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I think the thing I was most surprised about was the sound of the New 2017 Driver. It reminds me of the last Callaway club I had in the bag, the Razr Hawk Tour. It is muted but solid. I think you can hear it in the videos posted; it is an addicting sound off the face.

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I can only hope and pray I get to be a part of something this awesome in my life time. Well done gents!

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I loved the sound as well. What a lot of people are going to find crazy is that the Low Spin Model is more forgiving than the Regular Model.

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So let me get this straight.

 

Qmany, you've been playing for only 6 years and you went out on Torrey South first time and shot 70 with clubs you've never played with outside of the fitting? Damn.

 

I had expertly fit clubs, a great caddie, adrenaline, and a lot of aiming fluid. It was the perfect recipe.

 

The scary thing is, it could have been really low! Birdie putts missed:

  • 15 feet on 1
  • 15 feet on 2
  • 10 feet on 5
  • 3-putt par on 6
  • 15 feet on 7
  • 15 feet on 10
  • 25 feet on 11
  • 6 feet for Par on 12
  • 10 feet on 13
  • 25 feet on 14
  • 3-putt par on 18

:censored2:

 

And you're certain that was the best fit putter?! lol

I bet those were all near misses! That's crazy good!

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After we decided on the right shaft I was getting 4-8 yards more carry and the same gain in total distance. This doesn't sound like much as there were others who had much more impressive gains. But as Gerritt said, my gamer was already a really good fit for me, and to get an extra 4-8 yards of carry was impressive.

 

Which shaft did you end up with?

 

Diamana Blueboard 60X, but here's the kicker.......

 

That night at dinner I was talking with Nate about our fitting and the subsequent builds by the tour department. He informed me that they didn't want to put a plain-old BB in my new driver because they found a Diamana B-Series Japan Only 60X in their shaft collection and installed it instead of the standard BB.

 

What a treat! Its an awesome looking shaft!


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I loved the sound as well. What a lot of people are going to find crazy is that the Low Spin Model is more forgiving than the Regular Model.

 

Really? With the heavier weight in the back, I'm guessing?

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I think the thing I was most surprised about was the sound of the New 2017 Driver. It reminds me of the last Callaway club I had in the bag, the Razr Hawk Tour. It is muted but solid. I think you can hear it in the videos posted; it is an addicting sound off the face.

 

The sound and feel are the best Callaway has produced in a driver, IMO.


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Great job on the write up, everyone so far. Q, 70 is a hell of a round at a course you've never played with clubs you've never touched. Hopefully '17 has some good things in store for you! I'm honestly kinda pissed at you though knowing you only picked up golf 6 years ago. You were that kid growing up who was just naturally good at everything, weren't you? WEREN'T YOU?

 

great read. So you have only been playing 6 years? That's very impressive to get to the level of player you appear to be. Did you play when you were young and pick it back 6 years ago or start from scratch? Did you come from a different sport that made it easier to get good quicker.

 

I think it is just a little more than six years now, judging by when I joined this site. While I was in law school (2009-12), one of my good friends was an undergraduate on the golf team. He missed the team bus for an out-of-town event and his coached "punished" him by requiring him to play 36 holes while they were gone. He called me up, said he had a 30-pack of beer, and invited me to play. I have been hooked ever since! I joined here to research what irons I should buy after that. My parents might take me to the driving range or putt-putt when I was a kid, but I didn't play in high school or even have my own set of clubs.

 

I played soccer/basketball in HS and then basketball in college. I was never the most athletic, so I got by on work ethic. I was a "gym rat." And that has translated well into golf; I've been a range rat ever since I started. I love practicing. During the summer, I'll practice or play 9-holes 6 days per week. If it is over freezing and not too windy, I'll hit balls during the Kansas winters.

 

As I got a little better, I started getting the itch to play competitively. I practiced hard, took a leap of faith, signed up for the 2013 Missouri Amateur, and made it through qualifying! I've played in the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Kansas Amateur, and other state amateur events, since then.

Now this story I can relate to. I played baseball in college and didn't really pick up golf until the end of my senior year. I'm in Louisiana so winters aren't so harsh; I'm always practicing now.

 

This thread has been fantastic. Thanks to all of you for sharing. mackepa, I'm also a Disney nut... We own vacation club points at a couple of the resorts. Played The Palm for the first time last month. I won't be taking a Disney trip without my clubs again.

 

Lake Buena Vista is my favorite Disney course. My wife and I are annual pass holders

 

We are going to Disney for New Years, I hope to play Magnolia in between, if not, don't matter, but I am a Disney nut as well....

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I think the thing I was most surprised about was the sound of the New 2017 Driver. It reminds me of the last Callaway club I had in the bag, the Razr Hawk Tour. It is muted but solid. I think you can hear it in the videos posted; it is an addicting sound off the face.

 

Even more muted than the M's? I found those to be very "dull" and "thud" like off the face relative to my very "ping" like crack of my Fly Z.

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I think this shows that 8 people can still give glowing reviews on a worldwide forum, of a trip away and the resultant Clubs, and not actually be paid for the privilege! Doubters on some other threads and on Youtube be aware.

 

 

Great write ups guys, I really enjoyed them. :taunt:

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So let me get this straight.

 

Qmany, you've been playing for only 6 years and you went out on Torrey South first time and shot 70 with clubs you've never played with outside of the fitting? Damn.

 

I had expertly fit clubs, a great caddie, adrenaline, and a lot of aiming fluid. It was the perfect recipe.

 

The scary thing is, it could have been really low! Birdie putts missed:

  • 15 feet on 1
  • 15 feet on 2
  • 10 feet on 5
  • 3-putt par on 6
  • 15 feet on 7
  • 15 feet on 10
  • 25 feet on 11
  • 6 feet for Par on 12
  • 10 feet on 13
  • 25 feet on 14
  • 3-putt par on 18

:censored2:

 

 

 

Damn! Hope you fired your caddie at the end of the round................ :smilie_cally:

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Great write ups guys! I've been refreshing this thread this whole week.

 

How would you say the size of the 2017 fws compares to the Alpha 816 and XR16 models? What was the main difference people saw in the 2017s vs any other models tested?

 

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Dear Titleist,

 

The 2017 Callaway low-spin driver is the #1 spot on my radar.

 

Love,

 

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I think the thing I was most surprised about was the sound of the New 2017 Driver. It reminds me of the last Callaway club I had in the bag, the Razr Hawk Tour. It is muted but solid. I think you can hear it in the videos posted; it is an addicting sound off the face.

 

So basically the sound will make you never lay up again? :)

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I think the thing I was most surprised about was the sound of the New 2017 Driver. It reminds me of the last Callaway club I had in the bag, the Razr Hawk Tour. It is muted but solid. I think you can hear it in the videos posted; it is an addicting sound off the face.

 

So basically the sound will make you never lay up again? :)

 

Driver every hole from now on!!!!, yes Par3s included, just choke down...lol, I am glad the new Driver is working for you!!!

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I loved the sound as well. What a lot of people are going to find crazy is that the Low Spin Model is more forgiving than the Regular Model.

Those of us that tested/gamed the XR16 Sub Zero will probably not be surprised. I was SHOCKED at how forgiving that club was. Definitely more so with the weight in the back, but not bad at all with the weight in the front.

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I loved the sound as well. What a lot of people are going to find crazy is that the Low Spin Model is more forgiving than the Regular Model.

Those of us that tested/gamed the XR16 Sub Zero will probably not be surprised. I was SHOCKED at how forgiving that club was. Definitely more so with the weight in the back, but not bad at all with the weight in the front.

 

No one would call the XR SubZero was forgiving compared to what I got fit for.

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Any chance any attendees compared the Epic/SZ to 816 DBD?

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First and foremost I have to send out a huge thanks to Callaway and GolfWRX for providing this opportunity. I had the trip of a lifetime and I feel like I cannot say "thank you" enough. When I was first contacted by HipCheck and asked if I would like to attend I was completely stunned. I wrote back "hell yes!", which I still don't think really conveyed how excited I was. Over the next few weeks the 8 of us were connecting through a group PM (along with HipCheck and Zak) so we could converse and get to know each other. Our chat is still going and I think is over 60 pages long.

 

I took a lot more photos than I have shared here, but in an effort to not re-post those photos other participants have shared or that I have already shared within the thread, I left them out.

 

Without further ado, here it is.......

 

The night before I left for the trip I was contacted by Johnny Rodriguez, a Callaway representative. He informed me and everyone else that he was to be our group leader and would take care of whatever we needed. The entire group was participating in a group text that had my phone dinging constantly. So much for sleep! Sunday morning I awoke before the sun so I could be at the airport by 5:15 to catch my flight out of Richmond to Dallas, where I had a short layover before heading to San Diego. I met up with Paul (Mackepa)in the airport and we chatted until we had to board the plane. Unfortunately we sat a mile apart on the airbus.

 

We landed around noon in San Diego we were met at the front door by a driver holding a Callaway sign. We followed him to the car (a nice BMW limo) and off we went, heading to the hotel which was about 30-40 minutes away. Once we arrived, Johnny was waiting for us. All I can say about Johnny is: what an awesome guy! He gave us our room keys and told us to get settle and come back down for a meet and greet. When I arrived at my room I couldn’t believe my eyes; the swag was in full effect already!

 

 

After freshening up a bit, I headed down to the bar and met everyone. HipCheck, QMany, Gregh729,Waterboy, Sean2, Mackepa, Zakkozuchowski, MtlJeff, and Brizam were all there hanging out with Johnny, enjoying some tasty beverages and snacks. We chatted and laughed and I knew immediately that we were going to have a good time together. The whole crew are great guys who LOVE golf and LOVE discussing anything about golf.

 

Around 5:00 we jumped on the shuttle and headed to the Ely Callaway Performance Center (ECPC) for a meet and greet with the folks from Callaway. I think everyone was in awe when we arrived. We were greeted at the gate by Chip Brewer and several other high-ups who were smiling ear to ear and shaking our hands, telling us they were happy to meet us and glad to have us there. We walked through the gate and all I could think was “this place is amazing!”. There was food, drinks, and even a guy who only spoke Spanish hand rolling cigars for us. We spent the first hour eating, drinking, rubbing elbows with the Callaway folks and chatting about golf.

 

After a couple of beverages and some awesome food, we were given a tour of the facility. We got to see the build room, the simulator room, the putter fitting room, the robot room, etc., but we were not allowed to take any photos inside the building, which is why you won’t see any in the reviews from participants. After the tour we were split up into two groups; one group stayed inside and did the putter fitting and got to hit in the simulator while the other group went outside to play the 7 hole putting course set up on the outdoor putting green with some of the Callaway folks. Let me tell you, they were having as much fun as we were during the putting contest.

 

When I went in for my putter fitting I met Nick Arther. Nick and I chatted for a little while about my putting before he watched from all sides as I rolled several putts. He then asked about my misses, my like, dislikes, and current putter(s). After some conversation and trying different putters, Nick suggested I go with a #1 Wide in the new putter line and I agreed.

 

We all cycled in and out of the putter room, simulator room, and outdoor putting green. The Callaway staff was very engaging and sincerely curious about who we were and where we were from. They asked more questions about us than we did about them. They were genuinely interested in getting to know us and it showed.

 

Around 8:30 we headed back to the hotel to partake in a few drinks and discuss our day. We were all like a bunch of kids who just spent three hours in a candy store without our parents. We talked, laughed, and Greg fell asleep….haha. Around 10:00 Johnny started talking about In-N-Out. Even though we had just eaten a few hours ago, everyone wanted to go. Johnny talked to the front desk clerk at the hotel and then grabbed the valet guy who pulled the hotel van around to the front. We hopped in and headed out. We placed our orders and waited calmly for our food. Once it was done we jumped back in the van and raced back to the hotel. We were hoping Greg was still there, asleep by the fire pit so we could wake him with the lingering scent of In-N-Out burgers. No such luck, he was gone!

 

The next morning we all met for breakfast before heading back to the ECPC for our fitting and technology fair. I don’t think anyone slept well, but we were raring to go! We arrived at the ECPC around 8:15 and were quickly assigned into our groups. My group headed to the range for our fittings while th other group headed inside for the technology fair. My fitter was Gerritt Pon, the same guy that does all of Phil Mickelson’s club builds. Needless to say I was excited. I hit some warm up and then he put me to work hitting my current 6 iron and driver.

 

Gerritt studied the numbers and told me my current set-up (2016 Apex Pros with KBS Tour V in X flex) was giving me fairly good numbers, but not great dispersion. We worked on the irons first and he had me hit several shafts including DGS400, Steelfiber, PX, and Modus. He said I was getting the best numbers and dispersion with the Modus130S and that he felt a heavier shaft suited my swing better. Next we went to the driver. Same story here: he said my current set-up (GBB with Rogue Silver 60X) was giving pretty good numbers, but though there might be room for some improvement. We tried several shafts and both 2017 heads. He quickly came to the conclusion that the standard head was best for me and we settled on a Diamana Blueboard 60X. This set-up gave me better launch, 4-8 yards more carry and around 300 rpm less spin than my current stick. I was sold.

 

After the driver and irons fitting we moved on to the wedges. I tried the MD3 and the new forged wedges, which I LOVED!! So smooth and silky soft. These are by far some of the best wedges Callaway has ever produced. Gerritt suggested putting the same Modus 130S in the wedges so I agreed. I wasn’t about to question a guy with his pedigree in the fitting business. Gerritt also suggested I go with low bounce wedges since I have a fairly shallow angle of attack and again I agreed. I've always had an affinity for low bounce wedges. He then pulled out a PM grind 64* bent to 60* and asked me to try it.

 

I have never cared for the look of that wedge but I tried it anyway. Once I got past the aesthetics it was good, really good! It was very versatile and easy to hit different shots with. Now here’s the amazing part: Gerritt tells me that the PM grind wedge I was hitting was made for none other than Phil Mickelson and that Phil had tested it along with a few others. How cool is that?? You want to hear something even cooler??

 

After I hit it a few more times Gerritt asked me if I liked the wedge, and of course I said “hell yes!”. Just the fact that my favorite golfer had held this club in his hand and hit shots with it at the ECPC was enough for me to love it. He replied “take it with you”. My jaw dropped. What a souvenir! Once the fitting was over we headed inside for the tech fair. We talked drivers, irons, putters, wedges, and more with some of Callaway’s best and brightest product engineers and developers. We even got to see some new irons that I can’t even talk about. I’ll just say they looked awesome!

 

A highlight of the day was meeting the wedge king himself, Mr. Roger Cleveland. He snuck in and spent some time watching us hit balls during our fitting. When I was trying out Phil’s wedge he came over to me and asked me to hit a few different pitch shots for him. He then gave me a pitching lesson I’ll never forget. He was so knowledgeable and I was soaking it in. He gave me a few practice drills that I will continue to work on.

 

Around noon we headed to Callaway headquarters where we were greeted by the legendary Harry Arnett and several other Callaway folks we had met the night before. They served us lunch which we scarfed down in their awesome board room. Soon after we were whisked away for a tour. We went through a detailed presentation of their tooling and milling room, got the see how golf balls are made and tested, went to the putting lab (an amazing place), and even got to see the Tour Department where clubs for PGA Tour players are made, and our clubs were currently under construction. How cool is that?!?!

 

 

When the tour was over we took a short break on an outdoor patio and played some PuttSkee; its like Skee Ball but on a smaller scale, using a putter and golf ball. Zak was obsessed with this game! It wasn’t long before we returned to the board room for a round table discussion with Chip Brewer, Harry Arnett, Alan Hocknell, Sean Toulon, and several others to discuss the past, present, and future of Callaway. We were encouraged to ask questions and we were given very candid answers. It was very evident to me that these guys are feedback driven; they want it no matter if its positive or negative. Chip discussed changing the culture of Callaway from a stiff disciplinarian style of leadership to a more open and engaging style of leadership. Let me tell you, this guy gets it. He understands creativity blossoms with freedom in an environment that allows the creator room to move and think. Don’t get me wrong, there are deadlines and these guys take their jobs seriously, but they do so with the freedom to create, in which they have found a passion for doing so.

 

After the round table we headed back to the hotel to freshen up before sitting down to dinner with Harry, Sean, Nate, Jason, Tyler, and Chad, and Johnny (sorry if I left anyone out). It was a sort-of continuation of our round table discussion at headquarter but in a more relaxed and casual atmosphere. I have to say that what you see of Harry in videos is truly him. He’s a great guy with good sense of humor who likes to laugh and joke around. All of the folks from Callaway are people you would love to have in your weekend foursome or to have in your group on a golf trip. They know how to tell stories, laugh, and have a good time. After dinner we all hit the hay early in preparation for our big day at Torrey Pines.

 

Once we finished breakfast we jumped in the shuttle and headed to Torrey Pines. The atmosphere in the shuttle was electric. Everyone was excited and was beaming with positive energy. We pulled up to find our bags lined up, full of shiny new clubs. What a sight it was! It was like Christmas morning and we were the kids checking out the gifts from Santa under the tree. Once we all checked out our clubs we loaded up and headed to the range for a quick warm up. When we arrived on the first tee, Amanda was there with a photographer to snap some photos while the foursomes were announced. Greg hit the opening tee shot and piped it right down the middle. The guy has nerves of steel, I tell you!

 

The on course experience was difficult to put into words. Beautiful vistas of the Pacific Oceans, rolling fairways, perfect conditions. I played with Scott (Waterboy), Jason Finley, and Sean Toulon. Let me tell you, these guys were a blast. We shared stories and talked golf the entire round. Sean even shared some photos with us that no one has seen yet. It was easy to see this guy really loves golf and loves his job. We played the green tees (~6700 yards) which played much longer than that. It was tough, but it was fun!

 

After the round Amanda pulled us aside for a post round interview. Before we started I asked her if we should say things like “I left a few shots out there”, “I hit the ball well all day”, or “I had good numbers in all day”. She just laughed and said “you better not!”. We were then treated to a post-round reception where we all had a few drinks and some food while telling tales of our round at Torrey. I can’t tell you how much fun that was. The Callaway guys really seemed to be enjoying themselves and at no time did I feel like they didn’t want to be there. I think they were having just as much fun as we were!

 

It was getting dark so we piled in the shuttle and headed back to the hotel. We were tired but we were still smiling. For many of us, this was the first time we had the opportunity to play a course like Torrey Pines and it was definitely the first time we did so while being treated like kings. We arrived at the hotel and found travel bags and custom wedges lined up at the entrance. Kids in a candy store again, I tell you! We agreed to take a break and meet up again in the hotel restaurant for dinner. We spent the evening telling stories about our round and the experiences we will never forget.

 

My signature now contains all clubs I was fitted for at the ECPC.


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Great recap, Rodney! Really well done, buddy.

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So let me get this straight.

 

Qmany, you've been playing for only 6 years and you went out on Torrey South first time and shot 70 with clubs you've never played with outside of the fitting? Damn.

 

I had expertly fit clubs, a great caddie, adrenaline, and a lot of aiming fluid. It was the perfect recipe.

 

The scary thing is, it could have been really low! Birdie putts missed:

  • 15 feet on 1
  • 15 feet on 2
  • 10 feet on 5
  • 3-putt par on 6
  • 15 feet on 7
  • 15 feet on 10
  • 25 feet on 11
  • 6 feet for Par on 12
  • 10 feet on 13
  • 25 feet on 14
  • 3-putt par on 18

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so the putter fitting didn't didn't help. Lol
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After we decided on the right shaft I was getting 4-8 yards more carry and the same gain in total distance. This doesn't sound like much as there were others who had much more impressive gains. But as Gerritt said, my gamer was already a really good fit for me, and to get an extra 4-8 yards of carry was impressive.

 

Which shaft did you end up with?

 

Diamana Blueboard 60X, but here's the kicker.......

 

That night at dinner I was talking with Nate about our fitting and the subsequent builds by the tour department. He informed me that they didn't want to put a plain-old BB in my new driver because they found a Diamana B-Series Japan Only 60X in their shaft collection and installed it instead of the standard BB.

 

What a treat! Its an awesome looking shaft!

 

Had a similar experience with Callaway customer service quite a while ago (late in 2005 if memory serves correctly). Had found a FT-3 Tour (pretty sure that was the model) new in the pro shop at Barksdale AFB for a steal of a price. After playing a couple rounds it was obvious that the shaft was a little too light and soft, so called the company to see if I could send it in for a re-shaft. I explain the situation to the rep and it went something like this:

 

Rep: So something stiffer and heavier...how about a Speeder 757X?

Me: Sure, how much to make that happen?

Rep: You cover the shipping back to us, and we'll make it happen.

Me: Wow...uh...OK, you sure?

Rep: Absolutely.

 

After some time in the wilderness before Brewer took over, the Callaway product is finally an equal to what has always been outstanding customer support.

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After we decided on the right shaft I was getting 4-8 yards more carry and the same gain in total distance. This doesn't sound like much as there were others who had much more impressive gains. But as Gerritt said, my gamer was already a really good fit for me, and to get an extra 4-8 yards of carry was impressive.

 

Which shaft did you end up with?

 

Diamana Blueboard 60X, but here's the kicker.......

 

That night at dinner I was talking with Nate about our fitting and the subsequent builds by the tour department. He informed me that they didn't want to put a plain-old BB in my new driver because they found a Diamana B-Series Japan Only 60X in their shaft collection and installed it instead of the standard BB.

 

What a treat! Its an awesome looking shaft!

 

Had a similar experience with Callaway customer service quite a while ago. I had found a FT-3 Tour (pretty sure that was the model) new in the pro shop at Barksdale AFB for a steal of a price. After playing a couple rounds it was obvious that the shaft was a little too light and soft, so called the company to see if I could send it in for a re-shaft. I explain the situation to the rep and it went something like this:

 

Rep: So something stiffer and heavier...how about a Speeder 757X?

Me: Sure, how much to make that happen?

Rep: You cover the shipping back to us, and we'll make it happen.

Me: Wow...uh...OK, you sure?

Rep: Absolutely.

 

After some time in the wilderness before Brewer took over, the Callaway product is finally an equal to what has always been outstanding customer support.

 

When we had the round table discussion with Chip Brewer, Harry Arnett, and Doc Hoc, they discussed customer service. Let me tell you, they get it.


PING G410 LST 9* - Diamana Ltd Dialead S+ 60X
Callaway Mavrik 15* - Diamana Ltd Dialead D+ 70X
Callaway Apex 18* - Diamana S+ 80X
PXG 0311T 4-P - DGTI AMT S400
Titleist SM7 50, 56, 60 - DGTI S400
Spider X Chalk
Titleist Pro-V1 Yellow

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After we decided on the right shaft I was getting 4-8 yards more carry and the same gain in total distance. This doesn't sound like much as there were others who had much more impressive gains. But as Gerritt said, my gamer was already a really good fit for me, and to get an extra 4-8 yards of carry was impressive.

 

Which shaft did you end up with?

 

Diamana Blueboard 60X, but here's the kicker.......

 

That night at dinner I was talking with Nate about our fitting and the subsequent builds by the tour department. He informed me that they didn't want to put a plain-old BB in my new driver because they found a Diamana B-Series Japan Only 60X in their shaft collection and installed it instead of the standard BB.

 

What a treat! Its an awesome looking shaft!

 

Had a similar experience with Callaway customer service quite a while ago. I had found a FT-3 Tour (pretty sure that was the model) new in the pro shop at Barksdale AFB for a steal of a price. After playing a couple rounds it was obvious that the shaft was a little too light and soft, so called the company to see if I could send it in for a re-shaft. I explain the situation to the rep and it went something like this:

 

Rep: So something stiffer and heavier...how about a Speeder 757X?

Me: Sure, how much to make that happen?

Rep: You cover the shipping back to us, and we'll make it happen.

Me: Wow...uh...OK, you sure?

Rep: Absolutely.

 

After some time in the wilderness before Brewer took over, the Callaway product is finally an equal to what has always been outstanding customer support.

 

When we had the round table discussion with Chip Brewer, Harry Arnett, and Doc Hoc, they discussed customer service. Let me tell you, they get it.

 

Anyone who has dealt with Callaway Customer Service can absolutely attest to that. They are the best in the business - and best in a whole lot of other businesses too.

M6 9°  Fujikura Ventus 6
TS2 15°  Diamana S+ Ltd 70
790UDI  PX Catalyst 80 -or- 818H2 19°  GD Tour AD IZ-85
0311T 4i / Z745 5-9  Nippon 950GH 
SM7 46F 52F 58D  DG 115
SM7 62M  KBS Tour
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so the putter fitting didn't didn't help. Lol

 

:cheesy:

 

It started to pay off towards the end with great rolls on 15-16-17. 18 was just adrenaline. I had a hard time reading the greens, they were a little grainy and kept going towards something they called "Big Blue."

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Taylormade SLDR Mini (14°) Matrix White Tie 70X
Callaway XR Pro (20°) Diamana White 90X
Callaway Apex Pro (4i-PW) DG X100 TI
Ping Glide 2.0 (50° & 54°) DG S400 TI
Artisan MT Grind (58°) DG S400
Odyssey O Works R-Line
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I think the thing I was most surprised about was the sound of the New 2017 Driver. It reminds me of the last Callaway club I had in the bag, the Razr Hawk Tour. It is muted but solid. I think you can hear it in the videos posted; it is an addicting sound off the face.

 

very good to hear!

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