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Not an easy question...

 

Loved the Titleist 905T, but not the most forgiving (especially for a borderline hacker like me).

Loved the TM SuperQuad, but a ballooner no matter which shaft or head (loft) I tried.

Loved the distance and accuracy of the Nike VR STR8-FIT, but could never quite get past the sound and feel.

 

Currently loving everything about the Adams 9064LS, but I'm probably going to try a different shaft in it to see if I can bring the launch angle down just a hair.

 

2011 is here, which means lots of new drivers to choose from, but I think the fact that both MyGolfSpy and myself (two guys who could be playing just about anything), are both gaming the 9064LS tells you just about everything you need to know about that club.

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I currently have two at this moment....

 

1. PowerBilt Air Force One, 10.5 degree w/regular fujikura shaft

 

2. Cobra S2, 10.5 degree with regular fujikura Fit-On shaft

 

 

Both are terrific drivers.......I alternate them based upon my current swing path. I use the Powerbilt when I feel confident and am not lagging the clubhead too much. I go to the Cobra if my swing path is lagging because i have it set up for draw and it will straighten out. The reason for the two is that I have a weak left wrist with a steel plate, 13 screws and 1 inch from my hip to make it the right length. There are times when I just can't get the clubhead around straight enough to impact square with the ball. On a good day, the Powerbilt is way much longer.

Driver: image.png.6ba1c8a254ad57aa05e527b74c2e04ba.png0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft & 0811 XF w/Evenflo Riptide CB Senior shaft

Fairways:  image.png.80321f01fc46450b6f428c7daf7b3471.png0211 5W & 7W w/ Evenflo Riptide CB  regular shaft and Tour Edge E521 9W w/Fubuki HD50 regular shaft

Hybrid: None in bag at the moment

IronsTitleist T300 5-PW w/Fubuki MV Senior graphite shafts w/Golf Pride Tour

Wedges: Titleist T300 48* GW w/Fubuki MV Senior shaft and SCOR 4161 54*/57* wedges V sole & Genius 10 shafts…Cleveland RTX Zipcore (54*/58*) w/DG Spinner wedge shafts on back burner for now.

Putter: 33”   Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black/Lime). 

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

Using Shot Scope V3 and MG4000 Rangefinder

 

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I have the 2010 Adams 9064LS but have recently gone back to fool around with the 2004 Callaway Big Bertha 454 (my favorite driver in that 2004-2005 period).

 

The Adams may be a touch more forgiving, but the BB 454 goes just as far - or farther - on a good swing. Definitely lower launch (shafted with the Grafalloy ProLite 35), lower spin and more roll compared to the Adams with my particular swing.

 

I did like the Titleist 909 DCOMP a lot, but the stock Matrix XCON5 - "Made for Titleist" - is borderline crap, in my opinion. I may try to find another and put in an aftermarket shaft since I do think the head is one of the most forgiving out there.

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I had made a previous post about my Hogan and Wishon drivers. Today was very cold and boring down here so after church I went down to my storage faculity looking for something to piddle with and found 2 of my old Golf Gear Tsunami drivers. I pulled out the one I hit a lot an 8 degree tour issue with a Fujikura shaft. As I remember it I used to hit it pretty good. i think I put it up because I hit the Hogan more consistant. If it ever warms up down here I plan to pull it out and try it again what the heck right?

Driver ---- Callaway Big Bertha Alpha  Speeder 565 R flex---- 3 wood TM V-Steel Aldila 65G R Flex 15*--- 7 Wood TM V-Steel UST Pro Force 65 R flex 21*---- 9 wood TM V-Steel stock MAS Stiff shaft 24*---  Irons 4 thru 9 Mac Muirfield TT black label --- PW  Vokey SM-4 51* stock shaft--- SW Vokey SM 5 L grind 58* stock shaft--- Putter -- Rusty Scotty Santa Fe fluted Bulls Eye shaft---. Bag Old School Jones Original non stand

 

 

 

 

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I had made a previous post about my Hogan and Wishon drivers. Today was very cold and boring down here so after church I went down to my storage faculity looking for something to piddle with and found 2 of my old Golf Gear Tsunami drivers. I pulled out the one I hit a lot an 8 degree tour issue with a Fujikura shaft. As I remember it I used to hit it pretty good. i think I put it up because I hit the Hogan more consistant. If it ever warms up down here I plan to pull it out and try it again what the heck right?

 

 

Warms up in SC heck I'd die to have your temps compared to PA winter temps. :lol: sorry little off topic but when I see you complaining about South Carolina winter temps it just made me laugh. It's got to be atleast 20-30 degrees warmer then Pa. and we're getting ready for a big big snow fall on Tues,Wed 11th and 12th calling for BIG WINTER STORM, I'll be lucky to see green grass or anything other then snow for about a month. We just keep getting snow and more snow. OK Back To Topic!

The Bag:

Right handed

Cobra King FLYZ+ 10.5* w/ Aldila Rogue 125 R 44.5"

Tour Issued TM M2 10.5 w/ Mitsubishi Tensi CK Pro Blue 60S

Tour Issued TM M2 15* w/ GD Tour AD 7S 43"

TM R7 17.5 HFS w/ Tour AD 7S Stiff 42"

Cobra S3 Pro's 4-pw w/ Aldila RIP Tours SLT 115 Reg. 5i 38.5"

Titleist Vokey Proto's

52*,54*,58* all TTDG S-400

TM TP5 X

Scotty Cameron SSS Tiffany 009 350 34.5" or Bettinardi BB1 DASS Proto

GHIN # 5144472

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I really like this question, though my answers will be according to time, cause each driver I had ideally was the best during its own time frame.

 

Founders Club THE JUDGE! 10.5* s400 shaft 46" - used to smoke this bad boy with the old tour balatas

 

club broke went on to callaway big bertha 10* - never really loved it, actually went back to a macgregor persimmon for a while.

 

Then i found a good streak of drivers/shaft combos starting in 1998 -

 

BIAM 9* 250CC maroon head with a grafalloy prolite 45+ maroon shaft spined with a lightweight golf pride grip 46"- one helluva driver - some jackass tried it and snapped it.

 

replaced it with another BIAM 9* 250cc 48" with a special black nitrate hardening finish to it, grafalloy prolite 45+ black shaft spined again - better than the first . another jackass tried it and snapped it at the hosel.

 

KZG 9* PFT candy apple red head obnoxiously LOUD with a fujikura pro vista 60 48". imploded the face on it eventually.

 

upgraded to a KZG RBT 9* with a grafalloy blue - stunk.

 

followed that with a KZG Gemini dual face 9* driver with an aldila NV 60 X 48" - this was an awesome driver, actually hit one 406 yards with it at State open and cracked a weld on it -

 

borrowed a friends Taylormade QUAD TP tour model head with an accra axiv blue shaft in it. ROCKED IT but it wasnt mine so eventually gave it back.

 

got fitted for a R7 Limited TP 9* with a diamana blue board 75x in it - loved it till i couldnt turn it over any more (i think the shaft got weaker somehow on it)

 

Got a shaft from MGS to review the UST MAMIYA ATTAS 7X shaft - 46" put it in a Taylormade R9 TP - neutral face set up, and its got a great height. Still love this shaft (but think its softened up over the course of 6 months) - CURRENT BEST

 

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Warms up in SC heck I'd die to have your temps compared to PA winter temps. :D sorry little off topic but when I see you complaining about South Carolina winter temps it just made me laugh. It's got to be atleast 20-30 degrees warmer then Pa. and we're getting ready for a big big snow fall on Tues,Wed 11th and 12th calling for BIG WINTER STORM, I'll be lucky to see green grass or anything other then snow for about a month. We just keep getting snow and more snow. OK Back To Topic!

Well we have had freezing rain sleet and snow today for the second time this year. It has been so bad down here this year that some of your fellow Pensy snowbirds are not playing and saying "that they thought they had left the bad weather up north" It has been colder and wetter than usual the last 2 winters down here

Driver ---- Callaway Big Bertha Alpha  Speeder 565 R flex---- 3 wood TM V-Steel Aldila 65G R Flex 15*--- 7 Wood TM V-Steel UST Pro Force 65 R flex 21*---- 9 wood TM V-Steel stock MAS Stiff shaft 24*---  Irons 4 thru 9 Mac Muirfield TT black label --- PW  Vokey SM-4 51* stock shaft--- SW Vokey SM 5 L grind 58* stock shaft--- Putter -- Rusty Scotty Santa Fe fluted Bulls Eye shaft---. Bag Old School Jones Original non stand

 

 

 

 

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Taylormade Supertri with matrix ozik shaft

 

But I am just a newbie. I am sure there are better drivers I have hit three Titleist 909D, cobra speedline and Callaway Diablo. Still love my Taylors though..

Whats in the bag:

 

Titleist 910D2 10.5 Graphite Design Y7-S

Adams 1600 proto 14.5 Graphite Design AD DJ

Titleist 910F 17 Ust Tour Black

Titleist 910H 22 Diamana Kali

Adams Idea Pro A12 4-9 KBS C Taper

Titleist Vokey SM4 46 degree w/ DG Spinner

Mizuno MP R12 50-54-58 DG spinner

Ping Redwood ZB

Ball Nike 20XI-X

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I have hit the G15, and I did notice the face was a little hotter, but it was also comin off with too much spin and too much launch. Maybe if PING made the 7.5 head available to the public, it would be my gamer, but then again I love how workable the i15 is, which is something that was lost a little bit in the G15.

 

 

I tried 7 or 8 new drivers last year and I hit the G15 the best. I can work the ball without issue. I really love the club. 9 degree.

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1st. 9* SMT Nemisis with True Temper Bi-Matrix @ 45". Very long and straight!!

 

2nd. Bang Storm 10.5* with Bi-Matrix (a little high loft for me)@ 44.5"

 

2nd. Taylor Made SuperQuad 8.5 with Grafaloy Pro Launch Blue splined @ 44" (my stand by)

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Mine's a definite underdog. It wasn't the best looking, feeling, or even longest I've ever hit. But I'd never in my life experienced the accuracy that I did with a 10* MacGregor NVG2 Tour w/stiff Pershing-65. Driving nirvana... until the entire cup-face detached from the head!!! :angry:

 

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Well we have had freezing rain sleet and snow today for the second time this year. It has been so bad down here this year that some of your fellow Pensy snowbirds are not playing and saying "that they thought they had left the bad weather up north" It has been colder and wetter than usual the last 2 winters down here

 

Yeah I here ya I was just bustin...because usually S.C. is the place to go for most of us up Northeast. I use to go to Myrtle Beach every year 12-26 to 12-30 for their winter getaway package. It was 99.00 for 4 rounds of golf,4 breakfasts at Sands OceanDunes. We use to play all the premeir courses and it wouldn't cost hardly anything extra. Most time the weather was in the 70's and sometimes even hit the 80's. But I was down S.C. for the worst winter ever, when the whole east coast had the freezing rain and ice storm that took down power all along the eastern seaboard. I forget which year but I think it was 1994. I hope you know I was only messing around Big Stu. I don't wish any snow or cold weather for you guys down south... hope it gets warmer for ya! We still have a bunch of winter left so I hope it gets better before it gets much worse, but it seems like one of those snowy winters... it has been so far!

The Bag:

Right handed

Cobra King FLYZ+ 10.5* w/ Aldila Rogue 125 R 44.5"

Tour Issued TM M2 10.5 w/ Mitsubishi Tensi CK Pro Blue 60S

Tour Issued TM M2 15* w/ GD Tour AD 7S 43"

TM R7 17.5 HFS w/ Tour AD 7S Stiff 42"

Cobra S3 Pro's 4-pw w/ Aldila RIP Tours SLT 115 Reg. 5i 38.5"

Titleist Vokey Proto's

52*,54*,58* all TTDG S-400

TM TP5 X

Scotty Cameron SSS Tiffany 009 350 34.5" or Bettinardi BB1 DASS Proto

GHIN # 5144472

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