If you are a golfer and have not heard of fittings for your golf clubs, you are miles away from excellent performance. Aside from performance, it may mean that you are not entirely familiar with the core practice of the game of golf.

For the past several years, golf club fitting has been buzzing among the pros in the golf world. Unless you are a quack novice, you should be very familiar with the concept. 

Well, I have also discovered that club fitting is not only new to beginners. I was surprised to see some golfers at the intermediate level that are yet to get fitted for their golf clubs. Getting fit has more benefits than buying one of the random golf clubs off the rack. 

Of course, there are thousands of combinations for golf clubs. But, how do you think you can get a golf club with the right shaft, perfect grips, and comfortably suit your skill level? Besides, you can take off the stress by simply visiting a club fitting expert and get fitted for your favorite club.

Though it is not the compulsory rule, as a professional, I recommend that every golfer get fitted to unlock another level of the golf game. You need a club fitting expert to provide you with the right specs for your age, body type, and swing. 

From the various feedback I have compiled from different golfers, I realized that most golfers are afraid to patronize an inexperienced fitter. Or, they don’t even know where to get fitted in the first place. If you are facing a similar dilemma, this article is for you.

Here’s the good news: there are several options from which you can choose conveniently based on your best reasons. This article contains the five best places where you can get fitted for your golf clubs and get good results.

1. Local golf professionals 

If you are someone like me, you will prefer to shop local. Most times, you don’t have to travel far distance before you get what you want. The problem is that most golfers think golf club fitting service is not something they can get locally. 

I know what you might be thinking. Club fitting requires high professionalism and experience. Yes. Only trained and certified fitter can do an excellent job. But, you can get all that from a local PGA golf professional very close to you. Meanwhile, make sure that the local golf professional has the required training and certificate before you agree to work with him. 

You need to note that most local golf professionals work in partnership with some top golf club manufacturers. So, it is good to check out some brands’ websites to get the list of recommended local golf professionals nearest to you. 

In that case, you can check out a few golf club manufacturers’ websites to get multiple options at your disposal.

2. Large chain stores 

Large chain stores are one of the most popular and best places to get fitted for a golf club. Most of the custom-fitted golfers did it in one of the large chain stores near them. I am very sure about that. Large chain stores like the PGA superstore, Sporting outlets, and multipurpose golf stores are good options.

Although large chain stores can be the right place to get fitted for your golf club, however, there are a few things you need to observe. Sometimes, some manufacturers pay some store staff to help recommend their brands and products at the expense of others. In that case, you might get fitted to the wrong golf club that may not suit your game at the end of the day. 

Hence, you have to be careful when visiting a large chain store for club fitting. When the fitter begins to push to patronize a specific brand over others, it’s a warning sign that it’s time to leave.

3. Visit manufacturers headquarter 

This step may not bring the desired result if you have not yet decided which brand works best for you. But, if you are like Tiger Woods, who swore his allegiance to NIKE, that’s great. Since you already know which brand works best for you, the next thing is visiting the headquarters and getting fitted for the right golf club. 

Do you know what that means? You will have the opportunity to have a custom-designed golf club that fits your game perfectly from your favorite brand. Nothing can be so cool more than that.  

4. Specialty club fitters

It should also gladden your heart to hear that you can get a specialty golf club fitter around you. Yes. There are many of them out there. Specialty club fitters are companies whose primary business is to get golfers fitted for golf clubs. Presently, specialty club fitting companies are fast-growing across the world, socially in developing countries. 

When selecting a specialty club fitting company, make sure that they have impressive facilities. Also, check for seasoned staff who have vast knowledge about various brands and different golf clubs. If you get that right, you will always be grateful that you visit a specialty shop. Another advantage is that they are not brand biased. They will get you the right golf club that perfectly suits your swing.

5. Manufacturer demo days

Have you ever heard about ‘demo days’ before? If you are a type that always finds his way to different golf courses, you would have witnessed one. Demo days are when various golf companies showcase their new golf products and allow golfers to try them out free of charge.

What’s more? Most golf companies have recently started to include golf club fitting as part of the demo day’s freebies. It sounds interesting to get a free club fitting on a demo day but, you have to make sure you get the right golf club from the right brand for your game.  For instance, you might get fitted for Titleist golf club at the event, but that does not mean that Titleist is the perfect brand that fits your game. 

Final Words

Getting fitted for a golf club does not have to be difficult if you know where you can get the best. A visit to any of the above places will make your game better. However, you have to watch out for the stated red flags while choosing your preferred location for your golf club fitting.

June 29, 2021 — Ben Breckenridge