Golf Republic Forum - Singapore's most active golfing forum.
 
HomeFAQCalendarRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 My Fitting Story

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Quest
Senior Golfer
Senior Golfer


Posts : 321
Join date : 2009-11-05
Location : Borrowed fairway

PostSubject: My Fitting Story   Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:12 am

I have been playing golf for the last few years and bought my first iron set in 2002. This set has been serving me well since then and with the avalanche of new and improved equipment on the market, I was very keen to get myself a new set so that I can keep up with the pack. So 2 years ago, I bought a set of new irons to try. But the experience was not that great. In the end, I thought that fitting would be the way to go as I can then get the most suited equipment for my game. I am missing distance from my irons and thought that a change of equipment is needed to keep up with the pack.

So last Sunday, I went for the session with an open mind and had decided to get a fitted wedge first since I would be using it a lot of times and I have reservations about the whole fitting business.

I always thought myself a stiff shaft player but lo and behold, I was proven wrong. The reg steel shaft on the irons were better for me and I can hit further and with a slight draw compared to the stiff which is either a straight or a slight fade. I have to work and concentrate on the stiff in order to do so while for the reg, it was simple. Even a bad swing would not punish that much.

After the session, I was convinced that fitting does work. Although I only bought the wedge but did not commit to the iron change, the experience made me realise that I am not as strong as I thought I was. Granted I could use the stiff shaft, it required me to concentrate hard. I have not reached that stage whereby I just need to aim and shoot and the shot will land where I intended all the time.

To me, golf is not only a game but a journey of self-discovery. It is little things like this that allow us to gain more knowledge about ourselves so that we can improve and enjoy the game more.
Back to top Go down
S70B
Course Marshal
Course Marshal


Posts : 5118
Join date : 2009-06-18
Location : Home sweat home...

PostSubject: Re: My Fitting Story   Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:04 am

Quest,

good to hear about how u have opened up to this world of being fitted.

Be careful though for the road down this path of clubfitting is a slippery one. You will always be tempted to wonder 'Is there something better out there?'

This is a living example.

_________________
Stay Thirsty My Friends...
Back to top Go down
eiji
Course Marshal
Course Marshal


Posts : 6193
Join date : 2009-08-22
Age : 35
Location : Training

PostSubject: Re: My Fitting Story   Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:07 am

lol @ the living example

_________________
Callaway Razr Fit Xtreme 10.5* Ahina 60 R
PRGR EGG Spoon 15* MRC Fubuki Alpha 70S
Adams Super Hybrid XTD 19* MRC Fubuki AH R
Adams A12 Pro 23* GD Tour AD UT85 R
Callaway X Hot Pro 5-PW PX95 5.5
Titleist SM4 50*, 54*, 58* DG Spinner
Scotty Studio Select 2012 Golo 33"
Back to top Go down
http://www.idealparts.com.sg
ahfok88
Newbie Golfer
Newbie Golfer


Posts : 14
Join date : 2009-10-08
Age : 36
Location : Sin Ming Ave

PostSubject: Re: My Fitting Story   Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:28 am

The ppl @ CustomGolf Bishan Range are great fitters. Look for Mr. BEN , James , Vick or Clayden. Ben is the one who fitted me my iron. They are so friendly and willing to go to the extra mile to correct my posture and gripping.

A Big Thank you,
Andy.
Back to top Go down
DGman
Hall of Fame Golfer
Hall of Fame Golfer


Posts : 6384
Join date : 2009-06-18

PostSubject: Re: My Fitting Story   Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:46 am

Great to hear that....

we need to conscientiously add Ben, Clayton, William and his team at Bishan on the custom fitting radar as well.

they have a flight scope thats linked to the Ping Fitting system.

DGman
Back to top Go down
http://www.bigfishes.com
mUAr_cHEe
Hall of Fame Golfer
Hall of Fame Golfer


Posts : 7236
Join date : 2009-06-19
Location : Sillypore

PostSubject: Re: My Fitting Story   Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:20 pm

thanks ah.
Back to top Go down
Ssquirrel
Super Active Golfer
Super Active Golfer


Posts : 1368
Join date : 2009-06-19

PostSubject: Re: My Fitting Story   Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:36 pm

Quest wrote:

I always thought myself a stiff shaft player but lo and behold, I was proven wrong. The reg steel shaft on the irons were better for me and I can hit further and with a slight draw compared to the stiff which is either a straight or a slight fade. I have to work and concentrate on the stiff in order to do so while for the reg, it was simple. Even a bad swing would not punish that much.

Quest: My bad shots are usually a draw/hook.. Do you think if a change in shaft flex can help? I'd like to play a slight fade; somehow I think the slight fade lands nice and soft.
Maybe I should

ahfok88, were you fitted on the PING n-flight system? How was it?
Back to top Go down
JonL_TK
Incredibly Active Golfer
Incredibly Active Golfer


Posts : 2668
Join date : 2009-12-23
Age : 35
Location : Pasir Gudang / Singapore

PostSubject: Re: My Fitting Story   Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:34 pm

Ssquirrel wrote:
Quest wrote:

I always thought myself a stiff shaft player but lo and behold, I was proven wrong. The reg steel shaft on the irons were better for me and I can hit further and with a slight draw compared to the stiff which is either a straight or a slight fade. I have to work and concentrate on the stiff in order to do so while for the reg, it was simple. Even a bad swing would not punish that much.

Quest: My bad shots are usually a draw/hook.. Do you think if a change in shaft flex can help? I'd like to play a slight fade; somehow I think the slight fade lands nice and soft.
Maybe I should

ahfok88, were you fitted on the PING n-flight system? How was it?

The draw-type swing is better from light rough or in damp conditions, because you really need that solid, ball-squashing contact. The fade, which results from a more glancing, side-swiping blow, is terrible in moist conditions or when the wind is blowing. The fade doesn't penetrate the breeze and therefore doesn't hold its line.

The draw is better for the driver, too, because the ball goes farther and is much more effective in the wind. The fade does have its advantages, though, especially for stronger hitters. The fade generally goes higher, so you get more carry with the fairway woods and 2- through 6-irons. Players who make a lot of eagles generally are faders, because they can hold the greens with their long second shots on par 5s.
Back to top Go down
eiji
Course Marshal
Course Marshal


Posts : 6193
Join date : 2009-08-22
Age : 35
Location : Training

PostSubject: Re: My Fitting Story   Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:45 pm

wow jon, lots of good knowledge from your posts..RESPECT

_________________
Callaway Razr Fit Xtreme 10.5* Ahina 60 R
PRGR EGG Spoon 15* MRC Fubuki Alpha 70S
Adams Super Hybrid XTD 19* MRC Fubuki AH R
Adams A12 Pro 23* GD Tour AD UT85 R
Callaway X Hot Pro 5-PW PX95 5.5
Titleist SM4 50*, 54*, 58* DG Spinner
Scotty Studio Select 2012 Golo 33"
Back to top Go down
http://www.idealparts.com.sg
JonL_TK
Incredibly Active Golfer
Incredibly Active Golfer


Posts : 2668
Join date : 2009-12-23
Age : 35
Location : Pasir Gudang / Singapore

PostSubject: Re: My Fitting Story   Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:47 pm

eiji wrote:
wow jon, lots of good knowledge from your posts..RESPECT
Thanks... I just try to take the time to research by browsing the various websites and
trying to learn more bout the game thru Teachin Pro's and Fitters...
Back to top Go down
Ssquirrel
Super Active Golfer
Super Active Golfer


Posts : 1368
Join date : 2009-06-19

PostSubject: Re: My Fitting Story   Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:42 pm

Thanks Jon... Hope to learn more from you... Very Happy
Back to top Go down
Quest
Senior Golfer
Senior Golfer


Posts : 321
Join date : 2009-11-05
Location : Borrowed fairway

PostSubject: Re: My Fitting Story   Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:51 pm

Sorry, not sure I'll be any help here. Draw/hook may not be the shaft. Better to get someone look at your swing to get a better idea.

Ssquirrel wrote:
Quest wrote:

I always thought myself a stiff shaft player but lo and behold, I was proven wrong. The reg steel shaft on the irons were better for me and I can hit further and with a slight draw compared to the stiff which is either a straight or a slight fade. I have to work and concentrate on the stiff in order to do so while for the reg, it was simple. Even a bad swing would not punish that much.

Quest: My bad shots are usually a draw/hook.. Do you think if a change in shaft flex can help? I'd like to play a slight fade; somehow I think the slight fade lands nice and soft.
Maybe I should

ahfok88, were you fitted on the PING n-flight system? How was it?
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: My Fitting Story   Today at 4:10 pm

Back to top Go down
 
My Fitting Story
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Fitting longer studs to your VFR hub to take a car wheel
» Fitting for the Pros - this is a long one
» Driver fitting made simple
» Mizuno Fitting
» Shaft Fitting: Where??

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Singapore Golf Forum - Golf Republic :: The Clubhouse :: Golf Talk-
Jump to:  
Friends of Golf RepublicFriends of Golf RepublicFriends of Golf Republic
Copyright © 2009 Golf Republic. All Rights Reserved.