Driver Fitting

Increase Distance and Reduce Spin off the Tee for the Better Player

Posted by on Jun 5, 2013 in Clubfitting, Driver Fitting | 3 comments

Tweet Higher than desired spin on the driver typically comes more from the golfer having a little more downward angle of attack into the ball or, from the golfer allowing the clubhead to slightly pass in front of the hands so the dynamic loft on the face is higher at impact than the actual static loft on the face. Equipment wise, higher spin can only come from a higher loft on the face and slightly from a shaft that is too soft in flex or too tip flexible for the golfer’s swing. If you have lower ball flight with 3200 rpm spin when using a 10* loft driver for example, assuming the loft...

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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 | 9 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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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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Swingweight – The Ideal Swing Reference Point

Posted by on Jul 18, 2012 in Clubfitting, Driver Fitting, Hybrid Fitting, Iron Fitting | 11 comments

Tweet One of the very first “technical things” a golfer learns about his equipment is the letter + number designation which describes the SWINGWEIGHT of the clubs. C8, D1, D4 are examples of the letter/number designation which have been used to label the swingweight of golf clubs. Just what is swingweight? First of all, it really is not a weight or a measurement of a weight. It is not a parameter like “grams”, “ounces”, or “pounds.” It is an expression that attempts to describe the ratio of the amount of weight in the bottom 2/3’s to the weight in the upper 1/3 of a golf...

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Golf Club Loft – Will The Real Loft Please Stand Up

Posted by on Jun 14, 2012 in Clubfitting, Driver Fitting, Hybrid Fitting, Iron Fitting | 7 comments

Tweet One of the very most important specifications on each of your golf clubs is the loft angle.  To skip the fancy definitions, the loft angle is how much the face of the clubhead on each of your golf clubs is tilted back.  Every clubhead in your bag has a specific loft angle on the face, even your putter. Quite simply, loft is about 85% of the reason you hit each golf club a different distance.  The length of each of your clubs comprises the other 15%.  How far YOU actually hit each club is mainly a product of the relationship of YOUR swing speed with the different loft on each...

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Driver Clubhead Size and Performance – Who Wins?

Posted by on Apr 26, 2012 in Clubhead Design, Driver Fitting | 17 comments

Tweet I’m well aware there are a number of golfers who can’t stand looking down at drivers which to them, look so large in size they seem like a “grapefruit on the end of a stick.”  Golf equipment information forums will occasionally have threads in which golfer’s plea for the companies to develop and introduce sub 400cc drivers. Within such comments invariably is the question, “can a smaller size driver perform as well as a larger one, and if so, why haven’t the golf companies offered at least an alternative smaller size driver?” In a nutshell, if they can be sure it will...

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