What we say...
A £6 driver may seem attractive to those just wanting to get down the range to bash balls, but serious golfers should leave this Dunlop 65iX alone.
We bought this while it was on sale at our local Sports Soccer store and, to be honest, it’s poor.
The stats say it all: our pro’s ball speed and carry distance fell massively and the short, steel shaft meant an overall loss of 24 yards against our longest driver. Spend your £6 more wisely by putting it towards a lesson with your local pro.
The Dunlop 65iX Driver is an incredibly cheap buy at six pounds!!!
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Dunlop Drivers User Reviews
i found that this driver dropped my scores significantly when i started playing with it, my scorecard is still tumbling as i get used to playing with it and i think it is a superb club to get you started in golf, fair enough it might hold back more serious golfers and low-mid handicappers but it has improved my game immensely.
i am a junior who got this driver becuase it was cheap, the version i got was a stiff graphite shafted version. I now know after reading todays golfer that i proably dont generate enough swing speed for the shaft but i also know that its pretty useless from tgs reveiw even when in the hands of a proffesinal. When i used it on the course the captain was behind me to watch me slice it into the next fairway. Most of the time i dont have a problem with my other clubs and slicing. I now use the three wood version of it which can hit it about the same distance without slicing it.
I'm a 21 handicapper and have just found that the 65i (graphite shaft) was clearly holding back my game. Was only hitting it around 200 yards with a slice. Yesterday used my new Cleveland HiBore XL and found I was consistently hitting at least 50 yards further AND straight. Until yesterday I was unconvinced that equipment could make such a difference, but now I know it does.
I consistenty play off about a 10 handicap. I had been shopping around for a driver to replace my old taylormade bubble2, but wasn't having much success. Tried the Ping (G5,Rapture), Taylormade R7(425,460), Callaways(Ft3, X), Wilsons, and pretty much anything else I could get my hands on. But I wasn't happy with any of them. And with the new high MOI shapes still evolving, I didn't want to spend £200+ on something that would be obsolete in 6 months. When I saw the Dunlop, I thought well for the price of sleeve of balls it had to be worth a try. To date I have been extremely pleased with it. I am driving the ball longer and straighter that I have for a number of years. I think that is mostly due to the shorter shaft which I can control more easily. Driver shafts have gotten a lot longer in recent years. When I bought my Taylormade bubble 2, it was 1.5 inches overlength, and now that is the standard lengths of all the new drivers I have tested. In the hands of a professional, I think comparing a short heavier steel shafted driver to longer graphite shafted top of the line drivers is a little unfair. The May issue of golf monthly has a story about custom fitting where individuals were fitted with shorter shafted drivers. The Dunlop just seems to suit my swing and I have gotten really good results with it. What have you got to lose, it's only £6?
i got this driver because i saw it was bigger and help my ball striking and club head speed i was wrong, my other driver a petron gs-x is miles better it isnt so loose at impact. this dunlop driver is very poor and i would advise against it try ebay its better. thats were i found my other clubs which are fantastic.
Thinking this may be holding me back now...