Understanding A Golf Club Fitting

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When it comes to golf, getting the right gear is at the top of the priority list. Golf equipment isn’t like other sports equipment when one size fits all. The length, flexibility, weight and other factors can affect a person’s golf game. Golf clubs that have been properly fitted to the person will build on their strengths and be flexible to their weaknesses as they learn to improve on their skills. An improperly fitted golf club will be detrimental to a golfer as it can cause inconsistent swings and power given to the stroke.

And yet, every day people are are selecting improper golf equipment right off the rack at their local pro shop. They are placing the equipment into their GRi-1000Li electric trolley and hitting the links. They are standing with bad posture because the clubs are too short, or hitting the ball with a major slice. Golfers of all skill levels should look into getting custom clubs so they can see which woods, irons and hybrids will complement their skills to lower their handicap.

Basics About A Golf Fitting

Getting customized clubs will require a golf fitter to take measurements and evaluate the golfer’s speed and swing to determine what clubs will work best for them. The golf fitting may take place outdoors or indoors with the use of launch monitors. Several factors that the fitter will consider.

Gender: Golf clubs are created with different lengths for men and women.

Wrist Distance: Wrist distance from where the wrist is from the floor allows the fitter to determine the length of the club.

Height: Your height is another factor in determining the length of the club.

Swing Speed: By watching the speed of the swing, the fitter can determine if you need a stiffer or more flexible shaft.

Age: Age is an additional measurement for golfers to have the right shaft flex as older golfers normally need more flex to their clubs.

Skill Level: As the fitter watches your skill level, he will be able to determine if you need a club that is more forgiving for your handicap.

In time, the fitter will come to see what your ball speed, spin rate, club path and launch angle is to give you the best advice in regards to golf club measurements. You’ll be able to go through the specs of each club to see if it will perfect your swing. Also, keep in mind that not everyone will have to buy a completely new set of golf clubs. You may decide to get your old clubs re-shafted and adjusted.

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