Truth About Golf Club Fitting
The club length the large "name brand" manufacturers use on their clubs is TOO long for 90% of men golfers and 98% of women golfers. These large companies make drivers that are 45½" to 46½" where as the average length of drivers used by Tour Professionals is 44½".
So why is this done? Because, companies advertise that the longer the length is, the longer you will hit the ball. Except it only works when you have smooth tempo, a consistent square swing path, a LATE RELEASE OF YOUR WRIST-COCK ANGLE (notice it is capitalized...must be important), good swing timing and rhythm.
If this isn't you, it's not going to work.
Condor Golf helps higher scoring golfers achieve game improvement goals as well as lower scores by using the correct custom fit club length for each golfer.
Information courtesy of 12 Myths That Could Wreck Your Golf Game by Tom Wishon
Most golfers believe that they need a low lofted driver to hit longer drives. At Condor Golf, we believe that loft angle on a custom driver should be determined by the golfer's club swing speed plus the golfer's ability to hit the ball somewhere on the face consistently (not just one out of seven hits). The average male golfer swings 87 mph while the average female golfer swings at 65 mph.
Having a custom fit loft angle will produce the longest, straightest hits.
Beginners or recreational golfers should select the highest loft available.
Golfers that swing less than 80 mph should not hit any driver less than 14°.
Golfers who swing less than 90 mph should not hit any driver less than 12°.
One more fact about driver loft, clubs that are described or sold as "Adjustable" can NOT be adjusted for loft angle. Loft angle is independent of any other specification which can NEVER be changed. The only specs that CAN be adjusted are face angle or lie angle.
So if a salesperson or golf pro tells you that the loft angle is adjustable, they are not telling the truth!
Swing speed is only the beginning of the shaft fitting process. If the shaft fitting is done properly to incorporate all the other swing elements which dictate the correct shaft, a shaft that is quite different from what you originally thought will be selected. First off, the flex letter code printed on your shaft means nothing; second the shaft does not act like a buggy whip to slingshot the ball down the fairway. So, if the flex of the shaft does not slingshot the ball down the fairway, what does it do?
What looks like a buggy whip effect is not caused by the shaft at all. It’s caused when the golfer releases his wrist-cock angle during the downswing. That’s when the shaft’s stiffness or flexibility does its work.
The purpose of a shaft’s total flex design is to work in conjunction with your downswing force, your wrist-cock release (along with the clubhead loft, the club head center of gravity, and whether you swing up, level or down at the ball) to determine the final launch angle, trajectory and backspin of your shot.
To really get the proper shaft (and shaft flex) for your clubs you also need to consider how smoothly or forcefully the transition from the end of the backswing to the start of the downswing, how aggressive or smooth your downswing tempo is, when you unhinge your wrist cock angle and how consistently you do each of the above.
Custom fitting the shaft to each golfer is one of the most important goals at Condor Golf. Using technology, we can put each golfer into the correct shaft so that they can get better game improvement for lower scores.