I went to a Mizuno fitting Today. It was a very good experience
I am currently playing Callaway Apex Forged 14 (the original) with Recoil 660 F3 (R) graphite shafts. My take has been, that they are generally going too short and are also relatively unforgiving. My Arccos stats confirms this on length, strokes gained (-3,6) and suggested area to improve (Approach/100-150m). 7i speed around 80mph. .
Entered the fitting session stating my objectives (longer - not wild, just normal length) and good numbers on spin and descent angles, I said, that I was thinking graphite shafts again, but open to anything he would suggest regarding heads and shafts
I started with some inital shots with my own 7i, then the swing DNA iron. It actually felt quite good, and I struck some decent shots even with that contraption - it actually carried 15 meters up from my Apex's!
He then said: "Well - we'll get you your distance for sure, but I'm also quite sure I will place you in steel shafts". It was based not least on a quick tempo that could be seen from the analyzer, and what he saw with his own eyes...
And so I got HMP in a few steel shafts. Weight between 100 and 120 g, a very significant change from my 70g Recoils. But it felt good, and was helping me with more consistent ball striking, and I could also better feel the club underway, and it felt just a bit less rushed and more controlled without me changing anything in the swing intent.
I ended up with the:
Hot Metal Pro 5-P - KBS C Taper Lite Stiff 110g - Lamkin ST Hybrid Midsize - 1/4" long - 1,5 deg. upright
Felt great, right in the window with spin and launch, 45+ degree landing angle, and around 13-15 meters longer than my Apex.
I was slightly concerned with the Stiff rating, but it was definitely right. Also the top 7-8 shaft recommentations were very similar to the one I ended up with.
Out of interest, we looked for something similar to my existing shafts among the SwingDNA recommendations. We found them essentially at the bottom of the list with 0,x of 5 stars. Completely unfit for my swing! Maybe there's a reason I have been struggling to get them to perform...! Tried the old iron at the end of the session, and it just suddenly felt weird and wayyy to light. Just another testament to the wise words: "Get Fit!"
Order is confirmed with Mizuno, will be built in Scotland, and should be in my hands here in Denmark in less than two weeks
Only concern now is the gapping between the 42,5 deg PW and my 50 deg. wedge, but I will figure that out when I start playing them.