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So based on feedback I did some searching and there isn't a brand agnostic fitter within a reasonable distance.

 

A couple of questions further: wouldn't a store like golf Galaxy that has virtually every major brand be brand agnostic fitter? Also since golf has so many variables, course, weather - wind and temp, it seems that unless you're a low handicap/scratch golfer the fitting may be more theoretical?

 

Not trying to stir up a hornets nest just asking questions

 

 

 

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You might give GolfTec in Toledo or Cleveland a call.

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So based on feedback I did some searching and there isn't a brand agnostic fitter within a reasonable distance.

 

A couple of questions further: wouldn't a store like golf Galaxy that has virtually every major brand be brand agnostic fitter? Also since golf has so many variables, course, weather - wind and temp, it seems that unless you're a low handicap/scratch golfer the fitting may be more theoretical?

 

Not trying to stir up a hornets nest just asking questions

 

 

 

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Define reasonable?

Unfortunately, this is the commonest response to a theoretical question.

Nobody - and I mean virtually nobody, is willing to travel any reasonable distance to find a decent fitter. The problem is, most golfers will travel almost worldwide to play golf on a particular course or resort.

 

So surely there must be some sort of compromise? So the onus must therefore be on the golfer to seek out a decent fitter should there not be one available at the end of your street or one with a drive-thru option (I'm not kidding - I actually got asked this once).

 

 Personally, I don't buy the often used excuse "there's nobody near me" because of the reasons already outlined and because it just smacks of laziness on the part of anyone who is really serious and committed to being correctly fitted. I've said it many times before, but you will only find a level of fitting in keeping with the level of effort you are willing to put in yourself. That means going out and doing a bit of legwork and homework too. If it sounds too difficult or too much of a chore, then you'll just have to be satisfied with something else I guess.

 

The good news is if you live in the continental US, congratulations - you have access to more qualified fitters and equipment than anywhere else on earth. You also have access to more road and transport infrastructure linked to golf courses and pro shops than anywhere else on earth. If that doesn't sound reasonable, then I'm sure any big box golf store will be more than willing to sell you anything they have in stock. Then of course, there's always the internet.....

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Define reasonable?

Unfortunately, this is the commonest response to a theoretical question.

Nobody - and I mean virtually nobody, is willing to travel any reasonable distance to find a decent fitter. The problem is, most golfers will travel almost worldwide to play golf on a particular course or resort.

 

So surely there must be some sort of compromise? So the onus must therefore be on the golfer to seek out a decent fitter should there not be one available at the end of your street or one with a drive-thru option (I'm not kidding - I actually got asked this once).

 

 Personally, I don't buy the often used excuse "there's nobody near me" because of the reasons already outlined and because it just smacks of laziness on the part of anyone who is really serious and committed to being correctly fitted. I've said it many times before, but you will only find a level of fitting in keeping with the level of effort you are willing to put in yourself. That means going out and doing a bit of legwork and homework too. If it sounds too difficult or too much of a chore, then you'll just have to be satisfied with something else I guess.

 

The good news is if you live in the continental US, congratulations - you have access to more qualified fitters and equipment than anywhere else on earth. You also have access to more road and transport infrastructure linked to golf courses and pro shops than anywhere else on earth. If that doesn't sound reasonable, then I'm sure any big box golf store will be more than willing to sell you anything they have in stock. Then of course, there's always the internet.....

Count me as one that is not willing to travel for a fitting. I have things to take care of with what spare time I have.... traveling for a club fitting is not one of them. The closest I have to me is Golf Tech. I've heard not such good things. So... Should I spend $250 with them or just play what I have? For now... I'll just play what I have.

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you are only an hour from two listed in the golf digest and one is in the top 100.

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Curious what you think goes into a great fitting and is it the same for different types of clubs - drivers, irons etc.

 

 

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I don't know what constitutes a great fitting but when I was fitted for irons they got it all wrong. I was told that I needed irons that were a half inch longer, 3 degrees upright, with regular flex shafts. I was smart enough not to buy a set with those specs. I had one iron fit to those specs and took it to the range. Could not hit a decent shot. Then I played with a buddy's set of Ping Eye 2s that were stand with a stiff shaft. Hit the ball perfectly straight. So I bought a set myself. So much for the fitting I had. They got nothing right.

 

 

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you are only an hour from two listed in the golf digest and one is in the top 100.

May I ask who the two are, and what city?

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has anyone done a fitting with the temperature hovering around 32?

 

I've got on scheduled for Friday and the weather looks a bit iffy.  I have a pair of FJ cold weather gloves but I typically only use 1 glove.

From my understanding this place has a bay that hits out onto the range.

I don't think it'd be a good idea to get fit hitting balls purely inside.

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Looks like everbody is trying to buy a golf game...god luck with that!!

 

What????  your first post and you start with an insult?  c'mon man...

 

Nowhere in here does it even lead one to conclude that getting fit for clubs is equivalent to "buying a golf game"...

As a matter of fact the exact opposite would be true - buying clubs that aren't fit for you.

 

Maybe this is spam?

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Sorry Stroker,Must have hit a nerve, please tell me what is a clubfitter and what does he do?

You don't know what a club fitter is or what they do? But, you start out here with a response like that?

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Sorry Stroker,Must have hit a nerve, please tell me what is a clubfitter and what does he do?

Seriously? Are you lost? You realize that this is a GOLF forum, right?

 

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Lots of good advice here already. I'm just throwing in my two cents. I've only had one fitting. It was after I had played for about two years with cheap have me down clubs. Once I decided I enjoyed the game enough to put in the time and money to play the best i can I got fit. My fitting was from golf tec. It wasn't bad, the fitter was nice and did a decent job. But i ended up with a bag full of ping G20 which for the record I love. But as I've become more informed I am starting to redo my bag little by little with a more brand agnostic philosophy.

 

One thing I'll recommend is one you've been fit for how you currently play, take done lessons and then use the help and recommendation of your teacher to guide future fittings and purchases

 

 

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Count me as one that is not willing to travel for a fitting. I have things to take care of with what spare time I have.... traveling for a club fitting is not one of them. The closest I have to me is Golf Tech. I've heard not such good things. So... Should I spend $250 with them or just play what I have? For now... I'll just play what I have.

 

If you buy your clubs from them your fitting cost is put towards your club costs. So you are basically getting a free fitting if you go that route.

 

 

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Can you give me a couple suggestions to the best fitters in Mpls?

Golfed for 40 years (since 7), never had a lesson and never had a club fitted.

 

10.5 - 11 Handicap

 

Can I expect a dramatic difference - can you teach an old dog new tricks or can they i make new tricks with better bones?

 

JW

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2nd swing is a top 100 fitter, and their tour van section looks amazing. Haven't been fit there, but from talking with the guys there while shopping/fooling around, they seem to know their stuff pretty darn well.

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2nd swing is a top 100 fitter, and their tour van section looks amazing. Haven't been fit there, but from talking with the guys there while shopping/fooling around, they seem to know their stuff pretty darn well.

 

I'd second this -- 2nd Swing does an awesome job, especially a Tour Van session (here's a link to a report on a fitting I had there in Dec 2014 with Thomas Elsberry). I also recently had a fitting at the new Club Champion center in Edina - it's right across the parking lot from where the old GolfSmith store was. they don't have the GEARS setup like 2nd Swing's Tour Van Center, but the fitting is just as thorough, with all the necessary technology and a ton of shaft/club head combos to try. 

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