Get Fit: Nike Dymo STR8-Fit Driver

Get Fit: Nike Dymo STR8-Fit Driver

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Nike SQ Dymo STR8-Fit 9.5° driver
Schecter Lee

NIKE’S FITTING METHODOLOGY

1. The Nike fitter watches you hit balls
with your current driver. The launch
monitor records relevant info (ball speed,
launch angle, spin rate, etc).

2. You hit a few shots with the Nike
Str8-Fit driver.

3. The fitter makes adjustments to the
clubhead (loft, face angle, lie angle).
He might also switch the shaft. These
tweaks are based on his observations as
well as launch monitor data. This is the
“intermediate fitting.”

4. You continue to hit balls with various
head-shaft combinations until you
home in on your optimal fit.

Tom Nicastri
Age: 46
Handicap: 13
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 170 lbs.
Occupation: Sales
Residence: Larchmont, N.Y.
Old Driver: Multi-material 460 cc, 9.5° proprietary graphite shaft, stiff flex, 45″
Intermediate fitting: Nike SQ Dymo STR8-FIT, 10.5°
square face, 2° upright lie, UST ProForce AxivCore graphite shaft, regular flex, 46″
New Driver: Nike SQ Dymo STR8-FIT, 9.5°, 1° closed face, 1° upright lie, UST ProForce AxivCore graphite shaft, stiff flex, 46″

Club-fitting session
Tom’s angle of attack tends to be
too steep and creates too much spin.
Like a lot of amateurs, he loses it to
the right on bad swings. The goal is
to bring down his spin rate while
helping provide a bit of draw bias.

Ben Hoffhine, head pro, Wykagyl C.C.
“By closing the clubface and giving Tom a
more upright lie angle, I’m able to eliminate
some of his slice and push tendencies. By
session’s end, Tom averaged about 15 yards
more carry (18 yards more overall), hit it straighter
and, occasionally, had some right-to-left movement.”

Sean Curtin
Age: 22 Handicap: 0
Height: 5’9″
Weight: 145 lbs.
Occupation: Student
Residence: New Rochelle, N.Y.
Old Driver: Titanium 390 cc, 9.5°, Fujikura Speeder 757 graphite shaft, stiff flex, 45″
Intermediate fitting: Nike SQ Dymo STR8-FIT, 9.5°, UST ProForce AxivCore graphite shaft, stiff flex, 1° closed face, 1° flat lie angle, 46″
New Driver: Nike SQ Dymo STR8-FIT, 10.5°, UST ProForce AxivCore graphite shaft, stiff flex, square clubface, 2° flat lie angle, 46″

Club-fitting session
Sean’s go-to drive is a slight fade. We
want him to still be able to hit that shot
consistently while increasing his launch
angle and carry distance and reducing his
spin rate. A higher launch and less spin
will get him more roll and overall distance.

Ben Hoffhine, head pro, Wykagyl C.C.
“With some players, a longer shaft creates
problems with their smash factor (quality of
ballstriking), but with Sean it”s not an issue. The
46-inch shaft coupled with the clubhead’s more
advanced design gave him increased ball speed, improved launch
conditions, and close to 30 yards more distance on his better hits.”