Simply Golf
"the Golfers Advantage from Tee to Green"


 

Professional Club Fitting:




G
olf club fitting is the process in which the golfer is taken through a step-by-step evaluation, resulting in the player being fit with a set of clubs perfectly suited to their game.


The key to better play is the use of properly fitted equipment. Each individual is unique; the fitting of clubs to each person should be unique as well. A player who plays with off-the-rack golf clubs is almost certainly placing him or herself at a disadvantage. Such clubs are designed from the "norms" of a player's body build as statistically compiled by golf companies through the years. They very seldom are geared toward any allowances for individual skill level, unique physical characteristics, experience, etc.


While off-the-rack clubs probably fit someone, it most likely isn't you! In order provide the best opportunity for low scores and game improvement; club fitting is a definite.


The Club Fitting includes the following elements:

Computer Analysis:

Swing Path, Swing Speed, Tempo, Face Angle, Impact Position


Shaft Flex:
Shaft Flex is based primarily on Swing Speed and Tempo. The proper shaft results in the club head rotating correctly so it is square to the target at impact. A too stiff of shaft will cause the ball to fly lower than the preferred trajectory and to the right. Too Flexible will cause high shots and the ball to fly left. Ultimately, the Player will try to compensate; the incorrect shaft may cause the player to hit in any direction depending on the compensation. Use of a frequency analyzer determines the correct flex of the shaft. The Clubmaker is then able to insure consistency from shaft to shaft.

Shaft Load (Torque):
Shaft load is the pressure put on the shaft as the golfer reaches the top of his back swing and begins to bring th
e club down. It is an often-overlooked variable and is used to determine the strength of the shaft needed.

Club Length:
Club length is vital to assuming the proper posture at address and ensures the player stays in balance and swings on plane. Improper length can effect lie angle and force your shots either right or left of target.


Lie Angle (Includes Adjustment on irons):
The correct lie angle rewards the player with a straight shot from a square shot. Too upright, the ball will start left of your target. Too flat, will cause the ball to start right of the target.

Loft (Includes Adjustment on Irons):
A rule of thumb, more loft is better than too little because extra loft creates additional backspin, which, in turn reduces sidespin. (Especially important in your Woods)

Grip Size:
The correct grip size helps the player control the club and squares the face at impact.

Club Evaluation:

The specifications of the player's existing clubs can give the Clubfitter information to determine if the equipment is affecting ball flight. The Clubfitter will measure every club for flex (shaft frequency), length, loft, lie angle and grip size. If the set is inconsistent the golfer will have no predictable feel from one club to another. Through the club evaluation the Clubfitter will be able to determine any adjustments that may need to be made.

Recommendations:
At the end of the fitting, the Clubfitter will review his findings and recommendations with the player.

1.    Slightly modify a present set
2.    Completely rebuild the set
3.    Modify a new stock set
4.    Put together a custom set
5.    Do Nothing


ClubFitting can give a Player confidence in their clubs that they never had before.

if extremely important.Up till a few years ago the Personalized Club Fitting was only available to the Golf Professional. Now it is available to everyone. Most Golfers will benefit from having a Personalized Fitting.

PUTTER FITTING:
How important is a properly fitted putter? It is considered that putting is about 43% of the average golfer's score. If it is important enough to have correctly fitted irons and woods, which represents 57% of your score for 13 clubs, then 43% for one club.

Why is the loft and lie of a putter important to every golfer? They both influence the roll and direction of the golf ball. If the lie is incorrect for the golfer and the putter head does not sit flat at address, then the ball will be misdirected by the stroke. In other words, if the putter face is not in a horizontal attitude at impact, the face plane will be pointing in a direction other than straight towards the hole. For example, if the putter is too upright (toe up), the face is aimed to the left of the hole for a right hand putter. The golfer must compensate the stroke to make the ball start on the intended line.

The loft of the putter will determine when the ball starts to roll. The ball is actually airborne after leaving the face of the putter. If the putter has too much loft, the ball will be in the air too long and the ball will skid and bounce on the putting surface for several inches before it starts a true roll. This greatly affects the distance the ball will travel and influences how the ball reacts to the break in the putting surface. It will also increase the change of being knocked off line as it bounces and skids. Too little loft and the ball will start bouncing severely before it rolls. The ideal loft will minimize the distance the ball in is the air. This will reduce the likelihood of it going off line.



                       Fittings By Appointment Only

                Call (403)243-3799 or (877) 353-4653 to book an appointment.

Simply Golf @ the

South Golf Dome

50 - 50th Ave SW - Calgary

(2 Blocks east of MacLeod Tr)

( 403) 243-3799