Clubs built to fit you will improve your game. It only makes sense.
Even if you are an expert golfer, your swing is affected by your equipment. Swing faults can develop because clubs do not fit properly.
The majority of golfers are using clubs that are the wrong playing length, too stiff, and need lie adjustment. Golfers are adjusting their swing to fit their clubs, which is backwards.
Most golfers buy clubs because they like the way they look, or have seen ads suggesting they will work well. They work better if they fit properly, and most sets can be adjusted to improve their fit.
There are several variables to measure and consider in properly fitting clubs. You can complete these measurements and send them to me on-line, and clubs will be built for you that will improve your game.
The Fitting Process
There are 12 key variables to consider in professionally fitting golf clubs. These are:
|Club Length||Proper playing length is crucial. Too long and you may hit fat, too short and you may top the ball. Having to set up with a club of the wrong length will spoil your swing and possibly your shot.|
|Grip Size||One size does not fit all! Larger hands need more tape wraps under the grip. Women and juniors need special attention.|
|Shaft Flex||One of the most important aspects - and the last to be explained to you at pro shops. The shaft needs to be matched to your swing speed and tempo, and should be considered down through all the clubs in your set. If not, you are adjusting your game to the clubs, not vice versa! Shafts are frequency and zoned matched using the most advanced techniques.|
|Moment of Inertia (MOI)||This is the tendency of the club to twist on off-centered hits. The higher the MOI, the less it will twist, and the more forgiving the club will be. Higher MOI means a more playable set. There is also a swing MOI that some club-makers feel is as important as swingweight. We pay special attention to MOI in the assembly process based on information obtained in the player interview. As well, we assemble each club so that the principle plane of oscillation of each shaft is parallel to the swing path. In this way, off-centered hits are minimized.|
|Shaft Weight||Shafts should be weight matched through the set to keep the feel consistent for every club.|
|Club head lie angle||Applies to irons. Affects accuracy. Too flat a lie could make shots go right. Too upright a lie could make shots go left. Vice-versa if you are a lefty.|
|Club head loft angle||Club head loft is what gets the ball in the air. Each club should have a distinct loft to create the proper spread through the set. For driver heads, choosing the right loft is influenced by the ball flight for your present drives, and by how fast you swing the club.|
|Centre of gravity||These should be consistent through the set. The choice of high, middle or low centre of gravity is made based on the present or desired ball flight characteristics for each golfer. Generally, a lower centre of gravity on a club head will get the weight of the club under the ball, and hit the ball up in the air with more ease.|
|Shaft flex point||The shaft flex point should match your swing speed and tempo. Shafts that flex in the upper end tend to achieve a flatter ball flight. Most golfers can use a mid flex point shaft, but have no idea what they are currently using.|
|Swing weight||Should be matched through the set. Clubs should feel similar down through the set and adjusting swing weight for this consistency can only be done by a qualified club maker.|
|Shaft weights||Matched throughout the set to prevent fluctuations in swing weights.|
|Club head design|| |
Needs to be pleasing to the golfer at address. But also, heads with low centre of gravity tend to hit the ball high. Heads with toe and heel weights will have a higher MOI. So, this is a personal choice issue, but there are technical aspects that can help or hinder your game if you make the wrong choice. We offer expert guidance in this choice.
Presently, components are custom ordered depending on customer needs.
Brian's Custom Clubs users only the best components available from suppliers such as:
- Tom Wishon
- Acer (from Hireko)
Prices of finished clubs will vary according the cost of components.