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"Bring it back, Bring it back!!!" - Driver Edition


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As we all know, over the past few years driver technology has faded.  They can't be made bigger.  There's all sorts of specialty materials being used now.  Ultimately when you buy a new driver it will essentially go "longer" because of the material management adding more stability.

 

If you could choose an "old" driver for companies to bring back and revamp with today's technology, what would it be?

 

I would love to see the 2016 Nike Vapor Fly be brought from the dead with some different materials adding stability to make it more playable today and be able to stand up to today's drivers.

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Driver:    2021 Cobra Rad Speed Peacote 9* w Kuro Kage 60g Silver TiNi Dual-Core Shaft 

Fairway Woods: 2014 Adams Tight Lies 14° 3 Wood w Kuro Kage 65g Shaft tipped 1 inch

                           2015 Adams Tight Lies 22° 7 Wood w Kuro Kage 65g Shaft tipped 1 inch

Irons:  2016 Nike Vapor Fly 4-AW   

 Wedges:  2017 Cleveland CBX 56°& 60°wedge              
Shafts:  Matrix Ozik Program F15 85S Graphite Shafts 4i - 60°

Grips:   Superstroke S-Tech + 2 Wraps
Putter:  Gamer -  2020 Odyssey Stroke Lab 7s Black w Superstroke Claw 1.0 grip at 35in.

             Backup - Custom Built Bastain Milled Prototype w Px 6.0 shaft and Lamkin Deep Etched Cord Grip at 33in.

                           Ball:  Taylor Made 21' Rocketballz            Bag:  Ogio Fuse Whiskey            Glove: MG Dyna-Grip Elite             Current Shoes: True Linkswear Motion phx

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  • mvhoffman changed the title to "Bring it back, Bring it back!!!" - Driver Edition

I was back at my parents house looking at my old drivers (975, 510TP, XR-03, etc) and I’d just love something like that: A pear-shaped head, deep face, no visible carbon on the crown, non-adjustable thin hosel… 

 

Then I’d hit it and remember why they’re in the cupboard 🫣

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9 minutes ago, Wayside said:

I was back at my parents house looking at my old drivers (975, 510TP, XR-03, etc) and I’d just love something like that: A pear-shaped head, deep face, no visible carbon on the crown, non-adjustable thin hosel… 

 

Then I’d hit it and remember why they’re in the cupboard 🫣

 

There is something about a thin, bonded hosel that just looks really nice. 

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47 minutes ago, Wayside said:

I was back at my parents house looking at my old drivers (975, 510TP, XR-03, etc) and I’d just love something like that: A pear-shaped head, deep face, no visible carbon on the crown, non-adjustable thin hosel… 

 

Then I’d hit it and remember why they’re in the cupboard 🫣

 

Absolutely. Bring back the tall, deep faced drivers. Cleveland Launcher 400 was as good as anything I've ever played.

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510TP

 

I put mine in play earlier this year and it still stands the test of time... but if they could update it... I'd love it

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Anything that would make the Callaway FT Tour hit the ball slightly straighter...

Cleveland Launcher HB 10.5* - Stock Miyazaki C. Kua 50 Stiff
Callaway Diablo Octane Tour 13* - Aldila NV 75 Stiff
or
Callaway Diablo Edge Tour 15* - Accra Dymatch M5 75
Mizuno F-50 18* - Stock Stiff
or
Callaway Diablo Edge Tour Hybrid 21* - Aldila NV 85 Stiff
Callaway RAZR Tour Hybrid 24* - Stock XStiff
5 - PW Cleveland CG7 Tour Black Pearl - DGSL S300
Cleveland 588 RTX Rotex 2.0 50* DG Wedge
Cleveland 588 RTX Rotex 2.0 54* DG Wedge
Callaway X-Series JAWS Slate CC 58* Stock Wedge
Odyssey White Ice #7 - Golf Pride Oversize

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36 minutes ago, Malc said:

SLDR 430, but without the boomerang that hits you in the left lug.

I agree they abandoned that model too soon. Looked  beautiful at address 

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Ping G425 Max 5 FW 17.5 Ventus Velocore Red 7

Srixon ZX MKII 3UT MMT 95

PXG Gen4 P 5 - GW DG120

Yururi Tataki 52.5, 56.5 and 60.5 DG S200
Ping Anser 2
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Kirkland Performance+ Ball

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1 hour ago, Malc said:

SLDR 430, but without the boomerang that hits you in the left lug.

I loved the SLDR mini.  Great run of clubs

Driver:    2021 Cobra Rad Speed Peacote 9* w Kuro Kage 60g Silver TiNi Dual-Core Shaft 

Fairway Woods: 2014 Adams Tight Lies 14° 3 Wood w Kuro Kage 65g Shaft tipped 1 inch

                           2015 Adams Tight Lies 22° 7 Wood w Kuro Kage 65g Shaft tipped 1 inch

Irons:  2016 Nike Vapor Fly 4-AW   

 Wedges:  2017 Cleveland CBX 56°& 60°wedge              
Shafts:  Matrix Ozik Program F15 85S Graphite Shafts 4i - 60°

Grips:   Superstroke S-Tech + 2 Wraps
Putter:  Gamer -  2020 Odyssey Stroke Lab 7s Black w Superstroke Claw 1.0 grip at 35in.

             Backup - Custom Built Bastain Milled Prototype w Px 6.0 shaft and Lamkin Deep Etched Cord Grip at 33in.

                           Ball:  Taylor Made 21' Rocketballz            Bag:  Ogio Fuse Whiskey            Glove: MG Dyna-Grip Elite             Current Shoes: True Linkswear Motion phx

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905R, R9 Superdeep

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Ping g430 LST 9* - HZRDUS Hulk 6.5 65g
Ping g430 LST 14.5* - Project X Smoke Black 70x
Ping g430 17* - Project X Smoke Black 6.5 or TM P70UDI 2 with same shaft
Ping i59 4-PW - DG AMT White X100
Callaway Jaws Raw Black 50*, 54*, 60*- DG TI S400
Odyssey O-Works Black Jailbird Mini w/ Stability Tour
Taylor Made TP5 PIX

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1 hour ago, jholz said:

Anything that would make the Callaway FT Tour hit the ball slightly straighter...

This is my pick, best feeling driver, and maybe best looking I ever owned. I might lose the carbon seam on the crown though. 

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Driver: PING G430 MAX 10K Ping Tour Black 6S (shaft subject to change)
Fairway Wood: Titleist TSR2+ HZRDUS Black Gen4 70 5.5. (Shaft subject to change)
Hybrid: PXG 0311 Gen6 19 Fujikura Ventus Blue HB 8S
Hybrid: PXG 0311 Gen6 22 Fujikura Ventus Blue HB 8S

Or UT: Titleist U505 4 HZRDUS Black gen 4 6.0

Irons: Proto Concept C03TC 5-PW KSB TGI 90 Iomic Sticky 2.3 Red

Or Titleist T200 5, T100 6-pw Aerotech Steelfiber i95S

Wedge: VEGA Alcor Tour 52(at 50), 56 (55) 60 Shimada 110 Wedge Iomic Sticky 2.3 Orange
Putter: Odyssey Tri-Hot 7 CH 34 inches
Ball: Titleist Pro V1

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975D or the r7 superquad.

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Titleist TSI2 16.5 Tensei Blue

Ping G 17.5 set at 18.5 Ping tour shaft.
Titleist TS3 hybrid 21 Hzrdus smoke
Taylormade 2023 p790 5-PW kbs tour lite
Vokey SM9 50°/12° SM8 56°/14° and SM9 60°/10°
Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport two
Titleist Pro V1

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For nostalgia sake, the 975D or the 510DF/TP.  If you weren't a golf nerd in 2002-2003 you can't imagine how popular the 510TP was.  But if it's based on my performance with a driver, it's the R9.  I have never hit a driver better than I hit my old R9 with Fubuki 73X.  I killed that club.  I think my current driver is longer and more forgiving (Ping G410 with Ventus Black 6X), but the R9 was special.  🙂

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2 hours ago, grm24 said:

Moden day equivalent of the R580XD TP. Bonded and still 440cc. 

 

Played the 580 until 2 years ago.  

 

The Mavrik 10.5 I have in the bag now isn't much longer, and it's much harder to hit a fade with for me.  I wish I would have kept the 580 now.

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Original Ping Rapture, I thought at the time it was a real leap forward.

 

Bridgestone J33 460.  Maybe the best looking and best feeling Metal driver I have ever owned.  And long, just not super forgiving.  If you could make something look and feel the same and and add some forgiveness, I would buy it in a heart beat.

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Ping G425 LST 3 wood, Tensei Orange

Ping G410  7 wood set at 19, Tensei Orange

Srixon ZX 4 MKii 4 iron,KBS TGI 90

Mizuno JPX 923 Forged 5-GW Steelfiber i95S

RTX Zipcore  Tour Rack 54, 60

Maltby Pure-Track Tour Milled PTM-5CS 39 inches

Srixon-Z Star XV

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