Has anyone tried any of the new drivers?

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When I get a spare half hour i'll try out the new Paradym...I picked one up in my local AG today and actually thought it looked quite nice....had a head shape that reminded me a bit of the old Titleist 975 JV-S....wasn't so keen on the shape of the Paradym X....a bit more bulbous and rounded.

At £600 its going to have to really perform to have a chance of being purchased.

I'm more likely to look at a 3 wood as my current Rogue LS doesnt offer me much over my Rogue (2020 model) 5 wood other than a more penetrating flight and roll out. The 5 wood doesnt necessarily go hugely further than my 20 degree hybrid but does have a much higher flight with drop and stop capability. If I could find a wood that flightwise was in between the current 3 and 5 wood with a bit more distance....maybe a 3HL then that could be an option to replace the 3 and 5 with one club....would then free up a space for a specialist club....quite fancy having a go with a Ping CHIPR.
 

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There's a couple I'd like to try, the new Ping, Titleist and the new Mizuno. Alas shaft choices seem to get fewer and fewer now. I remember Ping having a greatbselection of shafts not that long ago.
At a proper fitting there should be a large range of shafts available, far beyond the 4 or so off the shelf ones.
 

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There's a couple I'd like to try, the new Ping, Titleist and the new Mizuno. Alas shaft choices seem to get fewer and fewer now. I remember Ping having a greatbselection of shafts not that long ago.
If you go where they have Mizuno, they will have the Mizuno shaft Optimizer.. 3 swings with that and it will give you 3 shaft options.
 

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If you go where they have Mizuno, they will have the Mizuno shaft Optimizer.. 3 swings with that and it will give you 3 shaft options.
Doesn’t quite work the same with drivers as people want to adjust things such as flight, launch, spin. Also head combos play a big part.

Some may prefer the standard max/higher spinning head then choose a low spinning shaft and equally the low spin head the chose a shaft that creates more spin to get the numbers where they require. Then you also need to factor in loft options
 

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If you go where they have Mizuno, they will have the Mizuno shaft Optimizer.. 3 swings with that and it will give you 3 shaft options.
That's not my point, mizuno only offer a very limited number of shafts even if you go to a mizuno fitter.
 

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They offer 24 iron shafts as standard and 23 different Driver offerings by weight and design, according to their website?
In reality that's a dozen shaft types or models offered in different weights. I'm tempted to try a specialist fitters, but that would involve a 4 hour drive each way.
 

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I am tempted to head to Craigielaw for a fitting for the Titleist TSR driver. Not blown away by the latest offerings from Callaway, Ping or TM.
My Mavrik sub zero will be 3 years old soon so might change this year.
 

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I am tempted to head to Craigielaw for a fitting for the Titleist TSR driver. Not blown away by the latest offerings from Callaway, Ping or TM.
My Mavrik sub zero will be 3 years old soon so might change this year.
Have you tried or tested any / all of them already?

I would seriously consider the Ping if you’ve not ever tried it…by far the most popular at my club and the new one is supposed to be even better

So many times I’ve been ‘saved’ after a poor strike…and I’m not alone in that ?
 

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To be fair all the new drivers offer more forgiveness on off centre hits. To me it’s finding a driver you like the look of as much as anything.
 
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There's alot of 430 drivers and fairway woods going into professionals bags at the moment. Noticed a few non-Ping staff members putting them in (more the Fairway but still some drivers).

I'm becoming a bit of a Ping Fan boy tbh. They seem to only bring out new equipment when there's an improvement, unlike TM & Callaway.
 

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I'm becoming a bit of a Ping Fan boy tbh. They seem to only bring out new equipment when there's an improvement, unlike TM & Callaway.
I think they do bring out drivers whether there is an improvement or not, like the rest of them, just that they are on a two year cycle rather than annual.
 
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