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Hey Y'all. When is it too soon (if there is such a thing) to get fit for my own clubs? I'm new to the game and I'm using used clubs. Some better/newer than others. I've heard 2 schools of thought:

 

1. Wait until I get better and then get fit for my own set.

2. Get fit immediately, because it will help my game to be using clubs made just for me.

 

Sooo...What do y'all think? What's your advice? Looking forward to gleaning from your knowledge. Thx in advance!

 

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What keeps people from getting custom fit?

 

https://forum.mygolfspy.com/index.php?/topic/20102-What-keeps-people-from-getting-custom-fit%3F

 

 

This thread ought to give you a good start for reference.

 

The best note I took away from it is that your body type won't change so you should get fit as soon as possible. Your swing will affect the lie angle a tiny bit but not enough to warrant putting it off. Take it from me, a guy who put off getting fit for 2 years before I finally took the plunge and shaved many strokes immediately.

 

Besides getting fit for length and lie, you also need to be fit for the type of club head and shafts you need as well. There's so much variety out there you really should have someone coach you through the selection. Just try to avoid getting "advice" from the big box stores.

 

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Are you taking lessons?  What are your goals?

 

I believe in getting fit earlier to ensure you have the basics correct.   If you are taking lessons,  I would work with my pro to see what things are being changed to see if the changes would require significant lie and/or length changes based on your swing. 

 

We all use "used" clubs because once they are hit they are used.   Buying used is an economical way to get more up to date equipment at a lower cost.   As long as the flex is correct and the shaft generally fits you,  it is easy to get someone to adjust the length and lie.   You can go get fit to understand what you need and then buy used clubs that meet the necessary specs.  You can find great deals at places like callaway preowned.  

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Get fit now.  There is nothing that says you can't get fit again later, if your swing changes.

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To be honest the only thing that I would consider something as a newbie to the game would be go somewhere that has a lie board. The lie angle of the club being adjusted correctly for you can save you some major headaches. Inclusive of the putter. I'm a single digit handy cap, and I have my lie angle adjusted yearly. The guy I go to charges me $2 a club to bend so it's not a big expense. It's really the first thing you should get done. As far as shafts go, I always fit my iron shafts based on the characteristics I wanted the ball to do and how far I hit my 7i. However, I will say that I have gone in the past to a fitter for the experience and the end result was to stay with the current setup I had created through trial and error. Nonetheless, the experience was fun and informative. Lastly, you have to ask yourself if you are ready to commit to the cost of getting custom fit for a set of irons and the cost of the upgraded components as well as the price of the clubs. I would say you are looking at $1000-$2000 to be properly fit depending on the equipment you choose to get. I hope this helped or at least gave you some things to consider. Good luck in your fitting journeys

 

 

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Once that you are sure that golf is " for you" in other words you are committed to playing the game and your not going to try it for 6 months and quit......then get fit, it can only help the enjoyment of your game.

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If you want to get better, get fit. Some people golf for work, some as a family function/social thing, and some for the sport. The latter is the type that is always trying to get better, the other two enjoy it, but not for the satisfaction of getting better.

 

What do you typically shoot now? How much better do you want to get? Even if you shoot 110, I'd say you could benefit from a fitting. You wouldn't start training for a marathon with shoes that don't fit you. Unlike running, golf clubs can actually offer you some help.

 

My case is a little different because I've been golfing my whole life, but my driver fitting opened my eyes up to my game. It's the best club in my bag hands down, and if my recent iron fitting is even 50% as successful, I'm going to smash my personal bests by December. I just recently started playing again after not playing consistently since 10 years ago, and playing about 5 18-hole rounds in the last 6 years (3 rounds of 18 in the last 2 months).

 

Get a fitting, with a reputable fitter. I love knowing that my clubs fit me, it removes that uncertainty. I'm like the official MGS hype man for club fittings. I'm just THAT much more successful with my driver that I believe it can help anyone. The wait for the Mizunos continues... So stoked to see how I do with them.

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What keeps people from getting custom fit?

 

https://forum.mygolfspy.com/index.php?/topic/20102-What-keeps-people-from-getting-custom-fit%3F

 

 

This thread ought to give you a good start for reference.

 

The best note I took away from it is that your body type won't change so you should get fit as soon as possible. Your swing will affect the lie angle a tiny bit but not enough to warrant putting it off. Take it from me, a guy who put off getting fit for 2 years before I finally took the plunge and shaved many strokes immediately.

 

Besides getting fit for length and lie, you also need to be fit for the type of club head and shafts you need as well. There's so much variety out there you really should have someone coach you through the selection. Just try to avoid getting "advice" from the big box stores.

 

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Great advice. Thx for the link, too. Lots of helpful information there, too 👊🏾

 

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Are you taking lessons? What are your goals?

 

I believe in getting fit earlier to ensure you have the basics correct. If you are taking lessons, I would work with my pro to see what things are being changed to see if the changes would require significant lie and/or length changes based on your swing.

 

We all use "used" clubs because once they are hit they are used. Buying used is an economical way to get more up to date equipment at a lower cost. As long as the flex is correct and the shaft generally fits you, it is easy to get someone to adjust the length and lie. You can go get fit to understand what you need and then buy used clubs that meet the necessary specs. You can find great deals at places like callaway preowned.

Good advice. I'm leaning very heavily towards going to get fit sooner rather than later. Thx for your help 👊🏾

 

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To be honest the only thing that I would consider something as a newbie to the game would be go somewhere that has a lie board. The lie angle of the club being adjusted correctly for you can save you some major headaches. Inclusive of the putter. I'm a single digit handy cap, and I have my lie angle adjusted yearly. The guy I go to charges me $2 a club to bend so it's not a big expense. It's really the first thing you should get done. As far as shafts go, I always fit my iron shafts based on the characteristics I wanted the ball to do and how far I hit my 7i. However, I will say that I have gone in the past to a fitter for the experience and the end result was to stay with the current setup I had created through trial and error. Nonetheless, the experience was fun and informative. Lastly, you have to ask yourself if you are ready to commit to the cost of getting custom fit for a set of irons and the cost of the upgraded components as well as the price of the clubs. I would say you are looking at $1000-$2000 to be properly fit depending on the equipment you choose to get. I hope this helped or at least gave you some things to consider. Good luck in your fitting journeys

 

 

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Good stuff. I think the cost is worth it. Thx man 👊🏾

 

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Once that you are sure that golf is " for you" in other words you are committed to playing the game and your not going to try it for 6 months and quit......then get fit, it can only help the enjoyment of your game.

I'm already there with golf being "for me". So your advice is on point! Thx 👊🏾

 

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If you want to get better, get fit. Some people golf for work, some as a family function/social thing, and some for the sport. The latter is the type that is always trying to get better, the other two enjoy it, but not for the satisfaction of getting better.

 

What do you typically shoot now? How much better do you want to get? Even if you shoot 110, I'd say you could benefit from a fitting. You wouldn't start training for a marathon with shoes that don't fit you. Unlike running, golf clubs can actually offer you some help.

 

My case is a little different because I've been golfing my whole life, but my driver fitting opened my eyes up to my game. It's the best club in my bag hands down, and if my recent iron fitting is even 50% as successful, I'm going to smash my personal bests by December. I just recently started playing again after not playing consistently since 10 years ago, and playing about 5 18-hole rounds in the last 6 years (3 rounds of 18 in the last 2 months).

 

Get a fitting, with a reputable fitter. I love knowing that my clubs fit me, it removes that uncertainty. I'm like the official MGS hype man for club fittings. I'm just THAT much more successful with my driver that I believe it can help anyone. The wait for the Mizunos continues... So stoked to see how I do with them.

Much to break down in what you said. Very helpful. Thx! 👊🏾

 

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What keeps people from getting custom fit?

 

https://forum.mygolfspy.com/index.php?/topic/20102-What-keeps-people-from-getting-custom-fit%3F

 

 

This thread ought to give you a good start for reference.

 

The best note I took away from it is that your body type won't change so you should get fit as soon as possible. Your swing will affect the lie angle a tiny bit but not enough to warrant putting it off. Take it from me, a guy who put off getting fit for 2 years before I finally took the plunge and shaved many strokes immediately.

 

Besides getting fit for length and lie, you also need to be fit for the type of club head and shafts you need as well. There's so much variety out there you really should have someone coach you through the selection. Just try to avoid getting "advice" from the big box stores.

 

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What are your thoughts on top 100 club fitters? Worth it? There's at least one near me.

 

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Hey Y'all. When is it too soon (if there is such a thing) to get fit for my own clubs? I'm new to the game and I'm using used clubs. Some better/newer than others. I've heard 2 schools of thought:

 

1. Wait until I get better and then get fit for my own set.

2. Get fit immediately, because it will help my game to be using clubs made just for me.

 

Sooo...What do y'all think? What's your advice? Looking forward to gleaning from your knowledge. Thx in advance!

 

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Not sure if this is the way to ask a follow-up question based on my previous post, but I don't want to start a new thread and confuse anyone. Especially myself 😂

 

Is it worth going to someone who's designated as a top 100 club fitter? There's at least one near me.

 

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Hey Y'all. When is it too soon (if there is such a thing) to get fit for my own clubs? I'm new to the game and I'm using used clubs. Some better/newer than others. I've heard 2 schools of thought:

 

1. Wait until I get better and then get fit for my own set.

2. Get fit immediately, because it will help my game to be using clubs made just for me.

 

Sooo...What do y'all think? What's your advice? Looking forward to gleaning from your knowledge. Thx in advance!

 

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This is the place I'm thinking about going to get fit: http://www.granvillegolfland.com/

 

 

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This is the place I'm thinking about going to get fit: http://www.granvillegolfland.com/

 

 

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Top 100 fitters in America? Go for it!

 

 

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Once I got fit for my Pings "Which I Love!" My game really took off I dropped my handicap by a lot and saved a lot of money in the process. The next step was I got in physical shape. Which took my game to a whole other level. I would recommend getting fit both clubs and physically.

 

 

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Not sure if this is the way to ask a follow-up question based on my previous post, but I don't want to start a new thread and confuse anyone. Especially myself

 

Is it worth going to someone who's designated as a top 100 club fitter? There's at least one near me.

 

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I would say yes. When I previously mentioned my fitting experience this is what I did. The guy I went to was out of Ardmore PA. He was expensive but the money was kind of worth the piece of mind that you are getting some solid advice.

 

 

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This is the place I'm thinking about going to get fit: http://www.granvillegolfland.com/

 

 

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I read the website and the fitting if you don't buy clubs the fitting is $50.  That is very reasonable to see what you might need.   As you are just getting into the game,  what I would suggest is that you talk with the fitter and see what specs you might need.  Then you can take the recommendations and shop for used clubs which will save you a lot of money.   Might not find what you need initially but you will be able to get clubs that are a year or two older for significantly less that new.    Most manufacturers offer enough options that you should be able to find what your are looking for.    Since they also offer lessons,  you will probably get some basic advice on things to work on.   

 

call or go talk to them and tell them what your goals are and see how they can help you and their recommendations. 

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