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Just tried a Cleveland Comp 9.5 w/ a ProLaunch 65S. I thought this was the sclub for me but now I am wondering if I need a 10.5???

With the 9.5 65S I was averaging ~148 MPH ball speed and 11-12 launch. Wish I had ball spin numbers but it was a projection screen simulator.

 

Questions:

-How much does 1 degree of loft on a club make in the launch stats?

-Do the balls make a big difference? The practice balls in the simulator seemed like they were almost too light and pretty old.

-Should I get the 9.5 or move to a 10.5 or try a different shaft???

 

HELP!!

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I'd be careful with the simulator numbers. I did the exact same thing myself with a bunch of drivers. In the simulator is was showing a launch angle ranging around 9-11 for the Low Launching heads and a little higher for Higher Launching heads like the G5. I ended up buyng a 10.5* G5 but when I took it to the range the ball was balooning like crazy.

 

I took the G5 back, paid $100 for a Launch Monitor session and sure enough I was fitted into a lower spinning head (X460 Tour) at 9.5* loft. I was getting 12*-14* Launch angle with a NV65S shaft and nice spin numbers. The G5 was registering super high spin numbers.

 

My ball speed is a bit higher than yours (165-175) but the same principle exists. Get fitted on a launch monitor and then test it on the course in the wind.

 

Anyways, I hope this helps.

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-How much does 1 degree of loft on a club make in the launch stats?

 

I have been told that 1 degree of loft can make up to 3 degree of launch difference. At least that is what the Cleveland rep told me last week. I was launching a 9.5* HiBore with a V2 shaft around 13* with 2200 RPM spin, IIRC. He thought the 10.5 would get my launch up to a better number and also increase the spin a little.

 

-Do the balls make a big difference?

 

Yes. I would use the balls you usually use while playing when on a monitor.

 

-Should I get the 9.5 or move to a 10.5 or try a different shaft???

 

I'd try a 10.5. If your swing speed is around 100mph then you want to have 14 degree launch angle at the very least. I think you also need to get on a monitor that measures spin. I was spinning a ProLaunch Blue 4000+ RPM with the same HiBore head. Some shafts just work for you, and others don't.

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