Golf is a hard game for beginners. There is a lot to both think about and learn. Although the beginning golfer’s swing dynamics have not yet been fully defined, important characteristics like swing speed and attack angle evolve early in the process. A club fitting for beginning golfers is focused on providing a strong foundation on which to build.
At our beginner club fittings we often discover they are playing with a mixed set of clubs that have been borrowed, inherited or purchased at a garage sale. With such disparate club configurations, it is much more difficult for the beginner to build a consistent swing pattern and see improving results. If you’re taking up golf and want to make it a highly enjoyable leisure activity for the rest of your life, then it makes sense to get started with golf equipment that gives you the best chance to succeed.
There are hundreds of club options available to the beginner golfer and it is overwhelming to try to identify the best clubs for this stage of their development. A beginner’s fitting is designed to help the golfer make a wise and informed club buying decision. It may not make sense to buy a full set at this point, but you should buy clubs most suited to your basic swing dynamics. And, as we know there might be budget considerations. This will set you on the path to more rapid improvement and greater enjoyment of the game.