The High trajectory of the L 103 versus the medium/high of the level 98 does make a big difference on some holes.
I came here to nominate someone I just met and came across this in getting current on the thread. I heartily disagree with you, Joe, I have the 8 degree R1-have had since day one it came out-and it has advantages that overcome an occasional hole like Merion #10. I've played with all the other drivers and have yet to see one that makes a huge difference.
Full top spin on an 8 degree driver has distinct advantages on the links courses and full back spin gets it high enough to get over CCC#4 trees, or the like. It carries #10 with the right wind if you're so inclined but that's not really smart golf on that hole. JMO.
On the nomination, I came across a guy tonight in a random AS matchup that obviously likes the game-he's a level 96 Legend here 2 years-but he was at a severe disadvantage because of his clubs. He had a decent game but you could tell he was handcuffed by the irons.
The front 9 at BPB was where we were and all you have to do is think of #2 and #5 and know that a Medium flight iron is going to make it hard to play those holes. A level 96 player with level 59 Pings would see a brand new game and that 76 average would drop like a rock.
I would like to nominate tvmoses for a set of high lofted clubs just because I know how much it will improve his game. I hinted at it during the match but didn't pursue it. I really think this would be a well placed gift and make a big difference. :-)