Saturday, February 20, 2010

Taking the Mystery out of Club Fitting - Answers to the most commonly asked questions

Exactly what is customized in a set of custom fit clubs?

Practically every component of the club can be modified to some extent including length, shaft material and flex, lie angle, head design, grip type and size. Even what particular clubs to make up your set will be evaluated.

Why is determining the proper shaft important?

Not all players swing the clubhead at the same speed. Shafts vary in degrees of weight, torque and flexibility. Shafts can greatly influence your ball flight and distance. By observing your swing tempo and clubhead speed we are able to determine the proper shaft to maximize your distance and accuracy.

What does lie angle mean and what effect does it have?

Lie angle is the angle between the bottom sole of the club and the axis of the shaft. A too upright club (toe up off the ground) will cause your ball flight to go left of the target. A too flat club (heel up off the ground) will cause your ball flight to go right of target. By taping the bottom of the club and hitting balls from a lie board we can determine if your clubs need to be more upright or flatter. A mark towards the toe of the club indicates you need a more upright club. A mark towards the heel shows you need a flatter club.

I'm shorter than average so should I shorten my existing clubs?

In most cases you will not want to shorten your clubs because it alters other factors such as overall weight, swing weight and shaft flex. Shorter players will however often require flatter lie angles so make sure and have them checked by your golf professional.

Are custom clubs more expensive than standard sets off the rack?

No, as a matter of fact they are often less expensive. With the populartiy of hybrids we may decide to exclude the two, three or four iron with your set. A standard set off the rack often includes irons you won't use or don't need.

After a fitting how long does it take to get my new clubs?

Virtually all major club manufacturers are now tooled up to produce and ship custom clubs within a few days of the order. Our customers usually receive their clubs in 7 to 10 days.

What if I lose a club? Can I get a replacement to match my original specifications?

Golf Rx as well as the club manufacturers maintain records of each customer's order, including all specifications and set make up. If a club is lost or stolen a replacement can be made to exactly match your original set.

Will custom fit clubs make me a better player?

Properly fit clubs are an important tool in order to become the best player you can be, and that is what we would all like to experience. Propely fit clubs reward good golf swings with good golf shots. You wouldn't buy a new suit off the rack without trying it on. Neither should you purchase golf clubs without first insuring a proper fit.

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