• Announcements

    • iacas

      Create a Signature!   02/05/2016

      Everyone, go here and edit your signature this week: http://thesandtrap.com/settings/signature/.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
infoe

Came from a club fitting today (first time on trackman with an official fitter) was recommended to switch from callaway razr x to titelist ap1...is ap1 better?

10 posts in this topic

my golf pro recommended me this club fitter that used to be part of the Jim Mclean network. paid $175 for fitting I have the trackman info there the actual fitting report does not seem to have much.

Ultimately he recommended me to switch to AP1 clubs from my callaway razr x...now I'm lefty so It's not as easy for me to walk into a store and see a set of all the irons in lefty and try them..most of them have a set or two if any and that's it.

I bought my razr x sight unseen because they had them on a super sale.  I'm not opposed to switching to the ap1's if their unequivocally better.  I'm not opposed to switching to them also because fitter said their easier to bend/work with than my razr x

just not sure what to do..any thoughts on if it the ap1 is an upgrade?

if anybody is interested in seeing my trackman report and or club fitting report (which is just one page, and basically states I should be using stiff) I'll send over.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Want to get rid of this advertisement? Sign up (or log in) today! It's free!

was also recommended the nippon 1050 shaft...he basically said I should be using a light shaft but stiff.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know anything about the place you were fitted at, but the fact they have Track Man would suggest they're qualified overall.  When I was fitted last spring, I went in with zero preference for which irons I'd get.  The guy tried a LOT of head and shaft combinations.  Going into the fitting, I assumed he'd recommend Ping G20's or something along those lines due to maximum forgiveness.  Ultimately, I was most consistent with the AP1's (with Dynamic Golf S300 shafts), which he noted and recommended.  So that's what I ordered.

Did you hit your RAZR's on the Track Man as well?  Was there a difference in distance and/or consistency?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't take any offense by this, but if you're a 36 handicap, are you a consistent enough ball striker so that the brand of club would make a significant difference? As long as the basics are fitted to you (length, lie, weight, etc), then I don't think the actual head would make a huge difference (assuming both are GI irons, as in this case).

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards and Achievements

was also recommended the nippon 1050 shaft...he basically said I should be using a light shaft but stiff.

I know what you mean by getting lefty gear. I really like the x forged, but I also like the titleist stuff. They are both really expensive clubs. Why do they recommend that you change the club head? It seems like the cheapest away is to just change the shafts. You can buy some dynamic gold S300 shafts for $18 a piece retail. I saw some for sale at dicks earlier for a bit less. They, generally, change the shaft for a discounted price if you buy the shafts from them. Changing the shafts should be less than $170. You did mentioned that you need lightweight stiff. I would suppose, based upon your 36 HC, that you are a beginning or novice player. If this is the case it might be better to get lessons until your swing is good. My coach is a clubfitter, and he recommends that my swing should also be stabilized (good) before fitting anything.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards and Achievements

Originally Posted by nickel_aTm

I don't know anything about the place you were fitted at, but the fact they have Track Man would suggest they're qualified overall.  When I was fitted last spring, I went in with zero preference for which irons I'd get.  The guy tried a LOT of head and shaft combinations.  Going into the fitting, I assumed he'd recommend Ping G20's or something along those lines due to maximum forgiveness.  Ultimately, I was most consistent with the AP1's (with Dynamic Golf S300 shafts), which he noted and recommended.  So that's what I ordered.

Did you hit your RAZR's on the Track Man as well?  Was there a difference in distance and/or consistency?

My clubs are the callaway razr x they came in third in dispersion but at the same time im still very inconsistent..distance the rocketbladez, burner 2.0 rbz tour and my clubs were all about the same.  I didnt get to try the AP1 because he did not have them.

Originally Posted by geauxforbroke

Don't take any offense by this, but if you're a 36 handicap, are you a consistent enough ball striker so that the brand of club would make a significant difference? As long as the basics are fitted to you (length, lie, weight, etc), then I don't think the actual head would make a huge difference (assuming both are GI irons, as in this case).

I'm not sure if I'm still a 36 handicapper I have not updated that in a while.  I do not take any offense and understand the logic behind your post. I'm still inconsistent but I have made much strides in my striking consistency.  I went with the intention of getting fitted for "my clubs" it veered to a recommendation of the ap1

Originally Posted by Lihu

I know what you mean by getting lefty gear. I really like the x forged, but I also like the titleist stuff. They are both really expensive clubs.

Why do they recommend that you change the club head? It seems like the cheapest away is to just change the shafts.

You can buy some dynamic gold S300 shafts for $18 a piece retail. I saw some for sale at dicks earlier for a bit less. They, generally, change the shaft for a discounted price if you buy the shafts from them. Changing the shafts should be less than $170.

You did mentioned that you need lightweight stiff. I would suppose, based upon your 36 HC, that you are a beginning or novice player. If this is the case it might be better to get lessons until your swing is good. My coach is a clubfitter, and he recommends that my swing should also be stabilized (good) before fitting anything.

I think this is an excellent recommendation I really do.  I may switch out the shafts..I'm not such a beginner anymore but I am still inconsistent...I do/have taken lessons. I was under the assumption based on golf pro and what i read on forums that even for a beginner it's important to get fitted.  based on my fitting yesterday it seems that it was geared more to mid to low handicap players.

I will look into changing out the shaft..I was considering the ap1 because if it was "better" than my current club and would help or be more game improving then I would want to go that route.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If I read this correctly, you went and got fitted. Hit a variety of clubs, and the fitter ended up recommending the AP1, and you didn't even hit it? How did he come to this conclusion? I'm shocked that you would consider spending money on a new set of AP1 irons, just because someone recommended them after seeing your numbers on Trackman, without said club being hit. I mean I understand you spent $175 on the fitting. Id tell the dude to minimally get you a 6i in lefty and hit it on his Trackman before you go and order an entire set. Sounds like the dude gets a spiff for selling Titelist and you received a biased opinion. Buyer be warned. When there is smoke, there's fire.
1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards and Achievements

hes going to try and get me an ap1 to try lefty...

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Originally Posted by infoe

hes going to try and get me an ap1 to try lefty...


Nice. Left handed anything seems to be hard to get.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards and Achievements

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • 2016 TST Partners

    GAME Golf
    PING Golf
    Lowest Score Wins
  • Posts

    • 1 Iron Golf Clubs
      So...finally broke 90 the other day....would have been better but for cored and sanded greens. Never struck the ball so well. Have been trialing the "Bobby Clampett" Impact Zone training, and focusing on a point forward of the ball...working a treat so far and my irons are way more solid. Time will tell whether it is a flash in the pan or a good move, but the range session are very encouraging. Played since xmas at all?
    • Donald Trump for president?
      Notice this comment ;)  Yea but he's been doing that since he's been in office. At least he hasn't wavered away from his agenda for how ever long he's been in office. He's not going to pass it. He's going to try.  Trump doesn't have an agenda except to his own ego. He doesn't care about America. He doesn't care about the American people. He's uses to screwing as many people over as possible. Heck, why not add Washington to the list.  For me I think Trump just sat back and thought, "you know what I can win the presidency." Then he's going about doing it. It's all about vanity nothing else.   
    • How Do You Decide Where to Play Golf
      This is a more difficult question for me to answer than it once was, so I selected "Other".   If I play locally, then I only have a couple of choices.  But this year I rejoined the Men's Club at my old home course, so that has now become my current home course even though it's a 2½ hour drive (about 150 miles).  I also play several other courses just as I feel like it, no one course by price because I can get varying deals at 30 or 40 Colorado courses with my Avid Golfer Passport.   A lot depends on how far I feel like driving, it may depend on when my brother drives down from Idaho to play for a few days, and it just depends on what I feel like.
    • Donald Trump for president?
      Isn't Bernie doing the same thing?  He's leading a witch hunt against big business and the wealthy.  Do you really believe he's going to pass a 90% income tax on the wealthy, outlaw guns, provide better free healthcare, increase the minimum wage to $15+ country wide and provide free college to everyone? They are both snake oil sales people appealing to the lowest common denominators of their parties.  Bernie may be more sincere about his beliefs, but that could just mean he's crazier too.
    • Jack or Tiger: Who's the Greatest Golfer?
      But that stat goes directly to Tiger's lack of longevity (to this point in time).  If he hadn't had the issues that he's had, he wouldn't have missed all of those recent starts.  I don't see how you can diss Jack for being competitive over a longer period, and then still making many starts (which attracted more money to the events just by his presence) after his competitive career was past.  I don't know what the numbers work out to age for age to the point when Tiger was no longer starting in Majors, but that has to be a more telling number.
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Images

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. glinks
      glinks
      (43 years old)
  • Blog Entries