- which is your favorite club? Why?
- which is your least favorite club? Why?
- what part of your game would you like to improve? Would you like to achieve a higher flight of the ball, a longer hitting range, or better control?
- the distance between your hand/wrist and the ground (this gives an indication of the ideal length of a club),
- the size of your hands and fingers,
- the speed of your swing,
- flight of the ball,
- measurement of the “lie” angle by swinging the club on a so-called “Lie board”
Within the short period of time that I’ve been providing clubfitting services, I have noticed a number of interesting things: People often play with a driver which is too long and has too little loft. How many times have you not heard people state that they hit equally far with a number 3 driver as they do using their number 1 driver? Just look at the difference in length between these two clubs. With a ½ or 1 inch less in length, you will have more control over the club and subsequently hit the sweet spot more often and this will help you achieve greater distances. A club head with more loft is more forgiving and results in less hooks and slices.
- the most straightforward improvement and which is often underappreciated, is simply changing the grip of a club
- a good set of carefully selected wedges is just as important as the rest of your set. Just remind yourself of how many short distances you play during a round of golf.
- the choice of the right shaft is important, because it affects the distance, the touch, the trajectory of the ball and the accuracy of your swing
- older players benefit from “counter balancing”:
- weight is added on the side of the grip
- this moves the center of mass upwards, which “lightens” the swings
- less effort is required to control the club at the highest point in the backswing
Players with custom made clubs generally lower their handicap by an average of 25%. So why wait? Make an appointment!!