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    Question Reverting back to an old driver! it did work well once.

    Had a bad day with the big dog Sunday after a few weeks hitting it nicely, my old Titty 909 D3 8.5 worked lovely on the range today, I know the range isn't the course and with no single medal for a week. It can't hurt leaving the R15 in the garage for a weekend can it??

    I've cranked down the R15 from 10.5 to the lowest setting but it still flies really high, not sure it's best with heavy winds last few weeks.

    good or bad idea going back? is the R15 the best tool for the job anyway?

    something else to worry about come the first tee Sunday :-)
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    Re: Reverting back to an old driver! it did work well once.

    I'm a fan of TaylorMade drivers personally. The R15 I borrowed off a mate earlier this year was a great club, only reason I didn't buy it off him was the shaft was a bit heavy. Ended up buying the R11-S I have now, which is definitely the best driver I've owned.

    The caveat though is that I go for high-lofted drivers whereas it sounds like you're the opposite.
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    Re: Reverting back to an old driver! it did work well once.

    Yeah never had an issue getting it up in the air, infact my issue is keeping it down :-( thus not great in the wind and then struggle for distance and control. end up playing punch cuts with the driver.

    Guess just try it and see again.
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    Re: Reverting back to an old driver! it did work well once.

    Stuck my old 'XCG3' 3-wood back in the bag for the 'mid week medal' this evening as I've been having issues with my 'XR' for the last few rounds (keep bottoming it out for some strange reason) the 'XCG' performed faultlessly apart from one 'duffer' outta the rough on the 11th...

    After this evenings performance off the tee's I'm seriously considering giving it a permanent spot in the bag and if I'm honest I'm struggling to find a reason as to why I ever replaced it...
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    Re: Reverting back to an old driver! it did work well once.

    Going back to an old driver is like shacking up with an ex bird, it's wrong but it feels sooooooo right

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    Re: Reverting back to an old driver! it did work well once.

    Maybe for a week 😱
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    Re: Reverting back to an old driver! it did work well once.

    Only have two drivers (these days) and so tend to stick to the Ping G in the bag. My old Ping G25 has a slight dent in the head (can't see it at address) but feels wrong and damaged and I don't trust it anymore. I do think it was one of the best drivers I've had and now you've sown a seed I might have to try it again just to see

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    Re: Reverting back to an old driver! it did work well once.

    Hitting it long again and with penetrative flight 🎯 R15 is going 2009 driver works.

    8.5 v 10.5 cranked down, TM got it wrong for me on ball flight.
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    Re: Reverting back to an old driver! it did work well once.

    I've just gone back to my old Taylormade R7. Been driving it great since I made the change back

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    Re: Reverting back to an old driver! it did work well once.

    Quote Originally Posted by HomerJSimpson View Post
    Only have two drivers (these days) and so tend to stick to the Ping G in the bag. My old Ping G25 has a slight dent in the head (can't see it at address) but feels wrong and damaged and I don't trust it anymore. I do think it was one of the best drivers I've had and now you've sown a seed I might have to try it again just to see
    Got a roll up game tomorrow and going to ignore this totally and try the G25. The G has let me down badly this weekend and so trying anything at the moment

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