheap do you want to be? This is golf.

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    Ping G400 Max driver w/Aldila Rogue 125 Silver 60S
    Cobra (Lexi blue) F7 5 wood w/Aldila Rogue Black 70S
    Cobra (Lexi blue) F7 Hybrid w/Aldila Kuro Kage 80S
    Ping G410 irons w/Recoil 95S
    Ping Glide 50/55/60 wedges w/Recoil 110S
    Ping Anser/Arna putter - the "real deal!"
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  • red5standingbyred5standingby  26WRX Points: 15Members Posts: 26
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    For the **** of it I picked up a used Honma TW737 driver. It is the 445 head 10.5’ with the Vizard 70 shaft in stiff. I had never played any Honma club and haven’t had a fixed hosel position driver since the Nike Sumo from 06-07.

    After two rounds testing the Honma I sold my M6 which I wasn’t thrilled with. Too much spin and I couldn’t find the right side of the course with it. It has now completely bumped my Rogue Sub Zero out of the bag. The Honma is straighter for me than either the Callaway or Taylor. On my best swings the Callaway was a touch longer but I will take the accuracy and not have in the back of my head that I need to get another shaft to fix what was wrong with the round I just played.

    I am sure I will try something else next spring but for now I really like this new to me driver.

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  • kess13kess13 So I just put the ball in the hole...  1323WRX Points: 119Members Posts: 1,323
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    I'm on this same path and trying to decide between the Cleveland, z585, and the Wilson D7. I think any of these with a 70g shaft would work for me. Of course I say this as a CPO Epic Flash arrived at my office today.

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    F6 baffler
    MP54
    T7/S18/eye2XG Lob
    Classic #3
  • Fairway14Fairway14  287WRX Points: 103Members Posts: 287
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    I find the impact sound/feel is better with no adapter, and that is what Cleveland has offered with the Launcher HB and newer Turbo model drivers.

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  • KmacKmac  779WRX Points: 164Members Posts: 779
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