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  1. On 4/30/2021 at 11:45 AM, jneff11 said:

    I, an ole high indexer, recently upgraded my 3 hybrid from an ole Adams regular flex to a Sim Max Stiff Flex. The difference is amazing leaving a huge gap between my 5 iron & new 3 Hybrid. I have settled into my driver and 3 wood which are both old and working well for me, but, I'm thinking about getting fitted for a new driver & 3 wood because of the performance increase in the 3 hybrid. During the fitting I'll compare what I am currently using to at least three new items with regular & stiff flexes. I don't buy into the notion that ole golfers with slow swing speeds need regular or senior flex. Prove me wrong. 

    Ha... I can swing a driver 115 mph... I can also hit a senior flex whippy driver (I can’t do both at the same time)... the tensei white x stiff was still way too much club for me.

    Different flexes will change how you swing and how you present the club at impact... there is also no standard for what regular or seniors or stiff means...

    Honestly, the numbers and letters on clubs are guidelines that mostly help but sometimes get in the way... find what works for you and don’t worry about what you are “supposed” To be playing... 

  2. 16 hours ago, ericlawhead said:

    Funny you mention that. I’m actually going out there next week for a fitting. I don’t live very far from their shop here and someone I played with over the weekend mentioned them as well and had just got irons from them. I’ve heard good things so I’m looking forward to it and knowing what I know from the “fittings” I’ve already had I can go in with some good data to know if it makes sense. 

    Love my sub70 hybrid... definitely worth hitting while You are there... find a shaft that works and roll with it!

  3. 2 hours ago, Middler said:

    Hitting 4 shots with each head & shaft, as Club Champion did/does, will NOT provide meaningful dispersion data for most players. That was my overriding point. By all means get fit for distance and launch, but dispersion is a very different case than most fitters methods are tailored to address - and some fitters don’t know that.

    Agree! I’ll also never tell anyone to get fit at club champion... I haven’t (and won’t) do business with them.

    edit to add, nothing against club champion... they’ve obviously got a successful business model and happy customers... it’s just not the experience I’m looking for in a fitting. 

  4. 42 minutes ago, cnosil said:

    That Hack it out podcast did have an influence on my perspective on fittings.   That is why I have come to the conclusion that the basic type of fitting offered can only get you more distance and probably won't help with dispersion.  Dispersion is more of a lesson and measured over time kind of thing. 

    Yeah, I guess that’s what I mean by “go get fit” is not really functional advice anymore... 

    it’s become too broad of a concept and everyone offers some level of it... if you wouldn’t trust a fitter to give you a lesson, you probably shouldn’t get fit by them...

  5. 9 minutes ago, cnosil said:

    Most golfers seeing those numbers will say take the 180 club, but from a performance perspective those clubs probably won't perform on the course as well as the 165 club.  

    100% and I think this is the problem with just “getting fit”... a good fitter will steer you toward the best dispersion or at least find ways to make the 180 yard club work for you... an ok fitting will basically get you into a decent shaft, pay themselves on the back for adding 15 yards to your seven iron and move on to the next fitting...

    You have to know what performance you want out of a club and then have someone willing to take the time to make that happen... 

    Mark Crossfield talked about how he stopped doing fittings and only gives lessons now... if he sees you hitting a club that doesn’t work for you, he considers putting you into a better fit more of a lesson than a fitting. I think this is a better way to look at things... but I also think people should have coaches who can check that they are hitting the right equipment.

  6. I've had amazing fittings (shout out to SeeMore and Cody... that was the best of the best), good fittings and mediocre fittings... at the end of the day, the best fittings come when you know what you are looking for and go to the right person...

    My SeeMore fitting was great, but it was more than just a fitting... it was a putting lesson, a putting clinic and a putter fitting rolled into one... it was for a single club, and we discussed every part of my putting. I'd likely be a better putter with JUST the correctly fit putter, but I was given the tools I needed to consistently improve my putting... they will last beyond my putter purchase, even though I'll probably keep this putter for 10 years (and replace it with another SeeMore if I replace it) I'm incredibly happy with the end result of the fitting, but the club was a small part of that. 

    Honestly, I've stopped touting "go get fit" as forum advice... it's basically useless. Getting fit isn't useless, but telling people to get fit doesn't really move the ball forward. I like to talk to people about what they are looking for out of their clubs and how to get there... Unless your clubs are extremely off spec, you can make them work. 

    I don't know... I think we've swung the pendulum too far on the fitting front. It's a useful tool, but you don't necessarily need to see a fitter to "get fit"... I've been pretty happy with my driver play in self fit drivers (really, I just like the Aldila Silver shaft... though I'm currently gaming a Ventus Black I was given) but I tried a bunch of stuff, figured out what I liked and what I didn't like and adjusted from there. I'm sure I could dial in my numbers better with a fitter, but I could also spend the same money dialing in my swing with a coach and hit the same setup better...

    Ultimately, a lot of golf comes down to confidence... if you are comfortable over the ball, you are going to hit it better... If spending money at Club Champion to have the clubs built to your exact specs makes you more comfortable, GREAT. Spend the money. If you want to fit yourself, buy used and can get comfortable over a set off clubs you bought on eBay, that's awesome too!

    I think equipment can be important, but it's a small part of the game... I played TaylorMade oversize burners from 1995 for 20+ years. They had regular shafts in them, and I swing a 7 iron around 95 mph. Did I have a tendency to moonball shots? Yes. Did I play some of the best golf of my life with the set? Yes. Could I have played better with a different setup? Most likely. 

    I think, ultimately, good golf is about minimizing your mistakes more than it is maximizing your "great shots"... Getting fit for new stuff isn't going to get rid of your mistakes, so it only makes sense to get fit if it will make those mistakes less penal... At best it's a marginal gain that can easily be overwhelmed by strategy (good or bad)... Knowing your dispersion tendencies and incorporating them into your strategy is far more important than having MOI matched clubs that have been pured and blessed by a monk... but there is nothing wrong with doing both!

  7. 1 hour ago, DJ Mico said:

    You are correct, I do come very in to out. I'm a former college baseball player, so I have worked hard in the last year to try and eliminate the nasty banana slice that goes farther right than forward. The drives I hit well end up having a beautiful draw to them. Since eliminating the banana slice, I play for a draw, and it usually works. The problem is that sometimes I get a little too draw biased and get a high toe strike that doesn't go very far and goes very far left. Then, I try to tone down the draw and hit a strong power fade--usually when I don't need/want to. 

    I definitely am going to take your advice though and just give it a swing. I feel like I've tinkered so much with my driver stance, set up, and everything else before even swinging that all the little tinkering has gotten me to the point that I feel like if my feet or shoulders are not at the perfect spot that I am instantly doomed for a mishit. I'll take a lesson and keep practicing and hopefully not keep wasting so many shots out of the tee box. I'm not a great golfer by any measure, but I at least know that if I get to within 170 yards that I usually only need 3 more shots to finish the hole (approach and 2-putt or approach, chip, and putt). While I would like to get that down, I am more concerned with getting more consistent with the big stick to avoid wasting shots on penalties or escaping from the woods.

    Just think about a nice fastball down the middle and take a cut. 
    it’s very easy to get in your own way with your golf swing.

  8. On 9/4/2019 at 7:38 AM, TR1PTIK said:

    I think Adam has some offers some good information and has been able to help a lot of golfers. However, I read his book and thought it was a mess. The useful information within the book is muddied by a large amount of fluff and a lot of incoherent passages due to the fact that the book was self-edited (as far as I can tell anyway).

    I started the year with a goal to read 2-3 books per month, but Adam's book successfully put an end to that. After slogging my way through his book (and Mark Broadie's - which is better written, but equally fluffed), I just couldn't bring myself to start the next book. I'm sure I'll eventually get back on that train, but I'll pass on those two.

    I feel this... it’s sitting mostly unread on my night stand... 

    he’s a great coach and a wonderful resource but I’d love to see him find a better way to deliver information...

    he was great on the chasing scratch podcast when he had someone else driving the conversation... his podcast with Jon Sherman had a ton of good information, but I find myself zoning out when it’s on.

  9. 23 hours ago, Bucky CC said:

    And I just bought a RADSpeed 3-wood to match the new driver.  Dang it Cobra!

     

    The new rad hybrids look great too... probably want to make sure all your long clubs are the same...

    also, the copper forged tech mim irons look pretty sweet... 

    Ok, at this point you may as well just have the full bag, so grab some new wedges.

     

    seriously, though, it’s nice to see cobra take care of its customers... I hope the rad is good for you! I love my ltd pro, but it got sidelined when I scratched the crown (I had also recently won a new driver)...

    my next set of irons will likely be cobra.

  10. 27 minutes ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

    Spending the money on lessons and putting in the work would be the first option. Your inconsistency on the course is because your inconsistency in strike location on the face and based on the numbers you are probably coming from the inside too much. You probably have more of a two way miss with the driver too compared to irons right?

    You have the swing speed to play the mavrik and my guess is that in your fitting  it was the driver and shaft setup that kept the attack angle down a bit and spin and launch in more consistent zone.

     

    If I'm reading the numbers right, (positive path, and positive club face), he's coming in in to out with an open club face... That's going to generate a push fade (starts right, keeps going right).  It might be as simple as setting the face to closed to promote a draw. Otherwise, you probably want to work on hitting a draw and making sure the club face is closed at impact... you will hit more snap hooks, but should lose less far right... just need to find the balance!

    For me, a lot of confidence on the tee box comes from having hit enough good drives off the tee box... it's a dumb paradox, but at a certain point you just have to swing away with driver with a decent swing... I've played too much "golf swing" in my life... 

    It's not the driver, though I will say changing shafts can always be a fun way to tinker... I've found heavier, non counterbalanced shafts let me feel the head a little better. (or at least convince me I'm feeling the head better), so everything I hit has a 70 gram shaft in it. 

    Just figure out WHY the ball is flying a way you don't like and then figure out what is actionable in your swing or setup to change that... can be anything from a grip change to a setting change on the driver... or just consciously turning your wrists over... You can also learn to hit the power fade! Get your club path more negative and leave your hands alone and just play a fade.

  11. 8 hours ago, benb1989 said:

    I am very interested in some Sub70 irons as I like the look of them. Only just started looking. Im playing off 13, how do people find the forgiveness of the 699 or 699 pros? I love the look of the 699 pro black but wondering if im safer going for the 699 if they are more forgiving.? 

    One thing that would stop me is not being able to try the clubs before hand, I don't believe the ship demos to England. 

    @GolfSub70dont you guys have a rep in jolly old England now?

  12. On 10/18/2020 at 4:26 PM, lefty2010 said:

    For those that have tested or purchased Sub 70 golf equipment:

    What have you purchased & were you pleased with it?

    If you could do it all over, would you make the same purchase or go a different route? 

    thanks for any feedback! 

    At one point last season, I only had 12 clubs in my bag... I jumped from 6 iron to hybrid... I was in the middle of a bag rebuild, and wasn't sure what I wanted to do. 

    I picked up the 699u 4 iron, and loved it... it was the first utility iron I had ever gotten along with. Jason was helpful, service was great price was amazing... then I realized I should actually carry a 5 iron... Same experience, 639 CB 5 iron, Jason was super helpful on shaft selection, and offered me the S400, which hadn't come up in a fitting when I was between the S300 and X100... Great club, great price, great service.

    I wanted wedges built to my specs, so I went Sub70... 54 286 and 58 JB Low Bounce... Both are great clubs.

    Finally, when they offered a non adjustable hybrid, I bought it the day of release... 4 separate transactions, all clubs ordered and built custom. 0 problems, excellent service.

    I could easily bag a set of Sub70s (outside the putter and maybe the driver) and highly recommend reaching out to them with questions... Great company.

  13. My bag wouldn't look much different... though maybe I'd go back to the Cobra LTD

    Driver - Cobra LTD Pro - Ventus Black... (have both on hand, but the Ventus has a callaway tip)

    3 wood - This is a constant struggle for me... I'd go back to the Adams Speedline 13 degree I had

    Hybrid- Adams IDEA Pro 18 degree (I have this in the garage, but it's got a Tour X 100g shaft in it)

    4 utility: Sub70 699 (maybe the pro instead of the regular I have)

    5-GW - Adams CMBs. These are in my bag, I got them last year and had wanted them since 2012... awesome irons.

    54 and 58 - Cleveland 588s. Classics are a classic for a reason.

    Putter - my SeeMore TriMetal. I'm rolling the ball well with it!

  14. On 4/22/2021 at 9:26 PM, Dtruitt said:

    Anyone switch from a commercial unit like the Xi to the MEVO+? Are you happy with the data?

    Can you use the MEVO+ to do online stuff? Our club put in GC Hawks, and they are great, but obviously the budget for that is significantly higher...

    Are you just look for something that reads putts and chips better? Reading some quick reviews, the MEVO+ seems to be a fairly solid device.

  15. Sounds like you want something with a hot face on it... the Callaway super hybrids are pretty well known for their hot faces. Definitely worth a try.

    On a different front, you can also do a speed training program and pick up club speed... more speed = higher launch as well as the ball going farther... you can do it in the gym with the right program (Fit For Golf is my go to)

  16. 8 hours ago, Sasquatch said:

    Can’t decide what graphite shaft to put in my srixon zx UT. I currently play dynamic gold x100’s (130 grams) in my irons. Looking at running either the aerotech steelfiber 95cw or the 110 cw. The 110 has a little lower torque and I would assume a slightly lower launch due to weight. I want this to be a club I can pound fairways with off the tee and go for the occasional green on a long par 5. Wondering if anybody has any experience or guidance in this avenue. 

    I matched my driving iron to my hybrid... I've got the V2 Proforce in both and like it... I think it makes sense to match your utility iron to SOMETHING in your bag, so why not match it to your hybrid... honestly, I'm thinking about getting the V2 in my 3 wood.

  17. What are you looking to get out of the fitting?

    If you just want a cheaper upgrade for your driver, you can get fit and focus on the correct shaft (try the shafts you like in various heads to make sure it's a good fit) and then just upgrade the shaft in your driver... 

    I don't have any direct experience with GolfTec, but a fitting is only as good as the fitter, and GolfTec isn't known for fittings... I'd highly recommend going to a locally owned store and talking to their fitters about what you want, what your budget is and how best to do it...

    A good fitter understands that they are fitting for budget amount everything else, and will help you find a reasonable cost alternative, even if a more expensive option is "better'... if the fitter isn't willing to discuss pricing, then they aren't a good fitter.

  18. 3 hours ago, -D-M-G- said:

    Thanks for all the responses!  A bit more detail.

    It's only this club.  If I address the ball with an open face or take it back a little outside, I can eliminate the pull/smother.  Swing speed +/-90.  It's the same lie as my other irons.  Shaft is steel/stiff.

    For me, if I can't feel the head of the club in my backswing, I'm going to have a bad time... This is more a shaft balance issue than anything else... If I like the balance of the club, I usually hit it pretty decently.

    I'd suggest hitting some different shafted driving irons and seeing if you get along better with one than the others, and then look up the specs of that club... headweight, playing weight and shaft. 

    I can't hit a heavily counterbalanced shaft at all. 

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