Jump to content
2024 The Ascendant WITB Photos ×

10.9* driver


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 21
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

I am pretty sure this is a typo. He has a 10.5.

Driver: ZX5 MKII 8.5 LS w NEWTON MOTION SHAFT 6 DOT
Fairway: Srixon ZX MKII 13.5* w/ GD TOUR AD M9003
Hybrid: Srixon ZX MKII 16* w/ Nippon GOST

Utility: Srixon ZX MKII 20* w/Nippon GOST
Irons: SRIXON ZX5 LIMITED EDITION BLACK C-TAPER 120 BLACK
Wedges: RTX6 50* and 56*
Putter: Frontline Elite RHO

Ball: Z-Star XV Divide

All with Bad@$$ headcovers

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You'd be surprised actually. If you measured your own driver or fairway metal the chances are it is not the loft on the sole. I remember when I got a 975LFE with 8.5 degrees of loft when they came out and had the loft measured and it was 9.7 degrees. I've also seen tour TM heads in the shrinkwrap with a specs sticker and I've never seen one exact. For instance, a 200 Tour with a smooth top that says 15 degrees on the sole is usually between 15.2 and 15.9 degrees. The minute differences are nearly impossible to tell for any regular player, but I'm sure tour players can tell the difference immediately. It is kind of funny that he settled on 10.9 instead of 11 or 10.5 but maybe we all need 10.9 and we could drive it as well as Furyk.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The official word....Jim's driver is a 10.5 bent to a 10.9.

Driver: ZX5 MKII 8.5 LS w NEWTON MOTION SHAFT 6 DOT
Fairway: Srixon ZX MKII 13.5* w/ GD TOUR AD M9003
Hybrid: Srixon ZX MKII 16* w/ Nippon GOST

Utility: Srixon ZX MKII 20* w/Nippon GOST
Irons: SRIXON ZX5 LIMITED EDITION BLACK C-TAPER 120 BLACK
Wedges: RTX6 50* and 56*
Putter: Frontline Elite RHO

Ball: Z-Star XV Divide

All with Bad@$$ headcovers

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Cause that's his optimal launch condition... Why settle for anything less? Max out every thing for equipment, but real performance is up to you.

 

I always wonder if Tiger has an army of people (since he can afford it) to go through all old videos of the courses and shots that people made/missed. Get slope ratings, ball conditions under different temperature/humidity/wind etc.

 

If you could, wouldn't you try to rid yourself of the thoughts of all other variables?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I know a Ping Rep. admitted on What's In The Bag on TGC that Ping drivers are one degree higher than what is actually stated on the sole (i.e., 9.5 is really a 10.5). He said they did this because of golfer's egos, who would rather play a lower lofted driver than a higher lofted one. So someone would rather play a 9.5 instead of a 10.5 or a 10.5 instead of a 11.5, etc.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

But if you know the loft you should play, ask for the head with digital loft (custom order). Then you will get the actual loft you specified. Now it won't say 9.75* on the head, it'll probably say 9* or 10.5*, but the actual loft on the head will be 9.75*. Does anyone know of any other comapanies that offer digital loft? :crazy:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I was recently up at my club builders and we were talking about how manufacturers are mismarking lofts on drivers. He told me that he has tested over 100 Ping G2's and G5's and that the 9.5* are actually 11.5* lofts and the 10.5* is actually an 8.5* loft. he said that this was more than 95% accurate on all the drivers he has tested. also Titleist drivers spec to one degree more loft than they are labeled. 9.5 is 10.5. 8.5* is 9.5* etc etc...

 

 

 

GoOsE

PXG 0811X 10* w/ Tensei Blue 70TX<br />PXG 0341X 15* w/ Tensei Blue 70TX<br />PXG 0317 19* w/ Tensei Blue 80X<br />PXG 0311T 4-W w/ Nippon Modus 130X<br />PXG 0311 50*,55*,60* w/ Modus 130X<br />Scotty Cameron Circle T Newport 2

Link to comment
Share on other sites

what would be realllllly cool, though, is in the future they should let you custom order everything online and let you determine the markings, if you even want anything, a couple extra bucks for your custom driver and you let someone make it for you by hand. i dunno im babling on but imagine this, custom size, custom color, custom COR, MOI ooooooh the possibilities. i dunno, im dreaming in a custom fit mind.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I know a Ping Rep. admitted on What's In The Bag on TGC that Ping drivers are one degree higher than what is actually stated on the sole (i.e., 9.5 is really a 10.5). He said they did this because of golfer's egos, who would rather play a lower lofted driver than a higher lofted one. So someone would rather play a 9.5 instead of a 10.5 or a 10.5 instead of a 11.5, etc.

 

Everybody without exception has their drivers marked 1-2 degrees lower than they actually are. "Macho factor" and now they must all do it to avoid confusion. That way it isn't too hard to swallow that one is now using a 10.5 (really 11.5-12.5) to get today's balls launched.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Our picks

    • 2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue (KFT) - Discussion and Links to Photos
      Please put any questions or comments here
       
       
       
       
       
      General Albums
       
      2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue (KFT) - Tuesday #1
      2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue - Wednesday #1
      2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue - Wednesday #2
       
       
       
       
      WITB Albums
       
      Michael Johnson - WITB - 2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue (KFT)
      Thomas Walsh - WITB - 2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue (KFT)
      Chris Petefish - WITB - 2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue (KFT)
      Tag Ridings - WITB - 2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue (KFT)
      Austin Greaser - WITB - 2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue (KFT)
      Emilio Gonzalez - WITB - 2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue (KFT)
      Davis Lamb - WITB - 2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue (KFT)
      Brenden Jelley - WITB - 2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue (KFT)
      Dillion Board - WITB - 2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue (KFT)
      John Augenstein - WITB - 2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue
      Yi Cao - WITB - 2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue
      Kris Ventura - WITB - 2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue
      Mark Goetz - WITB - 2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue
      Nelson Ledesma - WITB - 2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue
      Morgan Hoffmann - WITB - 2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue
      Tanner Gore - WITB - 2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue
       
       
       
       
       
      Pullout Albums
       
      Ryan Gerard's custom & 1 off Cameron putters - 2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue
      L.A.B. Golf custom Mezz 1 - 2024 The Ascendant presented by Blue
       
       
       
       
       
       
        • Like
      • 5 replies
    • 2024 ISCO Championship - Discussion and Links to Photos
      Please put any questions or comments here
       
       
       
       
      General Albums
       
      2024 ISCO Championship - Monday #1
      2024 ISCO Championship - Monday #2
       
       
       
       
      WITB Albums
       
      James Nicholas - WITB - 2024 ISCO Championship
      Marcus Kinhult - WITB - 2024 ISCO Championship
      Adrien Saddier - WITB - 2024 ISCO Championship
      Stephen Stallings, Jr. - WITB - 2024 ISCO Championship
      Espen Kofstad - WITB - 2024 ISCO Championship
      Daniel Iceman - Kentucky PGA Section Champ - WITB - 2024 ISCO Championship
      Cooper Musselman - WITB - 2024 ISCO Championship
      Alex Goff - WITB - 2024 ISCO Championship
      Angel Hidalgo - WITB - 2024 ISCO Championship
       
       
       
       
      Pullout Albums
       
      Kevin Streelman's custom Cameron putter - 2024 ISCO Championship
      Cameron putter - 2024 ISCO Championship
       
       
       
       
       
       
      • 3 replies
    • 2024 John Deere Classic - Discussion and Links to Photos
      Please put any questions or comments here
       
       
       
      General Albums
       
      2024 John Deere Classic - Monday #1
      2024 John Deere Classic - Monday #2
      2024 John Deere Classic - Tuesday #1
      2024 John Deere Classic - Tuesday #2
      2024 John Deere Classic - Tuesday #3
      2024 John Deere Classic - Tuesday #4
       
       
       
       
       
      WITB Albums
       
      Jason Day - WITB - 2024 John Deere Classic
      Josh Teater - WITB - 2024 John Deere Classic
      Michael Thorbjornsen - WITB - 2024 John Deere Classic
      Austin Smotherman - WITB - 2024 John Deere Classic
      Joseph Bramlett - WITB - 2024 John Deere Classic
      C.T. Pan - WITB - 2024 John Deere Classic
      Anders Albertson - WITB - 2024 John Deere Classic
      Seung Yul Noh - WITB - 2024 John Deere Classic
      Blake Hathcoat - WITB - 2024 John Deere Classic
      Jimmy Stanger - WITB - 2024 John Deere Classic
      Cole Sherwood - WITB - 2024 John Deere Classic
      Anders Larson - WITB - 2024 John Deere Classic
      Bill Haas - WITB - 2024 John Deere Classic
      Tommy "2 Gloves" Gainey WITB – 2024 John Deere Classic
       
      Pullout Albums
       
      Garrick Higgo - 2 Aretera shafts in the bag - 2024 John Deere Classic
      Jhonattan Vegas' custom Cameron putter - 2024 John Deere Classic
      Bud Cauley's custom Cameron putter - 2024 John Deere Classic
      2 new Super Stroke Marvel comics grips - 2024 John Deere Classic
      Swag blade putter - 2024 John Deere Classic
      Swag Golf - Joe Dirt covers - 2024 John Deere Classic
       
       
       
       
       
      • 3 replies
    • 2024 Rocket Mortgage Classic - Discussion and Links to Photos
      Please put and questions or comments here
       
       
      General Albums
       
      2024 Rocket Mortgage Classic - Monday #1
      2024 Rocket Mortgage Classic - Monday #2
      2024 Rocket Mortgage Classic - Monday #3
       
       
       
       
       
      WITB Albums
       
      Nate Lashley - WITB - 2024 Rocket Mortgage Classic
      Hayden Springer - WITB - 2024 Rocket Mortgage Classic
      Jackson Koivun - WITB - 2024 Rocket Mortgage Classic
      Callum Tarren - WITB - 2024 Rocket Mortgage Classic
      Luke Clanton - WITB - 2024 Rocket Mortgage Classic
       
       
       
       
      Pullout Albums
       
      Jason Dufner's custom 3-D printed Cobra putter - 2024 Rocket Mortgage Classic
       
       
       
       
       
       
        • Thanks
        • Like
      • 11 replies
    • Tiger Woods - WITB - 2024 US Open
      Tiger Woods - WITB - 2024 US Open
        • Like
      • 52 replies

×
×
  • Create New...