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Re: 289yd Driver availability

Wed, Aug 28 2019 9:13 AM by TopShelf2010. 19 replies.
  • UltraHarleyRider United States
    8 Posts
    Tue, Mar 26 2019 3:11 PM

    hi...  thank you for your response and the thread...  I've never seen that thread before and you are correct that it is on page 1...   the driver was available in the Pro Shop for level 103 and above and I was at level 102 so the driver window was locked to me...  I wish I would have seen the thread but I don't know if it was for sale to level 3 and above still even in the Flash Sale...   I hope to find another club that goes 289yds...  Thanks again!

  • YankeeJim United States
    24,848 Posts
    Wed, Mar 27 2019 5:13 AM

    UltraHarleyRider:
    I hope to find another club that goes 289yds

    It won't change your game, especially considering you already have the top of everything else. There's no advantage to being the longest off the tee.

  • HackWilson1930 United States
    1,256 Posts
    Wed, Mar 27 2019 5:43 AM

    It is actually far easier to get into trouble using the TP 9.0 instead of the TP 8.0. Depending on the course I sometimes switch which driver I carry and don't notice any substantial difference in my tee shots.

  • YankeeJim United States
    24,848 Posts
    Wed, Mar 27 2019 6:25 AM

    I've had the TM 8 degree driver since it came out and have yet to find myself at a disadvantage against any other driver/ball combo. I like taking the first approach shot when I am outdriven because then I get to squeeze the other guy with the shot that really counts.  :-)

  • Les1999 New Zealand
    4 Posts
    Tue, Aug 27 2019 6:23 PM

    I made Legend a few weeks ago but I'm 'locked' out of buying either the 289 or 291 yard drivers .... why is this  ...???

  • Gustavius11 Australia
    163 Posts
    Tue, Aug 27 2019 6:44 PM

    Its because of your level, you are on 98 and those clubs are available at levels 99 and 103 respectively

    Les1999:

    I made Legend a few weeks ago but I'm 'locked' out of buying either the 289 or 291 yard drivers .... why is this  ...???

     

  • Luckystar5 United States
    1,399 Posts
    Tue, Aug 27 2019 8:08 PM

    Everybody has their own opinions, and advice, my advice to you is to use common sense.  Think like a real life pro golfers here, even though I know we arent, but their logic works even in this game.  Long off the tee, is almost always better, as long as you can control it.  Hitting big controlled shots with woods will give you shorter shots to the green, thus giving you more accuracy, and shorter putts, ultimately a lower score.  I'd rather be hitting a huge drive, and hitting a 7 or 8 iron into the green, rather than a 5 or 6 iron, shorter irons give you a shorter distance for errors. The longer the shot the more you magnify your error.  Fairways are wide, easy to hit even with a missed ding,  but that hole is real small to be using a long iron shooting into it.  just my opinion,  good luck. 

  • TopShelf2010 United States
    8,854 Posts
    Wed, Aug 28 2019 4:49 AM

    Luckystar5:
    Long off the tee, is almost always better

    Thank you for posting this comment.

    I have been trying to convince myself the exact same theory. I have been using the same gear for many a year now. And with so many choices out there, I have been struggling to make a decision.

    It does make sense that a longer drive leads to a shorter approach shot. Which in turn should lead to being closer to the pin. Landing closer to the hole should then improve ones putting.

     

    Now it is just a matter of scraping up some more credits and pull the trigger

     

    Don

    EDIT: HOLY CRAP.... disregard my comment about scraping up credits, Santa stopped by a few months early as someone just gifted me the Titleist driver. I am speechless.

  • Luckystar5 United States
    1,399 Posts
    Wed, Aug 28 2019 5:31 AM

    you will love it, I'd bet money on that.  good luck

  • TopShelf2010 United States
    8,854 Posts
    Wed, Aug 28 2019 9:13 AM

    Luckystar5:

    you will love it, I'd bet money on that.  good luck

    Thanks and I do love it so far.

    The only bad thing with so much extra yardage off the tee, and I believe YJ mentioned this recently, is that I now have to relearn my iron shots into the greens all over again.

    LOL

     

    Don

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