Fancy a new set of Irons?
Why not come along and be custom fitted for your favourite brand, The Carnoustie Golf Shop is an authorised golf club fitting centre for Ping, TaylorMade, Callaway, Cobra and Titleist.
As well as using the leading manufacturers club fitting systems and software The Carnoustie Golf Shop uses FlightScope the world’s first 3D doppler tracking golf radar launch monitor.
What happens during a custom fit?
The first step is the Interview Process, during which the fitter identifies your current ball flight tendencies, equipment specifications, likes and dislikes of your current equipment, and your needs and preferences from new equipment. The interview process is ongoing to ensure that your goals are being met through each of the remaining steps.
The second step, the Static Fitting, For an iron fitting, your height and wrist-to-floor measurement are used to calculate your static Iron Color Code (lie angle) and shaft length, and your hand dimensions are used to calculate your static Grip Color Code, or grip thickness.
DYNAMIC SWING TEST
The Dynamic Swing Test is next, during which you hit balls from an impact board with special tape on the sole of the club, the fitter will also place special tape on the face of the club. When the club hits the board and the ball hits the face of the club, it leaves marks on the tape that help the fitter understand how your setup and swing affect the position of the clubhead at impact.
BALL FLIGHT ANALYSIS
The most important step in the process is Ball Flight Analysis. During this step, the fitter will utilize a variety of clubs with slightly different specifications to isolate each fitting variable and determine the combination of Color Code, club length, shaft type and flex, club model and grip size that gives you the best opportunity to achieve your desired ball flight.
Since your swing may change over time, the final step, Monitoring Performance, is ongoing. Periodic evaluation of your ball flight may reveal undesirable shot patterns with a group of irons or the entire set. A swing change, club adjustment or a combination of both may be necessary to resolve or eliminate these patterns.
Looking to get yourself a custom fitted set?