How to Fit Golf Clubs.
Players at all skill levels benefit from the use of custom-fit golf clubs. If you feel like your golf game needs improvement, investing in a set of clubs that fit you like a glove can help you compete at your highest level. To learn what kind of clubs you need, you need a few specific measurements and some basic information about your style of play.
Part 1 Measuring for Custom Clubs.
1. Measure your height. Clubs are matched to your height and the distance between your hands and the ground. To find the right size clubs for your body, use recent height measurement to determine the proper angle for your clubs. It usually helps to have another person measure, so you get the most accurate measurements possible.
Measure your basic height from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet. Stand up as straight as possible to get the measurement. You don’t need to be in your swing stance.
2. Measure your wrist-floor length. The other essential measurement that you’ll need is the distance between your wrists and the ground. Stand as straight as possible, letting your arms hang loosely at your sides. Ask your helper to measure from the top of your wrist, where the top of the club would be, to the floor.
3. Swing a standard-length club at the store. If you’re considering investing in custom clubs, these two basic measurements will give you specific angle information and a plus-or-minus length requirement based on the standard club length. In other words, height and wrist-floor are the only measurements you need before you head to the store and talk to a salesperson about custom clubs. Typically, size-fitters will work with you to examine your swing on a standard-size club and use your measurements to determine which clubs will be most appropriate for your style of play.
Alternatively, it’s good for the fitter to see you swing the clubs you already own and play with regularly to see what might make for a good corrective size, helping to address any inconsistencies in your swing.
Standard size golf club lengths are different for men and women. Each club, from the driver to the wedge, also has it’s own standard length, so you must be fit each type.
If you want to do a quick-check of your measurements and get a sense of your plus-or-minus length score, you can plug your numbers in here.
4. Provide your handicap. If you play with a handicap, it can be helpful to provide it when you head to the pro shop to check out clubs. If you’re not sure of your handicap, a basic description of your skill level can go a long way in helping the fitter match you with the right kinds of clubs that will help improve your game.
One of the most common reasons for just buying clubs off the rack is that golfers say, “I’m not good enough for a custom club.” In fact, players with a higher handicap have a game that can be much more drastically improved with the use of custom-fit clubs that help to train the swinging motion properly.
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