You don’t need to be a highly skilled golfer to enjoy this great game or to benefit from a club fitting. At the golf repair center, we fit clubs for 20+ handicap golfers every day and we see some of our best results from this skill level. Avid golfers with a passion for the game are thrilled to shoot their best rounds, whether that is in the 70′s or breaking 100.
A custom club fitting for a 20+ handicap is focused on getting the most out of their given swing. For some just learning the game, this means making sure the shaft stiffness and club head settings are optimized for swing speed and club path. For seniors that were once lower handicaps but now have slower swing speeds, this means setting up clubs to provide more carry and taking advantage of new shaft and club-head technology to maximize distance.
The benefits to 20+ handicaps of custom club fitting that produce significantly improved results include:
Maximized Club Forgiveness
Golfers at this skill level can struggle with consistent ball striking, so it is important for club heads to have as much built-in forgiveness as possible. Current club technology has dramatically improved the shot performance for off-center hits—greater distance and accuracy are the result. A fitting will identify the best club heads and shafts from all the leading manufacturers that deliver consistently improved results for your unique swing characteristics.
Some 20+ handicaps consistently make solid ball contact, but their swing pattern causes significant side-to-side dispersion. This results in costly lost balls, poor on-course positioning and higher scores. A fitting will clearly identify the golfer’s common swing dynamics and then set up the clubs so they work more effectively for that specific swing. In many cases, the club configuration can offset swing flaws to produce consistently straighter ball flight. There is no way to achieve this level of performance buying off-the-shelf clubs.
Optimized Ball Launch Angle and Carry Distance
Some 20+ handicaps consistently hit the ball too high because their clubs are not well suited to their swing, resulting in lost distance and greater inaccuracy. Others have a hard time getting sufficient loft on their shots, resulting in shorter shots. A custom fitting will configure the golfer’s clubs to provide optimized ball launch angle and carry distance for each club based on their unique swing dynamic.