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I was notified today that I won a Club Champion fitting!  I will be going to the one in Atlanta and once I go thorough this experience, I will post my thoughts in this thread.    

My Club Champion Fitting on 4/16/2018   When I arrived today I was greeted with a warm welcome. Rob Anderson took care of my fitting session, who I later discovered was the Regional Sales Director

Well I went in for my iron/putter fitting today and I have to say I was quite surprised.   First the putter fitting...I rolled the 7 balls and made 6 of them. There's a contraption on the shaft to

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My Club Champion Fitting on 4/16/2018

 

When I arrived today I was greeted with a warm welcome. Rob Anderson took care of my fitting session, who I later discovered was the Regional Sales Director / Master Fitter & Builder.

 

I warmed up by hitting my Cobra F6 driver while Rob watched the action on the trackman. He smiled and said we can fit you into a driver where you will see more distance, better dispersion, etc. He asked me if I wanted to pick out what drivers to hit or did I want him to fit me with what he thought would be right? I told him to go ahead and fit me with his experience.

 

Drivers I hit today:

 

Callaway Roque

Taylormade M3 & M4

Titliest 917 D2

Cobra F8

Ping G400 Max

 

I hit several different shafts however I won't go into those that didn't make the cut. The ones that worked best for me were:

 

Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec Black 6S

Fujikura Vista Pro 65 S

 

I loved the Atmos shaft however the price tag was way up there and the Vista Pro was showing somewhat similar results and more in line with my budget. What surprised me was although my club head speed is slower than a cotton picker in August, my strong transition through the ball warranted a stiff shaft. I told Rob that's what my wife said last night. jk ;) Also he fit me in a 10.5 loft and I thought for sure it would be a 12 degree setup. It's got something to do with the shaft/head combo that works really well for me.

 

I hit the Callaway Roque well and it was definitely close, however the Ping G400 Max took the honors. It felt solid and the distance and dispersion were the best. I've loss a ton of club head speed due to some physical issues. Getting old ain't for sissies however if I can hit it down the fairway the majority of the time, this ole boy will be a happy camper. The G400 Max was making me smile like a young un at watermelon picking time. :D

 

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I must say the folks at Club Champion are true professionals. Rob was very knowledgeable and made me comfortable the entire time. I'm not the best ball striker these days and I was a bit nervous. With that said he had a way about him that calmed me down. In other words he is awesome at what he does. I would like to think Club Champion for this great twitter contest prize and I can truly say I've been fit by the best! I would highly recommend anyone in this region of the country to make an appointment with Rob or one of his staff. Excellent personal and customer oriented service.

Awesome OG. Most anticipated fitting of the year. I'm glad you had fun and found a club that works for you.

 

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Awesome OG. Most anticipated fitting of the year. I'm glad you had fun and found a club that works for you.

 

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I had a great time well except for my country arse trying to drive through that Atlanta traffic.  Those dayummm fools are crazy!   I looked like Jed Clampett in his old truck cruising up the road and these cars and big trucks blowing my doors off.  :blink:  

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Callaway  XR16 4- Wood
Callaway Steelhead 3 Hybrid
Tommy Armour 845 MAX 5 - GW Irons
Cleveland CBX 2 54 Degree SW
Tommy Armour Over N Out 58 Degree Lob
Wilson Harmonized Chipper 32 Degrees
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Awesome OG.  What were the numbers like with your F6?

In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

:ping-small: G410 LST 9* VA Nemesys 65X
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 49F - 54S - 59D
:mizuno-small: M Craft II
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X
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Awesome OG.  What were the numbers like with your F6?

 

Joe -- here are my warm up swings with the F6:

 

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Callaway  XR16 4- Wood
Callaway Steelhead 3 Hybrid
Tommy Armour 845 MAX 5 - GW Irons
Cleveland CBX 2 54 Degree SW
Tommy Armour Over N Out 58 Degree Lob
Wilson Harmonized Chipper 32 Degrees
Ping  Sigma G Tyne Putter OR Odyssey Stroke Lab Double Wide

 

 

 



 

 

 

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Nice! A solid 10 yards

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In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

:ping-small: G410 LST 9* VA Nemesys 65X
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 49F - 54S - 59D
:mizuno-small: M Craft II
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X
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5mph clubhead speed and 10 yards! Sounds like your sold OG!

 

 

Nice! A solid 10 yards

 

Can I get an Amen!?  :D

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Callaway  XR16 4- Wood
Callaway Steelhead 3 Hybrid
Tommy Armour 845 MAX 5 - GW Irons
Cleveland CBX 2 54 Degree SW
Tommy Armour Over N Out 58 Degree Lob
Wilson Harmonized Chipper 32 Degrees
Ping  Sigma G Tyne Putter OR Odyssey Stroke Lab Double Wide

 

 

 



 

 

 

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Glad you had some fun! Looks like the G400 Max will do you well. Very forgiving for sure! I couldn't be more happy with my G400... Unless it started going 400 yards right down the middle... But I've found more fairways with this thing than I have in years! And I'm not surprised with the 10.5* head. My 9* launches so high I had to set it down to 8*...and it's still way up there.

 

Make sure to keep us updated!

My Club Champion Fitting on 4/16/2018

 

When I arrived today I was greeted with a warm welcome. Rob Anderson took care of my fitting session, who I later discovered was the Regional Sales Director / Master Fitter & Builder.

 

I warmed up by hitting my Cobra F6 driver while Rob watched the action on the trackman. He smiled and said we can fit you into a driver where you will see more distance, better dispersion, etc. He asked me if I wanted to pick out what drivers to hit or did I want him to fit me with what he thought would be right? I told him to go ahead and fit me with his experience.

 

Drivers I hit today:

 

Callaway Roque

Taylormade M3 & M4

Titliest 917 D2

Cobra F8

Ping G400 Max

 

I hit several different shafts however I won't go into those that didn't make the cut. The ones that worked best for me were:

 

Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec Black 6S

Fujikura Vista Pro 65 S

 

I loved the Atmos shaft however the price tag was way up there and the Vista Pro was showing somewhat similar results and more in line with my budget. What surprised me was although my club head speed is slower than a cotton picker in August, my strong transition through the ball warranted a stiff shaft. I told Rob that's what my wife said last night. jk ;) Also he fit me in a 10.5 loft and I thought for sure it would be a 12 degree setup. It's got something to do with the shaft/head combo that works really well for me.

 

I hit the Callaway Roque well and it was definitely close, however the Ping G400 Max took the honors. It felt solid and the distance and dispersion were the best. I've loss a ton of club head speed due to some physical issues. Getting old ain't for sissies however if I can hit it down the fairway the majority of the time, this ole boy will be a happy camper. The G400 Max was making me smile like a young un at watermelon picking time. :D

 

Note: Click on the pic below to enlarge

 

attachicon.gif2018-04-16.png

 

I must say the folks at Club Champion are true professionals. Rob was very knowledgeable and made me comfortable the entire time. I'm not the best ball striker these days and I was a bit nervous. With that said he had a way about him that calmed me down. In other words he is awesome at what he does. I would like to think Club Champion for this great twitter contest prize and I can truly say I've been fit by the best! I would highly recommend anyone in this region of the country to make an appointment with Rob or one of his staff. Excellent personal and customer oriented service.

 

 

Oh and by the way, I saw my old friend Lefty78 (Don) there! Some of you old guys will know who I'm referring to. :)

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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 (8*) with Diamana Kai'li X-stiff

Fairway:   :ping-small: G400 (14.5*) with Diamana Kai'li X-stiff

Irons: :ping-small: Crossover 3 iron (19*) with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shaft

            :titelist-small: AP3 (4/5) and AP2 (6-PW) with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shafts

Wedges: Scor 50*, 54*, and 58* with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shafts

Putter:  :cameron-small: Pro Platinum Newport 2 Midslant

Handicap: 3

Location: Illinois...until i can get my wife to move to a warmer climate

Right Handed: Although sometimes I wonder if left handed would suit me better :blink:

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Same here, hate driving down there.  Much to my surprise the other guy being fitted today was OG.  What are the chances of two golf buddies from opposite directions having appointments the same time and place?  It only made a great experience better. 

 

Matt was my fitter for irons.  He was very efficient, narrowing down the shaft options then experimenting with heads to come up with a recommendation. 

 

Using my old iron as a baseline on the Trackman, the new irons had incredibly better numbers.  The old irons are Mizuno JPX 850 forged with stiff, heavy shafts.  I'm getting too old to swing that much iron and was looking for help.

 

The shaft that was heads above any other for me was the Aerotech SteelFiber i85 reg flex, quiet a step from the stiff TT shafts of my Mizzies.

 

We started with the Titleist AP3 head and went through several, including some Callaway heads, and the latest Mizuno JPX forged.  I asked what he had in Taylormade, he came out with a P790 and first swing, contact was amazing, numbers were way above anything else, hit two more with it and ran back through the remaining candidates again ending on the P790.  Again, the feel and numbers was much better than the others.  According to Trackman, I will gain back a lot of the lost yardage of the last five years.  Can't wait to see how they play on green grass. 

 

Club Champion was recommended by a couple of golf buddies and I had a great experience.  The cost of fitting will probably save money in the long run from replacing misfitted irons.  If the clubs play with even a portion of the improvement shown on Trackman, I'll be one happy ole country boy. 

 

 

Man it's good to see you on here again and one hell of a great post fitting review!  Stick around and kick ya shoes off and hang around with us.   It was great to see you today bruther!

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Callaway  XR16 4- Wood
Callaway Steelhead 3 Hybrid
Tommy Armour 845 MAX 5 - GW Irons
Cleveland CBX 2 54 Degree SW
Tommy Armour Over N Out 58 Degree Lob
Wilson Harmonized Chipper 32 Degrees
Ping  Sigma G Tyne Putter OR Odyssey Stroke Lab Double Wide

 

 

 



 

 

 

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My Club Champion Fitting on 4/16/2018

 

When I arrived today I was greeted with a warm welcome. Rob Anderson took care of my fitting session, who I later discovered was the Regional Sales Director / Master Fitter & Builder.

 

I warmed up by hitting my Cobra F6 driver while Rob watched the action on the trackman. He smiled and said we can fit you into a driver where you will see more distance, better dispersion, etc. He asked me if I wanted to pick out what drivers to hit or did I want him to fit me with what he thought would be right? I told him to go ahead and fit me with his experience.

 

Drivers I hit today:

 

Callaway Roque

Taylormade M3 & M4

Titliest 917 D2

Cobra F8

Ping G400 Max

 

I hit several different shafts however I won't go into those that didn't make the cut. The ones that worked best for me were:

 

Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec Black 6S

Fujikura Vista Pro 65 S

 

I loved the Atmos shaft however the price tag was way up there and the Vista Pro was showing somewhat similar results and more in line with my budget. What surprised me was although my club head speed is slower than a cotton picker in August, my strong transition through the ball warranted a stiff shaft. I told Rob that's what my wife said last night. jk ;) Also he fit me in a 10.5 loft and I thought for sure it would be a 12 degree setup. It's got something to do with the shaft/head combo that works really well for me.

 

I hit the Callaway Roque well and it was definitely close, however the Ping G400 Max took the honors. It felt solid and the distance and dispersion were the best. I've loss a ton of club head speed due to some physical issues. Getting old ain't for sissies however if I can hit it down the fairway the majority of the time, this ole boy will be a happy camper. The G400 Max was making me smile like a young un at watermelon picking time. :D

 

Note: Click on the pic below to enlarge

 

attachicon.gif2018-04-16.png

 

I must say the folks at Club Champion are true professionals. Rob was very knowledgeable and made me comfortable the entire time. I'm not the best ball striker these days and I was a bit nervous. With that said he had a way about him that calmed me down. In other words he is awesome at what he does. I would like to think Club Champion for this great twitter contest prize and I can truly say I've been fit by the best! I would highly recommend anyone in this region of the country to make an appointment with Rob or one of his staff. Excellent personal and customer oriented service.

 

 

Oh and by the way, I saw my old friend Lefty78 (Don) there! Some of you old guys will know who I'm referring to. :)

Great job!! First the Steelheads now the driver, you're going to be the terror of Sleepy Hollow

 

 

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Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Ping G410 Plus

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead

Irons; Ping G410 5-SW & Mizno 919 Hot Metal 5-SW

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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Great review OG.   Goes to show there is more than swing speed when picking a shaft flex.  I would have never guessed that we would have been fit for similar shafts;  I was fit for the Vista Pro 55 Stiff.  Guess the heavier shaft was because of your aggressive transition.   

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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* w/ KBS Tour Driven
Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  to 16.5* w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 816H1 19* set at 18* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
                :titelist-small: 915H  21*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
               :titelist-small: 915H 24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
Irons:      :honma:TR20V 6-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :cleveland-small: 588 54-14, 58-12
Putter:  :odyssey-small: Ten S      Backups:  :bobby-grace-1: 6330,   :EVNROLL: ER2.2,  

 

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Same here, hate driving down there.  Much to my surprise the other guy being fitted today was OG.  What are the chances of two golf buddies from opposite directions having appointments the same time and place?  It only made a great experience better. 

 

 

 

Is that you in the third lane from the left?

 

atlanta traffic.jpg

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Callaway  XR16 4- Wood
Callaway Steelhead 3 Hybrid
Tommy Armour 845 MAX 5 - GW Irons
Cleveland CBX 2 54 Degree SW
Tommy Armour Over N Out 58 Degree Lob
Wilson Harmonized Chipper 32 Degrees
Ping  Sigma G Tyne Putter OR Odyssey Stroke Lab Double Wide

 

 

 



 

 

 

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Great review OG.   Goes to show there is more than swing speed when picking a shaft flex.  I would have never guessed that we would have been fit for similar shafts;  I was fit for the Vista Pro 55 Stiff.  Guess the heavier shaft was because of your aggressive transition.   

 

 

That is so cool and now we can be called the shaft brothers!   Yep he mentioned that exact thing about my transition. I'm a pretty big old fellow however I don't have enough flexibility to make a good shoulder turn to pick up speed on the way down.  I kind of punch it out there. 

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Callaway  XR16 4- Wood
Callaway Steelhead 3 Hybrid
Tommy Armour 845 MAX 5 - GW Irons
Cleveland CBX 2 54 Degree SW
Tommy Armour Over N Out 58 Degree Lob
Wilson Harmonized Chipper 32 Degrees
Ping  Sigma G Tyne Putter OR Odyssey Stroke Lab Double Wide

 

 

 



 

 

 

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Is that you in the third lane from the left?

 

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Yeah, with one eye closed, holding my breath, and white knuckles.    I got on 400 and went due north to Dawsonville, then got off and drove through the woods the rest of the way.  It was a pretty nice drive coming down through the horse farms, pretty area.  (Until I got into those maniacs near Atl running about 90 mph.) 

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In the bag:

 

Driver:  Ping G 400 Max

Fairway: Ping G 400, 7 w

Hybrids: Ping G 25,  4

Irons:  Taylormade P 790, 4 through P

Wedges:  Titleist Vokey SM 7,  54  and 58

Putter:  Odyssey Tank Cruiser #7

 

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Matt Saternus......Didn't he used to be an MGS guy?

 

Yes! Went off and started "PIG" = Plugged In Golf; does some really nice reviews .. concise and well-written. Also has a really good series on course management, too.

WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Tour Edge Exotics EXS 3W/HL (17*) and EXS 7W (both Tensei CK Blue)
..Callaway XR 4H (Project X SD)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 (Rotex graphite) and Callaway X-Jaws 60 (TT-DG S300)
..Evnroll ER5 (33", 385g)
..all in a Datrek Hybrid bag on a Bag Boy Quad XL push cart.

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Nice work OG, certainly shows the benefits of fitting.

 

You're 10 years older than when you started this thread, but gained 10 yards, got to be happy with that.

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:ping-small:  G400 SFT with Aldila Xtorsion Copper Stiff
:cobra-small: F8 3 & 5 Woods with Project X Evenflow Blue 6.0

:cobra-small: F8 4 Hybrid
:mizuno-small:  MP18 MMC - Project X LZ 5.5
:mizuno-small: S18 Wedges 50,54,58
MLA Tour Mallet 33"
:srixon-small:  Z Star
:ping-small: Pioneer bag
:Clicgear: buggy

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Sounds like a good day! Hit anything other than driver?

Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic 10.5 set to 9.5 w/ Tour AD-DI 44.5

FW:   :cobra-small: F6 baffler set at 16º

Hybrid:  NONE
Irons:   :taylormade-small:  3i 2014 TP CB  4-PW 2011 TP MC w/ TT S400

Wedges:   :nike-small: 52º :nike-small: 56º  :edel-golf-1: 60 º w/ KBS C-Taper XS Soft-stepped

Putter:   :ping-small: Sigma G Tyne 34 inches Gold dot

 

 

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