Custom Club Fitting Services Oak Lawn IL

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.

The Golf Gift Shop
(630) 941-2070
124 N. York Road
Elmhurst, IL
 
Sports Authority
(708) 499-9660
Burbank Station, 7720 S. Cicero Avenue
Burbank, IL
Services
Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Klees Golf Shop Inc
(773) 233-4000
10436 South Western Avenue
Chicago, IL
 
Sports Authority
(708) 460-0900
Orland Park Place Mall, 1385 Orland Park Place Drive, #206
Orland Park, IL
Services
Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Sports Authority
(708) 345-7040
Broadview Village Square, 400 Broadview Village Square
Broadview, IL
Services
Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Sports Authority
(708) 636-0501
Green Oak Shopping Center, 9633 S. Cicero Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Saints Golf
(773) 233-9302
3153 West 111th Street
Chicago, IL
 
Orland Park Golf Galaxy
(708) 364-0374
15756 S LaGrange Rd
Orland Park, IL
Services
Custom Club Fitting,Full Service Club Repair,Book a Tee Time,Book a PGA Lesson,Pre-Owned Club Program,Club-Trade In Program
Store Hours
Mon - Fri: 10:00am - 9:00pm,Sat: 9:00am - 9:00pm,Sun: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Golf Pro
Golf Pro : Ken Buss
Teaching Principles : Stress basics grip posture turn and weight shift like to work with both new players to pros also stress practice of short game and putting.

Sports Authority
(708) 366-6600
1800 S. Harlem Avenue
North Riverside, IL
Services
Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Sports Authority
(630) 887-4742
7125 Kingery Highway
Willowbrook, IL
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Simulator, Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

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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