Custom Club Fitting

What is REAL Custom Club Fitting?

I came across this article about the analogy between Custom Club Fitting and washing your car that I believe to be very appropriate.

If your car is dirty and trashed out, you can pull it into the driveway, hook up the hose and spray off most of the surface dirt and grime. On the other hand, you can do a better job in washing your car by filling a bucket with soapy water and scrub off all of the dirt with a sponge and a little ‘elbow grease.’ Or, you can pull out all of the stops and not only scrub the outside of the car, but wash, wipe, vacuum and detail the inside as well and finish with a wax and buff job.

Custom Club Fitting is very much the same way. If you realize that you simply bought your golf clubs in standard form, ‘off the rack’ from a golf retailer or pro shop and you are curious as to whether your game may benefit from being Custom Fit, there are many different options available in the golf business, all which are termed by some to be a ‘Custom Fitting.’ The problem is, since 98% of all golfers really don’t know what constitutes a real Custom Fitting, it’s easy to think you’re getting the ‘full detail job’ when you’re really ending up with only a ‘hose job.’

  1. Real Custom Club Fitting IS NOT answering five or six questions on a web site to be ‘fit’ into a driver or a set of irons.
  2. Real Custom Club Fitting IS NOT a cart with wheels filled with different golf clubs and sitting in a pro shop or on the practice range.
  3. Real Custom Club Fitting IS NOT attending a Demo Day at your local driving range and hitting clubs until you find something you like.
  4. Real Custom Club Fitting IS NOT something that can be accomplished from start to finish in 20 minutes or less, regardless if you are hitting balls on a launch monitor.
  5. Real Custom Club Fitting IS NOT done by altering some aspects of an existing standard made set of golf clubs.

A) Real Custom Club Fitting IS working one on one with a trained Custom Club Maker over a period of at least 45 minutes or more, and frequently over the course of 2 or more visits to the Club Makers shop.

B) Real Custom Fitting IS being fit from scratch, in the same manner as a tailor making a custom suit, with the right club heads, shafts, and grips being recommended by the Custom Club Maker from a wide variety of different models, designs and performance factors.

C) Real Custom Club Fitting IS the domain of the serious, Custom Club Maker who ‘lives, eats and breathes’ all of the information available which will allow him or her to accurately match each golfer’s swing to the best fit set of golf clubs.

The Reason to be Custom Fit for Golf Clubs

Golf is like many other sports when it comes to Custom Fit equipment. When people buy ‘mass produced’, ‘off the shelf’, ‘one size fits all’, golf clubs, (hockey sticks, bats, tennis rackets, skis, etc.), instead of getting Custom Fit, it does not give an athlete much of a chance to improve their skill.

Think of it this way, two people go into a store, one is 6’6” and the other is 5’8”, and each person buys a set of golf clubs that are the same make and model. These clubs are not going fit even one of them, without being custom fit. Because of the difference in their height, swing style, swing speed, loft, lie and length of the golf clubs, (these are just some of the issues that need to be considered for each golfer), there is not a hope that these two people are going to be happy with their clubs and be able to hit every club in their bag, with any confidence at all.

Every professional golfer has their golf clubs Custom Fit so they can be confident in using every club in their bag. So if you want to improve your Golfing ability and confidence, you need to be Custom Fit and have Custom Made Golf Clubs so you can improve and will experience more enjoyment when out on the course.

Give me a call for a FREE, no obligation analysis of your current clubs and make some suggestions.

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