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  1. Hello MYGOLFSPY crew! Have not been here in a long time. Feels good to be back. I have a question concerning iron shaft flex and weight and I'm hoping to get some advice from people who know much more about it than I do. Before I start, I want to mention: *** I have no way of getting on a launch monitor or to see a club fitter. I am 4 and a half hours away from the nearest club fitting pros and because of Covid I cannot go down there. I know this is the best way but please understand that I can't and time is of the essence here*** Background I am currently playing Cobra King Forged Tours. The shafts are KBS FLT 120g stiff flex. 2 years ago (before pandemic) I was fitted for a Mizuno ST190 driver with a 65g stiff Fujikura Atmos Tour spec shaft. Ball speed is sitting around that 155mph to 160mph range. I have a pretty slow backswing with an aggressive down swing. I have the opportunity to get Mizuno 919 tours. The issue is the have the Project X LZ shafts in them at 125g s+ or xflex (I keep seeing them described as both). I recently bought some New Level M-Type wedges. I fit myself for them and went with TT Elevates in 122g xflex. I was only able to play 3-4 rounds with them. I wanted more height in my wedges and a similar weight to what I was playing in my irons. My question is this: Would this shaft be a good fit for me? I am debating because it seems like the 155-160mph ball speed is right on the cusp of stiff or xstiff. At my best, I was a 5 handicap. I slowed down my playing over the last 2 years mainly due to financial reasons. I still played but going from 40-50 rounds to about 20 brought my handicap up to 6.5 Now that I seem to have that settled, my goal for next season is to get my handicap to a 3. I feel my dispersion is not very good. I want to tighten that up and believe this might work. Thank you for all replies.
  2. I like the ping app. I had an old iPhone and bought the cradle on ebay. I used it to putt in the house last winter. My putting has really improved Sent from my VTR-L09 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  3. I enjoyed the experience. It was my first ever fitting. The guy was a certified professional. That day I was hitting horrible slices because I always thought that I had a 160 mph ball speed. My friend has an HD golf simulator and it measures ball speed. When I got there on gc quad it was 155 mph. I tried hard to get it to 160 and was trying to kill the ball. I did tell him this. Titleist or cobra or any other club were not brought out. I trusted the fitter and was open to try anything. I think it's my swing plane. I am going to work hard this winter on building a repeatable driver swing. I think the mizuno club is fine. I'm just frustrated that I can't hit the damn thing. I hit my 3 hybrid better and more solid. Lately further than the driver. Played by myself today and shot 78. I used my 3 hybrid off most holes. A down hill par 5 playing 477 yards I used my 3 hybrid off the deck 4 iron just short of the green chipped to about 15 ft and sank the birdie. I just don't trust my swing with the driver right now and it's playing with my head. I don't want it going right so it goes low and left. Sent from my VTR-L09 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  4. That day I had a bad slice because I was trying to get more ball speed. I told the fitter this was not my usual shot. He had me first try a Taylormade M5 or 6 can't remember and I couldn't get it off the ground. Had me try the epic flash sub zero which was nice but sounded like crap. Then he pulled out a Ping G410 and I was hooking it like I am now. The mizuno was really good and I had consistent ball speed which is why he suggested it and even though my swing wasn't it's usual self that day I was told that walking into a fitting with a bad swing is better because the fitter can try to curb the problem more. This is a swing issue by me - not the club. I think it's my swing plane to be honest. I'm going to try to get a video uploaded. Last night it rained so I couldn't go. Wil try tonight if it stops.
  5. I don't want to be the guy that tries to kill it. I know that doesn't work. I'd like to be able to get to at least 80% of my power but right now I can only control it at about 50%. I'm leaving a lot on the table so I want to get the most out of my 80% swing. If that's 260 yards I'm happy but right now I'm having trouble getting to 240 and I know I can do better than that
  6. I agree about chasing number. I assume my 5 iron should be higher than it is (at 12 yards like you said it would bring me around 200 yards) I try not to swing hard but fast like you say but I think my body doesn't understand what I'm trying to do lol I certainly do NOT want to blame the fitter for this. It's my swing, I own up to it. I know I'm doing something wrong and will get a video going hopefully tonight (it's raining here)
  7. I did. I told him my usual ball flight was a light fade which I like and miss because I could swing normally and it went where I intended most of the time. In terms of consistency, I am pretty much around the middle of the club, maybe off the center by millimeters. I don't generate enough ball speed to hit 300 yards so I'm not trying to do that. I want to be able to get control of my shot again. 1 thing I forgot to mention. He had placed the order with Mizuno for a 10.5 degree head but I got a 9.5 He told me to adjust it to a 10.5 but if I'm not mistaken that closes the face more, right?
  8. I was fitted on a monitor from Golf Town (I'm in Canada) by a certified pro. That day I was swinging horribly and had big slices. I was butt hurt because I always thought I had 160 mph ball speed when in fact with dry ball data it was 155 so I was trying to swing harder to get the 160 mph ball speed. If I take easy swings I am a decent ball striker. The second I try to give it some more juice I'm all over the place. My irons aren't so bad. I do sometimes flub shots here and there but I'm fairly comfortable. At the club, I was hitting my 3 hybrid instead of my driver because I could control it. I was even occasionally out driving my opponents with it. My tendency with the hybrid is a straight pull to the left. I think that has to do with my shoulder turn coming in quicker than my hips. I'm not sure but I'm going to take some video tonight if possible and upload it.
  9. Guys, A little history: I was fitted this summer (for the first time ever) for a driver. I ended up with a Mizuno ST190 with a Fujikura Atmos TS 65g Stiff shaft. Although I really enjoyed my experience a the fitting. I have NOT been able to hit it all summer long! Now, before I sit here and blame the club - I am the issue. I can't swing this driver any harder than maybe 50%. I get a low hook almost every time I swing it. If I try to swing harder - I can spray the ball all over the course! left, right and rarely center. I have completely lost my driver swing. I've fought with it all summer. I am going to try to upload a vid of it asap to get that issue analyzed. I'm also trying to figure out how my gaping should go. My 150 yard club is my 9 iron. During the summer I can hit my 60 degree lob wedge 100 yards with a full swing. Right now my driver is at an average of 256. Here's what I don't understand. my 5 iron distance is 183? That doesn't seem right. My 6 iron says 169 yards. my 7 is 165. my 8 is 157. I'm using a Garmin S20 watch and it measures my shots for me. I know it's probably not accurate but my 9 is my 150 club. Everything else seems off. Please help me figure this out. I was trending the right way this year. Got myself down to a 5.6 handicap and finished 2nd in my local club championship this year. I need to take that next step and my length off the tee used to be a strong point for me. I couldn't use it in the club because I couldn't trust my swing.
  10. I'm right on the fence for this as my ss is 105 but the ST190 won for me. I was fitted on a lm inside smacking my own tp5x balls and I was swinging like real poop that day. I played Thursday after work and hot 10 of 14 fairways for the 1st time ever so I don't know about everyone's experiences here but for me it seems to work
  11. Your first name Lou - State - New Brunswick, Canada - Your current model of putter Odyssey O-WORKS Marksman 33.5" - Is putting a strength or weakness of your game Has been a strength since getting the Marksman
  12. I've got a counterbalanced flatso on my marksman putter and being it's my first experience with a counterbalanced grip I'm really enjoying it. I'm not ready to say that I have distance control issues like a few guys here have mentioned but I don't have enough rounds in yet to completely disagree. Time will tell but so far I'm not making any changes Sent from my VTR-L09 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  13. I'm a Marksman fan but I'm not crazy about the line on this one. The line on my O-WORKS putter is wider and looks easier to align with. I can tell when my face isn't square with that line Sent from my VTR-L09 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  14. I wasn't to surprised as it did very well last year but I think I've finally found the putter I've been searching for since I started. I love the marksman and it's just about my favorite club in my bag right now (well, that and the new Mizuno driver[emoji6]) Sent from my VTR-L09 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  15. Worst thing about my fitting a couple weeks ago was finding out that I thought I had Rick Sheils ballspeed when I actually have Crossfield's lol. In all seriousness, I really, really, really like TXG. For club reviews, these guys are the best of the bunch. I do like Rick and Mark and the others mentioned are all good but TXG really take it to another level Sent from my VTR-L09 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  16. When I got fitted a few weeks ago I wanted to try the EXS but they had none in stock. I used to play the XCG7 Beta and have always had a soft spot for Tour Edge. One thing I'm disappointed in is that we don't see any of their other sticks get reviews. We see the drivers,we know that the fairway woods and hybrids are great but what about their irons and wedges? You love some YouTube videos Sent from my VTR-L09 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  17. I tested it last night on my friend's HD golf simulator. We played Pinehurst #2. I did not drive the ball well. I was over-rotating my hands through the swing and hooking the ball. I managed to shoot 77 though. It still felt great. I've been trying to wear a GPS golf watch as I was given one and want to use it this summer. I'm not one to wear any watches or jewelry so I'm not sure if this caused me to over-rotate or not. There is always a period of adjusting so I'm not giving up. Sent from my VTR-L09 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  18. It definitely felt the best of all the drivers I've been through over the years. I'm like you too! Been through so many I've lost count. In retrospect though, I bought on eBay and online trying to fit myself but always doubting myself. Had I just got fit 5 years ago and bought new, I probably would have saved more in the long run. Lesson learned Sent from my VTR-L09 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  19. I frigging love those guys! They do fantastic reviews and Ian said the Cobra F8+ or the Mizuno might be a good fit and he was right! Sent from my VTR-L09 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  20. Here's my shiny, new and fitted ST190. I've never bought a new club before let alone got a fitting but everything worked out and I've got a hell of a good club. I made a thread about my experience in the general equipment thread. Head over and read it [emoji16] Sent from my VTR-L09 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  21. Would have tried everything in the store but at the time they didn't have it in stock [emoji21] At least they carry it which is cool Sent from my VTR-L09 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  22. Some pics for your enjoyment Sent from my VTR-L09 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  23. Hey everybody! It's been a while now since I've posted on this site so I feel like I need to reintroduce myself: My name is Louis and I've been an avid, die-hard golfer since I inherited my dad's golf clubs when he passed away 12 years ago. My Father is the all-time club champion at our local club. I got obsessed with golf equipment early on. I was and still am constantly wanting to learn everything there is about what fits me and why. I would be obsessively researching online what equipment would fit me best but always doubting myself because... let's face it; I'm not a pro fitter. Was I making the right choices? How can I be sure? I realized that my driver seemed to be spinning more than it should be. I was right. I was playing a Callaway Big Bertha Alpha Double Black Diamond with a Kuro Kage tini stiff shaft at 50g. I have a friend who owns an HD golf simulator and grabbed some numbers off of it. I was hovering around 3500 spin and my launch angle was around 9 even though the head was set to 10*. To that extent, I figured I had a negative angle of attack. My ball speed was good though, averaging about 160mph and I was getting around 255-260 carry. In Atlantic Canada where I live, there isn't many options for people who want to get fit. The closest place I could find with certified professional fitters was golf town in Moncton, which is 3 and a half hours away. Screw it, my bday was coming up so I called and was blown away when I was told a fitting was only $40 and that they would wave the charge if I bought the club. I made the appointment for my bday on March 29. My daughter had a volleyball tournament in Moncton that weekend so the plan was get there early and do the fitting. So I got there (and this place is literally heaven). I'm in awe at all the equipment. I brought my driver, shoes, socks (I'm that bad), my TP5x balls and wedges to warm up. After meeting with my fitter Steve and warming up, he set up the GC quad and had me hit shots with my driver. My spin was high, around 3200 but I was shocked that my AOA was actually positive! It played anywhere between level to +2. The other thing that surprised me was my ball speed: 155mph and not 160mph (my friends simulator must be off) First club he assembled for me a a Taylormade M5 with hzrdus smoke shaft in 75g. I could not get the ball up. It was a horrible fit. Steve explained that he usually goes from 1 extreme to another and not to worry. He put that away and brought the Callaway epic Flash Sub Zero with the same shaft but 65g. I was hitting this combo much better. All throughout the fitting, I was swinging very poorly. I was slicing the ball way more than I normally would. I informed Steve that I usually hit a small fade but that I was butt hurt over my ball speed being lower than I had thought. He said this was fine because if the club performs at your worst, imagine what it will do at your best! He then set me up with a ping g410 with a project x evenflow blue 65g shaft. I was constantly hooking the ball. The head weight, he felt, was wrong. Finally he brought in another head (which I didn't look at) with a Atmos black ts 65g shaft. Took 2 swings and was blown away by the feel. I thought it was the regular epic from Callaway but it ended up being the Mizuno ST190. I was shocked! So, numbers wise the Sub Zero and the St190 were the 2 that stood out. He had me hit 5 with each and although my longest drive was with the sub zero, the st190 provided consistent ball speeds. He recommended the Mizuno with the Atmos shaft. Ball speed with the Sub Zero was 155, 148 and a few numbers in between. St190 was 154 or 155. I dropped my spin rate from 31-3200 to a respectable 25-2600. Another thing was that he fit me in a low launch, low spin shaft. Something I would have never even considered since my launch was low (oh my launch angle sits around 10* now) They had a deal going on that they gave you 1.5x more value for trade-ins for a purchase of a new club. I traded my driver, Touredge cb4 3 wood (which I was no longer using) and Touredge xcg6 hybrid and got $160 off the driver. Happy birthday to me I decided for the first time in 12 years I was going to buy a new club. So, the moral of this story guys is if you can get fit - do it. I was a big proponent of not getting fit. To me it was a waste of time. Well I am man enough to admit I was wrong. Go get fit and you will learn so much from the experience. It was so much fun for me that next year I will be going in for a wedge fitting. Go.Get.Fit. Cheers, Lou Sent from my VTR-L09 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  24. 90 for me Sent from my VTR-L09 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
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