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So boys and girls .. I recently was fit for a driver shaft. I had bought the Taylormade 10.5 set to 8.5 460 M1 already, but the shaft was too light and too flimsy for me. I was fit for a Motore Speeder Tour Spec 6.2 VC X Stiff.

 

I hit it for a couple weeks and was super inconsistent with it. Spinning the Ball way too much and way far offline. So I decided to go back to my fitter and get a trackman evaluation.

We hit a few balls, and he comes in with a Taylormade 8.5 standard loft 440 M1. He puts in a AD Tour BB7-X shaft and I start killing balls hitting them on the middle of the face.

 

I attached some of the trackman report and you'll see I hit a few 440 yards !

 

Just wanted to see if anyone else has used this shaft or dropped to a smaller head and saw better numbers and better feel? What you guys think of the numbers, and what are yours ?!

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Cobra F9 - Fujikura Ventus  7x  cut to 43.75

Cobra F9 - Fujijura Ventus 8x

Taylormade 2UDI - Graphite Design Tour DI

Taylormade P760 4 iron X100

Taylormade P7-TW 5-PW- DGX100 

Taylormade 52,58,64 wedges 

Ohio

6 handicap 

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I'm a big fan of Graphite Designs Tour AD series, I used to play the TOUR AD-DI in my driver and 3W

 

:cobra-small: King F7+ UST Mamiya Chrome Elements 6F4 Shaft

:cobra-small: King F7 3W UST Mamiya Chrome Elements 7F4 Shaft

:cobra-small: King F7 5W UST Mamiya Chrome Elements 7F4 Shaft

:cobra-small: King F7 4 Hybrid Graphite Designs Tour AD-HY 95 Shaft

:cobra-small: King F7 5 Hybrid Graphite Designs Tour AD-HY 95 Shaft

:cobra-small: King F7 6-PW UST Mamiya Recoil 95 Shafts

:cobra-small: King PuR Wedges 50*,54*,58* UST Mamiya Recoil 95 Shafts

:odyssey-small: Metal X Milled #7 with SuperStroke 3.0 grip

Arccos Generation 1 Sensors on all clubs

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I don't see a 440 in the list... 340 you mean? 338?

Looks like the spin is pretty high, for the most part, and your smash factor is low.

Decreasing spin and increasing smash would really help.

 

 

 

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Driver: :cobra-small: King F9 Speedback, Xphlexxx Busa 2 Liquid, XX stiff, 45”

Fwy: 

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4/5, Tour V 6-10, Dynamic Gold X100

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

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Nice Speed lower the spin and up the Smash Factor and 330 would be an average drive.

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 Ping G410 LST 10.5 set -1* Flat Accra TZ5 65 M5

Callaway Epic Flash 15* set -1 Aldila ATX Blue 75TX

Ben Hogan FT Worth Hi 19* KBS Tour V X

Ben Hogan PTX Pro 4-P KBS Tour V X 2* Flat 4* loft increments

Hogan Equalizer 50* KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 X 2* Flat

Hogan Equalizer 56* KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 2* Flat

Hogan Equalizer 62* KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 2* Flat

EVNROLL ER7 P2 Aware Tour
Scotty Cameron Newport2 Buttonback P2 Aware Tour Grip
Snell MTB-X

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... More than chicks dig the long ball! :P I watch my 26yr old son (basically a beginner) carry it 290-300 and it is just so jaw dropping to watch. I play to a + and when I am in a groove I have a mastery of iron play, short game and putting, but 300+ is just not in my arsenal and never was. As much as people like it when I hole out a chip or hit bunker shot to a few inches it just doesn't have the impact of carrying a 270yd bunker on a dogleg of the fairway that the rest of us are laying up to or trying to hit around. I will get the "wow, great shot" comment but never the OH my GAWD! the 300+ yd drives produce. 

... Of course all of us can either sharpen our iron play, short game and putting or at least envision doing it. However most of us cannot carry it 290 and know we never will so I guess that is why it is so impressive, especially if those drives end up in the fairway consistently. 

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Driver:   TaylorMade SIM2 Max ... Diamana Limited 60R
Fairway:  Cobra SZ 14.5* ... Atmos Blue TS 7S
Utility:   Callaway Super Hybrid 17*   ... Diamana Limited 65R
               TaylorMade DHy 19* ... Diamana Limited 65R
Irons:    4-Pw Cobra King Tour MIM ... Nippon 950gh r-flex
Wedges:  Cobra Snakebite 50* ... Nippon 950gh r-flex
                 Mizuno T20 58* ... Nippon 950gh r-flex
Putter:  Cleveland Hunting Beach Soft 11S 33.5"
Ball:      TaylorMade TP5x (2021)

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440 yds wow

 

 

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340- my mistake. Wrong button hahaha. I'm not Dustin Johnson

 

 

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Cobra F9 - Fujikura Ventus  7x  cut to 43.75

Cobra F9 - Fujijura Ventus 8x

Taylormade 2UDI - Graphite Design Tour DI

Taylormade P760 4 iron X100

Taylormade P7-TW 5-PW- DGX100 

Taylormade 52,58,64 wedges 

Ohio

6 handicap 

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I can only dream of hitting a ball that far!!! that's just brilliant.

My maximum club speed with driver is 105mph but probably swing it about 100mph just so I don`t come out of my socks!!

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:titelist-small:  F2  3 wood Mitsubishi rayon 

:titelist-small:  818.21 hybrid Even flow black

Ben Hogan irons apex 4 shafts 

:mizuno-small: S18 wedges 50/54/58

:titelist-small:  Cameron and Crown M1

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I don't see a 440 in the list... 340 you mean? 338?

Looks like the spin is pretty high, for the most part, and your smash factor is low.

Decreasing spin and increasing smash would really help.

 

 

 

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I know I need to decrease the spin and that DJ and Day spin it around 2200 rpms- but 300 yard drives and a .1 lower smash factor than some of the pros isn't the worst thing.

 

Always room for improvement of course.

 

 

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KB

Cobra F9 - Fujikura Ventus  7x  cut to 43.75

Cobra F9 - Fujijura Ventus 8x

Taylormade 2UDI - Graphite Design Tour DI

Taylormade P760 4 iron X100

Taylormade P7-TW 5-PW- DGX100 

Taylormade 52,58,64 wedges 

Ohio

6 handicap 

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I can only dream of hitting a ball that far!!! that's just brilliant.

My maximum club speed with driver is 105mph but probably swing it about 100mph just so I don`t come out of my socks!!

My fitter said today that some are blessed and some aren't. I guess I got lucky!

 

 

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KB

Cobra F9 - Fujikura Ventus  7x  cut to 43.75

Cobra F9 - Fujijura Ventus 8x

Taylormade 2UDI - Graphite Design Tour DI

Taylormade P760 4 iron X100

Taylormade P7-TW 5-PW- DGX100 

Taylormade 52,58,64 wedges 

Ohio

6 handicap 

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My fitter said today that some are blessed and some aren't. I guess I got lucky!

 

 

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Whats your stats height weight age etc.

 

I`m 5ft7" 44 yrs old for my size and age I`m really happy with my club speed ...well actually no I`m not I want another 10mph!!! hehe

:callaway-small: rouge subzero Fujikura Evo 2 shaft

:titelist-small:  F2  3 wood Mitsubishi rayon 

:titelist-small:  818.21 hybrid Even flow black

Ben Hogan irons apex 4 shafts 

:mizuno-small: S18 wedges 50/54/58

:titelist-small:  Cameron and Crown M1

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I know I need to decrease the spin and that DJ and Day spin it around 2200 rpms- but 300 yard drives and a .1 lower smash factor than some of the pros isn't the worst thing.

 

Always room for improvement of course.

 

 

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Of all the things, that smash being in the 1.3s and right at 1.4 is killing the distance. If you could get a squarer strike, first and foremost, it would make the biggest difference. The only reason I'm poking drives out over 300 these days is because my smash is right around 1.50 every time. Only swinging 109... Makes a HUGE difference.

Best of luck to u.

 

 

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Driver: :cobra-small: King F9 Speedback, Xphlexxx Busa 2 Liquid, XX stiff, 45”

Fwy: 

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4/5, Tour V 6-10, Dynamic Gold X100

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

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... More than chicks dig the long ball! :P I watch my 26yr old son (basically a beginner) carry it 290-300 and it is just so jaw dropping to watch. I play to a + and when I am in a groove I have a mastery of iron play, short game and putting, but 300+ is just not in my arsenal and never was. As much as people like it when I hole out a chip or hit bunker shot to a few inches it just doesn't have the impact of carrying a 270yd bunker on a dogleg of the fairway that the rest of us are laying up to or trying to hit around. I will get the "wow, great shot" comment but never the OH my GAWD! the 300+ yd drives produce.

 

... Of course all of us can either sharpen our iron play, short game and putting or at least envision doing it. However most of us cannot carry it 290 and know we never will so I guess that is why it is so impressive, especially if those drives end up in the fairway consistently.

I'm in the same boat except the plus handicap part. My son carries it in the 300 range while playing a handful of times a year. He's never beaten me.

 

You need that distance to play on tour. The rest of us need to find other ways to score and enjoy the game.

 

Keep banging them out there.

 

 

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Ping G410 - turned down to11.25 degrees, neutral setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

SCOR 52,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Currently testing Edison wedges to replace SCORS that are wearing out. Also auditions for the 14th spot in the bag.  Current possibilities are a Ping 26 degree hybrid - duplicates the 9 wood or 5 iron but would be used almost exclusively for chipping or Tour Exotics 3 wood simply because you can carry 14 clubs and I might occasionally hit it in certain unusual wind conditions once every four or five rounds. 

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That's some nice yardage, I can't drive my cart that far without stopping.

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 :ping-small:  Driver G425 Max 9*
:ping-small:   3 wood G425 Max

:callaway-small: Maverik Irons 4i to AW  
 :cleveland-small:   Zipcore Tour rack 50/10 M 54/10 M 58/12 F                                 

:taylormade-small: FCG #7 

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I'm sorry...... I'm usually (never) a dick on here, but 440 yards???? Give me a break!

447 won the most recent long drive championship. Man you should enter!

 

 

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:ping-small: G410+
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:cobra-small: King F7 Hy

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I heard the 2017 440 M1 was surprisingly forgiving, wonder what your ball speed and smash would be in the 460 m1.

 

Numbers are about the same as yours, I've only tried the tour ad di 7x, but we did not get along. Too squirly under the hands.

Though the hybrid shafts are my favorite.

 

Those are pretty good numbers regardless of them not matching with "ideals"

 

I say take it out and demo on the course. That's the best input.

 

 

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Driver:      :callaway-small: Rogue 9*, UST chrome 7F5T 

Fairway:     :taylormade-small: M5 3 wood, UST chrome 7F5T

Irons:        :titelist-small: TMB 3i &  :mizuno-small:MP-18 MB 4-PW

Wedges:     :titelist-small: Voke SM7 LTD Jet Black 

Putter:       :bettinardi-small: Queen Bee #9

Ball:        :srixon-small: Z star XV

 

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I'm in the same boat except the plus handicap part. My son carries it in the 300 range while playing a handful of times a year. He's never beaten me.

 

You need that distance to play on tour. The rest of us need to find other ways to score and enjoy the game.

 

Keep banging them out there.

 

... As much as I appreciate modern equipment, and I really do, learning to play with unforgiving clubs and a ball that not only curved all over the place but would get cut open and ruined with a too aggressive swing, might have been a blessing in disguise. We had to learn to control the ball and our swings first, then learn how to hit it farther second.

 

... Today the reverse is true. You can start out just bombing the modern driver/shaft/ball combo then learn to control it later. While that works for younger players that really stick with it, I think dialing it down and learning control is much harder than dialing it up and hitting it farther. I see my son outdrive me by 30 yds or more but then miss the green, hit a poor chip and 3 putt. Thankfully he is driven to play well and is putting in the work to get better but but takes years to really get better at this wonderful game. 

Driver:   TaylorMade SIM2 Max ... Diamana Limited 60R
Fairway:  Cobra SZ 14.5* ... Atmos Blue TS 7S
Utility:   Callaway Super Hybrid 17*   ... Diamana Limited 65R
               TaylorMade DHy 19* ... Diamana Limited 65R
Irons:    4-Pw Cobra King Tour MIM ... Nippon 950gh r-flex
Wedges:  Cobra Snakebite 50* ... Nippon 950gh r-flex
                 Mizuno T20 58* ... Nippon 950gh r-flex
Putter:  Cleveland Hunting Beach Soft 11S 33.5"
Ball:      TaylorMade TP5x (2021)

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