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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 11:48 pm    Post subject: Driver Heads Reply with quote

Are today's driver heads (such as a Turner MT) adding more distance over heads such as a TR 460 Comp Vaulter? Or is it all in the shaft?

My 10.5 Degree 460 Comp (Cleveland
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GotheProbe



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Location: Melbourne, Australia

PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:23 pm    Post subject: take it or leave it Reply with quote

Hi - I was just reading your post & a few suggestions come to mind. Different options could be:
1) See if your local driving range or club has some demo clubs & just try a few. You might find compared to your current driver others feel better/worse, hit longer/shorter, more consistently, etc.
2) With the above suggestion see if you can try different shafts & notice the difference they make. You have a very fast swing so I'd be looking at a stiff or extra stiff shaft.
3) Check out some demo days & your sure to get a hit with different clubs.
4) Do like I do - buy something new (clone so it doesn't cost the earth) & if it doesn't work; well you haven't lost out too badly.

Personally I think if people don't typically hit very far then they have the most to gain. If you're a reasonable hitter anyway (which sounds like you are) then I wouldn't expect a new driver to be crunching shots a lot further. You're always going to get 1 or 2 hits out of the screws & think "wow this thing's great", etc etc but all up it's more of a consistentcy thing & if you've got a driver that's producing a nice feel & is accurate, then you're doing ok.

Anyway good luck.
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Pat8



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sounds like you already hit your driver pretty well/solid, so i would suggest not messing with what isn't broken and just getting a new shaft in your current head. If you have confidence in your driver already, you're already doing pretty well, a new shaft (with a lower flex point, to increase launch angle) can only help. You hit the ball 260yards, so you are already doing a lot better than a whole lot of people who play golf; I just read somewhere that the average male golfer's drive is 200 yards, that seems a little low (stat might be old), but still, you're ahead.
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GotheProbe



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:47 pm    Post subject: Average drive Reply with quote

In my experience I would think that 260 yard average would still be pretty accurate...taking into account I assume the stat would include many varying people of different ages & abilities. 260 yards (238 metres) is not insignificant when you consider as roughies 200 yards for a 3 iron and then say 230-240 for a 3 wood. Makes sence to get around 260 for the driver. Sure you would have the odd 300 yard crush but probably (for most) not on average.
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