Custom Fitting: A Way to Personalize Your Golf Clubs

Not being able to fit into a shirt or dress that you want could be frustrating for most individuals. You either have to buy another shirt or dress that does not exactly fit your taste or buy what you like and modify it. The same is true for golf clubs. Not all standard-made clubs are tailor-fit for many people because everyone has a different body build, height, and skills. Custom fitting is the answer to this dilemma which most golfers, professional and amateurs alike, may experience.

In order for you to have a club customized, you need to know your height, arm length, hand size, and golf abilities so that you have a basis for your choices. Your statistics will determine your choices for component length, weight, design, and build. You just have to know the differences of various types of components, as well as the several types of golf clubs.

Once you know the roles that every component play, you can now strategize on what kinds of club you are going to use. The grips are one of the easiest parts of a club to customize.

It really is according to your preference:

whether you want a full-corded grip, or half-corded, ribbed, and training one. You can also consider your skill, as grips provide you comfort and traction.

golf clubAnother part to modify is the shaft. This should be based on your wrist-to-floor measurement. This needs to be considered because the arc of the swing depends on both arm length and wrist-to-floor measurement. Longer shafts are easier to control for people with a shorter arm length and wrist-to-floor height. The length of the shaft influences the flex of the club. The longer the shaft is, the less flex it has, thus requiring more powerful swings.

Materials used for the shaft is also important for custom-made clubs as it determines the weight and flex of golf clubs. The commonly used materials for shafts are graphite and steel. Graphite shafts have more flex than steel ones.

Choosing a club head from is essential to the customization of your golf club. The size of the head gives an idea on how accurate a club can be. A big head allows you to have more surface to have an impact with the ball. This increases the moment of inertia. For irons, you can choose between muscle-backs and cavity-backs. The difference of these two is that muscle-backs increase the center of mass, while cavity-backs lessen it. Higher center of mass means that the ball will travel longer instead of higher.

The lie angle of an iron club can be modified, too. This determines how high or how low the ball will fly. An incorrect lie angle may result to pulling and pushing of the ball midair. Adjustments on the on the angle can be made very minimally to make it appropriate for your height.

Modification for putters is also very beneficial to a golfer as it is the club that is used to successfully put the ball into a hole. It is very important to fit the putter’s length, loft, lie angle, and weight balance for you to able to direct the ball to the cup. A putter with a high loft and lie angle can have negative effect, especially if the distance is short. If incorrectly fitted, the ball may swerve to another direction or jump over the hole, therefore, missing it. A slight addition to the weight of the putter allows you to accurately hit the ball.

Other custom-fitting processes include minor alterations such as head covers and visually pleasing designs.

It is ideal for most golfers to customize their golf clubs to maximize the potential of its every component.