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Six Golf Club Fitting Tips You’ve Never Heard About


The usefulness of golf fitting is widely debated among golfers of all skill levels. The truth is golf club fitting is no magic trick that would fix all your faults and errors in an instant. It’s helpful; it won’t completely eradicate the errors but reduce the severity of the faults. Good club fitting would add to your skills, but won’t create where there isn’t any. Here are six golf club fitting tips that would be of great help to you.

  1. Experts at the local golf shop take a number of factors into consideration before fitting the club. They focus on the mechanics of the swing and also your body size and shape. We would also like to suggest you buy golf clubs after considering the above factors. Some golf shops will allow you to practice with the clubs and help with fitting if you promise them a sale.
  2. Golfers who are taller than the average player need not always proportionally add extra length to the clubs. The body physiology is such that with an increase in height the arm length also increases. Usually, experts measure the distance between the wrist and the floor. This measurement might vary by an inch (longer or shorter) depending on the height of the player. The most important thing is that the player needs to be comfortable with the club length.
  3. Get the club fitter to affix a sticker to know what lie angle best works for you. The lie angle is the angle between the shaft and the sole. If the lie angle is small, then the heel of the club is below the toe, the result will be a poor stroke. The result is the same even if the toe is lower than the heel.
  4. Golf club fitters use adhesive to adjust the thickness of the grip. Adding multiple layers will make the grip thicker. Golf club grip that’s too thick can lead to a hook and thin grip increases the chance of a slice. Again, here too, your comfort level must decide the thickness of the grip.
  5. Depending upon the swing dynamics you can choose either softer shaft flexes or stiffer flexes. Players who have a fast swing can opt for stiffer flexes, whereas, people with slower swing tend to prefer softer shaft flexes. The club fitter will analyze your swing before suggesting a few models for you to experiment.
  6. Do you want to hit the ball high and long or are you aiming to hit it straight? Heavier shafts will create lesser back spin thus keeping the ball closer to the ground. Experienced players prefer to use heavier shafts. Conversely, the ball will travel faster and longer if a lighter shaft is used.