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Hello All, 

I am new to the board and was wondering if I could get an opinion.  I am looking into getting a new (used) driver and I am on a budget (would love the M2 but it’s still a little pricy).  I’m looking at the R11 or M1 2016. 
 

Any opinions on performance?  I know the R11 is older but is it good on forgiveness and distance or should I go with the M1? 
 

Thanks so much! 

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7 minutes ago, KurtActual said:

What price are you getting those two models at? 
I am assuming you're shopping online and are unable to try them out side by side?

Hi Kurt - Correct - I actually jumped on the opportunity and grabbed the M1 in good condition (100% playable and a couple cosmetic blemishes) and with promotions got it for about $10-15 more then if I got the R11.  
 

I didn’t want to pass it up just seeing reviews on how the M1 is a good driver.  I just need the tool but saw Amazon has them for like $10-15

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what's your price range?

 

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2 hours ago, KurtActual said:

If you're local, I have extra tools. Just about every driver comes with one, and as far as I know theyre all the same.

Thank you!! I live in New Jersey - I was hoping it would come with one but since it’s used the description said no (though I have seen in the past that they are included sometimes even if they say no). 

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1 hour ago, PBH3 said:

what's your price range?

I was trying to stay in the $150 range - I always had hand me downs and this summer I found a set of 2019 M2 irons new that I told myself just to buy and then drivers are just way out of my price range - so I was fine with a used one and found the M1 for under $150 (with tax and shipping) and there was 1 left - couldn’t pass it up 

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In the future you should keep your eyes on the buy/sell/trade forum here or the classifieds section of other popular golf forums.  You will find some crazy good deals when you cut out the middle man retailer and/or fees ebay charges when you buy used.  In the meantime, enjoy your new driver!

 

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16 minutes ago, ChitownM2 said:

In the future you should keep your eyes on the buy/sell/trade forum here or the classifieds section of other popular golf forums.  You will find some crazy good deals when you cut out the middle man retailer and/or fees ebay charges when you buy used.  In the meantime, enjoy your new driver!

 

After I bought it I saw that on here!!  I kicked myself and will definitely be looking from now on.  

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8 hours ago, NeverPar said:

Thank you!! I live in New Jersey - I was hoping it would come with one but since it’s used the description said no (though I have seen in the past that they are included sometimes even if they say no). 

If you need a tool, I will ship you one for free if you pay the shipping cost.

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Personally I would avoid the M1 and hated it, when the ball came out the middle great but off centre it went nowhere, had the Jetspeed and R5/R7 previously and thought they were great clubs. Replaced the M1 with the original Epic which is more forgiving in my view. 

Be careful on shaft also, I suspect if you're starting out you'll not want some exotic X-Stiff shaft, you'll probably better getting a mainstream regular shaft.

The tools are exactly the same head, and should be set at the same torque.

 

Enjoy your golf

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11 hours ago, GaDawg said:

If you need a tool, I will ship you one for free if you pay the shipping cost.

Thank you!  Would it be okay to message you after I get the club to see if one came with it?  If not, I would appreciate it and definitely take you up on your offer. 

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2 hours ago, Alf. S said:

Personally I would avoid the M1 and hated it, when the ball came out the middle great but off centre it went nowhere, had the Jetspeed and R5/R7 previously and thought they were great clubs. Replaced the M1 with the original Epic which is more forgiving in my view. 

Be careful on shaft also, I suspect if you're starting out you'll not want some exotic X-Stiff shaft, you'll probably better getting a mainstream regular shaft.

The tools are exactly the same head, and should be set at the same torque.

 

Enjoy your golf

Thanks Alf!  I wound up pulling the trigger as it was the only one left and got it for cheaper.  I did hear some people mention what you said and it has caused me some concern but I figure I’ll try it and if needed I’ll send it back. 
 

I made sure to get a regular shaft - I have been playing for years but don’t go out too often and know I’m not that good.  My swing speed isn’t as fast to warrant a stiff so I would rather get the regular for my game - one day I’ll get to the stiff shaft level! 
 

Enjoy the courses! 

 

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