Study: Fitting = Instant Success
8 out of 9 tested golfers improved 1.7 strokes added 21 yards off the tee and 13 with the irons
As a 5-handicapper in his 60s, Stan Ludwick didn't expect to shave four strokes off his game in just six months. But that's just what happened after he went for his first custom-fitting in 40 years of playing golf.
Ludwick was one of nine golfers to get their first clubfitting and undergo a comprehensive bag analysis by Club Champion Golf, one of the country's premier clubfitters, with locations in Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Houston. The players then charted each round they played using the GolfLogix smartphone app. Eight of our nine participants improved with their new clubs by an average of 1.7 strokes in barely half a season of play. Most of the golfers in our test showed dramatic, almost freakish improvements in distance. The average gain with the driver was 21 yards, and the average gain with the irons was 13 yards—or essentially a full club.
One of the questions we asked Club Champion is why should you get your clubs built there, instead of the club company or elsewhere? To better answer the question for everybody we asked Nick to show us into the build room and explain what they do differently.
The first thing I noticed was an entire wall covered with golf shafts, in a rainbow of color, neatly placed in vertical rows, like pool cues.
With club fitting, my distances increased by nearly 15 yards per club. I was launching them higher and straighter. My swing and ball speeds increased with no extra effort on my part.
One of the first aspects to any good fitting is finding out exactly what each golfer wants to accomplish. THP TV went to Club Champion HQ in Illinois to find out how they go about working with each player to identify their goals.
Club Champion fitters also understand how to provide their clients with the best fitting, in large part by knowing how to take advantage of numerous awesome achievements of late in golf club technology, such as knowing how to specify stronger lofts while still retaining shot height, but with less spin, thus resulting in increased carry distance and/or roll.
"My fitting dramatically helped my game by fixing my typical misses with both irons and the driver," Graylyn Loomis, LINKS Magazine
The gift of a custom club fitting is a real winner. It the same experience touring pros use to get exactly the correct clubs and every golfer will benefit.
With the advancements in technology and availability of specialized equipment today, along with a better understanding of the golf swing process (high-speed video), ordinary golfers now have access to high-quality club fitting, just like the pros.
If your golfer books and completes their fitting on or before January 31, 2018, he or she will receive 50% off a full bag fitting or 33% off any other custom club fitting.
Going over all the technology and numbers during my actual fitting was great. I now have clubs that are fit for me to help me become a better golfer overall. Take a look at the club fitting process.
Club Champion builds everything, so there are thousands of combinations of heads and shafts. It’s not like going to a store where you try five different 7-irons.
With advances in club technology, most golfers could easily hit the ball further and more accurately. Yet, a Golf Magazine study found that 90% of U.S. golfers may be playing with improperly fit clubs. A Golf Digest study found that 8 out of 9 Club Champion custom fit golfers lowered their score by as much as 6 strokes per round and added up to 21 yards off the tee.