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Re: Mizuno fitting day Gleneagles

Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:35 am

Posted by dave_giz


Has anyone ever done a vlog about a complete club fitting session with Mizuno? I think it'd be a good marketing tool for them, plus I'd like to see how the "Performance Centre" places like Birkdale and Celtic Manor differ from "Fitting Centres".
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Re: Mizuno fitting day Gleneagles

Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:55 pm

Posted by DMT


dave_giz wrote:

Has anyone ever done a vlog about a complete club fitting session with Mizuno? I think it'd be a good marketing tool for them, plus I'd like to see how the "Performance Centre" places like Birkdale and Celtic Manor differ from "Fitting Centres".

I got my last set of irons from The Celtic Manor.  I have lessons there and at the time the guy I saw for lessons did my fitting, which worked well as he knew my swing.  He's since left and to be honest I think I'd rather see Simon at a fitting day (the south west Mizuno rep).  He works with the Mizuno kit all the time and I think I'd value his opinion more.

I don't know about the other Performance Centres but at CM they are also a national centre for Titleist and fit for Taylor Made and Callaway.  I wonder too what defines a Performance Centre (I guess I could look on the Mizuno website!).  I'll ask when up there tomorrow.  Perhaps it's a combination of range of fitting stock and level of training?

The guys there are good, they have Trackman and decent range balls.....and you can see the actual flight onto the range.  Overall you couldn't ask for much more (your 'normal' ball for the fitting perhaps?). 

I've seen Simon at a couple of demo/fitting days and have always been very impressed.  Testament to Mizuno and their recruitment policy perhaps. 
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Re: Mizuno fitting day Gleneagles

Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:35 am

Posted by hursty


dave_giz wrote:

Has anyone ever done a vlog about a complete club fitting session with Mizuno? I think it'd be a good marketing tool for them, plus I'd like to see how the "Performance Centre" places like Birkdale and Celtic Manor differ from "Fitting Centres".



Dave, I got a fitting done at Royal Birkdale when I was reviewing the 850 Driver:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=24434&hilit=hursty&start=160

Its page 17 of it just in case that link takes you to the start of the thread!!!!
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Re: Mizuno fitting day Gleneagles

Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:38 pm

Posted by DMT


hursty wrote:

dave_giz wrote:

Has anyone ever done a vlog about a complete club fitting session with Mizuno? I think it'd be a good marketing tool for them, plus I'd like to see how the "Performance Centre" places like Birkdale and Celtic Manor differ from "Fitting Centres".



Dave, I got a fitting done at Royal Birkdale when I was reviewing the 850 Driver:

http://www.mizunoforum.com/viewtopic.ph ... &start=160

Its page 17 of it just in case that link takes you to the start of the thread!!!!

£25 is good at Birkdale. Celtic is £50 for the fitting with £25 off any purchase. 
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Re: Mizuno fitting day Gleneagles

Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:33 pm

Posted by seanmor


seanmor wrote:

Gregmiller2207 wrote:

I'll keep a lookout for the next fitting day. Definitely worth the visit to Gleneagles 


Hi Greg,

Iv'e already got it covered the next fitting day is at American Golf in Irvine next Wednesday the 11th October I phoned today and booked a slot with Roland at 3.pm, I'm going to try out the new CLK hybrids and also have a hit with the new MP-18 range of irons as I didn't get the chance to try them at Gleneagles,

Cheers

John


Got a call from AG on the morning of the Mizuno Demo day to say that it
had been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions,
They said they could book me a spot in the next Mizuno Demo day if I
wanted to wait or I could come along today and have a full custom fit
done by them using the same equipment and to the same standard as
Mizuno, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to see what
differences if any there were between the two custom fittings,

I didn't say at the outset that I had already done a custom fit at
Gleneagles with Mizuno prior to being there today as I didn't want
them asking me what results I had already got in case this would
influence them in anyway, I said I was looking to get fitted for a
set of irons 5-PW but wasn't sure at that point what I should be
going for and would like to try all the range of irons that were
available from Mizuno,

I had a 15 min warm up hitting balls then we did the 3 swings with
the DNA 6 iron my numbers came out at 70.6.4.3.6 he then did my wrist
to floor measurement and checked my hand grip size,
the three suggested shafts were as before the XP 105, Nippon Modus 105 &
the KBS Tour C-Taper lite all in R flex, his opinion at this point
was that the JPX 900 forged or Hot Metal would probably be my best
two option's based on his observations and available data and we
should use them as a starting point and determine what shaft I liked
the feel and performance of the best, in the end the KBS Tour
C-Taper lite R flex shaft came out the winner as it again gave the
best feel and consistency of all the shafts I got to try,

I did however get try all the different Mizuno iron heads today the MP-18, MC, MMC
the JPX 900 Tour and the JPX 900 forged, and although I hit some
really nice shots with them all I also hit a number of poor shots
that went nowhere I just need more forgiveness than they can offer me
so in the end I settled on the JPX 900 Hot Metal fitted with the KBS
Tour C-Taper lite R flex shafts STD lie & length, they gave me by
far the best all round performance of all the irons I tried today,

One area that I did see a difference between the fitting at
Gleneagles and the one I did today at AG was in the performance of
the range golf balls, at the fitting at Gleneagles I was consistently
hitting the JPX 900 HM 6 iron 156/158 yards carry but today at AG I
could only get between 140/145 yards carry, I did mention this to the
fitter at the time and he said it could be down to the type of range balls they use,

As for the comparison between the two custom fittings I would say the
honers are even both gave a great service and did an excellent job
and all totally free of charge,

Order placed and awaiting delivery over to you Mizuno...!

Cheers

John :D 
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Re: Mizuno fitting day Gleneagles

Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:47 am

Posted by Celtic_Bil


Good to hear John and hope the new clubs serve you well.

Whilst at the range last night playing around with Skytrak and wondering about the distance loss on the range balls, we thought about making a net to hang from the end of the bay so we could hit 'real balls' into it to get more accurate data.  I'm surprised they don't do this on driving range fittings (at places like AG) to give the customer a better idea of distance.  If you're doing a fair number of fittings, it shouldn't be too much trouble and would be very beneficial.
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Re: Mizuno fitting day Gleneagles

Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:39 pm

Posted by seanmor


Celtic_Bil wrote:

Good to hear John and hope the new clubs serve you well.

Whilst at the range last night playing around with Skytrak and wondering about the distance loss on the range balls, we thought about making a net to hang from the end of the bay so we could hit 'real balls' into it to get more accurate data.  I'm surprised they don't do this on driving range fittings (at places like AG) to give the customer a better idea of distance.  If you're doing a fair number of fittings, it shouldn't be too much trouble and would be very beneficial.


Hi Wayne,

That's not a bad idea you would then get a more accurate measurement of the actual distance and club performance to help you make a more informed decision,

One of the weird things was that they were offering golf ball fittings on the day which when I think about it now confuses me a wee bit, if you are getting a fitting for a golf ball would you not need to hit real Premium golf balls and not range balls or it would be a pointless exercise...?

So using the same logic if you are getting a fitting for irons should you not be hitting real Premium golf balls...! or am I missing something..? 

Cheers

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Re: Mizuno fitting day Gleneagles

Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:32 pm

Posted by Celtic_Bil


I'm pretty sure in a ball fitting you would have to hit the actual balls John so you can see how they perform.

For club fitting, I still think you need to see how the ball flies down the actual range, but even just 3 or 4 of the balls you actually play, hit into a net, would be a great help.  I think there are some ranges/fitting centres that do indoor and outdoor to be honest.
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Re: Mizuno fitting day Gleneagles

Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:13 pm

Posted by Bonobobananas


seanmor wrote:

“I had a 15 min worm up “

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Haha :lol:

I hope the missus wasn’t disappointed :)
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Re: Mizuno fitting day Gleneagles

Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:30 pm

Posted by hursty


Bonobobananas wrote:

seanmor wrote:

“I had a 15 min worm up “

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Haha :lol:

I hope the missus wasn’t disappointed :)


Lol, just spat out my beer.


Now get back to making films with your missus Jayson.........
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