I am dying to know if the solution to my problem is simply in a fitting. I feel like, relative to my iron yardages, I am about 30 yards short with my current driver and fairway wood. I am planning to get a fitting when I purchase the 913 line to replace my 910 equipment, but I am wondering how much yardage I could potentially (obviously this is different for everyone) stand to gain. I am going to give as much information as I can for reference.
I am going to try to be as brief as possible while giving enough details to allow for analysis. I have a huge disparity in distance between my irons and my woods (driver/3wd) and I would like input to decide whether to focus more on equipment or swing. I am going to list my club specs below. All of my distances with my irons are + 10 yards, as what I have listed are for a comfortable swing. The distances for my 3 wood and driver are +/- 10 yards. I would say that the yardages are fairly close to my actual averages, but I get very little roll with the driver and 3wd (tee and fairway). It's not so much that I have an ego driven need to be the longest in the group, but rather, I want to maximize my potential and it seems like something is wrong when I am + 1 - 2 clubs longer with irons, than people who hit their 3wd further than my "good" drive - please don't read as whining. This has always been a problem for me for many years, and not just with my current equipment. I committed to a swing change early last year when I returned to the game after an 18 month hiatus that was driven by my frustration with driving performance. I now have a more connected swing with greater rotation; as I used to take it well outside and reroute to a very inside out path that turned into a viscous hook. I feel very comfortable with the new swing and have become "unconsciously competent" in it's execution, and I play a gentle draw with my irons and woods. My iron divots are in line with my target line and they are not too deep or shallow (dollar bills), and I am equally capable of hitting short and long irons. With my irons, I can control trajectory, can work the ball high/low and left/right, and I would describe my stock ball flight (for all clubs) as penetrating. My miss is a pull draw (not hook) which I believe is mostly attributed to face angle at impact, rather than path. My driver, 3 wood, and utility shafts were not professionally fitted, and in irons, I was fitted to KBS Tour X soft stepped 1x. I did not like the higher ball flight or soft feel of the KBS shafts and switched back to DG with no loss of distance or direction (only lowered flight and changed feel). I am a 4 index, 6'3",and 280 lbs. All clubs have Lamkin crossline cord grips with 1 extra wrap of tape.
Club Carry Distance Specs Driver 250 Titleist 910 D3/ 8.5*/ GD AD-DI 8 +3/4", 3 wood 240
Titleist 910fd/ 15*/ Fuji P95 +3/4", Utility 230 Titleist 910h/ 19*/ GD AD-DI 105 +3/4", 3i 220 Titleist 712MB/ 21* / TT DGTourX-100 +1", 4i 210 Titleist 712MB/ 24* / TT DGTourX-100 +1", 5i 200 Titleist 712MB/ 27* / TT DGTourX-100 +1", 6i 190 Titleist 712MB/ 31* / TT DGTourX-100 +1", 7i 180 Titleist 712MB/ 35* / TT DGTourX-100 +1", 8i 170 Titleist 712MB/ 39* / TT DGTourX-100 +1", 9i 160 Titleist 712MB/ 43* / TT DGTourX-100 +1", PW 150 Titleist Vokey SM4/ 46*/ TT DGTourX-100 +1", GW 135 Titleist Vokey SM4/ 52*/ TT DGTourX-100 +1", SW/LW 115 Titleist Vokey SM4/ 58*/ TT DGTourX-100 +1"