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Old 04-21-2017, 02:21 PM   #1326
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Re: What golf gear did you buy today?

Related question... I've never been fitted but if I am going to drop $2-500 on a driver I am thinking about it. There is a Club Champion near me that charges $150 for a driver fitting. Seems steep.

Has anyone had a fitting at Club Champion (or elsewhere)? Can you tell them which driver models you most want to try ahead of time? Does the shaft really make that much difference (as a 15hc I always assumed the stock shafts were fine for me).

Between the $150 for the fitting and then whatever the charge is for a custom shaft, I'm wondering if it's worth it.
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Old 04-21-2017, 02:30 PM   #1327
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Does the shaft really make that much difference (as a 15hc I always assumed the stock shafts were fine for me).
The shaft makes all the difference. Having a driver with the wrong shaft is like driving a Ferrari with a 4 cylinder. Different shafts in the same driver can cause a difference in backspin, launch angle, ball flight, etc. And by difference I mean a big difference. That's what the fitter is going to do. Find the shaft that fits your swing to get the most out of the driver for you.
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Old 04-21-2017, 02:41 PM   #1328
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Re: What golf gear did you buy today?

Yes, yes and yes to what Suit said.

Having access to a few dozen shafts and Trackman in my fitting was all the difference in the world. What I thought I would be fit into was not even close to what I ended up with.

Club Champion is a very good fitter with locations around the country. I have heard nothing but good reviews from everyone I have talked to that has gone there.
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Old 04-21-2017, 02:53 PM   #1329
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Re: What golf gear did you buy today?

Don't you usually get the fitting for free if you also buy the club from the fitter?

That's how it's been with all (2) fittings I've done for clubs.
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Old 04-21-2017, 03:28 PM   #1330
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Re: What golf gear did you buy today?

Nope. Ages ago they used to but not any more.
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Old 04-22-2017, 07:58 PM   #1331
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I'd recommend the M2. You can get last years model for under $200 I think. Not bad for a driver that was $400 a year ago and I game it now and love it.


Bought this driver a month ago and it was $299, talked to the salesman about it for a while and he said Taylor made set the prices. So unless your buying it used I don't think ur gonna find one for $200. But even for $299 I think it's a great buy, the driver is awesome.


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Old 04-22-2017, 08:33 PM   #1332
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Yeah the price is set by taylormade, but they'll lower it over time.
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Old 04-22-2017, 09:22 PM   #1333
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Re: What golf gear did you buy today?

The newest drivers on the market today are all very comparable performance-wise. If you like one with adjustable loft/lie/face then stick with Titleist or TM IMO. If that doesn't matter to you then options are endless. Honestly today's top line drivers can barely outperform the top line from 3 years ago. Slight improvement on off-center hits is about all you'll see. Maybe 2-5 yards in distance at best.

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So unless your buying it used I don't think ur gonna find one for $200. But even for $299 I think it's a great buy, the driver is awesome.
Yes, I meant used, but in near-mint condition usually.
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Old 04-23-2017, 01:46 AM   #1334
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The newest drivers on the market today are all very comparable performance-wise. If you like one with adjustable loft/lie/face then stick with Titleist or TM IMO. If that doesn't matter to you then options are endless. Honestly today's top line drivers can barely outperform the top line from 3 years ago. Slight improvement on off-center hits is about all you'll see. Maybe 2-5 yards in distance at best.



Yes, I meant used, but in near-mint condition usually.
But the key is to get your driver fit, and usually you can only get fit for this year's model. So while a 2015 or 2016 driver is most likely to be similar performance-wise, you won't be able to get it fit and therefore can't necessarily realize that performance.
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