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Long story short,  went and got fully fit and walked out with the following specs:

- Ping G, yellow dot, CFS Distance, stiff

Basically as off the shelf as you can get.  At the time I was swinging massively over the top and the fitter kept telling me to after it.   My swing's evolved and  

Got the clubs just under 30 days (snagged some G30's instead) and three things have gone on:

- hosel city / shanks 

- fade city (10-15 yds)

- massive loss of distance (20-30 yds per club) 

I've sent the clubs back and gotten a refund but the fitter swears up and down that the fits good and it's all just me not adjusting.     He definitely did the one goal I asked, which was to give me a one way miss. 

My prior irons which I pulled back out where handme down Adams Blue which I immediately hit a massively better.  These do feel a bit noodley to me.  

Key differences:

- weight of shaft (85 g as opposed to 110 g)

- length of clubs (finding sweet spot)

- 2 way miss is back, +/- 10 yds

Based on my relative sample size, I think the weight of the shaft more than anything was messing me up and forcing my transition to change.  Based on recent evolvr feedback, I'd gotten handsy.   That and the extra length on the CFS distance  For reference this is what I was measuring on the flight scope. 

5 iron speed was: 88.3 mph
Driver: 102 mph

and I play a Gallfory ProLaunch Regular in my driver and according to GG, my average over the last 10 rounds is 261 yds. 

So yee sandtrap gurus,  any thoughts on what a good lighter shaft that comes in the 95-100 range and has some stiffness to it?

I'd like be armed with some knowledge when I try the big box fitting route this time.  

 

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10 hours ago, 101101 said:

Long story short,  went and got fully fit and walked out with the following specs:

- Ping G, yellow dot, CFS Distance, stiff

Basically as off the shelf as you can get.  At the time I was swinging massively over the top and the fitter kept telling me to after it.   My swing's evolved and  

Got the clubs just under 30 days (snagged some G30's instead) and three things have gone on:

- hosel city / shanks 

- fade city (10-15 yds)

- massive loss of distance (20-30 yds per club) 

I've sent the clubs back and gotten a refund but the fitter swears up and down that the fits good and it's all just me not adjusting.     He definitely did the one goal I asked, which was to give me a one way miss. 

My prior irons which I pulled back out where handme down Adams Blue which I immediately hit a massively better.  These do feel a bit noodley to me.  

Key differences:

- weight of shaft (85 g as opposed to 110 g)

- length of clubs (finding sweet spot)

- 2 way miss is back, +/- 10 yds

Based on my relative sample size, I think the weight of the shaft more than anything was messing me up and forcing my transition to change.  Based on recent evolvr feedback, I'd gotten handsy.   That and the extra length on the CFS distance  For reference this is what I was measuring on the flight scope. 

5 iron speed was: 88.3 mph
Driver: 102 mph

and I play a Gallfory ProLaunch Regular in my driver and according to GG, my average over the last 10 rounds is 261 yds. 

So yee sandtrap gurus,  any thoughts on what a good lighter shaft that comes in the 95-100 range and has some stiffness to it?

I'd like be armed with some knowledge when I try the big box fitting route this time.  

 

The XP series from True Temper are nice shafts. They come in 115 and 95 off the shelf. The Titleist 716 AP1 come with a 90 version. I've used the 95 with AP2s and the 90 with AP1.

I agree the too light a shaft can cause issues.

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Before spending hundreds more $$ on golf clubs, how about spending $80 on a golf lesson?

With your driver CHS of circa 100 MPH and carry distance, you have real potential - if you can get your swing harnessed. A lesson or two could help you get the wobbles out of your swing, trim needless strokes and improve your score.

With your two-way misses and penchant for overswinging, improving your motion should be your next step.

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17 hours ago, WUTiger said:

Before spending hundreds more $$ on golf clubs, how about spending $80 on a golf lesson?

With your driver CHS of circa 100 MPH and carry distance, you have real potential - if you can get your swing harnessed. A lesson or two could help you get the wobbles out of your swing, trim needless strokes and improve your score.

With your two-way misses and penchant for overswinging, improving your motion should be your next step.

Working on it as well, it was actually the guy I've been seeing that suggested I send them back and keep giving him the money :)  Which is the hilarious part b/c he was the one that mentioned I go get fit. 

Long story short,  Blues were replaced by Adams due to a warranty claim (hard pan bunker lip) with some Aeroburners (in the stiff) so I'm done with the club swapping for the time being and will be focused on figuring out a way to get the swing developed. 

 

 

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