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My experiences with GolfTEC in Schaumburg, IL, have been outstanding. I have helped with many fittings, and I take lessons there. Both pros, Chris and John, are outstanding. If you have any specific questions about their services, I'd be happy to try to answer them for you.

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I long ago learned to pay attention to the person doing the club, not the shop. The shop is just a place that person is working in.

 

 

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I long ago learned to pay attention to the person doing the club, not the shop. The shop is just a place that person is working in

 

I would agree in general, however certain places are much more likely to employ quality professionals then others.

 

MSaternus: Nothing specific at this time, mostly just looking if they fit my comment above. I've been told the Green room staff are rather good already, just wondered how the shift to Golftec might effect things.

 

Really I'm looking for loft/lie adjustments and potentially a shaft refitting for the irons. Plus I need a proper driver fitting as I simply cannot find a driver that even matches my fairway. I imagine that's all my swings fault, but I'd like to not be fighting it all the time until I fix it.

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Really I'm looking for loft/lie adjustments and potentially a shaft refitting for the irons. Plus I need a proper driver fitting as I simply cannot find a driver that even matches my fairway. I imagine that's all my swings fault, but I'd like to not be fighting it all the time until I fix it.

 

If the GolfTec in your area is anything like the one by me, this will not be a problem at all. I would expect they will discuss some of your swing flaws during the fitting and take them into consideration, by which I mean this: "Here is your flaw. If you want to fix the flaw, I would recommend fitting you into X. If you intend to keep playing without changing that flaw, I would recommend Y." Something along those lines. Every fitting I have seen so far has included some mini lessons from the guys doing the fitting.

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There will be a more detailed write up later but for now, these guys really know their stuff. I did the club evaluation last night and found some very interesting information that's going to be both useful in adjusting the clubs and for the swing evaluation I'm doing on the weekend.

 

Highlights include:

- My angle of attack with every club is downwards and it's causing a lot of distance loss due to losing impact based on hitting the ground and adding a wicked amount of spin on the ball.

 

- Due to the above, I put waaay to much spin on every single shot. I'm more then a 1000RPM's over on my iron shots and 800ish on the drivers/hybrids and 1500 on the wedges. Eye opening numbers

 

- I have a pretty high smash factor with all my clubs. Once I sort the angle of attack I should fix a number of the distance issues

 

- It's amazing how far one delofts the club on the swing naturally

 

- It's amazing how much variation between a regular flex shaft within the same company. My irons for example run between a 4.4 to 4.9 while the shaft in the Mach Speed hybrid is 3.8. No wonder I couldn't get consistant distances from it.

 

- Good on nike regarding the stated lofts on my clubs though. They were only off on one club of 7 and only by 1 degree which is an easy fix

 

- Taylormade makes excellent heads for me, are spot on their lofts but all their shafts need to be pured. Everything is way off on the spine alignment.

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Sounds like you had a first class experience! I'm very glad to hear it and I look forward to the full write up.

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- I have a pretty high smash factor with all my clubs. Once I sort the angle of attack I should fix a number of the distance issues

 

Get that as close to 1.5 as you can and you'll be right where you need to be.

 

- It's amazing how much variation between a regular flex shaft within the same company. My irons for example run between a 4.4 to 4.9 while the shaft in the Mach Speed hybrid is 3.8. No wonder I couldn't get consistant distances from it.

 

- Good on nike regarding the stated lofts on my clubs though. They were only off on one club of 7 and only by 1 degree which is an easy fix

 

That's the manufacturing process at work... it's impossible to keep a 0 tolerance in ANYTHING manufactured... not even computers are perfect (who operates the computer?). It's also why people should take their stuff to a custom club-builder- because the big OEMs mass-produce millions of product a year, it's impossible to make sure everything is absolutely perfect. Some, like you Wincey, get lucky. Others, not so much...

 

 

- Taylormade makes excellent heads for me, are spot on their lofts but all their shafts need to be pured. Everything is way off on the spine alignment.

 

 

The jury's still out on spining. From my own experience, I don't notice a difference. The shaft flexes in two points in the downswing, so even after all the research I've done on spining, I couldn't tell you how exactly it's supposed to work. There's the spine and one to four (depending on who you ask) "natural bend points". And this doesn't even include FLOing the shaft...

 

 

 

I am glad you had a good experience. I live in the Antarctica-equivilant area of golf stores... the closest Golfsmith is not quite 3 hours away, there's no Golftec, Golf Galaxy, GolfWorks, etc., in sight (there's a Dick's about 1.5 hours, but the one time I went there I realized why there aren't many fans of them here at MGS). My local Dunham's has golf stuff, but nowhere to demo them. The local pro shops carry little (if any) lefty stuff... So in short, I'm jealous ;) .

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Get that as close to 1.5 as you can and you'll be right where you need to be.

 

Average is about 1.35 with irons and 1.46 with fairway/driver which is pretty good for about half a year in the game :D

 

That's the manufacturing process at work... it's impossible to keep a 0 tolerance in ANYTHING manufactured... not even computers are perfect (who operates the computer?). It's also why people should take their stuff to a custom club-builder- because the big OEMs mass-produce millions of product a year, it's impossible to make sure everything is absolutely perfect. Some, like you Wincey, get lucky. Others, not so much...

 

Agreed. He talked about that as well and why he was checking each club instead of assuming anything. According to him, Nike is generally pretty bad at keeping things consistent unless it's their blade lines. Appearntly those things are usually dead on.

 

The jury's still out on spining. From my own experience, I don't notice a difference. The shaft flexes in two points in the downswing, so even after all the research I've done on spining, I couldn't tell you how exactly it's supposed to work. There's the spine and one to four (depending on who you ask) "natural bend points". And this doesn't even include FLOing the shaft...

 

 

Seem to make a big difference to me to be honest. We went over where the shaft was bending in my swing and how the head was moving in an oval pattern through my swing which caused an inconsistent contact point. When trying one that was spined properly I was consistently hitting the ball in the same spot on the head which gave me way better accuracy. Either that or I just swalled the Red pill whole! ;)

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I think it's safe to say you have some apptitude for this here game. B) . Good show! From my email exchanges with them, the people I talked to at Golftec seemed like smart and friendly people. Sounds like I was at least close to the mark.

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The wife got me a GolfTec fitting for my birthday, so I'm going to set up my appointment in the next few weeks. I'm giddy with anticipation! I've never been fitted before and I think it will help a lot.

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Got a question for all spies,

 

My wife finally agreed to let me go get fit for all my clubs (birthday present). I live in WV, so of course I will have to go out of state. I had looked around and the two top places around are GolfTec and Golf Galaxy.

 

So I was wondering if anyone has had a fitting from golftec? And if so he was there service?

 

From what I understand Golf Galaxy is the same as Dicks and if that's the case, I will not be going there for sure.

 

Any suggestion would help!!!!

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I would go with GolfTec based on their reputation. Their system sounds pretty good too. IMO, at Dicks/GG, they're just interested in getting out you quickly. I've done the Dick's "fitting" in the past and can say it was as useful as me just grabbing something off the rack myself.

 

Edit: I've been to GolfTec. They have all the sensors you can want to measure a swing and their software for matching you to clubheads and shafts seems pretty good. Would like to hear what Matt has to say though.

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Here's my take:

 

At any big box, you're rolling the dice. You could get someone great or you could get someone who doesnt know which end of the club to swing.

 

At GolfTEC you are guaranteed to work with someone who has had significant training in club fitting and you will get the benefit of the SwingLabs software which will make some really good club recommendations. Also the SwingLabs software will make the "final" decision or recommendation based on DATA.

 

That said, call the GolfTEC you're looking at and ask them the questions that you would ask anyone else: how many fittings do you do per year? How many different brands/fitting carts do you have access to? Who is the best or most experienced fitter on your staff?

 

Let me know if you have any other questions. Good luck!

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I got fit at both. Golftec was by far superior. Golf Galaxy is great place to shop, but for teaching or club fitting, you're always at the mercy of the guy who happens to be behind the counter that day.

 

The guys at Golftec generally are far more experienced. Personally, I didn't like their super-technical teaching methods (just a personal preference) but I would trust their club fitting skills without hesitation.

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So I'm going up to Golftec in Salt Lake City next week and I was wondering if any of you have had any experience working with these guys. I feel like my game has plateaued and thought working with these guys a little bit could help me over the hump. I'd love to hear about your experiences with them.

 

 

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I thought someone would reply to your post by now so I'll jump in with nothing. No, I haven't used GT but I've been interested in them. There isn't one in my town or close by. I do have a friend that has been using GT for a couple of years now down in San Antonio and he really likes it. He's a good player and It's improved his game he tells me.

Good luck with your experience. Let us know what you think about it.

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Kinda the same as Plaid. No personal experience. Have heard mostly good. The only negative I've heard is some think there packages are a bit pricey.

 

One just opened in my town. So I may at least check it out.

 

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