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I'd say save up a little more and grab a FT-3

 

 

An FT-3 that has been properly fitted will give you the most distance. An R5 Tour head, with the appropriate shaft, would be my second choice.

 

Dirk

 

 

Yes, what is with this driver? I have not tried this driver myself but thanks for the suggestion, it seems like everybody I play with who tees off with this driver just absolutely kills it and when they put a good swing to it, they outdrive me by about 15 to almost 30 yards at times, I mean these are guys who hit their irons and woods the same distance I do mine or even shorter sometimes, and I use a J33R which is also very hot.

 
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what is it you want in a driver? you can't just ask this as a blanket statement. there are a number of things to think about: biased driver? high/low spin driver? high/low trajectory driver? a particular shaft you like?

 

those questions aside, some great drivers in that price range would be:

 

- nike sasquatch

- nike sasquatch tour

- cleveland launcher 460 copm

- ping g5

- titliest 905r

- cobro hs9

- taylormade r5 dual

 

for a little more money i would include the ft-3.

 

haven't had the oppurtunity to try the new r7 425, or r7 460, but the original r7 disappointed me.

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R5 tp's brand new with the Diamana, weight kit, HC are going for less than 3 bills on the bay....I'd definitely check those out.....New r7 shallows are going cheaply as well......

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what is it you want in a driver? you can't just ask this as a blanket statement. there are a number of things to think about: biased driver? high/low spin driver? high/low trajectory driver? a particular shaft you like?

 

those questions aside, some great drivers in that price range would be:

 

- nike sasquatch

- nike sasquatch tour

- cleveland launcher 460 copm

- ping g5

- titliest 905r

- cobro hs9

- taylormade r5 dual

 

for a little more money i would include the ft-3.

 

haven't had the oppurtunity to try the new r7 425, or r7 460, but the original r7 disappointed me.

 

One person so far makes sense. As you've seen by the variety of responses, there is no correct answer. And there can't be one without knowing about your swing and current shot.

 

If you currently miss to the left, then the TP or other square to open drivers might be right. If you miss right, then these will make it worse and a draw FT-3, Cobra or TM R7 425 might suit.

 

I'd take your budget of $350 and spend $50-100 getting fitted somewhere reputable. Tell them you will not be buying the club from them, but just want the fitting.

 

At the end, you should have a recommendation of head and shaft and $250-300 to spend.

 

This may be enough for a new driver, but if not get what they recommend off eBay.

 

$250-$300 will get you any recent driver in any recent shaft unless you go truly exotic, and eBay has all the combinations.

 

Cheers

 

Steve

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