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2012 Battle of the Drivers! RBZ, R11S, Ping i20/G20, Razr Fit, Cleveland Classic, 910D2/D2


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2012 Battle of the Drivers  

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  1. 1. 2012's Best Driver

    • Taylormade Rocketballz
    • Taylormade R11S
    • Ping i20
    • Ping G20
    • Callaway Razr Fit
    • Cleveland Classic
    • Titleist 910 D2/D3


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I just received my RAZR Fit last week and it looks fantastic! I'm really glad they hid that seem on the crown with this model. For some reason I never really did care for it. I have the 8.5* version with a GD DI7X tipped 1". I have some extra weights coming for it too, so I'll be able to fool around with it a little bit which is nice. Haven't had a Callaway driver that I've ever been able to do that with. I'm interested in seeing the feel and hearing the sound of this driver. I do like a soft and muted driver, so I'm hoping this is similar to the ft tour.

I am going to order the Cleveland Classic next week, I'm just not real sure about what shaft I'm going to go with. I've never tried a Miyazaki shaft and don't know anyone personally who has played/plays one. I just think that the Cleveland Classic might be the one to replace my current driver due to the deep face of it.

I'm really interested to see if either driver will finally kick out old reliable (Speedline Classic DF 7.5* w/ Altus 2007 Proto). I don't really need a new driver; I'm just bored playing the same one.

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i just officially jumped on the TM bandwagon today. I saw a deal on Global golf today too good to pass on and with my gamer in the shop right now, i went ahead a pulled the trigger on a used R11 TP with a Diamana Kaili 70 shaft for a little more than 240 bucks. cant wait till i get to play ard with it on the range later this week or the next. will be interesting to find out whether the TP kaili measures up to the Real Kaili

Taylormade RBZ2 TP 9.5 Fuel 60

Ping i20 3 wood Aldila Nv

Adams Dhy 18*

Mizuno Mp59 4-p KBS Tour S

Vokey 50* 55* 60*

Scotty Cameron Select Newport 1.5

Ball - Z star XV

Oakley Stand Bag

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i just officially jumped on the TM bandwagon today. I saw a deal on Global golf today too good to pass on and with my gamer in the shop right now, i went ahead a pulled the trigger on a used R11 TP with a Diamana Kaili 70 shaft for a little more than 240 bucks. cant wait till i get to play ard with it on the range later this week or the next. will be interesting to find out whether the TP kaili measures up to the Real Kaili

 

Same shaft, different paint. All of the TP shafts are the exact same shafts as the aftermarket shafts because that's what the TP shafts are. They're usually a gram or two heavier due to paint but that's absolutely the only difference.

In The Bag
Driver: TaylorMade M2 (2017) w/ Project X T1100 HZRDUS Handcrafted 65x 
Strong 3 wood: Taylormade M1 15* w/ ProjectX T1100 HZRDUS handcrafted 75x
3 Hybrid: Adams PRO 18* w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4 Hybrid: Adams PRO 20* (bent to 21*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4-AW: TaylorMade P770 w/ Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Black Onyx S400

SW: 56* Scratch Tour Dept(CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
LW: 60* Scratch Tour Department (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
XW: 64* Cally XForged Vintage w/ DG X100 8 iron tiger stepped
Putter: Nike Method Prototype 006 at 34"

Have a ton of back-ups in all categories, but there are always 14 clubs in the bag that differ depending on the course and set-up. Bomb and gouge. Yes, I'm a club gigolo.

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I went back and deleted my vote and revoted for the Callaway Razr Fit. And have to say that Callaway is the greatest club manufacturer ever. Not that they bought my vote. Well, actually they did, and I will give an honest opinion once I have the club and have tested it, but I did hit the Razr Fit 3 wood a few weeks ago and it was very hot. Also, for the past two weeks, my Callaway FT9 has been back in the bag. I loved the Titleist 909D3 but a couple of weeks ago I took the FT9 out on the course and was many yards longer. It is hard to say exactly howmuch longer because of being able to hit the down slope on several holes vs the upslope. But on the 11th hole, which is uphill all 486 yards. I have been right at the 200 yard marker with the FT9 and 230 out with the 909D3. This is mainly spin because the Titleist stop and the Callaway tends to continue to run even up hill. But on the Par 5 fifth the Callaway will catch the down slope and leave me 160 to 175 out. The Titleist hits and stops on top of the hill leaving 200 to 220 out. This is a huge difference.

 

I am looking forward to the Razr Fit.

 

Driver:      :ping-small:  G425MAX 10.5° -1° Flat on Project X HZRDUS Yellow Handcrafted 65g

Fairway:   :ping-small:  G410 3 wood LST & 5  Wood Flat on :ping-small: Alta CB 65R

                     :ping-small:  G425MAX  7 & 9  Flat on :ping-small: Alta CB 65R

Hybrid:     :ping-small:  G425MAX  6 H Flat on :ping-small: Alta CB 65R

Irons:     :ping-small:  i 500 7-P on True Temper Dynamic Gold

Wedges: :vokey-small: SM8 50°, 54° & 60° on True Temper Dynamic Gold Wedge

Putter:    :cameron-small: Studio Style Newport 1.5

Balls:      :titelist-small: Pro V1X :taylormade-small: TP5 

Shoes:     :footjoy-small:  

Range Finder: :918457628_PrecisionPro: Precision Pro  NX7 Pro

All grips are BestGrips Micro-Perforated

 

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Same shaft, different paint. All of the TP shafts are the exact same shafts as the aftermarket shafts because that's what the TP shafts are. They're usually a gram or two heavier due to paint but that's absolutely the only difference.

 

 

Yeh I was testing that Combination in the shop and was feeling that it's really awesome. I'm gna also pull the Px out of my Nike n get a sleeve put on it and try that out. I'm super excited

Taylormade RBZ2 TP 9.5 Fuel 60

Ping i20 3 wood Aldila Nv

Adams Dhy 18*

Mizuno Mp59 4-p KBS Tour S

Vokey 50* 55* 60*

Scotty Cameron Select Newport 1.5

Ball - Z star XV

Oakley Stand Bag

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Based on what you have listed I would say Cleveland Classic for my game. However I think there are others out there that may be better than what's on the list. Nike VRS and Bridgestone J40 would be two that I would add.

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....All that said, I'll likely be playing an R11s simply because it will allow me to swap shafts. Other OEMS: WAKE UP AND SELL YOUR TIPS AT RETAIL!

 

X2. I LIKE being able to tweak my R11 and try new shafts without fuss.

 

I cut 2" off a driver shaft to see if a "short" shaft would add a little accuracy. It felt funny until I swapped out the 1 gram weight with a 5 gram weight. Can't do that on a lot of driver heads.

 

BK

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In my bag, March 2021
:titelist-small: TS2 Driver Hzrdous Smoke Shaft (Stiff Flex)
:titelist-small: TS2 Hybrids  Mitsubishi Tensei Shaft (Stiff Flex)
:mizuno-small:  MP-59 5-PW; KBS Tour (Regular Flex)
 :callaway-small: PM Grind Wedges
:bettinardi-1:  Putter

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X2. I LIKE being able to tweak my R11 and try new shafts without fuss.

 

I cut 2" off a driver shaft to see if a "short" shaft would add a little accuracy. It felt funny until I swapped out the 1 gram weight with a 5 gram weight. Can't do that on a lot of driver heads.

 

BK

yes its awesome being able to play around with the weights and face angle and flight.

Taylormade RBZ2 TP 9.5 Fuel 60

Ping i20 3 wood Aldila Nv

Adams Dhy 18*

Mizuno Mp59 4-p KBS Tour S

Vokey 50* 55* 60*

Scotty Cameron Select Newport 1.5

Ball - Z star XV

Oakley Stand Bag

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Based on what you have listed I would say Cleveland Classic for my game. However I think there are others out there that may be better than what's on the list. Nike VRS and Bridgestone J40 would be two that I would add.

 

Yes I'm surprised no one else had mentioned the Nike VR_S. I think it's very forgiving and long. Now I must admit I haven't hit any of the others listed but I do have a Ping i20 on it's way, when it arrives I can compare it to my VR_S.

What I have in my bag

Driver: Nike VR_S 9.5* R Flex Fubuki K shaft

Fairway woods: Nike VR_S 3 & 5 woods R Flex Fubuki FW shafts

Hybrid: Nike VR_S #3 hybrid R Flex Fukuki HY

Irons: Nike VR_S 4-PW R Flex True Temper Dynalite 110 shafts

Wedges: Nike VR Pro Black Oxide 52* and 56*

Putter: ???? haven't decided

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I went back and deleted my vote and revoted for the Callaway Razr Fit. And have to say that Callaway is the greatest club manufacturer ever. Not that they bought my vote. Well, actually they did, and I will give an honest opinion once I have the club and have tested it, but I did hit the Razr Fit 3 wood a few weeks ago and it was very hot. Also, for the past two weeks, my Callaway FT9 has been back in the bag. I loved the Titleist 909D3 but a couple of weeks ago I took the FT9 out on the course and was many yards longer. It is hard to say exactly howmuch longer because of being able to hit the down slope on several holes vs the upslope. But on the 11th hole, which is uphill all 486 yards. I have been right at the 200 yard marker with the FT9 and 230 out with the 909D3. This is mainly spin because the Titleist stop and the Callaway tends to continue to run even up hill. But on the Par 5 fifth the Callaway will catch the down slope and leave me 160 to 175 out. The Titleist hits and stops on top of the hill leaving 200 to 220 out. This is a huge difference.

 

I am looking forward to the Razr Fit.

 

Agree with Rover, I hit the RAZR Fit driver myself, 10.5 R flex stock shaft, definitely not my specs, BUT I love the sound and feel coming off the driver, low spin, I can see why people are buying into this club, just a VERY good driver even if you don't adjust anything.

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