Driver re finishing is something I have done quite a bit this season but my own driver has been in good condition and I liked the silver finish on my Adams Fast 12 LS. During the winter I have been experimenting with a few different shaft combinations and tried a TaylorMade RBZ tour head in 9 degrees as I felt the Adams head was a little too low spin and launch for my swing. The RBZ instantly gave me more launch a higher flight and as much carry as I have seen from the Adams in the first session with it. I played it while over at the PGA Trade show in Orlando and hit it very well. I have a 100mph driver swing speed and was keen to try an ultra light weight shaft to pick up some club head speed so built up an Accra Tour Z 45 M4. I didn’t get chance to do too much launch monitor testing apart from the 1st dozen or so balls and with those saw 251 yards carry on a cold day in January so feel my swing speed must of been just over 100 mph so the 45 gram shaft appeared to have gained me a few mph swing speed.
My swing fault is I let the club get in front of me which creates an out to in swing path and a bit more fade than I like. As I said I played in Orlando with some other club builders and we agreed that a very light weight club can cause a player to loose feel of where the club is at the top of the back swing and also felt the flight was a little too high and lost a bit of penetration. Now I could bring the swing weight up in the head, currently at D4 which should give me some more feel at the top of my back swing and reduce the loft on the head to lower the flight a little. Both of these are good options but I have also been given the new Accra 2013 Tour Z Prototype CB 55 M4 to try so that is in the RBZ at the moment. It is a little heavier and lower launch the the Tour Z 45 so testing should commence later in the week. oh and I had to give the head a little make over for the new shaft:)