Lets be honest you decided to click on this link for one of following reasons:
You want to improve your golf game (score). You were intrigued by prices we offer compared to Name Brand equipment. You want to finally have a set of irons or a driver that is custom fit to your swing. With that being said, I want to tell you that you have come to right place, and our Buyer's Guide will help you in ALL of those areas. And lucky for you it will not be in typical complicated jargon that most Fitting guides are arranged in. This will be in a straight forward step by step process, that will have you on your way to a better, more enjoyable game in no time.
The Problem(s) Golf is actually a simple game our brains and golf magazines just make it more complicated then it needs to be. The majority of golfers have same problems that need to be fixed. But most of us come to solution in wrong manner. We tend to think that if something new comes out it must be better and that higher price on equipment you buy means better equipment must be. Then we tend to blame ourselves when that $1200 set we purchased does not lower our score.
We want you to remember that Pro shop salesmen that sold you your set has most likely never built a set of clubs and most likely does not know what specifications of Pro-line shafts are. The shaft is motor, and who wants to buy a Lexus with a Yugo motor under hood?
The Solution Whether problem you are having with your game seems to be simple or complicated. It most likely can be fixed by looking at your present game and equipment from only a few different angles.
You could feel like you have best swing in world and following variables could be killing your game. Club Head Style, Shaft Choice, Shaft Length, Grip Size and Flex are major components to properly fitting a golfer and if ONLY ONE of these variables is not matched up to your swing you could be in for a nightmare of bad habits to come.
Take only a few minutes out of your day to look over following Self-Help Guides and we promise that you will not only improve your game but you will be become most informed golfer on your block.
Club Head Style
Did you ever say to yourself, “I don't feel like my swing is that bad, why can't I still break (80,90,100).” Well if you do then CLUB HEAD STYLE might be one of your problems.
Technology has come a long way, so if you are still playing irons that are 5 years old or more you most likely could benefit from advances in new iron head construction. Here are some of variables of a head that have an impact on making game a little easier for average golfer. Click on each title for how each one can help your game. Yes, we know this is a lot of information for just first section but take it step by step and let it sink in a little.
Offest is amount face of club sits back from hosel, this aids in helping reduce a slice with your clubs. Generally better golfer you are less offset you want. However this is not always true. For some reason better your score gets less you start liking look of iron head sitting that far back from hosel. It is a hand control issue more then anything else. When you feel like you are one actually in control of club you want there to be less and less offset on your new sticks. But for a Mid to High handicap player offset can be a MAJOR factor in making solid contact more often. And best analogy I can give you is if you were a baseball player would you rather have feeling of hitting a home run or a broken bat single. Solid contact plays a major role in ditance and accuracy control. So if you are constantly having that broken bat single feeling with your irons you might want to consider going to a head with more offset.
You might have noticed trend in cavity design of new irons lately. Irons in past years had more of weight behind impact area of cavity. Today's irons have more of weight towards perimeter of cavity. This is what is called PERIMETER WEIGHTING . If you always hit ball dead center perfect, you would want a small sweet spot and no perimeter weighting so you could put as much physical mass directly behind impact point of ball. This would make a very long shot. However, if you are off — even just a millimeter — your shot will go astray. By having an iron that is perimeter weighting you are maximizing forgiveness of your irons. So unless you play 4 to 5 times a week you most likely do not hit center of sweet spot 100% of time. Therefore you might want to consider amount of perimeter weighting you need on your irons.
Sole width is another factor when considering your next iron set purchase. Put simply larger mass on your irons easier it is to be grabbed in a tighter lie out of rough. A narrower sole is easier out of tight lies and wider soles are easier from plush lies. That is why we tend to recommend a mid to wide soled iron and more blade style wedges. The majority of your wedge shots are going to be from tighter lies or you might have to carry a bunker and still be able to stop it quickly on green. So for your SW and LW you might want to consider looking in our wedge section and choose from a more traditional shaped wedge.
Heel to Toe Length
This iron attribute is more cosmetic then anything else. But it does affect forgiveness. Some players like look of a more compact iron, although a longer heel to toe design has a larger effective hitting area. So if you are kind of golfer that is looking for maximum amount of forgiveness you might also want to consider a longer heel to toe design.
Face Height is similar to Heel to Toe length. If you are looking for most forgiving iron you should take face height in consideration.
SHAFT CHOICE Shaft Choice is most important dynamic to improving your present game and equipment. We know that you are hearing this a lot lately, but this is one statement your buddy is right about.
Most recreational golfers think that flex is ONLY thing they need to worry about in regards to being fit properly. You don't know how many times we get guy saying, “Give me x-stiff in my driver, and he hits ball 175 yds off tee. Or guy that says, “Well my buddy saw me swing and he said I need stiff.” First things first, don't listen to buddy who just read a “Golf Digest” and thinks he's golf guru, but still shoots 20 strokes worse then you do. I personally think that custom club builders are most knowledgable in business in regards to being able to properly fit a golfer. That is our job, to properly fit and build irons and woods to a golfers swing. Pro Line shops are there to sell equipment and have most likely never built a club . So we would hope you would call someone in our field before having “Harry Hacker” giving you a backyard fitting.
Ok, enough of rambling by us lets get down to how we are going to help you become not only a more knowledgable golfer but a better golfer as well.