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Looking for opinions here…

 

What is the best driver and/or fairway woods - for the price - available today? 


Can be played on tour or not.

 

I have not touched anything but Bang-O-Matic since mid-2000s - so I’m a bit out of touch.

 

Looking to put a new set together in the next year…

 

Thanks for your feedback everyone!

*In process of building new irons and wedges.

 

- Bang-O-Matic 10.5 w/ Aldila NVS 65 (Orange)

- Bang-O-Matic 4w (17) w/ Aldila NVS 65 (Orange)

- 18 Degree Dynacraft Utility Iron w/ Apollo Acculite 95

- 4 Iron through 56 Degree Acer XV Professional w/ Apollo Acculite 95

- Acer 60 LW w/ Apollo Acculite 95

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Well at the risk of being called a corporate shill sellout Parsons homer being paid under the table to post about PXG here (you know, again).....for "new" drivers i don't see how anything is gonna beat the 0211

 

It's 285$ CAD right now which is less than half most drivers on the market , and performs just as good as most stuff out there. Shafts are limited but quality stuff like the RDX Black are available.

 

Now where's my influencer money

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Callaway Mavrik 9 w/Aldila Rogue White MSI130

Callaway Mavrik SZ 13.5 w/Aldila Rogue White MSI130

Callaway Apex '19 20* w/PX Catalyst 70

PXG 0211 ST 4-GW w/TT Elevate Tour

PXG 0311 Forged 54 w/TT Elevate Tour

Ping Glide 3.0 Eye2 w/DG300

Deschamps Crisp Antique

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1 minute ago, cav5 said:

g400 or 410 if you can find em


That is Ping?

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*In process of building new irons and wedges.

 

- Bang-O-Matic 10.5 w/ Aldila NVS 65 (Orange)

- Bang-O-Matic 4w (17) w/ Aldila NVS 65 (Orange)

- 18 Degree Dynacraft Utility Iron w/ Apollo Acculite 95

- 4 Iron through 56 Degree Acer XV Professional w/ Apollo Acculite 95

- Acer 60 LW w/ Apollo Acculite 95

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48 minutes ago, MtlJeff said:

Well at the risk of being called a corporate shill sellout Parsons homer being paid under the table to post about PXG here (you know, again).....for "new" drivers i don't see how anything is gonna beat the 0211

 

It's 285$ CAD right now which is less than half most drivers on the market , and performs just as good as most stuff out there. Shafts are limited but quality stuff like the RDX Black are available.

 

Now where's my influencer money

Your check "is in the mail", thanks, Bob

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CPO.  Basically new for dirt cheap.  Mavrik line.  Great clubs.  Don't overthink it.

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Driver - Callaway Mavrik 10.5* - Project X EvenFlow Riptide 50 5.5

4W - Callaway Mavrik 16.5* - Project X EvenFlow Riptide 60 5.5

7W - Callaway Mavrik 21* - Project X EvenFlow Riptide 60 5.5

4H - Callaway Mavrik Pro 23* - KBS Tour Hybrid 75 R

4-GW - Mizuno JPX 850 Forged - TT Dynamic Gold R300

SW - Vokey SM8 Chrome 56* 12D - TT Dynamic Gold Wedge Flex

Putter - Odyssey White Hot 6

Ball - Cut Grey

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I really don't think you can beat Callaway pre-owned. It's why my bag is just about entirely Callaway. 25% off your order right now. I've had some "Like New" clubs show up still in the plastic.

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Cobra LTDX 10.5 Fujikura Ventus Blue 6S

Callaway Epic Speed 5W Project X HZRDUS Smoke iM10 70 6.0

Mizuno JPX 921 Hot Metal Pro 5-GW - Project X LZ 6.0

Callaway JAWS MD5 54.10S & 60.12X - TT Dynamic Gold 115

Odyssey White Hot OG 2-Ball 

Callaway Chrome Soft

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You can get the G400 cheaper than the 400 Max, and honestly side by side, there is a little visual difference in size, but I don't notice any difference forgiveness or playability on the course. I had a 410 Plus and was lukewarm about it, but the 400 and 400 Max are fabulous.

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Taylormade Sim2 10.5° (turned down to 9°) - Tensei White 60 stiff

Ping G400 3 and 5 Woods - Diamana D+ Limited 70 stiff

Ping G400 22° Hybrid - Diamana D+ 90 Stiff

Ping i200 5-UW - Modus Tour 105 stiff

Vokey SM4 54° and 58° - DGS-300

Cameron Studio Stainless Newport or OG TM Spider

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15 minutes ago, rkillian said:

I really don't think you can beat Callaway pre-owned. It's why my bag is just about entirely Callaway. 25% off your order right now. I've had some "Like New" clubs show up still in the plastic.

No kidding.  I've had Like New show up still in the plastic every single time I've ordered from there.  Just peaked over there.  Some pretty good deals.

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Driver - Callaway Mavrik 10.5* - Project X EvenFlow Riptide 50 5.5

4W - Callaway Mavrik 16.5* - Project X EvenFlow Riptide 60 5.5

7W - Callaway Mavrik 21* - Project X EvenFlow Riptide 60 5.5

4H - Callaway Mavrik Pro 23* - KBS Tour Hybrid 75 R

4-GW - Mizuno JPX 850 Forged - TT Dynamic Gold R300

SW - Vokey SM8 Chrome 56* 12D - TT Dynamic Gold Wedge Flex

Putter - Odyssey White Hot 6

Ball - Cut Grey

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25 minutes ago, Augie53 said:

CPO.  Basically new for dirt cheap.  Mavrik line.  Great clubs.  Don't overthink it.

I didnt want to be a CPO/Callaway homer, but the Mavrik Max line is THE best game improvement line of fairway woods in the last 5 years. IMO better than the Ping G-series Max line.

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🔹🔹🔹 DSTC + AD XC 6 / MAVRIK MaxTC 15°+1 + MAVRIK SZTC 20° + AD TP 7 / TW-X 4i DI + LIN-Q TSPX Black 100 / TR20P + Modus3 105 / MD5 Forged + Modus3 120 8i / Detour 2 Mod

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Ben Hogan has a deal going now for Driver/FW combo @$500.

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Rogue ST Max LS Oban Devotion 6/04 10.5, -1* @45.25" /  Ping G425 LST 10.5 Oban Devotion 6/04 @45"

OG Rogue 17* Atmos Blue TS 7/ [email protected] 3HL same shaft.
Ping G410 19* Riptide CB 80 6.0

Ping G410 22* & 26* Tensei CK Pro Blue 80s
'21 Apex 6-GW SF fc90 f3  Or Cobra Forged Tec Black 6-GW, SF i95cw R   
Mack Daddy PM 2.0 54/14
Mack Daddy PM 2.0 58/12

Bettinardi Innovai Rev 6.0  33” or Cameron PhantomX 5.5 ('21)

TM Tour Response '20 / Titleist AVX /Bstone BRX

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Ping G400 Max is a good choice.  The TM 2016 M2 is still being raved till this day.

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10.5 deg Titleist 905R with stock UST Proforce V2 Shaft (Stiff flex)
Titleist 990 (3-PW) with stock Dynamic Gold in S300
Taylormade V-Steel 5W & 3W with Grafalloy Prolaunch Red shafts (Regular Flex)
2011 Adams Tom Watson signature wedges in 52 and 56 degrees with stock steel shafts (Player's Grind)
Rife Island Series Aruba Blade Putter

 

"Loft for loft, length for length, and shaft for shaft, the ball will go the same distance when hit on the sweet spot regardless how old the iron."

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44 minutes ago, bekgolf said:

Callaway preowned is where I'd start.  Check the site every day.  Inventory changes daily and something is always on sale.

 

They will also modify the shaft, grips, tape wraps for a small fee (the option is available at checkout) and it's done the same day without delay to the order.

Grips, wrap, and length but I don't think you can modify the shaft.  

 

Agree about checking daily.  I just peeked again and there are quite a few Mavrik fairway woods that are in Like New condition.  $200 plus 25% off, so $150 for a new modern tech FW, that's a pretty good deal.  I'd say best value in that quality/price ratio you'll find out there.

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Driver - Callaway Mavrik 10.5* - Project X EvenFlow Riptide 50 5.5

4W - Callaway Mavrik 16.5* - Project X EvenFlow Riptide 60 5.5

7W - Callaway Mavrik 21* - Project X EvenFlow Riptide 60 5.5

4H - Callaway Mavrik Pro 23* - KBS Tour Hybrid 75 R

4-GW - Mizuno JPX 850 Forged - TT Dynamic Gold R300

SW - Vokey SM8 Chrome 56* 12D - TT Dynamic Gold Wedge Flex

Putter - Odyssey White Hot 6

Ball - Cut Grey

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3 hours ago, xkilgorextroutx said:

If gently used is OK, just go over to Callaway Pre-Owned and grab literally anything there.

 

For new, Cleveland and Cobra always seem to have the best bang for your buck in my personal experience.

 

Yep and Cobra is known to have their previous year's model driver discounted on their site well into the the following season.  As I type this I see you can get any of the Radspeed versions for $299.99 and it appears they have all the different lofts and shaft flex in stock. 

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Cleveland. IME just as good as their Srixon cousins at a lower price.

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Cleveland Launcher HB Driver 10.5 degree

Cleveland Launcher Halo Hybrids 16, 19, 22 degree

Cleveland Launcher HB Irons 5-SW

Cleveland CBX 2 Wedge 60 degree

All with graphite shafts, JumboMax Ultra Lite size S

Taylor Made Daddy Long Legs putter, Winn Dri-Tac Jumbo Lite Pistol Putter Grip

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Great info everybody - really appreciate it!

 

Best deals I’m finding are Cobra and Tour Edge.

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*In process of building new irons and wedges.

 

- Bang-O-Matic 10.5 w/ Aldila NVS 65 (Orange)

- Bang-O-Matic 4w (17) w/ Aldila NVS 65 (Orange)

- 18 Degree Dynacraft Utility Iron w/ Apollo Acculite 95

- 4 Iron through 56 Degree Acer XV Professional w/ Apollo Acculite 95

- Acer 60 LW w/ Apollo Acculite 95

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1 hour ago, PhilsFanDrew said:

 

Yep and Cobra is known to have their previous year's model driver discounted on their site well into the the following season.  As I type this I see you can get any of the Radspeed versions for $299.99 and it appears they have all the different lofts and shaft flex in stock. 

Just checked out the Cobra site.  Very nice.  Very customizable.  I don't think you can go wrong there either.

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Driver - Callaway Mavrik 10.5* - Project X EvenFlow Riptide 50 5.5

4W - Callaway Mavrik 16.5* - Project X EvenFlow Riptide 60 5.5

7W - Callaway Mavrik 21* - Project X EvenFlow Riptide 60 5.5

4H - Callaway Mavrik Pro 23* - KBS Tour Hybrid 75 R

4-GW - Mizuno JPX 850 Forged - TT Dynamic Gold R300

SW - Vokey SM8 Chrome 56* 12D - TT Dynamic Gold Wedge Flex

Putter - Odyssey White Hot 6

Ball - Cut Grey

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Hard to go wrong with Maverick, Epic or possibly even Rogue from Cally PreOwned.  Most "Like New" condition items I've bought over the past 10-15 years are more often than not still in plastic.

 

One of our regular 4some members bought some Apex 19 irons recently in Like New, they were still in their plastic as well.

 

When they have sales, prices are sometimes silly cheap.

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Rogue Max 9.5

Epic Speed 4w

Epic Hybrids 3 & 4

Apex 21 Mixed Combo Set 5-A

Jaws 5 54* C-grind

PM Grind 2.0  58*

Odyssey Exo Mini 7s

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9 hours ago, kevinmdowney said:

Looking for opinions here…

 

What is the best driver and/or fairway woods - for the price - available today? 


Can be played on tour or not.

 

I have not touched anything but Bang-O-Matic since mid-2000s - so I’m a bit out of touch.

 

Looking to put a new set together in the next year…

 

Thanks for your feedback everyone!

Hard to beat Cobra and Tour Edge for value if you are looking at current models. If you’re looking at previous models, or used (which I would recommend) great deals can be found on Ping, Taylormade, Callaway, and Cobra. 

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TaylorMade Sim Max 9* @ 7* Aldila Quaranta Reg
TaylorMade Stealth + 16.5* Std setting UST V2 HL 65 reg
Ping G425 7wd @ -1 Flat setting Ping Alta CB Reg
Ping G425 22 hybrid @ Flat setting Mitsubishi Tensei Orange Raw reg
PXG Gen 3 0311XP 5-PW Mitsubishi MMT 80 Reg

Cleveland CBX Zipcore 50*, 56*, 60* DG Spinner Stiff stepped soft
Rife Barbados 33” 

 

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