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Just got back from the range - of course I spent time checking my gaps between 6 iron, 5 hybrid, 4 hybrid, 3 wood and driver. :) I’m thinking you may read about this as a part of my stage one review so I will keep those results to myself for now.

 

I also walked a couple of holes playing my Pro VIx vs a Chrome soft that I had in my bag. I knew that the Pro VIx was longer but wow - my two drives with it were 236 and 231 according to voice Caddy (longer for real because they were down wind) and 223 and 225 with the chrome soft. I hit all four drives pretty well, all in the fairway.

 

 

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I plan on getting to the range sometime in the next coming week and doing the same! Excited because it’s definitely not a portion of my bag that I tend to focus on in terms of gapping!

 

 

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Congrats!

 

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Congratulations.  cant wait to see the results.   I am looking into replacing my 3 wood.


My pro in Wisconsin did not believe in 3 woods. He almost always recommended a 4 wood for his members. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if a number of us end up with 4 wood or a strong 5 wood rather than 3 wood.

Also I was stunned last year at my Titleist ball fitting when the fitter told me that I’d benefit from an SGI in 6 and 7 iron - he was right - it’s just my swing - if you’re going to swing your swing you will need to have equipment to fit it - I’ve never been fit for 160-200 before - I have been fit for irons, driver, fairway wood but never in that void - I’ve always settled for get it around the green and try and get up and down for par.

Can’t wait to see where this leads us to


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This bunch of selectees is most awesome, congrats guys! I will be following this one very closely. Enjoy the He** out of this ride fellas!

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Congrats and enjoy!


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4 hours ago, revkev said:

 


My pro in Wisconsin did not believe in 3 woods. He almost always recommended a 4 wood for his members. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if a number of us end up with 4 wood or a strong 5 wood rather than 3 wood.

Also I was stunned last year at my Titleist ball fitting when the fitter told me that I’d benefit from an SGI in 6 and 7 iron - he was right - it’s just my swing - if you’re going to swing your swing you will need to have equipment to fit it - I’ve never been fit for 160-200 before - I have been fit for irons, driver, fairway wood but never in that void - I’ve always settled for get it around the green and try and get up and down for par.

Can’t wait to see where this leads us to


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I'm very interested to see how this goes especially since I had a 'full bag fitting' last year. Thinking back on how it went, it was primarily based around 6 iron and driver so in a sense it wasn't 'full bag' at all. With the focus being on the variety of clubs in the long iron to FW range I imagine we'll see some cool combinations amongst the four of us!

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Congrats@TSauer@revkev@PAgolfer2017 @mr.hicksta looking forward to hearing how this works out for y'all.


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Congrats testers! I'm looking forward to the reviews.

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On 5/4/2019 at 8:23 AM, revkev said:

 


My pro in Wisconsin did not believe in 3 woods. He almost always recommended a 4 wood for his members. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if a number of us end up with 4 wood or a strong 5 wood rather than 3 wood.

Also I was stunned last year at my Titleist ball fitting when the fitter told me that I’d benefit from an SGI in 6 and 7 iron - he was right - it’s just my swing - if you’re going to swing your swing you will need to have equipment to fit it - I’ve never been fit for 160-200 before - I have been fit for irons, driver, fairway wood but never in that void - I’ve always settled for get it around the green and try and get up and down for par.

Can’t wait to see where this leads us to


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I have my Cobra 3-4 set to 16°, and was holding out to see who got picked here before I go try 5 woods.  🙂

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Congrats guys! Looking forward to the reviews! Enjoy

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I spent some time this morning looking over the G410 FWs, hybrids and crossovers. The possibilities are....endless! I was also comparing the specs to my current gapping thinking about what the fitter might recommend. I've already made some space for the potential changes on my equipment spreadsheet (yes....I'm that golf nerd 🤓) as a means of comparing and contrasting once the testing kicks off. The excitement has only increased since being selected for this excellent opportunity and I can't wait to get started!

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6 minutes ago, mr.hicksta said:

I spent some time this morning looking over the G410 FWs, hybrids and crossovers. The possibilities are....endless! I was also comparing the specs to my current gapping thinking about what the fitter might recommend. I've already made some space for the potential changes on my equipment spreadsheet (yes....I'm that golf nerd 🤓) as a means of comparing and contrasting once the testing kicks off. The excitement has only increased since being selected for this excellent opportunity and I can't wait to get started!

I would love to see your equipment spreadsheet. I won't admit that I may or may not have done this before...

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1 hour ago, THEZIPR23 said:

I would love to see your equipment spreadsheet. I won't admit that I may or may not have done this before...

See attached 😄

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4 minutes ago, mr.hicksta said:

See attached 😄

Equipment Spreadsheet.PNG

 

That's awesome, more detailed than I had. I don't know if you use shot tracking but may be worth adding yardages to this to help with your gaping. I have found that with the newer clubs and jacked lofts gaping is very difficult. 

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1 hour ago, mr.hicksta said:

See attached 😄

Equipment Spreadsheet.PNG

Where is the corresponding distance matrix for each club?

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Just now, cnosil said:

Where is the corresponding distance matrix for each club?

That's coming in the next version 😉

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On 5/2/2019 at 3:01 PM, Golfspy_CG2 said:

Well it's time to fill the the Gap in this thread with some Testers.  

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Join the four testers who join me in filling the gap between the last iron we hit effectively and driver.   As mentioned in the original post these testers will be fit by a local PING Rep or a Top PING fitter in their area, to insure they get the best possible fitting.    So let's get on men!

@revkev

@TSauer

@PAgolfer2017

@mr.hicksta

You all will be getting a PM from me later today with some information that I will need right away and wilth more instructions....But in the meantime, I'll just leave you with this

#FITTINGMATTERS

 

Congratulations!!  Great set of testers!

 

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Oh hey y'all 😄

I've been perusing the shaft offerings on Ping today, daydreaming about possible configurations. And the more I read up on the G410 line, the more excited I get about going through this process. I've gamed a lot of the shafts Ping offers, and some of them are similar to what I'm using now. I'm most intrigued by the Crossover and I'll be curious to see if the fitter thinks it's a fit for my game!

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