Thursday, October 29, 2015

Taking the Mystery out of Club Fitting

Here are my answers to customer's most commonly asked questions regarding club fitting:

Exactly what is customized in a set of custom fit clubs?
   Practically every part of the club may be modified to some extent. These include club length, shaft material, weight and flex, club head type and design, lie angle of the irons and grip type material and size. Also the number of clubs needed to make up your particular set.

Why is the shaft important?
    Not all players' swings possess the same tempo and swing speed. Today's shaft are available in a variety of weights, flexes and tip stiffness that can greatly influence a players' ball flight, launch angle and distance. By observing your swing we are able to determine the proper shaft to maximize your distance and accuracy.

What is Lie Angle and why it is important in my irons?
    Lie angle is the angle between the sole of the club and the axis of the shaft. Lie angle has a major effect on the direction of your shots. A too flat lie angle (toe down) results in shots going right of the target. A too upright lie angle (toe up) causes the ball to go left of the target. By using lie tape and hitting balls off a lie board we determine the correct lie angle for you new irons.

I'm shorter than average so should I use shorter clubs? 
   In most cases you would not because it shortens your swing arc resulting in a loss of club head speed and distance. Shorter players will often require flatter lie angles because of a flatter swing plane.

Are custom clubs more expensive than off the rack sets?
    No. As a matter of fact they are often less expensive because you may only need 5 or 6 irons rather than the conventional 8 irons in most off the rack sets.

After my 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 orders in 3 to 5 days. Our customers receive their new clubs in 7 to 10 business days.

What if I loose a club - can I get a replacement to match my original specifications?
   Our shop as well as the manufacturers maintain records of each customer's order including all specifications. If a club is lost a replacement can be made to exactly match your original set.

Will custom fit clubs make me a better player?
    Professionally 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. Properly fit clubs reward good swings with good golf shots. Poorly fit clubs force a player to compensate. You wouldn't buy a new suit at a store without trying it on. Neither should you invest in new golf clubs without first being professionally fit.

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