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I am currently using a Wilson staff Dd6+ 10.5 loft offset driver which achieves about 220 yards with about 7 out of 10 fairly straight.I am looking to get more distance.I will go to AG and try some out but any thoughts would be appreciated:cool:
 
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Stevo,
don't wish to burst your bubble but changing drivers will not really affect the yardage you're getting despite what all the glossy adverts tell you. You need to learn how to generate more clubhead speed through a combination of strength training, experience and correct technique. The Dd+6 is a good driver, maybe get the shaft looked at for the right flex.
If you're off 20 and hitting it 220+ and hitting 7 out of 10 straight you're doing fine.
 

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The only way to max out your potential distance (without improvements in technique/lessons) is to get the optimum loft and shaft for your swing. You won't find this without the full C_F malarky. If you were to go and buy another driver without the readings, you may as well stand over a river, shelling out £10s off the bridge.
As a minimum, you need to know your club-head speed.....preferably your launch angle too. AG sold me a driver on the strength of my basic readings......did it gain me any distance?.....no, none at all, it was the same as my 10 yr old driver....I upgraded from 250cc to 460cc for the consistency. ....in that respect, it's great.

I expect you are chomping to go there.....if you do......please not not take anything under 11 degrees unless your club-head speed is well over 95 mph. They'll tell you they are looking for 14-15 degrees launch......actually 15-16 is probably better overall.
 

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Hi,I have just joined your forum(been reading you forums for a week or so, so i thought i would take the plunge)

As birdieman said you might want to check out your shaft, the reason i am saying this is that i bought a mx500 with exsar50 shaft, found i could hit it but was way to high a launch for me, so i changed the shaft to a graffaloy prolaunch blue 65r and found it went a lot lower and i gained about 20 yards.....so it might be worth looking at. hope this helps.
 

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Hi Steve.

For what it's worth my view is to save ur money and keep with what's working. I used trackman last week to check my current driver via Mizuno. Swing speed = 90 mph, total distance was 210-216. so 220 pretty good. As others have mentioned unless you can generate significant extra club speed you will not gain more distance. I also have doubts about some of the claims some forum users make of their distance. High 20+ h'caps reaching 260-280 or more is a little fishy for me. 220 seems a good distance especially as you seem fairly accurate.
Straight enough is long enough remember.

have fun.

John.
 

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so i changed the shaft to a graffaloy prolaunch blue 65r and found it went a lot lower and i gained about 20 yards.....so it might be worth looking at. hope this helps.

Dave quick, drop in the MD!!!
 

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Just a quick one, if I have to slow down my swing a lot to keep my driver shots straightish would you say I need a stiffer shaft or that slowing down swing speeds is usual?

I have a 12 degree Cobra F speed with reg shaft and am thinking of trading in for a 10.5 Reg Ping G10 as I want to rip it without causing a huge slice with happens when I try and knock the ball into next week.
 

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Nothing wrong with the club mate, I have the same without offset and am hitting it about 240-60

Im sure after your lesson you will hitting it further.

Did you get yours half price at online golf?
 

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Parmo, has it not occured to you that it is the 'ripping' of it that destroys any semblance of the correct swing path, leading to the slice, and not just blame the club?

I like your theory, but I don't think it will work.
 

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Parmo, You should always swing at the same speed(or there about) I have a problem with my new ft-5.

If i dont swing fast enough i do not get the launch angle and back spin i need to keep the ball airbourne.

When i was getting fitted my swing speed was 90mph roughly so i was fitted for a flex that suited that. (aldila reg shaft soft tip)

Now when i play with it if i slice it, i tend to try slow my swing down to keep it tidy and then the ball just falls out of the sky at about 150. So i have to speed my swing up to get the shaft working, and i end up slicing.

Is a vicious circle but basically it is my technique. The more back spin you create the less side spin there will be, so a more lofted club will help you slice it less(hope this makes sense, my brain is frazzled)

I suggest if you do slice it alot, sticking with your 12* is the way forward, de-lofting will only make your slice worse!

I suggest you concentrate on swinging at about 70-80% power all the time and getting a good swing built up. Then get custom fitted for a driver that will meet your swing requirements. This way it will eliminate alot of issues and when things do go wrong, a range session or lesson should get you back on track
 

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I have to agree with Murph on this one. It's more likely that it's the 'trying to lash the hell out of the ball' that's giving you all the grief, and not the 'incompatibility' of the shaft in your driver.

As an exercise try this. Hit 10 balls on the range with your current driver and try to belt the living daylights out of it. Then hit another 10 balls with a controlled swing and the look at the results. I'm willing to bet that the distance difference between the 2 sets of balls is barely noticeable. There's also a fair chance that the ones you hit with the controlled swing with be significantly straighter too.

I am however prepared to stand corrected on this theory ;)

DHM.
 

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DHM I will try this through the week. I have noticed if I rip it this causes a slice, if I hit just under the slow swing speed it causes a hook/draw and when just right I get a nice flight and better distance, guess its just learning to get the right speed and its not the shaft, I will stick with the Cobra and see how things go as if I remember correctly the 10.5 I used to have did slice a lot more. Thanks for the advice fellas much appricated.
 

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hows you short game..? if your off 20 and hitting it 220yrds and straight...then this suggests that you shortgame aint great. I would stick with your current driver and look at your short game...
 
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