Club fitting is something that seems to be overlooked by most golfers. Educating golfers to understand how important getting fitted for golf clubs is something that needs to be addressed by the golfing world.
I am very surprised at the amount of golfers that have never been club fitted, yet they have bought at least three sets of clubs in their lifetime.
It does not matter what handicap level you play to, being club fitted for clubs including putters is something that all golfers who buy golf clubs should participate in.
One of the comments that I hear from golfers is that they feel that their golf skills are not consistent enough to get correctly club fitted. I can understand how golfers may think this especially when you compare a high handicapper to a scratch marker, but when club fitting, it is not all about the golf swing. A persons height, strength, and mobility are factors that influence the type of clubs, shaft flex, weight, lie angle, and length of the golf club.
A person’s golf swing is important because it shows us a golfer’s strength and weaknesses. A good club fitter can find the correct combination to help the golfer improve their length and consistency in their game.
I can appreciate that a golfer can have a “bad” day on the day of the club fitting, but the professional can see the main aspects of a person swing and find the correct combination to assemble the correct set of clubs for the golfer.
When club fitting, obviously the above information is important but the player has to like the look and feel of the club(s) they are planning to buy. It is like buying a nice suit, it may fit well, but if you don’t like the style and colour of the suit, you will rarely wear it, even if the situation requires it.
Each brand of golf club can be fitted to your specification, you just need to try a few combinations to see what you like best and then get fitted for the right shafts and lofts to suits your game.
Putters are clubs that many golfers rarely get fitted for, but if you get fitted for a putter that has the suitable length, lie angle, weight and feel, you will be amazed at how you will improve your putting statistics. Again, golfers can argue that their stroke is not consistent enough to be worthy of a club fitting or even the extent of getting a new putter, but again, there are fundaments that a professional will look at to ensure that your putter will suit and improve your game.
When looking a buying a new club, think about the option of getting fitted correctly. You will be amazed at how much better your game will become!