How to Get Fitted for Golf Clubs

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A person cat get fitted for golf clubs at a driving range, a local pro shop or at a golf stores. Learn about getting the right hand grip size, understanding club speed and club loft with help from a Class A member of the PGA of America in this free video on golf club fittings.

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Video Transcript

Hi, this is Kevin Battersby with in Coconut Creek, Florida. In this clip, I'm going to show you how to get fitted for golf clubs. You can do that at your driving range, or go to your local pro shop or golf store. But essentially, there's three components that you want to find out about your shots. Number one, you want to find the right grip size for your hands. Very critical that you have the right grip size. If you have small hands, you want a thinner type grip. They can give you either a thinner grip, or even when they put the grip on, they can slide the grip and pull it down, which makes it smaller. So for ladies or seniors that have small hands, that want to draw the ball more, a thinner grip will help. When also fitting, you need to find out your club speed. That can be done, also, on the driving range. There's tools and there are also instruments that can help detect the speed of your club at impact. This is going to help the club fitter determine what shaft, what shaft flex and also the torque on the club. Very critical. So, I have about a hundred and ten to twelve degree, excuse me, a hundred and ten degree mile an hour swing, so I use a club shaft that's fairly low in torque. This is a 2.5 torque. It's a stiff flex, and then the flex point is a mid flex point. As I become a senior, I want to get the ball up in the air a little higher. So, that's a consideration. If you do go to a golf club store, say, Edwin Watts, they have machines that will give you all that information. The club speed, your ball speed, the angle at which the ball leaves, all those factor into how you fit your clubs. Then it comes down to the loft of the club. If you have less speed than normal, let's say you're playing as a senior, you have eighty five to ninety degrees, you want to probably try to get a driver fitted for you that has more flex. A lower kick point to get the ball up, but off a little more loft on the club. Typically, a driver's nine to eleven degrees. You might go for eleven, twelve, even thirteen, which would have been considered a two wood in days past. This is Kevin Battersby showing you how to get fit for your golf clubs.


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