My new driver experiment is finally put together, but I haven’t had any time to test it…
I forced myself to get along with my regular driver… I was struggling off the tee, and knew I needed to make an adjustment to improve my scoring, so I put the time in and built confidence with my driver… that’s a different story for a different question… but one of the results of me getting confident with my driver is I’ve found some places where it isn’t the right club at my home course… and I needed something else to get off the tee with.
I bought a 12 degree Adams Speedline head for $50 and tossed a shaft I like into it at 43 inches. I haven’t lead taped the head yet, but it is my next step. The goal for it is something I feel like I can get up high, and have it stop when it lands… I like the 460 cc head as I’ll take the forgiveness I can find, but the short shaft and heavy weight help me reign myself in, so I don’t swing out of my shoes.
Ideally, it will be a “position” club for me on a number of holes where my best strikes with a driver get me in trouble, and a good hit with this will put me in place to have a simple shot to the middle of the green.
Originally, I was going to buy a mini driver or a 2 wood, but they are few and far in between… I looked for the SLDR mini and couldn’t find a decent deal on one… The Original One is fine, but I didn’t love it… XHot 3 deeps are tough to find as well… In the short term, my little monster should be a good fit… ideally, in the long term, I’ll replace it with a 2 wood that can be hit off the turf.