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I got a fitting yesterday

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My wonderful wife suggested that I get new golf clubs. So I threw out a really big number I told her it could cost 5 grand. She looked at me and said honey you’re worth it go get what you want!  Well after I picked my jaw up I made an appointment.  
   I went to the Arkansas Golf Center in Conway Arkansas. The fitting was $75 with A $25 tip. And was a full bag fitting.  I thought my problem was age and needed lightweight graphite shafts for distance. I liked the ping g710 and the titliest AP3 and mizuno hot metals but was open to anything.  After. About 10 shots. mike told me don’t look at this shaft till I tell you just hit it. And we will start narrowing down heads.  I hit everything but it ended up as a choice between the Mizuno hot metals and the Ping G410 irons. I hit the Ping irons higher and farther with the same spin on average with the same shaft. So I picked them. I wanted 6 - sand wedge. With a hybrid as my 4 iron.  The power spec lofts fit me to allow me to keep my ping eye 2 sand wedge 57.5 degree. And have the lofts go down in good increments from there

i wanted a 4 wood because I have trouble hitting off the deck with my 13 degree callaway. I ended up with the ping g410 3 wood lifted up to 16 degrees. And my average carry was at 216 yards. With the matching hybrid carrying around 195. Everything was super solid 

I was handed the Ping G410 SFT driver and was getting tired but still managed to hit it average carry of 220 -230  I’m good with that  

 I was finally allowed to look at the shaft and he had put me in a 130 gram Steel shaft with a heavy evenflow wood shafts and explained what the computer had shown him  I have a 90 mph 3/4 swing averages with an upright swing and a fast tempo  he explained the reason I was missing the weaker less heavy shafts was that I never gave the club a chance to catch up  and he was right   My dispersal pattern was about 1/3 of normal  the yellow dot helped   
      I picked g410 SFT driver $399   G420 SFT 3 wood $259   G410 hybrid /22 degrees $219   G410 irons 6-sw $ 787  and a new putter odyssey ten $299 B2C51553-34CC-4EF4-93DA-009C5C59926B.thumb.png.6ea3834e5184a328a042ed8c973ce4bc.png09B034FE-D8BC-473A-81CD-32DF6C0D363C.thumb.png.e1cf4536d5c7023caab29efd9c848b6f.pngwhich once shown the tech behind it I felt that I couldn’t miss align it  total out the door $2150  

For those of you that like to say I’m trying to buy a game   Please know  2200 bucks ain’t gonna kill me   I live on a golf course with a paid for home  am a member of the club  own 2 carts and we take golf trips  I live 300 yards from the driving range and practice a lot  and my 15 handicap is coming down  

 In 34 years of playing golf this is the first time I have ever bought new clubs  and the fitting was an eye opener  my old clubs were set up completely opposite of what I needed  and I can’t wait till they come in  I’ve played ping eye 2 irons since I was 17 and love them  but I sure am looking forward to my sexy new sticks  thanks to my wonderful wife!!!!

  

 

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That's great. Regards to your wife. Let us know how they work out for you?

My wife did the same for me years ago but it was for a $40K boat, 

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Wow nice wife! Mine let me buy a $35,000 camper, but it turned out she likes to camp just as much as I do. My golf purchases, however, must be on the DL.

Nothing quite like new clubs, especially if you get fitted correctly, it can make all the difference. Thank god I work at a golf course though. While $2 grand wouldn't break the bank, I've never paid retail for a golf club so I am one cheap SOB. $400 for a driver and $125+ a club for irons just makes me cringe. 

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Good deal. I'm not married so can buy what I want but I'm a little too cheap for all that. I guess if you piece all together my clubs may approach $1500. But I buy irons, hybrids and woods at different times so it doesn't seem to hurt as bad. Ha.

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@WarrenBCongrats on the new sticks. 

Sounds like you had a great experience. Your wife sounds like a keeper. Enjoy the clubs and time with the spouse. 

I would never say "You are trying to buy a better game", I have actually been fit for new irons last year. If freaking spring will ever get here I'm itching to get out there on the course and play them. 

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21 minutes ago, ChetlovesMer said:

If freaking spring will ever get here I'm itching to get out there on the course and play them. 

Don't jinx it dude!

@WarrenB

Remember you need to be patient adjusting to your new clubs. 

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19 hours ago, WarrenB said:

My wonderful wife suggested that I get new golf clubs. 

Well worth it for her to get you out of the house for 4-5 hours when her boytoy comes over for a "visit

Enjoy the new clubs and have fun !!!

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Congrats @WarrenB! New clubs are just awesome. Once I’m back to full swings I think I’m gonna take the plunge, again. Enjoy those shiny new sticks!

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Nice to have a set of shiny new sticks to enjoy. But now, the real question - will you come on back here and let us know if it improved your game? Or are you scoring just the same as before?

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3 hours ago, Archie Bunker said:

Nice to have a set of shiny new sticks to enjoy. But now, the real question - will you come on back here and let us know if it improved your game? Or are you scoring just the same as before?

I am truly interested in that as well.  I hope his HC drops like a rock, and would love to hear feedback after 20 rounds or so.  I think it makes a huge difference, but like the golf swing, there is 'feel' of what  I think I may be doing and the reality of what is really occurring in my swing.  

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