So this summer marks the 3rd in which i'll golf regularly. I suck hardcore but am good enough and enjoy it enough to justify buying my first set of matching clubs last year (Jack Nicklaus q4's...pretty decent for the price surprisingly). I also decided that the $10 pawned wilson steel driver had to go and after doing some research online settled on a Taylormade R580xd. It was the first nice driver i had ever owned and it made such a huge difference. Rarely hit it in the fairway, but at least now i have a chance.
The shaft was probably a bit too stiff for me and it was a 9.5 but i got it for cheap and couldn't pass it up.
So yesterday i'm at the driving range trying to impress the lady with my mad skills (or teach her a thing or two...i think i failed at both). I say "i'm gonna crush this one baby" so i take my swing and oddly it felt like it hit the ball fine, i don't think i hit the ground or anything (on that swing). I bring it down with my crushing amazingly strong force fueled by my massive arm-guads (yup...) when all the sudden my club gets very light and i see this little black thing flying down the range.
****SKIP HERE IF YOU DON'T GIVE A CRAP ABOUT MY RAMBLING****
Club snapped right off at the very bottom of the shaft . I called the local golf shop after the pimply face in the pro-shop offered me little help. They said that to get it reshafted would cost about $110 with the purchase of a new shaft.
Just wondering how accurate this is as i'm super new to the sport and don't pretend to know the finer details...For that price i could buy a newer used driver. Thing is, i'm perfectly happy with this 580xd. Is that $110 quote mostly reflected in the price of a new shaft? In which case i'm guessing i could probably ebay something for cheaper. Again, i'm hardly a good golfer and so i don't want to justify spending much money on clubs...
Today i'm gonna have to beat my friends by hitting my 3 hybrid off the Tee...will probably help my game
-Love the driver
-Always needed a softer shaft
-Could actually use a 10 or 10.5 vs the 9.5
-Don't want to spend much money (or any...but now i kinda need to)