As you well know if you’ve read my profile on our About page, my real skills in life lie with golf clubs.
Recently, I had the pleasure of doing a comparison of the new Nike SQ Dymo STR8-FIT driver and the TaylorMade R9 driver. Although I have been using a Titleist 983K driver for most of last 10 or so years, I am much surprised by the golf driver technology that allows people to hit straighter drives without changing their swings.
Anyways, the Nike SQ DYMO STR8-FIT was the better choice in the testing due to the fact that the new Nike SQ DYMO STR8-FIT driver can help you hit the ball straighter and farther.
One thing I look for in a new driver is its ability to square the clubface nearing impact. When your club can do this, it’s doing most of the work for you, helping you to hit the ball square in the sweet spot. Once you can do that consistently, your ball will ultimately go farther.
So, you see, there’s a direct correlation between how long you can hit the ball and how consistently you can hit the sweetspot.
As for distance, I have to say the Nike outperformed the TaylorMade as even my mishits with the Nike have gone 290 yards while the TaylorMade mishits were more in the range of 270 yards with wild hooks here and there.
One of things I want to actually emphasize here is not the club’s ability to adjust to different lies and trajectories but the clubhead itself is solid. Having a solid clubhead allows you to hit the ball straighter and with more “overspin”, allowing your ball to roll further and better control under windy conditions.
Okay, my rusty golf swing needs some seriously work: