Fitting is a good thing for sure. A bit overrated overall though. But for you specifically I think your time and money would be better spent with instruction. With a 30+ hcp you’ll get a pretty rapid improvement at first. You’ll probably make some significant changes to your current swing but nothing at this point that would be significantly affected by tweaking a standard set of steel, stiff shafts.
Day 149 - May 26, 2020
Full swing work again. This is going to be almost everything that I do.
Another interesting day. Went to the range at about 6:30. Fortunately the back end is in the shade. Started off hitting some half swing 7I. Did not go well. Had no feel for the swing, began searching. Hit some 8I. Chipped some drivers. Hit some wedges. More 7I. Almost none good. Some fine, but I knew they were not done "properly."
Toward the end, found a feeling when I decided to hit some 5I. Not sure why… but I had the feeling and striped a bunch of 5I in a row. Left on a high note.
But not before hitting a bunch of pitches and chips. Longer ones, 30-40 yards.
Is anyone experiencing any problems getting tee times at your club?
My home club is doing 15-min intervals (used to be 7-mins) so the availability has been cut in half. Since reopening at the beginning of May, I have been having difficulties securing a tee time, both during the week and on the weekends. Weekends are especially bad when we get 90+ tee requests but the club only has 50 available. It is very frustrating to have to stalk the tee sheet for cancellations...but lots of members just don’t show up or they block their slot to play as single/doubles, and my club is doing nothing about it...
@Piz - that's what I feel like. They all seem about the same in reading the reviews, which is why it's so confusing. I'm thinking any set that's 6-W, 4H, 5H will be fine. I hit the 5i ok (that's a relative statement 🙂 ), but feel like the 5H will be more forgiving.
@Vinsk - thanks, I wasn't sure on the fitting, but it seems to be the "go to" advise on most forums. I'm 5'9' and from what I remember tend to have higher than average club speed, but I think that's more related to poor form than anything else.