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PostSubject: What's a good driver to buy?   Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:17 am

Is there seriously such a thing as one driver hitting longer than another? I'm talking about head design here.

I've been toying with getting a new driver for a long time now even though my TM Tour Burner(with Proforce V2 shaft) is serving me well. I mean, who's going to complain about a extra distance off the tee if it's attainable via equipment change?

I've tried the Titleist D2, D3 & D-Comp with all the different shafts they have on offer and was even loaned a D2 with Ozik 5 shaft(thanks to my pro Joe at Chilli Golf) and I still like my TM better. Although I did try my friend's D2 with V2 shaft(55gm shaft) and found it not too bad.

Have been contemplating the R9 but only managed to try it with the stock shaft and found it a tad too light and didn't like it. Haven't tried one with the V2 shafts.

So all this is just making me more confused with all the different heads and shafts. Is there one driver head which is more superior in terms of distance than othere?
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good driver to buy?   Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:21 am

The stock shaft is no good ... try it again with a better shaft ...
I am getting the R9 Max e or 460 ...
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good driver to buy?   Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:23 am

Get Jason Zuback's Driver. Same loft too:


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PostSubject: Re: What's a good driver to buy?   Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:25 am

Wow !!! 4.5* loft ..... serious !!!
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good driver to buy?   Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:52 am

Lamts18 wrote:
The stock shaft is no good ... try it again with a better shaft ...
I am getting the R9 Max e or 460 ...

that's the thing, i've never tried a R9 with a aftermarket shaft, anyone has one to try?
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good driver to buy?   Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:54 am

S70B wrote:
Get Jason Zuback's Driver. Same loft too:


If I even had 1/3 of his swing speed and power, i could hit anything 300m Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good driver to buy?   Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:02 am

Big Fish Golf has some if i remember correctly .... mine is too soft flex for you to try ...
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good driver to buy?   Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:06 am

hahaha that's insane.. almost like the short stick already.

but i don't think you can get any longer than a burner driver with that 46.25" shaft. you'd have to check your launch angles and spin rate with each driver until you find one that's perfect. this is all according to my n00b understanding.. haha
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good driver to buy?   Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:24 am

why dont ya pop down to the TMag concept store at the cathay, they'll do that fitting thing and it should sort you right out. plenty of shaft/head combos to try out there.
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good driver to buy?   Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:42 pm

S70B wrote:
Get Jason Zuback's Driver. Same loft too:


Reshaft it with a 34" shaft and putt with it...
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good driver to buy?   Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:47 pm

J.B.Low wrote:
why dont ya pop down to the TMag concept store at the cathay, they'll do that fitting thing and it should sort you right out. plenty of shaft/head combos to try out there.

hey bro do they charge anything for that?
don't mind going down there to kachiow them for an hour or three.
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good driver to buy?   Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:52 pm

A 4.5˚ loft driver? Wow!!

Anyway, you can consider the Cleveland Launcher or Monster XLS. Pretty good. For forgiveness, I was told that the Mizuno MX-700 is a worthwhile consideration.

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PostSubject: Re: What's a good driver to buy?   Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:22 pm

try callaway FT-9.
its got a great balance and weight. Get the stiff shaft, with factory stock funjikura
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good driver to buy?   Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:28 pm

Try the R9 Max if you find the original R9 a little light. The 460cc head does add some weight. I have the R9 Max with stock S flex shaft. If we both go to the next range gathering you can give it a try! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good driver to buy?   Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:47 pm

Try a broomstick Smile

J/K - I think the R9 is a good club but if opt for the R9 Max or 460.

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PostSubject: Re: What's a good driver to buy?   Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:01 pm

go for the titleist 909 series that's what i'd say! i think its by far the best drivers they have made for all levels
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good driver to buy?   Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:19 pm

My favorite is 905R.... A bit old but still picks a punch!!!!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: What's a good driver to buy?   Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:50 am

D_Iceman wrote:
Lamts18 wrote:
The stock shaft is no good ... try it again with a better shaft ...
I am getting the R9 Max e or 460 ...

that's the thing, i've never tried a R9 with a aftermarket shaft, anyone has one to try?

Dom, want to try my R9 460 TP, with the 65 gramm Fujikura Motore F1 shaft?
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good driver to buy?   Sun Oct 04, 2009 4:07 pm

ebay wrote:
D_Iceman wrote:
Lamts18 wrote:
The stock shaft is no good ... try it again with a better shaft ...
I am getting the R9 Max e or 460 ...

that's the thing, i've never tried a R9 with a aftermarket shaft, anyone has one to try?

Dom, want to try my R9 460 TP, with the 65 gramm Fujikura Motore F1 shaft?

Sounds good, when? What's the diff between the TP and Max?
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good driver to buy?   Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:26 pm

TP is the touring model.

R9 Max is the Japan spec 460cc model of the R9.
R9 460 is the US spec 460cc model of the R9.

Here's some info on the different R9s.

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PostSubject: Re: What's a good driver to buy?   Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:52 pm

I'm still pulling for the R9. forgiving and gorgeous, like the perfect chick. justin's just pushing for the tit cause if not Rick Brown will stop giving him 400 free proV1's a week! haha. taylormade's the bomb. trust me, a properly fitted R9's the way to go
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good driver to buy?   Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:59 pm

dont know if the TMag at cathay fitting is free matey, but you can always call them up and check. if it is its super worth it though. get your putter checked and fitted while your at it, theyve got that putting launch monitor thing...(thought i feel putts should be generally kept rolling along the ground Razz )

good luck with that!
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good driver to buy?   Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:53 pm

someone's been bribing tim to talk up tmag. i wonder what sort of deal they r offering you mate.
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good driver to buy?   Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:06 pm

Have been contemplating the R9 but only managed to try it with the stock shaft and found it a tad too light and didn't like it. Haven't tried one with the V2 shafts.

So all this is just making me more confused with all the different heads and shafts. Is there one driver head which is more superior in terms of distance than othere?[/quote]


If you are playing well with your driver, stick to it.
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good driver to buy?   Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:34 pm

Ok decided on the R9. Just had my V2 shaft fitted on it t Big Fish today.
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