I'm going to give this driver a whirl..

I'm going to give this driver a whirl..

Postby fontaine32 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:53 am

http://www.banggolf.com/prodgroup.asp?id=W320 ... I ordered both the 320cc and 360cc just to test them out with a x-100 at 43.5 inches.. Specs aren't bad at all.. 54 degree lie, some bulge and roll, 195 gram head weight.. I'll report later on with results.. Cheers. I know it's not persimmon but looks like you have to put a good swing on it and if I can pick up some yardage and control it, what the heck..
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Re: I'm going to give this driver a whirl..

Postby fontaine32 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:31 am

Been a while , sorry.... Report..... Bombing it with accuracy and great workability.. Added some lead tape to the back of the middle of the 360cc to get the weight where it belongs.. For 150 bucks a piece, if you're looking for a modern driver at least comparable to persimmon, don't hesitate to try.. Cheers.. The fairway wood at 55 degree lie at 42.5 sits very nice and is very versatile..
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Re: I'm going to give this driver a whirl..

Postby Dcurrykc » Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:06 am

When you say an x-100 shaft, just to be clear, is that a metal shaft you installed in the driver? Do you still like the driver? One of the courses I play is at 7200 and 7000 yards and distance is an issue with the woods. I find that drives of 250 - 275 are required on that course. Thanks.
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Re: I'm going to give this driver a whirl..

Postby k2baloo » Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:24 pm

I have an old cobra that is 350 cc and I threw an x300 in it and love it as well. Finished length is 44 inches.
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Re: I'm going to give this driver a whirl..

Postby LesMurray » Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:40 am

k2baloo wrote:I have an old cobra that is 350 cc and I threw an x300 in it and love it as well. Finished length is 44 inches.


I have one of those, too - a King Cobra deep face. I wonder if there is a way to bend that flat?

Side note - I took that driver to a big box golf store with the intent of finding a new modern driver. After trying a few of the new drivers I went back to hit the Cobra as a comparison and couldn't hit it solid to save my life. Huge weight and length difference.
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Re: I'm going to give this driver a whirl..

Postby k2baloo » Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:45 pm

LesMurray wrote:
k2baloo wrote:I have an old cobra that is 350 cc and I threw an x300 in it and love it as well. Finished length is 44 inches.


I have one of those, too - a King Cobra deep face. I wonder if there is a way to bend that flat?

Side note - I took that driver to a big box golf store with the intent of finding a new modern driver. After trying a few of the new drivers I went back to hit the Cobra as a comparison and couldn't hit it solid to save my life. Huge weight and length difference.


I have also wondered if you could get it flatter as well, but I don't have the equipment or courage to try it...
The hosels do look like someone skilled may be able to adjust them a few degrees though. That is why fountaine's bang driver sounds pretty nice, because the cobra definitely doesn't sit at 54 degrees...
But, I haven't had many issues with hooking the thing since I put a steel shaft in it so I probably won't worry about it too much
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Re: I'm going to give this driver a whirl..

Postby fontaine32 » Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:59 am

Dcurrykc wrote:When you say an x-100 shaft, just to be clear, is that a metal shaft you installed in the driver? Do you still like the driver? One of the courses I play is at 7200 and 7000 yards and distance is an issue with the woods. I find that drives of 250 - 275 are required on that course. Thanks.


X-100 Dynamic Gold Steel wood shaft... I'm getting it out there 300+ with it, if I really catch one 320ish.. .. One thing these launch monitors/trackman can't measure is mass and how solid it's it.. My clubhead speed is slower with the steel shaft, but the ball goes further and much more controlled.. Had a few equipment reps scratching their heads. I've always hit it longer with steel, I think it has a lot to do with trajectory since I'm naturally a high ball hitter and balloon the frying pans..

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Re: I'm going to give this driver a whirl..

Postby fontaine32 » Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:08 am

I've been training with a persimmon driver I got from Lag, man is it heavy and stiff and I believe the lie is 49*.. Haven't made to curve left yet no matter what.. I use it on shorter tight tracks, and when I play a course that requires distance and is more open, I'll game the Bang driver and it feels like the fairways are a 100 yards wide if that makes any sense..
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Re: I'm going to give this driver a whirl..

Postby Dcurrykc » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:13 am

Thanks Fontaine, I'm having Wishon Golf custom bend a driver head to 52 for me. Its a 919THI, 9 degrees. It has a longer hosel and they claim they can do it. It will have an extra stiff tour ad shaft at 44 inches and D6 swing weight. It's a full size 460 head which gives me some concern. I also ordered a 12 degree fairway wood with the x100 shaft, D6 swing weight. I love these club fitters, they all look at you like you are crazy when you order something like this.

If this setup is not friendly I'll try the bang golf head you recommend. I play two courses, one under 6800 yards that is extremely tight. The other is 7200 from the back Tees. On that course I need a big stick for some of the carries.

It's funny but last year at the shorter course a group of 8 guys played a competitive round with the pro with old equipment only (1950 stuff). Every golfer shot at worst two strokes off their handicap without more than a warmup practice. I was surprised. The equipment industry is a major sham.

I'll post my results when I get my clubs and the F-ing snow melts. Thanks for your ideas.
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Re: I'm going to give this driver a whirl..

Postby fontaine32 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:25 pm

My pleasure, you're on the right track but that 460cc will give you some problems.. It's more of a distance forgiveness thing rather than directional control with the frying pans, which is why tour pros can miss half the fairways and still win.. They just don't seem to cut through the air well like a smaller head with the same weight.. The industry is running out of ideas when it comes to Drivers, and that's a good thing.. I had one fitting in my life, but that's where I got my specs from years ago.. He was a senior tour clubmaker/fitter.. Probably hit 500 balls to get em dialed in and he had a loft/lie machine right on the range to make adjustments to every club.. You won't find that anywhere.. I was 3 degrees flat then and about 5-6 now depending on the OEM standards.. The Bang Drivers are springy and you won't lose any distance, but they set up and feel great and you have to hit the middle of the clubface.. Keep me posted... Keep practicing with those persimmons as much as possible.. Cheers..
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