On Mon 9/19 at the Titleist testing facility in Oceanside, I experienced the ultimate fitting process!
I had been struggling with my 710 AP2 + PX 5.0 combo, and ultimately decided to make an appointment at TPI to get properly fitted. The entire experience was phenomenal, professional, educational, fun and very very relaxed. There was absolutely no pressure to finish the process quickly. I worked with Steve Ziff who was very patient and helpful, and methodical in selecting shaft combinations. Along the way, Steve explained all of the ball flight & performance data (launch angles, impacts, spin rates, ball speed, etc, etc) being gathered on each shot, and the improvements with each shaft selection. This all in a very leisurely setting.
We finally settled on NEW 712 AP2 (1-deg up / 1-deg strong) with Nippon NS 105T (Stiff). This combo reduced my spin rate and increased distance over the 710 set. I'm totally satisfied with the NS105T shaft and get much more feedback over the PX.
We also reviewed my 910D3 with Kaili 65 Stiff, and verified this was the proper shaft. And finally, Steve fitted me with the 910F (19-deg) and 910FD (15-deg), both with Kaili 75 Stiff. I've already placed my orders and can't wait to start playing.
If anyone is considering going to TPI to be fitted...DO IT! The value is exceptional, and the experience tremendous. And perhaps you'll be lucky enough to test alongside a touring pro, as I was! You won't regret the decision. I arrived early at 8:15 for a 9am fitting, hung out at the players lounge for a bit. Then Cliff gave me a tour of the entire facility, TPI fitness center (as seen on TV), bumped into the pro! Steve & I started the process a little after 9 after the fog lifted, and by noon I was done.
Thanks to Andy, Steve, Cliff and Titleist for offering this to amateurs like me!