Posts made in August, 2012

Does the Price of the Shaft Ensure Better Shaft Performance?

Posted by on Aug 31, 2012 in Clubfitting, Shaft Fitting | 10 comments

Tweet In a word? No, the price of the shaft does not ensure that anything about the shaft will be better, whether you are talking the fit, the performance or the quality. Sad, but it is true. Over the past several years, a number of shaft companies have chosen to develop and market graphite shafts for woods which are VERY expensive. From the early 1980s when graphite shafts were first introduced until the mid 2000s, the most expensive graphite shafts cost in the area of $50 to $60. In almost every case, these were shafts which were manufactured to be very light in weight and with a very low...

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How To Use a Launch Monitor To Improve Your Game

Posted by on Aug 23, 2012 in Clubfitting, Driver Fitting, Tips | 15 comments

Tweet If the clubfitter has years of experience in fitting many golfers and is knowledgeable in all of the fitting specifications that have a bearing on shot performance, the answer to this question is NO.  There is no question it is possible to gain so much experience in fitting that it is possible to watch the flight of the ball and know how to fit a golfer. However, there are not all that many clubfitters who posses such qualifications, so it very definitely can enhance the accuracy of the outcome to be fit on a launch monitor. But ONLY if the launch monitor is accurate AND MORE...

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Do Tall People Always Need Longer Clubs or Short People Shorter Clubs?

Posted by on Aug 17, 2012 in Clubfitting, Tips | 37 comments

Tweet There are certain assumptions that golfers often make about their equipment.  Associating height with club length is one such assumption that quite often is wrong.  The reason is because many tall people have long arms and a lot of short people have normal length arms. When we take our stance to hit a golf ball, it is the combination of our height AND our arm length that initially determines what club length is required to ensure that we are comfortable over the ball.  But there is a lot more to advising the proper club length than one’s height and arm length.  Our posture and...

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Does Buying an Adjustable Driver Mean You’ve Been Custom Fit?

Posted by on Aug 9, 2012 in Clubfitting, Driver Fitting, Golf Club Technology | 0 comments

Tweet Since 2011, the hot club offerings from several of the big golf companies have been drivers made with an adjustable hosel piece or adjustable sole piece that are said to offer custom fitting to any golfer. By adjusting a specially made device in the neck of the drivers, these companies say it is possible to offer golfers a custom fit loft, lie and face angle. Sorry, but the adjustable hosel or sole drivers are NOT even close to being custom fit in the sense of how professional custom fitting can tailor a driver to allow any golfer to play to the utmost of their ability. I know of what I...

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Improve Your Putting Consistency With Counter Weighting

Posted by on Aug 2, 2012 in Clubfitting, Putter Fitting | 82 comments

Tweet When most golfers think about custom Clubfitting, they think only of the full swing clubs – the driver, fairway woods, hybrids and irons. Few golfers are ever fit for their wedges and putter. Yet within these short game clubs lies the chance to achieve the greatest level of improvement on the golfer’s actual SCORE. One of the most dramatic putting improvement tools within custom fitting has proven to be the use of a heavy weight inserted into the very grip end of the putter shaft. This is a putter fitting technique called ‘COUNTER WEIGHTING.” How does putter counter weighting...

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