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Custom fitting golf clubs involves several easy measurements and a quick
self-assessment of your game. You will see many fitting methods out there in the
golf universe, but most of them center around the same pieces of information.
This method is simple, accurate, and effective.
To custom fit your golf clubs, you need to know:
- Your height in your stockings or socks
- The distance from your wrist (where it bends) to the floor with your shoes
- Your handicap or skill level
- How fast you swing a golf club
- What club you use at the 150 yard marker
Your gender is used to put you into the correct fitting scale. The golf
industry uses different definitions of "standard length" for men and women.
Your height and the distance in inches from your wrist to the floor are used
together to determine the length of golf club that is appropriate for you. The
starting point for club length can vary up to 3 1/2" ranging from ladies to mens
plus 1 1/2".
A tall person with long arms can very easily require shorter clubs than an
average height person with short arms. About 80% of golfers are Standard
Your age, handicap (if you happen to have one), self-assessed skill level,
estimated golf swing speed and club you use at the 150 yard marker are all
combined to determined the shaft flex that is appropriate for you.
has built an automated Custom Fitting Wizard that collects this information and
quickly provides you with your custom fitting result.
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Length is simply how long the golf club is as measured from the butt end of
the grip down the back side of the club down to where the club meets the ground.
A longer golf club will hit further given the same swing speed — so length can
be a good thing.
However, since the swing arc is longer, it often is also harder to keep under
control — so length can be a bad thing. All things being equal, most golfers
will opt for longer length to the sacrifice of greater control.
The standard length of a steel shafted Driver for a man is 43 inches. Graphite
shafted drivers are manufactured 1 inch longer than steel shafted clubs because
graphite shafts weigh less than steel shafts allowing us to produce a longer
club with the same swing weight (a fulcrum measurement of the proper balance and
feel of a golf club).
The proper length of a golf club is a function of your height and the length of
your arms. We provide a Custom Fitting Wizard that determines the correct length
for you with just two simple measurements.
How long is a golf club? There is no exact industry standard for golf club
length. To make everything clear, we are letting you know our standard club
lengths for men and women using both graphite and steel shafts.
The measurement is made with the golf club in "address position" — club head
resting on the floor, grip end in your hands. The measurement is made from the
floor up the back side of the golf club to the butt end of the grip.
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Flex is the torsional stiffness of the golf club, which is provided by the
type of golf club shaft that is used. Generally, stiffer shafts are better for
stronger hitting golfers. Common shaft flexes are Men's Regular, Stiff, Extra
Stiff, Senior, and Ladies.
Interestingly, graphite shaft flex terminology uses Firm and Extra Firm
instead of Stiff — we don't know why, they are just the words the golf industry
The proper flex of a golf club is a function of your strength and golfing
skills. We provide a Custom Fitting Wizard that determines the correct flex for
you in just two simple steps. Determining the correct flex is most important for
your Woods and longer Irons.
Short irons, wedges and putters are not impacted very much by the different
flexes as the differences between flexes becomes very small in the shorter
Often associated with flex, is "kick-point" — especially with graphite shafts.
Less experienced golfers generally benefit from lower kick-point shafts, which
help get the ball up in the air. Better golfers tend to favor higher kick
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Loft & Lie Adjustments
A word about loft and lie adjustments. Pinemeadow Golf
can adjust the lie on irons and wedges. The request needs to be emailed to us
with your order number or noted in the special comments box in step #3 of the
A lie adjustment requires bending the hardened metal in which an iron is cast.
We strongly advise getting your lie fitting done in person. Online fittings
while accurate do not take into account your natural ball address.
Some players are more naturally upright and some like to lean into the ball.
Once you have lie adjusted a club it is usually not a good idea to re-adjust if
you later find it was the wrong adjustment.
From years of building experience we find it rare to need more than a 2 degree
adjustment upright or flat, therefore we only perform lie adjustments to either
Woods, hybrid clubs and putters can not be adjusted. The reason these clubs can
not be adjusted is because the hosel of each is cast in a way where physically
bending the head at all will cause damage.
In woods and hybrids it will crack or bend the crown of the club, and putter
hosels are not made with the strength required for adjustment after the casting
Loft adjustments require a different type of bend than a lie adjustment. Some
people receive advice in which they require a certain loft adjustment. We have
never understood loft adjustments since it merely changes the loft of the club.
We recommend buying golf clubs matching loft you seek and avoid custom loft
adjustments. Bending the loft of an iron weakens the hardened metal and can lead
to future metal fatigue, since the actual bend twists the metal to an extent.
If the loft of your 5 iron is too strong, use a 6 iron. If it is too weak,
use a 4 iron.
Golf Swing Biomechanics Part 1 -
How to make a perfect golf swing every time - Improve your golf swing with these
tips on using the proper grip and posture when addressing the ball.
Three Golf Swing Secrets - The three most
important parts of the golf swing - Discover three secrets that will make you a
better golfer - Flat left wrist, straight plane line, and lagging clubhead.
Buying Custom Golf Clubs - The
basics of buying custom golf clubs - Overview of club components - Advice from a
custom golf club maker.
Buying Golf Clubs - Tips on buying the
right golf clubs for your specific needs - Differences between graphite shafts
and steel shafts.
Replacing Golf Grips - 5 Easy Steps
To Replacing Your Golf Grips - How to replace your grips yourself - Easy club
Exercise Tips - 5 Sure Fire Ways to
Build a more Powerful and Pain-FREE Golf Game - Exercise tips for getting
stronger and more limber to improve your game.