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Well, I went and got a fitting today and while I can probably find something to do with the information gained it wasn't a particularly helpful experience.

At the end of the day, the dude told me I needed stiff flex irons and regular flex driver... Though I have my questions about the monitor.  It had me popping a 6i with a club head speed of about 80 mph (I think the average was 77).  Best was 82mph for 198 yards.

But my DRIVER club head speed was averaging around 85mph.  I might have developed a tendency to try and keep my whippy driver shaft under control.  Anyway, the problem THERE that I'm mostly curious about was my problems with launch angle.

Driver is Cleveland Comp 460 10.5* with 45g Grafalloy PL Blue R-flex.  I was ballooning that thing 19-25* on the monitor.  I do believe that, because it's the problem that got me in there wanting to try out shafts in the first place.

I started asking the guy about kick points and his summary was "You need a regular flex."

I pressed around, trying to find something about shaft properties, and I came away understanding that he wanted me to get a 9* or less driver head with a 'regular flex' shaft.

Is it really that simple?  'Cause it feels like I didn't quite come away with the Complete Fitting Experience for my money.

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Seems like you already figured out the sad truth, but that was pretty much a complete waste of time. The data you did get is rubbish (82mph 6i isn't going 198 yards unless you play on the moon) and it sounds like the "fitter" was just about competent enough to turn the machine on in the morning. If you want to get some decent advice, you'll need to find a pro or a custom clubmaker who actually knows what he's doing. Whereabouts are you?

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Originally Posted by Stretch

Seems like you already figured out the sad truth, but that was pretty much a complete waste of time. The data you did get is rubbish (82mph 6i isn't going 198 yards unless you play on the moon) and it sounds like the "fitter" was just about competent enough to turn the machine on in the morning. If you want to get some decent advice, you'll need to find a pro or a custom clubmaker who actually knows what he's doing. Whereabouts are you?


Fayetteville, Arkansas.  Most if not all of the teaching pros are absorbed by the University.  (It's kind of a pain when the standard recommendation to any question is 'Get a Lesson', since I've yet to find an instructor that uses video... while telling me how 'Aggressively Rolling Hands at Impact' will cure my driver push)

Anyway, I don't really have the budget to go make a Project out of it and fly to Kansas City/Dallas/Wherever... and, like you say, I realized the Professional Fitting wasn't particularly professional.

Just trying to hope that some of the data might carry over here to get me SOME sort of information. *laugh*  Problem:  Driver too High.  (My real-life 6 iron can get in the mid-180's, at least?)

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Prolaunch reds are cheap. Buy a stiff and throw it in and see if that helps.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas.  Most if not all of the teaching pros are absorbed by the University.  (It's kind of a pain when the standard recommendation to any question is 'Get a Lesson', since I've yet to find an instructor that uses video... while telling me how 'Aggressively Rolling Hands at Impact' will cure my driver push)

Anyway, I don't really have the budget to go make a Project out of it and fly to Kansas City/Dallas/Wherever... and, like you say, I realized the Professional Fitting wasn't particularly professional.

Just trying to hope that some of the data might carry over here to get me SOME sort of information. *laugh*  Problem:  Driver too High.  (My real-life 6 iron can get in the mid-180's, at least?)



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These guys look good and are highly recommended elsewhere online. 3 hours from you, though.

http://www.arkansasgolfcenter.com/golf/proto/centralarkansasgolfacademy/home/home.htm

Closer option in Ft. Smith.

http://golfetcfortsmith.com/Home_Page.php

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one thing he didn't do was to measure the ACTUAL loft of the driver you were hitting.  you can't rely on the number that is stamped on the bottom.  also need to know WHERE on the face your CONSISTENT contacts were.  good luck in your search for a good clubfitter.

wouldn't you know that i keep finding guys like you everywhere but here in Nashville?  cart to move?  lot's of nice (and cheap) courses around here!!

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