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fitting advice needed!

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

I have ben playing a set of Ping ISI white dots since the 90's.  I absolutely love them and hit them incredibly well.  I do however want to keep up to date with technology (which I obviously have not done).  My question is simple.  According to ping, I should be hitting a black dot, which is standard (0 degrees upright).  Is it possible that I have tailored my game to fit the wrong clubs?  The white dots are 3 degrees upright.

 

I never got fitted for my set as I bought them used.  Should I get fitted again or just get another set of white dots?

post #2 of 11
I'm no expert on club fitting but if you like the white dot AND hit them WELL, I saw get another set of white dots. You may switch to black dots and start to see your shots leak right.
post #3 of 11
When you say according to PING, do you mean by measuring your wrist to floor, etc?
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 

yep!

post #5 of 11
That is a static fitting, it is based on averages. The dynamic is when you hit off the lie board and that is much more personalized to your swing. If it is possible, this is the preferred method for fitting since it would be with the clubs you are going to get and you are actually hitting balls.
post #6 of 11

I'm surprised a Ping authorized fitter would tell you you need a particular lie without having you hit the strike board, that is what it is for. I would find a dealer that will do a proper fitting. I would not recommend just buying white dot clubs without first getting a fitting.

post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 

A Ping dealer didn't do the static fitting.  I did the measurements with the help of my gf and plugged them into the site.  Like Ive said before, I hit my current white dots as purely as possible, but I just want to make sure that I couldn't be getting more out of my clubs with new technology!

post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by dug160 View Post

A Ping dealer didn't do the static fitting.  I did the measurements with the help of my gf and plugged them into the site.  Like Ive said before, I hit my current white dots as purely as possible, but I just want to make sure that I couldn't be getting more out of my clubs with new technology!
Ping has changed their color code chart in the last few years. I was fit for green dot in the 90`s and now I'm a white dot. Go get fit for the proper shaft. IMO clubheads are just a preference. On Pings website they only push "their" shafts. They may not be for you.
post #9 of 11
Yeah, everyone is getting at what I was getting at. If you are able to, a full and proper fitting would be best. If you're not able to, go with results. If you hit your white dot irons great, don't change. Do check out if the color code has changed though and go with whatever the new equivalent to the old white code is. I would not recommend simply going off of your static fitting (I.e. black dot). While that is helpful knowledge for a fitter, like PGA said, those are very rough averages. Better than nothing, but not better than a dynamic fitting or actual results. Hope this helps.
post #10 of 11

Get fit if your swing has changed than you get fit for what it is now there is no worries and you can swing with a new confidence. That way you know your clubs are just for your swing now. Getting fit wont hurt a thing.

post #11 of 11

If you want to go with Ping get fitted. I am a black dot until I hit the irons then I went to yellow. This is because i stand a bit upright and have a issue once in a while hitting the toe.

I have been fit for 2* up with other clubs but i wanted to keep it a bit lower i am only 5'8". Also I have some issue with my hands and fingures getting really sore and had a plus 1 wrap done to help.

Static starts it off from there you start to hit different heads and finally hit off the board. If you are not going to get fit the above advice see what your white was and what the new color is. If you have at least the opportunity to hit off the board then do that. If you find out your swing changes after 3 to 6 months plus you can send them pack to Ping they will readjust and put a new color dot on as well as register the new postision lie in there system to keep track. If not mistaken you can adjust the lie on the new G25 4* +/-.

If you are not going with Ping hit off the board to get the correct lie most clubs can get adjusted at the shop you buy them at only Callaway and Ping from what i understand have to be sent out.

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