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Should I get fitted for golf clubs?

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If you’ve played golf for some time (at at least two years) you’ve figured out what the correct answer is to the commonly requested question: Do I need to be fitted to play golf? And the answer is a clear yes!

However, if you’re just beginning to get started in the game and are trying to decide whether you truly want to continue playing… it’s more difficult to determine. Since until you’re properly equipped for your clubs, it’s impossible to know whether you’re good in this particular game. You can borrow your Uncle Charlie’s old clubs or purchasing a set of boxed clubs on the rack in one of the large box shops will provide you an assortment of clubs to play with in the future, but unless you’re extremely lucky (and I’m talking about very lucky) the clubs are likely to be too long or too short, stiff, or too flexible not the right fit for your swing and you.

If you’re fit for your clubs, the club’s length and weight, tilt angle, shaft flex and the grip’s size will be all matched the swing you are using. An individual session with a fitter should be about an hour at a minimum. Through testing and switching around a range of club heads and shafts, an experienced fitter will be able to determine the best club for your swing.

Where can you go for fittings for your club? A lot of golf club professionals offer custom fittings to the general public as well as their members. (I strongly discourage having a fitting at one of the large retail golf shops. If they do not have a professional on the premises, you are likely to be fitted by a salesperson.)

Make use of Demo Days at local golf clubs. Explore a range of the products of the manufacturers of clubs and determine which you prefer and which do not.

What is the cost of a fitting cost for clubs? The most common complaint I’ve heard about golfers, is fitting to clubs is costly. It could be the case when you choose to purchase the entire set of clubs from wedges to driver. However, you don’t have to buy everything straight away. Purchase a single club that is suitable for you and then test it.

If you don’t notice any improvements in your performance Take it back to your coach and ask for a correction or help regarding what you’re experiencing in your swing. However that if you’ve been correctly fit for the golf swing, you’ll be pleased with the results.

What is the cost? The cost of using a club fitter can be waived when you purchase at least one club. There is a major benefit – the fitting professional will stand behind the club you purchased. If something goes wrong, they will repair it.

What is the best time to get fitted for your clubs? The purchase of a golf club, one at a time , or the whole set is not an “once completed” thing. When you improve and play, your swing, it could alter. As you become larger, heavier, older and thinner …. your swing might alter. If you feel your game is off track then it’s time to have a fitting test. Determine whether the clubs you have you carry are a good match for your swing.

Bottom Line Pros & Cons

The pros are: Your clubs will complement your swing, you’ll shoot more efficiently and have greater confidence If you miss a bad shot, the issue isn’t the club.

What’s the Cons? It needs time, money, and a dedication towards the task. There’s nothing to be considered a “con” when you really would like to make improvements. If you keep playing using the old clubs that Uncle Charlie used to play with, it’s impossible to be able to tell if you can improve. Do you have a problem with your swing or your club? It’s hard to say.