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#1 Bags

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 09:32 PM

Callaway Epic driver whats the retail price? Will the drive wars ever stop? cor at max limit happened prob 7/8 yrs ago. If you look at numbers comparing GBB GBB alpha etc basically the same numbers spin distance etc. why spend $500 plus for the epic driver when you now can purchase GBB for $200-$300

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 09:41 PM

Callaway Epic driver whats the retail price? Will the drive wars ever stop? cor at max limit happened prob 7/8 yrs ago. If you look at numbers comparing GBB GBB alpha etc basically the same numbers spin distance etc. why spend $500 plus for the epic driver when you now can purchase GBB for $200-$300

 

Some folks don't care about the price as the projected rewards suck them in like possum on a loaded down persimmon tree.  The problem being sometimes the fruit is not sweet but bitter and you learn the hard way.


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#3 Bags

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 10:10 PM

Some folks don't care about the price as the projected rewards suck them in like possum on a loaded down persimmon tree. The problem being sometimes the fruit is not sweet but bitter and you learn the hard way.

must be an ego thing or to have lots of disposable income to purchase a new driver ever year - if numbers are way better sure makes sense if number aren't better not so much


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 10:13 PM

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Club Ho's can't help them selves as theyare severely addicted to new shiny toys.   Gawd help them poor souls.   ;)


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 10:52 PM

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Club Ho's can help them selves are severely addicted to new shiny toys.   Gawd help them poor souls.   ;)

I need to rephrase if I may. Rich club ho's that can afford to do that. Us Po Ho's go to the Salvation Army or Goodwill. Some folks just have to have the latest and greatest which is ok by me it's their money and besides it makes the last generation clubs cheaper for us PO Ho's

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 11:15 PM

I need to rephrase if I may. Rich club ho's that can afford to do that. Us Po Ho's go to the Salvation Army or Goodwill. Some folks just have to have the latest and greatest which is ok by me it's their money and besides it makes the last generation clubs cheaper for us PO Ho's

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Preach it bro!  Heck a few years back we biotched about drivers costing $300.00 and now some of them those suckers are up to $500.00 . They must be making them out of gold dust or something. Technology can only take a driver so far and the companies are still advertising more distance and accuracy.  I think some of the big club makers are drinking stump liquor.


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:callaway-small: Razr XF 5 - SW Irons   
  :cleveland-small:  Smart Sole Wedge
Odyssey  Works #7 Versa Putter

 

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#7 jlukes

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 11:23 PM

If you haven't bought a driver in the last 4 years and want something from this year's lineup, the Epic should be at the top of the list.

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 12:06 AM

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I'll never buy another new driver when one comes out. If you want a "new" driver buy last years model at 1/2 price. Weren't they the Best Ever know to man at the time? Or...find one in the trade-in bin at your local shop. You know the ones;.. that have been hit a few times and again... 1/2 price. What's the difference between the latest and greatest this year and last years latest and greatest? Except maybe a new paint scheme or some new materials or weighting things. These guys are in the USGA box and they can't get out.


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 01:33 AM

I feel say 3 years from now correction in golf industry. When consumers stop buying new drivers and sale s % start leveling or going down the big 3 callaway taylormade titliest will start laying people off. layed off sucks been there my point is if new drivers dont hit projected sales a correction is bound to happen


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 01:43 AM

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For those who buy a new driver every year you are effectively burning cash.  Titleist, Taylormade, and today Callaway, all of them have the same thing in common: their "new" drivers didn't perform any better than their predecessors.  This cycle has become a joke and "new" drivers are really nothing more than OEMs way of maintaining a share of voice with consumers.  If you're in the market for a new driver to replace something you've gamed for 3+ years then I'd suggest you save the money and go buy the 2016 model of whatever for half the price or less.



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Posted 05 January 2017 - 02:03 AM

For those who buy a new driver every year you are effectively burning cash.  Titleist, Taylormade, and today Callaway, all of them have the same thing in common: their "new" drivers didn't perform any better than their predecessors.  This cycle has become a joke and "new" drivers are really nothing more than OEMs way of maintaining a share of voice with consumers.  If you're in the market for a new driver to replace something you've gamed for 3+ years then I'd suggest you save the money and go buy the 2016 model of whatever for half the price or less.

Based on your signature I'm guessing this a case of "do as I say, not as I do"? :)


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 05:30 AM

Based on your signature I'm guessing this a case of "do as I say, not as I do"? :)


Why? Do you know what I had in my bag before my current set up?


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 07:23 AM

Ok, so all these big name companies are keeping their clubs specs at or under the USGA rules. Correct me if I'm wrong but aren't the majority of golfers today mostly people who don't necessarily care at least about equipment rules. How come none of the big 3 come out with some clubs that don't fit the rules. Some people can't play them, but I can.

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 12:37 PM

I think the issue isn't with those of us who only buy a new driver when ours are 4 years old. For me I shop bargain bins and buy a lot of used clubs when places like GlobalGolf.com have big sales or if I skim through goodwill. So really this only has an impact on the shiny shoppers who just want a shiny new toy. Yes drivers are maxed out, but that doesn't matter if 1. You haven't been fitted/can't self fit 2. Have money to spend chasing the perfect driver.


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 01:59 PM

2017 might be the year I let my Ping G25 retire but only if I find something substantially better.  The Epic will be considered as will be the TaylorMade M2.  There is a TM fitting (The Kingdom) which is not far from my home. I've never had a professional driver fitting and no doubt it would help my game.


:cobra-small: F6 Driver W/ Matrix 60 Red Tie V4 ®

:mizuno-small: JPX-EZ 2H Hybrid 16°
:callaway-small: Razr X  3 & 4 Hybrids

:callaway-small: Razr XF 5 - SW Irons   
  :cleveland-small:  Smart Sole Wedge
Odyssey  Works #7 Versa Putter

 

Tester for the Matrix MFS5 White Tie Shaft

 

18424079_1906642062884948_25607790204433

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 





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