I can almost understand paying $125 for a fitting to an individual/small shop who really knows what they are doing and has the proper equipment. I have a little problem with paying $85-100 to a big box sports or golf exclusive retailer for a fitting if I am buying clubs; not so much if the fitting is stand alone and can be applied to a club purchase within a reasonable time.
Forgive my ignorance, but of all the shafts available to achieve a torque, stiffness, and launch, can a $500 shaft be justified over a $250-300 shaft? If the person selling me that shaft is making 30-40%, my b/s monitor would be going crazy if they told me out of all the shafts available, the only one to meet my numbers was $500. Couldn't the difference in the absolute perfect $500 shaft and the next best $250 shaft be less than a yard of distance or dispersion?
Yes, this is partly cynical, but also ignorant/curious seeking knowledge.