When you’re an intermediate or high-handicap golfer, you want to do everything you can to improve your game. Maybe you’ve signed up for lessons or planned plenty of time to practice. You’ve even looked at investing in new irons. But what about a professional golf club fitting?
While a professional golf club fitting is one of the best things you can do for your game, golfers too often hesitate to invest in one. This may be due to a common misconception that golf fittings are only for pro-level golfers or due to hesitancy based on feeling awkward about their low skill level. What they don’t realize is that getting fitted for clubs is one of the first things a golfer should do when he or she is ready to improve their game.
In this post from the golf coaching experts at Totally Driven in Minnesota, we’re breaking down some of the top reasons to invest in a golf club fitting. Give us a call to schedule your golf club fitting today!
Professional Golf Club Fittings
Professional golf club fittings are one of the best kept secrets in golf. Even if you feel like you’re struggling, getting fitted for new clubs will automatically help you start improving your game the right way. On the other hand, experts agree that improperly fitting equipment will undoubtedly hinder your enjoyment of the sport and your ability to improve your game. Worse, it can cause you to pick up bad habits and hinder your swing development.
These are just a few of the most common club fitting issues that can interfere with your game:
● Club is too short
● Club is too long
● Club is too heavy
● Club is too light
● Lie angle is wrong
● Club design is not ideal
Reasons to Invest in a Fitting
Besides avoiding a bad fit, there are plenty of great reasons to invest in a golf club fitting:
1. Improve your handicap.
A custom driver fitting can help you improve even if you’re a high handicap golfer. Studies of high-handicap drivers have drawn a clear line between fittings and significant spin rate reduction and average distance increase. Mid-handicap and low-handicap players also showed an improvement in these areas.
And it’s not just drivers. Experts have found that hybrid fittings, iron fittings, and fairway wood fittings can also improve performance at all levels.
2. Improve your control.
When your lofts are off, it can be difficult to hit distance with a consistent level of control. During your fitting, we’ll take a look at your lofts and make recommendations that help you improve your overall distance control.
3. Hit with greater accuracy.
During an iron fitting, we’ll conduct a lie board test to help you work out any directional issues and get fitted with a proper lie angle. This will help you to hit with improved accuracy and straightness.
4. Increase confidence.
There’s just something about knowing that you’ve got the right equipment for your athletic needs to instill confidence. Let our club fitting experts help you find the fit so you can feel empowered when you use them.
5. Modernize your clubs.
You’d be surprised at what a difference a few years makes in terms of golf club technology. If it’s been a while since you updated your clubs, it’s time to see what’s out there and find out how it can step up your game.
During Your Golf Club Fitting
Golf experts agree that the best time to schedule a golf club fitting is as soon as possible. If you plan to invest in golf lessons, be sure to consult with a golf fitting expert first. During your golf club fitting, pay careful attention and take notes if possible.
After your initial club consultation, have your current set altered or invest in a few new clubs. If investing in new clubs is on the table, you don’t have to drop a mint to see a payoff for your fitting. The key is to follow the expert’s recommendation. As long as you’re following the recommendations outlined in your fitting, any affordable starter kit will work fine while you work on honing your golf skills. Some golfers find that all they need to start is a pitching wedge, driver, 7-iron, and a sand wedge.
After you’ve chosen your initial set of clubs, it’s a good idea to invest in golf lessons or golf coaching. During your sessions, continue to communicate with your instructor as your needs may change over time in accordance with your skill development. Once you feel you’re ready to make a significant investment in your club, schedule a full bag fitting.
Schedule Your Golf Club Fitting
Are you still playing with the same old golf clubs you’ve been using for years? Get the equipment you need to step up your game with a professional golf fitting from Totally Driven in Minnesota. To schedule your fitting or learn about golf coaching and fitness memberships, connect with us online or give us a call at (952) 681-2728.