The Process of Fitting the Golf Club With FitChip and Swing Timing

What we do not do.

Most club fitters will start off with a questionnaire and particularly the question “What is your objective more distance or more accuracy?” We will not ask you this question or past history questions because they are irrelevant to a proper club fitting. The question on distance and accuracy is your first clue. When the Shaft is properly fitted, to be back to straight and square at ball impact, your best distance and accuracy will occur at the same time. What that question, when asked, really is telling you is that fitter does not know how to fit a golf club so the shaft will be back to straight and square at ball impact and provide its peak performance of distance and accuracy at the same time.

Where is the Club fitting done?

The primary location for this service is Perfected Golf Group’s Shop and Range in Columbus, Ohio. The Fitting session can be a stand alone session or part of a Instructional Package. Perfected Golf Group also offers the basic shaft fitting remotely by having a FitChip shaft fitting device mailed to you with instructions on gathering the data. The FitChip is returned and the data analyzed. A test Driver, Hybrid and 5 Iron can be built to your recommended specifications and mailed to you for approval. This can also be combined with the remote video lessons offered by Lotus Golf.

Your cost prior to making a final purchase decision on clubs will be the return postage of the FitChip and test clubs. We will also be happy to quote you the cost of the club or clubs you might be want to order prior to committing to you fitting session.

There are (6) basic steps to our in house custom club fitting session:
1. FitChip Computerized Swing Analysis – pin points the necessary shaft flex/frequency depending on the golfer`s swing timing (club/shaft release to ball impact time)
2. Demo Equipment – trial to substantiate the ideal shaft specifications selected by FitChip for the player’s swing and make any minor adjustments.
3. Shaft length is determined to accommodate the player. (his preference or to promote the proper swing posture)
4. Grip size and style and size is selected to provide comfort and performance.
5. Advanced Ball Launch Analysis – to track all aspects of a player’s swing and ball flight to select Driver face loft angle plus hook or fade bias or offset head.
6. Post-fit Checkup – To track a player’s progress and make any additional adjustments such as lie angle and club face angles.

These should be done only with the final shaft frequency the player will play with.

Other major fitting variables include set make-up (type of Irons, where do Hybrids fit in if any and number and type of fairway woods), lie angle (not to be performed until proper shaft is selected), club head design (mostly player preference), hozzel offset, face loft (using the launch monitor), shaft make (if it can be trimmed to the proper frequency), shaft torque (as low as possible to promote less dispersion with off center hits), shaft bend point (high kick points are recommended for greater distance when the proper shaft selection provides the accuracy), shaft weight, swing weight, and total weight. These specifications all contribute to improvements concerning ACCURACY, DISTANCE, FEEL, TRAJECTORY, and CONSISTENCY.