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    What would you pay for distance or accuracy?

    I'm just curious what is everyone's opinion on cost of equipment versus performance. I'm going to limit the discussion to drivers. There have been numerous drivers released this year north of $500. And, a handful at $300 (W/S D7, TEE EXS, and Hogan GS53). Not saying the $500 drivers are superior and the $300 drivers are lacking, but for discussion, let's say with a $500 driver you average 5-10 yards more every drive. Is averaging 7.5 more yards every drive worth the extra $200? Then, let's say with the $500 driver, you hit 1-2 more fairways. Is averaging 1.5 more fairways a round worth the extra money. Where do you draw the line between price and performance?
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    I play 200 rounds a year.

    if you told me a driver would net me a club closer and 1-2 fairway more fairway lies a round, it would be worth it to me.
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    If you were to guarantee me 2 more fairways I’d pay the extra 200 easily. 7.5 yards would be nice but don’t think I’d pay that much for it.
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    Not sure $200 is worth 7.5 yds
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    I will take 20 yards for $200. :--)



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    The real question is $450 worth 2 yards longer and 2.5 yards straighter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ntanygd760 View Post
    The real question is $450 worth 2 yards longer and 2.5 yards straighter?
    Hell no

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    While I don’t need the extra distance, if I can for sure be two fairways more accurate a round...sign me up.

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    Definitely accuracy, and most rounds I'd pay per hole lol.
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    so you're guaranteeing that I won't be in the woods on 1.5 fewer holes and be 7.5 yds longer? You're on.
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    To me its not and I wont spend $500 on a new driver. If my choice were a $500 Callaway/Titleist driver or a $300 Wilson/Ping driver and the Callaway/Titleist is 5-7 yards longer, its not worth the extra $200 to me.
    If I really wanted that $500 driver, I'll simply wait a year or 2 and pick it up used on Ebay for $200.
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    I doubt I'd spend $500 to average one more fairway per round, but I would absolutely pay $2500 for five more per round. Also, there's no way in hell a top of the line driver would have this big of an effect on accuracy.

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    Haha. I asked a buddy yesterday if he would make this trade.
    He would become bald (lose all his hair) for being able to hit 300 yard drives.
    He's like 'hell Ya I'd take that trade!' Lol.

    Now that I think about it, I may make it as well, haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenOak View Post
    I doubt I'd spend $500 to average one more fairway per round, but I would absolutely pay $2500 for five more per round. Also, there's no way in hell a top of the line driver would have this big of an effect on accuracy.
    High end shafts can for some players. But even those it is like 1-3 yards more accurate.
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    Can't go wrong with ST190. Look at 2019 shafts with high grade prepreg...eg T1100. These expensive woven materials are the ticket for dispersion.
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