jaskanski, on 26 April 2012 - 02:14 PM, said:
A good fitter will identify your baseline results (perhaps viewing a common pattern) amongst your shots. This can also be a certain amount of physical swing moves, ball position, grip, posture etc. All of these factors have an effect on how the ball is struck. The equipment is the meat in the sandwich. It's entirely possible that the inconsistency you have is equipment related and the fitter will identify that within a short time I would of thought too. Obvious things such as incorrect lie, wrong length and flex of shaft and even grip size have a major impact on this.
It's impossible to say that the equipment will be the major factor on your inconsistency, but it's important to eliminate that variable factor in order to move forward. Put it this way - is there any negative reason to be properly fitted? Of course not - it's just one piece of the puzzle, but at least you know it's a piece of the puzzle that fits.
Approach the fitting session with a relaxed and open mind - don't try and be something you're not. Listen to the fitter and see what changes can be made and look at the results. Pretty soon you'll feel comfortable with your swing and your ball striking will improve as a result - I guarantee it.
Excellent advise, wish I knew this when I bought the first of my many sets of clubs.
Find a fitter who does not rely only upon the launch monitor numbers. Here in Holland, mostly they look at what is shown on the computer screen and me, amongst many, will try to post some big numbers on the LM, completely not what I would do on a course.
I recently found a fitter who took more notice of my swing, tempo, set up, etc. than the LM numbers. He only told me to swing easy, swing naturally and hit the ball. We had no real discussion about the LM numbers so in the end I wasn't trying to impress and blast the driver 280 meters. But he did ask me how I viewed the game, where do I want to be one or two years from now, willl I push myself to improve, etc. Well, he reshafted my driver, irons and wedges and wow, I couldn't be happier! I think I found my set to last me the next 5 or more years. Had I met him earlier, I could've saved a load of money and probably would've enjoyed the game more!
Oh and a good fitter can do wonders. The shop that sold me my clubs said I cannot have KBS Tour with MP68 with swing weight D2. Even the Mizuno rep said the same so I ended up with XP Lite.... Strange but this fitter set me up with the KBS Tour for my irons, D2 and perfectly balanced. KBS wedge for the wedges and an awesome Rombax Z for my Ping i20. I wanted to reshaft my 3W and 21*H but he told me to wait, play a bit with the driver/Rombax Z set up and then we can decided on the remaining 2 clubs. Better to know what i want than to rush into poorly fitted clubs and blow a lot of money. Cool!
Edited by nmk, 26 April 2012 - 02:56 PM.