We decided to find out.
That’s what today is all about.
We decided to find out.
In part one of this two part series we gave you an overview of what you should look for in an iron fitting, as well as some of the key elements of any iron fitting. In part two we continue that discussion, and provide you with data from PING’s research that reveals the qualitative benefits of getting properly fit for your irons.
Nowadays any golfer has the opportunity to be fit for their next set of irons, or even retro-fit their current set. Technology continues to advance the industry’s understanding of how and why particular configurations of clubs work best for a particular individual, and expand the range of environments in which a high quality club fitting can take place.
The purpose of this article is to equip golfers to get the most out of an iron fitting and demonstrate the benefits of a custom iron fitting.
Are the new grooves capable of producing as much spin as our old beloved square (and now non-conforming) grooves?
Are the new grooves capable of producing as much spin as our old beloved square (and now non-conforming) grooves? Could the hoopla surrounding the 2010 groove rule have been much ado about nothing?
It’s certainly worth looking into.
OMG! Did you just see that?
What…how…give me another one. I have to see that again!
The reaction is almost always the same. No matter what the age and regardless of the handicap, this golf product seems to perform the same magic trick over and over again. But, I bet the majority of you have never heard if it, and almost guaranteed to have never played one.
We had heard about this magic trick hundreds of times over the years. That in combination with all the commentary on the death of golf, gave us an idea.
Could a single product not only cure the biggest problem golfers admit to having in surveys but also help save the game at the same time?
The future of driver design might just be smaller than the size of a dime. It might also trump all the other technology advances in club design. It’s hidden away, it barely moves, yet just a couple millimeters can be the difference between the longest driver in golf and the shortest. What is it? Come find out!
In Part 1 of our putter fitting study, we looked at the differences between the putters 20 golfers had in their bags and what PING’s experts fit them for. If you missed it, it’s definitely worth checking out as the fitting results alone suggest that basically everyone who hasn’t been fit for a putter is probably playing the wrong putter.
Today we dig in a little deeper to see what impact a fitted putter has on actual performance. We can talk about fitting all day, right? Everyone should get fit. We say that all the time, but the ugly truth about fitting is that it only actually matters if and when proper fitting translates to performance improvements. [READ MORE]
We wanted to quantify the benefits of putter fitting and how much difference a properly fit putter could really make for the average golfer. With all the variables (length, lie, stroke, weight, alignment, loft and head shape) it had to make a difference…right?
To figure that and much more out, we partnered with the team at PING. They then conducted a study designed to help us get a better sense of what percentage of golfers are playing a putter that’s less than ideally fit, and whether properly fitting them for a new putter would actually improve performance. [READ MORE]
Yes, yes, we all know that draws go further than fades. The burning question is why?
Why would a ball curving one way in the air go further than a ball curving the other way? After all, if we conducted a test in a very controlled environment and all the factors other than curvature through the air were the same, we would find that draws and fades travel the exact same distance.
The fact is, however, that in real life those other factors are seldom the same. [READ MORE]
What advantage does modern driver technology actually provide the golfer over a steel shafted persimmon club?
A few months back I had an old steel shafted persimmon club out on my lesson tee. I had one young female student ask about the club and she stated she had never before seen a wooden club (she was born in the very late 90’s) let alone hit one. This got me thinking. Firstly, that I really must be old, and secondly how much of a difference do these newer and far more technologically advanced drivers really make? I had to test this! [READ MORE]
Although counterbalancing isn’t new, manufacturers have promoted its benefits as an alternative to anchoring, which as you know the USGA has banned (the new rule goes into effect in 2016). Forward-thinking putter manufactures have quickly come up with alternatives for those who currently anchor. Counterbalancing is, thus far, the most popular of those alternatives.
Counterbalancing is more stable alternative to standard putter. You will make more putts. You will lower your scores.
At least that’s what we’ve been told… [READ MORE]