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so after work i went out to the driving range to get fitted for new shafts for my irons. i was thinking that rifle 6.0 might be a little too stiff for me and also wanted to look at getting a lower ball flight. i met with the instructor/club fitter, a certified rifle clubmaker and a nike staff player (makes feel better as i play nike). i hate a few balls on the range and agreed the flight was a little on the high side, but wasn't too high. then we go inside and use the lie board and measure my speed. lie is good on the clubs, maybe a little too upright (which if anything would lower the ball flight). swing speed was 85 with the 6 iron, which is ideally a rifle 5.5, but didn't feel that the 6.0 would hurt me because of the added control. then we look at my swing on the video. my swing is a mess. i'm too close to the ball, and over rotate so much, lowering my body to the ball so that when i come back through i am lifting up. this was also leading to my hands behind the club at impact adding loft to the club. he gave me some drills to work and to come back in a few weeks when i feel comfortable with this and we can look then at fitting me for new shafts, if i need it.

i really appreciated this, going in to get fitted for equipment, and coming out with a lesson instead. also, gave me a lot of good information on rifle shafts. he was telling me, the only rifle blanks and will cut the shafts accordingly to get the desired flex and kickpoints as well as a flighted set.

it was pretty good stuff. i highly recomend that anyone interested in lowering the ballflight, definetly get your swing checked. definetly see it on video. anyone interested in rifle shafts, go to a certified rifle clubfitter. well worth it.

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so after work i went out to the driving range to get fitted for new shafts for my irons. i was thinking that rifle 6.0 might be a little too stiff for me and also wanted to look at getting a lower ball flight. i met with the instructor/club fitter, a certified rifle clubmaker and a nike staff player (makes feel better as i play nike). i hate a few balls on the range and agreed the flight was a little on the high side, but wasn't too high. then we go inside and use the lie board and measure my speed. lie is good on the clubs, maybe a little too upright (which if anything would lower the ball flight). swing speed was 85 with the 6 iron, which is ideally a rifle 5.5, but didn't feel that the 6.0 would hurt me because of the added control. then we look at my swing on the video. my swing is a mess. i'm too close to the ball, and over rotate so much, lowering my body to the ball so that when i come back through i am lifting up. this was also leading to my hands behind the club at impact adding loft to the club. he gave me some drills to work and to come back in a few weeks when i feel comfortable with this and we can look then at fitting me for new shafts, if i need it.

 

i really appreciated this, going in to get fitted for equipment, and coming out with a lesson instead. also, gave me a lot of good information on rifle shafts. he was telling me, the only rifle blanks and will cut the shafts accordingly to get the desired flex and kickpoints as well as a flighted set.

 

it was pretty good stuff. i highly recomend that anyone interested in lowering the ballflight, definetly get your swing checked. definetly see it on video. anyone interested in rifle shafts, go to a certified rifle clubfitter. well worth it.

 

Good post. I definitely see the benefits--not just actual but very psychological as well. Now you can move forward knowing that you have solid shafts in you clubs and practice what will give you optimal or minimally, better performance.

You obviously had a great experience with a fitter who was looking more to help you with your game rather than sell you some new shafts. Good luck with the swing fixing, lots of work but should pay off in the end--I'm just going to buy new shafts. :birthday:

 

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