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post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

Hello all, I am new to the forum. I am currently taking some lesson, and have a set of callaway x20s.  I was not fit for them, just bought them off the shelf, so was thinking of having a fitting done once my swing is more consistent.

 

Anyways that led me to pings site with their web fitting.  

Has anyone used this and how accurate have you found it to be for a fitting?  After I entered all my measurements, it told me I would fit a maroon dot.  That is like 4 degrees upright and just seems kind of far from standard.

 

Thanks

post #2 of 15

While it's a good tool to get an idea and I'm sure some people have used it to success it's not exact or nearly as good as a real fitting. I'd say go to your local golf shop and get a real fitting.

post #3 of 15

I was a black dot for the web fitting and when I was fitted by the local golf store . ymmv , Mark

post #4 of 15

I used the Ping Webfit and I also was a maroon dot. I think that if you are taller, having the more upright lie angle and longer shafts should help.

 

I ended up finding a killer deal on I3 irons (silver) but they were +1 inch. I think having the extra inch definately has helped me.

 

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Originally Posted by sturgeon View Post

Anyways that led me to pings site with their web fitting.  

Has anyone used this and how accurate have you found it to be for a fitting?  After I entered all my measurements, it told me I would fit a maroon dot.  That is like 4 degrees upright and just seems kind of far from standard.

 

 

post #5 of 15

Primarily the web fitting and the pro shop fitting are pretty much the same aside from hitting off of the impact board in the pro shop. Not exactly sure if that is needed, but it cant hurt i suppose. 

post #6 of 15
So is there much else to it for the ping fitting besides hitting board? I'm 5'10" and I'm 2 degrees up right hitting of the hit board. I believe that's a yellow dot. So is that all they need to know for the fitting.

Where does shaft lenght and stiffness come in. With my iron swing speed I'm sure I would need stiff.

Anyway let me know plan on getting the ping fitting this week. But this will be done in a store and not at a club with a driving range?
post #7 of 15
Oh and I'm still playin the ping copper irons hahahaha!!! They are black dot so needless to say they aren't fitted for me!
post #8 of 15

Depending on your height and the distance from your fingertips to ground you should be able to determine club length. From what i can tell standard club length pretty much applies unless you are taller than about 6'2. shaft flex is primarily dependent on swing speed and strength. You will sacrafice a little distance with a stiffer flex but in return you will get more consistent accuracy.

post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 

The site said I was standard length, but maroon dot. I am about 5'10".

I have noticed that when i stand more upright where I feel natural, and hit off the mat at the driving range, that the green plastic from the mat is always on the toe end of my irons.

Lately I have had a bad outside inside down swing and I am taking lessons to fix some things.  I thought this down swing might have caused the toe to hit the mat but today at the range as I worked on keeping the same swing path in my back swing and down swing, I noticed the green plastic was still on the  toe and my shots where not consistent in yardage.

 

I decided to change my stance so that my knees where much more bent (or at least felt like they were), so that I could hold the club at a different angle than my more upright stance.  This different stance sort of put the club head at a more upright angle, and wouldn't you know, I was hitting the ball much straighter and much more consistent.

 

I am going to mention this at my next lesson on Friday, and see if I can set up a club fitting if the instructor thinks my swing is consistent enough.

 

Can my x20's be bent upright 4 degrees if need be, or will I have to purchase new clubs?

 

 

post #10 of 15

 

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Originally Posted by 406bogeys View Post

Depending on your height and the distance from your fingertips to ground you should be able to determine club length. From what i can tell standard club length pretty much applies unless you are taller than about 6'2. shaft flex is primarily dependent on swing speed and strength. You will sacrafice a little distance with a stiffer flex but in return you will get more consistent accuracy.

 

There's slightly more to it than just hitting it shorter and straighter... you will also hit it lower with less spin plus it could lead to hitting a lot of weak fades. 

 

 

I will say it again the Pings online fitting is good for a general idea but it's not nearly as good as a real fitting. You are going to spend a lot of money make sure you get what fits you best.

post #11 of 15
So is it nessecary to be fitted on a outside range? I don't have that option around here. Unless I travel. So is instore fitting fine with launch monitors?
post #12 of 15

I did mine in a golf shop on launch monitors and really feel like they got everything right. its nice to be able to see swing speed and trajectory in the fitting process. 

post #13 of 15

the only thing that I don't like about monitors is not seeing the flight of the ball. I would recommend hitting them outside before purchasing. You play the game outside, so try them out outside.

post #14 of 15

I am also a bit surprised at the results. I got across the board recommendations to play a stiff flex shaft. I have played about 30 years with r Flex shafts, down to as low as a 5 handicap. I am wondering if the stock Ping shafts play soft to flex. I even went back and re did the fitting dropping the yardage for the respective clubs a bot in case my numbers were a bit exaggerated (we can all be prone to that). I had run the 7 iron through at 145m and 135 and driver at 240m and 230m, always came back wit S Flex. I was pretty comfortable my numbers were about on the money. I am not overly scientific about the measurements, but I am very comfortable with the iron numbers and playing on the course I routinely have about 140-160m left to the pin on a dead straight 400m par four.

 

Any thoughts on how the Ping stock shafts play to flex compared to other OEMs. I have done a pretty thorough fitting years ago, and more recently in big box stores and have always come away with R Flex.

 

I am feeling like its time to treat myself to a decent PING bag and I am now in a quandry re this flex issue and don't really have access to a pro shop. There is no golf shop at all in Mozambique, so it needs a trip to SA to get a proper fitting!

post #15 of 15

The PING nFlightWeb gives you a good starting point for testing their equipment. Note the warning at the bottom of the printout:

The Set Recommendation displayed above are helpful, but they are not a substitute for a complete fitting session with a Ping certified fitting specialist.

 

Recently I test-hit the i25 and G25 irons. I did best with the G25 + CRS.Rflex shaft (standard length). That's what the FLWeb indicated. But for lie angle, FLWeb suggested Yellow dot (1.5* upright). In lie board fittings I come in at Black (standard) or Red (.75* flat).

 

The recommended specs for G25 driver pretty well match those of my RazrFit.

 

The one interesting point is the putter recommendation. FlWeb recommends a 34.5" shaft on an Anser 2, but putter fittings for both my Ping Pal (similar to Anser) and B60 both put me at 33".

 

Note: I really like that stock CFS.Rflex shaft. A tad heavier than some of the lightweight steel tubes coming down the line. I could feel the club at the top, but the shaft was lively through the ball... Good loft without ballooning.

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