The Most Common Club Fitting Mistakes
Buying Putters off the rack
During a round of golf, about 40% of your shots will be putts. When the length, loft, and lie-angle of your putter complement your setup position and stroke, putting becomes easier. Get properly fit and learn YOUR putter specifications. Then, whenever purchasing a new putter, have it built or adjusted to those specifications.
Buying Wedges off the rack
During a round of golf, about a third of your “non-putts” will be struck with one of your wedges. In terms of shaft length, shaft weight, lie-angle, loft and grip size, your wedges should be a logical extension of your iron set. Whenever you replace a wedge, make sure the new wedge is built or adjusted to fit your set – it’s not difficult.
Being More Concerned with Driving Distance than Driver Accuracy
Hitting your average drive 10 or even 20 yards farther will not lower your average score, but keeping the ball in play a higher percentage of the time will. Trying to gain distance at the expense of accuracy makes no sense.
Being More Concerned with Brand Name than with Club Specifications
Neither the price tag nor the name stamped on the head determines the playability of a golf club. Playability is determined by the club’s specifications. How well a club’s specifications complement your size, strength, setup position and basic swing motion, determines how easy it will be for you to play that particular golf club. I sell KZG golf clubs because I know they will be built to the exact specifications I order.
Playing with 2 or more clubs that carry essentially the same distance
You should know the carry distance of every club in your bag and no two clubs should carry the same distance. Assembling an effective set composition is one of the most important aspects of club fitting. You need to determine the combination of wedges, irons, hybrids, and fairway metals that works best for you.