My father in law is a very occasional golfer - he's played all of his golf with me over the last two years, and that totals 3 rounds. He's got a big lateral slide, a real old steel-shafted 13* 3wood he hits terribly, and some old steel shafted driver (maybe 200cc?) His swing is pretty good, and when he catches one it's a real golf shot.
We went to the range today and I brought something from my stable with him to try - a Cleveland Launcher TL310 in 8.5* with a stiff graphite shaft. He's about 6 inches taller than me, and I figured the club would be the right length for him as it's about 1" too long for what I like.
He struggled hitting his clubs for a while, then finally teed one up with the Cleveland. Wind left to right and hurting, 56 degrees outside.
He nukes this thing - absolutely sickeningly straight, and at least 260 in the air. Lasered the 250 target and he carried it.
Hits a second one, it's about 5yds right of the first one, and 5 yards longer.
He hit a few more throughout the night, and not all of them were outstanding, but they were all good. He's a happy, happy dude. Now it's his club.