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  1. I love my 60* and have a 48* in my iron set. I didn't want to get too precious, so I aimed to fill in the gap with just one more wedge and landed on a 54* SM7. Ended up being a much more versatile club for me than my old TM 56*. I don't know if I like the dynamics of the Vokey more or if it's the options I can lay down with that one club at 54* now.
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    Thanks for the rundown of options. I agree with your root assessment that maybe I need to work on the swing more than the equipment... You touch upon the very reason why I wasn't considering draw versions of drivers - I tell myself, well, you'd want to fix that bias before getting something that accommodates that... But I guess if that were really true, folks wouldn't use GI irons, mallet putters, hybrids...........
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    @vadersfather, @wcdixon - shortening the shaft makes a lot of sense and I may try that before changing out the driver. My only cause for pause is that the Jetspeed I mentioned in my original post was long shafted - people even wrote articles about it - and it was great for me.
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    Thanks for your responses thus far, folks. @wcdixon, @KING246 - I haven't been in front of a machine in forever, so I'm not sure of my swing speed, but I'm certain it's very average, 85-90 maybe? My drives can range from 200-220 +/- 15. I have a frustrating fade that trails off... I believe most people would just call that a slice, haha. And while I can drill the same spot on the face of my irons over and over, I'm all over the face of the driver - if anything, I tend to hit on the heel.
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    I'm pretty familiar with the Sim and handled one in the past few months. But I haven't checked out the G410. What's so good about it? The only Pings I've ever swung were my buddy's old Eye2s..............
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    Which drivers from the past five years to current day would you suggest I try given these data points: 1. My current driver is a 2016 M2 9.5* that I play at 8* 2. Thinking back, one of the best drivers for me was the Jetspeed (anyone remember that one?) 3. Doesn't have to be TaylorMade I love the M2 and wouldn't get rid of it even if I pick up a new driver. But you know how it is, gotta keep scratching those itches...
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    Some of these are right on the money. And some are pretty hilarious. And I guess the low-key racism in some of your responses is just an added bonus for all of us to enjoy.
  8. I think I've seen some versions of this topic on here and on the world wide web in general... But I wanted to ask this community directly: Fair or not, what are the one-liner reputations of golf club brands? An example could be: Titleist - premium and classic. Or better yet, a more humorous example would be: Titleist - uptight and boring.
  9. Clubs: Vokey 54* S grind SM7 Other: Cheap net on amazon - I'm lucky to have a basement where I can take full swings
  10. I picked one up this year. Tried some used drivers and the new stuff available now. Almost pulled the trigger on an M6. But I couldn't get over a 2016 M2 I tried. Came across a ton of 2017s and a few 2016 10.5 ones in tough condition. Then the heavens parted and I found a sweet 2016 9.5* M2. So beasty. Feels so good. Crushes it. Such a big improvement in my flight path than my old drivers.
  11. I play a 1/2 TM and 1/2 Titleist bag right now and if I had to just go to TM, I think I'd be fine from driver to putter. I'm actually not sure if I'd be ok going all Titleist as I haven't gotten along with their woods.
  12. Maybe a case of changes in the new model where the old model will suit you better? Of course a lot depends on loft and grind, but my SM7 54* S grind is so diverse and easy.
  13. My #1 is a 2016 M2 9.5*. It's a legend. Leagues better than my old drivers, yet the newest drivers out there aren't so much better that it's even close to worth the cost.
  14. Yes, my 60* hi-toe is sweet out of bunkers. And I grab the 54* for chipping. But I've found my 60* to be GREAT at super short pitch/chip/flop shots. I open it way up and take advantage of the grooves going up the whole face. I picture slicing a knife under something on a cutting board and I get a shot that's like putting english on a billiard ball.
  15. I feel like covid has reinvigorated an interest in golf around the world. Among our community here, I was wondering how it's had an effect on your equipment.
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