Getting fitted for golf clubs can be expensive. Is it worth the investment?
It’s an easy “yes” if you are a golf pro or a serious amateur… but is getting fitted for clubs something a beginning golfer should even consider?
If you are new to the game, have played a couple rounds at the local executive course, been a regular at the local driving range and are slowly falling in love with golf, isn’t it ok to just keep playing with Uncle Bob’s old clubs from the cellar or Cousin Kathy’s set from the back of the garage? What’s the difference as long as you’re having a good time?
Is it worth it for a beginning golfer to spend the time and money it takes to get fitted for clubs?
At the 2011 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, I had a chance to talk with Dan Gibson, master golf fitter for Callaway Golf. I was fussing around with some new putters they had on display and not having much success, when he handed me one of their newer putters and started talking about all the new features, how the balance and design were certain to help me improve my putting stroke, etc. etc. What can I say! Dan Gibson loves his job, and when I asked if he would take a moment or two to answer a few questions for golfgurls.com, he was more than happy to oblige.
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- The club has to fit your game and your abilities
- The club has to be attractive to you. If you think it’s an uglee club, you will play uglee.
- The club must be the correct fit for swing weight, flex, length, correct grip and lie angle.
If you have the correct clubs for your game, your game will improve and you will have more fun. In fact, it’s more important for a beginning golfer to get fitted than for a pro. Golf is not an easy sport and it is too easy to get discouraged and quit if your game is going south.
The bottom line: Get fitted, improve, play better, have fun, and keep on playing.
What do you think? Is it worth it for a beginning golfer to get fitted for clubs?