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  • #46
    Originally posted by Mr22putt View Post
    MattM97 ...the Ping Tour 65S is a solid shaft....paired with a Ping 410 head....I assume that's a great combo....so I'm thinking if you can't hit that driver....as you said...lesson are in order.

    I'll be interested in an update on the new 3W, hybrid and putter when you play some REAL golf and see if the upgrades were worth it.

    For me....I can hit great shots off a mat...but the results don't always replicate on REAL grass and golf.
    Oh I know but figured why not test and try out, when I originally tested the Tensei Orange was looking real good but the Tour 65 was more consistent so went with that.

    As for the lesson part I know I have to do them, I'm only 3.5 years back into the game after a decade plus hiatus focusing on another sport at a very serious level, I was planning to take some lessons this year but COVID happened, I still do and probably will once i get all my gear in, just need cash flow to resume. I do want to get better in this game so will do what I need to improve.

    I hate hitting off mats, the ones at fitting studios are at least way better than cheap range mats that kill your hands and mark your clubs. Will probably take a few rounds or range sessions to get a feel for them, also maybe find a course where I know i'll play those 2 clubs often.
    In The Bag

    Ping G410 Plus - Tour 65S - 9 Draw
    Cobra King F7 - Tensei Blue 65 - S Flex - 15.5D
    Ping G410 - Alta CB 70R - 19
    Srixon Z585/785 - AMT Tour White S300
    MD3 51 - Glide Stealth 2.0 56 - Glide 60
    Edel E3 - TP Mills Handmade - SIK Tour Proto - & more
    TP5-X
    Ping Pioneer

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    • #47
      Originally posted by ARL67 View Post
      Great updates, thanks for sharing.
      Cool that your FW shaft ended up being a $cheap NV 2KXV and not some pricey exotic -> shows that it was all about the best fit and not a boutique price-point.
      Thanks the reason I like writing about this is because people always ask what a fitting is like, who to go to, etc. I wish I could do different fittings at different places with different people and see what I end up with but I don't have that kinda cash. Plus i think where my handicap is at right now progressing will hopefully show what a fitting can do.

      As for the shaft yeah it's on the "cheaper" side but it's not really a bad shaft at all, I actually believe this is what Jon Rahm has in his woods so it's not a bad shaft at all if the current #2 in the world is using it. But that's more why I want to share this, just to show you can fit into a $75 shaft or a $475 shaft and for some that $75 can be the best thing ever and the $475 shaft can lead to topped shots left and right example was that VA Slay shaft, heard amazing things but an awful shaft for me based on results. No hate to VA, it's just how shafts go.
      In The Bag

      Ping G410 Plus - Tour 65S - 9 Draw
      Cobra King F7 - Tensei Blue 65 - S Flex - 15.5D
      Ping G410 - Alta CB 70R - 19
      Srixon Z585/785 - AMT Tour White S300
      MD3 51 - Glide Stealth 2.0 56 - Glide 60
      Edel E3 - TP Mills Handmade - SIK Tour Proto - & more
      TP5-X
      Ping Pioneer

      Comment


      • #48
        Originally posted by MattM97 View Post

        I don't mind, I have my WITB in my signature so that can be looked up. But keep in mind I didn't buy everything at once this was spread out over 2 years. Also note a few things like my hybrid and wedges I bought used/discounted/demo/etc so prices may seem low.

        Driver - Ping G410 Plus Tour 65S - $700 I bought this right when it came out and I think first to order one from TXG.
        3W - Ping G410 LST ($300) - Aldila 2KXV Green 75X ($175) - $475
        Hybrid - Ping G410 ($180) - Tensei Orange Pro - ($240) - $420
        Irons - Srixon 585/785 w/ AMT White Tour - $1300 - Srixon has a huge stock shaft offering.
        Wedges - I paid about $75 a wedge on average so $225 for 3 wedge
        Putter - I have several but say $350 have some that cost more and some that cost less.

        Total: $3470 that doesn't include tax so closer to $4000

        Kinda expensive now that I look at it but I know this bag is fit for me and I don't see myself changing much. Obviously wedges will rotate when they wear out and I do like my putters but I usually buy and sell/trade. I also did this over 3 years so not too bad and honestly I could do a lot more damage in other hobbies in less time.
        Thank you sir!

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        • #49
          I had a driver fitting with Chris a couple years ago and the G400 LST with NV Green 2KXV Regular was great fit me too, though the Accra Tour Z was a spin killer for my somewhat spinny swing. I ended up buying both shafts used, but neither ended up as long term keepers.

          What works in the fitting booth, based on the swing one brings that day, may not be reliable in the long run on the course. That's why we have a BST -> buy, try, sell, rinse, repeat

          It's still good to have a professional fitter's eyes as they've seen a million swings and can distill quickly some options that will give results. I have credit on account at TXG and looking forward to get back ( most likely in the fall ) for another driver fitting, and also a putter fitting.

          Keep us posted with how the new sticks perform in the real world .
          WITB: Sun Mountain 4.5LS
          Titleist TS3 10.5 with Evenflow T1100 White 65
          Titleist TS2 19* hybrid with Evenflow White 90

          Titleist 818 H1 21* hybrid with Accra FX300H
          Titleist 818 H1 23* hybrid with Accra FX300H
          Mizuno MP-18 MMC 5-PW with Steelfiber i110cw
          Mizuno JPX-900F 50* with Steelfiber i110cw
          Cleveland RTX 54* & 58* Mid with Steelfiber i110cw
          Seemore Platinum M7 Tour with SS Pistol Grip

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          • #50
            Originally posted by ARL67 View Post
            I had a driver fitting with Chris a couple years ago and the G400 LST with NV Green 2KXV Regular was great fit me too, though the Accra Tour Z was a spin killer for my somewhat spinny swing. I ended up buying both shafts used, but neither ended up as long term keepers.

            What works in the fitting booth, based on the swing one brings that day, may not be reliable in the long run on the course. That's why we have a BST -> buy, try, sell, rinse, repeat

            It's still good to have a professional fitter's eyes as they've seen a million swings and can distill quickly some options that will give results. I have credit on account at TXG and looking forward to get back ( most likely in the fall ) for another driver fitting, and also a putter fitting.

            Keep us posted with how the new sticks perform in the real world .
            Oh I get that for sure but so far everything has been working great that I've been fit for and if it hasn't that's totally my fault with my swing. I'm sure once I get better things will work even better.

            Once I get everything I will update with how it went, these 2 clubs were a huge gap in my bag and now can become a very strong strength if I hit them well.
            In The Bag

            Ping G410 Plus - Tour 65S - 9 Draw
            Cobra King F7 - Tensei Blue 65 - S Flex - 15.5D
            Ping G410 - Alta CB 70R - 19
            Srixon Z585/785 - AMT Tour White S300
            MD3 51 - Glide Stealth 2.0 56 - Glide 60
            Edel E3 - TP Mills Handmade - SIK Tour Proto - & more
            TP5-X
            Ping Pioneer

            Comment


            • #51
              My new Mizuno 919 Hot Metals arrived today, custom fit and ordered by my son Chris, of TXG fame. I won't get to try them until Friday. They look fabulous! The specs are below.
              King Cobra F9 9.5* D , VA Composites Raijin 44 F2
              King Cobra F8 14.5* D
              , VA Composites Raijin 44 F2
              King Cobra F8 17.5* D, Tensei Blue A
              Callaway 2020 Big Bertha 21* D, Recoil F2
              TXG Custom, Mizuno Hot Metal "B" heads, 6-pw, 2* up, Recoil E460 R + 1/2"
              Cobra MIM forged 50*, Accra 60i Wedge

              Ping Glide 1.0 ES 54.5*, Accra 90 wedge
              Ping Eye 2+, 57.5*, Accra 90 wedge
              Taylor Made TP Red Chaska, 35"

              "Some day the courage of men may fail, but it will not be this day!"

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              • #52
                Originally posted by rgk5 View Post
                My new Mizuno 919 Hot Metals arrived today, custom fit and ordered by my son Chris, of TXG fame. I won't get to try them until Friday. They look fabulous! The specs are below.
                Nice I remember trying those. Well he's fit pretty much everything in my bag so if/when I get to single digit handicap or scratch I think I might have to buy him a beer or two.
                In The Bag

                Ping G410 Plus - Tour 65S - 9 Draw
                Cobra King F7 - Tensei Blue 65 - S Flex - 15.5D
                Ping G410 - Alta CB 70R - 19
                Srixon Z585/785 - AMT Tour White S300
                MD3 51 - Glide Stealth 2.0 56 - Glide 60
                Edel E3 - TP Mills Handmade - SIK Tour Proto - & more
                TP5-X
                Ping Pioneer

                Comment


                • #53
                  Originally posted by MattM97 View Post

                  Nice I remember trying those. Well he's fit pretty much everything in my bag so if/when I get to single digit handicap or scratch I think I might have to buy him a beer or two.
                  Maybe a smoothie as Chris does not drink alcohol.
                  King Cobra F9 9.5* D , VA Composites Raijin 44 F2
                  King Cobra F8 14.5* D
                  , VA Composites Raijin 44 F2
                  King Cobra F8 17.5* D, Tensei Blue A
                  Callaway 2020 Big Bertha 21* D, Recoil F2
                  TXG Custom, Mizuno Hot Metal "B" heads, 6-pw, 2* up, Recoil E460 R + 1/2"
                  Cobra MIM forged 50*, Accra 60i Wedge

                  Ping Glide 1.0 ES 54.5*, Accra 90 wedge
                  Ping Eye 2+, 57.5*, Accra 90 wedge
                  Taylor Made TP Red Chaska, 35"

                  "Some day the courage of men may fail, but it will not be this day!"

                  Comment


                  • #54
                    Originally posted by rgk5 View Post

                    Maybe a smoothie as Chris does not drink alcohol.
                    That works too.
                    In The Bag

                    Ping G410 Plus - Tour 65S - 9 Draw
                    Cobra King F7 - Tensei Blue 65 - S Flex - 15.5D
                    Ping G410 - Alta CB 70R - 19
                    Srixon Z585/785 - AMT Tour White S300
                    MD3 51 - Glide Stealth 2.0 56 - Glide 60
                    Edel E3 - TP Mills Handmade - SIK Tour Proto - & more
                    TP5-X
                    Ping Pioneer

                    Comment

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