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Hi folks,

I wanted to get people's opinions on how you feel about club fitting?  I have never done this yet.  I am about a 10 hdcp player that is looking to purchase a new set of irons and a putter.

I currently hit Callaway XR Steelhead irons and use a Ping putter that is roughly 6-8 years old.  I signed myself up to do a fitting for both.  

Do you believe fitting is the thing to do or not?  And where are the best places to get a fitting?  I live in the west Michigan area.

Thank you all.

John Corbett 

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The answer for nearly everyone here is yes it will be a benefit to get fitted. As for where in Michigan I can't help with that, but do you have a club pro who does them? If so do they offer 1 brand or many? I am sure there are many here that can help with more Michigan specific fitters or places to go, but the answer you will receive here is a resounding yes it will be a benefit to get fit and a good youtube channel to check out is TXG and some of their preparation of getting fit videos which can help you get a proper mindset going into it. 
Hope that helps and be sure to ask away with any questions you like along the way! Oh and also Welcome!

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SuperSpeed 2020 from 100-112 and climbing!

Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic Sub Zero - Set at 10* with Aldila Rogue Max 65 gram 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ weight back

               :ping-small: G410 Crossover - 2 and 4 iron

Irons:     :ping-small: i210 5-U w/ Nippon Modus 105 stiff (2018 Tester)

Wedge:  :ping-small: Glide 2.0 54* 58* w/ Nippon Modus 105 Stiff

Putter:   :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7 35* and oversized grip (2019 Tester)

Balls:      :srixon-small: Z Star

Other:     :Arccos: 360 (Caddie)

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Thank you very much for your input.  I will check out Youtube for this.  And yes, this fitter has several brands to choose from.  Grand Rapids area.  I didn't know you could make the posts regionally specific.  

John Corbett 

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Let’s turn the question around. What do you want to accomplish with a fitting that you can’t do with an off the rack club purchase?   

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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
               :titelist-small: 915H 24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
Irons:      :honma:TR20V 6-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :callaway-small: 54-10S   :cleveland-small: 588  58-12
Putter:  :seemore-small: mFGP2

Backups:  :bobby-grace-1: 6330, :taylormade-small:TM-180, Bellum Winmore 787

 

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To maximize my golf game as much as I can.  So yes, I agree, when looking at it from this perspective, it is a no-brainer to get fitted for clubs.  

John Corbett 

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2 hours ago, Smiley1994 said:

Hi folks,

I wanted to get people's opinions on how you feel about club fitting?  I have never done this yet.  I am about a 10 hdcp player that is looking to purchase a new set of irons and a putter.

I currently hit Callaway XR Steelhead irons and use a Ping putter that is roughly 6-8 years old.  I signed myself up to do a fitting for both.  

Do you believe fitting is the thing to do or not?  And where are the best places to get a fitting?  I live in the west Michigan area.

Thank you all.

I got fit for a putter this winter and am averaging 2 less putts per round, including never using the putter on grass prior to my first round gaming it. My 3 putt% has dropped from 18% of holes to 8%. I have been practicing lag putts more often which helps, but the launch monitor data doesn't lie about which putter gets the ball rolling under the best conditions for your stroke. IMO most people should be fit for a driver and putter as the 2 most used clubs. Especially if your priority is best performance. 

I would put an iron fitting behind both of those 2 and possibly behind wedges as well. Unless you need something highly customized like a length change of more than 1" and the lie angle adjusted by 2 degrees or more. Those Callaways are quite forgiving. Provided the shafts aren't 30 grams and 2-3 flexes wrong for you, the gains will likely be harder to notice than a putter or driver. 

It probably took me 1.5 seasons to fully trust new carry yardages and gapping after the fitting with a long Canadian winter in between. Went up 10g in weight and from reg to stiff flex with the Ping G410 from some old Cobra S3. Spin dropped at least 1000 rpm which probably gained close to 10 yards between that and 10 years of technology in the heads. GIR was up initially with the change and then fell back to previous average. 

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:cobra-small: F9 Driver 9*

:cobra-small: Baffler 2H/4H

:ping-small: G700 4i, G410 6-UW, Glide 2.0 54, 60*

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