Hitting at PGASS bay: help me decipher these numbers please (Callaway MAVRIK). Club recommendations?
I have been out of the game for 25 years (since I was 14 years old) but the past 3 weeks I have had 4 range sessions and 2 rounds (along with a few short game sessions). I am trying to get back into the game. All of the data available now wasn't around when I was playing as a kid and I have no idea what it means in terms to choosing a iron set.
I had to go to PGASS today to pick up a right handed glove (TX in the summer=wet and sweat). A bay was open and a nice gentleman allowed me to hit a couple of irons: TM SIM and Callaway MAVRIK. He started me off with a regular shaft and swapped out to a stiff shaft. I didn't know I was in the market for new clubs, but I found out today that my lie on my old Ping Eye 2s is off by quite a lot: I am 5 foot 9 but have **** arms and need at least an Orange lie while I currently have Black. These aren't adjustable unfortunately and I have been really struggling with the clubs.
Here is what I got from my MAVRIK session today:
Carry distance: average 180 (range 168-186)
Dispersion: almost uniform draw, -3 to 25 yards left, average 18 yards left. In 40 balls I only went right 3 times.
Ball speed: range 118-126, average 121 mph
Spin: 5100-5900, average 5350.
What do these numbers tell me with regards to the club and stiffness? I have a very natural draw as my hips get ahead of the rest of my swing (lacking patience which I hope to develop). Clubhead speed is correct for the stiff shaft? How do I get those spin numbers up? Honestly, that is a VERY strong 7-iron for me and I would trade some spin for distance. Back as a kid when I played a lot, I was definitely smaller but was hitting the 7-iron 145 or so. I figure with modern balls and being 170lbs instead of 120 lbs, I would gain maybe 20 yards.
The next time I go back, I would like to hit different clubs. What would you recommend? The gentleman who helped me put me in those 2 clubs as I couldn't offer him any sort of guidance as to what I would need; he just said they were popular with a lot of players and very forgiving. Once he saw some numbers however, he said I may want to look at something that would enhance spin but not give up forgiveness.
Any tips for curing a draw?