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  • Ping G LS Tec Shaft Options

    Hi TGNers,

    Last season i bought the Ping G LS Tec 9* Driver with a Tour 80 X shaft from Ping. After playing throughout the year and being in the simulator so far this winter, I have noticed my spin rates getting a little out of control and losing a lot of distance. My recent numbers are as follows:

    Club Head Speed: 115 mph
    Ball Speed: 160 mph
    Carry Distance: 265 - 275 yds
    Total Distance: 285 - 290 yds
    Back Spin: 3000 - 3800 rpm
    Smash Factor: 1.45

    I know setting up a proper fitting is the best option to solve the issue but some insight as to what i may be able to do to make an adjustment without a fitting is greatly appreciated. Tipping the shaft? Changing the weight? Anything.

    Thanks in advance.
    WITB
    Driver
    Ping G LS Tec 9* w/Tour 80 X (Set @ 8*)
    Fairway
    Ping G5 5 Wood w/X100 Steel
    Irons
    Ping S59 2,4-PW w/Project X 6.5
    Wedges
    Ping Tour Wedge 52*
    Ping Tour Gorge 56*
    Ping Tour-S Wedge 60*
    Putter
    Ping Sigma G Tess

    IN RESERVE
    Taylormade R9 Superdeep TP BBLB w/Aldila R.I.P. Alpha-70X
    Ping G5 3 Wood S300 Steel
    Ping i25 5 Wood w/NV 75-X
    Ping S59 3I
    Ping Anser TR 1966
    Ping 1-A Blade
    Tommy Armour Todd Sones Tri Measure

  • #2
    Re: Ping G LS Tec Shaft Options

    First things first. Goto Walmart and buy yourself powdered foot spray. Spray face and find impact location.

    This will tell anlot
    Driver---Cobra King F6+ (9.5) Aldila Tour Blue 75 S 43.75"
    3W------Cobra King F6 (14.5) Aldila Tour Blue 85 S 42.65"
    5W------Cobra King F6 Baffler (17.5) Aldila Tour Blue 85 S 41.75"
    3H-------Cobra King F6 (20.5) Fujikura Motore Speeder 9.8 TS S 39.4"
    DHY------Adams Super DHY (21) Matrix White Tie S 39.75"
    Irons------Titleist 714 AP2 4-PW C Taper S
    Wedges---Cleveland RTX 3 (52/MG 58/LG) C Taper S/KBS 610 Wedge S
    Putter-----Ping Cadence TR Sheah H w/ Flatso 1.0
    TLT'D @ Dans Custom Golf

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    • #3
      Re: Ping G LS Tec Shaft Options

      Impact is just below center.
      WITB
      Driver
      Ping G LS Tec 9* w/Tour 80 X (Set @ 8*)
      Fairway
      Ping G5 5 Wood w/X100 Steel
      Irons
      Ping S59 2,4-PW w/Project X 6.5
      Wedges
      Ping Tour Wedge 52*
      Ping Tour Gorge 56*
      Ping Tour-S Wedge 60*
      Putter
      Ping Sigma G Tess

      IN RESERVE
      Taylormade R9 Superdeep TP BBLB w/Aldila R.I.P. Alpha-70X
      Ping G5 3 Wood S300 Steel
      Ping i25 5 Wood w/NV 75-X
      Ping S59 3I
      Ping Anser TR 1966
      Ping 1-A Blade
      Tommy Armour Todd Sones Tri Measure

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Ping G LS Tec Shaft Options

        The lower on the face you hit it the higher the spin.

        The higher on the face you hit it the lower the spin.

        That shaft is a relatively low launch low spin shaft. (so changing the shaft won't do all that much)

        The simple fix would be to simply tee the ball up higher.

        And if you can, tee the ball more forward in your stance.

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        • #5
          Re: Ping G LS Tec Shaft Options

          I will try those options next time I get to swing.

          Will doing that bring the spin rate down 1800rpm though?
          WITB
          Driver
          Ping G LS Tec 9* w/Tour 80 X (Set @ 8*)
          Fairway
          Ping G5 5 Wood w/X100 Steel
          Irons
          Ping S59 2,4-PW w/Project X 6.5
          Wedges
          Ping Tour Wedge 52*
          Ping Tour Gorge 56*
          Ping Tour-S Wedge 60*
          Putter
          Ping Sigma G Tess

          IN RESERVE
          Taylormade R9 Superdeep TP BBLB w/Aldila R.I.P. Alpha-70X
          Ping G5 3 Wood S300 Steel
          Ping i25 5 Wood w/NV 75-X
          Ping S59 3I
          Ping Anser TR 1966
          Ping 1-A Blade
          Tommy Armour Todd Sones Tri Measure

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: Ping G LS Tec Shaft Options

            It might. But who said 2000 RPMs spin was ideal for you? What's your launch angle?
            WITB:

            Driver: Epic Sub Zero (10.5) Fujikura Pro Green 62
            3 wood: Callaway XR Deep (14) VTS Silver 7
            5 wood: Callaway X2 Hot Pro (19) VTS Silver 8
            Hybrid: Ping Anser (20) Recoil Irod 85
            Iron: Titleist 712u (26) Steelfiber i110
            Irons: Miura CB-57 (6-PW) Steelfiber i110
            Wedges: Miura 1957 Y Grind (51) Recoil Proto 125
            Miura 1957 K Grind (56) Recoil Proto 125
            Vokey TVD prototype V Grind (61) KBS Hi-Rev 2.0
            Putter: Bettinardi - Inovai

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            • #7
              Re: Ping G LS Tec Shaft Options

              What is your angle of attack?

              Swing speed is high enough to compromise hitting down 1 or 1.5* but if your hitting down on it more than that you will see you spin rates go up.

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              • #8
                Re: Ping G LS Tec Shaft Options

                Will doing that bring the spin rate down 1800rpm though?

                yes strike location on the clubface can have a very large impact on spin

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                • #9
                  Re: Ping G LS Tec Shaft Options

                  Also is it dead centre? Toe side? Heel side?

                  But below centre will be high spin. Below centre and heel will be even kore
                  Driver---Cobra King F6+ (9.5) Aldila Tour Blue 75 S 43.75"
                  3W------Cobra King F6 (14.5) Aldila Tour Blue 85 S 42.65"
                  5W------Cobra King F6 Baffler (17.5) Aldila Tour Blue 85 S 41.75"
                  3H-------Cobra King F6 (20.5) Fujikura Motore Speeder 9.8 TS S 39.4"
                  DHY------Adams Super DHY (21) Matrix White Tie S 39.75"
                  Irons------Titleist 714 AP2 4-PW C Taper S
                  Wedges---Cleveland RTX 3 (52/MG 58/LG) C Taper S/KBS 610 Wedge S
                  Putter-----Ping Cadence TR Sheah H w/ Flatso 1.0
                  TLT'D @ Dans Custom Golf

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: Ping G LS Tec Shaft Options

                    Originally posted by BobbyB View Post
                    I will try those options next time I get to swing.

                    Will doing that bring the spin rate down 1800rpm though?
                    Nothing. Shafts will at most influence about 500 RPMs. Heads and loft are the only things that can have a drastic reduction in spin characteristics. I mean you already have a reasonably low spin head, coupled with a low spin, very heavy shaft. My thinking is that you are hitting down to much on the driver, which is causing too much spin.

                    Have you thought about getting a quick look over from a teacher before you jump in with both feet about a new shaft/head that might not change anything?
                    Ping G30 LST
                    Callaway XR Pro
                    Taylormade R15 TP
                    Nike Vapor Flex 20* hybrid
                    Mizuno JPX900 Forged 5-PW
                    Miura 50*
                    Engage Toe Sweep 55*
                    Engage Square Sole 59*
                    Ping Anser TR1966

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                    • #11
                      Re: Ping G LS Tec Shaft Options

                      Originally posted by BobbyB View Post
                      Hi TGNers,

                      Last season i bought the Ping G LS Tec 9* Driver with a Tour 80 X shaft from Ping. After playing throughout the year and being in the simulator so far this winter, I have noticed my spin rates getting a little out of control and losing a lot of distance. My recent numbers are as follows:

                      Club Head Speed: 115 mph
                      Ball Speed: 160 mph
                      Carry Distance: 265 - 275 yds
                      Total Distance: 285 - 290 yds
                      Back Spin: 3000 - 3800 rpm
                      Smash Factor: 1.45

                      I know setting up a proper fitting is the best option to solve the issue but some insight as to what i may be able to do to make an adjustment without a fitting is greatly appreciated. Tipping the shaft? Changing the weight? Anything.

                      Thanks in advance.
                      Simulator? That might be your first problem as these things tend to be WAY off when spitting out numbers.

                      Plenty of information missing in this post to begin with, would be nice to see your numbers on Trackman or Foresight to get a real understanding of what's causing your sudden loss in distance.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Ping G LS Tec Shaft Options

                        Originally posted by BobbyB View Post
                        Hi TGNers,

                        Last season i bought the Ping G LS Tec 9* Driver with a Tour 80 X shaft from Ping. After playing throughout the year and being in the simulator so far this winter, I have noticed my spin rates getting a little out of control and losing a lot of distance. My recent numbers are as follows:

                        Club Head Speed: 115 mph
                        Ball Speed: 160 mph
                        Carry Distance: 265 - 275 yds
                        Total Distance: 285 - 290 yds
                        Back Spin: 3000 - 3800 rpm
                        Smash Factor: 1.45

                        I know setting up a proper fitting is the best option to solve the issue but some insight as to what i may be able to do to make an adjustment without a fitting is greatly appreciated. Tipping the shaft? Changing the weight? Anything.

                        Thanks in advance.
                        Shafts have the least amount of affect on spin rate compared to head design, loft, and your swing. Look to technique first, i.e. a excessively negative angle of attack, then to loft. the G LS TEC is a fine low spin design.
                        #1 Cobra F6+ 9*, Matrix Red Tie Lite
                        #2 Tourstage 705 455 10.5*. Tour AD B11-01W S
                        2016 Cobra F6 16*, Matrix Red Tie Lite
                        Cobra F6 19*, Matrix Red Tie Lite
                        Cobra F6 22*, Matrix Red Tie R
                        Srixon Z355, 4-pw, Nippon 950H R
                        Cobra Tour Trusty 51*, 57*, DG-S200
                        Wilson Staff Southside
                        Srixon Q Star Tour ball
                        Pure Pro Grips

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                        • #13
                          Re: Ping G LS Tec Shaft Options

                          Originally posted by racmbs View Post
                          Simulator? That might be your first problem as these things tend to be WAY off when spitting out numbers.

                          Plenty of information missing in this post to begin with, would be nice to see your numbers on Trackman or Foresight to get a real understanding of what's causing your sudden loss in distance.
                          This. The accuracy is only so good on camera based simulators. And sometimes they can display some ridiculous results.
                          Taylormade M1 9.5 Fujikura Motore Speeder 7.2x
                          Titleist 915 F 13.5 Diamana D+ 80x
                          Taylormade Tour Preferred UDI 1 KBS C-Taper Lite x
                          Titleist 716 AP2 3-PW DGX100
                          Vokey SM5 52 & SM6 58
                          Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2

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                          • #14
                            Re: Ping G LS Tec Shaft Options

                            Originally posted by TeeMoney View Post
                            This. The accuracy is only so good on camera based simulators. And sometimes they can display some ridiculous results.
                            Not sure where you are getting your data.....We have a Trackman and HD Sim that run simultaneously.....Numbers are basically identical. I would argue that indoors, a camera based system has more measurements and less calculations than a radar based system.
                            Let's qualify this by....there are many levels of simulators and many suck!!

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                            • #15
                              Re: Ping G LS Tec Shaft Options

                              Originally posted by gbrgolf View Post
                              Not sure where you are getting your data.....We have a Trackman and HD Sim that run simultaneously.....Numbers are basically identical. I would argue that indoors, a camera based system has more measurements and less calculations than a radar based system.
                              Let's qualify this by....there are many levels of simulators and many suck!!
                              I get my data from the simulators (High Definition Golf) I play on every week. I also hit balls on Flightscope indoors every week. I know my ball striking capability and Flightscope accurately reflects it, High Definition Golf does not. Last week High Definition Golf reported I flew a 5 iron 261 yards. I know my yardages well, it was actually about 210. I've played over 100 rounds on a simulator and there has yet to be a single round where I would say the distances are correct on more than 80% of the shots.
                              Taylormade M1 9.5 Fujikura Motore Speeder 7.2x
                              Titleist 915 F 13.5 Diamana D+ 80x
                              Taylormade Tour Preferred UDI 1 KBS C-Taper Lite x
                              Titleist 716 AP2 3-PW DGX100
                              Vokey SM5 52 & SM6 58
                              Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2

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