So, both in an attempt to become more involved with this site and to supply a little feedback on my TrueGolfFit fitting, I was hoping to use this post a little like a product review. Please, call me out if this is not kosher with the group and I will take the post down.
In the meantime, however, here goes. DISCLAIMER: This may sound negative up front, but it comes around toward the end.
When I got the email, I was both intrigued and rather excited to give this a try. There is a local fitter here in the DC area I take all my 'work' to (I tinker a lot, but don't have a workshop of my own). I have been entertaining the idea of getting a fitting, but it simply hasn't been in the budget. Having spoken with him about the process and referring a couple friends to him I knew this to be a fairly lengthy and in-depth process. This leads me to my first observation:
The questions asked did not inspire confidence in the suggestions it supplied.
Admittedly, I do not recall the exact questions that were asked, but I found them to be rather simplistic/generic. I am well aware I was not going to get a fitting experience like the one I would have gotten in his shop, but I expected something more thorough. The TrueGolfFit process reminded me of the Titleist ball fitting app thing from a while back that would ask a couple simple questions about your game and then spit out a recommendation. The biggest difference here is that there are a LOT more drivers out there than Titleist offers balls.
Stemming from this, I was a bit skeptical of the entire process when I saw it was only $7. This seemed way to cheap to get a solid driver "fitting." Though, from a business perspective, it was a great price to get me to try it.
Also, I am not so naive to think that a $7 driver fitting with no swings required would send me home with TrackMan data and adjustable weight settings. But this brings me to my second point.
There is no explanation of why it recommended the drivers it did.
I would have liked to see something more. Maybe a suggested loft or something with a brief description of how it translated my answers into its recommendations. For instance, in my fitting, it recommended a Srixon Z565 driver, saying it would add 19+ yards and be 10% more accurate (photo attached). To what is this data compared? Are these just ideal settings? Also, the day I get one out there 318 is the day...something miraculous happens. (Sorry, blanked on that one)
All that said, my intrigue remained. I think I am going to try the Global Golf U Try program and test this Srixon out. I have been a Titleist loyalist for the most part, but I am willing to give it a shot. I appreciate the data that has been collected and has supposedly gone into suggesting this driver for me, so why not?
Overall, I am not upset or anything with my fitting. I just want to know why and how it fit me to this driver. And, at $7, I actually feel like I got what I paid for. No frills. No bells. No whistles. And atg the end of the day, I'm tempted to give my recommendation a try. So, I will try to follow up with this post when I get my hands on the Srixon and give it a ride or two. We shall see how well this thing "fit" me for a driver.
What are everyone else's thoughts on True Golf Fit? Have you tried it? Have you tried the recommended driver? Did you like the fit?
All the best,