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  1. Palmer, Nicklaus, Jones, Hagen have all been club brands at some point in time. That model seems to have died about 20 years ago however Hogan kept trying to hang on. Once Callaway bought that brand it was doomed. Might have possibly lived if Callaway had marketed their players irons under the Hogan name, but Callaway was clearly whittling down the field. I think the DTC model clearly goes against the recent club fitting trends. People want to hit things on a monitor before they buy them. Hard to do that when you're not in any stores. Had a blended set in the mid-2000s. Great clubs but beyond my skill level at the time.
  2. Chipping vs. pitching. If you're " swinging harder" you might also be breaking wrists more and therefore moving to pitching stroke which require a slightly different approach, maybe different club. If the strike quality is good that's be what I'd focus on.
  3. Lie is probably the top consideration when playing wedges (if not all non Tee shots). Any fluffy lie requires a different shot than a normal fairway lie or tight lie. Sometimes really posh fairways can even make the ball sit up more. 1. Check the lie to see that the ball is lying on solid ground. 2. If this is a persistent issue, choose a lower loft and play a less steep shot. (also do this for fluffy lies). 3. Practice your striking to ensure that you're maintaining some wrist angle through impact and launching the ball lower. If you're making no divot, try to create at least a shallow divot.
  4. Fortunately, the woods to the left of 18 at the local club is still manufacturing at normal levels.
  5. Your shafts won't affect spin very much at all. There have been numerous tests done, you can watch them on youtube. With a proper data set, you'll probably only see a few 100 revolutions change from a extra stiff to a senior flex. Focus on dialing in the loft of the driver and the weighting if it's adjustable. the only shaft variable I would worry about is launch angle or " kick point". That has a lot more to do with your tempo than your swing speed. I wouldn't be too afraid to hit 3,000rpm or so. It may actually help you keep the ball in the air longer and results in more consistent drives. My suggestion would be to take the shaft that feels best to you, then set your driver to the highest loft setting and hit five consistent shots. Then work down the adjustments of the driver head , five consistent shots each, until you see a drop off in performance. Stop when the ball's not staying in the air and the shots are no longer straight. Go back and look at which loft gave you the most consistent spin numbers and carry numbers. That's your setting. You don't want to base your conclusion off of an outlier, but off of an average performance.
  6. It's more of a push for me because I have a tendency to pull my body through impact. If I have the mindset of pulling, I'll get too steep and come over a bit. Your feelings of the downswing need to match up with your tendencies. I think many people who tend to stay back on their rear side too much might benefit from thinking about pulling.
  7. Ordered a set of irons from Titleist in early December. Expected ship date is 3/24!
  8. Biggest issue with fittings,imo is that they occur on a simulator off of mats. Many people would probably choose different clubs if they were actually playing them on a course in the context of a real round of golf. That driver that you managed to get a few miles per hour of more than the others in the store won't look nearly as good when you're hitting in the rough all day. Simulators are great, but they can only represent so much of the game. If a manufacturer or retailer could find a way to let you demo clubs and in real environment ( not necessarily a full round) I would be much more inclined to pay for that. Watch guys like Mark Crossfield on YouTube and then go to the big box stores and tell them what you want to try. I recently had a paid fitting at PTSS. It was apparent that the fitter was very knowledgeable, but the experience wasn't great because there was a time limit and the only irons available were 7 irons. I at least want to hit a pitching wedge and a 5-iron to understand how the set flows and possibly look at blending sets. Unfortunately, all I was able to do was to hit the 7 iron of the next model up the chain for that manufacturer. That's not the same as hitting two different five irons. Also, due to time constraints and the fitters presuppositions, only had a few manufacturers to hit. Granted, they were the first ones that I chose, but would have liked to hit some brands I'm less familiar with.
  9. I've seen videos of groove sharpeners. Some of them really do work, but may not result in an even groove width and may make wedges non conforming if you care about that sort of thing.
  10. I definitely see increased spin on new wedges, so I replace when I perceive less spin around greens. That's usually about two years for me. I don't really change for new " innovation" or marketing.
  11. I use 58, 52, and 48. Don't really consider 58&60 to be all that different. I use it for full shot yardage gap. A lot of players add loft to the club, especially to irons and wedges, through impact. The lob wedge can become a liability for many of those people from the fairway. Around the greens, it's questionable if the " average" golfer benefits from a higher lofted club.
  12. No experience with CC specifically, but have gone through fitting like theirs. Here why I'm staying away from those type of sessions. no matter how you're swinging, the fitter is going to start trying to fit you into something. That's their job. If your strikes aren't in line with your norm, the data is useless. Norm is not perfection. You should see what happens on bad hits, but if they're all bad it wouldn't help you. Simulator numbers help but don't represent real shots on a course. A driver might yield more distance on a monitor, but that might result in more missed fairways in real golf. Ideally we'd like to see results of a club change over time (good days and bad days) not just one hour of hitting which often turns into a long drive competition against yourself. My other issue is that you don't know the fitter and the fitter doesn't know you. The information is what they're given at that point in time. So they can't really talk to your game because they don't know it. They're trying to develop an idea to give you a recommendation for clubs. I'd much rather see a fitter who has some relationship with you, so they can speak intelligently about recommendations for you knowing your tendencies and faults. It's unfortunately very hard to find the place where you can take clubs out for a round to test them unless you're a member at a private club.
  13. Welcome to the forums Madboy76 :)


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