Review Abstract The Orlimar Trimetal Driver is impressive and easy to handle. The fact that distance is not a problem even when hits are less than perfect pleases owners. You can hit the driver off the tee and fairway. Labeled as "pricey" this product is considered quality.
Reviewed by: Bruce F(Unregistered User)
Shoots in the 90s
Model Reviewed: Orlimar Trimetal Driver
Summary: I have a clean Trimetal 11 deg. that I picked up at the local Goodwill store for $1.99. It has a stiff Harrison Professional graphite shaft. It blew me away that a driver, even of this particular vintage, would have such a short face. When I saw it had a maraging face, I knew I had to try it. After replacing the deteriorating grip and removing the lead tape the previous owner applied to the crown, it was off to the range. Wow. Very long. And what a sweet sound. Not that big-head, aluminum baseball bat sound. The flight is just a tad lower than my 400cc Armour Persimmon 9.5 deg. with stiff Grafalloy ProLaunch 65, but it is honestly just as long. The size and sound is remenisent of my old Ping i3 3 wood, but the distance is ... wow! While I prefer 300-400cc sized drivers, I am carring it in my bag for a while. If I love it enough, I'll pick up a 3, 5 and maybe a 7 wood. Got to get some short tees.
Reviewed by: Carl Breaux(Unregistered User)
Shoots in the 70s
Model Reviewed: 9.5 degree original trimetal driver
Summary: I bought this club many years ago and am still hitting it. I walk on a course and get paired with many different caliber golfers and the comments are all the same, "is that a 3 wood"? (because of it's size compared to modern drivers) They then tell me I would be able to hit it farther with the new drivers. I tell them I can hit this one 300 yards so what do I need to hit it further for?
When they see me hit it, they just shake their heads and can't believe it. I played with a 22 year old the other day that told me he has never heard of Orlimar. I said, "well now you have".
I have been interested in trying a new driver, and when I do it will be the XR trimetal driver and nothing else. It will take a lot for me to give up my old small head driver. Don't know if I can.
Summary: After struggling with many different brands of woods from the fairway, i just gave up on them and used my 3 iron. I baught a used set of orlimar trimetal fairway woods from a driving range for $30. I'm making solid contact now and hitting on average anywhere from 200-250+ on the fairway. very easy to hit with and it actually goes straight for once. highly recommend this club for anyone who struggles with their woods.
Similar Products Used: dunlop, taylormade, callaway
Summary: I have been searching for a shallow-faced, low profile driver for many moons. I have owned "Modern" TaylorMade and Nike drivers (and by modern I mean they have huge, hollow heads and are pretty expensive) and could not get any consistency in my drives. This club is awesome, for me. The low center of gravity is just what I needed. My drives are just as far as anyone I have played with that is using a "big-head". Although Orlimar is evidently not producing this club any more, I applaud and thank them for producing this product.
Similar Products Used: TaylorMade R540, Nike Ignite 460
Review Date June 3, 2006
Overall Rating 5 of 5
Value Rating 5 of 5
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Reviewed by: Aaron(Unregistered User)
Shoots in the 80s
Model Reviewed: Orlimar Trimetal 9 degree driver
Summary: Unbelievable. I picked one up today at Play it Again Sports for 20 bucks. Best investment Ive ever made. The club has obviously held up. Face if good and grip is good. I just hammer the ball with this club. I need to admit, I'm not one of a big fan of oversize to begin with. This club is small and it some may feel thats a knock.
Despite the smaller profile, I think anyone would benefit from this club. I get a lot of feed back in my hands. Even mis-hits carry and maintain flight path integrity. I've hit the new Ping G5, the Nike Sasquatch, the King Cobra line, the new Taylormade's and Calloway's. It just doesnt do it for me. I like the smaller profile and like I said, I absolutely hammer the ball of the tee with this (hit about 100 balls at the range).
For all the supposed forgiveness of the big clubs, I get real confidence from this club. Get one. Hey, if you can find one, they are CHEAP anyway so give it a shot. Nothing ventured, nothing gained and you might be suprised as I was.
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Similar Products Used: I'll just talk about my old driver. I've actually been without a driver for a year but I havent been playing much. I had the original Taylormade Burner Bubble. Loved this club. Hit it well, and often very long, for years. It was part of the early oversive generation before things got ridiculous, in my opinion. I handed it down to my younger brother who is currently using it in the #1 position in highschool varsity golf.