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  1. Hello all, After playing golf casually for a couple years I started to pay more attention to the equipment I used and found what works best for my game. As a new golfer struggling to keep the ball down and reduce spin I fell in love with the AVX ball. Fast forward 2 years to now and I am a 9.2 HDCP with more control and ability to keep spin down when needed and control flight. I still love the soft feel of the AVX but with a driver swing speed between 110-115mph I’m afraid that I’m losing performance/distance with the AVX. Would I be better suited using the PROV1x Left dash? Thanks in advance! God Bless. -Josh
  2. Looks like the new sticks are arriving Friday, just in time for a Saturday round. I will do a review over the next month or so. I was fitted for Gen 3, 0311P Irons, prototype hybrid and 7 Wood. I also got the 0811X Prototype driver. What can I say, the fitting went well. The prices were so good I couldn't stop with just the irons. If you are interested in hearing more about the clubs and the performance let me know. I'm happy to share more. I'll definitely post pics as well.
  3. I’ve been thinking about this for a while now as someone who has tried to keep within a budget while building my bag. When you are getting fit for clubs, there seems to be “Perfect Numbers” for each club. MyGolfSpy has created a perfect fitting table for Drivers based on your swing speed that includes Backspin, Launch Angle, and Carry for Drivers Ball Speeds of 100, 140, and 180 MPH. They explained the Iron Fitting process in a two-part series with less parameters and more of an explanation of the process and feedback for what to look out for. https://mygolfspy.com/mygolfspy-labs-the-driver-fitting-study/ https://mygolfspy.com/mygolfspy-labs-the-iron-fitting-study/ https://mygolfspy.com/the-iron-fitting-study-part-2/ Here’s my plight, though: I buy almost exclusively used clubs. I do have access to hit those clubs at my local golf shop with a GC2. They just don’t fit you for the used clubs, so you have to come to your own conclusions while hitting a lot of different used clubs/sets. For my Driver, the MGS article was great. I had 12 Taylormade Sim Drivers to test with different shafts and flexes. With 115 mph swing speed, high spin, and a very high flight, I landed on an 8* with an Aldila Rogue Silver shaft. This brought my launch to right around 15*, my spin right around 2,000, and carry around 297. When my groupings were within 10 yards of the fairway when I over drew it, it was an easy buy for me. Irons are a different story. There is no perfect graph for me to compare numbers on. I can hit relatively any 7 iron (around 35* loft) around 175-180. Am I trying to cut or draw the ball? No, I play my slight draw to hook every single strike. Consistency is super important. Here’s my struggle with iron fittings though, I play the lie angle 2* flat. So where do I go in my self-fitting journey when we know I won’t be able to have them adjust the lie without paying for it? Answer: Sadly, it’s guess work. I do bring a dry erase marker, draw a line on the ball, and see if the massive draw I’m getting is because the club is too upright. But that makes it hard to make a decision when swinging the used clubs. If you’re in the same boat as me with the budget to buy mostly used clubs, what do you do to self fit yourself for an Iron fitting? Again, the difference between a used set of Irons and a new set is $300-$700 vs. $1,400 respectively. Let me know your thoughts! My set of used clubs:
  4. I golfed with a gentleman today who claimed that golf shafts "wear out" and need to be replaced every 4 years (assuming 50 rounds per year). Can anyone (equipment junkies, club builders, club fitters, etc.) please chime in with your thoughts on this? Is this a valid claim?
  5. PGA Tour Superstore Putter Fitting with Miguel for Brown Bear Golf. This video leads to a big gamble, as Miguel will order a putter spending the most money he's spent on any club ever! This video explores data, the Science, and the Physics of putting. Data is acquired using the Science and Motion or S.A.M. putt lab. So why another putter fitting after conducting one at PXG headquarters? Unlike PXG I get to try multiple brands and styles of putter. We try Ping, Odyssey, and Taylormade. You might be surprised what I pick based on all the data I got.
  6. I've been trying to track down a fitter/golf shop somewhat near me and I finally found contact information for the guy and it's on a website for a company called Rational Golf. Everything about the system they propose seems very strange to me because they tout ideas like swing weights were made for wooden clubs and therefore irrelevant to modern golf clubs. It also seems like they are part of the single swing plane/one length iron school of thought. While I wait to hear back from the fitter to see if he's even still in business, has anyone out there ever been through a fitting with someone who adheres to this system? If so, what was it like? https://www.rational-golf.com/biomatch_report
  7. I'm still working on typing up my experience: but I figured I'd post the Sam Puttlab results 1st for my fellow tech-nerds...
  8. I live in Birmingham, AL, and am wanting to get fitted for a putter. The problem all lefties have is finding a place that has ample selection so you can test a good variety of putters. Has anyone gone to anyplace around here and enjoyed the process? What stores would you suggest? Thanks.
  9. Looking for some used lie/loft machine. Just a hobbyist, nothing needed that is professional.
  10. So if you all didn't see it last week the winner for the MGS trip to Titleist TPI for a full bag fitting including airfare and lodging was announced. I'm glad to say it went to someone who was already signed up on the forum as a member. Please Congratulate Jim AKA @jrshields3 on what is sure to be an unforgettable experience. Yes people really do win these trips and they aren't some marketing gimmick..despite what some may say. He doesn't have dates for the trip set yet, but said he'd be happy to keep the forum updated on the events leading up to the trip and then share the whole experience at TPI on the forum as well. Feel free to jump in and ask him anything about what he's hoping to get out of the trip or any idea of what setup he thinks he might end up with...I know we all go into fittings saying we'll let the experts do the recommendations. But it's also fun to dream and guess what might be a good fit for us. Congrats Jim, and we can't wait to hear about the trip.
  11. Anyone done a Club Champion putter fitting? Currently just using a Ping Anser 2 I bought when I first started playing golf, and very curious how much my game would improve with a fit putter.
  12. Hi All, I am currently taking lessons at Golf Tec and have "earned" two fittings through my time there. Additionally, (as a Bday gift) I received $200 towards a fitting at TrueSpec Golf which I will use at the Doral location. I have had my current irons (Ping K15's) for about 10 years and bought them on craigslist. My Cobra F7 and Ping G 5-wood and 3H I also bought on Ebay and have never been fit for clubs before. I assume TrueSpec has a larger selection of shaft options as well as Iron heads. Should I do my iron fitting with True Spec and my Driver at GolfTec? Should I do an Iron fit and driver fit at both and see if I get similar recommendations? Not really sure how to approach it. I would appreciate any insight or advice the MGS community has. P.s. I am a high-handicapper, but am actively working to get better. I know that new clubs will not stop my shanks but still I have been saving for over a year and I am ready to upgrade my irons in the near future and likely my driver as well.
  13. Hi All, So last spring I went to True Spec Golf and got a full bag fitting. The only clubs not fitted were the Ping Wedges and the putter. I just changed the shaft in the putter last week to The Stability Shaft and regripped the bag with Lamkin Sonar Tour Calibrate. I'm pretty sure it's the Indian not the arrow now. Here's all the deets. IRONS Apex 19 5-AW Shafts NIPPON NS950 S 5I WEDGES PING Glide 2.0 Stealth 54° & 58° SS DRIVER M6 9° Shaft FUJIKURA TSG PRO XLR8 61 S 3 WOOD M6 Shaft OBAN ISAWA RED 75 04 HYBRIDS cobra King F9 Speedback 3&4 Shafts KBS TOUR HB GRAPHITE 75 R PUTTER ER2cs 370gr Shaft The Stability Shaft Lamkin Sonar+ Tour Calibrate Standard Golf Grips I also use Garmin Approach S62 and TecTecTec Range Finder. And a SkyTrak launch monitor for the three times a week or so I hit the mat.
  14. Look there is a ton of confusing information out there about pured shafts and if it actually matters. If it did i would think that every tour player would have it done. I’ve seen claims of yardage increases and various other claims are there any truths to it?
  15. Great forum, great community, and I am sure one of the knowledgeable members has come across this question before (or, can point me in the right direction). I have used the search bar some to pin point this topic to some effect, but haven't come across the answer that satisfies my curiosity. I already know and understand a dynamic fitting and static fitting work best for shaft fitting and it's hard to beat a good (and patient) fitter. My question pertains to online iron shaft fitting/recommendations from most of the shaft manufacturers and/or online fitting services: How relevant is a question regarding iron distance (say, 6i carry) when your current 6i loft and the set you are interested in purchasing is different? I could ,theoretically, hit my 6i 170 yards using a 26* loft but only hit my buddies 6i 155 yards using 29*...these are just relative numbers to express a questionable point... with all other variables being the same (relatively speaking) but loft. My interpretation of the line of questions for iron shaft recommendation is that it is generating results based on flight and dispersion preferences along with swing speed/power/carry distance. However, if my current 6i is 26* and is allowing me to move the ball 170yds down the fairway, how good is the online fitting tool going to be if the new set I am interested in has a more traditional loft to it? Am I totally off base in this line of thinking? Are the manufacturers shaft recommendations useless? Again, I apologize if this has already been discussed ad nauseam. Happy golfing!
  16. 5 Question with GolfTEC Vice President of Instruction and Education and Master PGA Professional Andy Hilts For the past 20 years, GolfTEC has been training and educating golfers globally from Denver to Tokyo. Our very own Mr. Theoo is a GolfTEC student and the progression his game over the last year is a testament to what GolfTEC strives to accomplish with it's players. It's very exciting to have the opportunity to do a 5 questions with GolfTEC Vice President of Instruction and Education and Master PGA Professional, Andy Hills, to learn a little more of what's made GolfTEC the success it is over the past 20 years. How is GolfTEC different from taking lessons from a pro at the club or range? What is your teaching philosophy? GolfTEC differs from a typical golf lesson in several key ways. First, we don't just observe a swing, form an opinion and immediately try to “fix” it. We begin with a thorough analysis of a student's swing, using technology to measure the critical body positions in the swing. Combining video with the motion measurement data, the student can clearly see the current state of their swing. By then comparing the key metrics (Shoulder Turn or Hip Turn, for example) to an acceptable range-of-motion based on tour averages, we have a fact-based foundation for measurable improvement. To pursue our mission to help people play better golf, we believe in a comprehensive approach to game improvement. Because of the many factors involved in both the swing and the results, we don't believe in a “quick fix” or encourage one-off lessons. We prefer to create a thorough GolfTEC Game Plan, incorporating all aspects of improvement, from in-bay to on-course lessons, to build more lasting results. GolfTEC and our Certified Personal Coaches deliver on a proven system of game improvement, developed over millions of lessons with hundreds of thousands of students of every level. As noted, it starts with a fact-based diagnosis. It includes a series of sequential lessons with your own personal, highly experienced coach. It incorporates video-based practice sessions and includes fitting for precision-matched clubs. By consistently utilizing all these factors, throughout the course of a complete Game Plan, we have achieved a 96% success rate. Can a player be fit for equipment at any time in their development or does their swing need to hit key points before you can? We believe every golfer should always have properly fitted equipment to maximize their game. That is why we include a TECfit club fitting as part of every GolfTEC Game Plan. The wrong clubs can have their own impact on a swing. So while swings will evolve, the enjoyment, confidence and fit of new clubs will always have a beneficial impact. Where did GolfTEC get its beginnings? What niche do you see filling? What does the TEC in GolfTEC stand for? GolfTEC was originated in 1995 by Clayton Cole, then the Director of Golf at Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver, Colorado. Cole was among the first to recognize the opportunity to enhance golf instruction by using the capabilities for capturing data that the era's computers could provide. In that year, he hired Joe Assell as his first teaching professional and manager of the company he called Driving Obsession. Joe helped implement the technology and opened the first indoor location in Denver. In 1996 a second location was opened in Chicago, and in 1997 it was renamed GolfTEC. By 2002, GolfTEC had nine locations and a patent for its g-SWING technology. By 2004 GolfTEC had 22 total locations and hired its 100th coach. Three years later it opened its 100th location and had given its 1 millionth lesson. In 2010 GolfTEC opened in Canada and was named to the Inc 500 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies. In 2012 it opened locations in Japan and Korea. Today GolfTEC has given over 5 million lessons and has grown to almost 200 centers in four countries with over 600 Certified Personal Coaches. Our mission is to help people play better golf. Our niche is one of dependable, high quality instruction, with highly trained coaches consistent in their approach and results wherever you take a GolfTEC lesson. GolfTEC is also unique in that our Improvement Centers are located near business centers rather than golf course locations. By making it convenient for our students to enjoy regular lessons and practice, we see greater improvement. The T-E-C in GolfTEC stand for Technique, Equipment and Conditioning. At GolfTEC we believe if you have fundamentally sound TECHNIQUE, properly fit EQUIPMENT and are in good physical and mental CONDITION you will play your best golf. GolfTEC CEO Joe Assell What should every golfer know before starting lessons? We think it is vitally important to find the right coach for you. He or she should understand and be committed to your goals. Have coaching credibility and a history of success. Be able to communicate effectively in a way that YOU understand. (We all have different learning styles) Have access to the technology and training aids that can accelerate your improvement. And have an enthusiasm for every aspect of the game, not just swing mechanics, so you don't just get better, but have a great experience doing it. And remember, to achieve the results you desire requires a certain level of commitment from you, too. It can be fun and very exciting, but there is no easy, quick fix. Could you fix Tiger's game? We're not sure if we can help Tiger or not, but we HAVE helped thousands of golfers of every level to play better and enjoy the game more. Feel free to give Tiger our number. ------------------------------------- Once again thank you to Andy Hilts, Vice President of Instruction and Education and Master PGA Professional for his time.
  17. As an avid MGS'er, you know doubt have read about, or even tried, TrueGolfFit - Adam and Tony's personalized online golf fitting engine. You give TrueGolfFit what amounts to your swing DNA, and the engine's algorithms search and filter the mountain of data MyGolfSpy has collected over the years to deliver to you your best fit and first alternative driver. And the fit is guaranteed! Now, what if you combine that online fitting with Global Golf's U-try driver demo program? For $25 Global Golf will send you the driver of your choice, brand-new and unopened, to try on your home course for two weeks. If you like it, keep and and the $25 goes toward your purchase price. Don't like it? Send it back. The shipping is all taken care of. At MyGolfSpy we're all about having forum members put things to real live tests to experience for themselves what a club/device/program etc does, and to bring honest, unbiased feedback to the rest of the forum. This testing was a bit unique as it involved two separate entities that MGS combined into one experience. As such it took a bit of patience to get all the pieces moving in the correct direction but in the end I think our testers will be able to give some solid feedback on, TrueGolfFit, Global U Try and most fun of all the drivers they were fit for. Note: Due to the nature of this testing where the testers get to keep the driver, they will not be able to review the return process. Feel free to hit them up with all the questions you can think of, I know they are eager to get going. Goaliewales14 Stage 1 GoalieWales14 Stage 2 GB13 Stage 1 GB13 Stage 2 808Nation Stage 1 808Nation Stage 2 Eseay32 Stage 1 Eseay32 Stage 2
  18. Matt Saternus (used to be with MGS) of PluggedInGolf.com posted an interesting article... "Do wedge shafts matter?" https://pluggedingolf.com/do-wedge-shafts-matter-golf-myths-unplugged/ He tested in a similar style to MGS using a variety of recreational players and identical wedge heads with different shafts, then swapping them among the players and having them hit different short game shots. Results are measured by Trackman at a Club Champion. The questions he was looking to "Confirm" or "Bust" include... Myth #1 – A wedge shaft can create more spin Myth #2 – A wedge shaft can change launch angle Myth #3 – A wedge shaft can improve accuracy Myth #4 – A wedge shaft can improve consistency Myth #5 – The same shaft will fit all your wedges Interesting and informative article .. worth a look! https://pluggedingolf.com/do-wedge-shafts-matter-golf-myths-unplugged/
  19. Hi everyone, I just joined, and I appreciate the forum. Cool, just what I was looking for. I am trying to understand why I am hooking my new Apex Pro Irons. My previous irons, Taylor Made, I couldn't draw to save my life, payed them straight or with a slight fade. I was fitted with the Callaway irons and they looked pretty good on the monitor, good feel, 4,000 rpm, pretty straight. The issue I am 6'6" and I play 2 degrees upright, 1.5 inches longer, and jumbo grips. So what I test isn't exactly what I get. The shaft is True Temper XP 95, S300. I received the production clubs, and now if I hit a 3/4 shot it goes straight; if I hit a stock stock it draws left of the flag even if I am aligned correctly, and if I hit a full shot, the ball draws well left of the flag. I am a 4 handicap player and generally a very good iron player. I can't tell if the irons have a draw bias, or if the shaft is wrong. Any suggestions on what to try, or any experience with Apex Pro irons? Thanks much, Rob
  20. My family presented me with the opportunity to buy any putter I wanted really and would love to do a bit more than just go find something at PGA Tour Superstore that I happen to like that day as that's how I bought the two putters I've used the last five years or so. I know should probably be looking for SAM labs but if anyone has recommendations as to who or where or any other advice I'd love to hear it! Do know of Club Champion & the Southlake Golf Galaxy have the SAM lab but that's about it so far as haven't had a ton of time to research.
  21. In Short: I cannot imagine having a more enjoyable club fitting experience anywhere else and look forward to a putter fitting with True Spec in the near future. I haven't seen too many threads providing fitting experiences/reviews, especially with True Spec Golf (https://www.truespecgolf.com/). For those of you not familiar with True Spec, here are highlights: Founded in 2014 15 Locations in 6 Countries: North America: Bronx (NY), Chicago (IL), Columbus (OH), Jupiter (FL), Miami (FL), Naples (FL), New York City (NY), Orlando (FL), and Nassau (Bahamas) Europe: Geneva (Switzerland), Sotogrande (Spain), and Turnberry (Scotland) Asia: Hanoi (Vietnam) and Tokyo (Japan) Partner Brands Club Manufacturers: Bettinardi, Callaway, Cleveland, Cobra, Epon, ENVROLL, Fourteen, Gimar, Miura, Mizuno, Odyssey, Ping, PXG, SeeMore, Srixon, TaylorMade, and Titleist Shaft Manufacturers: Accra, Aerotech, Fujikura, Graphite Design, KBS, Matrix, Mitsubishi Rayon, Nippon, Oban, True Temper, UST Mamiya, and Veylix Now onto my experience. In December 2016, True Spec was running a holiday special discount: $100 off a full bag fitting (except for putter). Fortunately, my girlfriend is kind enough to support my addition and was kind enough to gift me my first custom fitting. But before I decided to get fit, I wanted to play a decent amount of the 2017 season to provide a quality “baseline” comparison between my current off-the-shelf clubs and properly fit clubs. Old Clubs and “Normal” Distance (based on data from 14 rounds with Arccos): TaylorMade R11S 9* (Stiff Flex) – 275 Yds TaylorMade Burner Fairway 3 Wood 15* (Regular Flex) – 235 Yds TaylorMade Burner Superfast 2.0 3 Hybrid 18* (Regular Flex) – 185 Yds Callaway X-22 Irons (4 to AW) – 170 Yds (6 Iron) Bombtech 56* – 90 Yds Cleveland 60* – 70 Yds Scotty Futura X5 In mid-July, I called True Spec up and scheduled my full bag fitting over two mornings from 9 AM to 11 AM; Day 1 for Irons and Wedges, Day 2 for Woods. After taking the subway from downtown NYC to Penn Station, I walked over and quickly knew I was in the right place. True Spec's NYC location is housed inside Golf & Body NYC. While an entire post can be made about Golf & Body, it's easier to just say that it's essentially an “indoor country club” equipped with Trackman simulators, a huge putting green, and a full-blown gym. On Day 1, I worked with True Spec fitter Tyler. We started the fitting by having me warm up while Tyler took some fundamental data on my irons and wedges (e.g., loft, lie angle, shaft flex). Once I was warm, Tyler explained that True Spec collects data using the Foresight Sports GCQuad launch monitor and the iron fitting will be based off 6 iron data. In addition, he wanted to see if I had any questions, club preferences, or goals in mind before we collected our first data point. I explained that I never been fit, currently am a 12 handicap, and would prefer a forged, players iron (presuming my ball striking and club speed would allow). Tyler reassured me he'd do everything he can to put the best club in my hands, and that we could now start taking some baseline data with my 6 iron. After a couple shots, we eliminated the mishits and averaged: 121 MPH Ball Speed ~19* Launch Angle ~6300 RPMs 170 Yds (Carry) 180 Yds (Total) 107 Ft. Peak Heigh To keep it short, Tyler and I spent the next 2 hours trying 10 different irons with nearly as many different shafts. Between the data and personal preference, we narrowed it down to the following top performers (with their average data): Srixon Z 565s with KBS C-Taper Parallel Tip Shafts (Stiff); 125 MPH Ball Speed, ~18* Launch Angle, ~5600 RPMs, 180 Yds (Carry), 190 Yds (Total) TaylorMade P770 with Project X LZ 6.0; 123 MPH Ball Speed, ~20* Launch Angle, ~5700 RPMs, 176 Yds (Carry), 185 Yds (Total) Titleist AP2s with KBS C-Taper Parallel Tip Shafts (Stiff); 121 MPH Ball Speed, ~18* Launch Angle, ~6300 RPMs, 175 Yds (Carry), 185 Yds (Total) Fortunately, I didn't have to make any decisions on the spot, so we then started the wedge fitting. Unfortunately, I don't have any baseline data, but after about an hour we decided that the combination I got the best feel and performance from was Vokey SM6s in 56* (with 14* bounce) and 60* (with 10* bounce), paired with the KBS 610 Wedge Shaft (Stiff). In addition to being really pleased with how the entire experience was going, Tyler was kind enough to email me with all the GC Quad data we collected throughout the fitting about an hour after we finished. On Day 2, I was teamed up with Doug and, as many great things I could say about Tyler, he was incredible. After receiving my Day 1 results, I naturally I hopped on the forums and started to read reviews. As a result, I had lots of questions for Doug before we even started. Doug was very patient and answered every question I had and, after addressing my anxiety, asked if there were any clubs I wanted to hit that I might have missed out on. As eager as I was to try a few more irons, we agreed that it was best to start hitting some woods while I was fresh. Similar to Day 1, Doug asked me to start warming up with my driver so we could get some baseline data: 148 MPH Ball Speed 110 MPH Club Speed ~12* Launch Angle ~3300 RPMs 250 Yds (Carry) 270 Yds (Total) ~39* Descent Angle From there, we quickly jumped into hitting some top-notch heads (Taylormade M1 and M2, Callaway Epic and Epic Sub Zero, Ping G400, and Titleist 917 D3) and shafts (Fujikura Pro XLR8, Mitsubishi C6 Blue and TENSEI CK, Aldila Tour Blue and Rogue Black, etc.). It was immediately apparent that we needed to find a combination that would help get my spin down. After about an hour of mixing and matching, the Callaway Epic Sub Zero 9.0* with UST Mamiya Elements Platinum shaft stood head and shoulders above everything (152 MPH Ball Speed, ~10* Launch Angle, ~2600 RPMs, 265 Yds Carry, 288 Total). We then turned to 3 Woods. Baseline data with my TM Burner: 143 MPH Ball Speed 106 MPH Club Speed ~11* Launch Angle ~3900 RPMs 220 Yds (Carry) 235 Yds (Total) ~26* Descent Angle Ironically, we ultimately ended up with the first combination Doug put in my hands, but only after we verified it with a similar sampling of head and shaft combinations. TaylorMade M2 3 Wood 16.5* (High Launch) with Graphite Design Tour AD (152 MPH Ball Speed, 107 MPH Club Speed, ~11* Launch Angle, ~3300 RPMs, 236 Yds Carry, 255 Total). Finally, replacing my Hybrid. Full disclosure, I hate my Hybrid. 99% of the shots end with a cursing, thoughts of club throwing, and a frustrating pull hook. I came into my fitting with the hopes that if my club speed was high enough, that I could be fitted for a Driving Iron or carry a 3 Iron. Unfortunately, Doug informed me that True Spec currently does not fit for Dis, but Doug was able to convince me that I should some 5 Woods and properly fit Hybrids a chance before dismissing them altogether. After spending an hour trying a few Hybrid and 5 Wood combinations, I (ironically) found out that TaylorMade M2 5 Wood 18* also with Graphite Design Tour AD (144 MPH Ball Speed, 105 MPH Club Speed, ~12* Launch Angle, ~4100 RPMs, 219 Yds Carry, 234 Total) would outperform a 3 iron. NOW after spending the past three and half hours dialing in my new woods, Doug reminded me that the offer to hit some extra irons stood as long as I had the energy. I was all for it and while taking a brief water break, Doug asked if I had any specific concerns about how yesterday went. I explained that as much as I loved how the Srixon Z 565s performed, I really wanted a forged iron that would demand me to play better golf while simultaneously not leading me to quit golfing. I then asked Doug if I could hit the Miura CB 1008s, the Titleist AP2s (again), Mizuno JPX Tours, and the Srixon Z 765s. Also, just to check my ego, I asked to hit the Miura Tournament Blades MB001s. As much as I wished I could play the MBs, I knew that I currently don't have the skill to enjoy them. Fortunately, the extra time was not wasted. In fact, Doug and I were able to determine that I could hit the Z 765, and that it was up to me to either: (1) go with a quality combination set (Srixon Z 565s for 4 through 6 irons and Srixon Z 765s for 7 through Gap Wedge); or (2) go with a full bag of Z 565s or 765s. Once again, there was no pressure to make a decision on the spot and after a couple of days, I decided to go with a full bag of the Z 765s. But before ending Day 2, Doug took the time to walk me through all the custom accessories and options. After trying and talking about every possibility, I decided on customizing the Callaway Epic SZ with White Rails, Crown and Sole, along with White NO1 50 Series grips on all my woods. The Srixons would just get Black NO1 50 Pro Series grips. And as for my Vokey SM6 wedges, I opted for the Raw Black Finish also with Black NO1 50 Pro Series grips, finished off with some custom Wedge Stamping and White Paintfill. To wrap things up, True Spec delivered on everything I expected and could've wanted from a custom fitting. I genuinely appreciate the time Tyler and Doug spent with me to ensure that I will be ordering a set of clubs that will perform and I look forward to playing with. Furthermore, True Spec is available to golfers all across the world. As a result, I would highly recommend that anyone who is looking to be fit for clubs to, at a minimum, consider True Spec Golf. I know that before I decided to get fit, I decided to meet with two reputable NYC-private fitters and two competing national club fitters. Despite the time I spent speaking with and building a rapport with these other fitters, True Spec stood out and exceeded all expectations.
  22. I've always been fit to 3/4 or 1" over in iron fittings, depending on the OEM and their standard length. But recently I went to a demo where I wanted try two different shafts in the same iron. But they only had one shaft in 1/2 over and the other in the 1" over. I hit the 1" well enough, mostly like my normal shaft length. Then when I tried the 1/2 it was like magic, every shot seemed flushed and seemed to have much more solid contact. Could it be similar to drivers, where the shorter shaft gave me much more control thus producing more consistent contact. I know the answer seems obvious based on the above results. But I guess I had just never thought of irons that way, It seemed i was always fit more for my posture stance with the 1" vs. better results with a shorter shaft. I didn't seem to notice a huge difference in my set up, meaning I didn't feel like I was more hunched over with the 1/2 than the 1" but that was just my feel, I obviously couldn't see for myself.
  23. I'm a college player in the southern part of Connecticut. When I'm in school in the midwest, we work with Miles of Golf in Ann Arbor, MI to get fittings. I want to find a place where I can hit several driver shafts without having to pay $125 for a fitting. (College-Friendly fitting places) Any suggestions on locations? (Willing to drive into NYC / Hartford Areas)
  24. So, I've never been fit for clubs in my life. The clubs I have now I bought roughly 7 years ago and I pieced the set together based almost wholly on looks, company reputation, my OCD tendencies (hence the same brand throughout) and if I'm being honest, something less popular. (I can be weirdly contrarian like that). That said, I like my clubs well enough, but I'm not certain if they're truly appropriate for me. So, when I say "fitting" what I really mean is current club evaluation and length/lie & shaft recommendations and adjustments to my current clubs. I'm not opposed to, for instance, picking up a new driver, but it will only be used and a year or two old (think $200 range). From what I can tell, most of the places around me have certain manufacturers they're looking to sell and, while they advertise evaluation of current equipment, almost all of them eventually mention finding "the best equipment for" me, not necessarily tweaking what I've got to "fit" me. GolfTec is nearby, a handful of mom & pop shops, and a few golf course academies. So what do you suggest? I plan to go chat with a couple places this weekend, but any of you in this boat, or have been in the past? Now, with that said, the second part of this question moves into which club I should have fit first. My putter is good to go, no need to have it fit. So, really, it comes down to irons or driver as far as which to fit first. I see the pros and cons of either being first, but wondered if you all have a suggestion. Thanks for your time, Chappy
  25. I am about to purchase an EVNROLL ER2 putter. The problem is I don't live anywhere close enough to actually try one and get fitted for one. I am basically doing a fitting through text and email with the rep at EVNROLL. I currently use a Ping Scottsdale TR Anser 2 B 35". I am 5'9 and The rep has seen the attached videos. I am hoping that someone here will be able to either verify what he is saying or help me get a good length and lie putter. See the videos below. Please help me!! P.S. He says I need a 33" putter and 2 degrees flat.
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