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10.75 with a face that 2* closed at 44" length and D2.5 along with -1/64th grip has been proven to be my sweet spot. Down to 10 or up to 11 can be dealt with, it just alters the numbers a bit.

 

Of course having those numbers means I very precisely don't use them yet :lol:. In the mean time, the R11 seems to deputize well.

 

Getting the parts in to finally make it happen though.

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I play the R 11 set at 8.5 degrees on the R9 tip. Reason being, I try to keep the ball down a little, since I am a high ball hitter.

I play around with the settings from time to time, just to see if I can get a little better flight on the ball. I haven't been fitted for a driver and don't plan on it, I figure I hit the ball as well as guys half my age, and just as far, so I will take it.

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My TxxxL Superface 2.0 v2 LCG has a marked loft of 8.5 degrees, is actually 9.1 degrees (at most recent measure) and site 3.7 degrees open (again, at last measure). It's shafted currently with a ProjectX PXv 6.0 tipped 1/2" and at 44.5" playing length.

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"

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Based on these numbers, supposedly 80% of all amateurs play a driver whose loft is too low for them.

 

Yet, I'm sure if you asked most amateurs, they would tell you that the have the appropriate loft.

 

Hell, look at me, lol B)

 

 

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I don't know. Those are launch angles, not driver lofts. Two guys with the same ball speed could end up with very different lofts and kick points in the shafts to get into the optimum window for launch angle. That chart doesn't mention the loft it takes to get there.

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Do all of these numbers matter really? If I tee the ball low it will come off at a lower launch angle

Have less back spin. If I tee it hgh it will come off at a higher launch angle, and have more back spin.

So is the loft on the club the issue or something else. I understand why someone who slices or hooks a golf ball regularly would want more loft, but have they tried playing around with ball position, or teeing height.

Someone told me a long time ago that has stuck with me, back spin negates side spin. That's why is easier to play the 3 wood, and hybrids.

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I used to play 10.5 with regular off the rack shafts for a while, which gave me a ballooning flight.

Then I changed my shafts around to bring the backspin #s down. Still, I was hitting it a bit higher than

I wanted to. So I traded my 10.5 head to 9.5 head (RAZR FIT). Backspin #s linger around low 2000s (2100 - 2300)

and I love the low penetrating flight. I recently tried Ping I20 which I loved but in that driver, I would

get myself 10.5 loft. Tried all three lofts and (with Black Tie Stiff) 9.5 was a bit lower than my likings. Back spin #s are around 2200 - 2500 rpm and it was the most "gripping" impact that I've felt in a very long time. But I wasn't ready to change my driver since I am very very confident and comfortable with what I can do with my current driver. However, I was extremely impressed with PING driver's performance. I will definitely consider putting PING on my list for next shopping spree....... in 3-4 years.

 

I believe each driver gives off a bit different flight but for what I have (RAZR FIT, 44.75", 12g Toe, 2g hill, Square Setting, with

Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 6.1 Stiff), I am very satisfied with 9.5 loft.

Driver: Callaway RAZR FIT 9.5 with Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 6.1 Stiff

Wood: Titleist 910FD 13.5 with Aldila RIP Reg

Hybrids: Ping G10 15 with TFC stiff; Titleist 910H 24 with MR Ahina Stiff

Iron: Nike VR II Pro Combo 5-PW

Wedges: Ping G15 54 degree, Scratch 8620 56 degree, Cleveland Tour Action 900 60 degree low bounce

Putter: Odyssey ProType PT10

Ball: Bridgestone B330 or/and Titleist V1

Glove: Callaway Diablo

Shoes: Adidas Powerband 3.0

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I played today with a group of guys that I have not seen in a while so everyone was checking out the other guys sticks. When one guy saw that I had a 10.5 driver he sort of laughed, like he just found out he was more manly than I was, and he proudly displayed his 8.5* driver.

 

We get to our balls in the fairway on the first hole and he comments about how his 8.5* driver went a good 20 yards past my ball. I said yes it did, but I hit a 15.5* 3 wood. I out drove him all day because mine fits my swing, and his does not fit his swing.

 

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Hybrids     :mizuno-small:  CLK 22 & 25 (set to 20° & 23°) on Fujikura SPEEDER

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I played today with a group of guys that I have not seen in a while so everyone was checking out the other guys sticks. When one guy saw that I had a 10.5 driver he sort of laughed, like he just found out he was more manly than I was, and he proudly displayed his 8.5* driver.

 

We get to our balls in the fairway on the first hole and he comments about how his 8.5* driver went a good 20 yards past my ball. I said yes it did, but I hit a 15.5* 3 wood. I out drove him all day because mine fits my swing, and his does not fit his swing.

ROFLMAO!

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Titleist 913 D2 10.5* (set to 9.75* / Neutral) 46" Paderson KINETIXX Kevlar Green - R

Fairway Wood

Tom Wishon 949 MC 16.5* Fujikura Speeder 569-A

Hybrid  :cleveland-small: Hibore 22* Aldila VS Proto Blue

Irons  :ping-small: G series 5-P

Wedges :ping-small:Glide 54* SS / 60* TS - SCOR 53*

Putter     :nike-small: Nike Method 001 / P2 Reflex grip 35"

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Master Grip Tour C4

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I played today with a group of guys that I have not seen in a while so everyone was checking out the other guys sticks. When one guy saw that I had a 10.5 driver he sort of laughed, like he just found out he was more manly than I was, and he proudly displayed his 8.5* driver.

 

We get to our balls in the fairway on the first hole and he comments about how his 8.5* driver went a good 20 yards past my ball. I said yes it did, but I hit a 15.5* 3 wood. I out drove him all day because mine fits my swing, and his does not fit his swing.

 

 

ROFLMAO!

 

+1 That's great!!

In the bag:
Driver: :taylormade-small: M5 Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
Fairway: Sub 70 939X 15° Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
Hybrid: :755178188_TourEdge: CBX 119 19° hybrid Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
Irons: :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged 4-GW Project X Catalyst 80 6.0
Wedge: :cleveland-small: Smartsole S
Putter :yes-small: Tracy
Bag: 
:Ogio: Alpha Convoy 514
Balls::Snell: MTB-X or Black

Cart: :CaddyTek: CaddyLite ONE Ver. 8


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If I tee the ball low it will come off at a lower launch angle

Have less back spin. If I tee it hgh it will come off at a higher launch angle, and have more back spin.

Launch angle is correct on these but I think you have the amount of spin reversed.

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Basically I just don't pay attention to the numbers. I am not saying I don't pay attention to what shaft or loft I have. What i am trying to say is that if you play a 10.5 loft and you feel like you are not getting the height you are looking for, try teeing the ball up a little higher, you don't have to change your entire setup to change your launch angle.

 

Think of it like baseball, if you hit the bottom half of the ball, you will create more back spin, a higher launch angle and higher ball flight. If you hit the middle or top of the ball, you will create less back spin, a lower launch angle, and a lower more penetrating ball flight, I think what we all are looking for is the balance of both. You need a back spin, but you don't want it to balloon, you want to launch it lower for the penetrating ball flight. Just like a home run hitter we need the balance of both, a home run hitter must have back spin on the ball or it won't go out, but too much back spin will balloon the ball, and it becomes a lazy pop fly. It is the same in

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Based on these numbers, supposedly 80% of all amateurs play a driver whose loft is too low for them.Yet, I'm sure if you asked most amateurs, they would tell you that the have the appropriate loft.Hell, look at me, lol B) Fairways & Greens 4ever :mizuno-small:

These are launch angles not driver lofts. The loft on the face measure at physical center will be different then 1" high or center (more loft) or 1" low of center (less loft). The face has roll to it and the amount of roll changes depending on the model / manufacture.

 

 

I don't know. Those are launch angles, not driver lofts. Two guys with the same ball speed could end up with very different lofts and kick points in the shafts to get into the optimum window for launch angle. That chart doesn't mention the loft it takes to get there.

Bingo, well said.

 

 

Do all of these numbers matter really?

Yes they actually matter a lot, someone in the 170 ball speed range at over 3000rpm of spin will balloon the ball causing them a lot of total distance. If someone with a 150 ball speed has too little spin it will knuckle ball out of the sky robbing distance.

 

If I tee the ball low it will come off at a lower launch angle Have less back spin. If I tee it hgh it will come off at a higher launch angle, and have more back spin. So is the loft on the club the issue or something else.

It goes into the vertical gear effect on a ball. Anything struck lower the then true sweet spot lunches lower with MORE spin. Anything above the true sweet spot will launch higher with LESS spin. If you are going to miss hit a shot you are probably better off being higher on the face then the true sweet spot then lower for drivers.

 

 

I understand why someone who slices or hooks a golf ball regularly would want more loft, but have they tried playing around with ball position, or teeing height. Someone told me a long time ago that has stuck with me, back spin negates side spin. That's why is easier to play the 3 wood, and hybrids.

Whomever told you "backspin negates spidespin" doesn't understand the physics of a golf ball. It's absolutely incorrect, there is only ONE spin on a golf ball and that is backspin. A ball curves when the spin axis is tilted left or right. Only LM list sidespin as a way to relay the spin axis tilt to the machine.

 

Someone that slices or hooks the ball probably doesn't want more loft given that naturally more loft on the same swing speed creates more spin. I play PW, GW, SW, LW all to the same length so the swing speed should be pretty close on every club full but I get different carry and spin rates due to loft.

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Currently playing a 9.5 RBZ with Aldila Rip'd NV. Arrived at this combo through a bunch of trial and error. Not sure what the head's actual loft is but it works for my swing. I used to have(and regret selling) a Callaway Big Bertha "The Deuce" which was a solid off the tee even if it did give up a few yards but as my swing speed crept up it started to balloon on me.

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Driver: Taylormade Rocketballz 9.5* Aldila Rip'd NV Stiff
Fairway: Tour Edge CB4 15* Rip Gamma Stiff
Hybrid: Adams Idea Pro A12 18* KBS Tour X
Irons: Mizuno MP-53 3-PW DG X100
Wedges: Mizuno MP R-12 52* & 56* DG Spinner
Putter: Taylormade Ghost Spider Si 38"

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Whomever told you "backspin negates spidespin" doesn't understand the physics of a golf ball. It's absolutely incorrect, there is only ONE spin on a golf ball and that is backspin. A ball curves when the spin axis is tilted left or right. Only LM list sidespin as a way to relay the spin axis tilt to it.

 

I believe I heard that on the Golf Channel, it was on playing lessons with the pros a few years back. I would think that a touring pro would know a little bit about the stuff. Referring to the "back spin negates spin."

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I've been fitted for 9.5, 10.5, 11.5 and 12.5 degree drivers.

 

I currently game both a 9.5 and a 12.5 degree driver depending upon the day and the track.

 

I was custom fit for both of these drivers, and I hit them both within about 5 to 10 yards of each other.

 

I game the one I'm most comfortable with that day (or I'll carry both and game the one I'm most comfortable with on the specific hole)

 

One has a shorter shaft and I feel like I have more control and can more likely put that one in play more consistently and if the track or hole is tighter.

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I played the first round of the year, today. I had my 913 set at 10* and used the RIP Phenom shaft. I averaged around 255 yds. I kept 11 of 12 driving holes in the fairway.

 

Next time out I'm going to set it for 9.25 *. I also have the original RIP 60 shaft, which I love. I will try that in the next few rounds to see if I like the Phenom over it. So far, I'm really liking the Phenom.

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