Swinging it today reinforced my decision. Aside from one hit when I got underneath the ball, it felt as good as I remembered. I do not have a long drive, but it felt good in the hand and was remarkably consistent. I brought my old driver out with me just for grins and the distance was comparable, but the feel was much better.
Three generations of drivers pictured. My original purchased used in 1994. My upgrade purchased around 2001-2002 and my new driver. I knew the head was bigger. I did not realize how much bigger until I placed them side to side.
My gold accoutrements are nearly complete. I would like to get some golf shoes. If I work on my short game more, I will likely get a set of wedges. I think I will forego getting a new bag.
In terms of wedges I am currently playing
Callaway Rogue PW 44 deg
Callaway Rogue AW 49 deg
Spalding Pro Series Utility Wedge 58 deg
As a tester, I might just grab a sand wedge to fill out my existing wedges. Leaning towards a Titleist Vokey Design SM8 Wedge 54 deg, F grind with 14 deg of bounce ($159). Alternatively Callaway Jaws MD5 54 deg, W grind with 12 deg of bounce and a steel shaft ($159).
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