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Phil Mickelson testing a Callaway proto mini driver w/ new Mitsubishi Diamana Blueboard shaft – 2024 U.S. Open


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22 hours ago, andrew_m said:

The Frankenwood creator finally breaks through to the mass market!

He has had multiple mini's in the bag for a while. He was actually way ahead of the curve.

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Driver: Paradym 3D Ventus black TR 6x

3 wood: Paradym 3d Ventus black TR 7x

19 degree UW: Ventus black TR 8x

Mizuno Pro Fli Hi 4 utility Hazrdus black 90 6.5 X

5 -PW: Callaway Apex MB, KBS $ taper 130X

Wedges - Jaws raw 50, 54, 59 KBS $ taper 130x

Putter- Mutant Wilson Staff 8802 with stroke lab shaft
BALL; Chrome Soft X

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1 hour ago, Daren said:

I'm curious, the mini driver is suppose to hit off the deck like a fairway wood or use it to replace the usual driver?

Both.  It's main use is off the tee for those that struggle with driver or to use as their fairway finder.  It can be used off the deck as well however, it usually comes off low with lots of roll out. 

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TM Qi10 Tour 15* - Diamana GT 80TX

TM Tour Issue Rescue 11 TP Deep Face Proto 16* - Ventus Black HB 9TX

New Level NLU-01 21* - KBS Hybrid Proto 105X

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

Miura Tour 54* HB - KBS 610 125 S+, New Level SPN forged M-grind 58* - KBS Tour 130X

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7 hours ago, phizzy30 said:

Both.  It's main use is off the tee for those that struggle with driver or to use as their fairway finder.  It can be used off the deck as well however, it usually comes off low with lots of roll out. 

 

Yeah, at 340cc there is no way to find the middle of that clubface off the deck. Making solid contact from the fairway means you're going to contact the bottom groove and effectively hitting thin shots that launch low and likely fly low. I can't see too many folks hitting this effectively from the turf as a second shot option. Seems to be a tee box option, primarily.

 

Something in the 250-275cc would be an interesting true tweener club. I don't think that club is on the market at present.

 

 

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15 hours ago, Daren said:

I'm curious, the mini driver is suppose to hit off the deck like a fairway wood or use it to replace the usual driver?

It's to replace the 3 wood for people who almost exclusively hit 3 wood of the tee due to having too much length to regularly need it into par 5s. (And by extension par 4s)

The smaller head and increased loft in comparison to a driver makes it easier to turn over and hit a draw, and gives it a usefull decrease in distance to avoid hazards a driver would reach, without giving up as much distance as a 3 wood.

Also for people with a mental block for hitting driver, like Eddie Pepperell

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