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  1. Yeah that’s a tough one, since you don’t know if you’ll get fitted for a shaft Titleist carries normally or if you need tip stiff? CC carries everything which is good and bad, most manufacturers don’t offer everything to the general public. My shafts were not available through Srixon, my old shafts were through PXG so I could order straight. CC charges more since you buy the heads separate from the shaft and pay retail fir each but they do pure the shaft which is nice and manufacturers don’t do that for non pros. CC can also be more precise in upright, manufacturers only do 1 degree change
  2. With similar numbers to mine you’d be on the border of stiff to X, luckily KBS makes a bunch of shafts in S+. And Project X comes in 6.5 or you can tip stiff a regular S shaft. I used to play S400 for years, the slightly stiffer/heavier version of the S300. I’m getting older so I now like 120-125 grams better then 130-135. But dropping from a 125 gram slightly stout shaft to 95 gram slightly weak stiff shaft if your swinging that fast doesn’t sound right.
  3. If you’re new to golf, I’d recommend starting with adding a 5 wood and seeing how that works for you. Then if you hit it well, might want to try a 3 or 7 wood, if it’s just ok, then try a hybrid iron. But based on hitting your long iron poorly I’d try the 5 wood first. Not sure brand as a beginner will make a huge difference just choose a higher launching or more forgiving model by whichever brand you like better. You can go by the reviews or try hitting yourself but I presume you’re not consistent yet so hitting them may not give you an answer but more of which one you hit better that day
  4. Just so you’re aware, Bryson and DJ 7 iron carry average is just under 200 yards, total is right around 200. That would mean your swing speed with a 7 iron is 100mph plus and you should be in a tip stiff X stiff shaft. If 200 yards was overall because it was 7 iron with a 5 iron loft so you got 20 yards of roll, from under 5,000 revs and/or a decent angle of 42-45 I’d understand. But no way can you swing a light weight stiff shaft and hit a 7 iron 200 yards that’s more carry then most of the longest players on tour. The average tour player carries 173 yards with a mid 90’s club head speed
  5. That’s pretty good distance from a 7 iron, was that carry or overall? I carry my 6 iron, 181 yards with 91mph swing speed, tour average for a 6 iron is 185 range with 93-94 mph swing speed. My 7 iron carry is 172 with a 90-91 mph swing speed. And I use S+ or X shafts in most of my clubs. I know the loft is stronger on your 7 iron verse my 7 iron since I play ZX7’s and the t200’s are 2 degrees stronger but still I would presume your swing speed would be near 90 mph if that’s carry distance and not overall. If it’s overall, doesn’t mean much, their could be a lot of roll involved with low s
  6. I personally check out reviews of local fitters, I’ve alway had a good experience with Club Champion. Some local stores have “trained” employees that are “fitters” but being a previous D1 golfer then Nike/Buy.com tour player for a short bit I quickly realize how unknowledgeable many of these people are. Many of them don’t even know proper spin numbers or peak heights or decent angles, let alone how to read a hit plate or watch to see if the person hits the ball fairly solid or if they need another sticker and hit again. Anyone that can’t answer simple spec questions should not be fitting cu
  7. I’m also 6’4” but 185lbs. I don’t think the shaft necessarily is wrong just because of your driver shaft. Some people swing lighter weight shafts better and others heavier. If you feel unsure I’d definitely get a second opinion, hopefully they put you in a 1/2” long shaft and had you hit on a strike plate or sticker to see if you’re also upright. I’m typically with most brands, but brands do vary, my norm is 1 degree upright and 1/2” longer shafts with midsize grips for my larger hands. I personally prefer d4 to d5 weight combo for my 4 iron to wedges, with a minimum of a 120 grams shaft,
  8. Shafts are personal, I love my Graphite Design shafts, in my driver, 3 wood and driving iron, I play KBS Tour V Tour spec S+ in my other irons. GD have a very nice feel to them, although they all have different profiles and that’s where a place like Club Champion can tell you which is best for your swing. With every Fujikura I tried I always hit the ball with a little tail, giving me a worse dispersion, higher spin numbers, but my brother loves his Ventus shaft. I’d wait to see what fits your swing.
  9. Funny, the importance of fitting, was ready to buy the p770’s or mp20 based on reviews. Club Champion fitted me, both those irons were a miss for me, p770 had a big dispersion, the mp20’s had the worst carry distance and too high a spin rate. Tried the Cobra, T100, ZX7, jpx forged and tour, Pxg 0311t and ping. First club the fitter choose for me the ZX7 was still the best dispersion and second longest with great spin numbers. I had no thought of even trying Srixon and was looking for a distance style players iron, which some how the ZX7 is just a players iron but went second furtherest afte
  10. Around $700, if I break out a portion of the fitting for driver, did a driver plus iron fitting. Plus an upgrade shaft, my choice out of the three recommended shafts. One had no upgrade charge but had worse dispersion over the one I chose, probably a $150 savings though. I also bought a 3 wood, same shaft 10 grams heavier, irons and wedges. Only thing I kept was my putter, old Scotty Cameron I still love. Club Champion gave me the recommendations did not force or pressure me to buy from them direct over manufacturer or another store, got an email and print out with all my info. Both th
  11. I recently got back into golf after having kids, finally school aged and some time again. My last driver was Callaway X2 Hot Pro, which was from 2014. Decided to book a fitting at Club Champion, booking process disaster, fitting experience great. My club head speed was 105-108 on my old driver, new drivers I was 107-110, this swing speed 2mph increase was mostly from the new drivers having longer shafts. Ball speeds also increased, 140’s to over 150, almost 10 mph difference. Launch angle went down, my old driver averaged 12.9 even though it was an 8.5 degree driver. New driver averaged
  12. Looking at new drivers, not sure which I’ll try yet, just starting the search, any recommendations?
  13. I feel the same way, my driver is the one spot I might swap. My PXG driver is very accurate but averages 10-15 yards less then my Callaway. Which on some course I could use the length since I’m in my 40’s now and my driving average has dropped to 275-280, with the occasional 300 yard drive. While with the Callaway I can have many more 290 drives or even 300 plus yard drives but I hit many less fairways. Always searching for the perfect weapon. For me it’s my Scotty Cameron Teryllium.
  14. My whole bag currently is PXG minus my Scotty Cameron Copper Teryllium Putter I’ll probably never change. But my driver will occasionally change to a Callaway Epic Sub, the PXG is more accurate but the Callaway goes a little further.
  15. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I’ve been playing golf for 30 years, my GHIN is 4.7, normal score 74-80. What do you love about golf? I’ve been addicted to golf since 8th grade, love that you can compete with others or just yourself and the course. Really fell in love with competing while playing D1 golf. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? Was brought back onto MyGolfSpy to look at new clubs, what brought me to it last time as well. Wher
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