Club Fitting Shaft Question
Question for all the gear junkies/experienced club fitters out there.
A bit about me...
I'm about an 11 HC right now. Ball striking is generally very good, it's my play around the greens and driving holes where I lose a lot of strokes. I've always played stiff shafts. Always a better iron player than woods. Driver swing speed can be anywhere from 98-104 mph but generally falls around 100-101 mph.
Last year at Club Champion I was fit into a Ping G410 LST 10.5 degrees with an Accra TZ5. At the time I was fighting a hook and the fitter set the driver to fade.
My results since playing this thing are all over the place. There are times where I'm hitting consistently 275 and even 300 if I catch a downhill but most times I'm consistently hitting it 245-255. The main issue though is I can't get it to launch high most of the times. A lot of my shots are low line drives that are just not getting enough carry. I'd say I get one or two drives a round with a boring mid-trajectory and a few that launch too low. I definitely don't hook it though. Most of my shots have a bit of a fade with my big miss being a push or push fade and sometimes a low slice.
I took a look at the build sheet and noticed the fitter put me in a M5 flex which it looks like is a x-stiff. The set up is low launch, low spin and I'm wondering if I'm playing a shaft too stiff. I think it's definitely upped my backswing tempo.
I don't usually play courses that long and only tee off from the blues every once in a while so I don't really need to take driver off the tee that often. I usually tee off with my 2 or 3 hybrid or an iron depending on the hole. When I was fit for the driver I was also fit for the PXG Gen 2 hybrid with a KBS Tour Graphite in stiff flex.
I guess I'm wondering if a player with my SS could play a x-stiff shaft and to try to determine what the fitter may have been thinking.
Also, I'm getting the urge to tinker and was going to have a G410 lst 3 wood built up with an Accra TZ5 because I do like the feel of the shaft very much and I've hit 3 woods 250-255 so it may be a better option than driver for me but now I'm also thinking of getting the driver reshafted to a TZ5 stiff flex instead.