Custom fitting not always the answer!

dandpl

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Hi All

I am 60 and play of eight with a good short game.
I practice for 4-6 hours a week and play twice.
I take regular lessons

I am not a great changer of clubs now playing mostly Ping G10 that I purchased after a custom fit five years ago.
Towards the end of last year I realised that I was losng distance from the tee. Never a big hitter but struggling to make 180 meters total.
I decided that over the winter I would take a course of lessons 8 with this distance issue in mind.
The lessons went well.

I also looked into a new driver and tried various of my friends drivers.
I looked for a good custom fitter who had a trackman available.
My Pro accompanied me for what was a very interesting and enlightening 3 hours. He was extrmely knowlegable and well versed in the art of club fitting, so much so that the Pro returned to him the week after to be fitted for a custom fit set!
I tried many head and shaft combinations all with the assistance of the trackman my Pro and the fitter.
I purchased a driver based on the figures and what felt good to me.

Now a month later after hours of practice I have returned t my old Driver and am flirting with friends Taylor made that I have on trial. The custom fit Driver is just not consistent enough for me!!!!!!

I am though pleased to say I have found nearly an extra 20 metres:D

Just goes to show?
Enjoy a your golf.
dandpl
 

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sometimes only you know what works with your swing and your mindset :thup:

Would it be a TM superfast burner driver 10.5* and regular shaft?
 
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Custom fitting is never "the answer", there is no answer, that's the beauty of the game. It sounds like you had a quality fitting and he fitted you for the swing you brought with you that day. The numbers do not lie. Do you think you have given it enough time?
 

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Custom fitting is never "the answer", there is no answer, that's the beauty of the game. It sounds like you had a quality fitting and he fitted you for the swing you brought with you that day. The numbers do not lie. Do you think you have given it enough time?

:thup:

I can only comment on personal experience, but every club I have been fitted for I have no issues with.
 

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My first fitting resulted in a similar 'issue'. The shafts fitted gave me so much confidence that I started giving it more than my swing could handle - resulting in high slicey fades. I went back to the fitter and a more stable shaft was fitted with the sole cost being the difference between the 2 shafts. I deemed that extremely good customer service.

So I suggest you. you do the same - explaining your experience.

Another thing you should bear in mind is that 180 metres is not going to bring many dangers into play whereas 200 metres is likely to do so. Same applies to accuracy. If you hit 10 yards straight but off-line with your 180m drive, then not only will your 200m drive be a further couple of metres off-line but, being further, will be even more likely to be in the rough as well because of the additional length. Long hitters actually have to hit the ball much straighter than short hitting ones.

And I'd suggest that you are a bit careful with the R11. This head appears to be quite a difficult one to get on with, R11S seems much more 'user friendly' as does the Superfast mentioned by Darth.

I'd suggest a slightly higher loft - even up to 13* - with a slightly shorter than 'standard' (perhaps soft) Regular (Accra?) shaft is likely to be a good fit though - but the fitter is in the best place to discuss/optimise/specify that. It always pays to take your existing club(s) along to 'calibrate' any suggestion though.
 
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