Condor Golf in Phoenix, Arizona specializes in custom fit golf clubs for mid to higher scoring players (85 - 130).

Custom Fit XS Gold for longer drives

Products

Thriver Driving Clubs
Thriver Driving Club by Condor Golf

Best Driving Club for High Scoring Golfers

$104.99
Juggernaut No Slice Illegal Driver
Juggernaut "Slice Correction" Illegal Driver by Condor Golf

Slice Correction + Extreme Distance Driver

$113.99
Wishon 939AHT Driver
Wishon 939AHT Drivers by Condor Golf

Only TRUE Adjustable Driver in Golf

Condor High Loft Fairway Woods
Synchron High Loft Fairway Metalwoods

Use High Loft Fairway Woods, Eliminate Irons

$39.99

The Science of Golf Clubs

There are many important factors (13 to be exact) which make up the proper fitting and manufacture of custom golf clubs. We are going to cover a few of them here:

Club Length

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.

Here are the cold, hard facts about longer clubs:

  • For golfers who score 94 + (which is about 90% of all golfers), the average drive length is 207 yards while the dispersion (accuracy) is 23 yds offline. If this level of player uses a 45" driver, the drive length DECREASES by 1 yard and the amount of offline INCREASES to 27 yds.
  • For golfers who score 82 - 93, the average drive length is 215 - 222 yds. while the dispersion is 18 - 23 yds. offline. If this level of golfer uses a 45" driver, the drive length DECREASES by 1 yard and the amount of offline INCREASES to 26 yds.
  • For golfers who score 70 - 81 (single digit handicap), the average drive length is 228 - 238 yds. while the dispersion is 12 - 16 yds. offline. If this golfer uses a 45" driver, the drive length REMAINS THE SAME and the amount of offline INCREASES by 16 - 18 yds.

Information courtesy of 12 Myths That Could Wreck Your Golf Game by Tom Wishon

Club Loft

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 (which is not the same as ball speed). The average male golfer swings 87 mph while the average female golfer swings at 65 mph. Below is a chart showing how the far the ball will travel for the given swing speeds.

The yardage shaded in yellow would show the correct custom driver loft for swing speed of player listed in the left column.

If you are a beginner or an occasional golfer, select the highest loft available.

Total Distance in Yards for Carry + Roll

Swing Speed (mph) Driver Loft (9.5°) Driver Loft (10.5°) Driver Loft (12°) Driver Loft (14°)
50 81 87 93 96
60 117 127 133 137
70 155 164 171 176
80 198 206 212 216
90 229 237 245 240
100 262 269 265 258
110 295 288 281 273

Chart courtesy of Tom Wishon Golf Technology

Custom Fit Grip Size

One of the least scrutinized factors in custom golf clubs is the grip size. Large manufacturers build stock clubs that have only one size grip, mens standard (or womens standard). The problem is that the grip is the only part of the club that you actually have some physical contact. It is your only link to the club. For this reason, Condor Golf considers it be one of the biggest factors in any purchase of custom golf clubs (either buying off the rack standard clubs, or completely custom fit and manufactured clubs).

Even though 2 golfers might be the same height and build, their hand size is generally different plus they probably don't hold the club the same way (and even that makes a difference).  Ninety-nine out of a hundred golfers have grips that are not suited to their hand size and position of hands on the grip. I constantly see golfers on the course or in my store whose grips are so small in diameter, it's a wonder they can even hold on to the club. Once a club is custom regripped with a new larger size, the golfer is always amazed that such a factor can be so important.

Have Condor Golf custom size the grips to your hands and the way you hold onto the club and watch your scores drop dramatically.