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Been playing my current driver Cobra King Ltd pro since new. Distance is good but I struggle hitting it straight. Some of it is obviously me but I believe it is also a fade bias head.

Went to the golf store and tried out a couple TM drivers to see what the numbers would say. I hit a used M4 a new M2 and mine. All stiff flex 9.5 loft.

i did find the two TM’s were easier to hit straighter or maybe even a draw. Although they have standard size grips vs my midsize. Not sure if that could make a difference or not.

im attaching a picture of the average shots from the three. Purple is the M4, Red is Cobra and Blue is the M2.

This simulator is set at sea level I think so distance is always short of what GPS says on course.

Tell me what you see in these numbers.


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I’m not sure how reliable those numbers are. They show a descent angle between 2 and 9 degrees. Unless you were hitting the ball no more than a few feet of the ground, there is no way that is accurate.

Driver: TaylorMade SIM 8* (standard setting) with MCA Tensei AV Raw Orange 75TX at 44.5"
3W: TaylorMade M5 15* (standard setting) with Oban Devotion 8 O5 at 42"
Hybrid: PXG Gen 2 0317X 19* (standard setting) with Oban Kiyoshi Purple Hybrid O5 at 39.5"
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According to your driver's specs, the 9.5° is one of three settings with a fade bias. You also have 9.5° and 10° setting that are square-faced.

image.pngTry the 9.5° and 10° square settings to see if that lessens the fade.

Likewise, a too-thick grip can lessen hand action and possibly lead to shot hanging to right.

if neither one of these solutions works, consider a lesson to see if your set up encourages a fade.In closing: You have several possible solutions at hand other than spending $300 for a used driver that doesn't perform much better than your current one.

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Driver:  Tour Edge EXS 10.5°, weights neutral   ||  FWs:  Calla Rogue 4W + 7W

Hybrid:  Calla Big Bertha OS 4H at 22°  ||  Irons:  Tour Edge CB Pro Tungsten 4i-9i

Wedges:  Calla MD3: 48°, 54°... MD4: 58° ||  Putter: Ping Sigma G Tyne (face-balanced)

Ball: Calla SuperHot (Orange preferred)  ||  Bag: Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag

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