A golf club fitting, when done properly, custom fit golf clubs to your swing. By properly, we’re talking applied science – deep insights into shaft dynamics plus Trackman data, not trial and error with just a handful of misleading shafts.
Looking ahead to 2023 season, it’s not that far away. Your swing is grooved now, even if there are areas where you struggle. What areas (putting, chipping, fairways) cost you strokes against where you want to be? What is your typical miss (slice, hook, thin, fat)? Which club do you love and which one do you carry but stop hitting? Our expert golf club fitting explores more than just your golf swing. We take time to understand your goals, your objectives, your misses and with which clubs.
When is the best time to get a golf club fitting?
Get fit while you feel like you’re grooving your swing. For most golfers, that’s now. Instead of waiting until Spring as the 2023 season is getting started, or worse mid-season, get custom fit for golf clubs now. Here are 5 reasons to consider:
1. Consistency in the swing improves accuracy in the Golf Club Fitting.
More consistent swings make it easier on you and the club fitter to optimize head and shaft combinations. For you, it takes fewer shots as you work across the bag from wedge fittings to iron, hybrid, fairway wood and driver fittings. For the fitter, it allows them to more accurately determine how well the head and shaft combination performs for you – personalization.
2. Get ahead of the Fall release of new golf shafts, heads and grips.
Head manufacturers, shaft manufacturers, even grip manufacturers all stage new releases in the Fall. Titleist has been building buzz about the TSR Drivers and Fairway Woods all season, but aren’t releasing until October. Get ahead of the rush with a fitting now, know your optimal golf shafts, and new equipment testing is enlightening. For example: read our best Driver and Shaft Recommendations for 2022 or our latest on the BGT ZNE wedge shaft.
3. Eliminate inconsistency before your start the golf season.
Whether through new clubs or reshafting existing golf clubs, eliminating those inconsistencies accelerate getting your swing in shape in the Spring. Why? No swing variance across clubs. Swinging your 5-iron should feel as effortless as your 9-iron. Practice getting 100-yard shots within 15 feet, not 15 yards of the pin. In an expert golf club fitting, you can see the variance across clubs and how we can eliminate those inconsistencies.
4. Remove club variability before practice.
Ever said, I love my 7-iron but I can hit my 5-iron. Chances are it’s due to shaft inconsistency, even within the same shaft. Fear hitting a hybrid or driver, but hit the 3-wood great. Chances are it’s due to shaft inconsistencies from shaft-to-shaft. No one should have to practice with that much variability. Even if the result is just re-shafting existing clubs, start with a professional golf club fitting.
5. Improve off-season practice results.
Taking a retrospective look at your problem areas as well as your success areas is very insightful. For a golf club fitter, it tells us 1) it’s not your swing, and 2) how to hone shaft flex and swing weights. For you, it creates focus for game improvement. If you want to hit tighter shots from 125 yards in, focus on the wedges. With a professional wedge fitting, our goal is to reduce shot dispersion by as much as 50%. And, we optimize for spin, launch angles, ball height, landing angles and more.
Conclusion: When is the best time for a custom golf club fitting?
Now. Do it while your swing is grooving. Do it when you’ve isolated your problem areas. But do it with a golf club fitter that sticks with you for life. Only D’Lance Golf Performance Center offers Lifetime Club Fittings.