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This is totally age driven. I hit a wooden driver well longer than anything I’ve gamed the past 15 years. 

I played baseball in college, had strong forearms and was very long relatively speaking.  That has changed with age. 

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Taylor Made Stealth 10.5  Aldila Ascent Red R flex

Ping G410 5, 7, 9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

Wilson D7 forged 5-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

SCOR 52, 56  

Ping Glide 3.0  Ping Eye 2 grind 58.8

L.A.B. Mezz.1 32.5"

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them


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TM SLDR with a Matrix Ozik white, playing at 45.5”. There were rounds where I couldn’t hit a fairway and some rounds where I struggled to just stay on the hole I was supposed to play, but on that rare occasion when the planets and stars aligned…it was a low spinning, high launching missile.

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Probably my old Tony Penna persimmon driver from the mid-eighties. I was a bit younger. BTW, if you've never hit a good persimmon driver, you should find one and check it out. They seem impossible to hit, but it's what you're used to. 

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Driver: :tour-edge: c721 9.5 / HZRDUS Smoke Blue RDX 6.0
Irons: :taylormade-small:P7MB 3-PW, Project X IO 5.5, 1.5 flat
Wedges: Hogan Equalizer II, 52 standard V sole, 58 Texas Grind
Hybrid: :callaway-small: FT 20 degrees
Fairway: :tour-edge: c721 5-wood / HZRDUS Smoke Blue RDX 6.0
Putter: EVNROLL ER2 Black

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Titleist 905T at 9.5 Degrees with Speeder Shaft

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On 7/30/2021 at 5:45 AM, PMookie said:

Well, it all goes with age…

At 21 I hit a green from 355 yards with a small, steel Golfsmith driver head that had a Dynamic Gold steel shaft.

In my 30s I drove two greens at 360 with a Nakashima NP1 9* head with a Proforce Blue shaft.

In my 40s I hit a ball on a par 5 “long drive” hole during a scramble that went 355. Ping G30 head, Xphlexxx Agera shaft. I also hit a drive on a par 5 in the City tournament that went 362 with a Nakashima NTec 2.85 head and a House of Forged Express shaft. That club played at 47”, only long shaft I’ve ever had.

Since I’ve turned 50, now 52, I hit a drive 361 yards on the 18th hole at our public course with my Honma TR20 8* driver which had the Ventus Black 7X shaft. 

All I can say is I wish I had today’s technology when I was 20!!!!!


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My first thought was along the lines of your post.  I was quite a bit longer in my younger days than I am now at nearly 58.  

My longest drives in my peak years were with SMT 455DB, Nemesis, or Encore clubheads.  Not sure I'd call any of them the longest, I found the Encore was a little spinny for me in spite of it producing my personal best non-cart-path-aided drive.  I used to be pretty long with a Golfsmith XPC Tour Steel.  And the ultimate piece of resistance (sic), my longest non-cart path aided drive of the last six seasons was with a Ping Zing Blonde laminate, green dot, KT-M shaft.  

Kind of hard to say.  🙂

I'm getting some interesting results right now out of my Original One.  It might be longer for me than anything else I've got lying around...

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Driver: TM Original One 11.5* set to 11*, Aldila NV75 X, 43.5" -or- SpeedZone, HZRDUS Black 75 6.5, 43.5"
3w:  Cobra King LTD, RIP Beta 90, 42" -or- Stage 2 Tour, NV105 X, 42.5"
2h or 3h:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour, Aldila NV105 S -or- RIP Alpha 105 S
Irons:  3-PW Mizuno MP37, Recoil Proto 125 F4 (reshaft in progress, slowly); 1i & 3-PW Golden Ram TW276, NV105 S; 2-PW Golden Ram TW282, RIP Tour 115 R
GW: Dynacraft Dual Milled CNC 52*, Steelfiber 125 S; Scratch 8620 DS 53*, Steelfiber 125 S
SW:  Ram TG-898 56*, DGX ss2x; Ram Tom Watson 55*, DGX ss2x; Wilson Staff PMP 58*, DGS; PM Grind 19 58*, stock shaft
Putter:  Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1, 34"; Ping Scottsdale TR Craz-E, 35"; Cleveland Huntington Beach 1, 35"
Ball:  Wilson Staff Duo Professional, Bridgestone Tour B-RXS, Callaway Chrome Soft

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Two drivers come to mind:

1.  Titleist 905R with the blue/gold stiff shaft in it.  I could fly distances with it that were amazing.

2.  Adams 9064 proto head on an Aldila green Xstiff.  That deep face was so easy to hit.  Still have that combo and going to give it to a son soon.

Biggest secret, for me, with the LONG Ball.......was I was in my 30's.!!!!!!!!

SIM2 Max Driver 10.5* Ventus 5-S

Cobra Rad Speed 3W 14.5* Evenflow Riptide CB Stiff

Ping G  4W 17.5* Ping Alta Reg

TM Ti  5W 19* Diamana FW 65 Reg

Titleist T-300 5-PW Amt Red Stiff

Vokey SM7 Wedges 46*  56*  60*

Ping Zing/Anser putter  85020/85029// TM Spider SR#9 Flo Neck

Titleist Pro V-1x 


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