Hello! So, I know the real answer is to get a proper driver fitting and to work on my swing, but I am wondering if there a general trends that seem to hold true when looking for maximum driver distance. I am hoping to buy a new driver soon to take advantage of some of the sales and want to break the 300-yard barrier before I am too old to do so. I cannot go to a fitting right now, so I am sort of buying blind. So:
1. is there a brand of driver head that seems to consistently go farther than others? Conversely, is there a brand I should avoid?
2. Does a weaker shaft flex make it more difficult to achieve distance? If I am on the border of regular vs stiff, would I likely see more distance going for the stiffer option?
3. in general, do counter weighted shafts seem to help with distance?
4. Anything else I should be considering in this juvenile quest to maintain my youth?