I'm in the market for a new hybrid and am looking for suggestions. Let me start by saying that I am a notorious cheapskate and always looking to maximize value.
So I started out looking at a generation older club to save some money and was debating between the Ping 410 ($169 new) and the Callaway Epic Flash ($199). I had kind of settled on the Callaway figuring that the fact that it was a bit newer and adjustable where the Ping wasn't so therefore worth the extra $20, Then I started to wonder is a new Callaway Mavrik might be worth the extra $50 over the Flash. Unfortunately I don't know if I'll have much luck demoing the older clubs as the stores tend not to keep older demo clubs around. Best I could probably do it tape up a new club, so I'm not sure I can tell much from hitting them.
So, can anyone provide any feedback on the clubs I'm considering, or are there better options?
I used to have a really high ball flight. it was pretty routine for the ball to be in or an inch from the pitch mark. I have several pics I took over the years of the ball embedded in the green. I KNEW where my wedges would land. Injuries have altered my swing and now I have a lot less arc. On a completely unrelated note, I tend to hit a club weaker than I used to and routinely see the ballrun off the green at which point I mutter aspersions against the green not holding...truth is, I needed that trajectory to control my distance.
that is the best reason I can imagine for a high trajectory...distance control.
Any golfer can get fitted for their golf clubs, it's a matter of how much you'll be getting out of the fitting session.
For a relatively new golfer to the game, the benefit might not be as obvious as someone have been playing the game for awhile. How can you fit a golfer when the golfer's game is still evolving and changing ? So, you might get some benefit out of the equipment fitting if you don't expect the fitting to change your game drastically.
I caution using the word drastically, because going from a 12 handicap index to an 8 is a drastic change in relative short time. Going from a 23 index to a 15 in one season is drastic. Going from an 8 index to a 2 will also be drastic in a short timing.
Most the golfers will never drop below a double digit index if they're only the weekend warriors .
Imagine giving a relatively new driver a world class sports car..... how much can the driver do with it ? But.... if one has the dough to blow, why not pretend he is the F1 driver.
Like I said before, I’m not a good player, plus I only play once a week. Our local dealer wanted $875 for a 6-A wedge. I wound up buying a used set of 714 AP1’s in great shape from a guy in a neighboring town. They are a 5-A wedge, but I’m going to re-grip them, so I’ll be all in at about $310.
Those T300 irons sure are nice looking though.