Want to increase your drive by 10-20 yards? Like to knock 3-5 strokes off your average round? Many golfers, especially amateurs, spend a lot of money buying the latest technology clubs every couple of years in an effort to improve their game. We know that the technology is improving all the time and there are some benefits to be gained by having clubs with say, a larger sweet spot, but the benefits can be fairly minor.
Probably the biggest improvement that a golfer can gain is by having a custom fitting when they purchase a new club or better still, a new set of clubs, woods or irons.
Having a custom fitting does not just mean having the shaft length adjusted to suit your height; although this is one of the many factors that need to be taken into account. There are very many other adjustments that can ensure that the clubs suit your stance, swing, grip and also the standard you play to and what you are trying to achieve with your golf shots. For example, are you trying to get more distance, more height, more backspin etc. or are you just trying to overcome a recurring slice? Only a qualified professional can spot what needs to be done to the club to get the best out of your playing style and technique.
Most amateurs know very little about for example, the different shaft characteristics and what would best suit their swing, so just this one piece of advice can make a huge difference to your game. Similarly, the loft angle of the various clubs can make a big difference to your game as well as the grip thickness and feel.
Once you have had the clubs custom fitted to your personal requirements you will not only play better but you will also feel more confident in your game. You may even save yourself money in the longer term. You will feel more confident with your existing clubs and stop searching for the latest technology to save you a shot here or there!
The cost of a custom fit can vary considerably so it pays to shop around. Some retailers will not charge for the cost of the custom fitting service if you buy the clubs from them. So if you are planning a new set of clubs then this is probably the best deal.