Jump to content
  • GUESTS

    If you want access to members only forums on HSO, you will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member. 😀

  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
bigreddog

Recommendations for new driver

Recommended Posts

I am looking to get a new driver this spring. My old Cleveland Launcher 460 is still in good shape, but I would like a little newer technology. If you guys would be so kind as to give me a little input on some drivers (feel, foregiveness, etc.) I would greatly appreciate it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

be patient! with new ones coming out from many of the manufactures, i would start looking , and then ask to hit them when it starts to warm up.( i still don't have much faith in the computer ranges for testing out drivers, just not the same as hitting outside!) many of the shops are just starting to get in thier new inventory in . i would strongly advise to wait til many places have thier demo days! a great opportunity to hit many different clubs,and shafts. the you can not only check out how a club appeals to your eye, how it feels, plus how you hit it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the advice delmuts, I probably will have to do this.

I also hate indoor ranges. I normally hit the ball around 280 to 300 but when I went to an indoor computerized range this summer and hit the same driver, it said I was hitting it around 330 to 350. It would be great if I could get that kind of distance grin.gif. It also does not give you a great feel for if you have a slight draw or fade.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When I bought a new driver last year, I tried the simulators with the name brand and then went online and ordered a "knock off" of the same. I saved about $400 and it was an upgrade from where I was at and the way I play I can't say the name brand would have done me better. Just a thought.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

J there is nothing wrong with going to a generic club. many times it does allow a person to upgrade for a lot less money! is there really a difference? for many people , no! some of the better players will see a little improvement in performance , and work ability. some times,( all right! much of the time! grin.gif)we go with name brands for a couple of reasons. some is kind of a ego thing, and we feel that with a "better" brand/club) we will be a better player. many of the knock offs are also a cast head. some of us get a forged one that allows one to have it tweeked to your swing.i like to play name brands, but save money by waiting til the company has come out with a new model, and the one i want,although a current model, has had the price reduced alot. as with many of our toys; it boils down to what you want, and what are you willing to spend.del

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The biggest names in drivers right now are Taylor Made and Cobra. I have a Cobra 400 sz and a Cobra 454 comp and I actually enjoy driving the ball now. The closed face clubs have helped those of us with a slice.

As far as buying I have one suggestion because that is where I've bought all my clubs. hsolist!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would definitely agree on hsolist!! My whole set (save my putter) came from hsolist. Great savings and great clubs to boot. Waiting until the new version comes out is a great idea. I think clubs are getting to the point that not much more can be gained in terms of performance. Clubs are reaching the maximums in all areas. Going with a late model driver will save you lots of money, but yet get really good equipment. My Irons are quite old as compared (Titleist DCI 962) and I hit them better than I hit my 2003 fat shafts.

Outside of that, My father had the opportunity to hit some of those square shaped drivers...said he never hit the ball straighter before. Distance-wise, he didn't feel like there was any difference...but they were straight (I think he hit the Nike club)

Steve

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

SHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

I gotta have something to do when there are so many cautions thrown in a race..

Steve

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quote:

The closed face clubs have helped those of us with a slice.

As far as buying I have one suggestion because that is where I've bought all my clubs.
hsolist
!


After my slicing rounds the past week I found myself the new winner of a Taylor Made R7 425 for a hundred bucks, yep found it on hsolist.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Remember, he liked the neighbors food after he tried it. 😋
    • I fished most of the lake in scout mode today.  Found walleyes early on midlake humps and bars in 18-24 fow.  Got a couple to go on jigging raps but then they shut off.  Spent the rest of the day trying to pin down a panfish pattern.  Found good numbers of sunfish in shallow cabbage beds(6-9 fow).  None were huge but good numbers of 8-8 1/2" gills.  A few crappies are mixed in with them and some are suspending off the break.  There are also good numbers of sunfish in or just outside the reeds.   Most of the sunfish ran smaller though although there were some keepers there too.  Pike and bass I did not target but saw others do so successfully.   Plenty of bass in the reeds and spinnerbaits seemed to be what most were using.   Troll over the weeds and you will be rewarded with pike.
    • I got primary on the Crow-Hassen with a rank of #21. New experience for me as well, with MBRB, been a member for a few years just could never get a hunt.   DanBo - That was one I had on my list as I have a buddy that lives just a few blocks up from there.
    • try them before you knock them....
    • we've only  used the adapter so far at the campsites, as I've only seen the standard plug in's at the boxes; and only running some lights and AC at the most at one time, no fridge to run
    • That is crazy nice Hoey.  😎   But for $3,400 I'll just keep my dirt flakes on the floor and may be pick up another used sled or wheeler! 😋
    • Yes, its a 110v motor. I would've preferred 12v also but not a big deal since all my 110v outlets can be fed from an inverter so they are powered whether the generator is running or not. I think what you mentioned with the single shaft between them will be the ticket. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
    • When I was a kid, we came across a small flock of pigeons along a railroad track while grouse hunting. Shot three and my mom put them in a crockpot with other ingredients and, although I prefer grouse, they weren’t bad. 
    • You should get the 30 amp power cord if you don't have one already. You can use the 30 amp power cord adapter(30 amp female to 15 amp male) for home use. Otherwise when at the campground plug the 30 amp power cord into the 30 amp receptacle.  Now your set for any situation.     Your 20 amp receptacle is protecting the wire from receptacle to breaker panel. Besides running the AC, your running a refrigerator, 110v receptacles, and convertor.  A 16 gauge extension cord is no good.  
×