Recently, Golf Digest released the ball portion of their annual Hot List, and as an added bonus, the guys at Bomb and Gouge go further into the ball fitting systems (or lack thereof) at each manufacturer's website (by the way, if you go there now, you can see a little bit of info about Titleist's newest driver, the 910). Upon visiting each of these myself, everything seemed eerily familiar. Then it hit me - most shaft manufacturers' websites have the same sort of wizard driven types of fitting tools. Kind of like the Island in Lost - each answer leads you to another question. With each answer comes more confusion, and next thing you know, you're at your keyboard, pressing "Execute" every 108 minutes in pure frustration!
While I don't doubt that these online fitting systems may come close to answering the ultimate question for you (what should I be playing?), it just seems like something is missing here. Can we not get some sort of standard rating systems for each individual piece of golf equipment?
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