Golf club fitting is something that many new golfers struggle with. Often people assume that they are going to have to buy a new set of clubs, when in fact it is far simpler. Many retailers will even do it for you. How much should you be paying for your new set? And is it worth doing the fitting yourself?
Let us take a look at how golf club fitting works. Every club has some additional ‘to offer’ a golfer, and this ‘customizing’ is called ‘Custom Fitting’. Essentially, it entails adjusting various aspects of your golf club, outside of its basic physical make up, swing speed and shape.
How can you tell what is ideal? The answer is to use a golf club fitting calculator. This is a tool that is designed specifically to help you find out what is perfect for you.
To work a golf club fitting calculator, you simply enter the measurements of your hands and feet. Then it will calculate your ideal shot distance. The calculator then determines the appropriate offset, providing you with the perfect fit. The result is a measurement of what is known as your true club offset – or where you should stand when performing your down swings.
In essence, the calculator will measure the angle of your arms and hands when you perform a downswing. Then it will measure your launch angle. The result is a measurement of what is known as your golf ball launch angle.
The calculator will determine what your best possible shot would be by calculating your swing speed and club face length. It then adds in your height and your weight to get your perfect shot height and golf ball spin. Finally, it will calculate your downswing speed.
Next, take a look at your weight to see what is your ideal golf ball weight. This is determined by your height and your weight in relation to your stride length.
In order to do this, just add up all of your current club weights. Then divide it by your height in inches. This is how much your club head speed needs to be in order to achieve your ideal ball speed.
Next, take a look at your arm length. This is a calculation that relates to your swing angle, your lie angle, and your swing arc. Your lie angle is a measure of how you rotate your arms when you perform your backswing, while your swing arc is how you turn your shoulders on the downswing.
Your launch angle is a measure of how far you need to swing the club backwards in order to hit the ball with a full spin. It is measured from a fixed spot on the golf course.
Remember, if you want more power in your swing, then you need to raise your launch angle.
On the other hand, if you want accuracy, then you need to lower your lie angle.
Lie angle refers to the angle formed between your hands and your club when you are holding the club in the middle of your backswing. If you want more control over your shots, then you need to lower your lie angle.
The last part of your golf fitting involves your grip material. The grip material is the portion of your club that you are going to grip.
The most popular material used for a golf grip is synthetic graphite, which is more durable than regular wood or titanium. Make sure that you have the correct grip material, because it will make a huge difference in how well you can perform your golf swing.