Re: Club FittersI went to HotStix in Scottsdale about 1 year ago and did the 'whole 9 yards'; I believe they call it "Game Fitting".... about a 3-4 hour process; $695 as I recall.. I Spent an embarressing amount of money... my rationale was, I'm here, I'm paying the experts, I should follow their advice and play what they recommend. 12 Months later, I still have the Driver I bought, 3 wood, and 2 Wedges in my bag and am happy with those. They also adjusted the lie on my putter more upright, which I also like. Completely messed up on the Irons; I had my TaylorMade Irons that I was playing at the time, reshafted to their recommended specs (and SST/Pured) and was not happy at all with the way the shaft played, I also bought a hybrid with custom shaft which I have ditched at this point.
Note: this is just my experience with one club-fitter at HotStix, I know they have a very good reputation; That is why I went there.. I was looking to be 'fit like the pros'......Anyway, Looking back, I don't think I got a premium fitting experience really... probably could have gotten as much personal/custom attention from lower priced options. Also, they put me into some expensive clubs (e.g. Tour Edge Exotics) with very expensive custom shafts... I almost feel like the fitter was on commission and recommended the most expensive stuff they had to offer. Felt a bit like a pidgeon after it was over and the clubs were not magic. Money would have been better spent on Lessons, but I am an equipment junkie... I'm living proof you cannot buy a golf swing. I will say you can go there, get their recommendations and then buy the clubs with the specs they recommend somewhere else if you want and probably save some bucks. Again, this is just my experience, but I would likely not do it again.