Reviews and Problems with TaylorMade R9 Superdeep TP Driver
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great but not for beginners. can only recommend to good players w/ high SS
31 January 2012
Summary: low launch and low spin: i usually play 9.5 degree loft but i went with 10.5 with this one. the launch angle is still lower than any 9.5 heads i have ever swung. feel: typical r9 feel. sound: loud metallic scream. distance: compared to my previous drivers, i get less carry with more rolls with this one, overall similar distance. however, that is with 75% swing. i am pretty sure the distance will only increase as i get used to this driver and start swinging harder.
Summary: Too much club for me...unless you swing 110+ mph with ease and tend to hit drivers too high this likely won't be the club for you either. If you do decide to try one I would recommend adding a degree of loft to what you normally use and finding one with a high launch shaft. In my case, I have a Ping G5 10.5 with a ProLaunch Blue Stiff shaft, so that wouldn't be possible for me, but if you have say a 9 degree driver you hit too high, try this in a 10.5 and you might have...
Summary: Driver is 8.5 and still hits ball too hifg so went back to 7.5 R7. hte R9 is also very light which I thought I would like but it is very wils for me. I would prefer 4 weights instead of 2 for more ball control and swing weight adjustment. It was as avertised and got here very quick, just not what I expected as far as performance goes. I hit driver 270-275 carry and was looking for more control: however the R7 is much straighter and only about 4 yards shorter.