Using Custom Fitted Golf Clubs

Buying golf clubs directly off the rack and putting them into your bag might seem easy enough, but you are missing one key step - getting them fitted for your body and your swing. No two people are exactly alike, and no two swings are exactly alike, either. So why would you expect to be able to use a stock set of clubs and get good results? You shouldn't. Take the time to get your clubs fitted for you and you just might be surprised at the difference it can make.

The process of getting your clubs custom fitted is pretty quick, and not very expensive at all. Find a local golf shop that has a professional fitter and find out what kind of services and rates they offer.

Among the many benefits of getting your clubs fitted includes:

  • Playing with the right length club. If you are shorter or taller than the average person, there is a good chance your clubs are the wrong length. A fitter will be able to determine the proper length for your irons and make the necessary adjustments so you can feel more comfortable at set up.
  • Getting the lie angle right. The lie angle on your irons refers to the angle the club shaft makes when it comes up from the ground. Clubs that are too flat or too upright for your swing can be very difficult to hit successfully. A good fitter will be able to look at your swing, along with taking some measurements, to make the needed adjustments. If you have been playing with irons that have the wrong lie angle, you will be amazed at what happens when that problem is corrected.
  • Proper shaft flex. Golf is hard enough without using clubs that don't have the right shaft flex for your needs. A custom club fitting will test your current shafts and make recommendations based on those results. After you have installed shafts that fit your swing, the club should feel like it is working with you in the swing, as opposed to fighting against you.

There isn't much reason to not take your clubs for a fitter for customization. The process is not all that expensive when compared to the cost of the clubs themselves, and it can make an incredible difference. Most often, the fitter will be able to modify the irons you are currently using so that you don't have to buy a whole new set of clubs.