It’s annoyingly. I have a 5 star prickle driver that is maxed out with enhancements and components. I play against players with blue and green drivers that out drive me by 40-50 yards. Makes no sense. What gives?
Taking that prickle from 5* to 6* will get you 20yds right there. The other thing is components. I have a grn prickle 6* and had it at 330yd carry w/114 gauge but unfortunately the needle is just too glitchy so I set it to 322yd & 100 gauge. Don’t know how your components are but they are what sets the distances apart not the clubs...
The amount of stars, color ( color of traits some have orange strength or accuracy that follow the colors ( orange=hero, top of the colors, purple, blue green, plain ). Try to keep accuracy 100 points higher than strength. Strength will add to distance, some people will go over 100% gauge to get the distance. Components also matter, The vital set ( 4 components ) add 20% to strength you can add the focus set ( 2pc components ) which add 10% to accuracy on your driver. An top of the set benefits you want to look at their main function; ie: strength, putt, accuracy etc. Same with their subsets. On my putter I try to get as many components with putt has a %, % is better than a plain number if they same stars/color. Same with their subsets, I try to get as many with putt% or put# as primary/secondary subsets. It will maximize your putt gauge. Use the manager to mess around and add different components to see their effect. You can filter by sets ( vital, focus, reveal etc .. and by piece ). The manager is the best tool, just mess with it. It wont change anything unless you purchase the change.
Also use the " ? " button, upper left for FAQ, it will explain the components.
PSS; Also, get the black tee's completed in career ASAP. So you can play invitations and get mystic components. The invitations are sometimes given to you if you win a round on the black tee's. It is also automatically given too any friends on your friend list. Any time they play win or lose you get a mystic box. Anytime you play theirs they get one. You could have 15 friends play it 3 times each and you get 45 boxes. So load up that friend list.
PSSS; also go into match and "view" the top player clubs and components see how they have theirs set up. Look at the sets on their clubs, ie: reveal, focus, vital etc.. I see so many who just have the backspin set on their clubs, I understand in the beginning they are the easiest to get but not necessarily what you want on your driver/putter.
Peace, I think I'm done.