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How Important is it getting fit for your own clubs; driver and irons particularly? I have never been fit before but am planning on it following this pandemic. I was wondering how it affected your game? Improved distance, better accuracy, higher spin and launch angle? Golf has been on my mind so much lately and not being able to play is only adding to that fire!

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In my bag:

Driver:  :Hogan: Ben Hogan GS53 10.5* Stiff Mitsubishi tensei blue

3 Wood: :adams-small: Insight BUL Stiff

Hybrid:  :Sub70: 939x Hybrid UST 680 recoil shaft stiff

Irons: :Sub70: 699 irons  KBS tour 90 v Stiff 

52 Deg: :cleveland-small: 588 RTX 2.0

56 deg: :cleveland-small: Reg 588 tour action

60 Deg: :cleveland-small: 588 RTX 2.0

Putter: :bettinardi-small: Studio Stock #3 (Winn 1.32 Pro x grip)

 :odyssey-small: White Hot RX #7 putter

Rangefinder: :CaddyTek: Caddytek V2

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I just did an iron fitting at 2nd Swing in Minneapolis. With my fitting, I was limited to what they had in their used stock because of my budget. They had me hit some balls using the Mizuno Shaft Optimizer. This was a pretty cool process. The software gave top recommendations for shaft/flex, loft, lie, etc. Going into the fitting I was struggling with my big miss being a hook. By the grace of the golf gods they had a used set of irons that had my number one recommended shaft, a Steel Fiber i95 S flex. They also weakened the loft 2 degrees and adjusted to a more upright lie (the length was also 1/4" short which for me being 5'7" works great). The results were crazy. They basically eliminated the right side of the center line for me (left handed) and my spin numbers and carry went up. My dispersion was also much tighter than before. Overall, I came away a believer in club fitting. I think that if I had the money to get fit for a new set of irons I would, but this was a good option for me as the adjustments are included in the fitting and they found a used set with the shaft that was recommended. 

Overall it was a great experience that I would recommend to anyone looking to get a new set of irons. I'd only ever played straight off the shelf clubs, but I never will again. I wasn't fit for my driver or fairway wood, but when it's time to upgrade I definitely will.

Good luck!

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Driver: Ping G30 10.5 Stiff

Fairway wood: Titleist 917F2 16.5 Stiff 

Irons: Callaway Apex CF16 Steel Fiber i95 Stiff (5-PW)

Wedges: Vokey 52, 56

Putter: Odyssey White Hot #1

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How Important is it getting fit for your own clubs; driver and irons particularly? I have never been fit before but am planning on it following this pandemic. I was wondering how it affected your game? Improved distance, better accuracy, higher spin and launch angle? Golf has been on my mind so much lately and not being able to play is only adding to that fire!


I think getting fit is important. What it does is make you more consistent with a full swing and helps distance, dispersion,
Launch, spin, etc. it won’t improve your swing; a fat shot is still a fat shot with fitted clubs. What I do know is that I have the right tools in my hand. Think about hammering in a nail. You could select countless types of hammers to accomplish the job but hammers designed for roofing will perform better when roofing than a sledge hammer.

You also have to remember golf isn’t always a full swing game and requires less than ideal swings and adapting to situations. This means that just because your clubs are fit doesn’t necessarily translate to lower scores.
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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* with UST Proforce V2
Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  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:      :srixon-small: 765 6-AW with KBS Tour shafts
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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11 minutes ago, coyote_jones said:

I just did an iron fitting at 2nd Swing in Minneapolis. With my fitting, I was limited to what they had in their used stock because of my budget. They had me hit some balls using the Mizuno Shaft Optimizer. This was a pretty cool process. The software gave top recommendations for shaft/flex, loft, lie, etc. Going into the fitting I was struggling with my big miss being a hook. By the grace of the golf gods they had a used set of irons that had my number one recommended shaft, a Steel Fiber i95 S flex. They also weakened the loft 2 degrees and adjusted to a more upright lie (the length was also 1/4" short which for me being 5'7" works great). The results were crazy. They basically eliminated the right side of the center line for me (left handed) and my spin numbers and carry went up. My dispersion was also much tighter than before. Overall, I came away a believer in club fitting. I think that if I had the money to get fit for a new set of irons I would, but this was a good option for me as the adjustments are included in the fitting and they found a used set with the shaft that was recommended. 

Overall it was a great experience that I would recommend to anyone looking to get a new set of irons. I'd only ever played straight off the shelf clubs, but I never will again. I wasn't fit for my driver or fairway wood, but when it's time to upgrade I definitely will.

Good luck!

Thank you! Appreciate the reply. I too have only played off the rack clubs but with all the new technology it seems like it would be great to be custom fit. Can't wait until this is over to get it done.


In my bag:

Driver:  :Hogan: Ben Hogan GS53 10.5* Stiff Mitsubishi tensei blue

3 Wood: :adams-small: Insight BUL Stiff

Hybrid:  :Sub70: 939x Hybrid UST 680 recoil shaft stiff

Irons: :Sub70: 699 irons  KBS tour 90 v Stiff 

52 Deg: :cleveland-small: 588 RTX 2.0

56 deg: :cleveland-small: Reg 588 tour action

60 Deg: :cleveland-small: 588 RTX 2.0

Putter: :bettinardi-small: Studio Stock #3 (Winn 1.32 Pro x grip)

 :odyssey-small: White Hot RX #7 putter

Rangefinder: :CaddyTek: Caddytek V2

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Outside of lessons it’s one of the best investments one can make in their game. Regardless of skill level having clubs that work with your swing will help. 

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Driver: Titleist 917D3 9.5 with Graphite Design MAD Pro 65g S

Wood: Titleist 917F2 with UST Mamiya Helium 5F4

Hybrid: Titleist 816H1 21 with Atmos Blue 85 S

Irons: Titleist 718 AP3 4i, 718 CB 5-6, MB 7-9 with KBS $ Taper 125

Wedges: Vokey SM7 46/50/54/60 with DG s200

Putter: Scotty Caemeron Super Rat1

Ball: Titleist Prov1

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After going through a full bag fitting for the 2019 Cobra Connect Challenge, I will never buy clubs any other way.

Granted I wasn't exploring all club offerings, but the work we did to figure out length, lie, loft, shaft type really hammered home that it is best for your game if you can eliminate as many variables as possible.

The analogy that @cnosil used is accurate. After a fitting, you trust that the tool in your hand is the right one for you and that trust does wonders for the mental side of your game.

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In my :cobra-small: Ultralight Stand Bag:

Driver:    :callaway-small: Rogue 10.5° - LH - Aldila Synergy Blue 50 Stiff
Woods:   :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3/4 Wood - Atmos Blue TS 7 Stiff
               :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 5/6 Wood - Atmos Blue TS 7 Stiff
Irons:      :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 5-GW - KBS C-Taper Lite Stiff
Wedges: :cobra-small: King Black - LH - 52° 56° 60° - KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 Stiff
Putter:     :1332069271_TommyArmour: - Impact No. 3
Ball:        :titelist-small: Pro V1x

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Fitting is critical to make sure that the clubs will work with your swing.  A good fitting may add more distance and better control for some.  For others, they may totally be fine off the shelf with the standard length, loft and lie.  It's never a bad idea to get fit to see where you fall in this spectrum.

 

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Driver:  :cobra-small: F8 10.5° Project X Even Flow Blue 65g shaft 

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 3W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 5W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 816H2 19°

Irons: :mizuno-small: MP-20 SEL Project X 5.5 shafts 5-PW

           :mizuno-small: MP-20 HMB Project X 5.5 shaft 4 Iron

Wedge: :cleveland-small: Tour Satin RTX 4 Wedges in 52° and 56° 2 Dot

Putter: :nevercompromise-small: Gray Matter TDP 2.2 32.75"

Bag:  :1590477705_SunMountain: Three 5

Ball:  :srixon-small: Z*Star

RangeFinder:918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro

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30 minutes ago, cnosil said:

 


I think getting fit is important. What it does is make you more consistent with a full swing and helps distance, dispersion,
Launch, spin, etc. it won’t improve your swing; a fat shot is still a fat shot with fitted clubs. What I do know is that I have the right tools in my hand. Think about hammering in a nail. You could select countless types of hammers to accomplish the job but hammers designed for roofing will perform better when roofing than a sledge hammer.

You also have to remember golf isn’t always a full swing game and requires less than ideal swings and adapting to situations. This means that just because your clubs are fit doesn’t necessarily translate to lower scores.

 

Totally agree about knowing that you have the right tools! When I said "they took away the right side of the course," I definitely mean more mentally. Of course I still have my miss. But I don't walk up to a shot worried about it or expecting it like I used to. It's amazing what having the right hammer will do for your mental game!

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Driver: Ping G30 10.5 Stiff

Fairway wood: Titleist 917F2 16.5 Stiff 

Irons: Callaway Apex CF16 Steel Fiber i95 Stiff (5-PW)

Wedges: Vokey 52, 56

Putter: Odyssey White Hot #1

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I would also say to be open to trying One Length clubs as well if you're looking to improve your consistency.  Helped me!

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Driver- Cobra F8+

3-Wood- Cobra F9

Utility Iron- Ping G Crossover 3

Utility Iron- Ping G Crossover 4

Irons- Cobra F8 One Length 5-G

Wedges- TM Milled grind 54* and 58*

Putter- Tommy Armour Impact No3 CB

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13 hours ago, cciciora13 said:

How Important is it getting fit for your own clubs; driver and irons particularly? I have never been fit before but am planning on it following this pandemic. I was wondering how it affected your game? Improved distance, better accuracy, higher spin and launch angle? Golf has been on my mind so much lately and not being able to play is only adding to that fire!

I would highly recommend it.  I gained accuracy and distance and overall consistency.  I tend to have to choke up too much on my clubs, especially Drivers.  My first set were custom fit so won't ever go back.

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a. Ladies Flex/10-12 degrees loft/25"-27" (male equivalent)

b. Adjustable/Ladies Flex (male equivalent)

c. Right-Handed

d. San Diego

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A club fitting should be of great benefit for your game.

With improvements on lie and angles, those clubs should fit your swing, for optimal performance, not the other way around where any of us usually tries to fit our swing around the clubs.

If your budged allows, custom shafts should help a great deal with the ball spin and accuracy.

 


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Driver :titelist-small:  - TS2 10.5*, Hybrid   :titelist-small:  - T-MB 716 3 Iron, Hybrid   :titelist-small:  - T-MB 718 4 Iron, Irons:   :titelist-small:  - AP1 714 5 to PW, Wedges  

:vokey-small: SM5 48*, 52*, 56* and 58*, Putter   :titelist-small: Deadcenter SP-209, Ball   :titelist-small:  ProV1, :Arccos: Smart Sensors

Shoes:a couple :footjoy-small: A couple of:nike-small: A couple of Adidas ,   Yeah I have a shoe addiction.

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17 minutes ago, SnakeDoc said:

A club fitting should be of great benefit for your game.

With improvements on lie and angles, those clubs should fit your swing, for optimal performance, not the other way around where any of us usually tries to fit our swing around the clubs.

If your budged allows, custom shafts should help a great deal with the ball spin and accuracy.

 

The last part is truly golfer dependent. The vast majority of the golfing public will see minimal to no improvement from a stock shaft to an after market one. Some will benefit even more from the made for shaft than an aftermarket no upcharge shaft. 

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Driver: Titleist 917D3 9.5 with Graphite Design MAD Pro 65g S

Wood: Titleist 917F2 with UST Mamiya Helium 5F4

Hybrid: Titleist 816H1 21 with Atmos Blue 85 S

Irons: Titleist 718 AP3 4i, 718 CB 5-6, MB 7-9 with KBS $ Taper 125

Wedges: Vokey SM7 46/50/54/60 with DG s200

Putter: Scotty Caemeron Super Rat1

Ball: Titleist Prov1

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On 4/8/2020 at 8:12 AM, cciciora13 said:

How Important is it getting fit for your own clubs; driver and irons particularly? I have never been fit before but am planning on it following this pandemic. I was wondering how it affected your game? Improved distance, better accuracy, higher spin and launch angle? Golf has been on my mind so much lately and not being able to play is only adding to that fire!

I got fitted for a 3W and hybrid back in February. For me it was about getting the right shaft in the club. I was hitting the Hybrid 220 with nice spin rates. The 3 wood was 250 again with good spin rates. I also paid to have the shafts Pured. Not sure that was worth it but I have found that I have hit those clubs well when I practice and the few times I have played. Now,  I still have my occasional hook but that is my swing fault these days. 

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I have never been fit for clubs. I usually buy from second hand stores and ebay online.  I have noticed that with my latest set of irons that shafts do make a difference. I bought a set of app irons on ebay and put project x rifle 7.0 in thenm and it completely changed my ball flight.  I used to always hit a 5 yard or more fade with stiff shaft kbs tour. Now I consistently hit a straight to slight draw with my irons. That might just be how my swing has changed but it was instantaneous when I hit the new shafts. Plus I went from Adam's cb3 with offset to Titleist ap2 so I'm assuming it's not the heads that's making the difference. I would say that fitting could be very beneficial to figure those things out, but I'm in an area in the world(the U.P.) that it would be 2 1/2 hour drive to get to a fitting place. Plus I would feel bad getting fit and not buying clubs from the place.

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I have never been fit for clubs. I usually buy from second hand stores and ebay online.  I have noticed that with my latest set of irons that shafts do make a difference. I bought a set of app irons on ebay and put project x rifle 7.0 in thenm and it completely changed my ball flight.  I used to always hit a 5 yard or more fade with stiff shaft kbs tour. Now I consistently hit a straight to slight draw with my irons. That might just be how my swing has changed but it was instantaneous when I hit the new shafts. Plus I went from Adam's cb3 with offset to Titleist ap2 so I'm assuming it's not the heads that's making the difference. I would say that fitting could be very beneficial to figure those things out, but I'm in an area in the world(the U.P.) that it would be 2 1/2 hour drive to get to a fitting place. Plus I would feel bad getting fit and not buying clubs from the place.
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Sounds like you've found the right combination. BTW I wouldn't feel bad about not buying if I'm paying for the fitting.


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:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

:cobra-small: F Max 5 wood

:ping-small:  9 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*
:wilson-small: C300 4i-GP
:cleveland-small:  Wedges RTX 3.0: 52*, 56*
:ping-small: EYE 2 Wedge 60*

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

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It all depends on the golfer. I was custom fit for irons years ago and all my results came back that I am standard off the rack except I need  mid-size grips. Then I got custom fit for a driver about 2 seasons ago and it made a big difference. I still got the make and model I was interested in but what  I thought I needed wasn't even close to what I wound up with in regard to loft and flex. I gained 20 yards and more accuracy.

 

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Driver, Ping G400 11* SR Flex

3 Wood, TaylorMade SLDR 17*  R Flex

5 Wood, TaylorMade SLDR 19* R Flex

Hybrid, Cobra Amp 24* R Flex

Irons, Wilson D200 R Flex (5 - Gap)

Wedges, Cleveland CBX 56* & 60*

Putter, Odyssey Marksman Fang 35"

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I never cared about fitting until I started reading posts on here and went and got fit and seen the difference it makes. Watch videos on YouTube by TXG and see the difference fitting makes and how shafts and adjustments can make significant differences


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DRIVER -  Sim Max 10.5 lowered to 9.75-  

Woods -  Callaway Max 3 wood Evenflow Riptide 5.5r 60g  - loving this off the deck 

                Taylormade Sim Max 3 wood - Ventus FW 5-r  5 wood-  Ventus 6r 

Rescue/Hybrid -  Sim Max Rescue  4 - 22*   Ventus FW 5-r 

IRONS -  Callaway Mavrik 5- PW, AW   Project X Catalyst 55g Lite Flex

WEDGES-  Cleveland Golf Smart Sole 4.0 Sand Wedge  58*   Cleveland Smart Sole 4.0 Chipping Wedge 42*

PUTTER-  Odyssey Stroke Lab double wide putter 35"

BALL-  Pro V1x or Tp5X  -- trying to figure this one out.

Footjoy Tour S golf shoe 

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I got fit for my driver. What a difference it made. It was also the first driver I got new instead of eBay. Of the 4 drivers I got on it over 18 years, only one did ok, with the last being such a disaster that I went back to one that was 5 years old, but at least could find the golf course. I probably would have saved money by fitting into the right driver and keeping it longer. Also if you want to save money, get fit just before the new drivers come out. I got a G400 about a month before G410 and paid about $100 less. 

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I'm very short (5'2"), so I imagine that I would benefit from a fitting once I have a semblance of a swing down. I'm brand new to golf so I can't quite justify the cost of fitting and ordering custom clubs yet. For right now I'm guiding my purchases on Ping and Callaway's static fitting guides for length and loft.

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My wife wanted a new driver so I took to a fitter. He told her she didn't need a new one. I was pretty happy until she started taking to him about irons . Well maybe next year I'll be able to afford new ones for myself.


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:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

:cobra-small: F Max 5 wood

:ping-small:  9 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*
:wilson-small: C300 4i-GP
:cleveland-small:  Wedges RTX 3.0: 52*, 56*
:ping-small: EYE 2 Wedge 60*

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

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