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Three very popular drivers based on recent forum testing and Most Wanted Testing.  Sounds like I can't go wrong with either one.

 

I'm definitely going to take the bite on one, I know I have to go hit them, and hopefully actually get on a LM fitting to make the decision.  But wanted to get some fun conversation going here from the group, that if you had to go with one today....Which one and Why?

 

 

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F7+. I know it's not in the discussion, but it should be. The thing is a monster. And it comes with Arccos. and it is at least $50 cheaper..

 

And it is better.

 

And because Rickey.

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F7+. I know it's not in the discussion, but it should be. The thing is a monster. And it comes with Arccos. and it is at least $50 cheaper..

 

And it is better.

 

And because Rickey.

It's in the discussion now (title edited) I had originally thought of putting that in there, but some how was thinking it is above my low 90's swing speed ability.  But the reviews I read on it say that may not be true, especially with the weight back.

 

It definitely has my interest as well.  

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I already have a Cobra (F6) so I would love to give the Srixon 565 a smack or two!

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All three. End of discussion :) ha ha ha.

 

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Great idea!!  Just a reminder of who has a birthday later this week....I'm just sayin  :D

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Driver fitting day! Seriously though, MGS tests can give you an idea of how they will perform but you need to swing them yourself, ideally with a few different shaft options to get the right driver for you. Good luck, let us know what you get!

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Been enjoying my Z 565 since late last summer - it's everything the MGS test says it is. Haven't tried either Cobra so I can't comment on either one, but the Srixon is simply solid - even with the stock shaft is beat the Epic head to head at a recent fitting, even though the fitter tried everything he could to get the Epic to work for me.

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Been enjoying my Z 565 since late last summer - it's everything the MGS test says it is. Haven't tried either Cobra so I can't comment on either one, but the Srixon is simply solid - even with the stock shaft is beat the Epic head to head at a recent fitting, even though the fitter tried everything he could to get the Epic to work for me.

A stock shaft outperforming several other aftermarket shafts.  Not Possible, Not possible!!  HA

 

of course the Cobra configuration I'm looking at has the UST Elements Chrome..ha   

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All three. End of discussion :) ha ha ha.

 

MDGolfHacker

 

Ha...This was my initial response when I read the first post too! haha.

 

All 3 sound like great drivers. No upcharge for a handcrafted HZRDUS Yellow is enticing though with the Srixon. I say just buy all three....who needs a 3 wood and hybrid anyway? Just have all your fairway woods be drivers.  :D

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Of course the fitting will tell you what's best for you, but I'd definitely be rooting for the f7+. Hit one side by side my fly z+ at a demo day and all the numbers were very similar, but it definitely felt softer and was more forgiving. Plus the matte colours are gorgeous!

 

 

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Ha...This was my initial response when I read the first post too! haha.

 

All 3 sound like great drivers. No upcharge for a handcrafted HZRDUS Yellow is enticing though with the Srixon. I say just buy all three....who needs a 3 wood and hybrid anyway? Just have all your fairway woods be drivers.  :D

LOL..Cracking me up.  But that's what adjustable lofts are for right, crank one all the way up to 12.5 or however high it will go, and it's a strong 3 wood, crank one down to 8.5 and it's a Stinger and then 10.5 for normal play  :D

 

I did look at the Yellow Hazardous upgrade, and while it's a fantastic deal, it might be too low launching for my swing. 

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The best thing to do is go to a good fitter and let the numbers dictate what you purchase. If srixon is best for you then buy it. If not, buy M1/ Cobra / Epic etc. performance is key

 

 

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F7+. I know it's not in the discussion, but it should be. The thing is a monster. And it comes with Arccos. and it is at least $50 cheaper..

 

And it is better.

 

And because Rickey.

 

I have to agree with this. F7+ is a solid performer 

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I'm just going to throw it out there that I love my F7+. I came from a Bio Cell, so this is my first "premium" driver I guess. I ended up getting it on sale for around $260 or so at the beginning of this year. One of my favorite purchases.

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The 545 driver was incredible and was one of my favorite drivers ever.  It's spun a but too much for me and launched a little low, so it cost me distance.  Sounds like with the 565 they dropped the spin, while maintaining the forgiveness.  Would love to hit one eventually, but the 2016 M1 just continues to dominate every driver I throw  at it.

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Probably goes without saying on what I suggest. The Srixon is fantastic. I am debating of getting a 565 for those times my swing feels off.

 

 

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... I have not hit the F7+ this year but can't get my Fly Z out of my bag. Tried the F6 last season but preferred the look/feel of the Fly Z since performance was really the same for me. I am a new driver every year kinda guy and this makes the 3rd season I will have the Fly Z in the bag. Gonna try the Epic and the F7+ but I just didn't like the sound feel of the 565. I started last season with a F6, 545 and G30 LS but none could unseat my Fly Z. Although I have only hit the 565 indoors at the PGA Superstore and it sounded explosive which I am not into, so hopefully at a demo day I can try one outdoors and see if it sounds/feels different. It is so hard to find a bad driver these days. 

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... I have not hit the F7+ this year but can't get my Fly Z out of my bag. Tried the F6 last season but preferred the look/feel of the Fly Z since performance was really the same for me. I am a new driver every year kinda guy and this makes the 3rd season I will have the Fly Z in the bag. Gonna try the Epic and the F7+ but I just didn't like the sound feel of the 565. I started last season with a F6, 545 and G30 LS but none could unseat my Fly Z. Although I have only hit the 565 indoors at the PGA Superstore and it sounded explosive which I am not into, so hopefully at a demo day I can try one outdoors and see if it sounds/feels different. It is so hard to find a bad driver these days. 

 

This is exactly my same experience almost word for word. Brought the Fly Z out yesterday for a field test outdoors, just not an indoor monitor guy. If I can't see and feel the entire ball flight, then I've learned not to buy.

 

Put the Fly Z up against the 2017 M2, the 565, Epic SZ and the F7+. Stock stiff shafts and configurations.

 

Swing speed in the 95-105 range and what was funny was the Most Wanted Chart by swing speed was almost spot on:)

 

The M2 topped my list in almost a tie with the F7+. The Epic SZ and 565 about 5-10 yards behind over about a 100 ball average, 20 balls with each club.

 

The Fly Z was right there with the M2/F7+ and really no negligible difference. The F7+ could be fun with Cobra Connect but no huge difference over the Fly Z other than maybe a little softer off the face than the Fly Z....

 

I'm going to take another stab over the weekend and try and put the regular Epic in the mix.

 

As you said it's hard to find a bad driver these days and you could probably drop a blanket over all of the results at the end of the driving range.

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