Qwiklap, on 12 January 2018 - 09:37 PM, said:
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.
Mistakes happen all the time and in all walks of life. It looks like a mistake was made, through no fault of your own-and if Jim is truthful-really none of their own. I'm more interested in how an entity responds to adversity than in what creates the adversity in the first place. It looks like Jim specifically and CC as a whole, did everything they could to make this right. That means a lot to me.
PS: I'm sorry for tying Jim up for 6.5 hours, they just have soooo many choices....
Kidding of course. Which is why I don't do a fitting. I'd screw someone over somewhere. I'd be the kid in the candy store, "ooh ooh, can I try that one? That one?? That one??" Much like my day to day grind, I'd be the first one in and last one out.