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13 minutes ago, betarhoalphadelta said:

 

Disagree. My swing doesn't "repeat" in the sense that I need a fitting to dial in every last spec of an set. I'm not going to spend hours with a fitter on a Trackman gapping my irons when my two most consistent misses are thin and fat shots. 

 

However, swing speed and how I load the shaft in transition are going to be pretty consistent swing to swing regardless of whether I make center face contact. 

 

That, and length and lie angle are going to be different for me at 6'5" than an average golfer, so I'm not buying OTR anyway. 

 

 

Isn't that the bulk of what a fitting is? 

 

Truth is I could probably be fit in 3 swings by the Mizuno Shaft Optimizer for irons and then just pick what clubhead I like the best at my skill level... But that's still MUCH more information than the average golfer uses picking a set of clubs, and will get me a lot closer to what I need than buying OTR anyway. 

 

But I'm 6'5", 265#, and have a 90 mph 7i swing. Saying I shouldn't get fitted for clubs is like saying I shouldn't complain when I try to buy a suit and a 44 regular doesn't fit. 

 

High end Fittings.  That's my unpopular opinion.  I am 5'8" and 170 lbs and have had a few fittings and I always come out as stock.  No joke.  That being said, telling me I need a $1000 driver with an exotics shaft doesn't pass the sniff test.  I am an 18HDCp and there is no way that would help me.  

 

@betarhoalphadelta  I agree that with your size, a fitting probably helps you but for the average golfer, i think the free PGASS fitting is more than sufficient.

 

 

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Titleist CB is the modern equipment era #1 classic iron.

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Titleist TSi3 Driver 8,25° HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 60 6.0, 45,5"

TaylorMade SIM2 Max Fairway 3 15° HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 70 6.0 42,75"

Titleist TSi2 Fairway 7 20,25° HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 70 6.0 41,5"

Titleist U505 UT 20° Graphite Design Tour AD IZ-85s 39,25"

Mizuno MP-18 MMC FLI-HI 22° KBS Tour C-Taper Lite 110S 38,25"

Callaway Apex 18 MB Raw 5 26° - 9 42° Nippon 1050GH S

Callaway Apex 18 MB Raw 47° TT DG TI S400 35,75"

Corey Paul 52°, 56°, 60° Raw TT DG TI S400 35,5”, 35,25”, 35”

Nordberg Long neck BGT Stability Tour 35"

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1 hour ago, sadclevelandsports said:

 

I'm of the opinion the mizuno shaft fitter coupled with a head you like is sufficient for 99% of people out there. 

 

Add in the Ping Color Chart and you could probably end up with a very solid setup for basically a free fitting. 

 

But actual club fittings are fun, at least for me. 

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Driver: 9° Ping G410 Plus - HZRDUS RDX Smoke Blue 6.0

3W: 13.5° Ping G410 LST - Aldila NV 2KXV Green 75X

3H: 19° Ping G410 - Tensei CK Pro Orange 90TX

Irons: 4i - 7i Srixon 585 / 8i - PW Srixon 785 - AMT Tour White S300

Wedges: 51° MD3 - 56° Glide 2 - 60° PM2

Putter(s): TP Mills Trad II - Lajosi Sensor - Kingdom Putter - - and more. 

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The need to play soft feeling golf balls is stupid. 
 

As long as you’re compressing it enough, and not sacrificing performance they all feel good off the center. 

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TSi3 9* / Ventus Black 6x

300 Mini 13.5* / Ventus Black 10x

TSi3 19* / Ventus Black HB 10tx

T100•s 4-9 / Dynamic Gold X7

SM8 46, 50 / Dynamic Gold X7

SM8 54, 58 / Dynamic Gold TI X100

 

Champion’s Choice / MC X-Firm
620 / MC X-Firm

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Here's two more:

 

 

The "distance" problem should be solved by making all golf balls conform to a maximum of 65 compression. Normal-hitting players don't have any change, but big bombers have a different risk/reward formula.

 

Also, golf courses could play a lot longer if you simply require a Bermuda Ball / 1/3-1/2 flight ball off of all non par-3s. Could make exec courses play like 7000's that way.

 

410LST 8º, 3w 14.5º, 3h 20º, i210 4i, Blueprint 5-P, Glide Forged 50/54/58. Ping Tour x & MMT105tx shafts. Sigma2 Fetch w/ BGT. 

First par round 4 Oct 2020.

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Mine: I don't understand offset. I can't logically understand that more offset helps a player, and/or why.

 

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Ping G25 10.5* w/ Diamana 'ahina 70 x5ct stiff (set -0.5 to 10*)

Toski 4w 16* w/ DG S300

Wishon EQ1-NX 4h, 5i-GW single-length built to 37.5" w/ Nippon Modus3 120 stiff

Sub70 286 52/10, 286 56/12, and JB 60/6 wedges, black, built to 36.75" w/ Nippon Modus3 120 stiff

Odyssey White Hot XG #1 w/ SuperStroke jumbo

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3 hours ago, j.a. said:


I hit my old Nike Covert irons much better than current Callaway offering. Yes, proved by Trackman on a Callaway fitting session with a Callaway fitter completely horrified 

 

I'm hitting my VR Pro Combos for my swing analysis tomorrow (my shafts didn't get here in time for my KZG's). I loved both my combo Nikes.

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Taylormade M3 driver Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 70G shaft (cut to 44.5")

Honma XP-1 3 wood 

Taylormade M1 5 wood

Taylormade GAPR Lo 19* Hybrid 

Byrdie Golf Designs split cavity 4-PW

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 80g iron shafts

Lazrus 52/8 and 56/12 wedges

Nike Blue Chip 002 putter

Golf Pride Concept Helix grips

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11 hours ago, BallerNate said:

Totally fair...makes sense.

 

Personally I don’t have any emotional attachments to any of my clubs. I treat them well and clean them/maintain them while I have them, but once I feel like I won’t use them anymore, it’s time to sell them.

 

To each their own though, and if I had a set that my Dad bought me, maybe I’d hold onto those too.

My first non essential adult purchase was a set of Titleist DCI Gold irons that I gamed from September 1992 until November 2019. It is completely nonsensical but I have a real attachment to them. So many good memories from playing golf with family and friends that I attach to those clubs. They will never be sold.

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Ping G30 10.5* driver

Ping G15 17* and 20* hybrids

Ping G30 4-W, U, and S irons 

Ping Tour 60* wedge

Ping Karsten Craz-E

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1 hour ago, MikeW2 said:

My first non essential adult purchase was a set of Titleist DCI Gold irons that I gamed from September 1992 until November 2019. It is completely nonsensical but I have a real attachment to them. So many good memories from playing golf with family and friends that I attach to those clubs. They will never be sold.

Awesome...great story! That’s a legitimate reason though...if I had that kind of connection with any of my clubs, I would keep them also!

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TaylorMade SIM 2 Max (10.5*) / Ventus Blue 6-S

TaylorMade SIM 2 Ti (15.75*) / Tensei AV Blue 70 S

TaylorMade SIM Max (19*) / Ventus Blue 7-S

TaylorMade SIM Max (22*) / Ventus Blue 7-S

Srixon ZX5 (5), ZX7 (6-AW) / Modus3 Tour 120

TaylorMade MG3 (56-SB & 60-LB) / Dynamic Gold S200

Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2 (36")

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13 minutes ago, columbuslinks said:

There are very few times to let singles and doubles play through as it slows the course down and interrupts my round. They need to make some friends or slow down their play. And no this is not an equipment opinion... My bad.


I hate playing through people regardless it’s always a sure thing bogey or worse, I’d rather watch them hit all day then me double the hole I play through in any situation lol. 

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11 minutes ago, capking said:


I hate playing through people regardless it’s always a sure thing bogey or worse, I’d rather watch them hit all day then me double the hole I play through in any situation lol. 

 

This is what I do if I can't  jump ahead. Playing through is awkward, but the way the club is laid out, I can tee from 1, 5, or 8 easy.

Taylormade M3 driver Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 70G shaft (cut to 44.5")

Honma XP-1 3 wood 

Taylormade M1 5 wood

Taylormade GAPR Lo 19* Hybrid 

Byrdie Golf Designs split cavity 4-PW

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 80g iron shafts

Lazrus 52/8 and 56/12 wedges

Nike Blue Chip 002 putter

Golf Pride Concept Helix grips

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9 hours ago, 976-Evil said:

People who crap on those who spend $2k on a putter are just mad they can't afford it, but don't want to admit it.

"I sPenT $100 oN mInE"

 

No one cares, buy what you like and STFU about what someone else wants to spend.

Oh, I can afford it.  I just think it's dumb.  But I'll never tell someone else what they should or shouldn't spend their money on.  They earned it, it's theirs to blow.

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Bag 1                                                                               Bag 2                                                    Bag 3

PING G400 MAX 10.5 GD YS Nano Reloaded 6X         Titleist 905R 9.5* Speeder S             Cleveland Classic 310 GD Pershing 60 S

PING G25 16.5* 4 Wood UST Attas 4U 7 TS                Titleist 906F2 15* YS6+ FW S           Callaway Warbird 3, 5, & 7 Woods Memphis 10 Steel

Callaway Epic Flash 7 Wood UST Attas 4U 8S            Titleist 906F4 18.5* NV 75 FW S       PING Zing BeCu 5-SW AMT Tour White Black Onyx S300

Titleist 915H 24* & 27* DG S300                                  Titleist 904F 22* DG S300                PING Eye 2 XG 56* & 60* DG S300

PING i210 6-UW DG TI S400                                         Mizuno MP30 4-PW DGS300           PING Sigma Tyne H

PING Glide 3.0 Eye 2 54* & 58* DG TI S400                Mizuno T20 54* & 60* DG TI S400

Odyssey Stroke Lab 2 Ball Blade w/Triple Track          Odyssey White Steel #5

 

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9 hours ago, cleverprimate24 said:

Replaced Ap2 710's, Old Vokeys, and 818H1 hybrids with Ping i500's, Glide 2 & 3's and Ping G410 Hybrid's. My Titleist Bag feels pretty phoney now, but not bad enough to drop $200ish on a new one. 


At least Titleist makes balls! I’m carrying a Ping bag and I don’t have a single Ping in it since I swapped putters last month. 

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Callaway Big Bertha 21 9* w/ HZRDUS Yellow 6.0

Callaway Mavrik Max 3+

Callaway Rogue 4 wood

Srixon ZU85 4/23

Srixon Z565 w/ Matrix Ozik F15 shafts 5-PW

Srixon Z785 AW

Cleveland RTX4 54* and 58*

Cleveland Huntington Beach #11S

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I wouldn’t tell someone not to spend $2000 on a putter if they can afford it. But I do think that what they’re buying and what they’re paying for are two entirely different things. 

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Callaway Big Bertha 21 9* w/ HZRDUS Yellow 6.0

Callaway Mavrik Max 3+

Callaway Rogue 4 wood

Srixon ZU85 4/23

Srixon Z565 w/ Matrix Ozik F15 shafts 5-PW

Srixon Z785 AW

Cleveland RTX4 54* and 58*

Cleveland Huntington Beach #11S

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