I was going to wait until another range session and/or another a round, but screw it.
Let me preface this by saying I am a high handicapper...partly because of my skill or lack there, and partly because since I don't tend to care about my score, I make some very questionable decisions. I used to have a massive slice and no distance off the tee. Took some lessons and bam, a draw and some pretty good distance. The starting about 2 years ago, I developed a low launching hook, lessons from two different pros couldn't stop it and I lost all faith in hitting the driver. When I was hitting the driver well after that first set of lessons, my personal best was about 280 and would average close to 260.
With all that being said. I shafted the No Brainer (10.5, ~207 grams) on a GD YSQ 65 (S) and cut it to some where between 44.5" and 44.75" (static weight was 319 grams). I took it to the closest driving range on Tuesday...yeah that was a mess....all me though, it was a crappy range with the rubber tees and mats....I was anxious to try ir and didn't feel like driving to the other range (traffic is a bitch).
I played my first 9 on saturday. I kept in the bag on the first two holes opting for irons (a 280 par 4 and a 380 par 4, trying to make sure I got some good swings in). Took it out on the third hole, a short par 5 (about 430). Launched a "low" drive (pushed it right) about 250, leaving me an easy 6i to get on in 2 (which I nearly hooked into the street, luckily a tree saved me...nice chip on to recover and then... a three putt).
After seeing that drive, I hit driver on the fourth hole, a 365 yard par 4. Another low drive, about 250 yards (would have been farther but i ran into a side of a hill).
Let me further explain, when I say low launch drives, I don't mean 10 feet above the ground and roll 100 yards. I would say it was about 2/3 of my normally height when I would hit a good one.
I did use it three more times, however, I topped it each time (worm burners). When I did hit dead center on those first two drivers, it was a very solid feel, like you knew you hit a good one. I do like the feel of the heavier club (my previous "old reliable" had a static weight of 317). I got back a little of the confidence I used to have in my driver yesterday. Whether it was due to the No Brainer or a change in swing (or both), I am going to ride this baby.