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Golf Club Fitting

August 15, 2012

Tips for getting a club fittingGetting Clubs Fitted

Once you’ve started to learn to golf – making sure you have the right equipment is key. One way to really invest in your golf game and play better golf is to have a custom club fitting done in Minnesota.

Buying a set of golf clubs is an investment – and you want to make sure that investment helps you play better golf!

What is a Club Fitting?

Off-the-shelf golf clubs are one-size-fits-all – which is fine if you’re 5’6” to 5’10”.  Standard clubs will work fine for you and your golf swing won’t be affected. But, if you’re taller or shorter than that range – and many people are –  you may want to consider getting a club fitting done.  The clubs will be suited to your height as well as your swing and how hard and fast you hit a golf ball.

What Happens at a Club Fitting?

Many golf professionals in Minnesota or pro shop experts can fit you for clubs. A basic club fitting should take about 30 minutes.  The golf professional will do more than just measure your height. He or she really wants to see how you hit the ball, how you hold various clubs and what your swing looks like.

During your club fitting, plan to hit several variations of the same club. The reason is that you’re trying to find the best combination of shaft (length, flex and kickpoint), loft (standard, strong or flat), lie angle (standard, upright or flat), grip and swingweight for your fitted clubs. The person fitting you for your new golf clubs will be watching for the flight of the ball of each club and to see where you’re making contact with the ball.

Fittings can be done for every club in your bag – from your irons to your putters. Just make sure that the clubs you end up buying are made to fit the specifications you need based on your club fitting. Click here to find a course near you to set up your club fitting and start boosting your golf game.

The Minnesota Section PGA consists of PGA Professionals who are experts in the game and business of golf. Our mission is to promote the enjoyment and involvement of the game of golf and to contribute to its growth by providing services to golf professionals, the golf industry, people who play golf or would like to start playing golf. PGA Section Offices oversee the 41 geographic regions throughout the United States and provide the grass-roots network for the nation’s 25 million amateur golfers and with the PGA’s 27,000 members.

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