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Hey All:

I just thought that I'd ask this question. I saw a post regarding the sexiest driver. So...for my colleagues out here what is the best driver that you ever owned? For me I've only owned two drivers and out of the two I'd say it's my Taylormade R540 XD over my Cobra 460 SZ.

So is it a Nike, Taylormade, Callaway etc or even dare I say... the Hammer (just thought I'd throw that in).

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My new 905R with the V2 shaft is by far the best and best looking. (and I have had just about all of them).

[color=#A4A4A4][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=3]Ping G30 LS Tec 10.5*, Tour 65[/size][/font][/color]
[color=#A4A4A4][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=3]Ping Anser 14.5* fairway [/size][/font][/color]
[color=#A4A4A4][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=3]Ping Anser 17*, 20* Hybrids[/size][/font][/color]
[color=#A4A4A4][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=3]Ping G30 4-SW, CFS [/size][/font][/color]
[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][color=#a4a4a4][size=3]Mack Daddy PM grind 58*[/size][/color][/font]
[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][color=#a4a4a4][size=3]Ping CTR Tomcat C heavy 34"[/size][/color][/font]

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I would have to say my current one, the Callaway FT-3 Tour. It is by far the longest and the straightest driver I have hit and it is available with lots of shaft options. Only problem is the sound and feel but I don't particularly mind it as the performance is phenomenal.

Titleist TS3 10.5° w/ Tensei AV 55 Stiff
Titleist TS2 16.5° w/ Tensei AV 65 Stiff
Titleist TS2 21° w/ Tensei AV 75 Stiff
Titleist U510 23° w/ Tensei Blue AM2 Stiff
Titleist 714 AP2 5-9 w/ XP 95 S300
Vokey SM8 46°, 50°, 54°, 60° w/ XP 95 S300
Scotty Cameron California Del Mar 34"

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Ping G5 10.5* - the longest and straightest driver I have every hit. A lot of guys in the group I play in has bought one of these :crazy: (7 of 16 guys) - they are all drinking the blue kool aid too.

PING
G425 LST 10.5* Alta CB Slate 55X

G430 Max 3W/7W Alta CB 2.0 Tour 65S

G410 4H Alta CB Red 70S

Vault Anser 2 Slate

Callaway 

Apex Pro Combo ‘19 5-A Steelfiber i95S

MD4 Raw 54*, 60* Recoil 110S

Titleist

ProV1 (2021) Yellow / White

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I actually thought I had found heaven with the r510 TP, but just when you thought it couldn't get any better I received my 10 degree Ping G2 with speeder 757 stiff. OMG! This thing is so long, high and straight it should be illegal! can't imagine ever playing anything else

919THI 11.5° / 1° open
929hs 20° / dead square
775hs 21° & 24° & 27°
Mizuno JPX 800 Pro 6-pw
MP-T11 50° & 55° / MPT4 61°
Ping Sydney 33"

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The best looking- Alpha rx460 is the best looking 460cc head I've seen. Looking down at it, the footprint similar to the 905T, but it's 60 cc's bigger! Normal black glossy finish. Plus, it's 1* open (it's just made that way).

 

The best performance is a toss up between the Alpha and the Launcher I'm swinging right now. The Launcher has a longer average distance, but the Alpha pumps balls out on a high trajectory that just carries forever . . . it's neat to see.

 

. . . thinking about it . . . the Launcher 400 with the Vista Tour 70 is by far and away the best ever for me- it was fun going driver wedge at Coyote Creek (although my wedge game is shite right now and I missed way too many greens). The grey top with the silvery shiny brownish shaft is very cool looking in my book.

 

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After giving the Launcher/Vista Tour combo a few more rounds- I must have been hopped up on "flax seed oil" and "arthritis cream" or something, but it takes a vicious rip at the ball to get anything out of the combo. My normal game just isn't up to swinging that rebar, maybe I should step down to a tipped R flex?

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Most knock it for an old man's club, but I've averaged 265 off the tee and 12 fairways a round with it so I'm not complaining and it ain't going anywhere anytime soon. And the best part is the price, its on sale most places now for $199. I'm speaking of the Adams Redline Dual with the Aldila NVS shaft. I hit the FT-3 on the launch monitor and got really good numbers with it but wasn't crazy about the sound and look for some reason so the sales rep said well try this one. Handed me the Adams and I was sold. Best part was on the launch monitor I got Great numbers.

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I have to put a vote in for my Snake Eyes 653D driver. It is 11.5 degree with a pured Grafalloy ProLaunch Blue 65s shaft and it has three moveable weights. The reviews were so good on it that I had to try one. I just kill this thing. The first time I took it out at my local track I hit 50 yards farther than I ever have on number 3. My buddies and I thought it was a fluke, but everytime I go out to my local courses I am hitting it to places I have never been and I hit it straight too. It is a GREAT looking club as well.

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My old KZG Gemini with Fujikura Zcom TW64. This thing was a BAT. I'm waiting on the new Gemini II for August. Then look out! HA!

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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Cleveland Launcher Comp - best looking, most forgiving user-friendly driver I've ever hit.

 

Titleist 975D - easily the best feeling, most solid driver I've played - awesome on days when my swing was as close to perfect as I can get but not nearly forgiving enough for me to use during most rounds.

Rapture V1 10.5 BB
Rapture V1 14
G15 2,4,5,6 HY Recoil 95
G15 7-LW CFS
Karsten TR B60

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Although I've now moved on a few times - currently in clover with my Ping G5 10.5* Grafalloy Blue S - I don't think anything can compare to the pleasure of getting my first Titleist 983K - 9.5* Penley ETA Tour S - bought it of a local pro. It was a sweet looking club and I still take it out on the course for a bounce game now and again - can still hit it well but the Ping beats it on sheer ease of use, but certainly not on looks.

 

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