Which 2020 Driver Did You Order?

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PR3CI5NPR3CI5N  56WRX Points: 25Handicap: 5.1Members Posts: 56 Bunkers
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I just placed my order for the Taylormade SIM 8 degree with HZRDUS Smoke Green 70 6.5. I had a fitting at GolfTec and loved the club. I played the SLDR for years and switched to the M5 last year. My spin with the SIM was 2137, carrying 289 and rolling out to 312.

What new drivers have you tried and what did you order for 2020?



  • JoeFrigoJoeFrigo  321WRX Points: 138Handicap: 6.4Members Posts: 321 Greens
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    I couldn't hit the SIM at all!!! really disappointed me b/c I love my m5.....ended up ordering Mavrik SZ 10.5 with Ventus Black


    TM SIM MAX 9* Ventus Black 60x
    TM SIM 3w 17* Tensei Pro Orange 70tx
    TM P790 UDI Tensei Pro Orange 90tx
    Mizuno MP 20 MMC 4 - P Aerotech Steelfiber FC 115 F5
    Mizuno T20 52,56,60 Aerotech Steelfiber 110 F5
    Mizuno M-Craft 1

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  • PR3CI5NPR3CI5N  56WRX Points: 25Handicap: 5.1Members Posts: 56 Bunkers
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    That's a great club too. I watched TXG's review on the SIM, Mavrik, Speedzone and G410LST yesterday, and they were all very comparable.

  • jjfcpajjfcpa Driver - Tour Edge EXS 10.5 Omaha, NE 734WRX Points: 240Handicap: 12Members Posts: 734 Golden Tee
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    My Mavrik 10.5* driver just showed up today. Will hit it tonight in my basement hitting bay.

  • PR3CI5NPR3CI5N  56WRX Points: 25Handicap: 5.1Members Posts: 56 Bunkers
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    Must be nice! Maybe one day I'll have my own hitting bay if the wife ever lets me. Enjoy that driver tonight!

  • woods991woods991 believeland 2531WRX Points: 174Handicap: 12ClubWRX Posts: 2,531 Titanium Tees
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    sim max cant wait.

    Signature of Solon CC
    Mizuno st200 10.5 w/Diamana Blue Ltd 60
    Titleist TS2 (tour issue)15 Aldila Blue NV 70 42.75”
    Mizuno Jpx 919 Hot Metal Nippon Modus3 Pro 105 4-pw 
    Ping Glide 3.0 50 TT s400 tour issue
    Ping Glide 3.0 54 (Eye2) sole, Modus3 Pro 105
    Ping Glide 3.0 60 (Eye2)sole Modus3 Pro 105
  • Nixhex524Nixhex524  4601WRX Points: 431Handicap: 2.5ClubWRX Posts: 4,601 ClubWRX
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    I watched this, too. Right after I got back from picking up a G410 LST, and it was the slowest of the group...LOL Cobra SZ surprised me, I guess I should have tried it...

    Ping G410 LST 9* Tensei orange 60x
    Ping G400 14.5 Tour 75s
    Mizuno MP H4 3i Aldila NVS HYB 85s
    Bridgestone J15 CB X100 AMT SS1x 4-P
    Titleist Vokey SM5 50.12, SM6 58.12
    Lajosi Sensor 34"

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  • texcromtexcrom Franklin, TN 3677WRX Points: 325ClubWRX Posts: 3,677 ClubWRX
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    Taylor Made SIM 9.0 HZDRUS Smoke 70g 6.0

    Taylor Made SIM 9.0 degree HZRDUS Black Smoke 6.0 70g Stiff
    Taylor Made SIM 15 degree Titanium HZRDUS Black Smoke 6.0 80g Stiff
    Taylor Made SIM Max Hybrid 19 degree Ventus Blue Stiff
    Taylor Made P790 (2019) 4 - PW - Modus Tour 120 Stiff
    Titleist Vokey SM7 54-10S, 60-10S
    Titleist Scotty Cameron T-22 Newport
    Titleist Pro V1

    GO VOLS!
  • MobMob Just Another Lefty Indianapolis 3524WRX Points: 204Handicap: 5.5Members Posts: 3,524 Titanium Tees
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    I bought the Cobra SpeedZone, sight unseen. I had my best driving season (by best, I mean my misses were closer to the fairway) with the F9, and if the SZ can improve even slightly on that, then it would be worth it to me. I am not expecting it to be longer on well struck balls. I have gone back and forth between Callaway and Cobra over the years, and the F9 cemented my desire to have a Cobra driver in the bag.

    Cobra F9 Tour length with Tensei Pro Orange 60S shaft
    Callaway Epic Flash SZ 13.5 degree with GD Tour AD IZ 75 stiff
    Callaway Super Hybrid 17 degree with Tensei Pro Orange 80 stiff shaft
    Callaway Super Hybrid 23 degree with Tensei Pro Orange 80 stiff shaft
    TM P790 5-P with Fujikura Pro 95i shaft stiff tour spec
    Ping Glide 2.0 raw 50 and 54 degree wedge 
    PM19 60 degree raw wedge
    TM Spider X Navy Blue 35 inch with white racing stripe
  • PR3CI5NPR3CI5N  56WRX Points: 25Handicap: 5.1Members Posts: 56 Bunkers
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    I was surprised by that as well. Look at Cobra stepping up their game. I feel the same way that I should've tested all these drivers before buying the SIM but oh well. The SIM will do the job.

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  • Weston11Weston11  247WRX Points: 87Members Posts: 247 Fairways
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    SIM - 9 degrees with Smoke Green 70 6.5.

    Driver: TS4 9.5 - Hzrdus Smoke Green 70TX
    Fairway: TS2 15 - Diamana BF 80TX
    2 iron: Mizuno MP 20 HMB - $ Taper 130X
    Irons: Mizuno MP 20 (4-6 MMC, 7-9 MB) - $ Taper 130X
    Wedges: Mizuno T20 46, and Vokey 51F, 55S, and 59M - DG TI S400 
    Putter: Scotty Cameron T22 Newport 2
  • PR3CI5NPR3CI5N  56WRX Points: 25Handicap: 5.1Members Posts: 56 Bunkers
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    Great combo, enjoy! I almost went with the 9 degree but I plan to loft up a degree to close the face slightly.

  • 10of1410of14  1509WRX Points: 124Members Posts: 1,509 Platinum Tees
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    Cobra SZ Xtreme w/Oban Kiyoshi HB.

    Driver: Cobra SZ Xtreme @ 9.5* w/Mitsubishi Rayon Tensei CK AV Blue 60
    Fairway: Cobra SZ Fairway @ 14.5* w/MCA Tensei CK AV Blue 75
    Fairway: Cobra SZ Fairway @ 21.0* w/MCA Tensei CK AV Blue 75
    Utility: Cobra King Black @ 3/4 w/UST Recoil 780
    Irons: Cobra King Forged Tec 2020 w/Aerotech SteelFiber i95cw (5-GW)
    Wedges: Cobra Trusty Rusty Tri-Bounce Bronze w/True Temper Dark Steel Shaft @ 61*
    Putter: Odyssey O-Works Marxman
    Bag: 2020 Titleist Hybrid-14 Black/Red
  • Jetierney13Jetierney13  76WRX Points: 31Members Posts: 76 Fairways
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    I went with a Cobra SpeedZone with a GD IZ 7X. Now I just need to find the time to get out there and hit it!

  • LobberLobber  2512WRX Points: 197Members Posts: 2,512 Titanium Tees
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    Cobra SZ Extreme with PX Hazrdous Yellow Smoke firmly entrenched.  SIM 10.5 with Smoke Green on order but I will not even take it out of the packing before selling.  That's how happy I am with the SZ Extreme

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  • federerfan23federerfan23  702WRX Points: 93Handicap: 3Members Posts: 702 Golden Tee
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    Tested everything possible today at Club Champion and couldn't believe the results. I have never got along with Titleist drivers and have always been 10-15 yards shorter but wound up with a TS3 with Diamana BF 60. My club head speed was 3-5 MPH better with the Titleist than anything else.

  • lakecowboylakecowboy Edmond, OK 280WRX Points: 151Handicap: 12Members, Paid BST Posts: 280 Greens
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    Mav SZ 9* with the Aldila Rogue White. Got really lucky that a no upcharge shaft paired best with it for me this year.

    • Callaway Mavrik SZ 9* - Aldila Rogue White MSI 130 70X -1/2" | PXG 0811X 9* - PX HC Evenflow Black 6.5
    • PXG 0341X 15* - PX HC Eveflow Black 6.5
    • PXG 0317X 17* - Fuji PRO 2.0 8HB Stiff, PXG 0317 19* - PX HC Hzrdus Black 6.5
    • PXG Gen 3 0311T 5-GW - KBS C-Taper Lite 115g X-Stiff +1" | PXG 0211 4 - KBS C-Taper Lite 115g X-Stiff +1"
    • PXG Forged 54 - KBS C-Taper Lite 115g X-Stiff +1", PXG Sugar Daddy 58 - KBS C-Taper Lite 115g X-Stiff +1"
    • Taylormade MySpider X - 36.00" 3* Loft 71* Lie
  • heavy_hitterheavy_hitter  3592WRX Points: 931Members Posts: 3,592 Titanium Tees
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    My son has only used a Taylormade Driver in his 14 years of life. Has been gaming the Mavrik for about 3 weeks now. Said it was the best feeling driver he has ever hit. Didn't like the Epic or Flash at all. Better balls speeds coming off of this face than the M5.

  • MyherobobhopeMyherobobhope hey there, blimpy boy. Flying through the sky so fancy free.  2610WRX Points: 486Members Posts: 2,610 Titanium Tees
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    Haven't pulled the trigger yet, but am definitely shopping... On my radar:

    New Mizuno driver. ST200G. I'm a spin monster, it's allegedly the lowest spinning driver they've ever made... Just need to try it with a shaft I like and see how it does.

    Cobra SZ. I've gamed Cobra drivers most of my golf life... Always gotten along with them! Waiting on my local store to get in some more shafts.

    Mavrik. My junior pro just signed with Callaway, so I'll give this a try at a demo day.

    Those are probably my top three... I'll hit the TaylorMade because why not? I'm most curious to try to Mizuno.


    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)

  • WarrickWarrick  11159WRX Points: 1,081ClubWRX Posts: 11,159 ClubWRX
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    I am trying hard not to order a standard 9* Mavrik with the 130 Rogue White

    GBB 9* Ventus Black 
    F9 Tour 3w\13.5 - Smoke 70
    F9 Tour 5w\17.5- Smoke 70
    Epic hybrid - 22* Pro White 90
    Mizuno 919 combo 5-9 LZ Blackout 
    Mizuno T7 - 45-49-53-58 LZ Blackout 
    Toulon Portland 
    TM TP5X
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  • Krt22Krt22 East Bay 8824WRX Points: 2,498Members Posts: 8,824 Titanium Tees
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    I'll wait until those hit the BST. Sim Max 9* with the Smoke Green 6.5 will be my one order without hitting purchase.

  • tgoodspe1991tgoodspe1991 New England 1057WRX Points: 361Handicap: +2.8Members Posts: 1,057 Platinum Tees
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    I haven't ordered a new driver yet, but I'm strongly leaning towards Mavrik or Speedzone. PING makes great drivers, but looks wise I preferred G400 over G410, and I cannot get comfortable with the shape of TM driver heads. I didn't like Epic Flash at all but man the Mavrik looks awesome (I love orange too lol). I haven't seen the Speedzone in person, but I liked F9 a lot and Speedzone looks like an improvement in every way. We'll see what ends up making the cut!

    “Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same
    time rewarding and maddening – and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented."
    - Arnold Palmer
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  • bullie76bullie76  2257WRX Points: 212Handicap: 9Members Posts: 2,257 Platinum Tees
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    For the ones who have ordered something already or plan to soon....do you order a new driver every year?

    My senior bag.......
    Callaway Rogue 9 * driver & 3,5 fw woods reg
    Callaway Rogue X 4,5,6 hybrids reg
    Callaway Apex cf16 irons 6-pw Recoil ES 760/f3 reg 
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 52* A wedge
    Ping Glide es 56* s/w 
    Odyssey O-Works Marman black putter
    Datrex 15 way IDS cart bag - black
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    I do not. I played the SLDR for about 5 years before switching to the M5. I bought the SIM because of a connection I have.

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    Found this video interesting:


  • JohnKHawkJohnKHawk  810WRX Points: 135Handicap: 10Members Posts: 810 Golden Tee
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    I will probably buy Cobra SZ Extreme first (In a couple months when spring shows up) followed by the Callaway Mavrik Max & TM SIM Max sometime mid summer when they start turning up used on BST or the bay.

  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to Canada 13305WRX Points: 2,186Handicap: 1.6Members Posts: 13,305 Titanium Tees
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    I just hit the Mavrik and TM sim heads ... had more speed and hIgher LA w standard Mavrik ... 9 degree head turned up to 11. Rogue white 70x. 16 launch and 2100 spin ... meow!

    going back Thursday w my 400lst gamer (in sig) and a blue board 53x tour issue shaft to try in the Mav

    i hit the longest drives (over 300) w the sim max with the green smoke ... but spin was only 1500

    i don’t think their system was top level .. Edwin Watts in Destin ... not a trackman

    will pay more attention in 48hrs

    full disclosure .. weak for orange

    the Mav did feel better than the SIM, better feel than other recent Cally offerings


    Ping G400 LST 11* GD Pershing 55x
    Ping G400 3w 15.1* Oban Revenge 65x
    Callaway GBB 5w 18* Aldila NVS Pink 85x 
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* GD Tour AD DI 95x
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* GD Tour AD DI 105x
    Mizuno 919T 6 - GW UST 95 Recoil f4 
    Ping Glide SS 54* wrx UST 110 Recoil f4
    Ping Glide ES 59* wrx UST 110 Recoil f4
    Callaway PM grind 64* UST 110 Recoil f4
    Piretti Matera Elite 

    '19 Index 0.9 ~ 3.7
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  • lefty74pghlefty74pgh  1567WRX Points: 135Lefty Boomers Posts: 1,567 Platinum Tees
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    I hit the EPIC Flash today because they didn’t have the MAVRIK or SZ heads. I launched the Rogue White at around 16/17 degrees and could not get it under 3,300 rpms. I really wanted to hit that shaft. After about 5 swings I didn’t try again.

    I got much better numbers from the Smoke. I actually have a Smoke in a Titleist T2.


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