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#16 Will Par

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 08:38 PM

I may be getting into this thread late, but my vote is also for outside. When outside, you can pick a target and get into your setup position based on that target. The resulting swing will be the same swing you would normally make when playing. Inside, hitting into a net, there is no target in the distance to aim at. You have to get set and swing without any target focus. I just don't make the same swing when I don't have a target. Outside, you can see the flight of the ball and make adjustments to hit your best shot. Inside you don't have that feedback. It's a little better if you have a simulator with a screen projecting a golf hole that traces the ball flight. But you still have other factors like the mat and height of the rubber tee that may not match how you normally tee the ball. I've been to a couple of inside fittings and I won't waste my time going to another one. I've never had an outside fitting, but I would have a lot more confidence in getting a good fitting if it was outside.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 12:28 PM

If the fitter is any good and is using the flight scope you will get the data you want. Not to turn this into amy LM is better than your issue but all the LMs are calculating indoors.

If you are comfortable hitting indoors then do the fitting indoors. the big things that might change are easily fixed i.e. loft/ lie. Your swing speed is not goin to double or even reduce to a factor that will dramatically impact the flex choice. Particularly if factory built chance are they wont match anyway. Contrary to popular belief you can pick a spot on the net.

Hitting off a mat is an issue. If the mat is just a mat then false positives (a draw) will be found. Using hitting area that allow for a deep divot such as fiberbuilt is a better alernative.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 12:26 AM

Fit for lie angle? Sure, indoors is fine. Fit for ball flight (far more important), outdoors is the way to go. Where do the world's best get fit and with what equipment? Outdoors on a FlightScope or Trackman.

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Driver: TaylorMade SLDR 430 12* (w/ toe screw) w/ Project X Handcrafted LZ16 
Strong 3 wood: Taylormade SLDR TS 13* with Aldila NV 75X
3 Hybrid: Adams Super LSP 18* (bent to 17*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4 Hybrid: Adams Super LSP 20* (bent to 21*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
5-7I : Tour Issued Adams CB2 w/ Dynamic Gold Tour issue S400 hardstepped 1x
8-GW: Tour Issued Adams CB1 w/ Dynamic Gold S400 hardstepped 1x

SW: 56* Cleveland CG12 (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
LW: 60* Cleveland CG12 (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
Putter: Mannkrafted Widebody Rattler 34", 71* lie, 4* loft

Have a ton of back-ups in all categories, but there are always 14 clubs in the bag that differ depending on the course and set-up. Bomb and gouge. Yes, I'm a club gigolo.


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Posted 25 February 2012 - 08:17 AM

Fit for lie angle? Sure, indoors is fine. Fit for ball flight (far more important), outdoors is the way to go. Where do the world's best get fit and with what equipment? Outdoors on a FlightScope or Trackman.


Bingo. The indoor monitors are nice for the colder-climate places because it allows them to do stuff year-round. But that's pretty much its only advantage.




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