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The way you will know is to take your 6 iron and go and hit a small bucket of balls. Write down every shots results (good/bad/ugly just be brutally honest). Take the 6 iron and this list of results to a fitter, have him check your swing speed, shaft and even more importantly than anyone thinks have him check your grip (not the way you hold the club, the actual grip on the shaft) too many golfers are not using the proper grip on their shafts. are too small, too hard, too...
I have a small mobile golf club fitting/build/repair business now for 10 years or so and my clientele are handicappers from 18 to 30 (and higher). I am no big name well known old school fitter. I am a data cruncher. I like to study/read/investigate a topic over it's entire life time to see what's really going on and then make my decision as to what I believe is real/unreal. I learn, I do not create theory's. And this ticks off a lot of people in the fitting business at...
I'm so old and beat up and broken at 63 I never thought I'd ever get a driver or fairway wood in my hand that I could hit worth a darn. Now mind you, I don't get more than 220/230 or so from the tee or out of the fairway with these old cobra baffler laminate woods. 230 is a really good drive for me with the 2 wood and 170 to 190 is a good strike for me with the 6 wood. I know I'm a short hitter. But every par 5 and every par 4 is actually within range if I do my job. I...
All depends on the ball being the same, the loft being the same, the shaft being fitted for your swing and the grip on the club fitting your hands. If all is equal, and you can swing the club properly you'll have just as good results with the persimmon as with the metal. Remember having it fitted to you is paramount. Anyone can pick up a golf club and duff it. You have to be properly fitted to convert the horsepower from your body to the transmission that is your shaft and...
Well this all may be true but the greats from the past, the 50's, 60's and 70's all used persimmon or laminate drivers/woods and they averaged 270 ish. Sure this is less than many of the golfers today but the ball it's self would make up a lot of the distance by it's self. Courses were not as long, they were 'tough'. Golf was not a long hitter wins and it's still not and never will be. Brandt Snedeker (spelling) played a round with old school clubs like these for a...
I have 3 herniated discs from 1981. L3 through the S1 I have a right knee that is bone to bone in the medial compartment due to a shredded meniscus. I have a slightly torn/stretched right shoulder rotator cuff. I almost quit this game. Got a kidney stone. Got klebsillia pneumonia back in February and didn't get rid of it till June-ish. Was peeing blood for 2 plus months. Anyway I can't swing a club like you are supposed to. My back and knee brace won't let me. But...
First of all you sir should be on the tour if this is the case and my hat is off to you for being able to break par with just about any reasonable set of clubs. I assume you play by PGA rules strictly? I believe fitting matters more to high handicappers and here is why. Low handicappers already have a fitted set of clubs. All pros, real-true-pros, have fitted sets and a couple of extra ones sitting in a vault 'just in case' theirs gets lost/stolen. Every year they go back...
If you have 20 minutes you can see what it will do, and yes it is a big difference. It just only seems trivial to someone that has no idea what it does. Here is what you do. I don't know what metal your cast irons are made of. But if a magnet will stick to the face of your club this will be easy for you. If not then you'll have to do a little more work. Maybe 2 minutes more of it. Get your magnet and glue a fireplace match to the center of it with a glue gun. You have to...
Golfsmith has been around for 40 plus years. It has brick and mortar outlets in Canada and the USA and is the company that started the component supply chain. Golf Galaxy started in 1997. A relative new comer. The many off shoots of different associations that claim to be a 'certified' or 'official' group of club fitters is simply not the case. There is no official club fitters group that is recognized world wide, nationwide or statewide. Go with whomever you feel...
As far as the distance from a 7 iron going 140, i can believe it. I'm disabled and with my 7 hybrid I'll get 125 90% of the time and it's always straight now that I'm doing the 9 to 3 swing and just letting the club do the job. I feel the same way, go past 9 on my backswing and I lose something, don't know what. I took a lesson 3 weeks ago and this is where the 9 to 3 swing started. It's been crappy weather here in Dallas, but this week I plan to go and take my second...
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