Accurate fitting starts with accurate information.
A considerable amount of my time is devoted communicating with customers on what equipment they may need. This is no easy task as you can’t physically see them swing so you have to rely on what information they can provide. One important question I often ask is “What club do you use from 150 yards out”. This is an important question in regards to shaft flex to get a barometer at what flex to suggest.
Golfers that have played for a while might take what seems like such a simple question for granted. But for beginners, they truly do not know how far they hit each club. Even golfers who play infrequently cannot answer the question without guessing. Just the other day I had a customer who said at first he hit his 5-iron 200 yards, then minutes later he was saying maybe it was closer to 150 yards. Clubfitters know that the person hitting the 5-iron closer to 200 yards will need a much stiffer shaft than someone hitting the club at 150 yards.
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