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Many many times here.  Been fit in the past, both correctly and not so much.  thinking I kinda can make a good guess these days. 

 

did it again, Stealth.  

Currently waiting impatiently for both it and some decent weather to arrive.  

 

 

Stealth 10.5° Ventus Velocore red 5s

Callaway 4+ steelhead XR tensi blue 65 S
Ping 5 wood G410 Alta s 
Ping iE1 DG120 S300 4-UW

Cleveland RTX zipcore Raw 56°- 60º 

Ping anser f titanium.   

 

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Literally EVERY TIME I've purchased !!!!!!!!

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WEDGES -  Ping Stealth Glide 2.0 54-12 / 58-06 Wedges | Wedge Flex
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I wanted to do a full fitting for new irons but between covid, shortages, lockdowns etc I just couldn't. So I bought the ZX5 irons sight unseen just based on all the great reviews. 

 

I have not been disappointed.  

Cobra King F9  Driver 10.5° Atmos Blue 6 stiff
17° Callaway X Hot 4 wood
20.5°& 23° Cleveland DST Launcher hybrids
Srixon ZX5 5 - PW Modus 105 Regular 

Cleveland CBX 2 50°/10°, RTX 2 54°/12, RTX 3 58°/9°
Ping Anser Sigma 2 putter

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I rarely ever lose money on purchases, so it doesn't cost me anything, to very little to try things out.  That being said, I generally have an idea of what will work for me and stick to things close to that.

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TBD (likely Titleist something)

TBD (same as above...)

Titleist TS3 19* RIP Alpha 85 S

Ping I210 4-UW PX 6.0

Vokey TVD 56M & 60K TI S400

SC PP Mid-Slant

TM TP/X

 

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No chance to do a fitting where I am located, so I buy and fit myself.

 

TAYLORMADE  MYSTEALTH PLUS BLACKOUT DRIVER 10.5*; 8.5* Accra `22 TZFive 60 M5; 10.5* Accra `22 TZSix 60 M5

TAYLORMADE STEALTH PLUS FAIRWAYS/HYBRIDS, #3+ ROCKET, 13.5* ( 14.25*), Kailia White 70TX/TRONO 75X;  #5, 19* (18.25*), Kaili White 80TX; #3 HY 19.5* (21.5*) Ventus Black velocore HB 10TX

CALLAWAY Apex UW 17* LAGolf Tour Issue Prototype TRONO 75x

CALLAWAY Epic Super Hybrid 18* (19*), Accra '22 TZFive 95HY M5

PXG GEN5 0311X, Black Label Elite, 18* (22*), Accra '22 TZFive, 105DI M5

PXG GEN4 0311ST, Xtreme Dark, 4 - 9, CT Lite/Std LE Black X, PW, GW, PX 6.5 Blackout..and (6 -GW Dups)

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PXG GEN4 0311XP/GEN0311P, Xtreme Dark, 5 - 9, CT Lite/Std LE Black X, PW, GW, PX 6.5 Blackout 

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy Milled Wedges, Xtreme Dark, 56*/10 & Forged 56*/10, 60*/7, PX 6.5 Blackout //  CALLAWAY JAWS MD5 Custom Wedges, 54*(55*)/10S, 60*/08C; PX LS 6.5 // VOKEY SM8 Custom 52*M, TI x100; 58*M, TI S400 onyx....TOULON GARAGE Austin Custom Rose Gold // SCOTTY CAMERON Santa Fe T3 Custom Antique Copper  .... STEWART GOLF Q Follow Electric Cart..Carbon // SKYCADDIE SX550// COBALT Q6 Slope

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51 minutes ago, kiwihacker said:

I wanted to do a full fitting for new irons but between covid, shortages, lockdowns etc I just couldn't. So I bought the ZX5 irons sight unseen just based on all the great reviews. 

 

I have not been disappointed.  

I got fit for the ZX5. 4-6 iron I hit fine. I don’t know why but 7-PW is erratic. I have a set of MP-20 MBs and besides the weaker lofts (less distance per club) I hit these so much more pure and better dispersion in the scoring irons. I just ordered the ZX7 7-PW as I think maybe the narrower sole might help? So I guess we’ll see if I purchased just knowing it’s right. 
 

I hate that I only had the 6 iron to hit at my fitting. I feel like if this experiment works out that way of fitting I will never do again. 
 

 

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9 minutes ago, Mobert19 said:

I got fit for the ZX5. 4-6 iron I hit fine. I don’t know why but 7-PW is erratic. I have a set of MP-20 MBs and besides the weaker lofts (less distance per club) I hit these so much more pure and better dispersion in the scoring irons. I just ordered the ZX7 7-PW as I think maybe the narrower sole might help? So I guess we’ll see if I purchased just knowing it’s right. 
 

I hate that I only had the 6 iron to hit at my fitting. I feel like if this experiment works out that way of fitting I will never do again. 
 

 

Not that I need them but I'd love to get the ZX7 in 7-PW.  That would be an even bigger leap of faith as I have the ZX5 in the stock Modus 105 regular flex but I think that the stock shaft in the ZX7 is the Modus 120 usually in stiff flex. 

Cobra King F9  Driver 10.5° Atmos Blue 6 stiff
17° Callaway X Hot 4 wood
20.5°& 23° Cleveland DST Launcher hybrids
Srixon ZX5 5 - PW Modus 105 Regular 

Cleveland CBX 2 50°/10°, RTX 2 54°/12, RTX 3 58°/9°
Ping Anser Sigma 2 putter

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As a lefty, trying stuff is almost out of the question. So I buy stuff I either hope works or think it might. So far so good, I guess.

PXG 0211 with Hzrdus Black RDX 60

Honma XP-1 3 and 5 wood 

Adams Pro DHY 3

Haywood MB irons 4-PW

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 80g iron shafts

Haywood 52/10 and 56/12 wedges

Nike Blue Chip 002 putter

Golf Pride Concept Helix grips 

 

"You're not good enough to get mad at your bad shots!" - Bill Murray

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I bought a Bettinardi Signature Series 5 putter probably like 8- 9 years ago just based on how it looked.  I Had a bit of extra cash lying around and wanted to splurge into something nice. I think it was like $500 shipped to me in Canada after duties exchange it was probably more like $800 lol

 

I haven’t used another putter since and it’s the strongest part of my game..I  have just made so many putts. I won’t ever change it. I  finally changed the grip last season. 

 

Maybe I just forced myself to make it work. 

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I was fit for a Titleist driver, and the fitting was great. When I took it to the course, I hit it as straight as an arrow, but head high. I played it for a couple rounds, and traded it for a Ping G400 Max, without ever hitting it. My previous two drivers were Ping, so I had a lot of confidence in Ping. It is in my bag, and not going anywhere soon.

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Every time and almost never pans out. 

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Livin' proof that Lefties are not naturally talented.

Driver PXG 0811 X G4 10.5 set to 9.5
3 Wood Adam’s Tight Lie 16 degrees
3-5 Hybrids Epic Flash 17 20 23 degrees 
6-GW PXG 0311 XP G4
52 Degree PXG 0311 wedge 
56 degree PXG 0311 wedge 

Holloway Side saddle Putter 
 

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I got a Swag Savage Too-C sight unseen, and test unseen, and I had not really even been able to test a similarly sized center-shafted putter. Got it based on hype/being told that a center shaft would help a left eye dominant right-hander (and having a few center shafted blades seem to work ok)

 

haven’t been disappointed

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4 hours ago, lefthack said:

As a lefty, trying stuff is almost out of the question. So I buy stuff I either hope works or think it might. So far so good, I guess.

 

Yep, ditto.  I generally know what brands/types work for me and my specs.  Generally so far so good.  A couple of misses through with TM and Callaway drivers, which I won't repeat.  That is really about it.  Have done quite a few putters, but those to me aren't really a miss of significance.  I suppose I like putters, but I should be done on that front for a while too.

 

If it is at a store and left handed, i will put my hands on it at least.  But I generally know when I grab something whether it will work or not.

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I did this with my current woods and irons.  Purchased them all untested because I just had a feeling.  The feeling was right...

Driver Callaway MAVRIK MAX (10.5*)

Woods Callaway MAVRIK MAX (3/5/7)

Hybrid Callaway MAVRIK MAX (5)

Irons PING ie1 (6-PW)

Wedges Callaway Mack Daddy CB (54*/58*)

Putter PING Vault 2.0 Piper (34.75")

Bag Bag Boy Chiller Hybrid

Cart Clicgear 3.5+

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Everytime.  Indoor fittings on mats are a joke. Buy and fit myself.  You can always sell off the extras.  That being said. I have a good eye.  Don’t recall the last thing I bought that was just nowhere near useable.  

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TM Stealth +  8* Kai li 60x 

TM Sim2 max tour ADHD 8x 

Titleist Tsi2 21* graphite design Ad IZ 8s 

Titleist T100 4 iron Addi 105x 

Titleist T100 5-pw MMT 125 TX 

T100 50* edel sms 54-c 58-v  MMT 125 TX 

Cameron GSS 009  1.5 , sound slot , tungsten sole weights , head speed shaft. 

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Hit and miss for me. I’ve bought some things in the past that I either demo’d or just was bored in the winter while watching too many YouTube videos and reading too many threads, articles, reviews, etc. I find my highest miss rate was with driver shafts and putters. On the flip side though, I’ve had fittings that didn’t turn out so well in my purchases. In the last year though, I’ve had a good success rate based on me just knowing my game and the knowledge I have with equipment and fittings. I would say 80% of my current setup, I fit myself and was correct.


Fit myself for TSi3 driver/shaft set up and have had my best driving season. Purchased SC Phantom X 5.5 without trying, and have never putt so well in my life. Bought my SM8 wedge set ups without trying and only used Vokey online fitting tool as well as lots of research into the grinds and bounces, been super happy with them. Was fit with TSi2 3w and 5w and shaft setup by a fitter and have no complaints. However, current irons (T100S) I demod quite a bit, I’m still on the fence on these but know it’s the wrong shafts (in progress of replacing them). Ordered 225s after several sessions with random fitters. 6 out 7 fitters came to the same setup with head and shaft combo (Modus 115 S) the other fitter with Nippon Neo 98 S. I went with Modus setup. 
 

I wanted something to scratch my itch for new driver season, but just not really blown away with anything in 2022 lineup, so I just purchased online last night without trying Radspeed Palm Tree Crew 9 degree driver. Not that I need it but was on sale brand new. Paint, cosmetics, and head cover looks awesome. Paid $449 and comes with Fujikura Evo VII shaft (which is a $350-$400) shaft itself. If it doesn’t kick my gamer out, at least it’ll be attractive to someone on BST 😉
 

 

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Every time with irons, and for the most part with wedges.  I know what shaft balance, length, lie, and weight fits me.  I pretty much re-build everything I buy because I play weird length irons.

I know I can play Srixon irons very easily.  I know what Cleveland wedges fit me bounce wise, I also know what Callaway's fit me, and I know I don't like Vokey's.

 

With Woods and hybrids it is a bit more difficult.  I know I prefer and ultra stiff handle in the driver and pretty stiff in fairway woods.  I also hit the ball pretty high, and to get something I like it normally takes a tip "flexible" design, and I pretty much tip it all the way down for driver, with FW woods, I don't need to tip as much as launching off the deck I tend to hit the ball a little lower.

 

Hybrids I still have not found a shaft I love.  The MMT in my Cobra is OK, I live the head though, but may need to go super stiff handle in it, or something more like my irons I am not 100% sure.

Clubs in great standing

  • Driver - Callaway Epic Max LS - Rogue White 130 MSI TX
  • 3 Wood - Taylormade 300 Mini 13.5 - UST Mamiya Black 79X
  • 5 Wood - Taylormade Sim Max - HZRDOUS smoke black 6.5
  • Irons - Srixon ZX5 5 iron, Srixon ZX7 (6-9)  - Recoil 110 F5
  • Wedges - Cleveland 46, 50*, 54*, & 60* Zipcore mid bounce - Recoil 110 F5
  • Putter -  Mannkrafted MA/66 - UST Frequency Filter, LAB MEZZ.1  - BGT Stability

Clubs in good standing(fighting for one spot)....

  • 7 Wood - Company that shall not be named - UST Mamiya Black 79TX | Util - Callaway Apex X Forged UTIL 21* - AD-DI | Util - Srixon ZXU 18* -  Recoil 110 F5

Clubs that need a timeout/replacing

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60% of the time, it works every time.

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

Sub70 699 Pro 3 Utility w/ Recoil 680 F4

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

Sub70 Sycamore Mallet putter @ 36.5" with Winn midsize pistol grip

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Golf digest gold winners are out.  How can you go wrong now.  
 

do the marketing departments of the company’s reviewed have a say in the reviews? Seems like it.  

Stealth 10.5° Ventus Velocore red 5s

Callaway 4+ steelhead XR tensi blue 65 S
Ping 5 wood G410 Alta s 
Ping iE1 DG120 S300 4-UW

Cleveland RTX zipcore Raw 56°- 60º 

Ping anser f titanium.   

 

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