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  1. That was my thought. I quit for 10 years and the older guys I play with are longer than me off the tee. We have par 5 holes where after 3 good shots I still have a full wedge into the hole. It’s not even close to fair. Plus I’m Hitting long irons or woods on every par 4. But I generally par the par 3 holes because I hit the green and 2 putt. It’s about fairness to me
  2. I got fit three weeks ago. Thought I wanted the 710 irons but the g410 were a lot more solid for me and longer. I didn’t like the huge face or the sound of the 710
  3. My clubs never leave my cart and I rarely use the pockets so I’m most interested in the clubs and keeping my new sticks purty!
  4. All my buddies are using or going to either the c130 or the founders club isolation bag. I’m a little different and don’t follow the crowd. So I found a Bennington 9 isolation bag for my coming g410 clubs. Has anyone had any experience with these. The reviews are all great and people comment on quality of bag. It’s coming by end of week. Paid 130 bucks plus shipping used on eBay. New the bag is 3-350 bucks. The bag I bought looks new in the pictures
  5. I’m ordering mine tomorrow. My swing speed is 90 mph with a 7 iron. I’m ordering the dynamic gold s300 130 gram shafts in d4 swing weight in all the clubs. 6-sw. I picked out a 4 hybrid and lofted up my 3 wood to 18 degrees. I was hitting the 3 wood 215 carry with run out on monitor. Fit into a SFT driver. With an 85 gram even flow shaft. And I’ve got new clubs. I had been experimenting with lighter shafts but I’m a really aggressive strong swing guy so the shafts just never caught up and I was all over the place. After fitting I finally pulled out my eye 2 irons I’ve played since 1987 and put them back into rotation. The g410 irons are the first set I liked enough to replace my eye 2 babies. Oddly I still play the same shaft after 30 years.
  6. I’ll check it out. I carry 2 cart bags on my cart. I put woods in one and irons and putter in the other.
  7. He settled on a shaft pretty quickly. I hit the bendy ones and was all over the place.
  8. I was getting a little tired by the time I got to driver you are correct. But based on what he had seen before he put me into a heavy even flow shaft because of my quick aggressive tempo. And I wasn’t as consistent but we both agreed it was because I was getting tired. When I slowed down and concentrated I killed it. Lol. I play 3-5 days a week and depending on weather hit 2 buckets of balls plus 1-200 half wedges when I practice. Before I play. A lot of the time I practice and then play a quick nine ending at my house. This allows me to play with my wedges which I like to do. Lol
  9. i waited 2 years and have been playing golf for 30 plus years. Did I need new sticks? Probably not. Did I earn the money to buy the house in a golf course ....two golf carts... a membership in the club... golf trips... absolutely! Twenty one hundred bucks isn’t going to kill me. I am playing currently with a set of x12 irons and a used ping g30 driver. And 3 wood. I have more in the dri tac grips than I do the clubs. Yes I’m a 15 handicap but I practice a lot and from 150 yards in I can compete with any scratch golfer we have because I’ve done it. It was my driver and longer clubs killing me I live 350 yards from the driving range and I love going to the back where all the balls are and I can hit 200 45 yard shots with 4 different clubs and I don’t get bored. So negative Nancy thanks for your opinion. By the way. The scratch golfer? He has our course record. I agreed to play him if I could start from within 5 yards of the 150 marker in the fairway and be laying whatever he was to that point for a buck a hole! I won 4 bucks over 18 holes and had a blast. I’m consistent and can chip and pitch and putt with anyone.
  10. Bride? I call her “ she who must be obeyed “ just ask the dog he will tell you. But yes she’s awesome even makes a good sammich!
  11. I have 2 ping bags but I’m thinking about a Founders Club Bag to protect the new sticks. I have a couple friends who have them and they seem to do a good job of keeping the clubs slotted and all where you put them. I live on the course and my clubs never leave my cart. Or I may go with a c130 cart bag.
  12. My wonderful wife encouraged me to buy new clubs. I told her it could be up to $5 grand just throwing a big number out there. She said go for it! I was shocked.to say the least. I am a 15-20 handicap depending on the day. My swing speed stays around 90 mph with a pull fade being my miss. I have a pretty fast tempo with a pretty straight game. I don’t miss a lot of fairways but I needed distance. I practice a lot and I’m getting better. I thought I wanted graphite shafts with a distance gain. I was looking at mainly 3 super game improvement irons but open to suggestions I’m not high on TaylorMade or callaway. I wanted ping or mizuno. Or maybe titliest. I hit about 3 clubs and he actually put me into a 130 gram shaft because of my fast tempo and transition I ended up with 2 degrees upright with a dynamic gold s300 shaft the same shaft I’ve played forever the choice for me for heads ended up by the numbers being ping g410 irons or the Mizuno jpx 919 hot metals they were both really close in all numbers I settled on the Ping because it flew 5 yards higher and I have played Ping forever I ordered 6- sw on irons in power specs because those lofts matched my sand wedge I’m keeping that I already have which is an eye 2 wedge in 57.5 degrees I then picked a 22 degree 4 hybrid to round out my 200 yard distances Picked a G410 lst 3 wood because it was super solid and I adjusted it to 16 degrees so more like a 4 wood I averaged carrying it 200 yards with a 10-15 yard roll out I usually consider 220 to be max distance for a 3 wood but I was killing this one with 3 degrees more loft than my current 3 wood I picked the new g410 LST driver with the heavy even flow shaft and my best effort was a 267 yard bomb but I admit I was average carry about 220 around 240 total with a really nice trajectory it was really consistent with a 5-10 yard fade I let the young man fit me with an odyssey stroke lab putter after he had me putt and matched me into a putter that actually matched my putting stroke which hasn’t changed in 20 years I felt like I couldn’t miss My conclusions... I really didn’t know what I wanted thought I wanted the huge headed g710 irons but I just didn’t hit them as well as g410 I let the young man and his technology lead me through the process and I hope it will be the last set I ever buy I ended up with heavier shafts than I thought I would but I couldn’t argue with the results the lighter shafts just didn’t keep up with my homemade swing which is consistent if nothing else Over all the shots I averaged about 90 mph in swing speed and that was with my 3/4 length swing that keeps me in control the clubs I picked ended up being all Ping but I’m good with that I have 3 ping bags already lol ! Cost of fitting was $75 with $25 tip Cost of clubs I ordered Ping G410 SFT $399 Ping G410 SFT 3 wood $259 Ping standard Hybrid $219 Ping G410 irons steel shafted dynamic gold shafts $787 stroke lab black putter $299 Total was $2150 all in and I’m having them shipped to the fitter to be checked for loft and lie before I picked them up. Anyone who says I’m trying to buy a game it’s not really true. I have never bought new clubs. In 30 years of golf. And I am not in a place where I can take lessons without driving an hour. I hit the ball really solid and wanted to have the confidence I used to have in my ping eye 2 irons that ive just outgrown. And besides that my wife said I could LOL. Thanks. Go get fit folks it’s worth it
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