Fair warning to those of you who are ‘anti’ modern-gear, you probably want to stop reading … right about… now.
Okay, so here’s what I did for gear. We’ll how long it lasts, and if I can actually get any distance out of it…
I literally got this new product for half of retail cost, or else I wouldn’t have/couldn’t have bought it.
Titleist D2 909 driver:
I settled on this because the Titleist is one of the very few that still make 45" shafts (most are now 46-47"). Also the head is full titanium, I did not want a composite crown (like 90% of modern drivers) further lightening the head.
The shaft is a Voodoo ‘made for Titleist’ so there I guess you could say I spun the wheel on that, but what I liked about it is it was a good weight coming in at 72 grams which was one of the heaviest choices at the ‘stiff’ flex level. So many modern driver shafts are coming in at 55ish grams… I got off that train a long time ago, went with a slightly heavier shaft (67? grams) and now this a little heavier even.
Before I started Lag’s program over a year ago, I was extremely steep… and this caused me to have very high ball flight. Within months I became a very low ball hitter, and therefore I put my ego aside and got an 11.5* driver. Believe it or not it works for me, I probably hit it an 11* at close to optimal launch.
Titleist 909 Fairway Woods:
Again, I got these at such a good price that I didn’t want to pass up on the opportunity to match shafts, so I got the stiff Voodoo (Aldila) shafts again for weight, and torque matching with the driver.
I went with a 3 and 5 wood, at 15* and 18* respectively. Again, one thing that changed with me is before Lag, I used a hybrid, within months I stopped hitting it well… and then found that most of the hybrids I tried were hook machines for me with closed faces. SO I found to hit them half correctly I had to open the face so much for that one club… I stopped using it. For 2010 I’m going to try a 5 wood, rather than a strong hybrid.
So after a fair amount of testing, that’s what I ended up with. I know the mass produced shafts are a total shot in the dark, but what can you do? The good news I went to heavier clubs in my woods/driver, and I hopefully will not sacrifice distance.