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See a fitter.

If you’re going to be competing in college, get a set that’s the absolute best fit for your body and swing as possible.


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In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:
:wilson_staff_small:  D7 
:cleveland-small: Hy-Wood
:wilson_staff_small: D200 5i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54* & 58*
:cleveland-small: #10
 

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55 minutes ago, russtopherb said:

See a fitter.

If you’re going to be competing in college, get a set that’s the absolute best fit for your body and swing as possible.


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That's by far the best option. You can use the most wanted testing as a place to start your search and narrow it down from there.

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If you already have a college selected, most likely they have a deal with an equipment company on some level, I'm sure there would be an opportunity to be fit by a rep with the company or if your coach has a PGA or fitting background.    Short of those, definitely invest in your future by seeing a professional fitter.   Any clubs even the best players here recommend might or might not be  good fit for you. 

All that said, I know you posted to get some help and specific answers, so Mizuno has a great offering from blades (MP18) to GI (JPX Hot Metal)-- and in between  (MP MMC and JPX Forged)--and they are really big with college players.    Callaway actively works with college players and teams and has a great lineup.  

 

 

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:titelist-small: TSi1 Aldila Ascent 40G shaft

:titelist-small: TSi2 18 FW with GD AD IZ 6 Shaft

:titelist-small: TSi1 20 and 23 degree hybrids Aldila Ascent Shafts R

:titelist-small: T300 5-P Tensei  R flex shaft 1/4 long 

:titelist-small: SM8 48F/54/58 D Grinds 

:ping-small: Tyne 4 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

If you already have a college selected, most likely they have a deal with an equipment company on some level, I'm sure there would be an opportunity to be fit by a rep with the company or if your coach has a PGA or fitting background.    Short of those, definitely invest in your future by seeing a professional fitter.   Any clubs even the best players here recommend might or might not be  good fit for you. 

All that said, I know you posted to get some help and specific answers, so Mizuno has a great offering from blades (MP18) to GI (JPX Hot Metal)-- and in between  (MP MMC and JPX Forged)--and they are really big with college players.    Callaway actively works with college players and teams and has a great lineup.  

 

 

This guy covered what I was going to say about college programs and getting fit. 

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Driver: PXG 0811 X+ Proto w/UST Helium 5F4

Wood: TaylorMade M5 5W w/Accra TZ5 +1/2”, TaylorMade Sim 3W w/Aldila rogue white

Hybrid: PXG Gen2 22* w/AD hybrid

Irons: PXG Gen3 0311T w/Nippon modus 120

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 50*, Tiger grind 56/60

Putter: Scotty Caemeron Super Rat1

Ball: Titleist Prov1

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Unfortunately, that is a question that is almost impossible to answer without more details. “Decently fast”’and “plenty far” don’t provide a lot of insight. Also asking a group of people will result in a lot of answers. As was said go see someone that can fit you. Prior to going prepare your story to explain things like your goals, where you miss, what kind of ball flight you want, and budget.

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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        
Irons:      :honma:TR20V 5-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :callaway-small: 54-10S   :cleveland-small: 588  58-12
Putter:  logo-horizontal-black.svg Directed Force 2.1

Backups:  :bobby-grace-1: 6330, :taylormade-small:TM-180, :odyssey-small: Milled Collection RSX 2, Bellum Winmore 787, :seemore-small: mFGP2

 

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If you plan on competing in college, you need the best equipment for your game. That said, see a reputable fitter!! The competition at an elite amateur level is razor thin. You need to be fit to have the best opportunity to win. 

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Wilson Staff C300 9.0* Fujikura Pro 58 stiff

Callaway Rogue 3W Mitsubishi Diamana D+ LTD 80 stiff

Mizuno MP-18 MMC FLI-HI 2 iron UST Mamiya Recoil 95 stiff

Ping I200's 4-W Aerotech Steelfiber I110 CW stiff

Ping Glide 52* and 58* stiff

Bettinardi Studio Stock #38 Armlock

 

 

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Everyone above has your answers. Talk to the college coach. Best place to start


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Driver: Taylormade M6 10.5*

FW: Callaway Steelhead Plus 4 wood

Hybrid: 19*

Irons:  Sub 70 

659 CB 4 - PW

Wedges: Sub 70

JB - 50* 54* & 60*

Putter: Odyssey 2-Ball Ten Arm Lock
Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X 
Handicap index:  +2.1

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I would think your college coach would be a great resource here, him or the pro at the place your high school team practices.

It’s a big ask for us to help because we don’t know your game much at all. Consider the equipment difference among guys on tour for a moment.

Good luck!


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Taylor Made Stealth 10.5  Aldila Ascent Red R flex

Ping G410 5, 7, 9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

Wilson D7 forged 5-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

Edison Wedges 54 and 59 KBS Tour Graphite 80's

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Still on that elusive hunt for a 3 wood that I'm able to hit - I don't know why, I crush the 5 wood and it's really a 4 wood anyway. 

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Lots a great companies out there making equipment these days. I recommend doing some research for demo days in your area. Demo days are usually conducted on driving ranges so the performance feedback will be a little more usable. I believe you could probably make your way through all the major brands in less than a month. If you earn your way onto a college team there will be greater opportunity for custom fitting. Good luck. Remember...... you have to believe to achieve.


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11 minutes ago, ConnorStephenson said:

I recently was fitted with my coach, we went with the PING i210 in 4-PW, in the DG 120 X100 shaft! Thanks for the recommendations

Great set! Let us know how you make out with them. I am a big fan of mine and sadly haven’t had a chance to hit them recently with all this snow!

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SuperSpeed 2020 from 100-112 and climbing!

Driver:   :callaway-small: Mavrik Sub Zero - Set at 9.5* with Aldila Rogue Max 65 gram 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ weight back

               :ping-small: G410 Crossover - 2 and 4 iron

Irons:     :ping-small: i210 5-U w/ Nippon Modus 105 stiff (2018 Tester)

Wedge:  :ping-small: Glide 2.0 54* 58* w/ Nippon Modus 105 Stiff

Putter:   :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7 35* and oversized grip (2019 Tester)

Balls:      :srixon-small: Z Star

Other:     :Arccos: 

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1 hour ago, ConnorStephenson said:

I recently was fitted with my coach, we went with the PING i210 in 4-PW, in the DG 120 X100 shaft! Thanks for the recommendations

Enjoy the new sticks

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If you haven't already, maybe you could start a thread on your journey as a college golfer- I'm sure many of us would enjoy a peak into the life of a student athlete.

WITB: 

Adams 9064LS 9.5* (until I cracked the face)

Adams Super LS 17*

Adams XTD Ti 23*

Wilson Staff Ci7 4-PW

Adams wedges: 52/7 56/13 60/7

Wilson Staff Infinite Southside putter/Odyssey DualForce 660 putter

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