Old School vs Modern Technology – 15 Year Old Titleist 975J Driver vs 2018 Taylormade M4 Driver

In the last 15 or so years golf clubs have become more and more expensive.

A lot of the brands are putting the pricing down to R&D. But in the last 15 years how far have Drivers come? In The video i put at 15 year old + Titleist 975J Driver against one of the best performing Drivers of 2018.

What do you think the differences will be? I take a look at difference in distance on good shots, and unfortunatley plenty of not so good shots as well!

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  1. Been using 975d for over 14 yrs and am not looking at trading it in at any time soon . I have tried many of the latest drivers and have found the old driver just looks and feels better at address than any of the others. Although it has been regripped , it still has the original rifle shaft I fitted and is as tight as the day I took it home . Probably not as forgiving as a new jumbo headed, adjustable driver but the feel and the ability to control my shot overrides any forgiveness issues. Because the 2nd hand market is so cheap ,I have actually purchased 3 more heads online in case the old girl calls it a day and need a replacement

  2. I'm always tempted to splurge on a new(er) driver, but I know my trusty old Taylormade 320 ti so well there's really no reason to replace it. Straight down the pipe drives and enough distance to get the job done. Works for me. 🙂

  3. Been playing the 975j and 975f since they came out. Take it into the golf shop every few years and test against the latest & greatest, never been impressed enough to open the wallet. This vid confirms it for me! To be fair I played the same Armour 855 irons from late 90's until recently picked up a set of Miz M5, so hanging onto old gear is a habit. One day I'll replace the j, but you'll have to pry the f from my cold dead hands, there's no better 3w out there.

  4. I'm a + handicap and switched back to my old 975j after my Taylormade super fast 2.0 pissed me off. It was consistently longer. Such a great club.

  5. I'd like to say yes I would but reality is golfs become so much about fashion to so I probly wouldn't use it. On the other hand I still use the titilest 3 and 5 wood f2, which are bit old. Amazing clubs

  6. You're losing your lag with the 975j. Boardy, tip-stiff shaft is making you overwork to compensate.

  7. Seen a few similar videos and it appears as though driver distance hasn't improved that much in the last 15 years. It does seem that modern clubs are more forgiving, possibly due to the bigger facesweet spot? Be interesting to jump forward a few years to something like a 909 and then a 913 perhaps and see if there's much differenceimprovement in forgiveness.