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  1. Greetings.  Wanted to get others' thoughts on this.  I had a driver fitting last August at our local Club Champion store.  It was a good experience.  I liked the guys who run the store.  I might be in the minority, but I am in the camp that these driver fittings are somewhat overrated.  I used to play an Epic driver with I think a 55 gram shaft.  I am 62 years old and have a swing speed of 97.   I play with a lot of younger, really good guys who just smash it, and like everyone else I would like to hit it farther.  I go through the fitting and end up with a Mizuno driver and a shaft that in theory added a few yards but, at least on the monitor, my spin rate came down dramatically, but as we all know, we don't play on a launch monitor.  

    To make a long story short, when I hit it well, it does go farther and is better into the wind.  My issue is I don't hit it well most of the time.  In January I was in Naples hitting balls at the driving range close to Fiddlers' Creek.  Maybe some of you have been there.  There was a guy demoing Yonex Drivers which you pretty much can't find in the US.  On a whim I hit one and My God I smashed like 10 out of 12 balls right in the center.  Of course it's hard to tell on the driving range.  I've continued to struggle with so last week I actually found the exact Yonex driver I hit in FL on Ebay so I bought it and got it last Friday.  I played with it in 36 degree weather on Sunday and, while I did not hit it quite as far, I hit it markedly more consistently - night and day really.  

    My theory with these driver fittings is that if you are REALLY good and have smash factor consistently about probably 1.45, I think these fittings probably really help.  I am starting to think the problem is, yes, IF you hit it perfectly there is probably a driver that will max you potential - 13 degree launch rate, 2,200 spin, etc., but how many of us hit it perfectly.  I would rather have a driver that might spin more than a perfect number than I can hit straight and consistently.  For me, I've concluded that I need shaft that I would describe as "softer" and some would call more "spinny."  The other issue is these fittings are not cheap. I bought this Yonex driver for $300.00.  A Club Champion driver fitting is WAY more expensive than that.  It will be interesting to see if that Yonex was Hawthorne effect.  I don't think so and am looking forward to hitting it when it warms up, that is if any of us can go outside!  

    Curious what others think.  Thanks  



  2. On 2/11/2019 at 5:27 PM, GolfSpy MPR said:

    MGS New Member Introduction: Midwest Region

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    Welcome to the MyGolfSpy forums! We’re always glad to have new members contributing to the best golf discussions on the internet.  If you’ve already created an introduction thread, feel free to re-introduce yourself here!

    If you haven’t yet done so, take a moment to check out the Moral Codes that shape how we treat each other here.

    You’ll find that this community is very welcoming to newcomers so come on in, take off your shoes, and get comfortable. Tell us all about yourself. To help us get to know you, here are some questions you might answer in your new member post. Feel free to share some fun pictures of your golfing ventures as well!

    1. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?  I've been playing golf for 45 years.  My handicap varies from around 3.5 to 6.0

    2. What do you love about golf?  Challenge and fellowship and maybe some gambling?  :)

    3. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? Interested in club fitting issues, etc.  No don't know anyone

    4. Where are you from? What is your home course? Live just outside of Indianapolis; grew up in Lafayette, IN home of Purdue University; play at two courses - Hillview in Frankin, IN and Otter Creek in Columbus, IN

    5. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best -  lots of good courses and it's not terribly $$$$.  Worst - can't play all year round.  

    6. What do you do for a living?  I have been a health care executive since 1981

    7. How’d you pick your user name? Use it for a lot of other accounts.


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