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  1. My clubs are fine. And the problem with my 3W was a gapping issue that they were willing to fix with a new head or shaft (plus labor) at no cost. I don't mind mistakes as long as people are willing (eager) to make things right. But to each their own I suppose.....
  2. Did those disappointed folks go back to CC to let them try and fix whatever they felt was wrong? I found CC to be very passionate about getting the build right.
  3. Around $1,350.00 for a year's membership.
  4. This winter has been a new experience for me since I've had the opportunity to join - a "Simulator Country Club". And it's been great since I live in the Northeast (Upstate NY) where our golf "off season" is about 5 months long (Nov-Mar). Membership is limited to 60 people to ensure plenty of availability for the hitting bays. This "Digital Country Club" has three huge hitting bays (the largest I've ever experienced) and with the best graphics I've ever seen – it seems like every bell and whistle is included. One of the bays even has a balance board (will give you all kinds of data on weight distribution at setup and during your swing). All the bays also include a camera so that you can see a video of, and analyze, your swing. In another room they've installed a large indoor putting green. And all of this is just 10 minutes down the road from where I live. So for me, this is the next best thing to owning a simulator. In fact, it may be better, since I’m not sure I could afford this kind of super high-quality simulator on my own. So this is allowing me to gap my clubs (new equipment I just bought) and work on my game in ways I haven't been able to do before. And of course, have fun playing rounds of golf with my buddies at world famous golf courses. I'm soaking up every moment of this......
  5. I don't own a simulator, but I am a member of something pretty unique - a "Simulator Country Club". Something I love since I live in the Northeast (Upstate NY) where our golf "off season" is about 5 months long (Nov-Mar). Membership is limited to 60 people to ensure plenty of availability for the hitting bays. This "Digital Country Club" has three huge hitting bays (the largest I've ever experienced) and with the best graphics I've ever seen – it seems like every bell and whistle is included. One of the bays even has a balance board (will give you all kinds of data on weight distribution at setup and during your swing). All the bays also include a camera so that you can see a video of, and analyze, your swing. And all of this is just 10 minutes down the road from where I live. So for me, this is the next best thing to owning a simulator. In fact, it may be better, since I’m not sure I could afford this kind of super high-quality simulator on my own. And I love using a simulator for 4 reasons: 1) I just got fitted for a new set of clubs - so it's providing a great opportunity for me to get used to, and gap, my clubs before my “real” golf season starts in May of 2022. Even beyond that though, it’s also providing me with the information to develop a “yardage card” (something I’ve always wanted to put together, but never had the resources to do easily): to know how far I hit each of my irons using a full, ¾, ½ and ¼ swing. I could never get that kind of accurate yardage, without a ton of work, from an outdoor range. 2) I also like using the simulator for my “range” work since it can provide so much feedback about my swing: swing speed, ball speed, smash factor, total yds, carry yards, spin, swing path, launch angle, attack angle, face angle etc etc. More data I could never get on my own at an outdoor range. 3) I love playing the famous golf courses from around the world. Two or three of us get together at least a couple times a week to play a round. It’s the next best thing to playing real golf. I do miss the exercise of walking, but appreciate the fact that a 18 hole round can be played in an hour by 1 player in a simulator. 4) As mentioned elsewhere in the thread, also provides a good incentive to do drills. There's not the mental strain of thinking you're wasting money with anything less than normal full swings. This "digital country club" only opened up this past December so I can't yet state its impact on my handicap - but I'm feeling a real improvement in my game after only a month. I can't wait to see how this all translates to my real game.
  6. I got fit for a whole new set of clubs (except Driver and Putter) through Club Champions in late November. Had to go back a couple of times to tweek some gapping issues. But I now declare my bag ready for 2022: Driver - Taylor Made M6, 10.5*, Fujikura Pro R-Flex 3W - Callaway Epic Speed, 16.5*, Oban Kiyoshi Stiff 4 Hybrid - Srixon ZX, 19*, Drago Hybrid Regular Irons (5i-AW) - Callaway Apex DCB's, Paderson Reg Shafts Wedges - 52*, 56*, 60* - Callaway Full Toe Wedges, 12* Bounce, Paderson Shafts Putter - Bobby Grace F22 with KA Shaft, 46" (I'm a sidesaddle putter)
  7. I'm working on this now. 3/4 swing. I think it's really helping my overall game.
  8. My numbers: Slot 1 - "Driver" = 10.5° Slot 2 - "3 Wood" = 16.5° Slot 3 - "4 Hybrid" = 19° Slot 4 - "5 Iron" = 23° Slot 5 - "6 Iron" = 26° Slot 6 - "7 Iron" = 30° Slot 7 - "8 Iron" = 34° Slot 8 - "9 Iron" = 38° Slot 9 "Pitching Wedge" = 43° Slot 10 "Gap Wedge" = 48° Slot 11 - Wedge = 52* Slot 11 "Sand Wedge" = 56° Slot 12 "Lob Wedge" = 60° Slot 14 "Putter" = 0°
  9. Thanks. And yes, I was real impressed with the CC service. They really do take pride in their work and were willing to do whatever it takes to make the clubs right. You get what you pay for I suppose. And thinking about it for another day, it also makes sense to that the ultimate fix was only a small weight change in the head. That tells me the initial fitting for that club was pretty much right on. Getting it "exactly right" only took a little tweek.
  10. Ok, another update on my CC fitting. As I've mentioned before on this thread - I absolutely love my new clubs: the Callaway Full Toe wedges, the Callaway DCB irons, and the Srixon ZX 4 hybrid. I've been hitting them at a simulator for well over a month now (we're into winter weather here in Upstate NY) They have performed as advertised with a tighter dispersion and a little more distance (vs my prior clubs). Not to mention I just love how they feel. I couldn't be happier with that portion of my fitting! My only problem child was my Callaway Epic Speed 3W. I was hitting it ok, but there just didn't seem to be enough of a yardage gap from my hybrid. After hitting both clubs a lot recently to make sure the gap issue was real - the new 4 hybrid settled in at the 195-200 yd range when struck well (total, with carry) whereas my Epic 3W seemed to be in the 200-205 yd range. Every once in a while, if I swung out of my shoes, and struck the ball perfectly - I might get that 3W up to 215. But it seemed like I had to work too hard to do it, and it wasn't happening often enough. I just wasn't 100% happy with that club. So it was time to check out the CC "guaranteed fit" promise and find out what that really means. So I went to CC today and explained my concerns and what I was experiencing. And both fitters there were super helpful (it was the end of the day, no one was in getting fit - so they were both trying to help me) We tried out a longer shaft, a head with a little less loft, a softer flex, and a few other options. None of, which they said, they would charge me for if that's what fixed the problem. (so they were basically willing to replace the shaft or the head and the labor to re-assemble - all for free) Ultimately, the solution turned out to be much simpler in that all they had to do was take a little weight out of the head (I think they took out a couple of grams by replacing a heavier weight screw with a lighter one). And OMG - what a change! It was only a couple of grams but I could feel the difference. I immediately, and effortlessly, started smacking that 3 wood around 215-220 yds with the occasional 230 yd smash. Problem solved! And now I'm stoked about ALL my new clubs. Bottom line: I spent an hour with the fitters at no charge to me. I was also impressed that they were willing to give me a different shaft or head if that fixed the problem; again at no charge to me. They made good on their promise. They certainly do stand behind their work and I'm certainly a 100% happy customer now.
  11. Right now I'm still in the process of getting used to, and gapping, the new clubs. I live in Upstate NY (wintery offseason) - so this is all taking place at various local simulators. But without a doubt, I absolutely LOVE my new DCB irons with the Paderson shafts! I've been able to confirm that I have indeed picked up somewhere between a half, to a full club, in distance over my prior Titleist AP3's (with Accra Shafts). And the dispersion is better. What more could I ask for? So the irons have been worth every penny to me. Zero buyer's remorse there. I may have a bit of a gapping issue between my Hybrid and my 3 Wood - but I'm still in the process of working through that.
  12. It is a tacki mac 2 pc for sidesaddle: Amazon.com : Tacki-mac Belly Side Saddle 2-Piece Long Standard Black Putter Golf Grip : Sports & Outdoors
  13. I've replaced the split grip on my F22 and haven't noticed any difference.
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