If you’ve never been fit for clubs, your game could seriously be suffering. People tend to stick to out-of-date, poorly fit clubs because they either don’t see the benefit of a fitting or are intimidated by the process. But trust me — it’s worth it! You may not even realize how much your off-the-rack clubs are affecting your game.
If you’re ready to take the leap into a professional clubfitting — or want to get the most out of your next fitting — I have two simple and effective tips for you.
First: Don’t be brand-loyal. The numbers don’t lie, so make sure to come in with an open mind when it comes to building your bag. For example, the brand that helps you drive it longer and straighter might not suit you best when it comes to your short game.
In the same vein, make sure you’re going to a reputable fitter who carries a wide variety of clubs. After my True Spec fitting (True Spec and GOLF.com are operated by the same holding company, 8AM Golf), I ended up with a mixed bag of no less than six different manufacturers, from my putter, wedges and irons all the way through my hybrids, fairway woods and driver. I’m playing better than ever!
Second: Trust your fitter. You may think you know what’s best for you, but the launch monitor could tell a completely different story. Do your best to listen to the fitting professional when it comes to recommendations.
It’s easy to get swayed by advertisements or the latest new gear, but what you think you want could actually rob you of yards and add strokes to your score, based on your personal swing and playing style. Embrace the process and get ready to come out a changed player!
Got a question for Paige? Or need her to boost your swing or style game? Send a note (or pic!) to Paige@golf.com.