With summer on the doorstep, chances are you will be enticed to check out the abundance of Orlando golf courses. A key component to a successful summer on the links is making sure you have the proper equipment to get the most enjoyment out of your game. You will need basics like balls, gloves and tees, but it’s the clubs in your bag that truly deserve the most attention. So is putting some extra attention into your next choice of golf clubs worth the added costs?
After nearly a decade of swinging Titleist AP2 irons, I recently purchased a set of Taylor Made P-790s. The biggest difference between these two sets of irons is the way I obtained them. A playing partner gave me the Titleist AP2s. Although it’s hard to beat free, those clubs were never truly a fit for my game.
So when I decided to shop around for a new set of irons, I reaped the benefits of a custom club fitting from the PGA TOUR Superstore’s Fitting Van Experience. This custom fitting, at a reasonable cost of $99.99 for irons, is truly one of a kind and will match your equipment to your game in no time.
Here are a few benefits of a custom club fitting:
- The technology: During the experience, golfers receive immediate feedback through access to game-changing technology in a private hitting bay. Within seconds, each swing provides its own set of detailed statistics. Numbers such as swing speed, ball speed, launch angle and swing plane are just a few examples of the detail the simulator provides. These statistics, which the average golfer typically doesn’t know, allow for a quick assessment by your specialist.
- Expert recommendations: The data allows the specialist to make various recommendations to shaft types, grip types, club manufacturers and lofts. The more combinations you try, the easier it will be for your specialist to make his ultimate recommendation. There is absolutely no pressure to purchase a particular set of irons.
- The right match: Within an hour, you will have a better idea of how you swing and, more importantly, what you should be swinging. A new set of golf clubs should be looked at as a long-term investment, so consider the comfort before factoring the cost. Your specialist will provide a list of purchase options at the end of the session. It’s highly recommended to make your choice based on that list.
Although I have played a limited number of rounds with the Taylor Made P-790s, the difference in my game has been noticeable. The ball is traveling distances I’ve never hit before and is staying within the boundaries of the course, which has led to lower scores.
There is a plethora of ways for golfers to obtain equipment these days. The next time you’re faced with purchasing of new set of clubs, I strongly recommend receiving a custom club fitting over any off-the-rack or out-of-the-garage “purchase.”
Hit ‘em straight, and enjoy your summer!