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Old Apr 20, 2017, 09:32 PM   #26
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Do note most demo heads are a 7i mizuno uses a 6i.

I duno what club u were hitting on your AP2s.
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Old Apr 21, 2017, 12:16 AM   #27
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Nice plug for TXG. Are they sponsors here?
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Old Apr 21, 2017, 12:50 AM   #28
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Do note most demo heads are a 7i mizuno uses a 6i.

I duno what club u were hitting on your AP2s.
Everything hit was a 6-iron ... TXG doesn't use fitting cart demo heads.
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Old Apr 21, 2017, 12:51 AM   #29
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Nice plug for TXG. Are they sponsors here?
Don't think so. Does that matter?
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Old Apr 21, 2017, 01:17 AM   #30
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Nice plug for TXG. Are they sponsors here?
So a happy customer can't share a positive experience without said company being a sponsor? Just be sure you follow the same principle when talking about your favorite golf course if they aren't sponsors either.
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Old Apr 21, 2017, 02:26 AM   #31
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Awesome results guy!

330+ yard drives, very impressive. I would only be able to sniff that downhill down wind and pan hard fairways of course

Also very impressed with smc66 iron fitting. Almost two club lengths, more than enough to yell "shutup and take my money".

From a few of the TXG fitting threads it seems Nippon shafts are coming out on top, and performing real well for a lot of people. Now must try myself!:>
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So a happy customer can't share a positive experience without said company being a sponsor? Just be sure you follow the same principle when talking about your favorite golf course if they aren't sponsors either.
Ya. Don't talk about anything. Posts like the one you responded to are why industry experts like Ian, Tobybear, and Gawain don't bother to come on here much anymore.
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Old Apr 21, 2017, 06:25 AM   #33
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Ya. Don't talk about anything. Posts like the one you responded to are why industry experts like Ian, Tobybear, and Gawain don't bother to come on here much anymore.
Which is truly unfortunate for the TGN community.
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Old Apr 21, 2017, 06:52 AM   #34
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Don't think so. Does that matter?
Did not say it did. Was just curious. Why so defensive?
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Old Apr 21, 2017, 08:06 AM   #35
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Did not say it did. Was just curious. Why so defensive?
Nobody is being defensive. Just wondering why it matters. It clearly doesn't. If you think any of us have skin in the game...I can only speak for myself in saying I don't. If I did, I'd say so (as I did in my original Modern Golf review where I stated I won a contest). This forum is about helping others, and my post was to provide people with a positive review on a new fitting studio that I think is as good as it gets on every level (service/expertise/overall experience).

I like helping good people, and the folks at TXG are just that.
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Nobody is being defensive. Just wondering why it matters. It clearly doesn't. If you think any of us have skin in the game...I can only speak for myself in saying I don't. If I did, I'd say so (as I did in my original Modern Golf review where I stated I won a contest). This forum is about helping others, and my post was to provide people with a positive review on a new fitting studio that I think is as good as it gets on every level (service/expertise/overall experience).

I like helping good people, and the folks at TXG are just that.
Good to know. Enough said. Sorry to distract from the intent of your post.
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Old Apr 21, 2017, 11:26 AM   #37
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From a few of the TXG fitting threads it seems Nippon shafts are coming out on top, and performing real well for a lot of people. Now must try myself!:>
Did a fitting with TXG last week and ended up ordering Mizuno 900 Forged with Nippon MODUS 105's (I'm an older guy with slower swing speed).

I much preferred the Nippons to the PX and TT's I tried.
Would like to have tried some KBS but didn't.

I did a fitting with Golf Town and TXG. Very different experiences - both have good points.
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Old Apr 22, 2017, 05:40 PM   #38
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Ya. Don't talk about anything. Posts like the one you responded to are why industry experts like Ian, Tobybear, and Gawain don't bother to come on here much anymore.
Thanks for the kind endorsement

Haven'y been on here in a while but saw my name mentioned.

Its people who choose to ignore facts that prevent me from posting anymore.

Lots of great fitters and technology available to help golfers get better.
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Old Apr 28, 2017, 03:23 AM   #39
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I will read and enjoy any thread where the facts outweigh the opinions...thank you. Some great data points in this one.
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Following up on my iron fitting experience from a few weeks ago, I had a driver fitting at TXG today.

Again, very happy with the experience and results. I tried a variety a head and shaft combinations, and the winner was the Epic Sub Zero. Some details below.

Current driver (Fit 2 years ago at Eagles Nest): Titleist 915, Diamana S+ Blue 60
Avg Club Speed: 98.5 mph
Avg Ball Speed: 138.9 mph
Avg Smash: 1.41
Avg Carry: 228.6 Yds
Avg Total: 247.5 Yds

Best head/shaft combo: Callaway Epic Sub Zero, Kuro Kage Silver TiNi 60 (no upcharge)
Avg Club Speed: 99.9 mph
Avg Ball Speed: 139.1 mph
Avg Smash: 1.39
Avg Carry: 243.3 Yds (+14.7 yards improvement)
Avg Total: 263.3 Yds (+15.8 yards improvement)


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Old May 3, 2017, 12:02 PM   #41
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Following up on my iron fitting experience from a few weeks ago, I had a driver fitting at TXG today.

Again, very happy with the experience and results. I tried a variety a head and shaft combinations, and the winner was the Epic Sub Zero. Some details below.

Current driver (Fit 2 years ago at Eagles Nest): Titleist 915, Diamana S+ Blue 60
Avg Club Speed: 98.5 mph
Avg Ball Speed: 138.9 mph
Avg Smash: 1.41
Avg Carry: 228.6 Yds
Avg Total: 247.5 Yds

Best head/shaft combo: Callaway Epic Sub Zero, Kuro Kage Silver TiNi 60 (no upcharge)
Avg Club Speed: 99.9 mph
Avg Ball Speed: 139.1 mph
Avg Smash: 1.39
Avg Carry: 243.3 Yds (+14.7 yards improvement)
Avg Total: 263.3 Yds (+15.8 yards improvement)



Even with a slightly worse smash factor your carry and total distance increased dramatically. I'm guessing your spin numbers went down a fair amount?
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Old May 3, 2017, 12:05 PM   #42
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Even with a slightly worse smash factor your carry and total distance increased dramatically. I'm guessing your spin numbers went down a fair amount?
Yes, spin dropped by 300 rpms or so, on average. Launch angle was also better. The smash difference was largely due to poor strikes - the GC Quad shows exactly where on the face each ball was struck.
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Old May 3, 2017, 12:08 PM   #43
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So.... a
1.5% increase in clubhead speed
0.2% increase in ball speed
0.2% decrease in smash
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6% increase in total distance

What was the difference?
Trajectory? Spin?
What loft were the clubs?

Whatever, it's a nice result!
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So.... a
1.5% increase in clubhead speed
0.2% increase in ball speed
0.2% decrease in smash
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6% increase in total distance

What was the difference?
Trajectory? Spin?
What loft were the clubs?

Whatever, it's a nice result!
All good questions. Both clubs are 9-degrees.

The image below shows 1 sample point from the 915 and Epic.
Ball Speed: 142.0, 142.7 (+0.7)
Total Spin: 2034, 1720 (-314)
Loft: 18.6, 17.1 (-1.5)
Launch: 14.2, 15.9 (+1.7)
Descent Angle: 38.8, 34.9 (-3.9)
To my untrained eye, it seems the Epic launches higher, with less spin.

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All good questions. Both clubs are 9-degrees.

The image below shows 1 sample point from the 915 and Epic.
Ball Speed: 142.0, 142.7 (+0.7)
Total Spin: 2034, 1720 (-314)
Loft: 18.6, 17.1 (-1.5)
Launch: 14.2, 15.9 (+1.7)
Descent Angle: 38.8, 34.9 (-3.9)
To my untrained eye, it seems the Epic launches higher, with less spin.

So the 915 was 12 yards shorter in carry but 24 yards straighter? IMO, the increase in distance is is not worth the big loss in accuracy. You will hit one club more with the Titleist. That said, I have found the 915 to be consistently shorter than the Epic and M1/M2 in cusotmer fittings.
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Nice results.

So now I'm thinking....

What if I want a shaft upgrade for my driver?

Can TXG (or MG, or whoever) put some sort of adaptor into my (driver) head so I could try a bunch of different shafts?

And if nothing is better, I guess they could put the existing shaft back?

I'd love to go the whole way, but I don't have a game or budget that warrants it - but a properly fit shaft just might deliver some real gains.

My swing isn't great or repeatable. My driver used to be short but reliably in the fairway, now it's 1/3 fairway, 1/3 pull hook and 1/3 high push. Sigh...
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So the 915 was 12 yards shorter in carry but 24 yards straighter? IMO, the increase in distance is is not worth the big loss in accuracy. You will hit one club more with the Titleist. That said, I have found the 915 to be consistently shorter than the Epic and M1/M2 in cusotmer fittings.
Compare the dispersion in post 40 above. The Epic had tighter dispersion, averaged over 9 shots.
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Old May 3, 2017, 02:18 PM   #48
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Nice results.

So now I'm thinking....

What if I want a shaft upgrade for my driver?

Can TXG (or MG, or whoever) put some sort of adaptor into my (driver) head so I could try a bunch of different shafts?

And if nothing is better, I guess they could put the existing shaft back?

I'd love to go the whole way, but I don't have a game or budget that warrants it - but a properly fit shaft just might deliver some real gains.

My swing isn't great or repeatable. My driver used to be short but reliably in the fairway, now it's 1/3 fairway, 1/3 pull hook and 1/3 high push. Sigh...
All depends on what you are currently gaming. I know I've had this thought in the past but they really don't do a fitting that way. I know MG couldn't really do an old driver fitting for me. Long story. The shaft was wrong for me so they did change it but you can't really go through a driver fitting with your old club. Unless the adaptor on the head is still currently in use. Like the m1 2016/2016. As well as with the current and past gen titliest. But for me callway had changed the optifit system
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Did you buy the Epic? Reviewing my numbers, I'm seriously considering it.
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Compare the dispersion in post 40 above. The Epic had tighter dispersion, averaged over 9 shots.



True as I only looked at the one chart.
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