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$350 driver for $130, sacrifices on custom options but not quality
on July 13, 2013
A driver this well designed should really cost $350 (and most of them do). More control, more consistency, more distance off the tee after just a few weeks playing with it. The extra money you'd spend on a Callaway or even another Taylor-made model is to customize it to your swing (adjust the club face, etc.). This one comes as you buy it, but unless you're a near-expert player I don't think those small adjustments make such a huge difference. This is a perfect club for an intermediate, developing golfer who is getting serious about investing in his or her equipment.
I got this one for the shaft length (if you look at the specs on Taylor-made's website you'll see it is just slightly longer than your average driver). I was a little stiff in my backswing keeping my knees bent, it is much more comfortable now and the benefits to a more natural swing are evident. Also, the club head is incredibly light, so it takes a bucket or two to adjust to the balance, but once you get a feel for it the sensation of connecting with the ball with a club head this light is sublime.
Most of the negative reviews I have read are from people who didn't understand what they were buying, if you look carefully you'll see that the fault is never with the club, just with the expectations of people who don't do their research. You should always try out something like this on the course before you spend money on it, in my opinion. That being said, if you look at the specs and know that this is the right size/weight/grip/loft you will NOT regret your purchase! It really is a great deal, Taylor-made is giving you their best technology at an entry-level price.