THE TRUTH: 1998 Golf Driver VS 2023 Golf Driver (25 Year Test)

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23 thoughts on “THE TRUTH: 1998 Golf Driver VS 2023 Golf Driver (25 Year Test)

  1. It would be interesting to see how much ball technology, shaft length, shaft technology etc has to play in total distance gained. My son hits a Ping Eye2 wooden driver 260m.

  2. Rick! Can you give us a direct comparison of the PING G425 MAX against the G430 MAX 10K.
    We already have reviews with it against the new MAX but would love to see it against the 10K.

  3. It would be really interesting to see a high spin ball with the new ping vs a very low spin long ball with the old ping to show how gear choices can effect the game

  4. Great video! It would be awesome to see comparisons with intermediate models like G30 vs G430 Max, catering to those of us with clubs from different eras in our bags.

  5. Best comparison would be for drivers about five years apart. It would help answer the question "has the tech improved enough to warrant purchasing the latest tech?" If were looking at $500 or more for about five yards, that may not be consistent, best to save the money.

  6. You didn’t mention shaft length. If I can remember the shaft lengths were around 44” give or take 1/2”. Shaft lengths now are around 45.75”.

  7. good test to see. Think the old driver would have done better on distance if you would have tried to match up the type of ball used in 98.

  8. Fascinating! I mean I know all the golf companies are in the business of selling hope to the hopeless! ???? They come out with new models multiple times a year. I like going to the shops that take trades and hit old drivers that are new to me. Still haven’t found anything to beat my old Ping G ! I bought the demo for $150 i think.

  9. With all this technology adding length and accuracy to drives, why are the stats of Greens in Regulation on the PGA tour exactly what they were in 1980s?

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