I have been reading MGS for a little bit now and recently joined the forum.
Need some help wrapping my mind around some things - hopefully, you can help?
Started playing apprx 8 years ago - started with an inherited set and then went and got "fitted" (they basically just cranked the lie up a few degrees and gave me semi-stiff shafts) at a large retailer for mizuno jpx 800s. Over the last two years I started giving up some of the other hobbies to focus more on golf and decided recently to go get a proper fitting to see what was going on with my clubs and my swing. Turns out the clubs are out of wack - varying stiffnesses, swing weights and too short for me.
I know there are varying schools of thought on what clubs to play based on handicaps (right now I am at an 18 - as low as a 14 last year and then I had a kid which cut into playing time) - I really like the look and the feel of the mizuno jpx tours! I think if I get this it will help me become a better ball striker and help me focus more on my swing. Am I just setting myself up for punishment?
The club fitter/maker is making me a 6 iron from the jpx 900 tour set to my spec +3/4 length, S200 dynamic gold, I forget the SW we decided on and grips slightly above regular. He is then letting me buy just that one to take out into the real world to hit and make sure I like it.
What to do?
The clubs would cost $190 a club - seems reasonable for the process - sound fair? but that's $1000-1400 depending on if I get the lower irons.
I have seen similar sets on different forums with rifle steel shafts with 5.5 or 6 - I think that is comparable? These are significantly less... like half. might not be able to get the exact length... I saw one set that was .5 longer instead of the .75.
The new jpx 919 tours are also coming out in september?! Do I just wait for them? They look nice.. maybe a touch futuristic but I like that the lack of colored text like in the 900s
Also trying to decide if I should get the ping g400 max or just try and tune up my current driver - titleist 913d2 - he is adding some weight to the shaft to give it a better feel. is it really that forgiving?