donny475

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I had a chance to order a driver at a really low price nd I have been wondering about playing a shorter Driver length and the distance versus the better control. So I ordered it an inch short. I hit more fairways this past Saturday than i have in a month, distance? On most, I was longer....! It may be the ease of hitting it on the button with it being shorter, but control was definitely better.

have you tried a shorter Driver?
 

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I did the same thing playing my driver 1 inch shorter. My tee game has never been better. Well worth it To shorten the shaft.
 

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I have been playing 44 1/2 inch driver for a couple years. At my fitting at the GD they left it stock length and I have been just fine for a couple rounds.
 

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I played drivers in the 43.75"-44.25" range for years. I'm currently at 45" and doing alright. Thinking about going up to 45.5" to see if I can handle it.
 

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I've played 43" to 44" drivers and found that distance is similar to my 3-wood.
For me, 45" to 46" drivers produce maximum distance. I don't notice any accuracy difference when comparing 44" to 46" drivers.
 

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I have mine at 44.75”. I can’t see myself ever going back to “standard” length drivers.


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Lot of great threads on the Thriver.

i have had great success with it.

moreso with a 43” shaft in there than anything else
 

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I play 44.75” driver and have never been longer and straighter. When I try 45.5” clubs it’s a spray fest!
 

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I’m at 44.75” now. Was playing at 44.25” for most of the season... very happy with both of these lengths.
 

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I've played 43.5, 44.5 and now 45.5" over the past 4 decades. I was longer with the shorter ones, because I was younger and more free swinging. I have adjusted to the 45.5" and get decent distance. Length of shaft does not seem to affect my accuracy. The quality of my swing, does affect my accuracy.
 

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I have been playing 44 1/2 inch driver for a couple years.
did you add/make any weight changes to the club head (i.e. lead tape, etc.)?
 
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Snickerdog

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I did not, I didn't find any issues with it being to light for me and didn't have any control issues.
 

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I have a Cobra F9 3W. It is 43.5" long. My carry distance off the tee with it is 215 yds.

I have a Ping G410 driver. I went higher loft - 12 degrees with a low spin low launch shaft, and also went 44" shaft length - Ping made it to D3 swing weight. My carry distance with it is 225 - 230 yds. Number of yds offline has narrowed. Spin numbers are around 2200 - 2500 rpm.
 

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