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2019 PGA Show Driver Bonanza

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My big question for 2019 is the G410.  The G400, to me, doesn't feel like it has been out that long.  Can Ping deliver the magic in back to back releases?

And what makes this launch MORE interesting is that they said they can’t beat the G400 Max right now, so not launching a replacement for it. Logically, this means that the others HAVE been made better. How do you beat the others??? They’re SO good.


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1 minute ago, PMookie said:


And what makes this launch MORE interesting is that they said they can’t beat the G400 Max right now, so not launching a replacement for it. Logically, this means that the others HAVE been made better. How do you beat the others??? They’re SO good.


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I'll believe it when I see it.  I'm not going to complain about lowered prices on G400s.  

Also, the new colors on the G410 line, are awfully reminiscent to the red used by Nike.  I really want to know what tech Ping bought from Nike patents, and is that what we are starting to see in the "blueprint", i500, g700 lines. Especially since those clubs have been so much of a departure from Ping clubs of past.   

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42 minutes ago, 03trdblack said:

I believe Taylormade is skipping the show this year.

 

... They are, but I imagine may (all) of the shaft OEM's will have the M4/5's shafted with their product for demo at Demo Day. 

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... If you have been fit in the last few years, I don't really see any of these drivers significantly outperforming the top drivers. Flash isn't gonna be significantly better then an Epic, M4/5 isn't gonna be significantly better than the M3/4. G400 ad F8 is right there with them of course. Sure, you may find 1.3 more yards and 126 rpm's less spin resulting in a very modest boost, which for some is enough.  I imagine the F9 may provide a boost in performance over the F8, the TS Series will be significantly better than previous Titleist drivers and I think the 180ST is gonna be significantly better than previous Mizuno drivers. If I get a few more yards and a little less spin, as well as slightly better performance on mishits with my F9, I will consider that a success. 

... I play new drivers every year and rarely have I found one that made a significant leap in performance. SLDR and Epic come to mind, and then the next year everyone catches up. Most of the time it is a new look, sound or feel that gives me a mental boost, as in it's just more fun sometimes to play something new. And if you hit everything every year, sometimes you will find lightening in a bottle. No rhyme or reason for a big increase in performance but sometimes it just inexplicably happens. And of course, there are always forum members that have not "upgraded" in several years and for them, 2019 should be a real Bonanza. These are the players I write reviews for, nit someone that bought a G400, F8 or Rogue last year.



Point taken - I generally will upgrade driver every three years. And since I’m usually a year behind I appreciate archived reviews.

Yours are always outstanding.


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On 1/10/2019 at 12:47 PM, chisag said:

 

... They are, but I imagine may (all) of the shaft OEM's will have the M4/5's shafted with their product for demo at Demo Day. 

You're letting out one of the great not so hidden anymore secrets of avoiding the lines 😉

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