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02.12.2016

True Temper Spotlight: Modern Golf Part II

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Welcome back for part two of our Q&A with Modern Golf, a premier fitting studio in Canada and one of our Performance Fitting Centers. In this spotlight, Modern Golf provides fitting tips and dispels common custom fitting misconceptions. Click here to read part one.

Q. What are some misconceptions about custom fitting that you hear?

A. Many golfers tell me that they cannot get fit for clubs because they do something different every single swing.  My response is that they need to prove it.  Time after time when we look at a player’s swing data it reveals the club is moving in a similar direction every time!  The contact may not always be perfect but the swing DNA is very consistent.

I hear that the shaft is the only thing that matters in a club OR the head is the only thing that matters in a club.  My response is simple.  It is always the combination of head and shaft that determines the best ball flight for the player.  We can take a player’s favorite driver and put a shaft into it that will cause them to miss every fairway.  We can also take a player’s favorite shaft and build it into a head that feels awful becomes impossible to hit.  The beauty in club fitting is to build a well balanced club that makes sense for the player.  The results will be so much better.

Q. What’s your top fitting tip?

A. My top fitting tip is to have an open mind when getting custom fit.  Do not be bound to a particular club because you read about it or a friend of yours is raving about it.  Just because a club works for someone else does not mean it will work for you.  Be open to what works best and you will be amazed at what can be found.  

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Q:  When is the best time to get fit?

A.  The answer is always different from player to player.  Many players are ready right now for new equipment!  But if you are dramatically changing your grip or posture for example, you may want to wait until you feel confident again.  Many times it is up to the golf coach and fitter to determine this.  Hopefully they will be honest that it is time for new clubs.  

Q.  Do only good players benefit from a fitting?

A. Players of all skill levels can benefit from a custom fitting.  The majority of players we work with are 10-20 handicap.  We have been able to build golf clubs for each skill level that improves their contact and lowers scores.  Many players are also missing out on tremendous distance gains because they have never compared their clubs to what is out there.  Do not be afraid to test!  It could mean 20 yards!

Thanks again Modern Golf for the great custom fitting information provided in part one and two of our spotlight. We are sharing our love for custom fitting all month. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to join in the love. #lovemycustomfit.

You can also find a Performance Fitting Center in your area and schedule a fitting experience here.

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Bob Sailer

posted 3 years ago

Anyone see the video with Mark Crossfield where he uses the same TaylorMade head and only changes the shaft? He tests L flex right up to X flex and sees virtually no change when it comes to launch, spin, and accuracy. So bottom line from his perspective is: fit the shaft for feel…if it feels good, put it into play regardless of what the letter flex code is. Then fit the head to proper loft and face angle.



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