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.
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.
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:
Swing Path, Swing Speed, Tempo, Face Angle, Impact Position
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):
load is the pressure put on the shaft as the golfer reaches the top of
his back swing and begins to bring the club down. It is an
often-overlooked variable and is used to determine the strength of the
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):
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)
The correct grip size helps the player control the club and squares the face at impact.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.