Jump to content

Persevering decides (at last) on a new driver


perseveringgolfer
 Share

Recommended Posts

Congratulations. It sounds to me like the Cobra was the clear winner. So that's a new driver and a new putter. What's next?

Sent from my XT1585 using MyGolfSpy mobile app

  • Like 2

I always try to remember that I'm not good enough to get mad!

 

My Bag:

:ping-small:  G400 Max

:ping-small:  G30 3W

:cobra-small: King S9-1 5W

:taylormade-small: Aeroburner 3 Rescue/Hybrid

:ping-small: G400  5-UW

:cleveland-small: RTX4 52* and 56*

:rife-putters-1: 2Bar Mallet

:ping-small: Traverse II Cart Bag

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Really need to take your idea and put it to work. My modern classic bag thing went by the wayside.

Congrats on finally deciding! Maybe someday I’ll have that same feeling! 🤷🏼‍♂️

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

10 minutes ago, 00sportsman said:

Congratulations. It sounds to me like the Cobra was the clear winner. So that's a new driver and a new putter. What's next?

Sent from my XT1585 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
 

better swing, lose 2 stone, hair transplant, 6 pack😂

  • Like 1
  • Haha 5

Driver     Awaiting NEW Driver (after 10 yrs)  
4 Wood   Callaway Big Bertha Steelhead plus 4+  :callaway-small: Callaway shaft in 'Firm' flex

Hybrid     Titleist 910H 19*    :titelist-small:   Diamana ahina 'flower' shaft in 'S'

Irons         Mizuno MP18SC 4-PW   :mizuno-small:  N.S Pro Modus3 Tour 105 in 'S'

Wedges    Callaway Mack Daddy forged in black 50* and 54*  :callaway-small:   KBS Tour in 'R'

Putter        'YES' Tracy 11 C groove 34.5"

Link to comment
Share on other sites

29 minutes ago, perseveringgolfer said:

Narrowed it down over the last few months based on looks and initial feel of a few shots when I could 'try' one.

Eliminated Ping G410 on looks, sound and feel.

Eliminated Callaway on looks, sound and feel.

Eliminated Titleist on inconsistent feel and results.

Demo'd the Taylormade M5 v's Cobra F9 v's Titleist 910D3 (current gamer) today using new Wilson balls and flightscope.

Overall;

TM and Cobra were similar lengths - averaging 225yd carry with some at 240yd carry. Titleist average 210yd carry.

TM spin avg 2500 - Cobra 2250 - Titleist 2900.

TM launch avg 12*-14* - Cobra launch avg 12*-15* - Titleist launch avg 10*-13*.

TM ball speed avg 140mph - Cobra ball speed avg 143mph - Titleist ball speed avg 138mph.

Swing speed avg with Titleist 98mph-100mph, TM 101-103mph - Cobra 101-104mph.

TM Tensei shaft was a full one inch longer than the Cobra Fujikura or the Titleist Diamana whiteboard 70. 

At address the Titleist and Cobra sat square, TM looked slightly open. All heads were at standard A1 setting (neutral). TM and Cobra heads were 10.5 while Titleist was 9.5 so not exactly like for like but it gave me a good idea.

Dispersion was large with Titleist, half as narrow with TM M5 and tighter still with the Cobra F9.

 

So after all that what am I going to go with? you guessed it....................sticking with the Titleist 910D3.

 

/joke😂

 

The Cobra F9 won overall plus when I stepped on a drive (you have to try that as well during a fitting as that's what you'll do on the course) the Titleist was poor, the TM was good and the Cobra was great, Swing speed went up to 104-105 with TM and Cobra on a crushed drive while it stayed nearer 102 with Titleist but the TM and Cobra retained dispersion.

Just have to have a quiet word with SWMBO to justify the outlay but I think she'll approve as it 'could' make me happier on the course, and we all like a happy ending😉😂

 

Sorry for the long post but thought it worth sharing as I haven't changed driver in a very long time.

Love hearing that you decided on the Cobra F9!

It's a fantastic club. Can't wait to hear your results on the course.

  • Like 2

In my :cobra-small: Ultralight Stand Bag:

Driver:    :callaway-small: Rogue 10.5° - LH -  Project X EvenFlow 60 Stiff
Woods:   :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3/4 Wood - Atmos Blue TS 7 Stiff
               :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 5/6 Wood - Atmos Blue TS 7 Stiff
Irons:      :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 5-GW - KBS C-Taper Lite Stiff
Wedges: :cobra-small: King Black - LH - 52° 56° 60° - KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 Stiff
Putter:     :1332069271_TommyArmour: - Impact No. 3
Ball:        :taylormade-small: TP5x

Rangefinder: :skycaddie: LX5 Watch

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Best of luck with it!


Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

  • Like 2

Taylor Made Sim2  10.5 (Opened 1 click) Ventus Blue 5  R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

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

Edison Wedges 54 and 59 KBS Tour Graphite 80's

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 6/11/2019 at 6:38 AM, perseveringgolfer said:

Sorry for the long post but thought it worth sharing as I haven't changed driver in a very long time.

Can't say I blame you. As many around here know; until about 2 months ago I'd been playing a 2014 SLDR. I just couldn't find any reason to ditch it. And I tried a couple of times. However, I'm now playing the new Exotics EXS and to date it's been a very good upgrade.

  • Like 4

My Sun Mountain bag currently includes:   TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 771CSI 5i - PW and TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png PFC Micro Tour-c 52°, 56°, 60 wedges

                                                                               :755178188_TourEdge: EXS 10.5*, TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 929-HS FW4 16.5* 

                                                                                :edel-golf-1: Willimette w/GolfPride Contour

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Cobra knows drivers. Good choice!!!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  • Like 3

In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:
:wilson_staff_small:  D7 
:callaway-small:  GBB 3W (lofted to 4W)
:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood
:cobra-small: Baffler XL 5i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54*
:ping-small: iWedge 58*
:cleveland-small: #10
Whatever ball I have 3 dozen of that my kids got me as a gift

Twitter: @russtopherb

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Congrats! Hit 'em well out there!!!

  • Like 2

In my       :ping-small: DLX Cart Bag:
Driver
:    :ping-small: G410 SFT, set to 9.5*, Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 60, stiff (MGS Official 2019 Tester)
3W:          :ping-small: G-Series SF TEC, set to 16*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
5W:          :ping-small: G400 SFT, set to 19*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
7W:         :ping-small: G410 SFT, set to 22*. Alta CB 65 Red, stiff

Irons:       :ping-small: GMax, Green Dot, 5-PW, Project X Graphite Blue 6.0, 80-90g , stiff
Wedges: :ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth, 50* SS, 54* ES & 60*/8 Forged MGS Special from the Wedge Wizard, Green Dot, Alta CB graphite, 84g, stiff
Putter:     :ping-small: Vault 2.0 B60 Copper, 33", black dot w/GP SNSR grip (PING Sigma 2 Fetch under "see-trials")
Ball:       :Snell: MTB BLACK (MGS Official 2018 Tester for the :Snell: MTB RED)
Shoes:     :footjoy-small:  Classics Tour w/Black Widow Softspikes

Disabled Marine Veteran. Semper Fi!

#No apologies, just Play Your Best
#Powertotheplayers

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I did have to chuckle because this does show how different each of us is.

I could care less about looks, feel or sound in my driver.

I care about the ball flight that it produces -if the ball looks good coming off the club I will get used the the other stuff quickly


Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

  • Like 1

Taylor Made Sim2  10.5 (Opened 1 click) Ventus Blue 5  R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

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

Edison Wedges 54 and 59 KBS Tour Graphite 80's

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 6/11/2019 at 5:04 AM, perseveringgolfer said:

better swing, lose 2 stone, hair transplant, 6 pack😂

How much is 2 stone?

:callaway-small: MavriK Sub Zero 9* on EvenFlow RipTide 6.0 50g

:cobra-small: Speedzone 3-wood on Tensi blue S

:cobra-small: F8 5/6 wood on Aldila NxT GEN MLT R

:Hogan: Combo iron set -8,9,per Icon 5,6,7 PtxPro 4-UiHi on Recoil 780 ES f4 Stiff shafts (best clubs ever)

:benhogan-small: Equalizer 50°, 54°, 60° wedges on Recoil 780 f4

:edel-golf-1: E.A.S. #4   (“Fang” or “Adele”)
 

:titelist-small: ProV1x

:callaway-small: .Org 14 cart bag

Adidas Tour 360 shoes

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, Sluggo42 said:

How much is 2 stone?

28lbs

Wilson Staff C300 9.0* Fujikura Pro 58 stiff

Callaway Rogue 3W Mitsubishi Diamana D+ LTD 80 stiff

Mizuno MP-18 MMC FLI-HI 2 iron UST Mamiya Recoil 95 stiff

Ping I200's 4-W Aerotech Steelfiber I110 CW stiff

Ping Glide 52* and 58* stiff

Bettinardi Studio Stock #38 Armlock

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I’d like to drop a few stones myself...

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1

:callaway-small: MavriK Sub Zero 9* on EvenFlow RipTide 6.0 50g

:cobra-small: Speedzone 3-wood on Tensi blue S

:cobra-small: F8 5/6 wood on Aldila NxT GEN MLT R

:Hogan: Combo iron set -8,9,per Icon 5,6,7 PtxPro 4-UiHi on Recoil 780 ES f4 Stiff shafts (best clubs ever)

:benhogan-small: Equalizer 50°, 54°, 60° wedges on Recoil 780 f4

:edel-golf-1: E.A.S. #4   (“Fang” or “Adele”)
 

:titelist-small: ProV1x

:callaway-small: .Org 14 cart bag

Adidas Tour 360 shoes

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Glad to hear you found a driver that will work better for your swing!

 

MDGolfHacker

What's In This Lefty's Bag?

Driver: :cobra-small: F8 9.5° Project X Even Flow Blue 65g shaft 

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 3W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 5W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 816H2 19°

Irons: :titelist-small: 2021 T200's 4-GW AMT RED shafts Regular Flex

Wedge: :cleveland-small: Tour Satin RTX 4 Wedges in 52° and 56° 2 Dot

Putter: :nevercompromise-small: Gray Matter TDP 2.2 32.75"

Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: Three 5

Ball:  :titelist-small:  PRO V1X

RangeFinder:918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro

Social Media:

Facebook:   md golfhacker
Twitter:        @mdgolfhacker
Instagram:   mdgolfhacker

 Currently Testing:  2021:titelist-small: T200's (https://forum.mygolfspy.com/tests/19-test-in-progress-titleist-t-series-irons/?do=findReview&review=38)

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Congrats on the new driver! I had a similar fitting the other day at my local golf store. I recently won AU$350 in a year-long tipping comp (came 4th), and had some other vouchers so I took the opportunity.

I went into the fitting thinking I'd walk out with an Epic Flash Sub Zero being the Callaway fanboy I am. I was a bit disappointed with the Epic Flash when compared with the Cobra F9 and Taylormade M5.

In the end it came down to the M5 and F9, with the F9 beating the M5 on accuracy. Difference in distance was 1-2yd for the M5, so not much in it.

I eventually settled on the Cobra F9 with an Atmos Black X7 shaft, and I've been hitting a few more fairways than usual.

  • Like 2

Driver (main): Cobra F9 Speedback (9.0) with Fujikura Atmos 7X (Avalanche White) 

Driver (back-up): Titliest 915 D3 (9.5) with Fujikura Speeder Shaft 757 (Tour Stiff)

3 Wood: Callaway Epic Sub-Zero (15 degrees) in Rogue Max 75g stiff shaft

Hybrid: Callaway Apex 20 degree with Kurokage 80g Stiff Shaft

Irons: PING i200 4-PW in XP 95 shafts with S300 flex (+ 3 iron)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 - 50

              Callaway MD4 - 56 & 60 degrees

Putter: Taylormade TP Collection Soto

Golf Ball: Titliest Pro V1X, Srixon Z-Star ZV & Taylormade TP5X

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Congratulations on the upgrade! Last year I finally upgraded from the 430 SLDR to the G400 LST. I waited because I hit the SLDR so well and had no desire for anything new but the LST has been pretty special. I went to al old tried and true shaft for me (AD DI) and it has been so good. I'm hopeful your ending will be happy too :)


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Ping G400 LST 8.5* Graphite Design DI 6 stiff 45"

Taylormade RBZ Proto 14.5* Oban Kiyoshi 85 04 42.5"

Adams 4555 19* Matrix Ozik Altus 80 S/X 42"

Ping G410 Crossover 2 Project X Even Flow Blue 85 6.0 40"

Ping i500 4-8 Modus 105 Stiff

Ping Blueprint 9-P Modus 105 Stiff

Fourteen RM-12 53* and 58* Tour Issue Black Onyx s400 

Odyssey Tour Black Series 9 35" Flatso 1.0 

Srixon Z Star XV

2018 Ping Hoofer 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...

I hate this game 🙄

I love this game 😉

The honeymoon period of the new 'fitted' driver lasted a very very short time. 

I think the shaft/head combo wasn't a fit for my swing, especially under pressure. Low flight and I didn't warm to the sound.

The thread about "are all drivers equal" is interesting and my experience affirms some of the findings overall.

So, the Cobra F9 is gone- Lost some serious $/£ 😡  I'm now driverless 🥶  I'm seriously considering looking at the last few years OEM offerings and buying either new or 2nd hand but only after trying them on the course with different shafts.

On my radar now are TM/Ping/Callaway/Titleist from 2016-present.

  • Like 1

Driver     Awaiting NEW Driver (after 10 yrs)  
4 Wood   Callaway Big Bertha Steelhead plus 4+  :callaway-small: Callaway shaft in 'Firm' flex

Hybrid     Titleist 910H 19*    :titelist-small:   Diamana ahina 'flower' shaft in 'S'

Irons         Mizuno MP18SC 4-PW   :mizuno-small:  N.S Pro Modus3 Tour 105 in 'S'

Wedges    Callaway Mack Daddy forged in black 50* and 54*  :callaway-small:   KBS Tour in 'R'

Putter        'YES' Tracy 11 C groove 34.5"

Link to comment
Share on other sites

30 minutes ago, perseveringgolfer said:

I hate this game 🙄

I love this game 😉

The honeymoon period of the new 'fitted' driver lasted a very very short time. 

I think the shaft/head combo wasn't a fit for my swing, especially under pressure. Low flight and I didn't warm to the sound.

The thread about "are all drivers equal" is interesting and my experience affirms some of the findings overall.

So, the Cobra F9 is gone- Lost some serious $/£ 😡  I'm now driverless 🥶  I'm seriously considering looking at the last few years OEM offerings and buying either new or 2nd hand but only after trying them on the course with different shafts.

On my radar now are TM/Ping/Callaway/Titleist from 2016-present.

I put a Ping G400 (not max)  in my bag a few months ago and it has been one of the best additions I have made.  I recently changed shaft from Alta 55 CB which for me was a high flying/high spin machine---to a ~44.25" Aldila RIP Alpha (billed as low launch/low spin). 

I am currently pitting it against the F9 and hit the G400 along with the F9  this morning on the range. I don't have enough experience the F9 to give you a thorough assessment but so far I have had higher launch and higher peak ball flight with the G400.  Both are 9* heads set at 9*, but I did have the F9 weights set with the heavier weight forward.  I think with all things equal, the G400 will still produce a higher flight, at least for me.

I have played the G400 in more stressful tournament situations and it has been very consistent there as well.  I highly recommend looking at it. 

 

  • Like 3

2020 MGS Hard Rock Challenge

 

SkyCaddie SX400
OGIO Silencer:  Followed by Arccos
:ping-small: G410+, Tensei Orange
:callaway-small:  Mavrik 3w, Evenflow Riptide
:nike-small: Covert 2.0 3H, Kuro Kage Black
:wilson-small:
Wilson D7 Irons 4-GW,  Dynamic Gold AMT
:ping-small: Glide  52, 56 ES
:EVNROLL: ER2
:titelist-small: -ProV1x (left dash)

Romans 10:9

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Good job! I never tested the F9 but it certainly gets high marks and definitely has way more bling than the G410.  

  • Like 1

:ping-small: G410 Plus, 9 Degree Driver 

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 16 Degree 3w

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

:srixon-small:  ZX5 Irons 4-AW 

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 56 Degree SW   (removed from double secret probation 😍)

:EVNROLL: ER5v Putter  (Evnroll ER5v Official Review)

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

7 hours ago, fixyurdivot said:

Good job! I never tested the F9 but it certainly gets high marks and definitely has way more bling than the G410.  

did you see post #17? 😮

  • Like 1

Driver     Awaiting NEW Driver (after 10 yrs)  
4 Wood   Callaway Big Bertha Steelhead plus 4+  :callaway-small: Callaway shaft in 'Firm' flex

Hybrid     Titleist 910H 19*    :titelist-small:   Diamana ahina 'flower' shaft in 'S'

Irons         Mizuno MP18SC 4-PW   :mizuno-small:  N.S Pro Modus3 Tour 105 in 'S'

Wedges    Callaway Mack Daddy forged in black 50* and 54*  :callaway-small:   KBS Tour in 'R'

Putter        'YES' Tracy 11 C groove 34.5"

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...