Golf is most enjoyable when one performs the best. It is both enjoyable for the player and the audience. But to improve your performance and get an extra benefit, investing some bucks on custom-fitting the clubs may be a wise approach. Having the most suitable club on your hand will give you confidence and full control over your shots.
But before rushing for a custom-fit your clubs, getting the most fitted ones, you must know some very necessary measurements and facts. These will guide you to the most accurate clubs for you.
Why Is It Good & Should You Fit Club or Not
Every single person is different in various prospective. Likewise, every golfer has a different height, weight, strength, hitting and holding style, hand size. By fitting your golf club as your performance and comfort, you will have the topmost benefits from your clubs. Plus it will give a comfortless and confidence while playing. That’s why, if you want to amplify your performance, you can spend some money on custom-fit your club.
The other question whether you should custom-fit it or not depends on your swinging and shot habits. If you repeat you’re the same swing and shot continuously, then fitting clubs will really help. It will improve your performance as well as remove some errors. But if you are from them who don’t repeat their shots and try different shots one after one, then custom-fitting the club may not be that effective. In worse, it may even impact your regular shots.
How to Fit Golf Clubs
Good custom fitting clubs fully depend on some measurements and your playing style. Here are some unavoidable things that you must do to custom-fit your golf clubs
For the custom fitting, you will need a couple of measurements.
This basic measurement is sometimes needed to select the rightmost clubhead and loft angle for you. It also helps to find the right balanced shaft too.
The best way of taking accurate measurements is by taking a person for help. Stand beside a standing measure scale or ask the person to measure your head to foot with a measuring tape. Stand keeping your both feet close and keeping your hand straight beside to have the most accurate measurement of your height.
Your Wrist to Foot-Toe Length
This measurement is really very much important since your suitable club-length mostly depends on it. Stand at the straight posture and then let the other person measure the distance from your wrist-top to the foot. Try measuring as accurately as possible to get the best fitting club.
Weight & Fitness Level
Though some golfer doesn’t think about it much, weight and fitness level sometimes matters. By measuring your BMI, weight, etc, you can easily understand your strength level. It will then help you finding and selecting the right weight clubhead for custom-fitting your club.
In The Shop
Swing A Slandered Club
After going to your favorite shop, pick a standard club and ask the shop representative to examine your swing to find out your specific angle information and the plus-or-minus length requirements for the custom-fit club. After that, the shop representative should evaluate your measurements and help you find the most appropriate club for you.
Electronic Golf Launch Monitoring System & Radar System
Golf launch monitoring and radar system is a great help for choosing the club. It can show detailed swing-speed information and you can choose your suitable club even more accurately. Most top-level golf accessory shops should have a launch monitor and radar system. By monitoring your swing with different clubs, you can easily determine which shaft is suitable. Most custom-fit clubs demand flex shafts on the woods and graphite shafts on the irons.
Here is a preferred flex list according to the covering distance. (Source: wikihow.com)
- For less than 180 yards (165 meters or less) – Ladies flex.
- For 181 to 200 yards (166 to 183 meters) – Senior flex.
- For 200 to 235 yards (183 to 215 meters) – Regular flex.
- For 236 to 275 yards (216 to 251 meters) – Stiff flex.
- For 275 yards or more (251 meters or far) – Extra-Stiff flex.
Swing with The New Club
Now the shop representative should handover you a custom club. Swing the club a few times (use launch monitor if possible) and see the ball is going to your expected target zone or not. If the answer is negative, then prefer changing the fittings.
Judge Your Comfort and Accuracy
After having the most suitable custom-fit club in the hand, think of the comfort you are having holding it. If you feel comfortable enough, then you can go with it. But if not, then you might consider changing the shaft material, grip padding, etc. For having better comfort and good grip.
Try Your New Club While Wearing a Glove
You should be able to feel free to move and have good holding while wearing a golf glove. Since golf gloves are often used while golfing, it will be much irritating if the gloves slip. Normally, the bigger your glove, the larger your grip should be.
How Much Can It Cost Measurement?
The whole costing depends on different things such as the manufacture-material, brand, retailer, etc. However, here is an average cost figure that should be needed to custom-fit your club (if you already own the clubs).
Drivers, fairways (hybrids) – around $125 to $300
Drivers – around $50 to $180
Irons – around $45 to $240
Putter – around $30 to $125
Wedge – around $40 to $85
- When in the shop, find the most experienced and expert person as a fitter.
- You can ask a pro for fitting suggestions.
- Provide your recent handicap (if you have any) to the shop representative to help to find the fits.
Golf clubs are the only equipment of golf that transfers your energy to the ball. Your power, accuracy, and control widely depend on them. That why your club should be the most suitable for you and give an incredible performance on the golf course. Custom-fitting the clubs should be beneficial for you and help you make a good golf career. That’s why you must learn how to fit golf clubs properly.
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