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13 hours ago, Knockglock said:

Thank you, that's extremely helpful!  Yeah, I believe it was a GC Quad.  Good to know it's more accurate than the Trackman indoors.  Do you have any thoughts on the stiff versus extra stiff shaft or the Apex versus the Mavrik?

My thoughts are stiff, Apex, get the lie adjusted and stick to the second fitter. Everything that they told you seems right on the money. You need to trust that this is the best decision and go play some golf. This is what my fitter buddy tells me when I start making myself crazy as he doubles as my golf psychologist. Make sure to update us so we can have closure. 🤣 Good luck! 

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2 hours ago, Adam C said:

Stiff will in theory give you a slightly higher ball flight/higher spin/slightly more closed face. This is what should happen. Usually very small amount just going between flexes though, ie stiff vs S or R vs S. Bigger influence again is the weight of the shaft and this is extra important b/c you are looking at KBS who weights by stiffness. Other brands don't have 10g weight differences between flexes in a certain shaft model so all the differences we discussed would be even less. Since KBS does this, just want to be aware of it. I think stiff weight is still plenty heavy for you.

You already hit the differences between the heads. Mav slightly more forgiving heel to toe, slightly higher, stronger lofts. Apex slightly less forgiving but better overall dispersion, slightly shorter, forged so they can be bent for lies and lofts. Mavs can usually only bend a degree or so without sending to Callaway.

Thank you as always for a very informative post!  I really appreciate it.  

2 hours ago, TourSpoon said:

My thoughts are stiff, Apex, get the lie adjusted and stick to the second fitter. Everything that they told you seems right on the money. You need to trust that this is the best decision and go play some golf. This is what my fitter buddy tells me when I start making myself crazy as he doubles as my golf psychologist. Make sure to update us so we can have closure. 🤣 Good luck! 

Thanks, TourSpoon!  That's basically where I'm leaning right now, but having a hard time pulling the trigger.  Looks like there are long wait times unfortunately so I won't be able to play with the new clubs for a while still!

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20 minutes ago, Knockglock said:

Thank you as always for a very informative post!  I really appreciate it.  

Thanks, TourSpoon!  That's basically where I'm leaning right now, but having a hard time pulling the trigger.  Looks like there are long wait times unfortunately so I won't be able to play with the new clubs for a while still!

Do it. Do it! So we can all get some sleep! 🤣

I am just kidding you. But really, just do it! You put in your due diligence, time to pull the trigger! 

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On 8/28/2020 at 12:34 PM, Knockglock said:

Thank you as always for a very informative post!  I really appreciate it.  

Thanks, TourSpoon!  That's basically where I'm leaning right now, but having a hard time pulling the trigger.  Looks like there are long wait times unfortunately so I won't be able to play with the new clubs for a while still!

What kind of wait times are they giving you estimates of? 

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35 minutes ago, RFKFREAK said:

What kind of wait times are they giving you estimates of? 

Actually not too bad on examination, if I buy directly from the manufacturer depending on what set exactly I get it's 5-7 days to 1-2 weeks.

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36 minutes ago, Knockglock said:

Actually not too bad on examination, if I buy directly from the manufacturer depending on what set exactly I get it's 5-7 days to 1-2 weeks.

That doesn't seem like too bad of a wait. I was talking to the fitter I'm working with and keep bringing up the G410, which I've hit and liked because they look clean at address compared to my current Cobra F9s.

I'm going back in next Friday the 4th to test the new Mizuno Hot Metals, but he's said I should just forget about Ping. He said he placed an order for a customer this week and Ping told him early December, but it could be sooner. When he asked them what "sooner" meant, they said, "it might be early November."

He said Callaway is probably 2-4 weeks at this point (and that most of the OEMs other than PING are around the 2-4 week time frame). Though when I go to Callaway and plug everything in, it tells me 1-2 weeks.

I'll be interested to see what Mizuno says if I end up going with the Hot Metals over the Mavrik.

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47 minutes ago, Knockglock said:

Actually not too bad on examination, if I buy directly from the manufacturer depending on what set exactly I get it's 5-7 days to 1-2 weeks.

Yeah, not bad at all.  When I ordered my irons three years ago it took 2 weeks.  Longest two week wait evar! :-$

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25 minutes ago, NativeTxn said:

That doesn't seem like too bad of a wait. I was talking to the fitter I'm working with and keep bringing up the G410, which I've hit and liked because they look clean at address compared to my current Cobra F9s.

I'm going back in next Friday the 4th to test the new Mizuno Hot Metals, but he's said I should just forget about Ping. He said he placed an order for a customer this week and Ping told him early December, but it could be sooner. When he asked them what "sooner" meant, they said, "it might be early November."

He said Callaway is probably 2-4 weeks at this point (and that most of the OEMs other than PING are around the 2-4 week time frame). Though when I go to Callaway and plug everything in, it tells me 1-2 weeks.

I'll be interested to see what Mizuno says if I end up going with the Hot Metals over the Mavrik.

Yeah, Callaway was what I was looking at, that's exactly what it told me as well.  Oof.  It would be so hard to wait until November/December for new clubs.  Especially when my irons at least are too short for me.  Are you going to hit the G410?  I looked at that and I liked its looks as well.  What are your thoughts on the Mavrik irons versus the Apex ones?  That's basically what I'm picking between.  

14 minutes ago, RFKFREAK said:

Yeah, not bad at all.  When I ordered my irons three years ago it took 2 weeks.  Longest two week wait evar! :-$

Haha, it really will be!  

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I ordered my F9 from Cobra and it took 3 weeks and my current order is at the 3 week mark and I am still waiting on the 3 wood. In fairness their website says its 2-3 weeks before shipping but come on! I want to hit that bad boy! 

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4 hours ago, Knockglock said:

Yeah, Callaway was what I was looking at, that's exactly what it told me as well.  Oof.  It would be so hard to wait until November/December for new clubs.  Especially when my irons at least are too short for me.  Are you going to hit the G410?  I looked at that and I liked its looks as well.  What are your thoughts on the Mavrik irons versus the Apex ones?  That's basically what I'm picking between.  

Haha, it really will be!  

I hit the Pings at a free Ping fitting a few weeks ago and again at this formal fitting. I still like them, though the results weren't quite as good as the Mavrik or the T300s I was hitting (which I was hitting almost identically).

I'm going going back next week to hit the new Mizuno Hot Metals and will compare them to the Mavrik. And hopefully, I'll have a better day then because I was sort of off and tense this past week for some reason.

I went in hoping to fit into the T300 because I liked the look of them overall, but the sound on them was...strange. It definitely wasn't what I was expecting, and I'm not sure if I could get used to it or not.

I liked the Mavrik overall. Good sound. Felt good, even on mishits and they weren't too punishing.

I'll be interested to see how the Hot Metals compare, as I've played Mizuno in the past. The fitter told me he expects that I should be able to get at least as much, if not more, distance from the HMs than the Mavrik and in a better looking head (though I didn't dislike the look of the Mavrik, other than it may have had a bit more offset that I would like and am used to, but nothing I couldn't get over if the results are strong).

I didn't hit the Apex, but from what I understand, it may depend on what you're looking for in terms of forgiveness, as I believe the Mavrik is designed to be more forgiving overall. I've read mostly great reviews for both the Mavrik and Apex, and I think a lot of it will depend on how you like the looks and feel of each, and it seems like you won't go wrong with either as long as you get the right shaft in them.

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