I hear you Vinsk, I don’t think you’re necessarily wrong per se. I’m sure it’s not black and white. Fitting will probably help people who are egregiously misfit, i.e. using light shafts when they should be using stiff, or are using standard shafts when they’re really tall. And I’m sure it would make a difference for golfers who are good enough to notice slight differences in equipment. But for the 20 handicapper who is using a reasonable proximate of what he or she should be using, I don’t think getting fitted will have dramatic results.
As an aside, I recall Phil saying it would take months to adjust to a different golf ball (I think in relation to a Ryder Cup), which I thought was a bit silly.
Not to sound arrogant, but with that swing I'm quite surprised he was able to achieve the goal. But ... it's clear that swing got the job done.
Myself ... I wouldn't stand a chance. Maybe 10 hours, if given the chance. But certainly not 5.
Well done, Mr. Portnoy.
A set of higher quality, used clubs for sure. Getting them re-gripped is pretty cheap and there are many mid to high end clubs available from numerous reliable sources these days. I love my fellow golfers who suffer from "newzitis" it provides a never ending source of great quality clubs at low prices.
The one great thing about golf (and bowling) is that the handicap system, if used honestly, really levels the field between players. The few leagues I played in over the years had two or more flights that split out handicaps. This helps even more as those with high handicaps don't feel so out of place trying to keep up with a group of single digit players. But, even if they don't, it works so long as the advanced players remember the days when they were not so great. Yes, by all means, join the league - they can be lots of fun.