bopper53, on 25 February 2017 - 01:00 PM, said:
Qegurezi, on 25 February 2017 - 11:27 AM, said:
shotmark, on 24 February 2017 - 01:02 PM, said:
Bob57, on 23 February 2017 - 04:56 PM, said:
Ms and Epic leave G series in dust. Not in my experience went to both Callaway and TaylorMade fittings on different days . Neither could match my G LS Tech I brought with me to find something with more distance. Sorry regardless of shafts or settings (including same shaft in Ping) none were within 5 yards carry of the old G (let alone total distance). The Epics matched the dispersion of the G but not either M. I'm not a fan of the Ping sound but the Epics sounded absolutely dead like the old fully foamed Pittsburgh Persimmon days (TaylorMade). The Ms both sounded good. But both of the latest and greatest didn't match what I had. The TaylorMade guy wanted to keep going but I was exhausted. The Callaway guy gave up trying to match let alone exceed what I brought..
If you really like a club - in your case the Ping G - I think there is a tendency to subconsciously hit it better than comparison clubs at a fitting. I'm sure I do this with my 5 yr old TM RBZ.
Even Ping don't claim to be as long as their competitors so i'm sure like for like an M or an Epic would be significantly longer.
Ping drivers are inherently no shorter or longer than drivers such as the M. For some they will be longer, others shorter, others similar.
That is correct, the rest is just marketing.
My distance number with the Ping G is the same as the Epic and the TM drivers.
I will argue the Ping G is the straightest all day long over the competition.
The distance leader on the LPGA last year used a Ping G. Bubba does pretty well to......
I personally hate this insinuation of the head having an effect on distance with the top companies (obviously TopFlight brand will be behind).
As a fitter, all I'm going to pick a head for you really is based on these few things:
~Is the head the right weight for you? Even then it's adjustable some.
~Is the head adjustable to set just right for you? Even then, get a lesson (
~How does it look?
~How does it feel?
Outside of those few things, with the right shaft fit to the head that you like, I can get them to perform close to the same. To me the shaft matters much much more than the head.