Going 100% Titleist! Need Advice Please!

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By GStuart

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  1. Hello fellow golfers, I bought a set of competitor clubs off the shelf 2 years ago and they've been ok, had some good rounds but feel like the quality isn't there. After switching from 'competitor ball x' to the ProV1x I have seen improvements leaps and bounds and golf is getting really exciting. I've decided to switch to all Titleist clubs, full bag... although I'll probably stick with my 'competitor' putter since I'm putting the lights out right now.

    I've seen the ads for the new T series irons, but don't feel like I need the latest and greatest. I'm a consistent 15 index but would like to break 80 this next season as the winter fast approaches. Can you give me an idea what a 15 handicapper might benefit from in the way of a full Titleist bag? Driver to Wedges, I'm having a hard time picking what would make up my set. So many driver options to choose from. Here are some of my specs (I'll likely get fitted, want to do it right this time, but in the mean time would love some guidance so I can start researching):

    15 index handicap 105 swing speed Only ever played off the shelf irons Play a ProV1x Tend to hit the ball high, even with long irons 6'3" tall Midsize grip

    Sorry for the long post, but love the camaraderie here and the help everyone gets. Part of the reason I'm going full bore Titleist.

    Thanks in advance, Greg

  2. You should really swing the clubs...and not just Titleist clubs. Get fitted, swing a variety of clubs, with a variety of shafts from a variety of manufacturers. Don’t just say, “I’m going all in on Titleist!” The internet cannot tell you what clubs are going to work for you and your individual needs. Also, don’t be afraid to play a mixed bag. Honestly, most (and by most I mean 90%) of golfers fill their bag with clubs from different manufacturers. Other than professionals with a contract and people in Internet forums, that is what you’re going to find.

    Don’t just decide to play TItleist (or any other club manufacturer) exclusively because you like the way they look, other people play them, etc. Put the Time in and find what works for you.
  3. Frank P

    Frank P
    Port St. Lucie, FL

    You need to get a proper fitting with a Certified Titleist Fitter or attend a Titleist Thursday. How do you know what you really need if you're playing off the rack and trying to decide for yourself. Have patience and the fitter do their job. They will not steer you wrong.
  4. Martin R

    Martin R
    Geelong, VIC

    The best advice would be to find a fitting day in your area .The fitters do their job very well and are the best with advice for your circumstances. Now is the best time with new irons hybrids and utility irons also the woods are only in their second year .Book a full fitting or maybe 2 separate as a lot of info to get through.cheers fairways and greens
  5. Madhatter

    Madhatter
    Glasgow

    Hi Greg

    In my opinion you have already made the most important decision...........Titleist.

    For what it is worth I am 59yr old playing off 14 handicap here in Scotland, I recently attended a Titleist Thursday fitting, a superb experience, this is completly free and would allow you to try the whole range, you would also benefit from your own personal fitter and all his years of experience, there is no hard sell in fact no sell at all, just an accurate list of reccomendations at the end of the session. I finally purchased a set of AP1 irons, with a A flex (senior) shafts, yup its that time already, , I also ended up replacing my fairway woods TS2 16 / 21 degree with the same shafts along with my TS2 11 degree driver.

    I also had a ball fitting and as I have never hit the ball high I changed from PV1 to PV1x as this as you know flies higher.

    As a result the game has become a lot easier and more fun....as my Titleist Thursday fitter predicted.

    Good Luck and keep us informed which way you jump.



    Madhatter
  6. Barry B

    Barry B
    Lake St Louis, MO

    See if you can find a Titleist Thursday fitting event in you area and get fit (it's free). Getting fit is absolutely the best way to get the correct clubs & shafts for your swing. The fitting experience is great and be open & honest with the fitter so he/she can put you in the correct clubs (woods, irons, hybrids & wedges). You'll need to book multiple sessions back -to-back in order to do the full bag fitting or maybe spread it out over a couple weeks.
    If you can't find a Titleist Thursday event, then find an authorized Titleist fitter and book a session. Typically, you'll pay for a fitting, but if you order through the fitter they will usually wave the fitting cost or just use that cost as a credit towards the new clubs.
    Whichever way you go, make sure the fitter knows you are looking to purchase 718 series irons & hybrids (if you get hybrids) and SM 7 wedges. You may need to get fit for TS woods since you may not be able to order new 917 woods. You can still find new 917 woods online to order, but they may not match what you get fit for.

    Good luck with getting your full Titleist bag!!
  7. Tom B

    Tom B
    Northborough, MA

    You couldn't get any better advice than when these fine TT folks have recommended to you. Go for it and you won't regret your decision.
  8. Don O

    Don O
    Madison, WI

    To add to the recommendations to get fit, you only have a 10% chance of getting the best combination off the rack. Drivers are intended to get maximal distance with some control. Titliet has 4 models to give the best response for
    with irons golfers from 80 mph to 115 mph swing speeds. Getting the right irons to give you the best dispersion and distance control will help you hit more greens. More distance with irons is secondary but always a pleasant surprise. Vokey wedges with grinds and lofts suited to your short game can help you get close to the pin. Then use hybrids - fairways - driving irons to fill distance gaps with the response you want from those distances. You don't need new equipment with each release, but getting fit is essential.

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