Hook DeLoft Posted February 16 Share Posted February 16 I waste a lot of time on the internet reading and watching golf club reviews. My favorite reviews are the MGS best driver reviews comparing different models. It seems that the more distance potential a diver has, the less forgiving it is. Yes, yes, there are exceptions but I think that is true for most designs. MGS posted a video recently arguing that you should swing as fast as possible because being longer and in the rough is better than being short and in the fairway. My last 2 drivers have been very forgiving Ping models, but I am starting to think I should go for a less forgiving model that has higher ball speed when hit out of the sweet spot. Let's say my best shot with my Ping G425 Max goes 220 yards (I'm old) and I lose 10 yards on a bad strike, leaving me with a 210 yard drive. For the sake of argument, let's say there is a driver out there I could hit 230 yards with my best shot but loses 20 yards on a bad strike. The less forgiving driver and the more forgiving driver end up giving me the same yardage on bad strikes, but the occasional good strike with the less forgiving driver gets me 10 yards closer to the green than the occasional good strike with the more forgiving driver. Yes, all of this is speculation and dependent on having a driver that is well fit for me, but you get the idea. So, when choosing a driver, do you, fellow Spy, choose length or forgiveness? GolfSpy_APH, Micah T and GolfSpy SAM 3 Quote 14 of the following: Ping G430 Max Callaway Epic Max 3 wood Callaway Epic Max 5 wood Cobra F9 Speedback 7/8 wood set at 23.5 degrees Callaway Epic Max 11 wood PXG 0211ST 6-GW Cobra LTx 5-GW (never hit the 5) Hogan sand wedge 56 degree bent to 54 Maltby M Series+ 54 degree Ping Glide 3.0 Eye2 58 degree Ping Glide 3.0 60 degree Evnroll ER2 Ping Sigma 2 Anser Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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