The word custom fitting is everywhere these days, it’s online, in all sorts of golf shops and available almost everywhere clubs are sold but be warned it’s not all the same.
FULL CLUB FITTING
A full analysis of your entire bag, initially looking at how your existing set is made up by surveying aspects such as club length, digital frequency analysis, true loft, face angle and digital swingweight. This helps us identify the cause of any performance related issues, highlights any inconsistencies throughout the bag and what your clubs are likely to promote in their static state. We also discuss other contributing factors such as injury or physical limitations and how your clubs may be affecting performance in this respect.
This is followed by capturing dynamic data using our Trackman Launch Monitor with your existing irons, woods and hybrids to confirm any areas where there may be performance deficiencies.
Utilising an interchangeable head & shaft system, we are then able to highlight the ideal loft and shaft type. By discussing your preferences on aesthetics and feel we are then able to select a head model that will fine tune the ball flight. By using these controllable clubs with alternative head styles, shaft weight and bend profile characteristics, we will find remedial solutions, superior performing options or confirm that your equipment is adequately setup and might only need benefit from a fine tune.
Our aim is to ensure that every area of your bag performs consistently to provide you with the ability to make confident shot making decisions and peace of mind in the knowledge that your equipment will not let you down when it matters.
IRON CUSTOM FITTING
Here at Peter Field golf we are serious about helping you find the right equipment through an extensive custom fitting service. We use the best launch monitor that is available in Trackman 4, which is dual radar. One radar tracks your clubhead as you make your golf swing and the other tracks the golf ball once it leaves the clubface. This tells us your clubhead speed, Angle of attack, club path, launch angles and spin rates among may other factors.
This technical data is essential for effective equipment analysis and requires expert interpretation, with all advice carefully considered to suit the player’s individual objectives, playing needs, and limitating factors as well as their tuition plans and finally budget.
In our fitting suite we have over 12,000 head shaft combinations. So as you can imagine clubfitting is very much an art as a science.
A full analysis of your driver, initially looking at how your existing club is made up by surveying aspects such as club length, digital frequency analysis, true loft, face angle and digital swingweight. This helps us identify the cause of any performance related issues, highlights any inconsistencies and what your driver is likely to promote in their static state. We also discuss other contributing factors such as injury or physical limitations and how your driver may be affecting performance in this respect.
This is followed by capturing dynamic data using our Trackman Launch Monitor with your existing Driver to confirm any areas where there may be performance deficiencies.
Utilising an interchangeable head & shaft sleeve system we are able put to any one of over 200 hundred shafts into the current driver heads from leading manufacturers or even your own driver allowing us to highlight the ideal loft and shaft type. This is the most comprehensive and accurate driver fitting system in the world allowing us to find remedial solutions, superior performing options or confirm that your driver is adequately setup and might only need benefit from a fine tune.
It is our aim to ensure that every area of you bag performs consistently providing you with the ability to make confident shot making decisions and peace of mind knowing that your equipment will not let you down when it matters.
The Primary objective when using your wedges is to decrease your overall score, whether it be from the middle of the fairway, the rough, out of a bunker or over a hazard.
To Achieve a consistent level your wedge play needs to be a strength in your game. In general there are two primary styles of playing wedge shots, they are known as Sweepers and Diggers. Here’s a quick overview of these different styles..
Shallow Angle of attack
Uses trajectory more than the dependency of spin
Ball position in the middle to forward in the stance
Neutral shaft angle at address even negative
Loose grip pressure
Steeper Angle of attack
Ball position back in the stance
Shaft lean towards the target
The feeling of trapping the ball against the turf at impact
Firmer/ Strong grip pressure
Regardless of what level golfer you are you will fall into one of the above categories so this is where we come in at Peter Field Golf Shop we use Trackman 4 to determine how you play your shots and what best lofts, bounce angles and width of sole you should be using. We will discuss whether you are looking for one wedge in the bag up to 3 and the best way forward to helping you lower your scores.
There are a few things to consider. Putter fitting is not just for professional golfers. By having your putter adjusted to match your build and unique swing stroke you can improve your putting stats. Off-the-shelf putters are not designed for optimal putting as they are built on the mass production principle of one-size fits all. It is possible to putt the ball straight with an ill-suited putter, but the odds are stacked against you when it comes to consistency.
To maximize their scoring potential, Touring Professionals KNOW the yardages they hit the ball with every club in the bag. This makes it much easier for them to execute their game plans and allows them to be confident over each and every shot. Our Trackman Yardage/Club Gapping session gives you this knowledge.
Using the special software in the Trackman system, you can hit a number of shots with every club in your bag and Trackman will give us an accurate report on the average distance you hit each club and the gap between them. This data can then be used to plan your course strategies more effectively and also identify possible issues with the lofts on your clubs.
How important is lie angle on golf clubs?
There are a surprising number of variables when it comes to the specification of your golf clubs and there is one very small detail that will have a strong influence on your ability to consistently find the target.
Lie angle is the degree measured from the leading edge of the club face and the shaft of the club.
Just to highlight how much of a difference this can make we asked one of our resident PGA Professionals to hit a few shots with 3 different iron heads each with a varying degree of lie angle.
The exact same shaft and iron head model was used for each set of results with the only variable being the lie angle of the club head itself.
2 degrees flat iron head:
This shows that the toe of the club head was too low through impact which in turn means the club face will be pointing right of your intended target.
Standard lie iron head:
This shows that the leading edge of the club head was level through impact which will help to keep the club face square and in turn improve your chances of the ball flying toward your intended target.
2 degrees upright iron head:
With each of the 3 lie angle club heads this had a strong influence on the direction of each shot.
The circles on the screen shot below shows the dispersion with each of the club heads used.
The 2 degree flat head represented by the blue circle clearly shows that shots flew consistently to the left of the intended target.
The standard lie angle club head represented by the red circle clearly shows that shots flew consistently toward the intended target.
The 2 degree upright head represented by the green circle clearly shows that shots flew consistently to the right of the intended target.
Bearing in mind these shots were hit by a PGA Professional and at a short distance of just a little over 160 yards, this will give you some idea of just how much difference incorrect lie angles will make to a less experienced golfer.
Custom Fit Specialist
Peter Field Golf at Norwich Family Golf Centre