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It's been several years I've had this Anser, but I've finally mastered hitting it well consistently. I say "finally," but in actuality it's been the last 6 months or so on good behavior. And now! I am considering getting fit for a new driver, only because the Anser is older and I'm not sure how much the new *technology* of drivers would help me with distance. Plus the clubface is a little beaten up. So, two questions:

 

1. If you've had the Anser and really liked it, but moved on, what did you go to and did you like that you moved on?

 

2. Subjective, but I feel this driver/shaft is a good combo for me. Have you ever had what you thought was a good combo, but then got fit and your new driver/setup blew the old one away? I don't know how important fitting is in a scenario where I did my own fitting to end up with the Anser, and I feel it's pretty good for me. Like if I'm hitting this thing 275, how much more distance am I really going to get with the best possible club/shaft combination?

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If you feel that you have found a good driver/shaft combo you should keep it. We all love to tinker and try to gain a few yards but if you are confident in what you have, why change?

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I would gladly give up 10 yards to have a driver that I had absolute confidence in.

[color=#ff0000][b]Driver: [/b][/color]Callaway GBB 9.5* (Project X HZRDUS Black 76g 6.5X)
[color=#ff0000][b]Hybrid: [/b][/color]Taylormade RBZ 19* (Fujikura Speeder TS H9.8)
[color=#ff0000][b]Irons: [/b][/color] Callaway Apex'14 4-PW (DG X100)
[color=#ff0000][b]Wedges: [/b][/color]Nike SV Tour (DG S400)
[color=#ff0000][b]Putter: [/b][/color]Odyssey Tank Cruiser #7
[b][color=#ff0000]Balls: [/color][/b]Srixon ZstarXV

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I had the Anser for years, and just got my new driver yesterday. I had a 70g ahina in the Anser, and it did me well. The reason I replaced it is because the face was flattening and out and losing its convexness. I picked up my Cobra King LTD Pro yesterday with an ATX Blue 75g. Haven't gotten to hit it yet, but it's a low spin driver like the Anser, so it should fit me perfectly, and I loved it when demoing it.

Driver: Cobra F8+ 8*, Tensei Pro Blue, X-flex
1 iron: Mizuno MP-H5
3 Iron: Srixon U65
Irons: Cleveland 588cb 4-P, Preceision Rifle 6.5, 2*up
Wedges: RTX 3- 50*, 54* and 60*
Putter: EvnRoll 5, 35", 0*, 74*

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If you feel that you have found a good driver/shaft combo you should keep it. We all love to tinker and try to gain a few yards but if you are confident in what you have, why change?

 

That's a great point, and I generally agree. However I am still curious about those who felt they had a good driver and then got fitted for something else, and how that fitted driver compared to their old one.

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I'm in the same boat. I love my Callaway X460 Tour, but it's 10 years old. When I hit it on the screws it GOES, but it's not allllll that forgiving. I've tried almost all the new Drivers and none seem to really go much further, if any, but I feel like they will probably be more forgiving on mishits. I feel like unless I hit my Driver right on the screws, the ball balloons on me and I'm sure I lose significant distance. I guess get fit and see? But then, that's $150 down the drain, not to mention the $3-400+ on a new Driver...

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If you feel that you have found a good driver/shaft combo you should keep it. We all love to tinker and try to gain a few yards but if you are confident in what you have, why change?

 

That's a great point, and I generally agree. However I am still curious about those who felt they had a good driver and then got fitted for something else, and how that fitted driver compared to their old one.

 

I am one who switched from my 910 D2 to the 915 D2, I had no problems with my 910 but was fitted for the 915 and really like it. It isn't a big difference except for the lower spin for me. I did switch shafts from the Diamana Ahina 82 S to a Tour AD DI 7X. For me there was no need to switch but I wanted to try something new and am not disappointed.

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Titleist TSi3 10 Degree Driver Tour AD DI 7X  45"

Titleist TSi3 16.5 Degree 4 Wood Tour AD DI 8X 43"

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Titleist T200 5-PW, AW Irons True Temper AMT White X Flex Standard Length 2 Degrees Flat

Vokey SM8 50-12, 55-11, 60-12 Dynamic Gold S400 Standard Length 2 Degrees Flat

Yes! Two Mallet by Jerry Korte Putter 33" Winn Pro X 1.60 Putter Grip

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Titleist StaDry Bag

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I played and still somewhat play the Anser from time to time. I really liked this driver and for me the Blur shaft worked best.

 

That said, I now have a G25 with a Tour AD-DI 6s that I am loving for the forgiveness. Anser may have been a tad longer, but the confidence in the G25 makes it a no brainer for me.

 

Anything low and toward the heel of the Anser lost significant distance for me, and thats where I see a lot of help from the G25.

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I hit a 2007 Burner TP until finally switching to a Cobra LTD Pro which I hit straighter but not more accurately and 10-15 yards farther due to lower spin. I had a nice consistent, predictable high draw with the Burner that I knew where it was going. With the Cobra, the ball doesn't curve as much and sometimes will fade slightly, but I haven't learned to trust aiming down the center line, especially if trouble is on the left. I am so used to aiming to the right rough and turning it over back into the fairway that aiming down the middle feels like I am going to miss left. I have shot some low rounds with the Cobra but am having a harder time adjusting to the straight to slight cut ball flight, both when aiming and accepting a fade.

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