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Fitting shaft to clubhead or clubhead to shaft?


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A little background, historically I’m been a low spin, low launch player and adjusted accordingly. Couldn’t hold greens so I rolled them up. I got serious with my game and the lack of GIRs has been very frustrating. I finally got fit by a reputable fitter in MN recommended by my coach. For initial reference, I’m 32yo, 15 HI, 7i carry around 150 with 10 yrd rollout with my JPx HM919– px Lz 5.5 shafts.

Long story short, I got fit into Mizuno MP 20 MMC with Recoil ESX 460 shafts. Im kinda surprised that I was fit with such lightweight shafts to give me optimal numbers 155 carry, 80ft apex and 45* descent. 5800-6000 spin. 
 

So the question is, did he give me such lightweight shafts to make the clubhead work, or is it my smooth tempo and weak swing that made those shafts ideal?

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It is kind of both as the shaft and head are a combination and they need to work together.    The fitter worked through heads and shafts and found head worked best for you and the shaft dynamics worked best with that head and your swing.  

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6 minutes ago, cnosil said:

It is kind of both as the shaft and head are a combination and they need to work together.    The fitter worked through heads and shafts and found head worked best for you and the shaft dynamics worked best with that head and your swing.  

I figured as much as he was very thorough. Another good option was zx5 with recoil 780 shafts. I honestly felt kinda old and weak. I know graphite tech has changed, but the stigma still strong 

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Cnosil hit the nail on head, don't have much to add to that.

Don't worry about the graphite stigma, if it makes you feel better Bryson plays graphite too 🙂

Where did you get fit in MN, i'm in the NW suburbs and have been to most of the big fitters over the years so just curious.

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58 minutes ago, hckymeyer said:

Cnosil hit the nail on head, don't have much to add to that.

Don't worry about the graphite stigma, if it makes you feel better Bryson plays graphite too 🙂

Where did you get fit in MN, i'm in the NW suburbs and have been to most of the big fitters over the years so just curious.

Yea I’m in Maple Grove and went to Joe Moravick. Been working with Jon Reigstad for few months 

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It's a Minnesota thing!  Where's the lutefisk?  LOL

(I'm in Maple Grove, fwiw)

My take is that the fitting game is not about fitting the clubhead to shaft, or shaft to clubhead, but merging those two together in combination with your swing.  All three are working together in each golfer's game.  Or not working together, sometimes.  😉

Nice to see some Minnesota flavor here  😃

Edit: don't worry about your swing or distance in comparison to others.  It doesn't matter.  Its more important how much you enjoy the game.  And, its how many, not how far.

A last thought....  no matter how far along the curve you are, there is ALWAYS someone longer.  

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2h or 3h:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour, Aldila NV105 S
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