I think fitting is importantFebruary 3 2011 at 8:38 PM
Mcirishman57 (Login mcirishman57)
SAGF Members 2001
Response to Re: Rewards
There's nothing to debate. The last time I built a driver, I drove 2.5 hours to the closest Golfsmith store to get fitted for the best shaft clubhead combo. Each iron set I have except the first has been custom made to "my swing at the time"...it's just that the finer esoteric things won't make a huge difference to a 19 handicap that never swings the club the same way twice, hits it all over the club face etc.
Take pureing and spine aligning for example - we know this improves shaft performance, and improves the consistency of the strike, but if the golfer never hits the same spot on the club face, so what?
In my own example, if I can't get my club head speed up to Long drive numbers, what good will it do me to pay $150 to $300 for a Trackman session to get a Long drive rig that optimizes my launch, spin, and flight - it is worthless as far as long drive goes as I will never even get a sniff or make it out of regionals. So the first thing I have to do is make sure my swing is solid and I am swinging to my maximum genetic limit. THEN I go get fitted for a driver suited for long drive competition.
That's all I am saying and I think Allen too...your time and money is best spent on building a solid swing first...that is where you get the biggest bang for your buck. My brother step brother spent $299 on a new driver, I spent $65 on the Bertholy and Clearkey books. His swing and game still sucks, mine just keeps getting better.
Never quit til you have a swing you'll never forget!
|This message has been edited by mcirishman57 on Feb 4, 2011 6:39 AM|