Callaway Fitting

barry610

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As i've said in a previous post i'm interested in buying a set of callaway x22 tour irons ! Can anyone tell me if they have went for a Callaway fitting session? What was it like? and how much did it cost?

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Barry
 

markwarne

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Hi Barry610. I have just been fit by a local pro for some Mizuno 200s. I asked him about the Mizuno Fitting Centre in Leatherhead and getting fit there.

His response - and this is a kind of indirect answer - was that unless you can hit 10-15 balls in exactly the same way - shape, direction, etc then it is pretty much a waste of time going to that extent.

Not sure what handicap you are or where you play, but most pro's can custom fit a range of clubs. Mine didn't charge me for the fitting session in the knowledge that I will buy from him.

Maybe worth a look down that route before going directly to Callaway.

Other forumers may disagree with the above, but this is my experience. Hope it is of help
 

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Everyone I know who has been to Callaway at Chessington have raved about it. I disagree with the pro comments that it is a waste of time. the advantage of going to a dedicated provider (Calllaway, the Mizuno fitting centre, Ping in Lincolnshire etc) is that they carry far more variety in terms of shaft and so you are getting a club that is fitted to your exact swing speeds etc.

I appreciate most pros can do a custom fitting in terms of loft, lie angles and grip size and may be able to recommend a shaft to suit if they have the equipment to monitor swing speed but with a fitting at these main suppliers you get a small idea of what it is like to be a tour pro and have your equipment specific to your needs.
 

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Same as Homer, have not had it done but heard only good things from Chessington. I live very near the place so if you go for it PM me and we will arrange a knock around.
 

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Have been to Callaway at Chessington and also Ping - it's all about numbers on the machine (as well as the basic length, loft, lie) and they can tell pretty good what you need from looking at a few shots and getting the launch, spin, etc etc. Callaway wouldn't be so busy would they if it didn't work..........
 

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Been to the Ping fitting and the Titleist fitting and both were excellent. Highly recommend giving it a go, especially if you have an idea with what you want (trajectory, spin etc).
 
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