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#31 aceofclubs

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 04:28 PM

Is Accra considered an inferior shaft in general?
I mean, if its a good fit for you who cares what name is on the shaft.

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 04:45 PM

i got fit into fujikura xlr8

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 04:48 PM

 aceofclubs, on 31 December 2017 - 04:28 PM, said:

Is Accra considered an inferior shaft in general?
I mean, if its a good fit for you who cares what name is on the shaft.
I think what's being implied is a consistent fitting into pricier shafts regardless of actual performance.  I don't buy it though because the person being fitted isn't blind to the results of each swing.  I mean when I go there in a couple weeks I'll be paying attention to the #s with each build.  I'll give each set up my best effort while hoping the run-of-the-mill stock options fit me well.
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Posted 31 December 2017 - 05:06 PM

https://www.instagra...CBnHBwP1/?hl=en

For those who donít want to click, an Instagram post from the guys at CC showing their most sold shafts. VCi15, seems pretty evenly distributed. Hard to fit someone into a shaft they arenít hitting well.
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Posted 31 December 2017 - 11:26 PM

 splawsky, on 31 December 2017 - 01:45 PM, said:


which location?

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 11:36 PM

 Noyes26, on 31 December 2017 - 03:46 PM, said:


What heís saying is most people that go to Club Champion are being fit into Accra shafts. Which I agree. Every person I ever see fit by them... itís Accra or Oban Devotion.

Not me. I donít think I even hit an Accra shaft during my fitting.

I did hit Oban iron shafts, but they werenít a good fit for me. After 5 swings, we moved on to something else. The fitter didnít seem like he cared whether they worked or not - he just wanted to fit me into something that worked.

I also hit an Oban during my driver fitting, as well as a bunch of other shafts. None of them either as well as my current Rogue Max / 917 D3 setup.

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 02:21 AM

 Noyes26, on 31 December 2017 - 03:46 PM, said:

 Shades234, on 31 December 2017 - 02:46 PM, said:

 vci15, on 31 December 2017 - 01:50 PM, said:

Got fitted last year and been slowly acquiring my shafts and irons through GolfWRX or eBay. Through the year I noticed a lot of other folks being fitted to the same brand shaft as mine (Accra) and the fact that whenever I see them on eBay or forums, its because they were originally from Club Champion. Sometime seems fishy with that.

Doesn't seem fishy to me that second hand Accra shafts are coming from people who were fitted at Club Champion. Pretty sure Accra can only be purchased through fitters such as CC.

What is surprising is that these people are selling the shafts on eBay instead of going back and getting the problem fixed w/ CC's guarantee.

What he's saying is most people that go to Club Champion are being fit into Accra shafts. Which I agree. Every person I ever see fit by them... it's Accra or Oban Devotion.
Idk. I was fitted into an Accra, but a guy at the bay next to me was pushing 180 ball speed and was fitted into something not Oban or Accra. The Accra worked best for me on Trackman, so I went with it. I haven't received my clubs yet, so we'll see if I stick with it. My point was more that Club Champion has a 90 day guarantee. If your clubs aren't performing, it seems that 90 days is long enough to figure that out and get back in to take a look and fix the problem.

Of course people are going to make changes outside of the 90 days, but the fact that these shafts are originating from CC isn't really a knock against them for me. There's a reason the shaft was purchased. It had to have performed for that person at some point. Unless the insinuation is that CC is purposely not pitting similar shafts against Accra in an effort to sell more of the brand. But that would be quite the scandal.
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Posted 01 January 2018 - 03:36 PM

 Shades234, on 01 January 2018 - 02:21 AM, said:

 Noyes26, on 31 December 2017 - 03:46 PM, said:

 Shades234, on 31 December 2017 - 02:46 PM, said:

 vci15, on 31 December 2017 - 01:50 PM, said:

Got fitted last year and been slowly acquiring my shafts and irons through GolfWRX or eBay. Through the year I noticed a lot of other folks being fitted to the same brand shaft as mine (Accra) and the fact that whenever I see them on eBay or forums, its because they were originally from Club Champion. Sometime seems fishy with that.

Doesn't seem fishy to me that second hand Accra shafts are coming from people who were fitted at Club Champion. Pretty sure Accra can only be purchased through fitters such as CC.

What is surprising is that these people are selling the shafts on eBay instead of going back and getting the problem fixed w/ CC's guarantee.

What he's saying is most people that go to Club Champion are being fit into Accra shafts. Which I agree. Every person I ever see fit by them... it's Accra or Oban Devotion.
Idk. I was fitted into an Accra, but a guy at the bay next to me was pushing 180 ball speed and was fitted into something not Oban or Accra. The Accra worked best for me on Trackman, so I went with it. I haven't received my clubs yet, so we'll see if I stick with it. My point was more that Club Champion has a 90 day guarantee. If your clubs aren't performing, it seems that 90 days is long enough to figure that out and get back in to take a look and fix the problem.

Of course people are going to make changes outside of the 90 days, but the fact that these shafts are originating from CC isn't really a knock against them for me. There's a reason the shaft was purchased. It had to have performed for that person at some point. Unless the insinuation is that CC is purposely not pitting similar shafts against Accra in an effort to sell more of the brand. But that would be quite the scandal.


At the time I didn't know anything about shafts other than the brand Project X... who knows... maybe they manipulate the fittings so that noobs see for themselves that Accra works best for them. I actually wouldn't be surprised at all if they were doing that.
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Posted 01 January 2018 - 05:35 PM

 vci15, on 01 January 2018 - 03:36 PM, said:

 Shades234, on 01 January 2018 - 02:21 AM, said:

 Noyes26, on 31 December 2017 - 03:46 PM, said:

 Shades234, on 31 December 2017 - 02:46 PM, said:

 vci15, on 31 December 2017 - 01:50 PM, said:

Got fitted last year and been slowly acquiring my shafts and irons through GolfWRX or eBay. Through the year I noticed a lot of other folks being fitted to the same brand shaft as mine (Accra) and the fact that whenever I see them on eBay or forums, its because they were originally from Club Champion. Sometime seems fishy with that.

Doesn't seem fishy to me that second hand Accra shafts are coming from people who were fitted at Club Champion. Pretty sure Accra can only be purchased through fitters such as CC.

What is surprising is that these people are selling the shafts on eBay instead of going back and getting the problem fixed w/ CC's guarantee.

What he's saying is most people that go to Club Champion are being fit into Accra shafts. Which I agree. Every person I ever see fit by them... it's Accra or Oban Devotion.
Idk. I was fitted into an Accra, but a guy at the bay next to me was pushing 180 ball speed and was fitted into something not Oban or Accra. The Accra worked best for me on Trackman, so I went with it. I haven't received my clubs yet, so we'll see if I stick with it. My point was more that Club Champion has a 90 day guarantee. If your clubs aren't performing, it seems that 90 days is long enough to figure that out and get back in to take a look and fix the problem.

Of course people are going to make changes outside of the 90 days, but the fact that these shafts are originating from CC isn't really a knock against them for me. There's a reason the shaft was purchased. It had to have performed for that person at some point. Unless the insinuation is that CC is purposely not pitting similar shafts against Accra in an effort to sell more of the brand. But that would be quite the scandal.


At the time I didn't know anything about shafts other than the brand Project X... who knows... maybe they manipulate the fittings so that noobs see for themselves that Accra works best for them. I actually wouldn't be surprised at all if they were doing that.

I was fit by them. Clearly not in Accra or Devotion. That assertion is hilarious. You mentioned you sourced your shafts second hand based on their recommendation.  If you donít trust them, why pursue second hand options?
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Posted 01 January 2018 - 05:42 PM

 vci15, on 01 January 2018 - 03:36 PM, said:

 Shades234, on 01 January 2018 - 02:21 AM, said:

 Noyes26, on 31 December 2017 - 03:46 PM, said:

 Shades234, on 31 December 2017 - 02:46 PM, said:

 vci15, on 31 December 2017 - 01:50 PM, said:

Got fitted last year and been slowly acquiring my shafts and irons through GolfWRX or eBay. Through the year I noticed a lot of other folks being fitted to the same brand shaft as mine (Accra) and the fact that whenever I see them on eBay or forums, its because they were originally from Club Champion. Sometime seems fishy with that.

Doesn't seem fishy to me that second hand Accra shafts are coming from people who were fitted at Club Champion. Pretty sure Accra can only be purchased through fitters such as CC.

What is surprising is that these people are selling the shafts on eBay instead of going back and getting the problem fixed w/ CC's guarantee.

What he's saying is most people that go to Club Champion are being fit into Accra shafts. Which I agree. Every person I ever see fit by them... it's Accra or Oban Devotion.
Idk. I was fitted into an Accra, but a guy at the bay next to me was pushing 180 ball speed and was fitted into something not Oban or Accra. The Accra worked best for me on Trackman, so I went with it. I haven't received my clubs yet, so we'll see if I stick with it. My point was more that Club Champion has a 90 day guarantee. If your clubs aren't performing, it seems that 90 days is long enough to figure that out and get back in to take a look and fix the problem.

Of course people are going to make changes outside of the 90 days, but the fact that these shafts are originating from CC isn't really a knock against them for me. There's a reason the shaft was purchased. It had to have performed for that person at some point. Unless the insinuation is that CC is purposely not pitting similar shafts against Accra in an effort to sell more of the brand. But that would be quite the scandal.


At the time I didn't know anything about shafts other than the brand Project X... who knows... maybe they manipulate the fittings so that noobs see for themselves that Accra works best for them. I actually wouldn't be surprised at all if they were doing that.

I can't speak for other locations, but I can say that I've been extremely happy working with the guys in Philly. Last year I went in with my GBB and Rogue Silver. Had been back and forth between the Rogue and Matrix Rul. I wanted to try out the Epics and M's (other stuff didn't really work out for me sound/looks). We spent a few hours and at the end, "I'd love to sell you something, but you are getting (by far) the best numbers with the GBB and Rogue you have. Next up was Epic and Accra CS1. I know what I'm doing with numbers and always talk through the suggestions with them so I know what they are thinking.

I don't know why someone who has half a brain wouldn't ask to look at the shot plots and reports to see how the stuff performed. If you are just going in blindly, hoping to be fit into the best option for you...then I guess you just need a bit of trust.

If the knock is that a lot of people come away with Devotions, you can't say they are fitting everyone into the expensive stuff. That is a relatively cheap shaft, probably one of the cheaper options they carry. Accra I get, but still, they are good shafts so if they work the best, don't see how it's an issue.


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Posted 01 January 2018 - 08:36 PM

I have had nothing but great experiences with Club Champion. They are the one place you can go and know that everything is going to come back exactly as you ordered. In addition, being someone that likes a higher swingweight it is hard to order through the manufacturer and have the clubs correct. They are expensive, but I know what I am paying for when I order through them.

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 10:53 PM

My experience with CC was very positive, would recommend to anyone.  

I only purchased irons, but was fitted into Driver and 3W.  Also had hybrids and wedges cut down and adjusted, and putter extended.  Donít think I hit Accra shafts.  Hit Obans, was ultimately fitted into Evenflow.  

Well worth the $175.  What you choose to buy from there is up to you.....wonít hesitate to go back to CC in future.  Fitter George Smith at Edina, MN location was great.

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 07:53 PM

Does anyone have recommendations for a specific fitter at the Atlanta location?

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 08:09 AM

I was fit into an Accra shaft for my driver. When you look at all the numbers and that is the one that is the best, how can they be pushing people into the shaft? The numbers speak for themselves. I was also fit into a Diamana and he said either would work, but the Accra had better spin numbers. My woods were Diamana's and my hybrids were Veylix. If you have any idea about numbers it is hard for them to "push" something on you.

"Hey you hit this combo the best, but you should go with this combo of shaft and head because the shaft is nicer, but does not give you the best numbers". If you agree to that then I have some bottled air that will improve your swing for $199.00 per gallon, you have to buy 3 dozen to get that price.....deal?

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 01:28 PM

Pretty happy with my Club Champion experience. Did the 50% off full fitting last January, fitter was happy with the numbers I was getting  with my current irons,wedges and driver. We did try various combinations but nothing showed any drastic improvement.

Recommended me a 4w & shaft (priced from CC at $375, which was too expensive for me, but I had told him beforehand that I wasn't looking to spend big bucks and he didn't seem to mind) so put it together myself using BST & Ebay!

Went back 2 weeks ago, booked the full fitting again. We checked everything, I guess my swing hasn't changed much as the numbers were still good. Wouldn't charge me for the fitting as nothing had changed, even after spending a long time on the SAM to fine tune my putter.

Would fully recommend Hiroshi at the Long Island location.

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 01:43 PM

Anthony Minchini at Club Champion Long Island is an awesome fitter, tell him Alex Bardani sent you!
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Posted 03 January 2018 - 02:58 PM

Trying to decide if I want to pull the trigger and drive 2 hours to do a full bag fitting.
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Posted 03 January 2018 - 03:11 PM

 Sanzabar, on 03 January 2018 - 02:58 PM, said:

Trying to decide if I want to pull the trigger and drive 2 hours to do a full bag fitting.

Do it, it is well worth a 2 hour drive!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 09:59 PM

 Arb8889, on 03 January 2018 - 01:43 PM, said:

Anthony Minchini at Club Champion Long Island is an awesome fitter, tell him Alex Bardani sent you!
Anthony Minchini is awesome! Highly recommend him - I had a great experience last year

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 10:29 PM

I think it is worth the drive. I had a golf epiphany through my experience. The St. Louis store has been great to me. I had a great fitting with Leif.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:10 AM

Going in to Club Champion DC (in Rockville MD) for my full-bag fitting this afternoon.  Will report back ....

I plan on outling my primary goal -- to find out what I should be hitting in terms of lie, lofts, shaft profiles, etc.  But not really interested in buying new clubs -- but rather knowing what I need to do to make clubs generally fit to me.

Hopefully they are cool with that.
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 02:17 PM

They don't pressure you to buy at all. Don't tell them you aren't buying anything up front. Tell them your goals are better accuracy and distance and let them do their thing. I tried not to look at the heads nor the shafts they handed me and just kept trying to make "consistent" swings. It's not a long drive competition so don't go trying to kill every shot. I hit almost 200 balls there in my full fitting.

I got fit for Accra Tour ZX in driver and Oban CT-115 for irons and the numbers don't lie but I'm trying to find something less expensive and build my own bag over time. I drove over 2 hours for mine and it was well worth the $175.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 02:29 PM

It’s an inauspicious start.  Here for 1pm appointment at 12:45.  At 1:30 finally asked to go back in the bay and warm up.  Now 2:30 - hit a lot of balls, sweating - fitting still has not started.  

Pissed .........  I have a wife I have to get home to tonight.  Ugh...

Like the set up though.   A lot more accurate than my SkyTrak.


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 02:39 PM

That's a bummer. I'd be ticked too. From my one and only fitting I got there early and started early (not at your location). Spent around 4.5 hours there and my fitter was A+ the entire time.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 02:52 PM

You don't have to buy anything, right? I don't want to feel bad...


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 05:31 PM

 dgmusae, on 12 January 2018 - 02:52 PM, said:

You don't have to buy anything, right? I don't want to feel bad...

Nope! Not at all. Look at it this way, even though they're half off you're still paying good money for the fitting. Sure at half off they're probably breaking even or even slightly losing on the fitting alone, but they're doing it to drum up business. If there was always a wait list at full price they'd never run half off deals. Sure they're ultimate goal is to sell you a new set of clubs at an exorbitant price. Some will go for that some won't.

I'd look at it like taking my car to the dealership for service. Every single time I go there they find 3k worth of repairs that I had no idea were even issues. I usually decline anything that's not unsafe and hadn't been a problem. I always look at it like their ultimate goal every time I step foot on their property is me to walk off with a shiny new car. Even if they get me to agree to 1k worth of repairs for 3k, they're making a killing. Doesn't stop me from taking it there when needed though, just know what you're going there for and pay them for what you wanted in the first place.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 05:54 PM

 Qwiklap, on 12 January 2018 - 02:29 PM, said:

It’s an inauspicious start.  Here for 1pm appointment at 12:45.  At 1:30 finally asked to go back in the bay and warm up.  Now 2:30 - hit a lot of balls, sweating - fitting still has not started.  

Pissed .........  I have a wife I have to get home to tonight.  Ugh...

Like the set up though.   A lot more accurate than my SkyTrak.


Wow. I know they'll never kick someone out without finishing their fitting completely, but this is just poor scheduling. Hope they did something to make things right.
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 07:06 PM

 mgoods23, on 29 December 2017 - 03:57 PM, said:

Have my full bag fitting next weekend. To those who have done it, do you just get the specs from CC and then order direct from the manufacturer to avoid their high markup?

How did that turn out for you?
I've popped in there to have some grips done once and it's a pretty cool setup they have in there (assuming it's the one beside ACC off 360).

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 08:03 PM

 Shades234, on 12 January 2018 - 05:54 PM, said:

 Qwiklap, on 12 January 2018 - 02:29 PM, said:

Itís an inauspicious start.  Here for 1pm appointment at 12:45.  At 1:30 finally asked to go back in the bay and warm up.  Now 2:30 - hit a lot of balls, sweating - fitting still has not started.  

Pissed .........  I have a wife I have to get home to tonight.  Ugh...

Like the set up though.   A lot more accurate than my SkyTrak.


Wow. I know they'll never kick someone out without finishing their fitting completely, but this is just poor scheduling. Hope they did something to make things right.

I'd have to reschedule if they left me alone on a sim for an hour, I'd be too worn out. There would be 5-10 warmup swings and then 160+ full out driver swings with multiple clubheads and  numerous swapping out of shafts. That's without even having to use their equipment! :)

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 09:37 PM

Well -- fitting got going a little after 2:30.  And it ran to about 6pm.  But I ran out of gas (too many swings -- over 200 fully swings).  I tried to swing driver at the end -- but my SS was down 8 mph and accuracy (in terms of where on the face I was hitting) way off versus my warm-up.

But we worked on irons for a while (looking at shafts and heads) and putter (SAM fitting).  And I came away accomplishing my goals on those two areas.  I know what works better/best for me.  And I learned a lot about my specs.

Jim (my fitter) apologized profusely -- apparently the guy in his morning fitting went way long (wanting to hit all kinds of stuff) - try everything, etc.  So that customer was very inconsiderate of Jim's time -- and caused my fitting to get screwed over. Jim offered to have me back another time (after all the new woods come out) to work on woods, hybrids and wedges.  That was a great gesture.  And made me happy.

When I got home (which is a 30 min drive for me) -- I found on my phone an email from Jim.  He had spoken to Club Champion corporate - and was refunding fitting fee.  And he still wants me to come back.  Now that ... is making it right.

At the end of the day - I learned:

1.  My irons are too short by about 1/2"
2.  My swing weight is way off (at C7) -- this is likely because I installed heavier mid-sized grips.  Somewhere in D2 to D4 ranges is probably ideal for me.
3.  I actually like my clubheads -- but AP1 and Cally Epic are close (but I would never pay the price Epic's cost).
4.  I hit Steelfiber i95 quite well (he had me in stiff -- but I think regular might work better).
5.  I am actually standard lie (or maybe 1* upright).
6.  A face balanced putter would work better for me.  But working on the stroke is more important.
7.  I need to work on my putter address alignment (I suck at aiming).

All in all -- I had a bad experience at Club Champion ... but I would still recommend it because they made it right for me, and certainly know what they are doing.

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