Ordering Customized Golf Equipment

If you are serious about your golf game, and serious about getting better, you should strongly consider purchasing customized golf equipment. Clubs that come ‘off the rack’ are not specifically designed for your body type or swing, so they may be ill-fitted to your needs. Playing golf is hard enough with properly fitted clubs - don’t make it any harder than it needs to be.

Before you lay out a large sum of money for new clubs, head to your local golf shop and ask about ordering custom clubs. If the shop has a club fitter on site, you may be able to sign up for a session in which they can help you determine exactly what specifications your new clubs should have. Among the many variables to consider includes:

  • Lie angle. The angle the shaft makes with the ground is known as the lie angle, and it can have a big impact on how you are able to hit your iron shots. Getting tested for proper lie angle is one of the most important parts of club fitting.
  • Length. The length of the club shaft is another important element to club fitting. Clubs that are too long or too short will require you to alter your swing in order to get good results.
  • Shaft flex. Finding the right shaft flex helps to both maximize distance and improve your ball flight. This is another variable that the club fitter can help you sort through and find the right solution for.

You don’t have to spend huge amounts of money to get customized clubs that perfectly suit your swing and game. A club fitting session isn’t very expensive, and you may be able to get reimbursed for the session if you purchase clubs from the golf shop, so ask about that possibility ahead of time. Normally, ordering customized clubs isn’t much more expensive than just buying the clubs off the rack, you will simply have to do a little more work ahead of time to determine exactly the specifications you want in your set.

With custom clubs in your bag, one more piece of the golf puzzle will be solved. You will be able to swing confidently, knowing that your clubs are doing their part and not getting in the way. While you will still need to work hard on your game to improve, custom clubs can certainly help you get closer to reaching your goals.