Adidas_23, on Aug 12 2007, 02:47 PM, said:
joey3108, on Aug 12 2007, 11:49 AM, said:
Adidas_23, on Aug 1 2007, 03:14 PM, said:
Base on your LM data, especially launch angle in relation to your spin rate... I would check your swing path first if you have a tendency on decending blow and swaying your hip forward. I would fix those first if i were you IMO. I don't think changing the shaft will help you that much IMO.
thanks Joe, that is impressive that you know my problem from my swing data only! yep, that is the thing I am working on the most right now. out of curiosity, since you could tell that information from my data and mentioned launch angle in relation to my spin rate...can you tell me where would you ideally want those to be for optimal performance? is the spin too high for the angle?
It's all depends lots of factors. Most ideal numbers that people talked about are for the PGA pro w/ a tour course condition. If you increase your launch angle to what we think is "ideal" ( 13.5-14 ), your spin rate will increase also without fixing your swing first.
What is ideal for a pro is not always ideal for 15 handicaper if they want to hit more FW with reasonable amount of lost in distance. No use to hit 280 yards w/ your speed if you can't hit a FW above 60% in your level of skill IMO. Not every 15 handicap have the same ideal numbers also if their strenght of the game is different, swing profile is different, etc.
Imagine also if at impact you catch the ball at 3* open face angle at 100mph, do you think spin rate at 2500rpm will be at the same spot compare to 3000rpm? In most case at 2500 you'll probably on the right rought or under the tree and at 3000 you'll be on the right side of the FW or second cut only. Yes, you do loose some distance, but i bet you not much at all for 500 rpm differences....but you'll probably hit 20%-30% more FW ( maybe even more ).
Basically, the more consistent our swing is the more we can apply more science in your club. In most cases, definitely changing shaft will help to achieve it but the biggest % is still within ourself.
Be realistic and honest to our self is the first key of success of fitting IMO!
I would rather pay $100 or more for fitting session to a fitter who has a good faith trying to help motivation than a free fitter w/ big sales motivation behind it. A fancy lots of hi tech machine golf shop usually drive the fitter to get his investment return ASAP, especially if they show a plaque for the best seller for one OEM part/component company only.
My 2 cents!