There are many different reasons why you may want to have your existing clubs retro fit. Maybe you're not quite ready to make the investment in a brand new set of clubs. Or maybe you have a set of clubs that is only a few years old, but that you were never custom fit for. Maybe you're just frustrated that your 6, 7 and 8 irons all seem to go the same distance. Whatever the reason, a Retro Fitting session with our Master Club fitters can help you determine if there are small tweaks you can make to see much better performance on the course.
The Retro Fitting Process:
Step 1: The Interview – We start our Retro Fitting Sessions the way all of our custom fitting sessions begin - with a conversation. With a retro fitting, this step is extra important and is the best opportunity for you to communicate concerns, frustrations and any questions you have about the equipment that is in your bag. The interview process will help your fitter focus on what you'd like to improve.
Step 2: Club Evaluation – We'll want to take a hard look at the clubs you're playing we so that we can make sure we understand where we can and cannot make changes. If you know the specs or information about the clubs, bring that information in so that we can ensure we are armed with all the ammo we need to provide the best recommendations for your game.
Step 3: Static Measurement and Swing Analysis – Just like a regular custom fitting session, we’ll take a series of measurements to determine the ideal shaft length, grip size, shaft flex and more. We'll have you swing clubs from your existing set so we can look at ball spin rate, launch angle and more. This step is important so we can establish a baseline for how your clubs are actually performing.
Step 4: Gap Analysis – With the data that we obtain through your swing analysis, we'll be able to look at your average distance for each club. From there, our Master Club Fitters will be able to deterimine if you have the right gapping in your set and he or she will be able to provide recommendations for changes to your existing clubs or for additions to your set such as a hybrid or wedge that could help you consistently hit distances that you've struggled with.
Step 5: Recommendation – Once we've taken you through a complete analysis, we'll be able to recommend changes that you can make to acheive your golf goals. Whether it's extending the length of your irons or adjusting the lie angle or just adding a new wedge to the mix, we'll find a way to get the right fit equipment in your hands so you can play better golf.
Our Retro Fitting Session includes:
Evaluation of Current Clubs – At every Retro Fitting Session, we'll check out your existing set of golf clubs from top to bottom and analyze how they perform for you. We'll compare the specs of your clubs to your ideal fit and work with you to find ways to bridge the gap between ideal fit and current equipment.
Distance Evaluation - We'll analyze your swing patterns to determine an average distance for each club in your bag. This will help our Master Fitters hone in on any gaps in your distance.
Lie Angle Check – Whether you know the specs of your golf clubs or not, we'll test the lie angle of your irons to establish what you've been playing with.
Shaft Flex – Our Master Club Fitters will also test the shaft flex of your clubs and compare that to the ideal shaft flex for your swing. If the shaft in your golf clubs isn't a match for your swing speed, we will make recommendations on changes you can make.
Shaft Length – Through our static measurements, we'll be able to determine your ideal shaft length. We'll also evaluate your clubs to determine if they are the right length for you. After retro club fitting, your Master Fitter will provide a recommendation for any changes in shaft length.
Grip Type – There are hundreds of different types of grips on the market, each with a slightly different feel and each with pros and cons. At our Retro Fitting Session, you'll be able to evaluate the various types of grips to determine if the grips on your current set work for you or if you need to make a change.
Grip Size – Testing and finding the right size grip for your putter is a critically important step and this is something that we do in all retro fitting sessions. Your static hand measurements will determine if your current grip size is right for you or if you need something a little larger or smaller.