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For anyone in the forums that has gotten a ball fitting, where have you done so?  MGS does say it is the future

 

(Background: Currently playing a Z-Star, wondering if I am more suited to the Z-Star XV... or any other brand for that matter!)

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19 minutes ago, Zimbo Slice 12 said:

For anyone in the forums that has gotten a ball fitting, where have you done so?  MGS does say it is the future

 

(Background: Currently playing a Z-Star, wondering if I am more suited to the Z-Star XV... or any other brand for that matter!)

Not sure if this helps, but here's some advice from a golf ball designer:

https://www.snellgolf.com/pages/dean-snell-golf-ball-fitting-philosophy

Obviously he's also selling his golf balls, but I still think the advice has merit.

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:titelist-small: Irons Titleist AP2 714, KBS Tour S, 3 flat

:callaway-small: Rogue SubZero, GD YS-Six X

:vokey-small: 52, 56, and 60 wedges

:ping-small: B60 G5i putter

Right handed

Reston, Virginia

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25 minutes ago, DaveP043 said:

Not sure if this helps, but here's some advice from a golf ball designer:

https://www.snellgolf.com/pages/dean-snell-golf-ball-fitting-philosophy

Obviously he's also selling his golf balls, but I still think the advice has merit.

He is spot on.

Top fitters like True Spec and TXG say start at the green and work backwards.  Driver is the last thing one should worry about when ball fitting.

I get Bridgestone is in the leader in ball fitting - but the fact that they due it based on driver data is a head scratcher.  I guess it is a lot easier for marketing to sell a ball by driver swing speed than telling a golfer to go chip, putt and hit approach shots with a ball to see what they like best.

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: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(-)
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10 minutes ago, jlukes said:

He is spot on.

Top fitters like True Spec and TXG say start at the green and work backwards.  Driver is the last thing one should worry about when ball fitting.

I get Bridgestone is in the leader in ball fitting - but the fact that they due it based on driver data is a head scratcher.  I guess it is a lot easier for marketing to sell a ball by driver swing speed than telling a golfer to go chip, putt and hit approach shots with a ball to see what they like best.

We talk about it all the time here, distance is a selling point for balls, for drivers, for irons,, for tees even, pretty much for all golf equipment.  Bridgestone is the first ball manufacturer I remember to advertise ball fitting, and in my mind it was just a marketing gimmick they concocted.  

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:titelist-small: Irons Titleist AP2 714, KBS Tour S, 3 flat

:callaway-small: Rogue SubZero, GD YS-Six X

:vokey-small: 52, 56, and 60 wedges

:ping-small: B60 G5i putter

Right handed

Reston, Virginia

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On 8/12/2020 at 11:49 AM, Zimbo Slice 12 said:
For anyone in the forums that has gotten a ball fitting, where have you done so?  MGS does say it is the future
 
(Background: Currently playing a Z-Star, wondering if I am more suited to the Z-Star XV... or any other brand for that matter!)

 


I have done a ball fitting at PGA tour superstore: they didn’t have me hit driver, they looked at wedge and 7 iron spin, and dispersion. For me chromesoft won out, but that was 2 years ago and I’ve moved on to Srixon. But I’ve been in the same boat as you: wondering which Z star is better for my game.

I swing the driver at 118 but I’m all over the face: the last thing I need is a spinny ball to increase the fade spin I already put on it! The XV is longer, and for me has a higher trajectory - and tends to balloon on me on poorly struck drives, which is damn near half of the time for me. I go with the Z star over the XV due to not wanting the added length, and not being able to keep my wedge shots low with the XV. Both have great green side spin and control. I really like the Bridgestone Tour B and BXS also: problem is I like the X off the tee and the XS everywhere else.


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Bridgestone had a fitting day at a local course. They asked what ball I played, I said Pro V (which if I had the scratch was 100% true) Anyways guy had me hit some drives, then had me hit a couple different Bridgestones, though after looking at the moniter he kind of shrugged. He recommended the B330, the black box, so it was a few years back. But on the numbers the Pro V was the better ball, his point being that a firm tour ball was the right choice for me. I play the Z star now and I am still in the same line of thinking.

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Most recent ball fitting was at my club - they have a Titleist fitter in every spring.  I also had a ball fitting at the Tour Performance Center at TPC Sawgrass a number of years ago.  Always the same thing - firm tour ball.

 

I gleaned more about my swing from the ball fitting that I had three years ago than at any club fitting other than the one at TPC BTW.

Taylor Made Sim2  10.5 (Opened 1 click) Ventus Blue 5  R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

Wilson D7 forged 6-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

Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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On 8/12/2020 at 2:37 PM, jlukes said:

I get Bridgestone is in the leader in ball fitting - but the fact that they due it based on driver data is a head scratcher.  I guess it is a lot easier for marketing to sell a ball by driver swing speed than telling a golfer to go chip, putt and hit approach shots with a ball to see what they like best.

Double head-scratcher since their Tour B line performs SO well around the green. (Then again, it's hard to tell for whom they're really targeting their fitting efforts. My hunch would be recreational golfers who don't spend 4+ hours researching cover materials and multi-layer construction and just want a ball that goes high, far, and straight and feels like mashed potatoes.)

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4-wood: :callaway-small: Mavrik Subzero (16.5*) with Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI X
2i: :srixon-small: ZX with SteelFiber i95cw Stiff
Wet/Soft: 3i-PW
:wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged, KBS Tour-V 110S
Hard/Fast: 4i-7i :srixon-small: ZX7, 8i-PW Z-Forged, Modus3 Tour 120 S

52*, 58* :cleveland-small: RTX ZipCore Modus3 Tour 115
Putter: :ping-small: Redwood Piper; :cleveland-small: HB Soft Premier 11s

Ball: :srixon-small: Z STAR XV (but I'm not just going to leave a perfectly good ProV1/x laying around...)
Bag: :ping-small: Hoofer (2018) in black/white/copper

Using :Arccos: to keep track of my shots
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All clubs RH

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TGW (golf warehouse not TXG) did test these 4. The guy swings 100 mph driver, so more relatable to us mortals than Matt Blois. He ended up performing the best with the Tour BX. Interesting product video as he even compared to last year’s model, which the difference was slight

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I'm pretty disappointed with my Bstone fitting. Not only is my swing slower than I expected, but the (low quality) ball and the (lack thereof) delivery of the "free" sleeve is surprising.

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