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Micah T

 
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  1. @middler

    Nothing worse than feeling ripped off after a major investment: I was gonna say you have 90

    days to return it, but my question is, when did you get fitted? Had you already played that day? Was it early in the season and you hadn’t found your “real” swing yet?

     

    I just got my custom shaft from CC after a 7 week wait, and my 1st round was terrible: I was spraying it just as badly as my old shaft. My buddy pointed out that he noticed my head moving more than usual, and that I probably was over-swinging. I’m the bomber of my golfing buddies and everyone wanted to see me send it: and it was making me take some weird swings. 3 rounds later I’m making my normal swing and the shaft is doing exactly what it did during the fitting: 20 extra yards on my good cut swing, and staying in the fairway with a power fade on a fair-poor swing.

     

    In the future I will only get fit for clubs late in the season: I want all the kinks worked out before I put down hard earned cash. As mentioned in several threads, some people only benefit from outdoor fittings : something about being indoors causes them to make a different swing than the one they bring to the course: not un-similar to the golfer who makes perfect swings at the range/during a lesson, but can’t duplicate on the course...

     

    I hope CC does right by you!

     

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  2. Could you hit the 3i off the fairway ? bc I would prob drop the 4 if you only hit maybe once a round its only a 10 yard difference where you could just swing the 3i slightly less then full swing ?

    I don’t hit 3 iron off the fairway: generally due to how low the trajectory is and how far it rolls out. 3 wood from the fairway is a once a round occurrence at most: it requires me to hit a below average drive on a par 5.


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  3. Based on your gaps and distances, I would look for a different set of irons.  You have some weird yardage gaps at the bottom of the bag that could be better with more traditional irons
    Also the 10 yard gap between 52 and 56 makes sense.  The 15 yard gap between a 50 and 52 does not make sense.
     
    You seem to be a long hitter so those strong lofted AP3s are doing you no favors at the bottom of the bag

    In hindsight, I would get the AP2 instead: at the time of purchase I wanted the extra distance. As I’ve improved it’s left some odd gapping that I hope to fix with a wedge fitting this fall..


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  4. Played 2 rounds with Tour B XS: this ball has the spin the X was missing! I’ve spun couple of wedges back at least 10 feet with these: time for a head to head matchup with the Srixon Z star XV


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  5. If they're both tee-only clubs, I'd just swap out one or the other based on the course/conditions. I've got Dr, 4w, 2h, 3i at the top and I typically decide between 2h and 3i. 2h better off the tee with lots of rollout, 3i if there are any long par 3s or reachable 5s I might need it for (I don't have your distance; 3i is about 225 for me)

     

    Yeah that is definitely doable: Generally now that I’m hitting driver on long holes, neither club is needed for 2nd shots on par 5. My miss with both clubs is a right block/power fade.

     

     

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  6. 82: another brutal front 9(44) followed by a crisp 2 over 38 on the back. I’ve been letting the nerves get to me, and it’s taken about 5 holes to settle down. And 3 of the 5 holes are par 4 doglegs with trouble on at least one side. Irons have been inconsistent as well, but my putting a been solid...


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  7. Good stuff there: The last 2 rounds I’ve actually become aware of how nervous I am. Usually My first shot sucks and I’ll settle down from there, but my last 2 rounds it has literally taken 5 holes to make what I would consider a decent swing. I’m definitely going to pay more attention to my heart rate/breathing when I tee it up this weekend...


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    So, I finally received my new shaft for my Ping G410 plus, and that has left me with a little dilemma. I’ve discovered how to hit my 3 wood, and it’s become a reliable fairway finder for me. I also bought a 3 iron (Titleist U510) this year to help with the gap at the top of my set. Now I’ve got 15 clubs, and someone’s gotta stay home, I’m curious what everyone thinks...

     

    Should it come down to 3 wood or 3 iron? Both are tee shot only clubs that get hit a maximum of 3 times a round.

     

    Should I think about removing a wedge? I’m a 5 wedge guy and love full swings from 160 and in.

     

    Think out of the box and maybe remove a 4 or 9 iron? Both clubs get hit about 2 times a round on average.

     

    I’m posting a graphic of my bag below with avg carry, and before anyone pm’s me about how far I hit a 7 iron, AP3 are loft jacked and I live at 4K feet and the ball carries at that elevation. Thanks in advance for your ideas!

     

     

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  9. After thinking about this some more, I have come to the conclusion that the lofts of my irons are causing my gap issues. I have Titleist AP3 clubs which I love. Was looking at the loft specs and my 9 iron is 39 degrees, Pitching wedge is 43 degrees and gap wedge is 48 degrees. So really my nine iron is more like a traditional 8 iron and the pitching wedge is more like a nine and the Gap wedge more like a pitching wedge.  My Sand wedge is a Vokey SM7 54 and I have a Vokey SM7 60 degree lob wedge.  Sharpened the grooves on the 54 & 60 wedges a couple of months ago, but it is probably time to replace them soon anyways.
     
    When I replace them I will most likely get a set with 52, 56 & 60.  At that time I will drop my 5 iron which is really more like a 4 iron anyways.
     
    At some point when it is time for the AP3s to be replaced I might look at a more traditional iron set.

    I have the same clubs and couldn’t figure out why there was a 30 yard gap between the AP3 PW and my 52 degree! Even bought a 50 degree and that only closed the gap to 24 yards: all before I just looked up the loft and discovered it was 43 degrees 🤦🏾‍♂️

    So now I have 43, 48, 52, 56, 60 comets: the 56 & 60 have a lot of bounce and the most forgiving grind(k) the other 3 are for full shots and have less bounce.


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    So I’ve been really trying to get my clubs paired down, since using arccos I’ve found that I have a weakness from 3w to 5i and with my up and down performance around the green. It started to make me think. Why do I have a 58* wedge when I can easily open up a for flops and turn it down for a numb and run? I’m starting wonder why an amateur needs a 54 and 58 wedge when I can’t devote the time to practice with either. I’m thinking of going with just a 56 and then next up would be my 50 gap. I also play one length and love it. The standard length wedges are so short too that I never feel confident when a full shot. Would going from 50 to 56* too much of a gap? Anyone else have this thought? Or am I just crazy? Also anyone tried out the new cobra MIM wedge?
    I’ll hang up and listen.
     
     
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    Do you usually play the same course? Do you like to manufacture shots? I carry 5 wedges because I want to make full swings from 105-165 yards out: I don’t want to have to think about making a 75% swing from 115 because I only have a 50 degree and a 56. I also love having all those wedges for chips and sand shots of various lengths: I just take another club and make the same swing I do with my 60 to add more length/rollout. I’ve heard that the one length wedges are the hardest part of adjusting to a one length set. So like most posters have already commented, set your bag up to suit your strengths: there’s no point carrying clubs that are a liability...


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  11. There is a lot of similarity between what Rickie is doing now and Phil prior to 2004.  Phil had this dark cloud following him around that he couldn't win big events, especially majors.  He was 33 years old (soon to be 34 in June) when he won the Masters in 2004.  The key difference is, Phil had won 22 times between 1991 and 2004 prior to his breakthrough at the Masters.  Rickie hasn't shown nearly as much propensity for closing out wins.  He has 9 wins in 11 seasons but one of those is Tiger's limited field event and another is on the Asian Tour.  
    I personally believe Rickie has the game to win the biggest events.  I'm just not certain he has the killer instinct to get it done.  Time will surely tell.

    I think the better comparison for Rickie is Sergio Garcia: when Rickie finally wins one, and I believe he will win 1, just like Sergio, it’ll be late into his career. Around 20 wins and 1 major is what I figure for Rickie. To be fair though, he’s a better putter than Phil or Sergio. And I hope he wins more


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  12. I bought a Titleist U-510 3 iron earlier this year: I tee off with it on shorter par 4’s. I noticed I couldn’t hit it off the grass, even if it was sitting up on a fluffy lie. After teeing off with it on a par 5( I was without a driver for 2 months) and then immediately pulling my 4 iron(Titleist AP3) for the 2nd shot, I noticed how much heavier my 4 iron felt! When I got home, I put them both on a scale and discovered my 4 was 60 grams heavier than my 3 iron: the U-510 has a graphite hazardous smoke shaft and the 4 iron has a steel project x stiff shaft. I put about 5 pieces of lead tape on the back and sole of the club, and now it feels just like my 4 iron. It’s a ridiculous amount of tape on an iron, but I hit it great now.

     

     

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  13. Got a putter fitting in May, went back for a driver fitting in June, and am going back for a wedge fitting in October. It’s getting to be an issue for me...

    But if you go in with the mindset of only purchasing if they can fit you into something that blows away your current gamers that will save you some cash...


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  14. I've been hearing a lot about long wait times from them lately and am wondering if independent fitters or golftec are having the same problem.
    I was planning on buying new irons, this spring but got stuck overseas till about a week ago. I was looking into game improvements irons but I'm not sure I really want to go through the process this year of finding a fitter, getting fit, then waiting till the end of the golf season here in New England to be able to play them. I'm not looking for anything just something better fit to.me than my off the rack rocketballz.

    I feel like it’s basically the new normal: you can always ask to only demo what CC or true spec have in stock already, that would cut the wait time...


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  15. My PW(43*) and my GW(48*) are part of my AP3 set, and my 52, 56, & 60 are vokey with various grinds and level of bounce. I look at my pw and gw as full swing clubs that I’d prefer to have the same weight and feel as my iron set.


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  16. I could honestly play without a driver as the courses I typically play are older and short by today's standards. Added with playing at 4,200 feet certainly helps with a 1 club difference.


    You in Salt Lake City with me?


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