Because few people are the same fit!
Is it sensible for someone who is 5 feet 4 inches tall, to have the same set make-up as another, who is 6 feet 4 inches in height?
Of course not!
But this is how most clubs are sold “off the rack” in the high street and the internet leaving you the customer to choose from only aesthetics and price.
Remember the "sure it’ll do fine" attitude starts you with a bogey!
If you are serious about playing better and thus more enjoyable golf, I would encourage you to do two things. Book a series of golf lessons with a PGA Qualified Professional so that practice becomes more purposeful, and, ask a clubmaker to custom-fit your next set of clubs. In fact, purchasing another set might not be required, as it is possible to make alterations to your present set for a modest sum, ie. Length, lie angle and grip size can all be modified.
In custom fitting there are 3 key areas to look for improvement.
Accuracy... distance... trajectory...
Regardless of your ability as a ball striker everyone needs a golf club with the proper lie angle and length according to their specific build, a grip size that attaches their hands comfortably to the club, a shaft that accelerates through the hitting area transmitting feel and solidness of hit to the golfer, with a head shape that is properly weighted and balanced with a centre of gravity positioned low enough to propel the ball forward at the proper launch angle [ trajectory ] to maximize their distance and accuracy.
We at NSgolftech.com consider these parameters very seriously before recommending, building or altering clubs for our customers.
WIYB – whats in your bag?
The clubs you are presently using can be assessed in our fully equipped workshop. Specifically the length of the clubs related to your height and arm measurements, swingweight, shaft flex and weight. Also, shaft stiffness through the set, is there consistency of frequency measured in cpm from the longest club to the shortest? If so this forms a flo-chart.
Let’s have a chat.
An insightful chat about your game helps me evaluate where you are coming from and where you want to go. How far do you carry a 6 iron? Driver? Is there a consistent shape of shot? Does the ball fly high or low?
Now let’s hit some shots….
What’s a launch monitor?
Flightscope is the world’s first 3D golf ball Doppler tracking radar.
Flightscope measures how a player hits golf balls, providing information about the player and the equipment ( clubs and balls ).
Here are a few examples of what it can do;
- Test clubs to find the best equipment fit for a player.
- Measure performance of a player, to identify areas of improvement and/or progress during golf instruction.
- Calibrate each golf club in a player’s bag.
- Compare performance with other players including top golfers.
- Evaluate personal progress.
- Provide instructional, professional and entertaining data about golf shots not known to most golfers.
- As a professional club fitter/instructor I can measure performance and progress of a player and his/her equipment accurately and scientifically to find the best equipment fit to improve your scores and enjoyment of the game.
After testing we can view the results page and compare the present clubs with the test clubs to form an opinion on which head and shaft combination helps with the desired improvements you are seeking.
It’s important to see gapping in the set make-up, there is no point in buying 2 clubs that fly the same distance. The customer is king/queen, you buy from open stock which allows you the advantage of starting from 4,5 or 6 iron.
Customers often leave out a long iron to add a 52deg gap or 60deg lob wedge.