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Some golfers prefer a heavy swing weight, but it doesn’t work for most people. It’s not about strength, per-se, it’s about the feel of the club and how that impacts tempo. “Standard” would usually be

My dad is 6’10 and I’m 6’4... I play irons 3/4 long and his are +2... he went and got a ping fitting after playing the +2 for 30 years and the fitter basically said if thats what you are used to, play

I’m not quite as tall as you, but I’m not too far off either. If you are committed to enjoying the game for years to come, I’d suggest going and getting fitted ASAP. You’ll find it much easier to impr

20 hours ago, greenbean4606 said:

I am excited to say that I have a fitting scheduled for next week.  I'm very thankful for the advice I received on here and I have so much more knowledge from this forum to bring to the fitting.  Thanks again!

Jealous for sure!! Can’t get fittings here in my area until potentially March...incredible you could get one in a week!!

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TaylorMade SIM Max D (10.5*) / UST Mamiya Helium 5F4

TaylorMade SIM Max D (16*) / UST Mamiya Helium 5F4 FW

Srixon Z H85 (19*) / Project X Hzrdus Black 6.0

Srixon Z U85 (20*) / UST Mamiya Recoil 95 F4

TaylorMade P770 (4-PW) / Project X Rifle 6.0

Cleveland RTX Zipcore (50-54-58) / Dynamic Gold Spinner

TaylorMade SOTO Tour Preferred (36")

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TLDR: Fitted for Cobra King Forged Tec, but I liked the feel of the P790s better.  With the 7 iron I got around 1000 rpm more spin with the Cobras and better stopping power (6500 vs 5500 p790).  The P790s in particular felt much lighter and more comfortable to swing than what I have now (at the same length and similar shaft weight).  

 

Just came back from my fitting.  It was an interesting experience but not as thorough as I would have thought, although you obviously can't try everything in an hour.  I lost some steam towards the last 15 minutes and didn't hit as well as I would have hoped towards the end.  

 

I ended up only hitting 7 irons: mizuno hot metal pros, taylormade p790, and Cobra King forged tec, all with stiff shafts (DG s300 and Nippon pro modus) around 105g.  My swing speed was around 86mph.  He told me that taylormade heads could easily be made lighter in addition to the lighter mizuno options and Titleist.  The taylormades felt the best but he thought I did not spin them enough so he was pushing the Cobra king Forged which had better spin numbers on his sim. The Cobras did not feel as smooth although the shaft was different and about half inch shorter.  I ran out of time at the end but he thought I should come back and hit both again and make a decision from there.  

 

I will say that the P790s felt noticeably lighter than what I have currently (in a good way).  I loved hitting those and was getting 15-20 yards more distance compared to what I have now.  I didn't have any mishits with them while the Cobras my good shots had better spin numbers but I also had more mishits, but maybe there is a different shaft/ball that would help get my spin up with the P790?  I guess I haven't played enough to know what I should be playing with at this point.

 

I felt comfortable at .75-1 inch over standard and 2 degrees upright.

 

I would have liked to try a few more heads such as titleist t300 and wilson D7 forged or any of the more "game improvement" heads but I ran out of time.  I may go back again and try some more heads before I pull the trigger, but I tend to overthink things so maybe I should just go with the P790s.

 

If anybody is still reading after all this I'd appreciate any insight/advice!  Thanks again.

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