What if your driver suddenly cracked?

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MarkT

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See Dustin Johnson’s driver cracked just before teeing off at Liberty National and his back-up was elsewhere. So he had to use a stronger lofted 3-wood that he doesn’t usually carry..

What would you do if your driver suddenly went on the day of a big one? Do you keep one in the boot/locker? I would likely start off with my 5-wood and lose faith very quickly and then try and hammer/de-loft my hybrid
 

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I think if this happened a lot of ams would be better off.
An awful lot of golfers should not own a driver.
It causes them so much trouble.

Get a demo from the pro shop if I don’t take my own advice!:eek:
 

garyinderry

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I'd use my 3 wood.

We are currently not getting on that well. Only really use it on par 5 s 2nd shot and that isnt my favourite shot.

I've only broke par at my home course once and that day I only used the 3 wood all day. Didnt hit one driver. Had it on a string back then. Couple of years ago now. Plan to buy a new one for next season. Time to part ways.
 

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I’d knock some loft off my 3/4 wood and get it round with that.
Then I’d book a fitting for shiny new big dog.
 

G1z1

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I hit my 3 wood just as far as my driver but just less consistent, so would probably help my game lol. Keep saying im going to have a round with just the 3 wood.
 

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I think nearly everyone will have an alternate club off the tee for where the flight or landing area is narrow or there's a hazard etc in play if they were to use driver, so they switch to a.n. other club

Surely folks will just use that club if the driver broke
 

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Something similar happened to me years ago to my Ping G2 driver, there was a crack in the face.

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Fortunately, the nice guys at Ping gave me a G5 which is still going strong. If it happened again I've got a 3 wood which is 12 degrees so I'd just use that. Then I'd go on the hunt for a Ping G10 driver, spoil myself.
 

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I think if this happened a lot of ams would be better off.
An awful lot of golfers should not own a driver.
It causes them so much trouble.
I am not sure if this is true any more modern drivers are pretty forgiving things.
To the original question, I would go to my three wood, I used to use it a lot but with modern drivers I'm more reliable off the tee with a driver than a three.
 

HeftyHacker

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I think I'd probably have to rely on my driving iron or hybrid seeing as I've completely lost the ability to hit my 3w nowadays.

Having said that, I played with the below for a couple of months until my Epic Flash arrived and it didn't actually appear to affect performance too much (it still flew everywhere but the fairway). 20201204_115913.jpg
 

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I'd just use my mate's driver probably. Or if it was a comp and this wasn't allowed, I'd go back and try and cancel my comp entry. And if I can't get that back.. I just tee off with my next longest club which is the 5 wood. Would be annoying though. That said, my longest 5 wood shot is probably only 15 yards short of my average drive. But I just love hitting my driver so the round wouldn't be as fun.
 
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