Custom Club Fitting Services Holland MI

The way pros fit you varies. If the fitting system he or she uses is from a club manufacturer, it’s skewed toward that brand’s clubs. Otherwise, if it’s from an independent fitting-system manufacturer, the resulting data can be universally applied to all brands.

On the Green Logo''s
(616) 669-1928
7152 40th Ave.
Hudsonville, MI
 
Jawor's Pro Shop & Golf Center
(586) 293-9836
32900 Gratiot Ave
Roseville, MI
Services
800-683-1410

Tee It Up Pro Shop
(616) 617-7808
760 Twin Lakes Dr. Ne
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Golf Smith
248-740-9040, 248-740-9040
790 E. Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI
Store Hours
Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

On the Green Logo''s
(616) 669-1928
7152 40th Ave.
Hudsonville, MI
 
Handicomp Inc
(800) 833-0033
60 Baldwin Street
Jenison, MI
 
GolfX
(616) 662-1050
1971 E. Beltline NE, Suite 106
Grand Rapids, MI
Services
800-955-6221

Golf Soft
(810) 655-8070
1518 W. Grand Blanc Rd.
Grand Blanc, MI
 
Golf Smith
248-374-5601, 248-374-5601
17783 Haggerty Rd
Northville, MI
Store Hours
Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Greenskeeper Golf
(248) 343-5050
545 E Oxhill
White Lake, MI
 

Clubfitting 101

Clubfitting 101

There’s more than one way to get perfectly fitted clubs

CLUB PROFESSIONALS
Here you’ll get individual attention from a qualified club pro who’s knowledgeable about swing mechanics. Frequently, you’ll also receive swing tips—they go hand in hand with fitting. The way pros fit you varies. If the fitting system he or she uses is from a club manufacturer, it’s skewed toward that brand’s clubs. Otherwise, if it’s from an independent fitting-system manufacturer, the resulting data can be universally applied to all brands. With the latter, many pros use high-tech launch monitors with sophisticated software that provides detailed swing data. Other pros prefer the old-school method of taking static measurements while you hold the club at address, then watch you swing while using a lie board, clubface spray and sole tape to figure out where you’re striking the ball. Either method is fine, as long as it pairs you with the proper equipment.

At some point in either process, the pro derives the right clubs for you by trial and error. You’ll probably be fitted on an outdoor range and will repeatedly hit a driver, using a slightly different version from one hit to the next. The club components will come from a fitting cart. The pro tapes the clubface, to help see where you make impact. He’ll also see how the ballflight is affected by each club or shaft change. Once he or she has determined your proper driver specs, he or she will likely hand you a 6-iron and repeat all testing, this time also taping the club’s sole, to help determine your lie angle.

“The advantage of going to a green-grass PGA pro is that you can see the ballflight, because you’ll probably be fitted outdoors,” says Virgil Herring, PGA director of instruction at Golf Institute at Gaylord Springs in Nashville, Tenn. “The ball won’t lie to you.” Some pros offer clubfitting free of charge; others charge a fee that they’ll apply toward any clubs you purchase from them. Another big advantage is that if you see your local pro, he or she will already know your swing.

GOLF SHOPS
Many golf discount shops or the golf department in sporting goods stores will put you through a brief fitting session for free. You’ll get measured on a launch monitor, which is great.

Beware of clerks who aren’t properly trained to fit swings—they may steer you to the wrong gear (although many have been trained by club manufacturers). And some large chains employ PGA pros for the sole purpose of clubfitting.

Ask friends and fellow golfers to find a reputable place. If you question the quality of your fitter, consider visiting a second and third store and undergoing a fitting session at each. That way, you can see if the analyses are consistent with one another before you buy clubs. At the very least, you’ll learn some things about your swing and which equipment specs you need.

ON YOUR OWN
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