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Ok so i got fitted for a driver and 3 wood.  The numbers say i am hitting theTitleist tsi3 8 degree driver with Accra  Tour Z RPG 462 M4+. 3 Wood was same tsi3 13.5 degree with Accra tour Z TZ6 75 M4 tipped .5.  Problem is i wasn’t planning on spending that much money.  They want $2,200 for both. The driver shaft is $625 with tax.  It all seems kinda high. I was planning on driver being around $800 or so and 3 wood around $500.  My clubs i belong too can not get that combo from titleist so i can’t get a discount.  Should i go to a different club fitter and see if the numbers are the same with different shaft?  Just thinking club champion club fitter might be just trying to sell me a higher end shaft that i might not need.  But the numbers I don’t think lie.

 

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chris

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quick chime in - MOTORE X F3 & F1 ($275 MSRP USD) are great options if the budget is not quite at the level of VENTUS or Speeder. Check out TXG's review here.   Also our PRO 2.0 Tour Spe

Any proper fitting by definition includes your budget. I'd question the entire process and try again, likely elsewhere. You are more than welcome to spend $2,200 or $4,400 or $50k on a driver and 3W,

Did they give you a second best option? Club champion is known for charging full price for their clubs (they order each component and build stuff in house)...   I don’t know that shafts prof

There is no way those shafts will be worth the extra 1000.00 in performance. 

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Whoa they are asking way too much for those combos.  The 3 metal would cost around 500 to 550 if you were paying full retail but most club fitters will give you a discount if you also purchase driver as well.  The Accra Tour Z RPG shouldn't cost more than 550 retail, and the TSi head should cost no more than 400 tops.  I'm sorry but they are trying to rip you off.  I go through Will Peoples who's a sponsor here and he built my driver and 3 metal.  You could probably get a better deal through him. 

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1 hour ago, Hjscm said:

Ok so i got fitted for a driver and 3 wood.  The numbers say i am hitting theTitleist tsi3 8 degree driver with Accra  Tour Z RPG 462 M4+. 3 Wood was same tsi3 13.5 degree with Accra tour Z TZ6 75 M4 tipped .5.  Problem is i wasn’t planning on spending that much money.  They want $2,200 for both. The driver shaft is $625 with tax.  It all seems kinda high. I was planning on driver being around $800 or so and 3 wood around $500.  My clubs i belong too can not get that combo from titleist so i can’t get a discount.  Should i go to a different club fitter and see if the numbers are the same with different shaft?  Just thinking club champion club fitter might be just trying to sell me a higher end shaft that i might not need.  But the numbers I don’t think lie.

 

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chris

Did they give you a second best option? Club champion is known for charging full price for their clubs (they order each component and build stuff in house)...

 

I don’t know that shafts profile, but I’m sure you can find a stock shaft similar to it... maybe reach out to titliest?

 

you can definitely find a workable option in your price range...

 

thread on that shaft... might want to look at the diamana zf or a ventus blue...

 

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Thank you all for the replies.  I agree with all of you that it is way to much.  I liked the numbers from trackman but they were not all that different with some other shafts, Just slightly better.  I m going to do another fitting with another company and see what hey come up with. Between that shaft and the oban kiyoshi tour limited 60 #4 the numbers are not that far off.  Ball speed is around 163.2 with Accra and 163.0 with oban launch angle is similar at about 10.9 and spin rate is around 2900 on both. Thank you guys for the help. If the next fitter ones up with similar numbers i will talk to Will Peoples.  I would rather get it through one one here then somewhere else.

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This has always been my gripe with CC, they are great for having a wide variety to choose from but they can get pushy with certain shafts. 
 

For example my buddy and I booked fittings there back when they opened the local studio. We walked away with nearly the same shaft set up across the board (Oban iron and accra woods), even though we both commented after that there were cheaper and more readily available options that matched the performance we saw. 

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I'm sorry, but you hear too many stories like this at CC.  Titleist offers some great shafts at no upcharge.  The av raw white and av raw blue in TX are two good examples.  I doubt they even had you hit those.   

 

You, or should I say we should collectively push back and have them show you the no up charge shafts as well.  It sounds like there were close ones, but there was a sell to get the best.  Unless you're playing for a living you don't need to spend that kind of money.  If you want to pay, sure go for it, but you should first see what is available and how they differ.  

 

I would not give into the CC hard sell.  I would actually call CC back and tell them your dissatisfaction, and ask for another round for free with the other shaft options.  If not, bad reviews on Google go a long way.

 

Rant over!

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quick chime in - MOTORE X F3 & F1 ($275 MSRP USD) are great options if the budget is not quite at the level of VENTUS or Speeder. Check out TXG's review here.

 

Also our PRO 2.0 Tour Spec is a beast and is a bit less than MOTORE X. 

 

We strive to make a wide range of shaft profiles to fit every golfer's swing & budget. Hope that helps.

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23 minutes ago, Hjscm said:

Thanks for all the replies.  I am going to a GOLFTEC and do a fitting and see what shafts i can get that are comparable.  Or i am going to try and have a titleist rep come to the club and fit me if i can

I'm curious what your experience is.  I don't think they'll be trying to upsell you like CC.  Please post updates on process and what you end up with.  I'm really curious how you like the av raw models in TX with no upcharge. 

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I am actually really curious also.  The reason i posted here is because i was skeptical about the choice but the numbers looked great.  I tried a couple shafts but none were titleist options i believe.  I did try a couple different heads and titleist had best ball speed and carry and smash factor was 1.48 with club speed of 112.3.

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+1 for the Will People’s recommendation. Get your specs and buy the clubs from Peoples Golf. To be honest, I never heard of him until I joined GolfWRX, but he does great work at I think a fair price. 

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