Believe it or not, of all the fittings I’m either doing, a part of, or witness to, it’s the ones like these that are truly my favorite. Fitting a player I consider family (my boss Jeff Neubarth) and, even more, a player that’s capable of both good and bad golf, has a busy work life, doesn’t get as much practice as he’d like and despite it, is still competitive as all hell. My kinda guy.
This is where modern technology WILL make up a fairly big gap for a player. Jeff is a good athlete that knows golf VERY well. What I mean by that is that he knows what good golf looks and feels like because he played his good rounds and over the years has spent a ton of time around the best in the world.
Currently, he hovers between an 8 to 10 CAP, and can break 80 just as fast as he can shoot 90. The biggest issue, IMO, isn’t necessarily technique because although he has a tendency to wipe across it on the full swing when he plays a bunch, his fade is pretty damn consistent, and with the driver, he can sneak it out there when he needs to. The problem is TIME. Every bit of content you see from all Callaway channels is produced by a small team so we all spend crazy amounts of our lives making it the best it can be. It’s a 60+ hour a week job with a ton of travel that leaves little to zero time for practice. What he has done recently is work on his strength training and flexibility, which has helped tremendously.
Well, Jeff is the prototype 15-30 Round a year golfer in his 40’s that sits on the razor’s edge of being a low-digit handicap or a 20. Having equipment that mitigates disaster is PARAMOUNT to keeping his scores down and his mind sane.
This fitting video is one we can all watch and relate to on multiple levels.
Why Paradym worked so well
In simple terms, it was BALL SPEED. Im not talking about the 3-4MPH he picked out of the middle of the face; I’m referring to the 6-7MPH he picked up out of the toe which is his most common miss. That’s essentially a club longer out of a mishit. Low CG, AI Tuned face, Urethane Microspheres all in a players package? Sounds like a no brainer to me.
Jeff gets 3 things with his new Paradym set-up.
- Raised the floor on his mishits
- Got longer in the air, all while maintaining spin, launch, and land angle
- He gets to play an iron that he likes the look of all while getting the forgivenessshe needs …that’s huge.
YES, the lofts are stronger, and YES, the face is HOT. Let’s get that outta the way now. That’s the recipe for modern golf clubs, but it’s the QUALITY of golf shot players are getting out their irons that matters. Do you think a high handicapper cares about the loft of his clubs if he has a 7-iron onto an island green and needs to not only get it there but hold the green? The answer is NO. Because 5 years ago, that 7-iron out of the toe/heel is in the water, and today that player has a birdie putt. Quality of shot.
That’s why we do what we do.
Enjoy the video, and be sure to comment or DM me @johnny_wunder on IG and encourage Jeff to play more golf @jeffneubarth
This is Jeff’s New Bag Set-Up
Driver: Paradym 9 N/S w/ Kai’li Blue 60S (45 length, Tipped 1)
Fairway Woods: Apex UW 17/19/21 w/ Fujikura Ventus Red 7S
Irons: Pardym X (5) Paradym Std (6-AW) w/ MCA MMT 95S (+.25, 2 UP)
Wedges: Jaws Raw 54/12W, 58/12X w/ MCA MMT 105W
Grips: Golf Pride MCC 58R 1+1 logo down, black/white
Putter: Toulon Atlanta