Complete Club Fitting

Your fitting process is the most comprehensive I have been through, and I have been through quite a few. -Rob M., Denver, CO.

 Our High Tech Custom Club Fitting Process

Our seven step custom club fitting and club building process consists of the following steps:

1. Customer Interview

When we fit customers, we concentrate on their current skill level, current equipment, game improvement objectives, and budget. For everyone, we look at club length, club weight, shaft flex, grip size, set makeup, and club head design.

By having the right length, weight, flex, grip size and club head design you will play better golf .FASTER!

It’s important for us to find out more about you and your objectives. Through our initial player diagnostic we look at your current equipment and swing to understand your current capabilities and what changes are necessary to take you to the next level. More…

 2. Equipment Profile

Every golfer has a bag full of clubs that they have assembled over the years.  Some will match their swing and the golfer will hit those clubs well.  Others will be too soft, stiff, long, short, heavy, light or just plain wrong for the golfer.  These clubs will not allow the golfer to perform to the best of their ability.  With 14 clubs in the bag, the chances of all of them matching the golfer’s swing are slim to none.  For that reason, we measure the characteristics of each club in the golfer’s bag to get a profile of what the golfer is using and give us a very good idea where equipment problems could be hurting the golfer’s performance. We measure, at a minimum, club length, flex, weight, swingweight, loft and lie.  More…

3. Shot and Swing Analysis

This is the start of the dynamic testing portion of the fitting process.  The Swing and Shot measurements are taken using the golfer’s driver and 6 iron.  The basis of all fittings should be to improve on the performance of the golfer’s existing equipment.  This gives the Fitting Technician a baseline by which to measure improvement.  All statistics should be captured using a launch monitor.  If he/she does not have equipment, choose clubs that you believe would be a good fit, both a 6 iron and a driver.  More…

4. Shaft Selection

The proper shaft in your clubs, especially your driver, can increase distance and dramatically reduce shot dispersion.

Our proprietary fitting system recommends the proper weight, swing weight, butt stiffness and tip profile that will give you the best performance for YOUR unique swing.

Light shaft?  Stiff shaft? Heavy swing weight?  Soft Tip?  Low Trajectory?  Low Spin? There are a lot of options in shaft selection these days. The touring pros play shafts specifically tailored to their unique swings because they know the proper shaft is money in the bank!  More…

5. Dynamic Fitting and Testing

The true test of any custom club fitting is to have the golfer hit the longest, straightest shots that they can.  While most club fitting systems focus on launch angle, spin rates, and carry distance, the best thing we can do to help golfers lower their scores and have more fun is to increase accuracy and consistency.  That is why our main testing on the Golf Achiever Launch and TrackMan Ball Flight monitors is to identify the club head and shaft combination that gets the tightest shot dispersion.  We prove it to our golfers every day!  One golfer, a 3 handicap, had been playing stiff iron shafts for years and would struggle with his accuracy, especially in the later part of his rounds.  Our test showed that he should be playing softer shafts with a slightly higher launch angle.  He went from hitting a 6 iron 168 yards, with a shot dispersion of +/- 7 yards to 176 yards at +/- 1 yard.  Now he will be only 3 feet from the pin, instead of being off the green!  The results below show another, typical test where a golfer needed a stiffer shaft.  His distance increased from 171 yards to 183 yards and his shot dispersion went from +/- 17 yards to +/- 8 yards.  Now THAT is how you fit for distance and accuracy.  More…

6. Equipment Recommendations

When we get to the final recommendations for improving your game, we will have shown you how you can improve accuracy, consistency and distance versus your current equipment.  More…

7. Order and Delivery

The first 6 steps have completed the preliminary stages of custom fitting where we now know what type of club and shafts need to be built. This is where most club fitters stop and order stock clubs at a particular length, lie angle and swing weight. However, at D’Lance Golf “we custom build what we custom fit.”  This is the same process used by the tour players on the PGA Tour.  More…