mike12 wrote: »
The M2 was very forgiving so not sure that's the issue.
70g is heavy and would reduce swing speed and distance.
105mph would be bordering on xflex.
Are u also measuring drives from winter and post lockdown when the ground was hard with loads of run.
blue note wrote: »
Firstly, you need to not say gaming. I don't know how it started, but it's stupid. Stop it.
Secondly, you seem to be expecting a lot from changing driver. It has far more to do with how you hit it (regardless of what it is) than what it is. Having the right driver for you is more to do with tweaking, it'll yield noticeable, but modest improvements. I've been fitted and upgraded from a ten year old driver. My swing speed was slightly faster than yours and I was using a regular shaft. And I've noticed modest improvements with my new club. I notice much better improvements when I remember to concentrate while swinging.
Thirdly, I'd take garmin averages with a pinch of salt, especially with the driver. Mine currently says I average 259m with my driver. I certainly do not. I think it takes out the outliers (mi****s) which is good, but I'm not sure it takes out the biggest ones. Since the lockdown I've hit a decent percentage of drives around the 270/280m. These are not normal, they're downwind with plenty of run. With no wind, slope, average temp day if I had to carry something with my driver I wouldn't take on more than 220m, and even at that I'll probably wuss out of it and take an easier line.
MarcusP12 wrote: »
Thanks for the feedback! On your first point, yeah, sorry about the using of "gaming", didn't realize it was so divisive! I agree that "is in the bag" or something similar is better!
On your second point, i get what you're saying. Maybe i was reading too much into the hype of it. It has been more consistent however i put that down to tweaks in my set up as much as anything else.
On your third point, again, i get what you're saying and i agree, a pinch of salt is required. I'm not basing it solely on the averages, more so the occasional drive which i feel i couldn't have hit that much better and when i arrive at the ball and check the distance, i'd be a little underwhelmed with how far it would have gone without any mitigating factors like a head wind or soft ground, etc. Also, the fact that my max with it has been a good 10-20 yds less than my other two drivers i find a little odd given how well i feel i had been hitting it compared to them. If anything, i'm swinging a bit faster than i did with the M2 so can't quite put my finger on why i'm not seeing my absolute best drives with the F9 keeping up even with the G series....
It just got me thinking that maybe the set up is not right for my swing and if the shaft was a different spec, i might be getting and extra 10 yds or something...
eggy81 wrote: »
I use a ping g5 driver most of the time. Its a 9 degree. I can't hit any driver I've tried further on a consistent basis. Tried the M6 driver and while id very rarely hit a massive hook or slice which does happen occasionally with the g5 i just couldn't hit it anywhere. I'll stick with it another while.
MarcusP12 wrote: »
Sounds like you're in a similar boat.....surely the M6 with all its technology advancements relative to the G5 should be outperforming it, if all else we equal? Or maybe I'm a marketers dream in how i think when it comes to golf equipment!
RoadRunner wrote: »
I don't think you're far off the mark for how swing speed maps to distance. You should be able to google around and find tables of how swing speed maps to average distances.
From the info you have posted, I'd guess that you are a higher spin player. M2 lower spin than Ping G etc and bearing out in the distances you posted. You haven't mentioned spin anywhere. You could try a lower spin head - at a fitting or Pick up the original M2 which was very low spin and should be quite cheap now there's newer stuff out. Although if you are hitting fairways @260 with the current GAMER :pac: then doing nothing is also a good option.
Henry Ford III wrote: »
How good a player are you?
srfc d16 wrote: »
I think you have already answered your own question here and you should focus on your short game.
If you can reliably hit a green from 170 with an 8 iron distance off the tee probably isn't an issue to your scoring.
MarcusP12 wrote: »
Yeah no you are right on that alright but its not really what i set the thread up for really. If i asked how to be a better player then, improve short game all day long. But i was specifically looking for thoughts around the driver distance thing....its just a source of mild concern is all....
BTW, i never said i reliably hit the green from 170, just that I'd be disappointed I'd say maybe 2 out of 3 would be on the dance floor at a guess from inside that...
Ottoman_1000 wrote: »
I have to 2nd srfc here, driving and your long iron game does not seem to be your issue. At the end of the day golf is about improvement, there is no point tormenting yourself on why 1 driver is going it 260 yards and the other only 250 and when your GIR is 66% from 180 yards to boot. But you scratch holes from the edge of the green due to chipping and putting deficiencies...the reality is the most likely difference in your driver distance between each driver is down to slight variance in your swing, alignment/swing speed etc...