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Adjustable drivers the real deal???

Discussion in 'Golf Equipment Talk' started by VtDivot, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. VtDivot

    VtDivot SLIGHTERED Supporting Member

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    So I finally got to hit the range today, and seeing as I only want to bring one driver down to FL with me next week, I took the i15 and 910 D3 out for a little test drive.

    Obviously it's been several months and the swing is not grooved, but from what I could tell the D3 is definitely more forgiving on mishits (which accounted for about 80% of my bucket was today) Since both the i15 and D3 have a black face it was easy to identify my miss - low on the heel. They prob both went fairly straight, slight cut, no real noticable difference in height or distance, although that was pretty hard to gauge.

    With about 1/3 of a large bucket left I decide to start playing with the 910 settings. I tried a few with no real notable difference (prob due to my rusty swing)... but when I went to A3 (up 1.5 degrees in both loft and lie) I started hammering the ball dead center of the clubface and hitting beautiful high draws. I prob hit about 20 balls in this setting. I loved it - I got quick a few times and hit some wild hooks, but I could tell I was hitting it pure because the feel was MUCH better.

    Overall I was shocked since I typically hit the ball so high, so I never really considered going up in loft. I had eliminated that upper left quadrant of the fitting chart.

    It's prob all in my head...
     
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    slickpitt Well-Known Member

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    I think they are! :)
     
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    VtDivot SLIGHTERED Supporting Member

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    What is your setting?
     
  4. Rockford35

    Rockford35 Shark skin shoes Staff Member Admin

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    Now that you've figured out what setting you are, and you're hammering it straight, how valuable is the adjustability?

    For a fitting, it's brilliant. Beyond that, I don't understand the value if you're properly fitted to what your specific swing needs.

    For the record, I rather enjoyed the 910D2 and D3. Both are extremely straight drivers, even in the lowest loft settings for an 8.5* head.

    R35
     
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    VtDivot SLIGHTERED Supporting Member

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    The adjustability is quite valuable IMO.

    Wet soggy fairways - jack up the loft
    Hard fast fairwars - bring it down

    Right now my swing sucks, but as the season progresses I might find that I want to get back to a fade setting like I am used to etc..
     
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    Can't you just tee your ball up higher or lower like golfers have for decades?

    R35
     
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    BStone PGA Class A Professional Supporting Member

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    I have mixed feelings on the adjustable drivers, I think they can be valuable to players who want a club that will adjust with their swing changes if they are working on them, but I personally prefer a fixed driver head, hence why I went with the VR Tour glued driver from last season rather than the VR Pro from this season.
     

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