3-PW, steel shaft, stiff flex, +1/2" shaft length, standard lie, +1/32" oversize grip $1,280 (steel); callawaygolf.com
Pieter Van Vredenburch
Hometown: Sherman, Conn.
Weight: 190 lbs.
Occupation: Investment Banker
Old Irons: Game-improvement cavity-back, 3-PW, steel shaft, stiff flex, +1/4" shaft length, standard lie, standard grip
FITTER: James Jond, PGA pro and co-manager, The World of Golf, New York, N.Y.
"Pieter was hitting very well with his old set (custom-fit three years ago). But he said he'd like a little more consistency and distance. He's a good player, so I set him up with the X-Tour, which is a player's iron. It provides great feel, workability and a good deal of forgiveness due to the 360-degree undercut channel. We increased shaft length and Pieter's swing instantly became flatter. Now he's attacking the ball from the inside, which creates longer flight with less dispersion."
|Clubhead Speed||76.7 MPH||81.1 MPH|
|Ball Speed||103.6 MPH||101.3 MPH|
|Backspin||4,904 RPM||5,895 RPM|
|Apex||75 FT||81 FT|
|Dispersion||8.4 YDS||5 YDS|
|Carry||149.8 Yards||152.3 Yards|
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