Thought this may be the best place to ask these questions.. not sure if somewhere better? I’m an on again off again golfer but about to sign up for a membership for the first time and want to give it a proper crack.. I can shoot anywhere between 95-110 as a general guide.. I have Taylor made burners that my old man bought off the rack for me 5 years ago .. I have felt for a while like they may not be suited for me but never could be sure ..
I’ve never played a whole year consistently so have never seen my scores come down but am keen to do that this year if I sign up..
So my questions .. I’d like to get fitted but money is a factor .. is it possible to get fitted with the right clubs for me for not too much over the 1k mark? Would probably like most clubs included in that but could look to exclude a driver to stay close to the budget ..
I’ve looked online for a fitter.. I live in Cranbourne in Melbourne so not sure where to start?
I’ve hesrd before to wait until your swing is sorted before fitting but to be honest I feel like it will help me to know the clubs I have in my hand are right for me..
Any help would be much appreciated !
Mate, if you have a read of the summary in my profile then check out the details in my 'journey, journal' thread on here, you'll see I did the whole club fitting and new clubs thing just on 12 months ago.
I'm a hack and no expert, but my $0.02 worth is if you're not confident in your clubs you'll have doubt with your swing.
The latest and greatest Driver, irons or wedge won't make you a tour player, but, a proper club fitting will help eliminate some misses and issues. That way you can concentrate on your swing without having to compensate for ill fit clubs.
Clubfitting can be expensive but really depends on where you go. Some places try to make it an elite thing with a price to match. Others, see it as essential and provide exceptional value for money.
As you'll see from your research it can be a few hundred dollars... Or, not. For me, I known, my full bag fitting and new clubs cost me less than retail prices (i.e club fitting plus club cost = less than retail for the clubs alone)... I used Drummond and Golfworld prices as my benchmark and know, full fitting Driver to Putter including clubs was, across the bag 10% less, yes ... LESS.
You've been given a good tip to go and at least talk to Jon, golfguy33, from on here. It's his profession and a lot of guys and gals (Deege has even named her new driver after him) have success from his services. At least go and have a chat to him...
Keep us updated on you progress and what you learn, find, with the club fitting. If you get new clubs, remember to post pictures on here too!