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STLhog
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Nashville, TN
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Fitting?
Anyone paid for a fitting? I'm a +15 handicap but have heard good things from friends on getting a fitting. Looking at about $250 here in Nashville for the full bag and figure it would be good to know what kind of clubs and balls work for my hack arse game.

Is it only beneficial when you buy the custom clubs? Initial thought was to just go hit all the brands then be a cheap arse and buy what works well online but interested in others experiences.
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barry
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re: Fitting?

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Anyone paid for a fitting?


Yes, lots of people have. It's the 2nd best thing you could spend your money on after lessons. IMO

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I'm a +15 handicap but have heard good things from friends on getting a fitting.


Any skill level besides someone who's never played golf could benefit from a fitting. The questions is do you want to invest the time and money to get better.

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Looking at about $250 here in Nashville for the full bag and figure it would be good to know what kind of clubs and balls work for my hack arse game.


Seems reasonable, do your research as not all fitters are created equal. Getting the dude at you local golf galaxy to "fit" you is not always the best


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Initial thought was to just go hit all the brands then be a cheap arse and buy what works well online but interested in others experiences.



My fitter will match any advertised price. Most fitters offer some sort of credit from the fitting fee if you purchase clubs, so unlikely to save money otherwise.

My tips:
1) go to a demo day or a store and hit a lot of different brands to find some you like. Your fitting shouldn't be you trying to try 15 different brands. Then say, I like brand XYZ, what else do you think we should throw in the mix.
2) Don't go in rusty, you should be swinging your clubs a few times a week for a couple weeks leading up to your fitting. Don't worry if you suck, at least you will be sucking predictably and not just rusty
3) Do you research on fitters
4) You don't need to get your whole bag fitted immediately. Find the biggest whole in your game. Can't get your drive in the fairway? Start there. Can't hit the green with your irons to save your life? Start there.



This post was edited on 8/12 at 4:19 pm


rmc
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Zachary, LA
Member since Sep 2004
24503 posts

re: Fitting?
I have been fitted for a driver, irons, 3w and putter.

The putter was recent and results are pending but all the others have improved my game. Especially the driver. And I am in your handicap range.
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SamtheSham
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re: Fitting?
I'm a field tech rep for Ping, so I'm obviously going to tell you to get fit ,( although $250 for a fitting is astronomical). Find a demo day at a nearby course and you can get for no charge.

One thing. . .don't get enamored with low spin off the driver. At slower speeds you need some spin on the ball to keep it in the air. For the "average" golfer around 3000 is a good number.

Can't say enough about Callaway chrome balls, but there are so many goods available these days.


barry
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re: Fitting?
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Find a demo day at a nearby course and you can get for no charge.



Come one man, that's not a proper fitting.

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although $250 for a fitting is astronomical)


For a full bag? That's pretty reasonable, you are talking at least 3 hours. Plus, like i mentioned, usually most of it can go towards a purchase.


SamtheSham
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re: Fitting?
3 hours, huh.

Ok.


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Tyga Woods
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re: Fitting?
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I'm a +15


You should be on tour


SamtheSham
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re: Fitting?
Good catch, that would translate into $100 mil a year, playing part time??


FreddieMac
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jun 2010
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re: Fitting?
My wife’s cousin went to golf tech. He had a great experience and got a full bag.


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NaturalBeam
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re: Fitting?
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Can't say enough about Callaway chrome balls, but there are so many goods available these days.
Ahh, so you’re trolling.


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Front9Bandit
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Member since Dec 2013
12982 posts

re: Fitting?
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I'm a field tech rep for Ping, so I'm obviously going to tell you to get fit ,( although $250 for a fitting is astronomical). Find a demo day at a nearby course and you can get for no charge.


So you ride around to demo days with sky marked clubs in your trunk acting like you know how to fit people, cool.


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caliegeaux
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