some good, some not so good
July 3, 2015
When I hit this properly, it goes a long way and fairly straight. However, at least for me, I need a very upright swing to hit it correctly. Also, when I don't really "sweep" it back - ie. I lift it up a bit in my backswing, it just results in a very weak pop-up - almost like a wedge trajectory. Interestingly, many outside reviews said it was very straight and not exceptionally long, I found mine to be exactly the opposite.
I marked "would not recommend to a friend" but really depends on the friends swing. I think this would be a great club for someone with a very repeatable swing that stays on the same plane every time.
Pros:Very long when hit cleanly
looks good at setup, the slot in the crown is not really distracting
Cons:Difficult (for me) to make consistent solid contact. I have gone back to my Nike VRS Covert for now - which is more forgiving on mis-hits for me.
Will be trying a different shaft in the XTD looking for a tighter pattern.