new USED toy for the new year

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DON
new USED toy for the new year

I was looking at a few items on Ebay last week and happened to find a pretty good deal on a 9.5* Cleveland Launcher 460 Comp with a nice Aldila VooDoo SVS6 shaft in it. That's a 65 gram Stiff flex version on the VooDoo that is an after market shaft. Came with a like new Golf Pride Multi Compound grip and even came with the factory head cover of all things. Hard to find a used driver for sale with the original head cover for some reason. Placed the order on Friday and it came in today, Tuesday, so that's pretty fast shipping. Looks like it is in excellent shape. I mainly got the driver to maybe Re-Sell it. I plan to hit it as is, and then pull the shaft and do a Spine and FLO alignment on the shaft before I re-install it in the head. The VooDoo shaft sold for $300.00 when it first came out and then it came down to $200.00 a few years later, so the shaft is really an excellent driver shaft, one that was played to a few Tour pros including  Bo Weekley a few years back. With a little luck I can do the Spine and FLO work on the shaft and then re-sell it for twice what I paid for the driver. I have the 75 gram version on the same shaft in one of my drivers, so I know that the shaft is an excellent driver shaft. Low torgue just as I like them.

Scott Rushing
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Good deal Don. Especially if

Good deal Don. Especially if you can resale it.  I remember the Voodoo shaft was a well talked about shaft.   That's like the ump-tenth Cleveland headed driver you'd bought isn't it?  You  like that 460 Comp head huh?

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DON
Love the 460 Comp head

Your right Scott, I had half a dozen of the 460 Comp heads, from 8.5* loft up to 11.5* loft. My current Comp I play the most is a 10.5* head, but I'm looking to buikd up the 11.5* head this spring to see how it works for me in terms of more carry distance due to a higher launch angle. I have hit just about all of the newer drivers from most of the major brands, and NONE of the newer drivers have shown ANY incrrease in distance over my now 10 year old Launcher 460 Comp. Some of the newer drivers come with lighter shafts and longer overall length, but none of them have been longer in terms of distance. Even the tech reps that were there when i Demo-ed the newest drivers could see any reason for my to switch to the new models.

From what I understand from talking to a few golf instructors in the area, there are some golfers on the NationWide tour that are still using the old 460 Comp heads. Since they do NOT have the luxury of haveing a FREE ride with new clubs every year, like the PGA Tour pros do. they stick with what works and is already paid for. Last year I sold two of the 460 Comp heads I had on hand. One was a dirver I had built up with a Fujuakara shaft in it. I let a guy hit it a few times and he asked me if he could buy it on the spot as he had a local tourniment coming up in about a week, so I sold it to him. Then this fall I sold another one to a golf instructor after I let him hit my driver with an UST VTS 75 shaft in it. He liked it so much he asked me to build him one with a Stiff flex shaft in it. Mine has the X Stiff flex, and it was a git too stiff for his slower swing speed.

Don

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Scott Rushing
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Nice.  Again it comes down to

Nice.  Again it comes down to what works for you right, and not just buying off the rack just because.  Taking advantage of demo days to try and more importantly COMPARE the results of the drivers versus your current euqipment can be quite helpful. 

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Couldn't agree more Scott. I

Couldn't agree more Scott. I have gone to a lot of DEMO days over the last 10 years and have always taken one or two of my own drivers to compare my clubs to the new ones coming out. And every time i have done this, I have hit my driver Better and Just as Long if not longer than the newest toys on the market. To be fair, I usially take a TM driver when I demo a new TM model, so I''m comparing two TM dviers, just different models. Same for when there is a Cleveland DEMO day near by. I do the same thing when I demo new irons. I bring my irons with me and hit Both tje new irons and my older ones side by side and compare the results. This is MUCH better than just hitting a new club and going by what you do on THAT one day. Hitting both side by side is really the only way to compare clubs.

Don

Putting is easy if you have the Right Putter.