Monday, February 13, 2006

Have You Been Fitted For Golf?

The following article lists some simple, informative tips that will help you have a better experience with your Golf game.

Did you know that a set of golf clubs off the shelf usually will not be a perfect fit for you? The golf clubs off the shelf are created for people of average size. Everyone is a different size and no two players have the exact same swing, so one golf club size does not fit all!

If the clubs that you have are too long or too short, then you are probably going to have problems. To find the perfect clubs for you, you will want to swing a few different length clubs. You will want clubs that are about the same distance from your belly button to the floor. Try out different golf clubs at golf courses and driving ranges so you will find the right clubs for you!

Renting golf clubs is a great way to try out a wide variety of them. Test them for a few months to ensure that you like the enough to invest in them. Play a few rounds of golf with them until you find the right ones for your body, swing, and game. There's no use buying a new club to find out it doesn't help your game.

Once you have tried out several different sets of clubs and you know that you like the game, then it is a good move to be professionally fitted for your clubs by a PGA professional at your golf course or golf range. There is no need to do this until you can consistently repeat a swing. If you cannot hit that well, then you do not need to be fitted for expensive clubs yet!

A golf professional is your best resource to find the best golf clubs for you. Everyone is built different and some clubs just will not feel right to you. This does not mean that you cannot play golf and need to quit playing. If you buy professionally custom fit clubs, then your golf game will be more consistent and accurate.

Is everything making sense so far? If not, I'm sure that with just a little more reading, all the facts will fall into place.

The first thing the professional will do is have you hit a few balls. Hit the ball normally and try to loosen up. The swing speed will be recorded to help your professional determine the correct shaft flex.

The professional fitter will also determine the most comfortable length of club for you. They will even look at your hands to see if you need special grips. You may need longer or shorter clubs.

Club angles may need to be adjusted too. When you are done with your “fitting,” other recommendations will also be made regarding:

• Club length
• Club head size and design
• Club angle
• Type of shaft
• Grip of club
• Set make-up

When you learn all of this information, you will be able to make a more informed decision about your golf club purchase. Your game will most likely improve when you have correctly fitted equipment just for you.

You can't predict when knowing something extra about Golf will come in handy. If you learned anything new about Golf in this article, you should file the article where you can find it again.

About the Author:

Mike Gillis is the author of this article and you can visit Club To The Green for more great articles, techniques and some of the most recent reviews and equipment to help your
Golf game.