Rated 5 out of 5 by whippetsrule It added 50 yards to my drive!
Only kidding about adding 50 yards. I've used all the big name and big head drivers with not much luck at consistency. Fixing my swing added the distance (15 yds) not the club. The 983K is a smaller head and I'm able to square the club at impact 95% of the time and KEEP THE BALL in play. Fixing my swing, going to a 9.5 loft to keep the ball lower, and keeping the ball in play has helped my short game as well. I've gone from a 14 to a 9 handicap with this driver. I would recommend to everyone who is having trouble keeping their drives in the fairway.
March 10, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sheffield Small Driver Plays Big
Great driver especially for those looking for a smaller head. Shaft selection is important; remember that this is a bore-through shaft so any shaft will play stiffer (almost a whole flex) than it would in another club. Only negative is that it is draw-biased (or anti-right) which means that if you tend to hook the ball this may be not for you or at least consider getting a shaft that is low-torque. Still one of the best heads out there IMO.
February 22, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sheffield Smaller is better?
The 983k is a classic. It is "only" 365cc but it looks larger. The GD ys-6+ shaft is responsive especially if you are a "smooth" swinger and don't load the shart hard. Important to note that the 983k has a bore-through so it plays (roughly) 1/2 flex stiffer than the shaft flex. If you load the shaft hard or have a high swing speed you may want to look into the Speeder or Prolite. I play the Prolite in a 983e and the Speeder 757 in a 905T and I think they have a more responsive feeling but this again is more an issue of swing type. Overall I find it is easier to square the face on smaller head drivers and not many drivers have as responsive feel. If you want a little more foregiveness look into the 905 or later models.
February 4, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Team falcon hawk much better than my old warbird
big improvement from my warbird that came out around 95. I have the 8.5 degree. Comes off a little low and my shaft is a little stiff/heavy (adila 75), but I can work the ball once i keep improving. Grips was like new and club was in better than average condition that it was rated at.
October 6, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Winston Everything Sweet
After purchase I took this one straight to the range and found myself hitting left right and centre at first but then gradually started to get those repeat shots right down the centre. First game, not one missed T shot. Has a beautiful soft feel at the strike, giving full confidence that you have hit this well. Maybe it's no longer than my previous driver but sure is a nice example of a well made driver for a golfer of my standing. If you are happy to play straight drives, I would recommend this one.
September 27, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Steveo Better than expected
Very solid clubhead with a surprising amount of trampoline effect when hit in the center. This club gives up nothing in distance and I felt it was also easy to control. Seems bigger than it really is as well, and I didn't feel like I missed out not having a 460cc head.
January 4, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by pistol the 983k is a good club for anybody !
November 26, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Punisher THE LEGEND LIVES!!!
This club is a LEGEND! The majority of the greats from Davis Love III to Tiger Woods at one time had this club in their bag. When the game was still THE GAME rather than a business to them, they cut their teeth on this club and it was part of what made them great. One of the first times I tee'd up with this club and didn't know what I was doing, I recall a fellow player saying to me, "You just don't know what you have in your hands, do you? That's a monster!!" Since that time I have come to realize what he meant and how truthful a statement he made. I've tried a few other drivers from time to time, even won a Jack Nicklaus Golden Bear G/4 460cc in a tournament. But, by far, the most accurate club off the tee I've ever used has to be the 983K. I am proud to pull out this club at any range, tee box or golf course I have ever played, knowing I'm about to do some major damage with one sweet swing. Maybe if some of the greats remembered its status, they would get back in the fairway.
August 15, 2010