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  1. Now that I reread it though it looks like I'd still need to know DL, which the GC2 doesn't provide. Oh well. Can always hope they'll upgrade to the HMT or the Quad at some point.

  2. Thanks Dave.  Mostly care because I like seeing/having as much info as possible. I do have a coach and we have a time set up for the 31st to work on it, though I like having somewhat of an idea before I go in.  As for the math, unfortunately I'm not Euclid. Thanks for the help!

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  3. Morning, 

    I came across this article in Golf WRX about how dynamic loft and AoA factor into launch angle. The important parts are as follows:

    Factor in the following numbers for this shot:

    • Launch Angle: 11.9 degrees
    • Dynamic Loft: 13.5 degrees
    • Angle of Attack: 2.8 degrees

    Understanding that dynamic loft is 85 percent of your ball’s launch angle and angle of attack is 15 percent of your ball’s launch angle, we now see that the dynamic loft of this shot hit was a touch too low.

    • Dynamic Loft: 85 percent of 13.5 degrees is 11.47 degrees.
    • Angle of Attack: 15 percent of 2.8 degrees is 0.42 degrees.

    Add those numbers up and you get 11.89 degrees for your launch angle.

    At my Golftec the launch monitors only measure LA and not DL or AoA. For those of you who are better at math than I am, could I somehow reverse engineer what the Golf WRX article says using only the LA to parse out AoA?

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  4. 8 hours ago, Flip4000 said:

    I went for the longest club I felt I could control. I went for a fitting and tested the sim and Mavrik SZ and the Mavrik was longer by about 10 yards carry, however I couldn't control it. The Sim was longer than my current gamer, but more accurate than the mavrik, so I went with the Sim. It's really up to the user if they are looking for yards or accuracy. It also depends on what type of courses you are playing. If they are mostly wide open then distance might be the way to go, then you carry a go to 3 wood for when you need to find the fairway. On the flipside if you play courses that require accuracy or have more trees, then it makes sense to go for accuracy.

    In general you can never go wrong with hitting the ball more accurately. However I have always gone with the idea of taking the longest carrying driver I felt I could control 

    Curious, what's your usual shot shape? Interested in what control issues you had with the Mavrik. Mine is def farther off the tee but struggled with the lefts for a bit after being fitted.

  5. On 11/29/2020 at 12:44 PM, fixyurdivot said:

    Club shaft length, and more specifically the discussion that they are too long for most players, has my attention.  Admittedly much of this has come from my recent reading of Tom Wishon's book but also from discussions on this forum. That the majority of professional tour players are using shorter driver lengths speaks volumes.  They seem to know that the extra 5-7 yards isn't worth the trade for hitting from the rough or in the tree lines.  My current experiment choking down on my standard length G410P is yielding positive results; more FIR's and lower scores.

    The second time I was fitted for a driver my life (Mavrik SZ) the fitter suggested 3/4" shorter than I was currently playing. Large misses are down this year.

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