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There was a demo day at our club this afternoon. Callaway, Taylor Made, Titleist/Cobra and Mizuno were there. I spent most of my time trying the Callaway drivers. Fortunately they had a FT-9 and a FT-IZ with the fubuki 63 tour shaft. I hit them both pretty well, but the IZ was more consistent and straighter. The trackman launch monitor numbers were similar. Then the Callaway rep asked me to try the FT Tour driver even though they didn't have it in the Fubuki - only the stock voodoo. I knew after the first swing that it was over. Much better ball flight and the launch monitor numbers were significantly better.

 

I would have like to try that head with the fubuki shaft. My concern is I had the voodoo in a 909D2 last year... i hit it pretty good for the most part except my occasional miss was a pull hook. i don't hit that shot with my current driver - 09 burner with UST shaft. I am going to think about it over the weekend and probably order the FT Tour on monday.

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It seems like the FT-Tour could be the Driver of the year for better players this year. I can't wait to get some in...

Driver - :taylormade-small:   Stealth 9° Graphite Design Tour AD XC Stiff
Fairway - Cannot find one worth a dang

Hybrid - :srixon-small: ZX 16° & 18° GD Tour IZ S

2 Iron - :srixon-small: ZU65 18° AeroTech SteelFiber 110icw S

Irons -  :srixon-small: ZX7 MKII  4-Pw Project X 6.0, std length  1° flat
Wedges - :cleveland-small: RTX 6 Tour Rack 50° 54° 58° Project X 6.0, std length 1° flat

Putters -  Ping PLD Custom Anser/Evnroll ER1V/Odyssey Toulon Stroke Lab Austin/Odyssey 2 Ball DFX/ TaylorMade Spider Tour Black/Ping Anser F/Scotty Cameron TeI3 Sole Stamp Newport 2. All with different grips, weights, and lengths.
 

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I'm not usually a Callway fan, but this driver seems really great, and it's gotten a lot of good praise.

agreed... As recently as last year, you couldn't find a Callaway club anywhere near my bag, and now I am considering an entire bag switch. Strange.

Driver - :taylormade-small:   Stealth 9° Graphite Design Tour AD XC Stiff
Fairway - Cannot find one worth a dang

Hybrid - :srixon-small: ZX 16° & 18° GD Tour IZ S

2 Iron - :srixon-small: ZU65 18° AeroTech SteelFiber 110icw S

Irons -  :srixon-small: ZX7 MKII  4-Pw Project X 6.0, std length  1° flat
Wedges - :cleveland-small: RTX 6 Tour Rack 50° 54° 58° Project X 6.0, std length 1° flat

Putters -  Ping PLD Custom Anser/Evnroll ER1V/Odyssey Toulon Stroke Lab Austin/Odyssey 2 Ball DFX/ TaylorMade Spider Tour Black/Ping Anser F/Scotty Cameron TeI3 Sole Stamp Newport 2. All with different grips, weights, and lengths.
 

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We just got the FT-Tour in the building. All I can say is W O W!! I am not a huge fan of the sound, or the shaft, but the performance on center hits is ridiculous. I am going to have to bag one of these this year. DANG IT CALLAWAY. I hate being corrupted.

Driver - :taylormade-small:   Stealth 9° Graphite Design Tour AD XC Stiff
Fairway - Cannot find one worth a dang

Hybrid - :srixon-small: ZX 16° & 18° GD Tour IZ S

2 Iron - :srixon-small: ZU65 18° AeroTech SteelFiber 110icw S

Irons -  :srixon-small: ZX7 MKII  4-Pw Project X 6.0, std length  1° flat
Wedges - :cleveland-small: RTX 6 Tour Rack 50° 54° 58° Project X 6.0, std length 1° flat

Putters -  Ping PLD Custom Anser/Evnroll ER1V/Odyssey Toulon Stroke Lab Austin/Odyssey 2 Ball DFX/ TaylorMade Spider Tour Black/Ping Anser F/Scotty Cameron TeI3 Sole Stamp Newport 2. All with different grips, weights, and lengths.
 

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While there isn't a single new for 2010 driver I wouldn't love to get my hands on for testing, I'd be less than honest if I said there's another club I'm more interested to test out. I've heard nothing but good things about this club...even if the stock shaft options are limited (non-existent). Can't wait to see how the performance compares to the other 2010 drivers.

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I am a bit sad about the shaft options. I hate the Voodoo in everything. It is passable in this, but I have to wonder how good it would be with a Whiteboard or something of that ilk in it.

Driver - :taylormade-small:   Stealth 9° Graphite Design Tour AD XC Stiff
Fairway - Cannot find one worth a dang

Hybrid - :srixon-small: ZX 16° & 18° GD Tour IZ S

2 Iron - :srixon-small: ZU65 18° AeroTech SteelFiber 110icw S

Irons -  :srixon-small: ZX7 MKII  4-Pw Project X 6.0, std length  1° flat
Wedges - :cleveland-small: RTX 6 Tour Rack 50° 54° 58° Project X 6.0, std length 1° flat

Putters -  Ping PLD Custom Anser/Evnroll ER1V/Odyssey Toulon Stroke Lab Austin/Odyssey 2 Ball DFX/ TaylorMade Spider Tour Black/Ping Anser F/Scotty Cameron TeI3 Sole Stamp Newport 2. All with different grips, weights, and lengths.
 

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As much as I want to say that I can't wait to bag the FT Tour, on Sunday I hit 12/14 fwy's with my FT-9 Tour/Fubuki Tour 63 stiff and dang near drove the green on a par 4 with it. I KNOW I can't/won't find a better combo than this. Best part is that I pick up a Fubuki Tour 63 X for the summer months, and it'll be "click and go". So sweet!

Current bag: Some Callaway, some Cleveland. Down to 2 OEM's!

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The FT-9 is a really good stick. I just like the look and flight of the FT-Tour a bit better.

Driver - :taylormade-small:   Stealth 9° Graphite Design Tour AD XC Stiff
Fairway - Cannot find one worth a dang

Hybrid - :srixon-small: ZX 16° & 18° GD Tour IZ S

2 Iron - :srixon-small: ZU65 18° AeroTech SteelFiber 110icw S

Irons -  :srixon-small: ZX7 MKII  4-Pw Project X 6.0, std length  1° flat
Wedges - :cleveland-small: RTX 6 Tour Rack 50° 54° 58° Project X 6.0, std length 1° flat

Putters -  Ping PLD Custom Anser/Evnroll ER1V/Odyssey Toulon Stroke Lab Austin/Odyssey 2 Ball DFX/ TaylorMade Spider Tour Black/Ping Anser F/Scotty Cameron TeI3 Sole Stamp Newport 2. All with different grips, weights, and lengths.
 

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this is an awesome stick...love the stock Golf Pride Multi-Comp grip too. agreed with those above that the VR Tour driver (not Str8Fit) ranks right up there with this driver. the stock voodoo shaft is the actual voodoo shaft, not the "made for", watered down version. 2 thumbs up.

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this is an awesome stick...love the stock Golf Pride Multi-Comp grip too. agreed with those above that the VR Tour driver (not Str8Fit) ranks right up there with this driver. the stock voodoo shaft is the actual voodoo shaft that is the "made for", watered down version. 2 thumbs up.

My biggest problem with the VR, is the dispersion. The same swing seems to produce several different shot trajectories and shapes. not something that I am looking for in a driving club.

Driver - :taylormade-small:   Stealth 9° Graphite Design Tour AD XC Stiff
Fairway - Cannot find one worth a dang

Hybrid - :srixon-small: ZX 16° & 18° GD Tour IZ S

2 Iron - :srixon-small: ZU65 18° AeroTech SteelFiber 110icw S

Irons -  :srixon-small: ZX7 MKII  4-Pw Project X 6.0, std length  1° flat
Wedges - :cleveland-small: RTX 6 Tour Rack 50° 54° 58° Project X 6.0, std length 1° flat

Putters -  Ping PLD Custom Anser/Evnroll ER1V/Odyssey Toulon Stroke Lab Austin/Odyssey 2 Ball DFX/ TaylorMade Spider Tour Black/Ping Anser F/Scotty Cameron TeI3 Sole Stamp Newport 2. All with different grips, weights, and lengths.
 

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i agree...the shot dispersion was somewhat across the board compared to the FT Tour. another impressive driver that has a lot of buzz is the new Mizuno MP-630 FastTrack. looks really sharp and their weighting system is easy and effective.

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i agree...the shot dispersion was somewhat across the board compared to the FT Tour. another impressive driver that has a lot of buzz is the new Mizuno MP-630 FastTrack. looks really sharp and their weighting system is easy and effective.

 

Yea. Just saw photos of the new Mizuno and it looks impressive. I think it comes with a real Fubuki as well, is that correct?

Current bag: Some Callaway, some Cleveland. Down to 2 OEM's!

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Yea. Just saw photos of the new Mizuno and it looks impressive. I think it comes with a real Fubuki as well, is that correct?

 

yes, the FastTrack and non-FastTrack both come with the real fubuki shafts. their newest fairway wood/hybrid lineup is the best looking ones that they have ever made. the titanium components also make it a "buy" in my eyes.

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yes, the FastTrack and non-FastTrack both come with the real fubuki shafts. their newest fairway wood/hybrid lineup is the best looking ones that they have ever made. the titanium components also make it a "buy" in my eyes.

 

Kudos to Mizuno for putting an actual Fubuki in their new drivers. So glad they're finally moving away from the Exsar shafts.

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yes, the FastTrack and non-FastTrack both come with the real fubuki shafts. their newest fairway wood/hybrid lineup is the best looking ones that they have ever made. the titanium components also make it a "buy" in my eyes.

 

Then I'll be in line to hit them. Another buddy swears by the MP-600 with the original FasTrack technology. The sound is pure. Very muted. Wow... very impressive indeed. I could bag an entire Mizuno lineup.

Current bag: Some Callaway, some Cleveland. Down to 2 OEM's!

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Mickelson was saying yesterday that the ft 9 tour which is probally something like this but he claims he hits it 30 yards farther than his old ft-5 which he has in play this week for that very purpose of hitting it shorter into bigger areas of the fairway, but he hit 4 greens in reg so i dont know if it is working but when Phil is hot he is better than anyone alive, but when he is not he is well not.

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Then I'll be in line to hit them. Another buddy swears by the MP-600 with the original FasTrack technology. The sound is pure. Very muted. Wow... very impressive indeed. I could bag an entire Mizuno lineup.

That MP600 is a great driver for the right guy. IF it just did not have that silly weighting system...

Driver - :taylormade-small:   Stealth 9° Graphite Design Tour AD XC Stiff
Fairway - Cannot find one worth a dang

Hybrid - :srixon-small: ZX 16° & 18° GD Tour IZ S

2 Iron - :srixon-small: ZU65 18° AeroTech SteelFiber 110icw S

Irons -  :srixon-small: ZX7 MKII  4-Pw Project X 6.0, std length  1° flat
Wedges - :cleveland-small: RTX 6 Tour Rack 50° 54° 58° Project X 6.0, std length 1° flat

Putters -  Ping PLD Custom Anser/Evnroll ER1V/Odyssey Toulon Stroke Lab Austin/Odyssey 2 Ball DFX/ TaylorMade Spider Tour Black/Ping Anser F/Scotty Cameron TeI3 Sole Stamp Newport 2. All with different grips, weights, and lengths.
 

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