4 Year old driver vs New Driver Test
I bought a XR-16 Driver with Matrix Ozik 6X3 White Tie when it was released in 2016.
Last week I decided it was time for a new driver,,,, so I took my 4 year old driver and tested it against the new Callaway EPIC Flash and EPIC Flash Sub Zero ( I did not try any other driver since I wanted to use same shaft and oversize grip) with a dozen original Kirkland 4 piece balls (which is my current ball).
After warming up , the test started, I did not want to look at monitor until it was over in order to not be influenced. The results? NO noticeable difference !!! The numbers that I remember the most was the fact that all three had very similar numbers in regards to ball speed, club speed, distance and dispersion. If memory serves me right, the EPIC Flash did give me about 1 to 2 yards more distance, but for $529, no, not enough!
That made me think, if ALL drivers have to be .83 COR, then ALL drivers since this standard was implemented should hit the ball the same distance? I realize someone with a 105 MPH club head speed will outdrive me with my 93 MPH average club speed.
So is this "more distance" nothing more than marketing? I would love to see a 5 year old and current driver be robot tested.