Buying A New Golf Driver? Should I Buy New Or Second Hand?

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Try Thinking For a change
Try Thinking For a change - 2 years ago
Play whatever you like, If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Forget all the latest and greatest crap. Just another way to spend money. Use it for green fees and enjoy.
Ben Harris
Ben Harris - 2 years ago
I still use the Taylormade r7 driver and can hit it 300 yards if I crush it.
Peter Finch Golf
Peter Finch Golf - 2 years ago
Awesome stuff!!
Dustin
Dustin - 2 years ago
I just picked up a Cobra F7 driver and a Cobra baffler hybrid both look like new for $125. I did have a coupon that gave me 25% off so that helped a lot. It's hard for me to spend $300 plus for a drive so I've been doing the used clubs thing for a while.
TallahassZ Remington
TallahassZ Remington - 2 years ago
Odyssey 2 Ball, R7 along with Firesole irons. I think I might need to upgrade.
MrShanghai34
MrShanghai34 - 3 years ago
www.globalgolf.com got an M2 Driver for $135 and an M2 3 wood for $79. They are from 2016. I'm practically up to date as far as woods go. Just got some Nickent clubs at my local TeeTime shop and I love them too. $20 bux.
Chris McMillen
Chris McMillen - 3 years ago
Great#@
The CV Shop
The CV Shop - 3 years ago
Loving your videos Pete, you've a great personality bro (or 'bra', lets all be friends) :)
Nihilyst
Nihilyst - 3 years ago
You could still get fit and wait a year until the clubs go on discount (or right before the next year model comes out) and buy them new or used for considerably less. The least played major brands don't hold their value nearly as well as say a Titleist or Taylormade driver, and honestly perform pretty much the same.
Chris .Y
Chris .Y - 3 years ago
i take lessons w a pro who has flightscope ... he noticed my spin rates are high...we made changes to my swing and now I am a better ball striker.

I dont think i would've gotten that knowledge by just buying a launch monitor. We all have tools in our professions that help us do our jobs.Same w Gold Pros!

The lessons are cheaper and I use the savings play more golf!

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Stewart Halliwell
Stewart Halliwell - 4 years ago
You make a lot of sense but its a little harder to find when you are l/handed but not impossible have you any contacts for training in the french speaking part of Belgium?
Jacob Alexander
Jacob Alexander - 4 years ago
I was wondering what the advantages of a bladed iron are over a cavity back iron for a low handicapper #TechTuesday
JDLEGEND2006 HD
JDLEGEND2006 HD - 3 years ago
Jacob Alexander Probably if you can generate spin they will stop quicker and go further
streamleazefishhouse
streamleazefishhouse - 4 years ago
My driver was £25 from amazon and I have hit it over 300yards (but average 250-270yards on good strikes). I compared it to G30 at a golf shot and did notice a difference but not in distance more in consistency of hits.
Bernard Payne
Bernard Payne - 4 years ago
For old vs new, check out Tom Wishon's video "The state of modern driver head design". A very knowledgable chap.
Captain Ron
Captain Ron - 4 years ago
Finding a good launch monitor is much easier (and cheaper) than finding a good golf coach. There's many of the former and much fewer of the latter!

Love your videos!
Golf L
Golf L - 4 years ago
Can You Review wilson staff clubs
BoracicLint
BoracicLint - 4 years ago
Is the fashion of shifting weight around in Drivers wasted on the average mid to high handicap golfer? Wouldnt it be better simply to have a driver where the weight is moved back to create a higher ball flight off the tea as opposed to all the draw/fade bias shenanigans? I have just been fitted for a new driver,the make is a custom make of the clubmaker himself and I paid just over £150 for it and picked my own grip,shaft etc. I immediately took about a dozen shots off my previous round (I am a high handicapper so the scores dont matter too much atm) simply because the driver suited me and nobody else. I cannot urge people to be fitted enough,like yourself. I use old old game improvement irons but feel the chunky soles are more of a hindrance than a help and cavity backs would be a better option for a good few high handicappers.How do you feel about this as opposed to your blades v cavity back question in the video?
Steve Plancke
Steve Plancke - 4 years ago
Pete - you say in the video that a cavity backed club has less resistance to twisting. (It has more resistance to twisting.)
Matthew Johnson
Matthew Johnson - 4 years ago
What is one rule in golf that you would change??
60DegreeLobWedge
60DegreeLobWedge - 4 years ago
I'm a beginner who quickly changed to blades because they gave better feedback. With the GI irons I had no idea why my shots were bad. With the blades I know instantly where on the face I made contact. Used blades are dirt cheap and worth giving a try even if you only hit them on the range - you can find a $1000 set of titleist blades from 5+ years ago for less $200. The soft metal gets banged up so fast they have no resale value compared to a cast set. I've seen ads with Michael Breed for a sweetspot training club - for the same price I bought a whole set of blades that do essentially the same thing.

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Ben Dover
Ben Dover - 4 years ago
Kinky Finchey....
aga doo
aga doo - 4 years ago
are there any plans to do a coaching tour around the uk Pete/Rick/james?
i would love to book some lessons but the 6 hour return drive is putting me off :(
i feel you need to crash peoples driving ranges so we can all book some sessions :)
Ramon Key
Ramon Key - 4 years ago
I recently bought a set of Ping iblades because I really loved the look. before that I was playing in some old Eye2's. my golf teacher went ballistic when he found out I had the Ping Iblades 3-PW. I ended up getting a set of g30's from him and have been taking both to the driving range. What I've found out is although I do hit the game improvement clubs longer they feel harder but my hands really love the blades because they feel softer hitting them. I'm gonna go with feel these iblades will stay in my bag and the G30's are for my house guests

next up

Peter I purchased some Ping Gorge Wedges and some Black Cleveland rtx 588 rotex 2.0 wedges which should go in my bag and which should go in my guest bag
daniel green
daniel green - 4 years ago
One other thing on the second hand club convo... not driver specific...

Stenson's 3 wood anyone????

290 yards off the tee and straight down the middle?
daniel green
daniel green - 4 years ago
One other thing on the second hand club convo... not driver specific...

Stenson's 3 wood anyone????

290 yards off the tee and straight down the middle?
daniel green
daniel green - 4 years ago
Hi Pete, love TT, keep em coming.

Couldn't agree more about the drivers... i alternate between a Taylormade Burner from 2007 and a Cobra s2 from 2010. The Taylormade is longer on good strikes thanks to the longer shaft and faster clubhead speed, but the newer cobra with a shorter than normal shaft is more forgiving. Play the TM when I'm swinging will and the Cobra when I'm not feeling confident with the long shaft of the TM. I actually bought the TM second hand in 2011, already 3 years old and with the exception of the pretty tired looking head cover, when I'm set up over the ball you'd never know I wasn't playing with the latest tech.

Always intrigued by the new stuff that comes out, especially he new shorter shaft approach from Callaway this year, but having tested a few (including the m2 this summer) I've never seen anything 'game ganging' for my driving personally that justifies to £200+ price tag on the majority of high end offerings.

I'd rather spend £200 on lessons and get my TM straighter more often, and sell the Cobra on. I'm see I'd see a much greater improvement in my game for the money, of that I have no doubt.

Being someone who's no ashamed of laying up or playing a shorter strategy to find the fairway, I would love to hear your thoughts on Mini Drivers, not just vs 3 woods (off the deck issues etc which I know rick has covered a could of times) but whether or not you think their extra forgiveness for minimal distance sacrifice is worth serious consideration as a driver replacement for higher handicappers like myself. In your experience is the marketing true? #techtuesday

Cheers

Dan
fezzer
fezzer - 4 years ago
Really off the tee its not as good (for me) as a shorter shafted driver.
Really you could say its like playing with a driver from the late 90s/early 00s as its that size head, but just with more loft.
daniel green
daniel green - 4 years ago
fezzer — I'm yet to give one a proper go, but giving the accuracy improvement I've had with the short shaft I'm really interested in the concept.
fezzer
fezzer - 4 years ago
Hi, I would say a mini driver is basically a 3 wood with a bigger head. Im at the moment in between 3wood and mini driver and on which to pick because there both so similar, i think the driver is easier off the tee and harder off the deck to hit than a 3 wood, I wouldnt change it for a driver either.

I have a shorter driver like yourself (44 inch) as i couldnt get any accuracy with the 46 inch length and I find a shorter shaft hasnt changed my length but im improving the accuracy alot more.
gbvoul
gbvoul - 4 years ago
my driver is from 2008. titliest 915d2 couldnt out perform
Ryan Schotter
Ryan Schotter - 4 years ago
I have an interesting problem. I have a 1994 Callaway Big Bertha 2 iron that i strike much better than I do with short irons(all other irons except 6 iron are Nike slingshot) . Is there technology behind this, or is it something with my swing?
Alex Barrett
Alex Barrett - 4 years ago
If I had to guess it may be mental
Oliver söntgerath
Oliver söntgerath - 4 years ago
I got taylormade rbz driver(with an aldila alpha), 3wood and hybrid. All together for less then 150€.
David Johnson
David Johnson - 4 years ago
Great stuff Pete. I have a few friends who go out every year and get the "hottest" most popular drivers and think they're now going to get better, when in fact, many times they hit the ball worse or not as far. Great info to pass on to them. Keep up the good work.

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Andrew E
Andrew E - 4 years ago
$74 for a Callaway FT driver from 2009? I think I can get it for more cheaper from the shop I go to for like $30-50 if it's there. Drivers from 2009 would probably be priced at that range. For $74, u can probably get a driver from 2011-2013.
Matt Logo
Matt Logo - 4 years ago
I disagree about the launch monitor at home advice Pete. I have no coaches around where i live. Actually there are a few but they are useless, so getting a launch monitor at home would give me the ability to see what goes on in my swing and help practice during the 8 months of winter. One day i'll make that purchase. Cheers
Garth Garthly
Garth Garthly - 4 years ago
Super1Matt1 I agree. I got "swing speed radar" ($150). Standing in front of that I discovered what made my club head faster over several weeks. Result for me: keep the distance between my hands as far from my neck as possible, use shoulders to initiate back swing, totally relax wrists. Clubhead speed increased from 80 to 100. Of course I play weekly and have found ways to get the spin I want. Result has been far better than any lessons I have had, mainly because what you discover for yourself sticks.
stu crompton
stu crompton - 4 years ago
i say keep what works pete, i have a rusty old 3 wood i love to bits lol
Ken Attaway
Ken Attaway - 4 years ago
bit of advice...if your partner ain't happy, you ain't happy...Love used clubs...some great buys in the second hand shops...
metamurph
metamurph - 4 years ago
A coach with a launch monitor is $100 per hour...3 hours and you pay for SwingCaddie2. I agree spend money on coaching, but if you want to dial in carry distances.... And the "game modes" are good for winter or keeping you from just banging the same shot over and over so it structures practice. The same can be said with new clubs often: dollars with the pro will be better spent than dollars to the sales guy.
Chung Tsai
Chung Tsai - 4 years ago
Great input Pete regarding old clubs and price vs performance. Unfortunately golfers are vain and once you change a driver/Wood or hybrid you want to change the rest of the set to have a complete setting.
gary donnelly
gary donnelly - 4 years ago
I've got a TM burner 4 hybrid I've had about 7 or 8 years I love it i don't think a new one would perform any better and the shape of it looks like a small wood
Hood Squad Jr.
Hood Squad Jr. - 4 years ago
I'm 16 I'm a plus 4 handicap just saying I just like having fun with the game and then now I got better I recommend to start golf at a small age
Owen Crawford
Owen Crawford - 4 years ago
Hood Squad Jr. I smell bullshit what is your name
Josh Fransisco
Josh Fransisco - 4 years ago
Owen Crawford lol right
Owen Crawford
Owen Crawford - 4 years ago
Hood Squad Jr. +4 fuck
Wayne Pilgrim
Wayne Pilgrim - 4 years ago
I got hold of a vgc Adams XTD driver for £40 a few weeks ago.......iv just sold my Ping G driver. For me there was no difference in distance and I didn't notice any forgiveness difference's.
Nathan Hodson
Nathan Hodson - 4 years ago
I see you have an apple watch, are there any apps on that good enough to replicate a yardage watch/ range finder. Simple really I need a watch and a range finder #TechTuesday
JONATHAN P.
JONATHAN P. - 4 years ago
thats the only reason i was gonna buy one great question
John jsmit
John jsmit - 4 years ago
Hi Nathan , I have an Apple Watch and use the "Golf Pad " App , its brilliant , simple , does everything you need and the accuracy is pretty good .If you are on the fence re this .... I would definitely recommend getting one .
cryogene
cryogene - 4 years ago
Nathan I've got the apple watch with Hole 19 app. Krack'in app (as Pete would say). I keep my iphone with app loaded in my bag and the app connects to my watch to give me condensed screen version of the iphone screen. Awesome sauce...sorry!
konartis8108
konartis8108 - 4 years ago
Microsoft band 2 is good
Steven Adamson
Steven Adamson - 4 years ago
Just want to say thank you for making such good videos, your videos have helped my game so much and your tech Tuesday videos have just given me such a great insight into golf. Wish I could get lessons from you but I live in the US. Just wanted to say thanks and want to say you are the best!
Jason Cooper
Jason Cooper - 4 years ago
I just traded my Cobra Bio Cell in for a 2nd hand Big Bertha Alpha. Came out the same year but the Cobra just hit ballon shots for me. The Big Bertha has a brand new Speeder 665 shaft and is giving me 4mph in club speed and giving me 10 yards more carry. The shop I got it let my hit a half dozen used drivers and set the club up for my swing. Great deals are out there.
Timothy Huang
Timothy Huang - 4 years ago
My driver is half my age, 8 years. I'm 16 years old. I haven't found anything to replace it.
Conrad Harle
Conrad Harle - 4 years ago
I've got the original Launcher 400, tried heaps of new drivers with a view to replace but haven't found anything that goes longer & looks as good- classic pear shape looks awesome :-)
Dean Mitchell
Dean Mitchell - 4 years ago
I have a Launcher Comp in my bag right now. Love that thing.
Maria Dyke
Maria Dyke - 4 years ago
Hi pete, i wana get irons second hand but want to hit some before i buy, see if i can hit blades consistently. will shops be ok with me trying a demo club if im not going to buy from them?
Kevin Sheriff
Kevin Sheriff - 4 years ago
probably if the plastic is still on
Cal Connolly
Cal Connolly - 4 years ago
Maria Dyke ya
sparko2012
sparko2012 - 4 years ago
what's the piece on your wrist Pete?
Dylan Champney
Dylan Champney - 4 years ago
it is an apple watch
luke Cosentino
luke Cosentino - 4 years ago
U should do a review of the 18 birdies app its very helpful and if u show people more people will use it and will help the golf community a lot
James Whiting
James Whiting - 4 years ago
Best driver for £300 or less
copamundial26
copamundial26 - 4 years ago
cleveland classic all day long
saltshaker59
saltshaker59 - 4 years ago
last years models lol golf has to many gimmicks find a club you like and stick with it
Jack Doll
Jack Doll - 4 years ago
Cobra F6/F6+
Love them!
I'm 14 and have hit a 360+ yard drive with it
Dean Mitchell
Dean Mitchell - 4 years ago
There's no correct answer to this.
guitarMonke
guitarMonke - 4 years ago
Callaway Razr Fit Extreme is what I use and go for under $100.
Shane Connor
Shane Connor - 4 years ago
Janette Whiting pxg are a great brand for cheap clubs
Deniz McNamara
Deniz McNamara - 4 years ago
Janette Whiting taylormade m2
Allen.Foley
Allen.Foley - 4 years ago
14 years old
Allen.Foley
Allen.Foley - 4 years ago
Janette Whiting I got a ping G5 for €70 second hand and I am off 28 and am 14 and I can hit it up to 220 yards
Emelie Jonsson
Emelie Jonsson - 4 years ago
Janette Whiting taylormade aeroburner
James Whiting
James Whiting - 4 years ago
Pls help
Dan Hinds
Dan Hinds - 4 years ago
love your content!
Iain M
Iain M - 4 years ago
interesting video Pete. I have a non fitted rbz 10.5 stiff and hit it pretty well. I am looking to get fitted for an m2 but very few places stock more than the std shaft. how are you meant to be fit when your only offered one shaft
N R
N R - 4 years ago
I'm not a pro but imo you'll get used to any new driver/iron after playing it for a while (as long as you're a relatively good golfer) I just can speak about myself. I'm of 10, but mostly because of my putting and chipping. I play the 915 D3 in stiff and the 714 ap2 s in a kbs tour stiff. Now lately i pulled out my hickory 2000 3 iron (graphite shaft and forged) and guess what, the first shots i hit were terrible, but after getting into hit, i hit them pretty decent. Same will happen for you and your driver. Even if you get fitted, your ball may not fly the way it did with your old driver on the first shots/days, but he will fly after spending some time on the range. If you really want the perfect driver, you'll maybe have to go through a lot of shafts (really a lot of) until you get the ONE. My friend did so once. He wasn't hitting better drives afterwards, though. It felt better, but i don't know if that little tiny bit of feel is worth 300€. That's just my opinion, of course.

One thing I know for sure is that buying new clubs should only happen if you're old club is broken or not playable anymore (shaft too soft for example) Don't buy a new driver if you've started hooking/ slicing it. And don't buy new irons just because you're thinning them. Spend that money on a good pro instead.

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Colin Selfridge
Colin Selfridge - 4 years ago
Buy second hand !!!
sparko2012
sparko2012 - 4 years ago
definitely agree! no benefit in buying new unless you wanna be fitted

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