a little background on me...i'm relatively new to the game of golf (a little less than 24 months). my first golf set was purchased off craigslist for $35 (driver, 3w, irons, wedges, putter, and stand bag). getting a whole set for 35 bucks gives you an idea of the caliber of equipment i was using.
after taking a few lessons, i began purchasing some nicer (yet still very used) clubs. my current driver is a Callawy FT9 Tour neutral(10.5*) with a stiff fukikara shaft. when i hit it on the nose, it's a thing of beauty, but i lack the consistency in performance that i would like. obviously, some additional lessons would help, but it has been recommended to me to "GO GET FITTED"
so, i went to the carolina golf expo a few weeks ago, and this is where the confusion began. i went to a golfsmith/golftec guy, and he put this vest on me and hooked me up to this machine. driver swing speed came in at 92-96mph. this was my first stop, and i didn't do much warming up.
still at the expo...next stop was the nike booth. guy doesn't have the golfsmith vest for me to wear, but he has a pretty elaborate setup. swing speeds (according to this guy) were in the 98-102 range.
still at the expo...next stop was the bridgestone ball fitting guys. i take some swings and they give me a printout that states my swing speed is in the 92-94 range
2 days later, i decide to go to my local golf galaxy location. i pay the 30 bucks for a driver fitting, and after several swings, my swing speed comes in in the 91-94 range
so my question is WHO DO I TRUST? i wasn't swinging extra hard at any of the golf expo booths or the golf galaxy location...yet i had results ranging from 91-102 mph?! assuming my swing speed is in the low 90s, i would probably go with a regular flex. however, if i'm looking at a swing in the mid-upper 90s, shouldn't i go stiff?
i enjoy golf enough that i plan on playing for a very long time. as i get better, should i expect my swing speed to improve drastically? (i'm 33yrs old, in pretty good shape, and a former baseball player...i could easily swing harder, but i lose all control when i do)