Excellent question. Here are three good reasons:
1) Adjustable clubs aren’t 100% adjustable.
Sure, you can change the loft, lie and face angle to meet your needs. But in many adjustable drivers, the CG (center of gravity) is high and near the clubface – good for pros, bad for amateurs. Even if you can move the CG, you usually can’t move it enough.
Also, you could get stuck with a one-size-fits-all shaft length, typically 45” – 46” for today’s drivers. That’s too long for most of us. (FYI: The GX-7’s shaft is an easy-to-control 43”).
2) You’re wasting money on settings you’ll never use.
According to Golf Datatech, a leading research firm, only 1 in 3 golfers who buy adjustable drivers actually change the settings - ever. (You’re also spending a chunk of your $400 - $500 investment on the big brands’ massive marketing costs and tour pro endorsement fees… But that’s another story.)
3) The GX-7 is essentially “pre-adjusted” to match the typical of golfer's swing.
As we’ve already stated: If you can bomb your current driver 250-plus and slice-free, congratulations – you’re in select company. And the GX-7 isn’t for you.
This club is designed for players who need help in the distance department, struggle with the ol’ “banana ball” and make inconsistent contact from both tee and fairway. Sound like anyone you know?
On a related note, you may be considering a professional fitting for your next driver or fairway wood. That’s a great idea – assuming you don’t mind spending an extra $150 – $300 on top of what you pay for your new toy.
Odds are, the fitter will recommend a club that closely matches the GX-7.
By the way: On the off chance the GX-7 doesn’t work with your swing, it comes with a money-back guarantee. (Full details in a moment.)