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About quebb

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  1. I am a certified club fitter at a big box store and I try to do my best with my customers.  Ideally, I recommend to high handicappers to spend there money on a package of lessons to learn how to swing a club before making a purchase.  A customer should always wear clothes that are similar to what he or she would be wearing to the golf course Once all above has been achieved, then we could proceed.  The customer should do his/her due diligence regarding costs, set makeup, and the style and brands that they are interested in.  As a fitter, some of these questions are usually asked during the initial interview.  Once a customer has settled on a particular brand, model, set makeup and costs..........we can proceed to a fitting.  During a fitting we identify 4 main components....shaft length, shaft flex, lie angle and grip size.  Most manufacturers offer at additional cost other shaft and grip selections beyond what comes as standard.  I will offer that as a suggestion to a customer if I feel he or she will benefit from an upgrade.  I will also have the customer demo an upgrade shaft and head combination for feel and differences.....specifically as it relates to distance, accuracy, feel and cost.  Once we have agreed on the selection and finalized the fitting specs then we move forward with the purchase.  I want my customers involved in the selection process throughout the fitting.  I want my customer to feel good about his purchase and confident that he or she made the right decision.  Is there any benefit of being fit for a set of clubs outdoors?  Yes, but only if you have a trackman or flight scope.  Our simulators are inside, but we do have technology that delivers spin rate rpm (backspin, L2R, R2L), face and path information, deviation, launch angle, ball speed, club head speed, smash factor............
  2. You also failed to mention the money you have to shell out for a fitting, which is not included in the purchase price.
  3. The butt diameter of the shaft and the size of the grip won't matter too much if you want it to be a standard grip. If a grip is .580 or .600, if it is a standard grip, the installed size will be standard, regardless of the butt size being .580 or .600. The butt size won't drastically increase or decrease the size of the grip. A .580 grip on a .600 butt shaft is 1/64 oversized equal to a midsize grip . In this case, you should have the .580 grip stretched upon installation by 1/2 inch.   A .580 on a .620 butt shaft is 1/32 oversized equal to a jumbo style grip. I change grips every year and only get the standard size. I know a few clubs have a different butt size, but when they get on the clubs I can't tell the difference. There might be a difference of .02, or .03, or something, but I sure can't tell. I have one club that has a .625 butt and it feels a little different, but the size feels the same
  4. You can purchase a measuring tool from Golfworks.com called "Universal Grip Gauge" This gauge will measure shaft butt size and grip size on both men’s and ladies’ clubs, including undersized, standard and oversized. Easily measures right- and left-hand grip size. Made of heavy aluminum with markings etched on a Black background. Full instructions included http://www.golfworks.com/product.asp_Q_pn_E_MAGG_A_cn_E_1894 Save the work of trying to find this information from the internet.  Lots of clubs not made anymore are hard to find specs for. Good luck and I hope this helps.