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Just checking to see if anyone had any insights about todays driver market. Im looking to order a new driver but every one seems good its hard to pick. Right now i am playing a 10.5 975K with a Prolight shaft. Im leaning towards the 905R but im also interested with the Nike SQ, r7, G5, or anything else worth looking at. Thanks

 

 

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I hit everything at a big demo days this past weekend. To me, the best club was the Cleveland HiBore. A very very close second was the Titleist 905R and the Mizuno MX-900. The Mizuno really surprised me too. Easy to hit and solid distance. The Cobra drivers are quite good too if you get the right one.

 

I didn't like the Nike, the new R7s, the Pings or any Callaway drivers. The Nike just didn't feel right to me, the new R7s just fell out of the sky too soon, the Pings didn't have good feel either and the Callaway's, while good clubs, just didn't provide that sensation I look for when striking a ball.

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I like the Nike SQ, but I had it reshafted. It made a HUGE difference in performance. Just remember, the Diamana shaft is made in Japan, not China. I ordered the Hi-Bore, but I've never bought a Cleveland club I didn't like.

DRIVER:  Callaway Rogue ST 10.5

FAIRWAYS:  Callaway Rogue ST 3, 9, 11 Fairway Woods

HYBRIDS:  Callaway Big Bertha 3 Hybrid, Rogue ST 4 Hybrid

IRONS:  Callaway Rogue ST 4-AW

WEDGES:  Callaway Jaws Raw 50 S Grind, 54 S Grind, 58 Z Grind 

PUTTER:  Odyssey Toulon Las Vegas

BACKUPS:  Odyssey Toulon Garage Le Mans Tri-Hot 5K Double Wide, MannKrafted Custom, Slighter Custom

BALL:  Testing

A man has to have options!

 

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Don't go by what people say about the 905R, just because THEY hit it well. Because it all depends on what your swing is like, and based on your swing, what you can do to the lofts, shafts and such to get maximum distance, while still staying on the coarse.

 

Some clubs do certain things for people, some good, some bad. I have heard from a ton of people that they cannot hit the 905R and they have tried and tried. Best thing to do is go to golfgalaxy and chill out in the sims. No other way other than actually playing them really.(I've been bumming the simulators so much at my nearest Golfgalaxy store, that they are trying to make me pay to hit balls.)

 

Hope this helps a tad. :drinks:

Well said. Titleist makes club for PLAYERS, IMO. For the rest of us, there's Cobra, the VW branch of the Audi called Titelist.

DRIVER:  Callaway Rogue ST 10.5

FAIRWAYS:  Callaway Rogue ST 3, 9, 11 Fairway Woods

HYBRIDS:  Callaway Big Bertha 3 Hybrid, Rogue ST 4 Hybrid

IRONS:  Callaway Rogue ST 4-AW

WEDGES:  Callaway Jaws Raw 50 S Grind, 54 S Grind, 58 Z Grind 

PUTTER:  Odyssey Toulon Las Vegas

BACKUPS:  Odyssey Toulon Garage Le Mans Tri-Hot 5K Double Wide, MannKrafted Custom, Slighter Custom

BALL:  Testing

A man has to have options!

 

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The only advice I'm qualified to give you my friend is to try and narrow it down first to what drivers look good at address. If you hate the way it looks, you won't get the most out of it. Then I guess it's what feels best and gives the best control and trajectory. Then probably start playing with different shafts... like I said, that's about the only advice I can give without overstepping my limited knowledge :drinks: :crazy:

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