Need a New Driver

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  1. cycopath25

    cycopath25 Well-Known Member

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    I golfed in a tournament yesterday and the head of my driver broke off on the 3rd hole. I didn't get mad and slam it our anything.

    I am looking for a new driver and seriously looking at the TaylorMade R9. Any thoughts or suggestions?
     
  2. ZJohnson

    ZJohnson Well-Known Member

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    Good driver at a good price. If you live in the DSM area Golf Galaxy has a 30-day play guarantee right now on TaylorMade and Callaway clubs over 199.99.
     
  3. Sevey

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    I play the TaylorMade Burner and love it. You can get a Burner for about $200. The R9 will probably cost you $3-400, but don't think you can go wrong either way.
     
  4. erikbj

    erikbj Well-Known Member

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    I got a R9 this year and 1/2 through the season I switched back to my old Titleist. I would recommend the Titlesist 909........they should be going on cleareance soon, because the new Titleist driver comes out this fall/winter.
     
  5. cycopath25

    cycopath25 Well-Known Member

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    I don't live in DSM and no where near a good golf shop.
     
  6. tazclone

    tazclone Well-Known Member

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    What kind of drive was it that broke? If you liked it send it into the manufacturer. There is a good chance they will fix it or replace it
     
  7. ZJohnson

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    Where do you live? And you can get it online too. I suspect you are talking about last year's model of R9?
     
  8. cycopath25

    cycopath25 Well-Known Member

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    Just won this on Ebay for $159.50 including shipping.
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  9. cycopath25

    cycopath25 Well-Known Member

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    I wanted a R9 SuperTri but they were pretty pricey.
     
  10. Cydkar

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    i just got a used R7 limited off ebay for $75.00. I churn out a new used driver every year. I'm looking for another for under $100 to compare and keep one.

    I know a guy with an R9 and he bombs it.
     
  11. cdekovic

    cdekovic Well-Known Member

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    Ping K15...longer, straighter
     
  12. brianhos

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    I just got an r9 super tri the other day. Have not played a round with it yet, but I cannot wait to. Best part about it, total cost was $0. I love vendor swag!
     
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  14. cycopath25

    cycopath25 Well-Known Member

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    I hate you right now. :wink:
     
  15. cycopath25

    cycopath25 Well-Known Member

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    Last Driver was an Oryx. Not expensive by any means, but I could hit it very well.
     
  16. ZJohnson

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    Guys be really, really weary of fakes on the net. If they say they are new and are a lower price than all of the big shops then there is a big chance they are fake. TaylorMade and all other big companies set their prices and only supply certain retailers.
     
  17. cycopath25

    cycopath25 Well-Known Member

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    This also has me looking to replace my 3 wood. I hate my current one and haven't hit it in over 2 years.
     
  18. brianhos

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    I don't even have a three wood... no woods other than a driver. I gotta get a three or a 5, or both.
     
  19. IcSyU

    IcSyU Well-Known Member

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    Truth. A vast majority of the "high" quality clubs sold on the net are fakes.
     
  20. Gordyo5

    Gordyo5 Well-Known Member

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    Can't go wrong with Taylormade. Either the Burner or the r9. I would say that the Burner is more forgiving but you can't quite do as much with the ball as you can with the r9. Just depends on how your game is, if you are an average and a golfer who is still improving the Burner is the way to go until you are getting to the point in your game where you are trying to shape your shots. Both are great drivers though.
     

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