The Value Of A Personal Clubfitter
I talk about my clubfitter often, and I consider him part of my team. Anytime I want to do something with my equipment, I go see Jim. He's built all of my clubs, and I know they're perfectly matched and built to tolerances the major manufacturers can’t even dream of.
If you’ve never treated yourself to a visit to a true clubfitter/clubmaker, I strongly suggest it. For a start, you’ll be amazed at what you have in your bag. That sizeable investment in mis-matched woods, irons, hybrids, etc., is probably making this game harder than it needs to be.
A good clubfitter has the equipment necessary to see how your clubs stack up against one another and against your swing and posture. I can assure you that you'll come away surprised and impressed.
You see, one of the problems in this industry is that there are no standards for any measure of a golf club. Companies even measure length differently, so that a 46” driver from one might be ½” different from a 46” driver from another.
But the most glaring problem of this lack of standards is in shafts. The designations “R” and “S” mean nothing. I know for a fact that you can see as much as a 2-3 flex difference from one brand of “R” shaft and another.
So how can you possibly know what you're swinging without a qualified clubfitter to put it on the frequency machine and see what it “REALLY” is ?
This is a short post, but maybe one of the most important I’ve ever written. To find a qualified clubfitter in your area, visit the PCS or GCA websites. Most component companies – Wishon, SMT, etc, will also have a referral feature.
For the sake of your game, make this visit a priority.
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