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#841 joey3108

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 09:45 PM

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 11:12 AM

How often you play in a month? Once or twice, unfortunately
How often you practice in a month? Rarely
How consistent do you think your swing are in a scale 1-10 ( 10 being the best )? I'm about a 4 or 5, when I am on I hit it like a scratch player but I am inconsistent
What is your handicap now? What handicap system are they/you using? 7.2 GHIN
What is your strength on your game? Driver? Iron? Wedge? or putter? Driver when not hitting a slice

Iron fitting Questionnaire:

1. Have you had a dynamic fitting before? lie angle? Loft? No, i typically play irons 2 degrees upright and +0.50 inches from a rec when I was in HS.
2. What is the existing set up specs and shaft, etc? Detail please! CALLAWAY X22 TOUR STEEL IRONS 3-PW. PLUS HALF INCH, 2 DEGREES UPRIGHT. GRIPS ARE BUILT UP W TWO WRAPS. Dynamic Gold S300 shafts.
3. Have you ever been on a launch monitor session? what are the numbers (detail)? what brand of machine? No I have not
4. What is your existing complain on your current set up? I feel like my irons are whippy and I miss with blocks or cuts to the left ( I am left handed). Also, I hit them way too high.
5. What do you want to see it change/what is the problem? I think I would like shafts I can control with my quick tempo and a lower ball flight.
6. What do you prefer to see on your ball flight? higher or lower? draw or fade? Lower, draw with my irons.
7. What is your ball flight tendency on your good golfing day? I hit the ball very high
8. Which side is your mistake tendency? left or right side? any problem catching the sweet spot? where? Left side miss, also, i tend to hit the ball on average closer to the toe than to the heel. Again, I am left handed.
9. Do you consider yourself a High ball hitter or low ball hitter? High ball hitter
10. If you have to pick, what ball flight is more comfortable for you to hit...High or low? Draw or Fade? High fade is more comfortable, But i want a lower ball flight and less of a fade
11. How far you hit a 5 iron on a good no wind day?  5 iron swing speed ( carry distance )? I hit my 5 iron 200-210 yards, mostly all carry.
12. What is you measurement on Knuckle to floor with shoes on? LH for RH player vice versa on LH players 34"
13. What is your measurement on wrist to floor with shoes on? LH for RH player vice versa on LH players 39"
14. What is your glove size? What is the length of your wrist to longest fingers and length of your longest finger? (Left for RH golfer and vice versa for LH golfer) XL; 8 "; 3.5"
15. How tall are you? 6'3"
16. Are you a deep/medium or shallow divot taker? medium to shallow
17. Who do you think your swing look like compare to PGA Tour players? Phil Mickelson
18.  Smooth , medium or quick tempo swing style? How is your shaft loading factor on your down swing? Quick tempo, unsure

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 07:26 AM

Hi Joe:  Thanks a million for doing this.  Very generous.

Briefly before the questionnaire:  64-years-old, been playing since I was 13.  I'm happy with my driver (TaylorMade 200 Steel, Lite s-90 shaft) and my wedges (Ping Glide, CFS Wedge shafts) but my irons are old and I can't hit them anymore.  Ping Eye 2 knock-offs (Tour Model II's, Apollo AP-44 shafts, S flex.)  7 iron swing speed = 78-80 mph.  It was measured at a Callaway fitting I had two days ago.  My biggest problem right now is I'm older with a stiffer back and have been hitting a lot of fat shots - something I never did when I was younger.  Have also lost about 10 yards on each iron.  The Callaway guys settled on the Mamiya Recoil 760 ES F3 shaft (68 gs) with Apex heads.  It felt really nice and gave me back my distance but the Apex/Mamiya setup is kind of expensive for me so I'm looking for alternatives.  I appreciate any help.

How often you play in a month? 3-4 times
How often you practice in a month? 8-12 times at the range.  It's a full practice range so I get to work on short game, too.
How consistent do you think your swing are in a scale 1-10 ( 10 being the best )? It won't matter good or bad consistency.  8-9
What is your handicap now? What handicap system are they/you using? 15.  Not sure the system.  My local course worked it up for me when I started entering tourneys.
What is your strength on your game? Driver? Iron? Wedge? or putter? Wedges, putting, driving, in that order.


Iron fitting Questionnaire:

1. Have you had a dynamic fitting before? lie angle? Loft?  Yes.  Everything standard.
2. What is the existing set up specs and shaft, etc? Detail please!  Ping Eye 2 knock-offs.  Tour Model II's, Apollo AP-44 shafts, S flex, low kickpoint.
3. Have you ever been on a launch monitor session? what are the numbers (detail)? what brand of machine?DO NOT POST IF YOU DON'T HAVE A COMPLETE LM DATA.
4. What is your existing complain on your current set up?  Can't hit them consistently anymore.  Lost distance.  Everything goes high right whereas I used to have a very reliable high draw.
5. What do you want to see it change/what is the problem?  Want to get back lost distance, find more consistency, stop chili-dipping.
6. What do you prefer to see on your ball flight? higher or lower? draw or fade?  High draw.
7. What is your ball flight tendency on your good golfing day?  High draw.
8. Which side is your mistake tendency? left or right side? any problem catching the sweet spot? where?  High right.  When I don't hit it fat I usually it it square.
9. Do you consider yourself a High ball hitter or low ball hitter?  High ball.
10. If you have to pick, what ball flight is more comfortable for you to hit...High or low? Draw or Fade? High draw.
11. How far you hit a 5 iron on a good no wind day?  5 iron swing speed ( carry distance )?  Five years ago 5 iron was 170 yards.  Now it's 160.  Don't know 5 iron SS.  7 iron = 78-80mph.
12. What is you measurement on Knuckle to floor with shoes on? LH for RH player vice versa on LH players  31 inches
13. What is your measurement on wrist to floor with shoes on? LH for RH player vice versa on LH players 33.5 inches
14. What is your glove size? What is the length of your wrist to longest fingers and length of your longest finger? (Left for RH golfer and vice versa for LH golfer) Large.  7.9 inches.  3.5 inches
15. How tall are you? 5'11"
16. Are you a deep/medium or shallow divot taker? Medium
17. Who do you think your swing look like compare to PGA Tour players? Matt Kuchar.  It's kind of flat.
18.  Smooth , medium or quick tempo swing style? How is your shaft loading factor on your down swing?  Medium, smooth.  Don't know.

Thank you!

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 09:49 PM


General questionnaire ( A must for all fitting) :


How often you play in a month?

8


How often you practice in a month?

Swing Everyday


How consistent do you think your swing are in a scale 1-10 ( 10 being the best )? It won't matter good or bad consistency.

7


What is your handicap now? What handicap system are they/you using?

12.6 The Grint


What is your strength on your game? Driver? Iron? Wedge? or putter?

Irons, Putter



Iron fitting Questionnaire:

  • Have you had a dynamic fitting before? lie angle? Loft?

no


2. What is the existing set up specs and shaft, etc? Detail please!

King Cobra II Oversize, Standard Set Up, Shafts IQ System Regular Graphite Shaft


3. Have you ever been on a launch monitor session? what are the numbers

7 Iron Club Head Speed 83-90


4. What is your existing complain on your current set up?

Distance, Age, Need Stiffer Shaft


5. What do you want to see it change/what is the problem?


More Distance


6. What do you prefer to see on your ball flight? higher or lower? draw or fade?

Higher, Draw


7. What is your ball flight tendency on your good golfing day?


Straight


8. Which side is your mistake tendency? left or right side? any problem catching the sweet spot? where?

Left Pulled, Don’t have a tendency to miss one side in particular, sweet spot is fine


9. Do you consider yourself a High ball hitter or low ball hitter?

Medium


10. If you have to pick, what ball flight is more comfortable for you to hit...High or low? Draw or Fade?

Not sure, just try to hit it straight, would like a draw


11. How far you hit a 5 iron on a good no wind day?  5 iron swing speed ( carry distance )?

5 iron 175 do not know swing speed


12. What is you measurement on Knuckle to floor with shoes on? LH for RH player vice versa on LH players

28.5 inches


13. What is your measurement on wrist to floor with shoes on? LH for RH player vice versa on LH players

31.5 inches


14. What is your glove size? What is the length of your wrist to longest fingers and length of your longest finger? (Left for RH golfer and vice versa for LH golfer)

Medium Glove, longest finger 3.5


15. How tall are you?

5’6


16. Are you a deep/medium or shallow divot taker?

Shallow


17. Who do you think your swing look like compare to PGA Tour players?

not sure


18.  Smooth , medium or quick tempo swing style? How is your shaft loading factor on your down swing?

Medium, no problems loading



I have been playing golf for 2.5 years now, 18 years old, 12.6 handicap.


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 06:51 PM

Has anyone hit the new TT Dynamic Gold 120 Tour Issue yet?


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Posted 26 May 2017 - 08:44 AM

Thank you for doing this.  I hope I have provided you with enough info to generate some good shaft fit suggestions for my swing.  I understand if you come back with a tour spec, $300 shaft, as beggers can’t be choosers, but I would really appreciate some lower price point shaft options if you see a potential fit in the lower price range.

General questionnaire ( A must for all fitting) :

How often you play in a month? 2-4 times
How often you practice in a month? 2-4 times (additional to the 2-4 rounds)
How consistent do you think your swing are in a scale 1-10 ( 10 being the best )? It won't matter good or bad consistency. (7.5)
What is your handicap now? What handicap system are they/you using? 3, no system – just know I average around 75, breaking par some and shooting 80 every now and then, as well
What is your strength on your game? Driver? Iron? Wedge? or putter? Driver

Driver fitting questionnaire:

1. What is the club existing set up? ( loft, shaft, flex, swing weight, length, etc ) As detail as possible please. Callaway Epic SZ 10.5* set to 9.5* with a 45” playing length Grafalloy BiMatrix Tour Prototype X flex.  
2. What type of swinger are you ( smooth or quick tempo swinger )? Loading factor on your swing? Heavy or light loader? Smooth tempo with an average to heavier load
3. On a scale 1-10 how consistent is your swing? where is your striking ability? 8.5 with driver, this is the strength of my game and I am quite consistent
4. What is the the problem w/ the existing set up? I am hitting this club where I aim it, and actually driving it very well.  The issue is that it is far too high of a ball flight with what I imagine to be too much spin.  I am still driving the ball 300+ consistently, but at time I will fly it 290-300 and have no roll out at all because of the launch angle and spin rate (again, assuming on the spin rate).  Ideally, I would like a slightly lighter shaft from a feel perspective and one that can really handle high SS when I go after it.  I swing around 110-112, but up around 120 when I go after it once or twice around on my home course.
5. Have you ever had a launch monitor session before? What brand of LM (flightscope LM is one of my best recommendation)? ( swing speed, launch angle, ball speed, spin rate, Swing path,Attack angle, side spins, etc?) These numbers has to come from the existing club or the club that you are trying to fix or buy. IMPORTANT & A MUST!  DO NOT POST IF YOU DON'T HAVE A COMPLETE LM DATA. NO
6. What are you trying to change or achieve on your new set up? I am hoping to achieve similar feel, but a slightly lighter shaft that delivers lower launch angles and spin rates.  I prefer a flashier shaft (current BiMatrix is pink, a la Bubba Watson).  Also want a shaft that fights against misses to the left side of the course.
7. What is your shots tendency on mistakes when you are not playing so good? Do you have any problem missing a shots on the face of the club? where? I miss on the face occasionally, but no real consistent area of the face – I am pretty consistent at finding the center of the clubface with a driver in hand.  My typical miss is a huge block out to the right (right handed player), or a draw that gets out of control and goes way left with a hook spin.
8. What is your shots tendency (ball flight) that you like when you are playing good? Natural ball flight is pretty high with a slight draw.  Prefer to work the ball R-L, but play L-R shots a few times per round as well.
9. If you have to pick, what ball flight is more comfortable for you to hit...High or low? Draw or Fade? High Draw
10. What type of course condition you are playing most? Where are you from? Northwest Florida – Hot, sunny and hugely humid environments with lots of Bermuda grass.
11. Body build and postures? height? etc. 6’0, 210 lbs.  Slightly flatter swing plane than should be in an ideal world.  Pretty athletic posture, but tend to get slightly hunched over when I get lazy
12. What is your glove size? What is the length of your wrist to longest fingers and length of your longest finger? (Left for RH golfer and vice versa for LH golfer) ML glove size. 7 ½” wrist to longest finger, 3 ¼” longest finger
13. If you have to be honest, who your swing look like on PGA tour? at least who do you like it to be?
14. etc. The more the better it become Being honest, my swing is most similar to Zach Johnson. Prefer it to be more like Dustin Johnson but hey, we can’t always get what we want.
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Posted 22 June 2017 - 10:19 AM

General questionnaire ( A must for all fitting) :

How often you play in a month? 8-10 rounds during summer
How often you practice in a month? 8-10
How consistent do you think your swing are in a scale 1-10 ( 10 being the best )? 7
What is your handicap now? What handicap system are they/you using? 14 USGA
What is your strength on your game? Driver? Iron? Wedge? or putter? Iron

Driver fitting questionnaire:

1. What is the club existing set up? ( loft, shaft, flex, swing weight, length, etc ) RocketBallz,9.5 but adjusted to lowest setting, Stiff flex, Standard length and swing weight
2. What type of swinger are you ( smooth or quick tempo swinger )? Loading factor on your swing? Heavy or light loader? Quick and heavy
3. On a scale 1-10 how consistent is your swing? where is your striking ability? Currently trying to incorporate a swing change to combat slice. Still about 7 with the swing. Decent swing speed with an average of 275yards on the launch monitor
4. What is the the problem w/ the existing set up? Launch too high
5. Have you ever had a launch monitor session before? What brand of LM (flightscope LM is one of my best recommendation)? ( swing speed, launch angle, ball speed, spin rate, Swing path,Attack angle, side spins, etc?) Not with the current driver
6. What are you trying to change or achieve on your new set up? Lower the ball flight to increase distance
7. What is your shots tendency on mistakes when you are not playing so good? Do you have any problem missing a shots on the face of the club? where? Slice
8. What is your shots tendency (ball flight) that you like when you are playing good?Straight
9. If you have to pick, what ball flight is more comfortable for you to hit...High or low? Draw or Fade? High, Fade
10. What type of course condition you are playing most? Where are you from? Currently in Minneapolis, so decently hard ground
11. Body build and postures? height? etc. About 5ft8in, average build.
12. What is your glove size? What is the length of your wrist to longest fingers and length of your longest finger? (Left for RH golfer and vice versa for LH golfer) 23
13. If you have to be honest, who your swing look like on PGA tour? at least who do you like it to be?
14. etc. The more the better it become.
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Posted 22 June 2017 - 11:46 AM

Hello Joe!.
Looking at new irons, Cobra F7 One's and I am a little unsure of shaft.
How often you play in a month? 4-6
How often you practice in a month? 15
How consistent do you think your swing are in a scale 1-10 ( 10 being the best )? It won't matter good or bad consistency. 8
What is your handicap now? What handicap system are they/you using? 12, self calculated but have not updated in a while
What is your strength on your game? Driver? Iron? Wedge? or putter? Wedge

1. Have you had a dynamic fitting before? lie angle? Loft? Yes, I play +1/2 and 1 deg. upright, stock loft
2. What is the existing set up specs and shaft, etc? Detail please! B'stone J40 DPC, PX 6.0 flighted, soft stepped once
3. Have you ever been on a launch monitor session? what are the numbers (detail)? what brand of machine?DO NOT POST IF YOU DON'T HAVE A COMPLETE LM DATA.
4. What is your existing complain on your current set up? Can feel board'y at times, moving to new irons and same shaft not offered.
5. What do you want to see it change/what is the problem? New irons do not have this shaft option
6. What do you prefer to see on your ball flight? higher or lower? draw or fade? Height is fine, but looking for more of a draw, new clubs will have more offset
7. What is your ball flight tendency on your good golfing day? High with a slight fade
8. Which side is your mistake tendency? left or right side? any problem catching the sweet spot? where? To the right, sweet spot to heel
9. Do you consider yourself a High ball hitter or low ball hitter? High ball hitter
10. If you have to pick, what ball flight is more comfortable for you to hit...High or low? Draw or Fade? High, fade
11. How far you hit a 5 iron on a good no wind day?  5 iron swing speed ( carry distance )? 180ish, 86 mph
12. What is you measurement on Knuckle to floor with shoes on? LH for RH player vice versa on LH players 30 in,
13. What is your measurement on wrist to floor with shoes on? LH for RH player vice versa on LH players 35in
14. What is your glove size? What is the length of your wrist to longest fingers and length of your longest finger? (Left for RH golfer and vice versa for LH golfer) Large/XL depending on make, 4.5in, 3.5in
15. How tall are you? 6'2"
16. Are you a deep/medium or shallow divot taker? Shallow
17. Who do you think your swing look like compare to PGA Tour players? Harris English
18.  Smooth , medium or quick tempo swing style? How is your shaft loading factor on your down swing? Smooth, medium tempo, tend to load more on transition.

Edited by Mr. Grumpy, 05 July 2017 - 06:52 AM.

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 04:43 PM

Joe,

Random question on shaft/head combo with regards to a neg attack angle for the driver.  I currently use a 10.5 M2 with a Rogue black 70tx.  My spin is normally always above 2800 and I'm done trying to adjust my swing to hit up/level with my driver.  I feel good about my overall game, but some tweaks with my driver is something I'm interested in doing.   I've read with some pros (sergio) that have neg AoA they counter that with a lower than normal launch.

Now obviously I'm not sergio but what would be your advice? -  would I be better off trying a lower lofted head, or lower launching shaft, or both.  My current launch is around 12-13 degrees and I would like to get that down under 10.  I would like to hear your thoughts.  Thanks

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 07:57 PM

Hello Joe!.
Looking to upgrade my iron shafts, currently gaming RSI2's with 90G Stiff shafts

How often you play in a month? Pretty well every day or other day
How often you practice in a month? Same as above
How consistent do you think your swing are in a scale 1-10 ( 10 being the best )? It won't matter good or bad consistency. 7-8
What is your handicap now? What handicap system are they/you using? Golf Canada factor of 7.1
What is your strength on your game? Driver? Iron? Wedge? or putter? Irons, Wedges

1. Have you had a dynamic fitting before? lie angle? Loft? No
2. What is the existing set up specs and shaft, etc? Detail please! RSI2, standard lofts, lies, with stock 90G Stiff KBS shafts. (bought off the shelf)
3. Have you ever been on a launch monitor session? what are the numbers (detail)? what brand of machine?DO NOT POST IF YOU DON'T HAVE A COMPLETE LM DATA.
4. What is your existing complain on your current set up? Ball tends to pull draw, miss is a thin shot with higher irons. Tend to strike out of toe.
5. What do you want to see it change/what is the problem? Able to hit fades and avoid this misses. (Can easily hit fades with all other clubs)
6. What do you prefer to see on your ball flight? higher or lower? draw or fade? I prefer a higher ball flight, I tend to have a natural draw so it is easier for me to shape the ball that way.
7. What is your ball flight tendency on your good golfing day? High with a slight draw
8. Which side is your mistake tendency? left or right side? any problem catching the sweet spot? where? Either a pull draw or a block left. (left-handed). I feel toe more often than heel.
9. Do you consider yourself a High ball hitter or low ball hitter? High ball hitter
10. If you have to pick, what ball flight is more comfortable for you to hit...High or low? Draw or Fade? High, draw
11. How far you hit a 5 iron on a good no wind day?  5 iron swing speed ( carry distance )? Carry 195-200. Driver SS is 104 ish (don't have an idea on 5iron speed, sorry)
12. What is you measurement on Knuckle to floor with shoes on? LH for RH player vice versa on LH players? 31 in
13. What is your measurement on wrist to floor with shoes on? LH for RH player vice versa on LH players 35in
14. What is your glove size? What is the length of your wrist to longest fingers and length of your longest finger? (Left for RH golfer and vice versa for LH golfer) Mens Medium, 6in
15. How tall are you? 6'0
16. Are you a deep/medium or shallow divot taker? Deep/medium with low irons, shallow to none with high irons
17. Who do you think your swing look like compare to PGA Tour players? Not sure
18.  Smooth , medium or quick tempo swing style? How is your shaft loading factor on your down swing? Fast, quick tempo (sometimes too fast pulling up leading to thin shots/blocks), tendancy is to get hands ahead of ball at impact too far. I am unsure on shaft loading factor.

Thank you very much!!!


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Posted 05 July 2017 - 11:24 AM

General questionnaire ( A must for all fitting) :

How often you play in a month?  2-3 times (goal 18 once a week)
How often you practice in a month? 2-3 times a month (goal range once a week)
How consistent do you think your swing are in a scale 1-10 ( 10 being the best )? It won't matter good or bad consistency. 5
What is your handicap now? What handicap system are they/you using? High/Unknown - just started playing again haven't broken 100 yet.  Best score ever was 88
What is your strength on your game? Driver? Iron? Wedge? or putter? Short game

Driver fitting questionnaire:

1. What is the club existing set up? ( loft, shaft, flex, swing weight, length, etc ) As detail as possible please. Ping G 10.5 Standard 45.75" Tour 65 Stiff
2. What type of swinger are you ( smooth or quick tempo swinger )? Loading factor on your swing? Heavy or light loader? Smooth/Heavy
3. On a scale 1-10 how consistent is your swing? where is your striking ability? 5 - Inconsistent
4. What is the the problem w/ the existing set up?  Inconsistent.  Hook.  Frequent Duffing
5. Have you ever had a launch monitor session before? What brand of LM (flightscope LM is one of my best recommendation)? ( swing speed, launch angle, ball speed, spin rate, Swing path,Attack angle, side spins, etc?) These numbers has to come from the existing club or the club that you are trying to fix or buy. IMPORTANT & A MUST!  DO NOT POST IF YOU DON'T HAVE A COMPLETE LM DATA.   NO
6. What are you trying to change or achieve on your new set up?  I want to try a shorter driver shaft to increase consistency
7. What is your shots tendency on mistakes when you are not playing so good? Do you have any problem missing a shots on the face of the club? where? Occasionally hit off Toe probably from over swinging
8. What is your shots tendency (ball flight) that you like when you are playing good?  My good hits are a nice draw with 275-300+ distance
9. If you have to pick, what ball flight is more comfortable for you to hit...High or low? Draw or Fade?  High/Draw.  Lower would be better though with the wind here.
10. What type of course condition you are playing most? Where are you from? Dry, high desert.  Albuquerque New Mexico
11. Body build and postures? height? etc. 5'6" 190lbs WTF I believe is 34"
12. What is your glove size? What is the length of your wrist to longest fingers and length of your longest finger? (Left for RH golfer and vice versa for LH golfer) Med/Large - Right handed
13. If you have to be honest, who your swing look like on PGA tour? at least who do you like it to be?  I don't care what it looks like I would just like to get off the teebox as the rest of my game is decent
14. etc. The more the better it become.

I have been fighting a hook for the majority of my life.  The longer the club the worse it gets.  My irons 7 through wedge are pretty solid with little to no draw.  

I have been experimenting with choking up on my driver and 18/22deg hybrids and the results have been pretty drastic. Still lacking consistency but ball striking has been improved.  My 18deg hybrid is the best club in my bag I can hit it 200-220 pretty consistently, however I do get hooks fairly often and almost always a draw.  I never slice/fade.

The last round I could not get off the teebox to save my life.  I had one good drive through 14 holes and that was on hole #1.  On hole #15 I was doing some practice swings while waiting and I played with changing my left (lead) hand turning it more to the left (counter clockwise) which I believe is making my grip weaker?  This had a drastic change and I smashed my next two drives straight  ~300yards with a slight draw.  It felt downright awkward however I think I just need to practice more with this change and the comfort level will come.

I am more than willing to give up some distance for consistency.  I have done a lot of forum searching and I see a lot of people have had good results playing shorter length drivers.

As an experiment I would like to try a shorter driver shaft in my Ping G.  I am not quite sure where to start with this as far as length, weight, stiffness, etc.  I was thinking of maybe using a Ping G 3w shaft in my driver if that is an option?  I believe I need to get a heavier shaft if I go this route?  Or could I put a heavier weight in my driver head?

I would like to keep the cost down since this may be another failed experiment.

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 10:36 PM

General questionnaire ( A must for all fitting) :

How often you play in a month?  2-3 times.  
How often you practice in a month? I practice about ~6 hours at the range 2-3 times a week, short game ~1-2 hours a week, and putting about 3-4 hours a week.
How consistent do you think your swing are in a scale 1-10 ( 10 being the best )? It won't matter good or bad consistency. 8
What is your handicap now? What handicap system are they/you using? Unknown but I shoot 75-79 usually.  Depends on the track and familiarity.
What is your strength on your game? Driver? Iron? Wedge? or putter? Anything 140 and in and I'm throwing lawn darts!

Driver fitting questionnaire:

1. What is the club existing set up? ( loft, shaft, flex, swing weight, length, etc ) As detail as possible please. Callaway X2Hot w/ stock Aldila 55-S cut down to 44.25.  Supposedly it's at a C7 swingweight LOL!  Loft is 9 degrees but is set at -1 N making it 8 degrees supposedly.  The shaft CPM is 250 and FM is 6.1.
2. What type of swinger are you ( smooth or quick tempo swinger )? Loading factor on your swing? Heavy or light loader? I am told I am smooth and am slightly above average on the loading but barely.
3. On a scale 1-10 how consistent is your swing? where is your striking ability? 8 - mostly hit out near the center/toe for driver.
4. What is the the problem w/ the existing set up?  Can't feel the club as it is too light and over hooking.
5. Have you ever had a launch monitor session before? What brand of LM (flightscope LM is one of my best recommendation)? ( swing speed, launch angle, ball speed, spin rate, Swing path,Attack angle, side spins, etc?) These numbers has to come from the existing club or the club that you are trying to fix or buy. IMPORTANT & A MUST!  DO NOT POST IF YOU DON'T HAVE A COMPLETE LM DATA.  With my current driver my average clubhead speed is 111, ball speed 163, launch angle of 13.9, spin rate of 3200, carry 268, total 284, landing angle 44.9, dyn loft 15.9, club path -0.8, face angle -2.0.  This was taken about a day ago while I was sick.  Undergoing swing changes as well.
6. What are you trying to change or achieve on your new set up?  Better dispersion on misses and a shaft that doesn't feel like a wet noodle.
7. What is your shots tendency on mistakes when you are not playing so good? Do you have any problem missing a shots on the face of the club? where? Usually it's the over draw or over slicing it from user error/setup/etc.  For the draw it's too much hip rotation/stuck on the downswing and for the slice it's ball position and not properly releasing the club.
8. What is your shots tendency (ball flight) that you like when you are playing good?  Medium ball flight with a slight draw usually 290ish with 20-25 yards of roll.
9. If you have to pick, what ball flight is more comfortable for you to hit...High or low? Draw or Fade?  Atm low draw but the swing changes recently it's the high fade/slice.
10. What type of course condition you are playing most? Where are you from?  Humid public munis.  New Haven, CT.
11. Body build and postures? height? etc. 6'0'' 205 lbs. (overweight! lol)  althetic, ex college baseball/lacrosse player.
12. What is your glove size? What is the length of your wrist to longest fingers and length of your longest finger? (Left for RH golfer and vice versa for LH golfer) FJ Pure Touch Men's Regular L.  7.75-8 inches from wrist to longest finger.
13. If you have to be honest, who your swing look like on PGA tour? at least who do you like it to be?  Charlie Hoffman.
14. etc. The more the better it become.

Took up the game of golf again about 3 years ago after ditching it back in 2000.  Started taking lessons about 2 years ago and have quickly progressed to a mid 70s golfer.  Fast learner and could be a lot better if I focused on my health more.  

The driver for me has always been a quest for the shaft and not the head as weird as it sounds.  I really don't believe that heads have progressed as much as shafts and balls have.  Have always played drivers that were stock off the rack options that I modified.  I regrip all clubs myself and have basic entry level knowledge about clubs and how they work etc.

I'm typically a monster off the tee and am pretty consistent. I don't care too much about missing the fairway as I do about the quality of my misses.  I don't have any issues of knowing my limits and laying up or pitching out and taking my medicine.  So typically I don't get emotional on the golf course.

As far as swings go I was 109-111 swing speed but have known to get it to 115ish recently but also dip to 105-107 when tired.  Like I said previously I am going through swing changes for the better and they are really transforming my game.

For me atm I am just looking for good quality shaft options that focus on stability/forgiveness if I had to choose and probably in X-Stiff for either the Callaway Epic SZ or the PING G400 LST in probably a ~8-9 degree setting.

Thanks!

Edited by FullOfBrushMan, 09 August 2017 - 08:59 AM.


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 07:26 PM

Help question...
Sorry for the long comment but I feel the detail will help with any response you might share.  

I am a newer golfer, I bought a set of clubs on eBay and I realize I need to be fitted.  Here is my question:

The 51 degree wedges seems much heavier than the 7 iron (shafts are KBS tour stiff, not sure of weight).  With the wedges I notice that I find it easier to use my body as I turn to square the class the club face.  With the 7 iron, which feels so much lighter, I find it harder to swing as I tend to use my arms too much.  Based on my 7 iron swing speed (mostly arm swinging) of approximately 75mph o guess I need reg flex...but really seemed to swing smoother and better with the really heavy feeling 51 degree stiff flex.  Should I ask a fitter to try a really heavy reg flex shaft?  Is there such a thing?  I have xp 95 shafts in another set and they feel a lot lighter than the  51 degree shaft.  Thank you!!

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