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  1. My in-laws are in NC, maybe I should hit you up next time I'm there to get a proper fitting. I'm starting to feel like I just got played for $150.
  2. I am. I am also 6'6". The fitter said I do not need a shorter shaft. Maybe he is wrong? See you guys being all useful and stuff is proving my point why fitting stinks, you guys are doing a better job virtually than the actual person I paid!! haha
  3. heh, okay. sorry, didn't mean to offer bad advice. for the record, I swing inside to out, apparently (according to trackman). I always thought I swung over the top, so that surprised me. my angle of attack was almost always neutral. occasionally I was -1 and occasionally +1. but I guess that is expected for an average golfer. also my spin numbers were under 3,000 no matter HOW bad the strike. Good strikes were at 2100. LA was varied, but 15 was tops, I think average was 13. again, I would think that makes sense for an average Joe golfer like me, to have varied numbers that is. may
  4. Trackman was saying 102-106, the big box stores' monitors were saying 110+. I had several smash factors over 1.45, highest was 1.47. I think a higher percentage were around 1.4 though. I am not sure I understand what you mean? I have owned said driver for 6 days, so I would hardly call that fit like a glove. Hence why I mentioned if you know what to look for, you can fit yourself pretty decently in a store, assuming you can find a combo that gets you the LA/spin rates I mentioned above.
  5. The driver I hit the best was the driver I currently own! Waste of money maybe...but the Trackman results were worth some $ amount, I guess. Golf stores had my clubhead speed at 110 or so, in reality I was only swinging 102-106, hell I even had quite a few after I was winded under 100mph. That surprised me. I would assume the golf store monitors are off and not Trackman, but it begs the question, "why?" I will say this to all those who are considering getting fitted...if you can go demo clubs at a Golfsmith or any local indoor place with some type of launch monitor. And you can find a d
  6. I actually bought the darn thing with the Tour X shaft. I do fight a hard fade, I wouldn't call it a slice, but I definitely don't have it at all with this club.
  7. I have been trying new drivers the last few weeks at a PGA Superstore. About a year ago I basically removed wrist/arm/hand lag from the swing entirely because of the inconsistency of a lag swing. I'm basically a self-taught golfer. So in essence I went from a Phil/Bubba to a Stricker/Kuchar type swing. So today I was hitting a Ping at the store and consistently hitting 102-105mph on clubhead swing, but after 30 minutes I was getting tired and sweating, and my swing speed dropped drastically to 96-98. So, for kicks, I thought I would try the ole Bubba lag in my swing again. Still obvio
  8. I hit this today at the golf store and the launch monitor was showing spin around 2000-2400. I thought the LS Tec was supposed to be the low spinning one? For me that one was well above 2800, and I am generally a high spin player. My Ping Anser spins in the 2700 range.
  9. Solid point. I also am always curious, if you just play golf all the time (or the range), shouldn't you technically get longer? That's exercising and working out the right muscles. Seems kind of backwards logic that bench press makes your swing stronger, I suppose... (but am not sure, really). Running backs in the NFL work out so they don't get hurt when they get hit by a 300lb guy, but running in and of itself makes you better at running than doing leg lifts, right? Just a question.
  10. I am tall and needed the extra 1 inch on my irons, so I got fit to prove this out. But ultimately my ball striking was very inconsistent, which just made the fitter fit me with the most forgiving of clubs. That's likely what will happen with you. Yes, you may hit a top of the line Taylormade blade better than any other club BY FAR when you hit the sweet spot, but yes to the fact that you also may only hit the sweet spot one out of every 10 tries, so a fitter is going to put you with a club that lets you hit in the vicinity of the sweet spot on a more forgiving club that will give you better
  11. There is no way clubhead speed and handicap have any sort of correlation. Just because you are flexible and/or strong says nothing about your hand/eye coordination. IMO don't focus on clubs or balls, focus on slowing your swing down until you make solid contact more consistently, and then raise your amperage on the swing. Otherwise you could always get lessons.
  12. I don't know if this logic of mine coming up is right, but I have to think my AoA is between 0 and -5, because I have always struggled with high spin and achieving LA on a 10.5 degree driver barely gets me 10.5 degrees of loft. Also that Total optimizer hints that the more negative your AoA is, the lower your LA should be? Because of my height, I was fitted for +1" irons. I don't increase the length on my driver, but decreasing it may not make sense for my situation? Maybe it increases smash factor, but crouches my stance to the tune of aggressively lowering my clubhead speed. Is that
  13. So apparently playing club fitter is harder than I thought :P Couple of thoughts: 1. Is a 1.4 smash bad? I have read that is actually good for an amateur, and 1.5 is really only attainable for a small percentage of golfers. 2. I was at a golf galaxy so I don't know what electronic system they use specifically 3. Someone mentioned trying a lower loft... While I presume spin would decrease, if my launch angle with the 10.5 is 12, i would assume that a 9.5 loft would produce a LA well below optimal? 4. Ultimately I am not a consistent striker of the ball and I keep thinking the day I go
  14. BTW that link you have on club face and speed is awesome, Howard...
  15. So apparently playing club fitter is harder than I thought :P Couple of thoughts: 1. Is a 1.4 smash bad? I have read that is actually good for an amateur, and 1.5 is really only attainable for a small percentage of golfers. 2. I was at a golf galaxy so I don't know what electronic system they use specifically 3. Someone mentioned trying a lower loft... While I presume spin would decrease, if my launch angle with the 10.5 is 12, i would assume that a 9.5 loft would produce a LA well below optimal? 4. Ultimately I am not a consistent striker of the ball and I keep thinking the day I
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