Oversized kit - any good?

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I had an interesting chat with a pro this morning.
I was marvelling at the 460cc drivers, ... oh how things have come on. His opinion was that these are probably easier to use than an old fashioned 3 wood (getting the ball airborne), in other words, those of us who trained up on 3 woods and graduated to drivers missed on the chance to buy a big beast and go smash it!!!
I don't mind (or care), but the reality for me is that it's not finding the sweet spot that really matters, it's the quality of the swing? If quite poor players can catch it nicely (and I include myself!), are the woods not even more full of slicers than ever before?
If you have one....good for you, I hope you enjoy it! (in all sincerity) but is it worth me investing in one? I've seen a 2nd hand Callaway Fusion and am considering it.....anyone with any thoughts???

PS, I went round in 84 today.....14 over.....2 more of these and I'll be off 16 (probably)....don't know whether to celebrate or cry..... :D
 

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Hi Dave,

I have a new Titleist 907 D1 460cc driver and can highly commend these new pieces of kit. They're far easier to hit than the old 400cc drivers or smaller. Much more forgiving on off-centre hits.

Unfortunatley (?) they do go further...which means you have to be more accurate to hit the fairway. This is why the average handicap hasn't come down over the years in spite of most amateurs hitting it further.
 

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King Cobra F-Speed driver, This club is currently available at www.discountgolfstore.co.uk along with other golf retailers for just £99.

This is a great driver, I find it forgiving and a real joy to hit. I have driven 300yds with this club so at that price I think it is a steal.

Definately worth investing in a big-stick of this type I reckon.

I don't rate the square drivers incidentally. I found that I had to alter my swing to get a good hit. Also, if you like to work the ball then these aren't great.
 

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Yes, I saw a melon sized Titleist (#1 on the USPGA?) also today. Tasty.....

I still don't get the sweet spot lark though....if I hit it good, I hit it good, if I slash it wildly, it's in the trees......

My G.B.Bertha is much easier to hit than say my old mizuno T zoid, but I can't honestly say "oohh, I hit that one nice and straight, shame it didn't come out the middle" cause it will have done.....

Dave
 

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You're right, Dave. You definitely get less feedback with the big clubs because the sweetspot is so huge. But they are fun!

I've a Mizuno T-Zoid driver kicking about the house too (The Blue Rage?- aptly named). I bought it when I took the game up again about 5 years ago and my Pro laughed at it when I went for my first lesson with him. He said it was great as a practice club (beacuse it was so small it would concentrate the mind on getting good contact) but not for the course.
 

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MMMmmm, Cobra looks good too......

One thing that is a bit wierd though for an old schooler is all this "draw" settings and similar.

Since on day I slice it, the next hook it, then straight, then fade etc. I'd better get some consistency.

I worked hard on my in-to-out path at the range and hit 2 massive draws today (285 up the 9th), but I wouldn't want to be "tied in" just yet......

Lust-worthy though in every way! More shiny than the Mrs!!!

Dave
 

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Dave, that's miniscule! No need for the extra long tees for that one, that's for sure.

I see in the mag this month that some firm are advertising new custom made persimmon woods (with graphite shafts!!). Oh.....how I'm tempted to give one of those babies a hit, just for old times sake.
 

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Dave, that's miniscule!
Why, thank you.

These tees you discuss, are they like the range babies?

I was used to hitting my drivers of those blue "step" tees and was shocked at the white version (I think they go red, blue, yellow, white) I use for my 250cc G.B. Bertha

This all might explain the scaffolding I find on tees these days.

It's all such fun.........worst driver I had was a hippo thing (1992?), more of a siberian hamster these days.

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Oh, the wee blue pastic tees won't get anywhere near the middle of these new drivers. You'll be needing the extra long white ones, the wooden ones. I bought 2000 online lately! Bit of a miscalculation when I saw the size of the box they were delivered in. I'll never, ever get through them all. Am thinking of making a model of the Ark Royal out of them. Full scale model, mind.
 
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