1 – Do Some Research
The first mistake you can make in the process is also the worst. Be sure that the club fitter that you’re going to is well-accredited. A simple Google search can tell you whether a club fitter knows what they’re doing before you pay a hefty sum to learn that they do not. Golf Digest publishes a yearly list of the top 100 fitters in the U.S. A proper fitting can even transform your enjoyment of the game. According to club fitter Dana Upshaw:
…one fitting took a client from playing nine holes a week in pain to 18 holes a day pain-free. The guy had been using outdated clubs that were hurting his wrists. A switch to forgiving irons with graphite shafts and better grips transformed his attitude about the game.
2 – Don’t Take Lessons Before
Common sense may dictate that you should have a lesson beforehand in order to provide the club fitter with the most idealized version of yourself. However, this can be detrimental to getting the proper fitting. According to club fitter Pete Farner:
I cringe when I hear them say that, because the golfer is typically going to be focused on their swing instead of producing quality shots. It’s important to give your fitter an accurate representation of your game, which means you shouldn’t try to mask your flaws with a lesson immediately beforehand. If you regularly take lessons, a good clubfitter will ask you about your golf goals and what you’re working on.
3 – Don’t Try Everything
Golf swing analysis should be a thorough experience, but that doesn’t mean you should spend 123 hours at the range testing every single model. For one, your spouse would have your head on a pike if you tried that. But, also, there’s just too many possible combinations for you to try them all. Be realistic.
4 – Don’t Wait
Playing with clubs that aren’t fitted to you won’t be very detrimental at first, but the miles can add up on your body over time. It’s like if you never stretched before or after running; maybe you can get away with it a few times when you’re young, but eventually, playing with unfitted clubs can lead to health problems, including:
- Wrist Damage
- Back Pain
- Knee Pain
5 – Grip It And Rip It
A proper club fitting is great, but it’s not the magic elixir that golfers are always looking for. You still have to put your head down and take your cuts!
I hope that these tips help you find the club fitting that’s perfect for you. Proper clubs benefit your game immensely, especially at Trackman Golf Phoenix.