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GOLF HATES ME

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I would like to discuss fitting of golf clubs today.  I believe that it is so important to have the correct fit for your clubs, for you as a golfer to perform you best.

There was a time, 20 years ago, that we as golfers had to adjust our swings to fit the clubs we bought or played.  Not anymore.

Many manufacturers have gone great lengths to provide you with the ability of fitting your driver to your swing today, why not the rest of your clubs?

I have had the correct fitted clubs for years and I currently have a set of clubs that had a few mistakes when being made for me that really has hurt my game.  I was really shocked on how much of a difference it made in my swing and game, hence me writing this topic for the blog.   The correct weight, shaft flex, length, and lie angle are crucial for my game to maintain success.  I always believed in golf club fitting and have done over 250 fittings as a PGA professional.  I love using the K-Vest to fit for clubs because it ensures the student/customer is in the correct posture to get accurate readings for the correct fit.  With launch monitors and radar like tracing equipment to augment your fitting to be very accurate, custom clubs have really become a mainstay for many club manufacturers.  Custom clubs were just a small percentage of golf club manufacturers business and I would be willing to bet it has increased over the last 4 years.

The proper fit golf clubs, including putters, allow you to swing more natural for your body type and build.  It will allow you to hit more flush shots, and improve your misses.  And that is so important.  It is a game of misses.  The better you miss the ball, the better your round and score, including putting.  Proper length and lie angle for you putter is so important.  When you can allow your hands to hang naturally and they feel like an extension of our arms the more natural your stroke and the better you putt.  Same for the golf irons.  Most fittings are just the correct lie angle and length of the club.  But swing weight and shaft flex are very important too.  And don’t forget proper grip size.  Once you have a set of irons that are fitted for you, you will see improvement and really feel the difference, and begin to see success.  I am a big fan of anything that will make this game easier.  You make a significant dollar investment; why not spend a few extra dollars to make sure they fit to you.  Would buy a suit and wear it off the rack? I think not.  Golf clubs are the same.

There are many club manufacturers today that have a large selection of forged irons that have a cavity back and more forgiving like a 17-4 steel head.  This is what I recommend.  They are very easy to change lie angle and loft as you progress or maybe change your swing.  Plus the feel is night and day.  Forged are softer, allowing you have the ball stay fractions of a second longer on the clubface, providing better hits and misses.  Adams golf and Mizuno have a wide variety of irons to compliment your game.

So next time you buy a new set of clubs, please consider all of this and make the correct choice.  See your local PGA pro.  They have the most experience to provide you the best fit. Or contact me at brett@renotahoegolfacademy.com or visit www.renotahoegolfacademy.com .  Phone:  775-453-6779.

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