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I played a round with my new golf instructor yesterday, and I could not drive the ball straight at all. I did not feel that I was swinging bad, and my instructor said I was swinging well. He concluded it was a club problem. I had a lesson this morning where he fit me for a new driver. Below are the specs of my old driver and my new one:

OLD: Titleist TS3 10.5* Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 55g stiff flex 45"

NEW: Callaway Maverick Sub Zero 10* Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 70g XX-stiff 44"

All of the sudden, my misses are in the fairway, I'm hitting my driver 20 yards farther, and on a much more favorable trajectory. 

It blew my mind how much just changing a club has changed my confidence on the tee.

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:ping-small: G425 LST 9* (Mitsubishi Diamana PD 50X)

:mizuno-small: STZ 15.5* (Graphite Design ADDI 7X)

:callaway-small: X-Forged Utility 18* (Project X IO 115, 6.5)

:srixon-small: ZX7 4-PW (Nippon Modus 120X)

:titelist-small: SM8 50* F Grind; 8* Bounce (Project X LZ 6.0 120)

:titelist-small: SM8 54* F Grind; 10* Bounce (Project X LZ 6.0 120)

:titelist-small: SM8 58* M Grind; 8* Bounce (Project X LZ 6.0 120)

:odyssey-small: Stroke Lab Triple Track Ten S Putter

:taylormade-small: TP5X

"Practice like you've never won. Play like you've never lost."

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Were you fit for your old driver?

 

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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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On 11/7/2020 at 8:51 PM, Ultimate Junior Golfer said:

I played a round with my new golf instructor yesterday, and I could not drive the ball straight at all. I did not feel that I was swinging bad, and my instructor said I was swinging well. He concluded it was a club problem. I had a lesson this morning where he fit me for a new driver. Below are the specs of my old driver and my new one:

OLD: Titleist TS3 10.5* Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 55g stiff flex 45"

NEW: Callaway Maverick Sub Zero 10* Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 70g XX-stiff 44"

All of the sudden, my misses are in the fairway, I'm hitting my driver 20 yards farther, and on a much more favorable trajectory. 

It blew my mind how much just changing a club has changed my confidence on the tee.

Good to see it work out for you.   This is evidence of how a good fitting can make a difference.  

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2 hours ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

Were you fit for your old driver?

 

Yes, my swing speed has jumped about 15mph in one year. 

:ping-small: G425 LST 9* (Mitsubishi Diamana PD 50X)

:mizuno-small: STZ 15.5* (Graphite Design ADDI 7X)

:callaway-small: X-Forged Utility 18* (Project X IO 115, 6.5)

:srixon-small: ZX7 4-PW (Nippon Modus 120X)

:titelist-small: SM8 50* F Grind; 8* Bounce (Project X LZ 6.0 120)

:titelist-small: SM8 54* F Grind; 10* Bounce (Project X LZ 6.0 120)

:titelist-small: SM8 58* M Grind; 8* Bounce (Project X LZ 6.0 120)

:odyssey-small: Stroke Lab Triple Track Ten S Putter

:taylormade-small: TP5X

"Practice like you've never won. Play like you've never lost."

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10 hours ago, Ultimate Junior Golfer said:

Yes, my swing speed has jumped about 15mph in one year. 

That’s a nice pickup in speed in a short time

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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That’s a nice pickup in speed in a short time

The joys of still being a teenager and growing physically. Most of us seem to be going the other way [emoji3]
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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: Auditions ongoing 

Backups:  :bobby-grace-1: 6330, :taylormade-small:TM-180, :odyssey-small: Milled Collection RSX 2, Bellum Winmore 787, :seemore-small: mFGP2, logo-horizontal-black.svg Directed Force 2.1

Member:  MGS Hitsquad since 2017697979773_DSCN2368(Custom).JPG.a1a25f5e430d9eebae93c5d652cbd4b9.JPG

 

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That’s a nice pickup in speed in a short time

The joys of still being a teenager and growing physically. Most of us seem to be going the other way [emoji3]

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: Auditions ongoing 

Backups:  :bobby-grace-1: 6330, :taylormade-small:TM-180, :odyssey-small: Milled Collection RSX 2, Bellum Winmore 787, :seemore-small: mFGP2, logo-horizontal-black.svg Directed Force 2.1

Member:  MGS Hitsquad since 2017697979773_DSCN2368(Custom).JPG.a1a25f5e430d9eebae93c5d652cbd4b9.JPG

 

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17 minutes ago, cnosil said:


The joys of still being a teenager and growing physically. Most of us seem to be going the other way emoji3.png

So true 

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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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On 11/7/2020 at 8:51 PM, Ultimate Junior Golfer said:

I played a round with my new golf instructor yesterday, and I could not drive the ball straight at all. I did not feel that I was swinging bad, and my instructor said I was swinging well. He concluded it was a club problem. I had a lesson this morning where he fit me for a new driver. Below are the specs of my old driver and my new one:

OLD: Titleist TS3 10.5* Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 55g stiff flex 45"

NEW: Callaway Maverick Sub Zero 10* Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 70g XX-stiff 44"

All of the sudden, my misses are in the fairway, I'm hitting my driver 20 yards farther, and on a much more favorable trajectory. 

It blew my mind how much just changing a club has changed my confidence on the tee.

Time to look at those fairway woods now. There's a good chance a nice 75-85g shaft in those will give you far better results.

BT

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