If you ask the everyday golfer, the weekend warrior, what is the one thing they would like to do better on the golf course? The answers will range from hit longer, straighter drives, play out of the fairway, get more consistent inside of 100 yards or be more confident with my irons. You get the picture. We all have one or two things we think if we could just get better at, we would find the magic we have been looking for that will shave strokes off our scores.
Club Champion, the gold standard in custom fitting, has been telling golfers for years the secret to lower scores is to play with clubs crafted to fit you not clubs made to fit everyone. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with golf clubs purchased straight off the shelf. The manufacturers are making some pretty incredible equipment today. But, what they can’t do is make the equipment that fits you. Unless you have a twin, there is probably no one else on the course that plays like you do, none of us are the same. Why should our clubs be the same?
I had decided it was time for a new Hybrid, something that I could consistently hit 200 yards. With my current Hybrid, the only thing consistent was I hit low line drives that were rarely accurate. A new Hybrid is something that I needed. I started researching and deciding what would be the best Hybrid for me. On a whim, I decided why not go to Club Champion and let them prove to me what the best Hybrid for me would be. I booked the next available appointment; I was ready!
I did some reading on the Club Champion way and the most important thing I could find was to come to your appointment with an open mind, do not have any pre-conceived notion on what shaft or head would be the right combination. Instead, let the Master Fitter, do what he does best…FIT ME and let the results show ME which combination would be best for ME.
When I arrived for my appointment at Club Champion, the first thing I noticed was the cleanliness and the face-masks, without a doubt this facility was adhering to CDC guidelines on sanitization.
Once inside I met Jay, my Master Fitter and we spent a few minutes just talking about golf. He wanted to know what I enjoyed about playing and what my current tendencies were. He wanted to know what I was looking for in a Hybrid and what my expectations were. He was truly interested in knowing what I wanted out of my game, not in just selling me a hybrid. Jay made me feel very comfortable, he was easy to talk to and explained everything we would be doing. No pressure whatsoever.
Jay had me loosen up by hitting my 8-iron, then I moved on to my current hybrid. After a few minutes, he told me he had seen enough and had some recommendations on shafts. He came back with 3 shafts and 2 heads and told me we would do 3 shots with each. “The process starts with finding the right shaft, you must get the shaft right and then get the head right.”
In just a few minutes, he had me in a shaft that he told me was looking really good by the numbers that the industry leading TrackMan was providing. I told him I wasn’t an expert on interpreting the numbers but I could certainly agree with him based on results I was seeing on the simulator and the feel.
We both felt really good about the shaft, so now it was time to find the right head to go with it. Jay gave me another break and came back in a few minutes with two handfuls of heads. We did the same drill, three shots with each head. I refused to ask or even look at the logo on the head, I wanted results, not brand recognition. After hitting all of the heads, he told me he had me narrowed down to the top two, but wanted to know if my feel matched what TrackMan said. “It’s not all just TrackMan, you have to be happy with the feel and results as well.”
Believe me, when I tell you I was happy. I was hitting the combination consistently right at 200 yards in a 15 yard circle with a slight draw with a ball height averaging 103 feet just right of center, over and over again. These were the kind of results I was looking for.
In my mind, I was done. I had been fitted with the right combination, but, no, Jay wasn’t done with me. He wanted to try one more shaft, the same shaft in a slightly different flex just to prove he had it right. So, one more time of 3 hits with each combination. After this we were sure, it was the original combination (see below) that was the right fit for me.
With over 45,000 head and shaft combinations, this process could go on for hours, but the entire process was quick and efficient. Jay was able to use his knowledge, keen eye and TrackMan to pick the best combination and had me custom fitted in about 90 minutes.
Waiting on the club to be delivered will be the hardest part. Since this is a custom fitted club and it has to go through the Club Champion PURE Process, you don’t get to walk out the door with your club(s) the same day. I’m sure the wait will be worth it. Look for a follow-up once I get the hybrid and get it out on the course…I can’t wait to start playing with this club!
My CUSTOM FITTED HYBRID
Shaft: LA Golf Tour AXS White 65 Hybrid A-Flex
Head: Ping G410 3-19” Hybrid
Grip: Pure DTX Midsize
The Club Champion Advantage
TrackMan Pro – Precision analysis
TrackMan Pro is the PGA Tour gold standard for accuracy, precision and reliability.
TrackMan uses three-dimensional radar technology originally developed for use in military projectile and missile tracking. It delivers 26 impact and ball flight parameters in real-time like smash factor, ball speed, clubhead speed, carry and more. This in-depth analysis is then compiled into a report and delivered after your golf club fitting.
SST PURE Golf Shaft Alignment And Analysis – Perfect balance
SST PURE pinpoints and correctly aligns the principal planar oscillation plane (PPOP) in the clubhead to optimize shaft stability and performance. Despite modern manufacturing techniques, every golf shaft, whether steel or composite, remains as unique as a fingerprint. That’s why it’s important to know where the shaft is most stable when striking the ball.
If you’re looking to play better golf, you have found the answer. Club Champion is the #1 destination for Tour-level golf club fitting for any golfer. The custom club fitting and building services are helping golfers all over the US lower their scores. With over 45,000 hittable head and shaft combinations in each store and a brand agnostic approach to game improvement — if they can’t find you a better performing club, that club doesn’t exist. They are able to find you the best option because they have every option. Unleash your game — schedule a golf club fitting at Club Champion.
To learn more about Club Champion (the #1 Premium Golf Club Fitter Nationwide) and to set up your own appointment for a Custom Fit, visit ClubChampionGolf.com