Club Fitting & Lessons
How far do you really hit your clubs? This session analyses all of the clubs in your bag to find out exactly how far each one of your clubs travels producing a report detailing the gaps between your clubs. If the results show a significant gap between your clubs then you can choose to fill the gaps by adjusting your current clubs or filling in the gaps with new custom fitted equipment.
This session is designed to find out exactly the right clubs for your game. With a PGA Professional and using the Trackman 4 Launch monitor and simulator technology there is no more accurate way of measuring you for your new clubs. The Trackman 4 is now the launch monitor of choice for most major manufactures including PING, Nike and Titleist.
Club Fitting and Alteration at the Staffordshire Performance Golf Centre
A golf swing is very much like a fingerprint – no two swings are alike. Having the proper set of clubs that fits your body and swing is very important. Getting fit for the right set of clubs can maximize your game and help you shoot lower scores. Here are some reasons why club fitting is so important, along with our process for getting you fit for the right set of clubs.
A golf swing always starts from the ground up, and there are several body characteristics that affect how you swing the club, such as height, weight, leg strength, hip rotation, shoulder turn, arm strength, posture, and overall flexibility. Since the body is a sensitive instrument, often times it will try to compensate for clubs that are not properly fit. For instance, a taller individual with shorter length clubs will be forced to slouch, thus changing posture and swing. The same goes for a shorter individual with a longer set of clubs.
There are many factors that make an individual’s swing different such as speed, load, and tempo. With various shafts, club heads, and grips on the market, finding the right combination for you can take your game to the next level. In most cases, golfers with higher swing speeds are better off using stiffer shafts, whereas regular flex shafts are better for golfers with slower swing speeds.
There are also different club heads that fit specific players. Cavity back irons are often called “game improvement clubs” and are for beginners. Blades or “muscle backs” are often called “players clubs”, and are used by golfers with more experience. Placing the wrong club in the wrong golfer’s hands can result in a dramatic change in their swing and overall game.
Here at the Staffordshire performance Golf Centre we are the leading stockists of all the major golf brands and use Trackman 4 for all our club fittings.
Jamie Cundy our PGA Advanced Fellow Golf professional is a qualified club fitting expert and has certifications from Callaway, Titleist and Ping.
Why Our Club Fitting Is Different – The Four Step Process
Step 1. Comprehensive Interview
A player discusses his or her goals, golf history, physical limitations and other salient factors pertinent to their play.
Step 2. Current Equipment Evaluation
The player’s current equipment is spec’d out to establish a performance baseline.
Step 3. Dynamic Testing
Shafts are optimized by flex, weight, and bend profile
Shaft load is measured
Swing Speed is measured
Impact on the Club Face is measured
Step 4. Ball Flight Analysis
Ball Speed Optimisation
Smash Factor: Ball speed/club head speed
Club fitting is essential to top level performance; that is why people who make their living playing golf believe in it. If you want to take your game to the next level, we recommend getting fit for your own set of clubs. To schedule a fitting with the Golf Team at the Staffordshire Performance Golf Centre or learn more about our club fitting services click here.