How far does your driver head fly? Does cart path help?

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How far does your driver head fly? Does cart path help?

Post by gpickin » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:00 pm

My brother had his driver head fly 60 yards as it bounced and skidded down the cart path.
The ball somehow still went 180-200 yards, down the fairway.

I've never seen an adapter sheer off, in the club... but there is always a first time.

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Post by srogers13 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:25 pm

Had a new 3 hybrid do that and the head went about thirty yards, and not sure how far the ball would have gone, but it did not clear the thick grass that was low and left. The company replaced everything free of charge.
I will stand in the fairway, I want to be out of your range.

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Post by gpickin » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:48 pm

Krank is replacing the head and the adapter.
It looks bad for a long drive company to have someone snap the metal adapter :P

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Post by srogers13 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:29 pm

gpickin wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:48 pm
Krank is replacing the head and the adapter.
It looks bad for a long drive company to have someone snap the metal adapter :P
I am sure your brother is claiming he is stronger and faster than the long drive guys. :up :lolz
I will stand in the fairway, I want to be out of your range.

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Post by jasonfish11 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:37 pm

My friend in TN did this two 2 taylormade irons. The 2nd time TM didn't have any replacements in stock (old model) so they sent him a full set of newer irons.

Then 2 rounds ago some other guy did it with a TM iron.
Keep it short stupid.

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Post by gpickin » Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:11 am

My brother got a free upgrade too... to this year's model from last years, because they dont have any 6 degrees in last years stock.
He plays the USGA conforming, so its not quite as strong as the long drive stuff, but he does swing 130mph... just sucks he has no driver while he waits for shipping.

I guess he'll have to play an M2 instead.

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Post by gpickin » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:07 am

My brother killed his 3 wood today too... that means the strongest club in his bag is a 2 iron... not sure I'm going to let him borrow my clubs anymore.

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Taylormade might warranty it, even though he got it from Ebay, thought that was pretty cool.

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Post by DougE » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:59 am

Pics didn't come in. Try again.
Is your brother's swing real violent? (Just curious I guess.)

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Post by jasonfish11 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:08 am

DougE wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:59 am
Pics didn't come in. Try again.
Is your brother's swing real violent? (Just curious I guess.)
I think it has something to do with the way TM bonds the hosel or adapter. I've only seen this happen to TM clubs, and typically only for people with faster swing speeds, my friend in TN who did it twice frequently clocked out over 120mph club head speed with driver.

I've never seen another manufacturers club break below the top of the hosel and I've heard of it 5 times with TM clubs.

Both of my friends irons that did it were rusted like they did something to the steel shaft allowing it to rust if water got into the hosel and couldn't get out. I didn't inspect the club head for the guy I was playing with a few rounds ago, and I'm assuming that wouldn't be the case for the graphite shafts.
Keep it short stupid.

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Post by gpickin » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:21 pm

Here they are, sorry about that.

Other driver angle
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Driver different angle
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3 wood face crushed
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3 wood different angle
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3 wood face crushed
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Post by jasonfish11 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:52 am

I've never seen a face smashed in.
Keep it short stupid.

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Post by DougE » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:01 am

I've seen many faces caved in over the years. Unfortunately, it wasn't due to MY swing power. No, most were from the same young kid at my old club, Matt. He was 18-19 when I moved, but I had been watching and playing with him since before he could drive. I'm sure I have mentioned him in the past. The club pro didn't believe him one day in the pro shop when we were all standing around talking, when Matt said his driver swing speed was 125-130 mph. So, this kid had to prove it to the pro, who brought out his launch monitor to the range. The pro was shocked. Next thing you know, the pro became his new coach! FWIW, Matt caved in at least 3 or 4 drivers and at least one 3W.....all TM. I have seen others caved in as well. I can't remember all the brands, but at least one was also a TM.

Never seen a Titleist driver face caved in. Maybe we Titleist players are weak. I know I am.

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Post by gpickin » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:14 pm

Taylormade does seem to have it happen more often... apparently.
I have cracked the top of a driver before... but never seen the face like that

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Post by gpickin » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:17 pm

Here is a video of my brother hitting a drive


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Post by DougE » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:56 am

Big boy. Jon Daly-like.

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Post by gpickin » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:35 am

6'8 and 450
I'm not a lil guy at 6'5 and 350

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Post by DougE » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:36 am

Holy shit!

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Post by gpickin » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:13 pm

Since the 3 wood was released more than 2 years ago, we'd need a receipt to show it was purchased new within the 2 year warranty, so no replacement on that 3 wood.

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