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Posted 17 October 2017 - 10:45 AM

First time post on the forum, have read many / many articles over the years.  little about me. 6'3" 38" wrist to floor.  linebacker build, 260 lbs.  hdcp 15-18 depending on the year.  

played 704cb many years (2004-2007) with a s300 custom fit to me at +1" and 2degree upright.  Liked them but they never felt right.  
then picked up some ben hogan apex blades (2007-2014) to help me groove my swing and ofcourse am no where near able to play them, but 6-pw i was pretty confident with.  they were standard LLL with s300s.
Now in the bag have +.5" adams cb3 with fst 90 stiff shafts which are better than blades.

Fast forward, go to a club champion and get fit.  my 6i swing speed 94-96 mph, my driver 108-110.  So he spec's a:

apex cf16, nippon modus tour 130 xstiff  +.75 with 1 degree upright.  With that fitting in his club on trackman, I go from 6i cb3 from 160ish to  apex cf/nippon 185-190 yardage on the trackman.  All this will come at the price of around 1800.


I feel like i've been burned buying clubs fit to me (my titleist  experience) and not being happy. so I'm curious if I should just re-shaft my CB3 with a comparable shaft and see if I get close to the same results before I plunk down the 1800 and change.

part of me feels like picking up a used set of clubs off globalgolf that are spec'd similar and see what this really means for me vs just committing to the $1800 now.  

Appreciate any constructive feedback our recommendations.  I did reach out to Tom Wishon's local club fitter in my area, but he is no longer taking new customers (chicago area)


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Posted 17 October 2017 - 12:00 PM

What was the purpose of the fitting if you won't or don't or can't rely on the results? You're right, it's a lot of money to spend based on one experience. I have had fittings where what I ended up with didn't translate on the course as well as I felt like it should have from the fitting. There's nothing wrong with finding similar specs used, that's for sure. The prices of these clubs have gotten out of hand. I'm guessing you would find the Apex CF16 to be much more playable than the Adams, but if you don't see the value, then don't buy them. At least it was fun or interesting to go through the fitting though right?

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 12:27 PM

Go on Callaway pre owned website and check to see if they have any used CF16 sets that are 1* upright. Bonus if they are +.75, but you can always install extensions... Hell you can even have any random set of CF16's bent 1* upright, but might as well get them already pre-bent to save time & money.

Then same thing.... it's unlikely that a set on cally preowned will come with 130x modus 3, so keep an eye out here on BST and also ebay for these shafts.  All in all if you get lucky, worst case you might spend $1000-1100 if you don't do any of the work yourself (re-shafting, etc).

Actually screw it, I'm kind of bored right now so I'll look for you:
http://www.callawayg...?cgid=iron-sets
5-PW for $799 or 3-PW 1* upright for $974

http://www.ebay.com/...6AAAOSwu6tZ1ZYq
$500 "buy it now" 4-AW

https://www.golfwork...hafts/p/NP0010/
Nippon TOUR 130X $37 each (just check the hosel if its taper or parallel tip, not sure off top of my head)

But either way my friend, a fully custom set up is going to be expensive. Only reason you may want to spend the $1800 is to capitalize on any warranty, and to ensure the work is 100% done right. When you start buying used stuff and hacking it together you could end up in trouble.
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Posted 17 October 2017 - 01:47 PM

mb123, I'm having the same issue as you. I went for a fitting two weeks ago and now can't decide whether or not I should pull the trigger. It's hard to justify a big purchase only hitting one club, one time!

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 02:11 PM

Welcome to WRX!

Maybe set up a “want to buy” add in the classified section.

You can do this for heads
Or heads + shafts (more rare)

Or just scower the WRX, global, 3balls, Callaway pre owned until you find the shaft and head combo.

Or if you need just shafts, eBay is good for pulls as well.

Good luck, I would go the used route, much cheaper

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 02:16 PM

View Postmb123, on 17 October 2017 - 10:45 AM, said:

First time post on the forum, have read many / many articles over the years.  little about me. 6'3" 38" wrist to floor.  linebacker build, 260 lbs.  hdcp 15-18 depending on the year.  

played 704cb many years (2004-2007) with a s300 custom fit to me at +1" and 2degree upright.  Liked them but they never felt right.  
then picked up some ben hogan apex blades (2007-2014) to help me groove my swing and ofcourse am no where near able to play them, but 6-pw i was pretty confident with.  they were standard LLL with s300s.
Now in the bag have +.5" adams cb3 with fst 90 stiff shafts which are better than blades.

Fast forward, go to a club champion and get fit.  my 6i swing speed 94-96 mph, my driver 108-110.  So he spec's a:

apex cf16, nippon modus tour 130 xstiff  +.75 with 1 degree upright.  With that fitting in his club on trackman, I go from 6i cb3 from 160ish to  apex cf/nippon 185-190 yardage on the trackman.  All this will come at the price of around 1800.


I feel like i've been burned buying clubs fit to me (my titleist  experience) and not being happy. so I'm curious if I should just re-shaft my CB3 with a comparable shaft and see if I get close to the same results before I plunk down the 1800 and change.

part of me feels like picking up a used set of clubs off globalgolf that are spec'd similar and see what this really means for me vs just committing to the $1800 now.  

Appreciate any constructive feedback our recommendations.  I did reach out to Tom Wishon's local club fitter in my area, but he is no longer taking new customers (chicago area)

Buy one club - 6-iron would be a good place to start.  Hit it outside when you practice, maybe work it into the bag.  Note the results.  That way you can make an informative decision without wasting a ton of money.
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Posted 17 October 2017 - 04:23 PM

View Posteldog-in-the-hizouse, on 17 October 2017 - 12:00 PM, said:

What was the purpose of the fitting if you won't or don't or can't rely on the results? You're right, it's a lot of money to spend based on one experience. I have had fittings where what I ended up with didn't translate on the course as well as I felt like it should have from the fitting. There's nothing wrong with finding similar specs used, that's for sure. The prices of these clubs have gotten out of hand. I'm guessing you would find the Apex CF16 to be much more playable than the Adams, but if you don't see the value, then don't buy them. At least it was fun or interesting to go through the fitting though right?

I am very complimentary about the fitting actually. I did the full bag, and it was $350, I have no complaints because I learned a lot.  First thing I learned is my Scotty X 3 dot putter is mint condition and apparently worth something because of the lawsuit, lol.  In all seriousness I learned a lot about my golf game across the board. He left my driver alone, said just go to midsize grip and he said go 4-9. and re loft my clevelands to 51/56/61 so a get an even spread.  it's just hitting a 6i indoors and hitting it well i know will not translate necessarily outside.  

View PostZ1ggy16, on 17 October 2017 - 12:27 PM, said:

Go on Callaway pre owned website and check to see if they have any used CF16 sets that are 1* upright. Bonus if they are +.75, but you can always install extensions... Hell you can even have any random set of CF16's bent 1* upright, but might as well get them already pre-bent to save time & money.

Then same thing.... it's unlikely that a set on cally preowned will come with 130x modus 3, so keep an eye out here on BST and also ebay for these shafts.  All in all if you get lucky, worst case you might spend $1000-1100 if you don't do any of the work yourself (re-shafting, etc).

Actually screw it, I'm kind of bored right now so I'll look for you:
http://www.callawayg...?cgid=iron-sets
5-PW for $799 or 3-PW 1* upright for $974

http://www.ebay.com/...6AAAOSwu6tZ1ZYq
$500 "buy it now" 4-AW

https://www.golfwork...hafts/p/NP0010/
Nippon TOUR 130X $37 each (just check the hosel if its taper or parallel tip, not sure off top of my head)

But either way my friend, a fully custom set up is going to be expensive. Only reason you may want to spend the $1800 is to capitalize on any warranty, and to ensure the work is 100% done right. When you start buying used stuff and hacking it together you could end up in trouble.

you are the man ziggy appreciate you looking at it!  I'm trying to do it on global golf if possible as I have a 20% sitewide now, plus additional 9%, so if anyone sees anything on global golf worth trying I'm game. I was looking for some Idea CMBs, but they are hard to come by.  

View Postmm2983, on 17 October 2017 - 01:47 PM, said:

mb123, I'm having the same issue as you. I went for a fitting two weeks ago and now can't decide whether or not I should pull the trigger. It's hard to justify a big purchase only hitting one club, one time!

precisely where I'm at.

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 04:33 PM

i am looking to go used route as well. scouring global golf given some of the discounts they have running to see if this will work.  

btw- i see two separate threads with different responses in them, i know I only started one.

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 04:51 PM

View Postmb123, on 17 October 2017 - 10:45 AM, said:

First time post on the forum, have read many / many articles over the years.  little about me. 6'3" 38" wrist to floor.  linebacker build, 260 lbs.  hdcp 15-18 depending on the year.  

played 704cb many years (2004-2007) with a s300 custom fit to me at +1" and 2degree upright.  Liked them but they never felt right.  
then picked up some ben hogan apex blades (2007-2014) to help me groove my swing and ofcourse am no where near able to play them, but 6-pw i was pretty confident with.  they were standard LLL with s300s.
Now in the bag have +.5" adams cb3 with fst 90 stiff shafts which are better than blades.

Fast forward, go to a club champion and get fit.  my 6i swing speed 94-96 mph, my driver 108-110.  So he spec's a:

apex cf16, nippon modus tour 130 xstiff  +.75 with 1 degree upright.  With that fitting in his club on trackman, I go from 6i cb3 from 160ish to  apex cf/nippon 185-190 yardage on the trackman.  All this will come at the price of around 1800.


I feel like i've been burned buying clubs fit to me (my titleist  experience) and not being happy. so I'm curious if I should just re-shaft my CB3 with a comparable shaft and see if I get close to the same results before I plunk down the 1800 and change.

part of me feels like picking up a used set of clubs off globalgolf that are spec'd similar and see what this really means for me vs just committing to the $1800 now.  

Appreciate any constructive feedback our recommendations.  I did reach out to Tom Wishon's local club fitter in my area, but he is no longer taking new customers (chicago area)

Very similar story to me. I was fitted for the CF16 but rather than order a custom set where I was fitted for big bucks, I kept an eye out for a similar used set and went that route. Saved half the cost. You might have to wait a while if you want to match exactly and no harm in getting a second opinion in the meantime. After all, winter is coming.
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Posted 17 October 2017 - 05:11 PM

OP, Callaway Preowned is your new best friend.

I got my CF16's fully customized to my specs for under $800 in "Outlet" condition which meant they are brand spanking new - down the line.

I would urge that you call in and tell them what you want/need and let them start quoting you some prices. They also take trades BTW which might knock a little bit more off of your bottom line costs.

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 09:03 PM

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 03:18 PM

As to your fitting experience, I have a similar build, 6'4" with 37.5" wrist measurement. My clubs are always +.5 to +.75. I play 3 degrees upright.

So I'd say you're probably good there. (I've been fit MANY times over the years)

The shafts looks about right for your swing speed. There are many you could be fit for but will probably be 125 -130 g range for x stiff.

Now as to the heads he was putting you in vs your cb's. Apex are strong lofted.  Dont know about the cbs but most newer irons are stronger lofted which will account for some if the increased distance.

Go and hit other heads til you find something you like. Have another fitting. Most places will do it for free or at least help you try out shafts with heads.

You can get used clubs at vastly reduced pricing via ebay or other outlets with 130 x stiff shafts and .75 over.

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 03:28 PM

View Postmb123, on 17 October 2017 - 04:33 PM, said:

i am looking to go used route as well. scouring global golf given some of the discounts they have running to see if this will work.  

btw- i see two separate threads with different responses in them, i know I only started one.

Stop scouring and go to callawaypreowned.com. They will take good care of you!

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 01:39 PM

The only set I found on callawaypreowned that matched close enough is a set of x hot pro.  I hit them a while back from another guy I played with and they were ok so I ordered them last night. I'll try these out and see how/what changes...

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 02:03 PM

View Postmb123, on 19 October 2017 - 01:39 PM, said:

The only set I found on callawaypreowned that matched close enough is a set of x hot pro.  I hit them a while back from another guy I played with and they were ok so I ordered them last night. I'll try these out and see how/what changes...
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Posted 19 October 2017 - 06:54 PM

You spent hundreds on going through fittings and end up buying a used set where the head design isn’t even close to what you were fit into and other specs were “close enough.”

You wasted money going through the fittings. If you’re going to spend the money to get fit, why the heck would you not end up with what you were fit into???

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 07:18 PM

View Postmb123, on 19 October 2017 - 01:39 PM, said:

The only set I found on callawaypreowned that matched close enough is a set of x hot pro.  I hit them a while back from another guy I played with and they were ok so I ordered them last night. I'll try these out and see how/what changes...

Yeah not even remotely the same golf club.  What shaft is in them?
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Posted 19 October 2017 - 07:38 PM

Key takeaways: +3/4" length and 1* upright relative to stock CF16 length and lie, HEAVY X-flex shafts (are you sure?).

You can apply these elements to whatever clubs you like.

With clubs that long the swingweight is going to be sky high unless something is done to mitigate that (use lighter shafts and/or light heads).

A set of i200's w/light heads and DG shafts would be a reasonably affordable compromise.
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Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:20 PM

View PostReb58, on 18 October 2017 - 03:18 PM, said:

As to your fitting experience, I have a similar build, 6'4" with 37.5" wrist measurement. My clubs are always +.5 to +.75. I play 3 degrees upright.

So I'd say you're probably good there. (I've been fit MANY times over the years)

The shafts looks about right for your swing speed. There are many you could be fit for but will probably be 125 -130 g range for x stiff.

Now as to the heads he was putting you in vs your cb's. Apex are strong lofted.  Dont know about the cbs but most newer irons are stronger lofted which will account for some if the increased distance.

Go and hit other heads til you find something you like. Have another fitting. Most places will do it for free or at least help you try out shafts with heads.

You can get used clubs at vastly reduced pricing via ebay or other outlets with 130 x stiff shafts and .75 over.

By this logic I can do my next knee surgery myself...
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Posted 20 October 2017 - 06:30 AM

View PostHambone1, on 19 October 2017 - 10:20 PM, said:

View PostReb58, on 18 October 2017 - 03:18 PM, said:

As to your fitting experience, I have a similar build, 6'4" with 37.5" wrist measurement. My clubs are always +.5 to +.75. I play 3 degrees upright.

So I'd say you're probably good there. (I've been fit MANY times over the years)

The shafts looks about right for your swing speed. There are many you could be fit for but will probably be 125 -130 g range for x stiff.

Now as to the heads he was putting you in vs your cb's. Apex are strong lofted.  Dont know about the cbs but most newer irons are stronger lofted which will account for some if the increased distance.

Go and hit other heads til you find something you like. Have another fitting. Most places will do it for free or at least help you try out shafts with heads.

You can get used clubs at vastly reduced pricing via ebay or other outlets with 130 x stiff shafts and .75 over.

By this logic I can do my next knee surgery myself...

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 09:15 AM

 TPG1971, on 20 October 2017 - 06:30 AM, said:

 Hambone1, on 19 October 2017 - 10:20 PM, said:

 Reb58, on 18 October 2017 - 03:18 PM, said:

As to your fitting experience, I have a similar build, 6'4" with 37.5" wrist measurement. My clubs are always +.5 to +.75. I play 3 degrees upright.

So I'd say you're probably good there. (I've been fit MANY times over the years)

The shafts looks about right for your swing speed. There are many you could be fit for but will probably be 125 -130 g range for x stiff.

Now as to the heads he was putting you in vs your cb's. Apex are strong lofted.  Dont know about the cbs but most newer irons are stronger lofted which will account for some if the increased distance.

Go and hit other heads til you find something you like. Have another fitting. Most places will do it for free or at least help you try out shafts with heads.

You can get used clubs at vastly reduced pricing via ebay or other outlets with 130 x stiff shafts and .75 over.

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 10:15 AM

 mb123, on 17 October 2017 - 10:45 AM, said:

First time post on the forum, have read many / many articles over the years.  little about me. 6'3" 38" wrist to floor.  linebacker build, 260 lbs.  hdcp 15-18 depending on the year.  

played 704cb many years (2004-2007) with a s300 custom fit to me at +1" and 2degree upright.  Liked them but they never felt right.  
then picked up some ben hogan apex blades (2007-2014) to help me groove my swing and ofcourse am no where near able to play them, but 6-pw i was pretty confident with.  they were standard LLL with s300s.
Now in the bag have +.5" adams cb3 with fst 90 stiff shafts which are better than blades.

Fast forward, go to a club champion and get fit.  my 6i swing speed 94-96 mph, my driver 108-110.  So he spec's a:

apex cf16, nippon modus tour 130 xstiff  +.75 with 1 degree upright.  With that fitting in his club on trackman, I go from 6i cb3 from 160ish to  apex cf/nippon 185-190 yardage on the trackman.  All this will come at the price of around 1800.


I feel like i've been burned buying clubs fit to me (my titleist  experience) and not being happy. so I'm curious if I should just re-shaft my CB3 with a comparable shaft and see if I get close to the same results before I plunk down the 1800 and change.

part of me feels like picking up a used set of clubs off globalgolf that are spec'd similar and see what this really means for me vs just committing to the $1800 now.  

Appreciate any constructive feedback our recommendations.  I did reach out to Tom Wishon's local club fitter in my area, but he is no longer taking new customers (chicago area)

Let's do the math.

Callaway CF16 irons new are $1199 minimum
Nippon Modus Tour 130 are $37 ea - $296
Grips would be around $10 +/- - $80
Bending to spec is gonna be $30 ea +/- - $240

Add all that up and I get $1815. If he didn't charge you for the fitting yet, you're getting a good deal. Custom sticks are not cheap.

That being said, Here is the end game. When they show up, make sure to schedule time to hit them before leaving with them. If they do not give similar numbers to what you saw during the fitting, there needs to be an explanation as to why and some more work is needed on his part to make them right. If the DO perform as expected, you have the perfect set of irons for you that should last you years. Not bad for $1800.

EDIT: Well, read further down as saw that the sun had already set. Oh well......

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 11:11 AM

$1800 is crazy money for a set of irons.  You can buy a brand new set of CF16's off ebay for about $700.  It doesn't cost $1100 to change the shafts and bend 1*.
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Posted 20 October 2017 - 11:46 AM

 Nessism, on 20 October 2017 - 11:11 AM, said:

$1800 is crazy money for a set of irons.  You can buy a brand new set of CF16's off ebay for about $700.  It doesn't cost $1100 to change the shafts and bend 1*.

Wouldn't think a reputable fitter would get them off ebay. If I were doing a set for myself though, damn straight. It's just the OP didn't seem to be the type to want to DIY.

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 12:19 PM

On the contrary, I don't believe the fitting was a waste a time. I learned a lot about my swing.  my entire golf days, even with a prior fitting, i was a s300 shaft, in every club I played. I'm not as hoe as some on here, so that is not many.  

What surprised me at 45 years old, that my swing speed was as high as recorded on that trackman.  Now, is that real outside? I'm not sure, it may be. I don't usually have 12 swings of the  6i in a row where I am that loose and that aligned.  So at the very least there are two aspects to all this in my mind, again if I'm approaching it wrong tell me.

1- Will i see the same performance outside with a 3/4" longer, 1* upgright, xstiff 130g 6i?
2- What am I losing by spending $200 on a used setup of clubs (after trade) and can trade them again or sell I'm sure that are 3/4" longer, 1* upright and have 130g shafts in them.  Is it not worth taking that test outside and actually seeing it?

At the end of the day, I swung that setup he recommended in a  standard lie about 10x. And he said it was the best fitting for me based on the data.  Were there other shafts/heads that went 185-195yds?... yes.  BUT, he did not have a club there that I could hit that was exactly spec'd, meaning the specific length and lie.  For that, i would have to trust and fork over 1800 additional to find out.  

So i ordered a set of used callaway cavity backs that I have hit before but not owned that meet the 'fit criteria' in terms of length/lie/shaft and see.  When the clubs arrive tomorrow, I will happily take the three 6i to the range and report back.  So my existing ben hogan blade 6i, standard LLL, and the adams cb3 6i that is 1/4" longer and standard LL against the callaway and see what I like.

Edited by mb123, 20 October 2017 - 12:27 PM.


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Posted 20 October 2017 - 12:48 PM

 Ri_Redneck, on 20 October 2017 - 11:46 AM, said:

 Nessism, on 20 October 2017 - 11:11 AM, said:

$1800 is crazy money for a set of irons.  You can buy a brand new set of CF16's off ebay for about $700.  It doesn't cost $1100 to change the shafts and bend 1*.

Wouldn't think a reputable fitter would get them off ebay. If I were doing a set for myself though, damn straight. It's just the OP didn't seem to be the type to want to DIY.

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There was a thread here the other day where people were saying that Callaway sells head by themselves to at least some accounts.  You would think that a fitting company would be able to tap that source and undercut the MSRP cost of a set of clubs if only the heads are needed anyway.  Any way you cut it $1800 for a set of CF16's is nuts.
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Posted 20 October 2017 - 01:32 PM

Yeah $1800 is nuts. You can buy them new off Callaway's website 4-PW for $1050 to your specs. Although I see no X flex is offered for the 130 modus... I'm sure a phone call from the fitter can make it happen.

While it's really good you learned a lot about your swing, you kind of did yourself a disservice by going and spending more money on a set of irons that aren't really remotely similar to CF16. You have no clue about gapping, lofts, lie.. shaft... SW... nothing. You're just guessing really.

If you just wanted to find some stuff out about the swing and get on a monitor, why not just go get a lesson and save your $$? The whole point of a fitting is that you buy the set up you got fit into.
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Posted 20 October 2017 - 01:33 PM

That $1800 has no merit. There's NO reason to pay $700 over retail for a set of clubs that is readily available anywhere. Custom Specs don't matter as much either. Callaway will build them that way for you if that's how you order them.
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Posted 20 October 2017 - 02:45 PM

 Z1ggy16, on 20 October 2017 - 01:32 PM, said:

While it's really good you learned a lot about your swing, you kind of did yourself a disservice by going and spending more money on a set of irons that aren't really remotely similar to CF16. You have no clue about gapping, lofts, lie.. shaft... SW... nothing. You're just guessing really.


No, not really.

The OP got fit for length, lie angle, and shaft stiffness.  The heads he uses doesn't matter that much in terms of "fitting."  It's more of a preference that's all.
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Posted 20 October 2017 - 03:50 PM

 Ri_Redneck, on 20 October 2017 - 10:15 AM, said:

Let's do the math.

Callaway CF16 irons new are $1199 minimum
Nippon Modus Tour 130 are $37 ea - $296
Grips would be around $10 +/- - $80
Bending to spec is gonna be $30 ea +/- - $240

Add all that up and I get $1815. If he didn't charge you for the fitting yet, you're getting a good deal. Custom sticks are not cheap.

That being said, Here is the end game. When they show up, make sure to schedule time to hit them before leaving with them. If they do not give similar numbers to what you saw during the fitting, there needs to be an explanation as to why and some more work is needed on his part to make them right. If the DO perform as expected, you have the perfect set of irons for you that should last you years. Not bad for $1800.

EDIT: Well, read further down as saw that the sun had already set. Oh well......

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All shafts (save Steelfiber and obscure ones like Accra, Oban, Shimada, etc.) are free in the Apexs.  Grips he might have to pay if he isn't a fan of a new decade, lamkin UTx, or stock Callaway rubber.

 Nessism, on 20 October 2017 - 02:45 PM, said:

No, not really.

The OP got fit for length, lie angle, and shaft stiffness.  The heads he uses doesn't matter that much in terms of "fitting."  It's more of a preference that's all.

Well the head kind of controls launch, spin, feel, turf interaction, and forgiveness.  You're right, that means nothing at the end of the day...

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