Is A Putter Fitting Worth The Time And Money

Fitting any golf club is worth the time and money. I say this blank statement of certainty because my experience has demonstrated it to be correct. After discussions with Kevin, and avid reader of The Grateful Golfer, I realize that I have never been professionally fitted as Kevin mentioned he needed. I have ‘self-fitted’ my putter and I often wondered if my process addressed the needs required for a putter fitting (at least on the basic level). As it turns out, I did and I am quite satisfied with my results. However, I think this is a great topic to discuss for anyone thinking that a putter fitting should be in their future.


Buying A New Set of Irons

I did it! I bought a new set of irons last week and I am very happy with my purchase. It all happened quickly because I walked in to Golf Town expecting to test drive a few sticks, which lead to me purchasing my new irons. As time moved on everything felt right, so I thought why wait and went ahead with the purchase. I will make the big reveal as to which clubs I bought at the end of the article, but I think it is important to discuss the fitting because it was the center of why I made my purchase.

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It is Time For A New Set Of Golf Clubs

It is time! I have decided to look for a new set of clubs and so the search begins. My current Titleist AP2s are still great clubs, but now is the time to change because of desire, want, and it fiscally makes sense. The challenge is that living in Northern Canada makes it hard to test run clubs without driving at least 3 hours to the nearest golf store. It is only one challenge, but I will overcome it and others.

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The Shaft of A Golf Club – Important or Not?

Golf equipment has evolved greatly since I started playing golf. In over 40 years, you name the piece of kit and we can trace a plethora of advancements. Before we chase the rabbit down its hole, we can discuss the merit of these changes at a later date.  During my fitting a few years back, there was one piece of equipment Jeff Stephenson, the Titleist fitter, said was critical to this entire process: the shaft. He indicated that fitting the right shaft to the correct swing speed made the difference between a good set of clubs and a great one. Continue reading

What’s in Your Golf Bag?

I bet if you look in your golf bag, you will find a mix mash of clubs. Most amateur players are not loyal to one manufacturer and make no bones about it. Manufacturer loyalty is difficult given the plethora of choices facing anyone trying to purchase a new club.

Over the years, I have played Spalding, Ping, Cobra, Callaway, Titleist, and many knock off clubs. I have always searched for that right club to fix my game and sometimes I was lucky, but for the most part I searched for deals that I could afford.

The rate at which “new” technology is released is unbelievable. I find it impossible for manufacturers to produce all the innovative changes that are guaranteed to improve our golf game! It is just not possible. Not being independently wealthy, I also cannot afford a new driver every 4 months in the hopes that it will fix my game! Can you?

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