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My First Club Fitting

My First Club Fitting

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    This past Saturday, I finally got fitted for a driver. Mine actually snapped in October of last year while I was on the course on a tee box, and not while I was swinging it interestingly enough. 

    Anyway, I went to Club Champion and the amount of different factors that go into picking the right club was definitely beyond me. After about 1 hour and 15 minutes, I ended up hitting the TS3 the most consistently out of the brands that I tried. So I'll be getting the TS3 Extra Stiff 8.5 with the extra PUREing on the end of the shaft.

    Here is the a snippet of the Trackman data from one of the shafts I tried with the TS3:

    Thanks to everyone who recommended I get fitted when I was asking about this last year. I would have never realized that I needed to have an extra stiff shaft without a proper fitting. Now I want to get my whole bag redone!

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    Isn't the amount of information amazing? I especially liked seeing my 'smash factor,' but overall, just glad I was able to see the differences among the shafts and lofts I tried when I got fitted for my irons.

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    Great job there on having yourself fitted, sir!  ...love your numbers, young man.

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    Monster numbers.  Too bad you didn’t have your old club so you could compare the difference. In any case, enjoy your new one.

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    What a difference a fitting makes I went to tpi in Oceanside the best experience ever

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    I got fitted for first time when purchasing new irons.  What a difference it has made in my game.

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    Headed up to Pawleys Island (this Thursday) for a Titleist Thursday (no charge) fitting for the new T200 or T300 irons and SM7 wedge.  Have an hour and a half session scheduled.  Spoke with the Product Specialist, that I always use when getting new Titleist equipment and gonna check out both to see which will work best, with the right shaft.  Very excited.  Taking my clubs with me so we can compare.  He always recommends that.  

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    I can only dream about club speeds like that! Oh well age takes it's toll on my game.

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    Great Chuck have fun!

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    ChuckZ
    Headed up to Pawleys Island (this Thursday) for a Titleist Thursday (no charge) fitting for the new T200 or T300 irons and SM7 wedge.  Have an hour and a half session scheduled.  Spoke with the Product Specialist, that I always use when getting new Titleist equipment and gonna check out both to see which will work best, with the right shaft.  Very excited.  Taking my clubs with me so we can compare.  He always recommends that.

    Nice Chuck - I'm about due to have my bag gone over - its been a few years!  I'll probably hit up the local club champion as well.

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    WOLJAM
    I can only dream about club speeds like that! Oh well age takes it's toll on my game.

    Yeah, those are some awesome numbers.  To be young again.  Something we cannot get back.  Not a fan of indoor fittings.  Main reason I go to Titleist fitting days, they are on the range and can see actual flight and distance and then see numbers on Trackman.  And they are free.  Just a personal preference and with respect to everyone's choice.  

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    Did mine yesterday for the T300 irons.  Swing speed 73 mph, 3000+ rpm ball speed, and 4.0 smash factor with my 7 iron.  They should be here the week of Labor Day.....

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    ChuckZ
    Did mine yesterday for the T300 irons.  Swing speed 73 mph, 3000+ rpm ball speed, and 4.0 smash factor with my 7 iron.  They should be here the week of Labor Day.....

    Chuck, Are you certain about your numbers?  I think your 3,000+ rpm is Spin not Ball Speed and with a 4.0 Smash Factor your Ball Speed would be in the range of 292 mph. Here is an explanation of how Smash Factor is calculated: To calculate smash factor, you only need to have two pieces of information—club head speed and ball speed. By dividing the ball speed by the clubhead speed for a given shot, you are left with a number that serves as the smash factor.

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    Small UPDATE!! I snapped the driver on a par 5 last Tuesdays unfortunately... but thankfully it was on a hole that did not have water on either side because it took me 10 minutes to find the clubhead in the woods, and I never found the ball that I teed off it. :o Long story short, Titleist will be taking care of the club, however I am not sure how long it will take - I was told it could be upwards of 2-3 weeks at Club Champion.

    (I just realized I did not post any pictures so I'll definitely post some when the club is fixed.)

    Chuck, how did you like hitting those irons? Did you feel a big difference? Let me know what you think. I think that I'd like to try to get fitted into something from the T-series!

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    That is a misquote......supposed to be ball spin......do not understand all the numbers, just know I am happy with the result at my age....