Even if I am listed as a "hack" I decided to invest in the TaylorMade Burner driver. I only have one 3 wood in the bag, so could carry two drivers. There are some holes that I use the old driver on (the ones with hazards running thru the fairway from left to right).
I love the new club. The one par 5 on the Kiawah Island course I flew the sand trap on the right side and hit a 245 yard drive. That left me a three wood into the green. I have never been able to get on in 2 shots before. I always came up short and had a 55-65 yard shot into the green, this time I was going out of my mind with joy.
Yes the bar does move faster on the new driver. But like anything else, practice will make the difference. The only trouble it has caused me is that I am having to hit into the green using different yardages than before, less yardage. But with practice that will be OK also.
I believe the money spent is worth it. But what do I know, I am still a "hack" and am happy to stay that way. I don't want to hit from the longer tees anyway.
SIDENOTE: I played my first group game yesterday, and my co-player was DaveBond007. I felt sorry that he had moved up to ama. and was playing off the back tees for the first time. I had an advantage hitting from the tees I was on. We went into the final hole tied and he beat me on the last hole. It was a great time and he was a great guy to play with. If I had had this driver yesterday, it could have made a difference in the outcome of the game, who knows?
From what I have seen today, I wish I had purchased it sooner. Thanks WGT for the new equipment. I look forward to more in the future.