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Adams 9015D, 9.5*, Grafalloy ProLaunch Red x-stiff shaft

 

It's been in the bag since approximately 20010.

 

I've hit many of the "new" drivers side-by-side with my 9015D over the years on a launch monitor and none have beaten it in any statistic:  Ball speed, dispersion, spin, launch, etc. 

 

The 2021 crop of drivers has me intrigued, however.  Budget permitting, I may do a thorough start-from-scratch fitting and comparison to see if my 9015D can be bested.  But I wouldn't be surprised if it stays in the bag.

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Adams 9015d: 9.5*, Prolaunch Red X, 45"
Titleist 915Fd: 15*, Aldila Rogue Silver 110 X, 42.5", Set to 16*
Titliest 816 H1: 19*, Speeder Tour 8.8 X, 40.5", Set to 20*
Mizuno MP-20 MMC 4-P; Project X 6.0; Std Lofts and Lies
Cleveland 588: 51*, 55*, 59*, DG S-400
Ping Anser 3: 35" with Winn Midsize Pistol grip
Winn Excel Wrap midsize grips

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I'm on year 2 with the Mavrik Max, it's an awesome driver and i love it, so i will probably replace it this year

I'm still playing a Ping G30 SFT that I was fitted for years ago, when the G30 came out.   I honestly don't think newer drivers will really gain me much - when I swing good, this driver is e

You ask a reasonable question. In my case, the physical engine (ie me) is little changed throughout this period, still a smallish, wiry dude with an athletic lifestyle, a decent swing (fortunate to be

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I have been playing a G400 since the fall of 2018. I upgraded from a TaylorMade r5! So I stick to drivers for awhile. I remember it beating out the LST (mishits way more offline), Rogue Sub Zero and M4 (aesthetics), and the other finalist: Cobra F8. My driver is now the oldest non-putter club in my bag (tied with my G400 4H). I have enough length that 10 yards wouldn’t buy me a lot on the courses I play. I am also a sucker for clean matte black (I pair with a label-down HZRDUS yellow and black grip) and the 440cc size is just different enough to really suit my eye. That’s how I justify saving a few hundred bucks whenever I get the itch!

D| Ping G400 w/ Project X HZRDUS Yellow 6.0

3W| Cobra F9 Tour 16* w/ Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black 6.0

H| Ping G400 22* w/UST Mamiya PROFORCE V2 Black X

4-P| New Level 902 w/DG S400 TI

GW| Maltby DBM w/DG Black Onyx S400 TI 

SW| Maltby M-Series+ Tour w/DG Black Onyx S400 TI

LW| Maltby Tour Grind MG w/DG Black Onyx S400 TI

P| Yes! Evelyn 12

Ball| Snell MTB Black

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400 Max with Tour 65 shaft.  Been swinging it for two years with no plans to change any time soon.  I have a Titleist 905R I enjoy hitting in scrambles for fun...but the Max is just a great piece of equipment.  

Ping 400 Max 

Ping 410 14.5

PXG Hybrid 17/22

Srixon ZX5 5 iron

Srixon ZX7  6-PW

Ping Glide Wedges 2.0 50/54/58

Mizuno M Craft I

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Epic Flash Sub Zero with Ventus Blue 5S shaft.

June 2019.

Callaway Epic Flash SZ 9.5 Ventus Blue 5S 

Mizuno ST190 TS @14 Project X HZRDUS Red Handcrafted 6.0 

Mizuno CLK [email protected] KBS Prototype 65 R

Mizuno CLK [email protected] KBS Prototype 75 R

Callaway Apex Forged CF-19 5-24, 6-27, 7-31, 8-35, 9-40, P-45, A-50 KBS TGI 90

Bettinardi HLX 3.0 Black Smoke Wedge 56/12-C @55, 60/10-RJ KBS TGI 90 (ordered)

TaylorMade Spider Tour Red

Mizuno RB Tour X

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2017 M1 440 since it came out.  Started with RIP Alpha 70X and last year went to AD-IZ 7X.  Always at 43.75".  Medium launch bullets with no sideways movement when I do my part.

DR:  TM M440 (2017) 8.5* - RIPA 60X 44.5"

FW:  Cleveland Halo 14* - Aldila Proto 70X 43"

DI:  Hogan UiHi 18* - DGS300 +.5/1*flat

4-P:  Hogan Icon - DGS300 Std /1*flat

GAP:  Hogan Equalizer II 50* DGS400 35.5"/1*flat

SW:  Cleveland 485 custom grind DGS400 35"/1*flat

PUTTER:  Piretti Matera V1 34"

GRIPS:  GP CP2wrap all / Pure Oversize putter

BALL/GLOVE:  Titleist ProV1 & Players

BAG:  Vintage Ping L8+ 

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I still game my Nike Covert  at 11.5* Neutral setting with the Kuro Kage stiff shaft. I've had it since 2015 I think its been so long since i bought it but its been amazing for me 🙂 got another Range session on Thursday planned to get numbers for 2021 before my first round post lockdown next week (Hopefully weather wise)

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Taylormade R580XD with a Grafalloy Blue shaft that's been in the bag since 2004. I have a Taylomade R7 425 TP that I gave a shot but it couldn't knock it out of the bag...it's  been sitting in the corner for 15 years. Granted, from 2014 until last year I played maybe two or three rounds a year. I will revisit it's status once I get my swing back to where it was, but whatever I get will be a couple years old. I'm patient and will wait for the right deal before I replace it as I have tried the fresh new hotness and it was not huge distance gain.... more the ability to easily adjust to optimize the launch.

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Gaming an EF SZ for a couple years and have lost confidence in it and worse off think I was jibbed fitting. Going to the fitter that got me in my pxgs in May to find something on the more forgiving side that can still keep my spin in check. 

Driver: Callaway Epic Flash SZ with XStiff Fujikura Pro 63. [Testing Tensei Orange Pro S (1" tipped) at 44.75"]

2H: Callaway Super Hybrid with Tensei Orange Pro Hyb 80 Stiff (shaft may be swapped at some point) 

3H: Sub70 939X UST proforce V2 black F3 hybrid soft stepped XStiff UPRT setting or 2 DI:  PXG 0311X HZRDUS Smoke Black 6.0 2.5* upright

4-AW: PXG OG 0211  with KBS Tour Stiff 2.5* up 1/4" long 

Wedges: Cleveland Zipcore 54 Full/58 Mid (Backup 54*,60*: :ping-small:  S Tour KBS Tour Stiff 3* up)

Putter: Odyssey Toulon Las Vegas Stroke Lab  34"

Ball: Snell MTB-X

Tracked by Arccos

 

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Well I first used my current driver in March, 2018. Call it three years ago. After a year and a half I foolishly switched to a Titleist driver (hey, I love my TItleist irons sure the driver will be great). A few months of short and crooked later I returned to the M4.

 

Then I recently played a dozen or so rounds with a SIM MAX driver. Hey, it's like the latest and greatest version of the M4. Gotta be an improvement. Well, it's a real straight hitter (like the M4) but my two or three best drives each round with the SIM MAX go maybe 210-215 yards versus 220-230 with the M4.

 

So it's back in the bag now. In all honesty, I'd be stupid to play anything else. I've played a wide variety of drivers over the years that let me hit a little over 50% of fairways and average around 200 yards. But the M4 is the only one that consistently turns those numbers into 60% and 210 yards.

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On 4/6/2021 at 11:41 AM, RolandofGilead said:

I have been playing a G400 since the fall of 2018. I upgraded from a TaylorMade r5! So I stick to drivers for awhile. I remember it beating out the LST (mishits way more offline), Rogue Sub Zero and M4 (aesthetics), and the other finalist: Cobra F8. My driver is now the oldest non-putter club in my bag (tied with my G400 4H). I have enough length that 10 yards wouldn’t buy me a lot on the courses I play. I am also a sucker for clean matte black (I pair with a label-down HZRDUS yellow and black grip) and the 440cc size is just different enough to really suit my eye. That’s how I justify saving a few hundred bucks whenever I get the itch!

How do you like those New Level irons bro?  I love mine and when I find a great set of irons, I keep them for several years  Driver, different story. 

TM SIM 2, 8* w/Ventus Black 7x

TM SIM 15* w/TB 80x

TM Tour Issue Deep Face Ghost Proto TP 2 HB  w/Thump 105x

New Level NLU-01 21* w/KBS Proto 105x

New Level 623-M 5-PW w/MMT 125 TX

54* Miura HB w/KBS 610 S+, 58* Miura w/KBS Tour Black

Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 1

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, phizzy30 said:

How do you like those New Level irons bro?  I love mine and when I find a great set of irons, I keep them for several years  Driver, different story. 

Love them! The 902s are quite high launching (and I’m already a high ball hitter) but the feel and forgiveness are second to none in the players CB segment. I’ll be playing them for many years to come.

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D| Ping G400 w/ Project X HZRDUS Yellow 6.0

3W| Cobra F9 Tour 16* w/ Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black 6.0

H| Ping G400 22* w/UST Mamiya PROFORCE V2 Black X

4-P| New Level 902 w/DG S400 TI

GW| Maltby DBM w/DG Black Onyx S400 TI 

SW| Maltby M-Series+ Tour w/DG Black Onyx S400 TI

LW| Maltby Tour Grind MG w/DG Black Onyx S400 TI

P| Yes! Evelyn 12

Ball| Snell MTB Black

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On 4/14/2021 at 6:37 AM, Hoofer said:

Cobra Amp Cell Pro with with stock Kuro Kage shaft since it was released.  Longest and most forgiving driver I've yet to hit.  Tried to replace it a couple times without success.  Amazingly, this driver is 10 years old and they still sell for over $100 on that auction site.

I've been using my Amp Cell with the stock fuel shaft since 2014.

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