Ok, so...Im 30, 6'3" 200lbs and played to about an 8 handicap this past season here in upstate NY. my current bag looks like this:
46" Titleist 910D2 9.5* Project X 7C3 6.0 shaft set to A1
43.5" Titleist 910F 15* Project X 8C4 6.0 shaft set to C3
43" Titleist 904F 19* YS-6 R-Flex
Titleist AP-1 3I-PW with DG R-300 shafts (+1/2", 2* up)
Titleist Vokey spin milled 52*
Titleist 200 series 58*
Titleist Scotty Cameron 35" Squareback #2 with red "Baby T" grip
(noooo im not a titleist club ***** ROFL)
I've been having major issues of late with over-drawing the ball or a downright hook (right handed) with my irons... Automatic assumption being due to the irons having regular flex shafts in them versus the stiff flex in the driver/3wood. Of course being christmas time i asked for $ towards a new set of irons. ultimately i got $450 to put towards a new set from my parents, a $200 christmas bonus from work and ive got a little money set aside as well, so i headed to my local proshop (www.northway8golf.com) last night to start my fitting process.
I've been downright DROOLING for a set of 712MB's but figured id hit the CB's as well to at least get a comparison.
Mark, my fitter sets up a CB with the DG S-300 shaft +1/2" to warm up with a little and see how it felt. Mind you all that its my first time swinging a club since mid October due to the chilly weather in NY. It felt long and soft off the face but felt like the shaft was still very "whippy". thats the best way i can describe it, and i still had a few that were going hard left on me.
I told mark id really like to hit the MB and see how that felt in comparison. so he set up the club with a 6.0 Project X shaft in the MB and had me hit a few shots. The left miss was GONE. everything felt VERY solid off of that combination and we wanted to get some numbers to compare.
Mark sets up the launch monitor behind me and starts the program on the laptop and has me hit a few balls with the project X and MB set up to see what kind of numbers i was getting with the 6 iron. I hit 5 shots and the numbers were relatively shocking for me... looking for input from other members here on what they think..the run down from what i can remember are as follows:
swing speed: ranging from 97 to 104.7mph
ball speed ~128mph
launch angle: 22.5*
carry yardage: 177
total yardage: 188
spin rate: ~5250-5500
keep in mind these are pretty much averages in 25* weather with VERY cold golf balls that were sitting outside all day. These numbers just seem high to me. I dont want to base my purchase solely on numbers but everything is pointing towards the px 6.0 as being the "go to" shaft for me. im shocked at the swing speeds as well... ~105mph swing speed with a 6 iron?! if these speeds are true though and ive been playing with regular flex shafts in my irons for the past 5 years, how much have they been hurting my game?
anyways, thoughts on the numbers and suggestions from any other members would be appreciated! thanks in advance!
oh and PS... i will be going back sunday afternoon to continue with the fitting to try out more shaft options just to narrow this down 100% and make sure im getting the right set up for my game.