Was the SC beach a little too firm for you? I've heard that complaint from others who have used them along with complaints about it sounding a bit too tinny on impact. I'd be curious to hear your thoughts.
Driver--- Honma G1-X Stock R shaft
FW Adams Tight Lies 16* Mitsu Diamana R
Hybrid Old Adams 22* Pro Force Red
Irons 3 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex 2 shafts
SW Mizuno T-10 forged S-400
LW Cleveland 588 60*
Putter (for now) Original Standard Acushnet Bullseye
BIG STU wrote:
Well I went back and reviewed this thread since you refreshed it. Well I did change some I got too old and lost too much SS to swing the UST Pro Force 65s any more but still confer they were some of the greatest shafts ever when I was able to swing them. As far as traditional lofts that still does not bother me. Who cares if I am hitting my old 8 iron where others are hitting their GW?
For most of this season I had been using the Callaway Warbird 2W (deuce) for my driver - occasionally mixing in the 9* Hawkeye or a 9* 815 Big Bertha I had picked up used. Most recently I demoed and decided to purchase a Taylormade Original One. The shop only had a 13.5* so that's what I went with. It's since replaced the deuce and the other two drivers. The 2deep was sold last year.
I find the original one is more forgiving off the tee. It's right on par distance wise with what I am trying to be, so it's gotten the nod.
So now the set up is:
TM Original One - 13.5*
2H: Titleist 585H - 19*
Irons: Titleist 962B (3-P)
Wedges: 54/60 Cleveland RTG Raw
Putter: See-More FGP
Bag: Taylormade Flextech
Funny thing I re read the thread and you were talking about the 2 wood---- I have several nice ones all persimmon. One of my buds over on the classic thread told me to try one I would like it. So today messing around on the range I hit my 1957 Macgregor Cloverleaf and liked it. Most of the older guys have trouble elevating persimmon drivers but I do not I actually launch my Power Bilt higher than I do a modern metal. With roll out I only lose about 15 yards or so. All of my persimmon drivers I launch high. I was actually hitting that 2 wood off the deck and launching it. As far as putters I am a putter ho for old ones that is. The last couple of days I have been practicing with a 57 model Mac Ironmaster 6 with the original pistol grip. Actually I putt better with that thing than I do my Scotty. It is kinda funny old school putter with old school grip yet as far as my hands I am using a pencil grip with my right hand ----
I know exactly what you mean, STU. I absolutely love hitting a 2 wood. I've had several different models - typically I always go back to my Callaway Deuce. I haven't found the others to be substantially longer and typically not as easy to hit off the deck as the old warbird.
I haven't hit this original one off the deck on the course, but the couple times on the range it's been ok. I'd rather hit the hybrid honestly, or just lay up to a comfortable wedge yardage. I like "dual purpose" clubs. I have found the driver to be more of a "one trick pony". It's typically just tee it up, and let it fly. With the 2 wood I can hit it high, low, and cut or draw it much easier.
Right now, I am really liking the TM Original One. I may play a bit with its sleeve and see if I can dial in a ball flight - but its going to stay the primary driving club until the end of the season. The courses I play are all less than 7000y from the tips. I prefer to play courses that take driver out of peoples hands. I enjoy the "shot maker" type courses and that's where a good 2 wood shines!