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Hi everyone. I bought a used set of ping g-10's that were web fitted for me by the store, Yellow dot's (1.5" upright from standard). I've been to the range and a couple of games and they just do not feel right so today, I scribbled jiffy on the back of a few balls and hit them.

I am hitting all the pings off centre (towardsthe toe but still in the grooves, the entire impact is in the grooves). I hit a standard club and it is dead centre but thin (Hitting the ball at the top, which was my problem with my standard x-18's). Looking at the pics, is it my swing that needs re=adjusting (from 4 years of compensating for a standard) or did the web fitting put the wrong club in my hands?

Any feedback is appreciated.

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I don't know the answer for sure, but my guess is it isn't the clubs. You can easily start hitting properly fitted clubs off the toe, towards the heel, all sorts of mishits.

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Thanks srjorion and ks8829 for taking the time to respond.

My problems are resolved. I was chatting with a friend at work and he had the same problem after switching from standard to custom fit clubs. Basically, he demonstrated what my swing looked like with a standard club and what it needs to look like with a 1.5 club. He told me to move closer to the ball and take a more straight up and down swing (rather than swinging around), and pull my arms up closer to my body. He said it would take awhile to get used to. I hit the driving range after work and tried this and was hitting off the heal. 1 bucket later I figured out where I need to stand now and worked on a more upright swing and it was all sweet spot. I hit two more buckets to hone it in and can even hit my 3 wood long with this swing. I really like the pings because I can't feel the ball off the sweet spot but it has a lot of feedback when hit wrong (though it still gives good distance and is relatively straight). By the last bucket I was able to fade and draw. Swing still feels wierd but it's a lot of years to undo and change. My back felt better (usually I'm toast after 1 bucket) and my weight transfer is definitely better, probably because I am not bending over as far to get the swing through. The best part was I was able to do the full backswing our golf pro was trying to get me to do when I took lessons (I was doing a 3/4 swing in order to make solid contact, a full swig brought so many surprises, right, left, straight, fat thin, I never really knew what was going to happen). It's a shame the course will be closed in about 25 days. I also noticed that my wrists automatically hinge and release now (due to the angle of the swing?) so that's two swing thoughts I do not have to worry about anymore. At the end I hit 9/10 onto the 150 yard practice green and this is something I have never done. In the end, I am completely blown away by how much the club made a difference.

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