Yesterday, I fit a gentlemen that was in the market for a new driver. He told me at the beginning of the fitting he would only be willing to purchase a brand new driver if there were significant advantages, so I knew he had high expectations.
His current driver was a PING G LST with a Graphite Design Tour AD DI-7 S. He was fit from another company, but he said that he was fit for accuracy. The PING G LST was designed to reduce spin, which in the end helps people hit it straighter. As for the shaft, many people associate this shaft with players like Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth, but honestly I think it is just too whipy and soft for fast tempo players.
The customer had a club head speed averaging 100 mph, but he had a fast transition from the top of the swing to the bottom. Needless to say, there was a lot extra movement in his swing. He was able to crush it about 252 yards tops, but he was still hitting it out the middle of the face every time (he was a great ball striker). I have found that many players with a lot of movement like the feel of a heavier shaft because it makes things feel more stable. I was hesitant to put him in a 70 gram shaft, because I did not want him to loose swing speed.
The next set up we tried was the TaylorMade M2 with the Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage 60 gram. I wanted to see how he would react to this shaft because it is still on the lighter side, but it feels stiffer than the Tour AD. I chose the TaylorMade 2017 M2 because we wanted a low spinner driver, but this driver was slightly hotter than the PING G LST. He was hitting this setup about 263 yards on average, while still maintaining his accuracy, but I felt like we could do better.
I knew that he was hitting it out the center of the club face every time, so I knew looking for forgiveness was not a top priority. The only driver that is hotter than any of the TaylorMade M Drivers are the Callaway Epic Drivers. The Callaway Epic Drivers are hot off the face because the Jailbreak Technology helps energy transfer more efficiently to the ball. I chose the Epic Sub Zero over the Standard Epic because it is the lower spinning head. I put the Aldila Rogue MAX Low Launch 70 gram to see if he wanted to go heavier. The high launch head complimented the low launch shaft. He hit this setup 270 yards!!!
The takeaway from all this is that the Callaway Epic Sub Zero benefits players that hit it out the center of the face more often than not. In my opinion, this driver is not suited for the most forgiveness but rather more distance. Come by to give it a hit!
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