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mbrodeur86

 
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    mbrodeur86 reacted to THE GOLF GUY in What Golf Ball Are You Playing In 2024?   
    Bridgestone BXS
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    mbrodeur86 got a reaction from Cfhandyman in Driver fitting - Do they make that much a difference?   
    Totally agree with you. I was originally fit into an atmos black shaft and a 10.5 head. The atmos has a 3.8 torque on it. With my Stealth 2 it has a 9 degree head and the Kai'li red shaft. That shaft has a stated 4.1 torque. Similar weight but different profiles. I'm hitting the Stealth higher and more consistently than the fitted Mizuno. I fitted myself using the knowledge I picked up from my Mizuno fitting. So far I'd say I did a great job but without question 1 company's numbers can be totally different than anothers.
    As for the op I'm so happy for you. Just the experience itself for me it's worth it. In the long run it'll make you a better golfer. You can check different companies for similar shaft numbers but like Ricky Bobby said the numbers for 1 company aren't necessarily the same as others. You could ask the fitter what they recommend that are similar. Sometimes TXG/ Club Champion do ask anything on YouTube. A guy like Ian could probably give you examples 
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    mbrodeur86 reacted to RickyBobby_PR in Driver fitting - Do they make that much a difference?   
    Yeah, but in that case you should be letting the fitter know budget constraints upfront anyways
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    mbrodeur86 reacted to cnosil in Driver fitting - Do they make that much a difference?   
    Unless you have budget constraints and want a shaft under a certain cost.  
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    mbrodeur86 reacted to RickyBobby_PR in Driver fitting - Do they make that much a difference?   
    I wouldn’t ask about any specific shafts, be open to whatever the fitter goes with, just be sure to give feedback about what you are feeling, what you like don’t like. Depending on the head and how the fitter goes about it there may be other shafts that work.
    Your spin and apex are similar to mine and I have a similar aoa. 
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    mbrodeur86 reacted to Shankster in Driver fitting - Do they make that much a difference?   
    1000% make a difference.  I own a Callaway golf club because of a fitting, there is no way in the green acres that I would ever buy a Callaway golf club at even 95% off.  But… it out worked every other driver I hit by a mile and is far more accurate.  I still don’t like it, but I love it.
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    mbrodeur86 reacted to aguybadatgolf in Driver fitting - Do they make that much a difference?   
    Thank you for the suggestions. I have a fitting today as well with a shop that is brand agnostic. I’ll make sure to ask about those.
     
    I was averaging about 5 up. You pointed out that this is a swing issue and my coach has noted it at smothering to work on. Spin was averaging around 2500, apex was about 38 yards. The rest I’m not sure about. I do have a pretty nice match up with my swing path and face angle which the fitter said was helping negate the amount I hit up as I play a draw so I got a lot of roll out. 
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    mbrodeur86 got a reaction from aguybadatgolf in Driver fitting - Do they make that much a difference?   
    Totally agree with you. I was originally fit into an atmos black shaft and a 10.5 head. The atmos has a 3.8 torque on it. With my Stealth 2 it has a 9 degree head and the Kai'li red shaft. That shaft has a stated 4.1 torque. Similar weight but different profiles. I'm hitting the Stealth higher and more consistently than the fitted Mizuno. I fitted myself using the knowledge I picked up from my Mizuno fitting. So far I'd say I did a great job but without question 1 company's numbers can be totally different than anothers.
    As for the op I'm so happy for you. Just the experience itself for me it's worth it. In the long run it'll make you a better golfer. You can check different companies for similar shaft numbers but like Ricky Bobby said the numbers for 1 company aren't necessarily the same as others. You could ask the fitter what they recommend that are similar. Sometimes TXG/ Club Champion do ask anything on YouTube. A guy like Ian could probably give you examples 
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    mbrodeur86 reacted to RickyBobby_PR in Driver fitting - Do they make that much a difference?   
    The Diamana D+, D+ limited are equivalent and are common in most manufacturers if buying new. Older shafts would be Diamana whiteboard (I love this shaft) and ahina.
    so the xc like all graphite design shafts have a typical blue shaft design. Each is tweaked differently in the butt, mid, tip to create different feels but all are based off the Diamana blueboard design which is why the shafts above that are a little stiffer  mid and butt compared to the AD DI and blue profiles like a tensei raw blue.
    if you can get to a place and hit the shafts mentioned or a Diamana tb, the tensei raw blue to compare feel and numbers they may be options which again are offered by alot of oems
    dod you happen to get any spin, launch, aoa, dynamic loft, apex/peak and descent angle info from your pxg testing?
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    mbrodeur86 reacted to RickyBobby_PR in Driver fitting - Do they make that much a difference?   
    There is no standard for how torque is measured and torque is about feel. The torsional stiffness of a shaft has very little influence. The longitudinal stiffness of a shaft has much more influence. When looking at shafts weight, length and longitudinal stiffness or the stiffness profile are the important measurable factors. The stamped flex not so much because like torque there’s no industry standard for how to determine what to label a shaft. Then there’s the feel factor which plays a role in how we swing. The feel can affect negatively or positively or in some case not at all how we swing a club. Shaft changes aren’t the way to go to change loft or spin.
    The ops issue is swing related. Can a shaft help, sure, but it’s going to be head loft, cg location and the balance of the head and shaft.
     
     
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    mbrodeur86 reacted to aguybadatgolf in Driver fitting - Do they make that much a difference?   
    Thanks for the advice! My FIL is a veteran so my wife is able to use the PXG discount for military and family. She was getting fit for some irons tonight and they let me mess around with their black ops challenge. It was eye opening. 

    I was fit into a 8 degree head and after messing with shafts was fit into the graphite design tour ad xc-6 in an X flex. With my current game I was either hitting straight blocks to the right or turning it over and hooking it. With the fitted driver I was able to try to turn it over as much as I wanted and as long as I didn’t get to extreme was hitting 300+ yard draws in the middle of the fairway. I’m just hoping I can find a shaft with similar performance that isn’t so expensive lol. 
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    mbrodeur86 got a reaction from aguybadatgolf in Driver fitting - Do they make that much a difference?   
    Remember to ask questions. I walked in and they asked me if I had a preferred club brand. I said no because I was open to hit anything. I thought I was going to pair up well with a Callaway and ended up with a Mizuno ST 190 that I probably would have never considered lol. Pay attention to your numbers too. Those things are important. I took pics of mine as a guide point. Lastly, have fun! 
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    mbrodeur86 got a reaction from GaDawg in Do you work in the golf world? Or Wish You Did?   
    I'm 47 now but I've got to tell you: I desperately want to work in the golfing industry. I'd love to be a fitter. I'm obsessed with the process ever since I first got fitted for a driver a few years ago. I just feel like I might have missed the boat at my age. Also, there isn't any real opportunities where I live. My friend is selling his business with 3 HD golf simulators and my wife keeps swelling my head telling me if anyone could make money with that place it's me lol. But seriously, I would love it. Love everything about the fitting process and I love helping people 
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    mbrodeur86 got a reaction from Rob Person in Do you work in the golf world? Or Wish You Did?   
    She knows I could do it because I'm a very determined person and when I set my heart on something I usually do everything I can to reach my goal it's just financially I can't afford it
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    mbrodeur86 got a reaction from Rob Person in Do you work in the golf world? Or Wish You Did?   
    I'm 47 now but I've got to tell you: I desperately want to work in the golfing industry. I'd love to be a fitter. I'm obsessed with the process ever since I first got fitted for a driver a few years ago. I just feel like I might have missed the boat at my age. Also, there isn't any real opportunities where I live. My friend is selling his business with 3 HD golf simulators and my wife keeps swelling my head telling me if anyone could make money with that place it's me lol. But seriously, I would love it. Love everything about the fitting process and I love helping people 
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    mbrodeur86 got a reaction from injectedcutty in What Golf Ball Are You Playing In 2024?   
    To get ready for the upcoming season I tested 4 different golf balls:
    1 - Ol' faithful Titleist Pro V1 
    2 - Wilson Triad
    3 - Callaway Chromesoft X LS
    4 - Vice Pro
    After analyzing all the data I decided to go with the Vice Pro. I got a little more height out of it and got a little more spin off my driver. The Pro V1 was longer but can't justify the price for the little bump in performance. 
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    mbrodeur86 got a reaction from TJ Hall in Fitting not helping   
    For myself I got fitted for a driver about 4 years ago. I was driving it really well... until I wasn't. Was it the club? Yes and no. There might have been a physical issue with the driver after 4 years of using it but I can tell you my swing changed. I lost the swing I had when I got fitted and started struggling. After 4 years, and with the knowledge I picked up from that fitting, I was able to fit myself for a new driver and I am hitting the driver better than I ever have! So I definitely believe you can "out-fit" your fitted clubs with swing changes and other factors.
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    mbrodeur86 got a reaction from ZackS in Do you work in the golf world? Or Wish You Did?   
    I'm 47 now but I've got to tell you: I desperately want to work in the golfing industry. I'd love to be a fitter. I'm obsessed with the process ever since I first got fitted for a driver a few years ago. I just feel like I might have missed the boat at my age. Also, there isn't any real opportunities where I live. My friend is selling his business with 3 HD golf simulators and my wife keeps swelling my head telling me if anyone could make money with that place it's me lol. But seriously, I would love it. Love everything about the fitting process and I love helping people 
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    mbrodeur86 got a reaction from Southpawgolfclub in Do you work in the golf world? Or Wish You Did?   
    She knows I could do it because I'm a very determined person and when I set my heart on something I usually do everything I can to reach my goal it's just financially I can't afford it
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    mbrodeur86 reacted to Southpawgolfclub in Do you work in the golf world? Or Wish You Did?   
    If wifey is on board, I say go for it!


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    mbrodeur86 reacted to aguybadatgolf in Driver fitting - Do they make that much a difference?   
    Good to know! I am going in tomorrow to a local shop very excited to see the result.  
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    mbrodeur86 got a reaction from aguybadatgolf in Driver fitting - Do they make that much a difference?   
    I'm not a fitter but from what you are saying it sounds like you might need a lower loft and a lower torque shaft. Again it depends on your numbers and what kind of flight you are looking for. I would definitely go for a fitting. You will learn so much about your swing and just the experience of it is well worth it, whether you buy the club or not.
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    mbrodeur86 reacted to Bradka13 in Fitting not helping   
    I'm sure anyone who has golfed much at all has experienced similar things.  I've never taken the next step and asked why.  Do you, or anyone, know an easy way to start tracking some of these stats?
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    mbrodeur86 reacted to RickyBobby_PR in Fitting not helping   
    While that is true a good fitter will be asking questions throughout the fitting about the ball flight, what you see, what you feel, is that your normal shot, is that your normal miss, what’s your big miss, how’s your game, what do you do well and not so well. The users information to for you for you good days and bad days.
    When it comes to inconsistencies that’s not in our swing but in our compensations for our swings. When we struggle to make the same compensations we have a not so great striking day. 
     
    If I play 3 days in a row fatigue sets in and I can get out of whack and end up with lots of blocks and pushes. The clubs can’t help that.
    If one doesn’t fix making bad decides on the course aka bad course management a fitted club isn’t going to make that any better. Example if one is prone to hitting hero shots and they don’t work out all the time and they keep doing that a fitted club isn’t gojng to help them.
    If one 3 putts a lot a fitted club isn’t going to make them better and as cnosil pointed out if you start hitting more greens you may be an even worse putter because of proximity to the hole compared to missing a green and chipping it on.
    It’s why the stats that cnosil mentioned are important to track. Score is only part of it. Knowing how that score is achieved and has anything improved after the fitting  or not. Without data you have no idea if you are actually improving or not.
    I’ve had rounds where I hit the ball well and didn’t score well and days where I didn’t hit it as good and had a better score. What caused that? Without tracking data I wouldn’t know 
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    mbrodeur86 reacted to Bradka13 in Fitting not helping   
    I'm not even saying that I don't feel I got the value from the fitting as I also think the results are more likely tied to my reduced reps.  I was more just curious if I should completely remove the thought that the clubs might share in the blame or if others had experienced unexpected results that couldn't be explained by other factors.
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