CLUB FITTING FAQ
WHY IT’S IMPORTANT AND HOW IT CAN HELP YOU
NO! In fact, a new golfer needs a minimum of three factors correctly fitted to them to even have a chance to learn and get the ball in the air. 1. Correct length (i.e. women often need clubs longer than the standard length sold for women). 2. Correct grip size (gloves are sold in no fewer than 28 sizes but clubs sold off the rack have only one of two grip sizes). 3. Weight (often least expensive starter sets are the heaviest on the market.) All of this especially applies to junior golfers as well.
NO! Comparing the offerings and performance from different manufacturers is not the same as having the manufacturer you perform best with dialed in for your specific body type, swing style, and shot shape.
After the design (manufacturer) of the club head is selected based on both distance and dispersion, the fitting moves on to include: shaft material, length of shaft, flex dynamics of the shaft, lie angle of irons, lofts of woods, and grip style and size. For drivers, especially measured is optimum spin and launch conditions.
This is an important element of club fitting insuring that from highest lofted wedge to lowest lofted fairway wood each player has the appropriate distance (usually approximately 10 yards) between clubs. Additionally, a gap analysis will include the launch conditions with lower lofted irons, hybrids and fairway woods so that in addition to appropriate distance gaps between clubs, the player’s bag includes clubs whose design of the equipment for those distances also maximizes height at that distance enabling the player to hold the green with approach shots.
YES! Often overlooked, this very important element can really assist players in lowering their scores. Proper length, correct lie, appropriate loft, putter head style, weight, and face material are just some of the key components of putter fitting. Proper length, lie, and loft insures the player sets up in the most efficient manner in a consistent way. Putter head style needs to be fitted to alignment tendencies as well as stroke style. Every player (even the brand new) have discernable preferences in weight, feel, and sound.
ABSOLUTELY! In addition to having lofts matching proper distance gaps from the pitching wedge through lob wedge, it is important to have a variety of bounce option to create difference shots from a variety of lies. The bounce of wedges should also match the attack angle of the individual player.
YES! With over thirty years of club fitting experience, we are qualified to assist you with your club fitting needs. We bill our hourly fee unless you purchase from us, and you can call 616-228-7598 to schedule.