sorry for the wait..I got away from thesandtrap for a while and just kept playing the irons I currently have with the 950s. I should've abandoned all the speculation and just got fitted because for my swing speed the nippons were playing a 3.7 in flex frequency. (not acceptable) I got a little upset with the golf shop I originally bought the irons from seeing I was fitted so poorly. Since then they have acquired a simulator.
I went to a local golf ETC and swung a taylor
made iron for fitting purposes with the following shafts:
true temper dynamic gold s300
project x (id assume a 5.5?) id have to look at my print out which I currently am unaware where it is.
from a feel perspective I cant get why players like the project x...the shafts just feel incredibly heavy in the hands and un-balanced. Needless to say they resulted in the worse results. I dont know if I got solid hits even and the pro shop guy said that shaft doesn't need any more results haha
the best results were the kbs c-taper. I crushed all of them and they felt like butter. Which after the first shot I cringed. They are pricey shafts to be honest.
the true tempers were a pleasant surprise to me. Being the second best and only losing about at most 3 yards in difference on worst of shorts but very tight dispersion. I was worried the dgs hard hitting nature wouldnt work with my smoother swing. But the performace being at best identical to the c-taper, I made the order and was excited to get back on the course
grips were tacki mac it2 midsize.
first round without warmup I felt great and actually shot in the low 80s which for me was a good round and I had just started.
the next 4 out of 5 rounds were breaking 80. With the 5th being an 85. I felt great and realized now I'm finally where I need to be an made the right decision with the good ole reliable TT dynamic golds. I'm about a half club longer. (not much but at the courses I play its that difference from a lost ball to a phenom shot)
particular hole par 3, 3rd which plays to a 4 handicap. I believe its 169 and with a pond playing to the edge of 160 leaving a tough hole. Before with my Nippon 950gh i had to play a 5 iron because the 6 always ballooned just short. My 5 irons flights varied on the hole from ballooning short of the green STILL to pushed right and long
my first day with the S300s i played. 6 because i always should've been playing a 6 at that distance. And i put it pin seeking about 2 feet short of the hole. The rest of the round was about the same. I'd bought a Scotty Cameron studio style putter used and was getting used to it compared to my old Wilson 8002 style toe down. But the irons proved there place in my bag.
i forgot to mention the swing simulator analyzer measured me for a 5.8 frequency and due to fitting issues with my irons taper (I can't remember exactly the difficulty of it) it ended up easier to fit them to a 6.0 frequency.
I'm 23 and have been playing since i was 19 so i can probably grow into a 6.0 easily. So to anyone new to golf and feels their swing isnt strong enough for an S300 I suggest you at least try them. I'm lucky to have long arms (6'4") I can create enough speed with little effort. But the feel and sound of these wilsons are just fine.
sorry the long posts this process was long and before the fitting very frustrating not knowing what I did wrong when the ball sailed in every direction but where I was aimed. Now fitted, I've started to feel how to work the ball a bit, control the trajectory, distance. Gripping down on the club actually works and becomes second nature. Man am I a happy golfer
now...onto the wedges hahaha