Why should every golfer play Custom Fit Golf Clubs? For the simple fact that we are all different sizes and shapes with different levels of athleticism. We each have different strength levels, with different eye to hand coordination. Our golf club swing tempo, transition and release may be quite different player to player. So from this list 2 individuals will probably need different length golf clubs, with different lie angles and with a different overall weight. The flex of the shaft could be quite different and even the size of the grip may vary.
So without going into all the flaws that exist within a typical boxed set (and there are many) we will focus on why every player would benefit from playing Custom Fit Golf Clubs.
My Professional Golf Club Fitting System, True Length Technology, will be the focus of how I can correct, and dial in the length / lie fitting of every player, regardless of their size. True Length Technology has been Awarded ‘Best New Fitting Idea’ by The Association of Golf Clubfitting Professionals in Georgia. As far as Custom Fit Golf Clubs go building to the math model is simply the most accurate way to build. Once the fit has been determined, the build is all mathematically laid out for you. Every club in your bag should be a custom fit golf club.
The True Length Technology Fitting rack has 16 adult mini sets, consisting of all:
- 4 irons at 58* of lie
- 7 irons at 61* of lie
- PW’s at 64* of lie
where each mini set is 0.4″ longer than the next mini set. This length variation covers near 7″ of total length separation, where a TLT Series 0 is for the petite, and a TLT Series 16 is for a giant of a man. This professionally assembled Golf Club Fitting rack will far exceeds most fitting racks, consisting of a few 7 irons built to standard, + 1″. – 1″ and perhaps a few different lie angles. With True Length Technology you get to swing a long (4), mid (7) and short iron (PW) that actually fits you, to absolutely build confidence and confirm the fit is exactly that – an overall perfect fit.
After many years of Fitting Custom Golf Clubs Professionally, I have seen my share of body sizes and heights. The tallest player I have fit was 6’8″, but one of my Registered True Length Technology Fitter’s has worked with a gentleman who towers at 7′. Both these players had tried extended length golf clubs, where their existing sets were simply extended by a random club maker. The attempt failed miserably.
So with my player, we focused on assembling the set with medium weight graphite shafts, but to an extra, extra stiff flex. As the club gets longer. the flex gets weaker and the head feels heavier. These big strong men would overpower anything less in flex, so the raw shaft has to be extra stiff. We don’t want these extra long golf clubs to feel loose whatsoever. Most fitter’s approach the fit of a tall man with very upright lie angles and only slightly longer lengths, but the resultant ball position ends up very close to their feet, and a comfortable athletic address position cannot be found. True Length Technology will allow a very neutral swing plane if this is the players goal.
With traditional tall player builds, swing planes end up being far too upright and the player feels crowded. The ball is quite close to the players feet. The True Length Technology math model still allows the build to be a slightly upright lie angle, but not to the 5 or 6 degrees that other fitter’s use. The math model looks after the lengths of the clubs, where my players wedges were near 39″ – which is most peoples 3 iron length.
Yes the added length does bring the total weight up, but the feedback I continue to get is that this size of man simply finds every golf club light so the few extra grams means nothing. Now I have that player standing in a very athletic address position, for every club, and he no longer looks like he stole some little kids clubs. Big guys deserve to have golf clubs that fit them and the days of having to compensate by excessive squatting or bending way over are gone, thanks to the True Length Technology – math model.
For the small golfer (and we have all seen the toe of their golf clubs sitting extremely upright at address), the math model can correct what they consider to be – too long, and too upright.
By first determining what is the correct length and lie for the individual by going through the True Length Technology fitting rack again, the math model will once again take over – spelling out all lengths and lies for the athletic build. These player have been gripping down or standing too upright for too long. The toe of the golf club needs to be sitting correctly relative to ground level, by allowing the player to stand in their personal athletic address position.
So once the correct True Length Technology Series has been determined, again the math model takes over. So the shorter player will often end up with flatter lies than the taller player, and a reduced length golf club, but the math model will keep as much length as possible, without bringing the toe of the club up.
True Length Technology Golf Club Fitter’s are now found in 18 countries and perhaps their is one near you. Please look in my ‘Find a Club maker near you’ folder on my site and discover what True Custom Fit Golf Clubs are really about..