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Club Fitting: What Players Want The Most

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:00 -- Don Trahan

If you've finally decided that you want to take your game to the next level and purchase custom fit golf clubs, it's safe to say that one of the most important things (if not the most important) to you is gaining power and distance. If you are going to shell out the money for new golf clubs, you want to make sure that they are going to improve your game. PPGS Certified Fitter, Frank Stranick is going to discuss what makes a happy marriage between a driver and a golfer.

There are many elements that go into finding the right driver. Shaft, loft, and length are all big factors, but do you really know how each one works together to form the ultimate driver for you?

Sit back and learn as Frank will explain all the elements that go into building the perfect driver...and effectively using it once it's built!

Keep it vertical!

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Doc Griffin's picture

Submitted by Doc Griffin on

Excellent video!

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Submitted by rockford on

A sensible and honest video on the subject

Robert Meade's picture

Submitted by Robert Meade on

Woods, water and weeds! Love it. OMG well said. Yes in our search for distance many of us are constantly looking at new drivers. I am not an exception. Though I rarely take the bate and only if the price is right. However I always get the length down to 44 inches at most often finding 43.5 ideal. That along with getting the grip and shaft correct all give us a chance of getting distance and accuracy while avoiding those 3 W's. Getting fit is the way to go if possible.
Thanks Frank for covering the subject so pointedly. I noticed too his desk display of the wounded warrior program. It is one of the only things I consistently donate too.

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Submitted by Jerry Gaughan on

I liked how he talked about getting a driver fitted to your capabilities. My fitter Greg Courtnay said that for the driver distance it is 2.5 yards X swing speed mile per hour. I know with my swing speed my distance will be about 215-230 so he fitted me to this. I have accepted this so I do not let it bother me. This helps me avoid the Wx3 more often and hit more fairways, which is why I have been playing better lately.
Last outing: Wednesday at Blackheath 43-45=88. Gametime temp 65 degrees with a 20-25 mph wind (I thought it was August???). Tough scoring day but 1 putted 5 of first 6 holes. Then did not make anything the rest of the day. Playing Glacier Club Saturday morning.
Play well friend and take care,
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Tom Wishon probably stated it best - There has not been a new technological advance in 10 years. First it was screws that were guaranteed to change the flight path, then the Square Head arrived on the scene, result they scared the animals out of the woods with the sound. Then they tried to blow White paint by us, One Company wanted us to buy a Driver that came with 3 shafts, then it was 10 different shaft settings, Silver paint is in or Red, Blue and Orange. Bottom line, if the clubs don't fit you and give you the Golfer the best chance to achieve the correct Face Angle & Swing Path with the proper alignment, your frustration will just mount and you will join the millions who have quit the game. A sad commentary of one of the few sports that we can enjoy with the whole family for a life time. As I prefer to as -It's the the brand nor the Model nor the Cost or the Color; It's the FIT. So save yourself a lot of frustration and get Fit buy a qualified Fitter and the game will begin to be fun again.

Frank Stranick

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Submitted by Jerry Gaughan on

Great playing today - good luck on Saturday.
Jerry - Warren, MI

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Submitted by Robert Meade on

DJ had a string of 5 3's from #10- #14 to shoot a back nine 31 and a 66 to finish T11. Great playing this week and playing better the last few weeks!