Originally Posted by GolfGuy123
Hey All -
I have been playing for a while but have never been custom fit for clubs (except for a putter).
There is enough information out there to make my head spin! Any suggestions for the best place / route to go to get custom fit for irons and driver/woods?
My personal recommendations,
Go as heavy as you can with the golf shaft. Distance isn't everything, heavier golf clubs are easier to control, and feel in the golf swing.
Don't get worried with stiffness, its basically just a fine tuning method once you picked the shaft you want. Overall the bend profile of the shaft is more important, as well as the overall weight. Basically find a golf shaft that gives you the right flight. Stiffness will just tweak it to were it should be.
Create a short list, mine is usually started with look, price and stock shaft options. If they have a stock shaft that fits me, that is less money to spend on customization. Though Mizuno has a lot of great options for stock shafts that are not upcharged.
Callaway is doing some good stuff, the offer KBS shafts, which are fantastic golf shafts. Mizuno are just sweet sweet clubs. Their GI clubs are fantastic. Ping is just meat and potato style golf. They do what they do and they do it well. Your not getting anything fancy, but they get the job done.
When I look for new clubs, I tend to go with those three first. Then I will branch off to Cleveland and Cobra. Titliest I think is overpriced. Adams is more super GI clubs, with sets that can come with a lot of hybrids if you want.
Personally I would stay away from Taylormade. I find them to be horrible in the consistency the club specs are. I had clubs that were close to 2 degrees off.
I recommend going to a place that has a trackman or flightscope that can give you very accurate numbers. That way you can see the launch angle, backspin, ball height.
Also talk to your fitter, and try to gauge his knowledge base. I was lucky to find a guy who loves doing what he does. He's a golf fanatic, and really is into golf equipment. My fitting session was basically talking shop with him about a lot of stuff. I've had golf fitters who were not engaging at all. You can easily tell if someone is just a salesman versus someone who actually wants to fit you for what you need.