Summary: Who needs to spend the huge bucks on this year's shiny offerings when these clubs are such a bargain? I've tried the R7 variants, along with several other brands present day offerings. No advantage, in all honesty.The 580XD is a really sweet Driver. It will be in MY bag for a long time.P.S.
Pros: I waited a while to review this Driver on purpose. After two seasons, I am still in love! Great distance improvement for me, (20 yds, no B.S.)and quite forgiving. This is a neutral bias club, so my slice still shows up from time to time, which can be fine on some holes, but when I swing properly,...
Cons: The stock Taylor grip is velvet...expect to replace it in a season. No big deal, and you get to pick something else for fun, right?Othier than that, it's a Taylor. Well made.
Conclusion: Massive head,Massive distance. I prefer this driver over the new R7.I can hit the R580XD much further than the R7. Throw out the original shaft,Get a pro to set you up with the right shaft for you and you'll gain extra metres.Easily the longest driver I have hit. Good workability and nice feedback.
Conclusion: Pros... A fantastic driver for the golfer that wants to hit straighter drives. Very consistent and great feeling club. Makes every shot feel as though you hit the sweet spot. Travels well even on off centre hits. Cons...
Conclusion: This is a fantastic club and deserves the praise it recieves from every positive review. The 580 XD is a very forgiving driver - longer, straighter drives more often. It has a large 440CC head and feels soft to hit. Other drivers tested: Adams Driver, Cleveland Launcher, Srixon XX10.
Conclusion: Good looking club, Huge sweet spot, Equal or better length when compared to all my playing partners drivers. Has ability to be shaped, prefers straight When swinging well a fairway hitter ( 14 HCap )
Conclusion: This driver (R580XD) has made all the difference to my game. Traded up from a smaller steel headed club and will never look back. Straight and long with an easy swing - suddenly I have confidence with driver off the tee & use it whenever I can.