"but sometimes feel and self awareness makes a bigger impact."
Couldn't agree more. The feel is just off, actually no feel. I have a very old Cobra 5 wood that I've loved since I bought it, still hammer it. After I bought that I went and bought the Cobra driver with the same shaft and setup. That was the worst driver experience of my life, kind of what I'm dealing with now.
If you have someone local that can check the actual frequency (flex) of your shaft that might shed some light on things. I had a fitting and they checked the specs of my current clubs. My iron's shafts were all relatively close...at least close enough.
The funny thing was when they tested my wedges. Two Callaway JAWS with stock shafts and a much newer MD Forged with a Rifle in it. The 52 and 60 were very close at 5.8 flex. The 56 was down at 4.5...it's no wonder I don't like to hit that club in a full shot situation. My driver shaft has 6.5 stamped on it, but it measured more like a 7.3.
You may be swing a much softer or stiffer shaft than you think you are...go get it checked to see if that's the problem.
The T-800 shaft doesnt work for me at all. I have a stiff stock T-800 I would just about give away. Maybe a stiffer shaft would help
I'm currently looking at two fitters that have their own shops, I wish I would have looked before. They both have good reviews now I just have to make an appointment. I'll report back with results.
I've looked back at my scores since getting the GBB Epic and my handicap has gone up 2!
A few things:
1) the PX green comes in two weights 55 and 65g. If you cant find the club in the swing check for the 55g in the driver and look for the 65g. I had the lighter model and went to a heavier aftermarket shaft and BOOM baby!
2) the PX green is probably the friendliest profile fo the group. Getting an "S" flex are 95 mph could help also.
3) unless you breath thin air, I.E. TALL!!!! then try a shorter length.
4) if you an agressive swinger try the rogue.