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Welcome! Some more details would be helpful. Such as shaft flex length budget etc. for example I have a tour issue epic flash head 9.0 deg hot melt 5g in the back of the head to help with launch going for around $400 I am asking $350 shipped to your door...

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Woods:titelist-small: TSi2 16.5, Fujikura Ventus Blue 7X

Hybrid: :ping-small: G410 3&4H, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 95X 

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Looking for a new driver I have the epic cannot hit it at all not close to the fairway. Looking into something a little more adjustable help me be more consistent. 
mizuno, ping, wilson, open to new options just need some help.

With a wide open question like that you're going to get a ton of widely varying responses. You'll also learn lots of great info about drivers here, but I might suggest a lesson with a pro first to define if this is a swing or club issue.


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You can waste a lot of money by just buying driver after driver. Either take a lesson or go get fitted for a driver. There could be a lot of different issues: golf swing, grip, driver shaft, driver head, etc. Got to dig deeper to prevent throwing away money.

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If youre open to components I have a golfworks KE4 TC driver, Maltby UL shaft. Terrific set up I built for a buddy who decided to go a diff direction

Driver: Epic, HAZRDUS T55 reg

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Hybrids: Srixon H45 19* & 22*, Kura Kage 70H, reg

Irons: Golfworks KE4 Tour+ 5-GW, Nippon 950h reg

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3 hours ago, Carter smith said:

Looking for a new driver I have the epic cannot hit it at all not close to the fairway. Looking into something a little more adjustable help me be more consistent. 
mizuno, ping, wilson, open to new options just need some help.

Hold off until the new stuff is out, which is just about a month away. Seriously.... But do a fitting!!!!!

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In my experience, a lesson would probably be the first thing to do. I took some last year to help with the same issue off the tee. Found that my stance wasn't open enough and my ball position wasn't forward enough. During the process I also got fitted and have went with heavier shafts across the board which have helped tremendously with dispersion. Hope this helps

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As others have said, it’s possible but unlikely your Epic driver is the primary issue. There’s a good chance a new driver won’t perform any better for you. I’d suggest

1) a lesson or two with a pro - who BTW should be able to tell you if your Epic is grossly misfit 

2) a quality fitting and then

3) a new driver if still needed.

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Looking for a new driver I have the epic cannot hit it at all not close to the fairway. Looking into something a little more adjustable help me be more consistent. 
mizuno, ping, wilson, open to new options just need some help.

Unfortunately there isn’t much information in your post that will help someone provide you with information. You problem is most likely swing related and not club related. if you want a new driver, all brands provide quality drivers; however, not all of them will be best for you. What do you want to adjust that you can adjust on you current driver? What level of consistency are you trying to achieve and is that desire even realistic?
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45 minutes ago, cnosil said:


Unfortunately there isn’t much information in your post that will help someone provide you with information. You problem is most likely swing related and not club related. if you want a new driver, all brands provide quality drivers; however, not all of them will be best for you. What do you want to adjust that you can adjust on you current driver? What level of consistency are you trying to achieve and is that desire even realistic?

This happened to me a couple of years ago. I had a really bad slice and thought an adjustable driver would cure it. $399 later and I still had a really bad slice. One lesson with the Pro, who switched me to a stronger grip + a couple of other minor tweaks + lots of practice and the slice went away. 

@Carter smith, as someone who has spent hundreds of dollars on equipment that didn't make my game any better the $75. for my lesson was the best golf equipment expenditure I ever made. Oh and yes I did get fitted latter on, which improved my game as well,  but not as dramatically as the lesson. BTW, I ended up selling the adjustable driver that was supposed to turn my slice into a draw. 

 

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Cobra King F-9  5 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

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2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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9 hours ago, Nat said:

If youre open to components I have a golfworks KE4 TC driver, Maltby UL shaft. Terrific set up I built for a buddy who decided to go a diff direction

@Chip Strokes now it’s bleeding into the BST..... nooooooooo

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Woods:titelist-small: TSi2 16.5, Fujikura Ventus Blue 7X

Hybrid: :ping-small: G410 3&4H, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 95X 

Irons:titelist-small: T-100 3-PW, Nippon Modus 120 X 

Wedges: :mizuno-small: T20, DG TI S400, 50/56/60

Putter:  :EVNROLL: ER1.2 W/BGT Stability Shaft

Ball:  :titelist-small: ProV1X-Optic Yellow

Bag: :ping-small: Pioneer

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I have a Krank Formula 5 driver for sale, 10.5 degree loft with the Tour Light shaft (regular flex) and headcover. Hits straight as an arrow (as long as you are pointed in the right direction, which is my problem!) Only asking $150 for it, in very good condition (no dents or scratches.)

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On 12/8/2020 at 8:14 AM, tony@CIC said:

This happened to me a couple of years ago. I had a really bad slice and thought an adjustable driver would cure it. $399 later and I still had a really bad slice. One lesson with the Pro, who switched me to a stronger grip + a couple of other minor tweaks + lots of practice and the slice went away. 

@Carter smith, as someone who has spent hundreds of dollars on equipment that didn't make my game any better the $75. for my lesson was the best golf equipment expenditure I ever made. Oh and yes I did get fitted latter on, which improved my game as well,  but not as dramatically as the lesson. BTW, I ended up selling the adjustable driver that was supposed to turn my slice into a draw. 

 

^^^Good post. I get tempted to buy a draw biased driver from time to time, most recently the BB B21, but I know it won't cure my swing faults. It may reduce my fade somewhat, but I don't believe any useable driver can cure a slice. If I bought one I'd expect my dispersion might move (very) slightly to the left, but it wouldn't reduce to left to right dispersion overall...

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Before changing, go somewhere that has a variety of shafts you can try.

I bought an Epic Flash SZ and couldn't hit it.

I had access to a dozen  different shafts.

After about 10 changes, found the perfect one for me.

Best driver ever for me.

The shaft was the big deal.

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On 12/16/2020 at 9:25 PM, Jackal said:

Before changing, go somewhere that has a variety of shafts you can try.

I bought an Epic Flash SZ and couldn't hit it.

I had access to a dozen  different shafts.

After about 10 changes, found the perfect one for me.

Best driver ever for me.

The shaft was the big deal.

What he said ^^^^^^^^  I was using a Callaway XR-16 with a white tie shaft, height was descent, then when the wife was hit big time with the golf bug, I came across a great deal on a women's f-8, so, while at the range I decided to try it, my best drive was about 20 yards shorter than my Callaway , but HIGH and Straight. So off to ebay, found a Men's F-8 with the same shaft, regular Aldila, NV 2KXV Blue, , little longer than my Callaway, but high and straight

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 DRIVER: default_cobra-small.jpg.125f3712aad21ad9f7ca2c672e34a299.jpg  Cobra F-8 set at 10.5,  Aldila NV 2KXV Blue 60 (R) 44 1/2 "

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On 12/7/2020 at 7:06 PM, Carter smith said:

Looking for a new driver I have the epic cannot hit it at all not close to the fairway. Looking into something a little more adjustable help me be more consistent. 
mizuno, ping, wilson, open to new options just need some help.

If a new driver is what you're set on I definitely recommend getting fit for one to best match your swing but if you're interested I've been tossing the idea around of selling my m6 for $230 or so.

 

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First, welcome to My Golf Spy, Carter smith, where you can Learn, Live & Love golf.

Second, you may not realize it, but your swing changes throughout the year. You have to struggle to try and keep it steady.

Thirdly, my course conditions change from very wet(Summer) to very dry(Winter). As such, I change my driver loft from 12* (Summer) to 10.5*(Winter). You may want to have more than one driver.

Finally, golf is a game. You will constantly try to change things to get it right. But that’s half the fun!


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Welcome to the forums first off!

my only question would be prior to getting the flash did you have issues with the previous driver you owned? Would start there because you really seem to think it’s this driver which makes me think you didn’t have issues prior.....

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