What's so important about custom fitted golf clubs you ask? Only your golf game if you want it put in a nutshell. If you don't have your clubs properly fitted to your swing style and game you're giving away strokes for yourself and to the competition. Every player who loves the game of golf needs to have this done. The nice thing about it is you don't need to buy new clubs; they'll do it to your existing ones.
What exactly does it mean to have your clubs fitted? Just like anything else you buy most golf clubs are fairly generic or all the same when they are produced at the manufacture and then sold to the consumer. The same thing holds true for a pair of pants when you buy them. But with a pair of pants you normally will have to have them altered to fit your body height and size so they are as comfortable as possible. The same thing holds true with golf clubs. Since everyone has different golf swing, your clubs should be fitted to suit your particular swing style to maximize performance.
This fitting phenomenon has just recently been strongly pushed or marketed to the general public. The idea itself has been around along time. The PGA pros have been doing it for large number of years. But the manufacturers are always trying to improve their clubs to help the users improve their game. This custom fitting for everyone is basically a natural progression for the game itself. You are leaving your self behind your fellow competitors by not having it done.
When you get custom fitted golf clubs you're getting clubs that fit your swing like a glove. You can get fitted at any local golf fitting center, golf store, pro shop, or driving range that has what you call a launch monitor. This is a computer system that analyses your swing while you hit a few balls into a net or on the range. It records readings about your trajectory, launch angle off the club face, swing speed, golf ball spin, and number of other things.
This information is then taken and converted to tell specialist what shafts you should have in your clubs, what angle your clubs should be sitting at, the proper lofts and lies, to get you the optimum launch angle for maximum controlled ball flight. They also can suggest what clubs would be best for you if you're thinking of purchasing new ones. This whole process takes anywhere form 10 to 20 minutes to figure out and the results can make a world of difference in your game and your clubs.
We can't stress enough the importance of having custom fitted golf clubs whether they are brand new or using the set you have now. Go to your local fitter and get yourself put on a launch monitor today. There's usually a small fee for anyone fitting their current clubs, while the service is usually included if you're buying new clubs. Custom fitted golf clubs today will make a world of difference in your game.
SET A TARGET TO SAVE 3 OR 4 SHOTS A ROUND
Slow play How to combat it
This is a habit that a player acquires over time, as he or she acquires bad habits. Most of the faults lie with the player who won't take lessons or even take time to read the etiquette of the game. Slow play has no part in golf; the faster you play the better it will be for every one playing behind you.
You should be ready to play when it's your time to play. You should not rush your shots but play within the time frame to keep up with the order of play. While your partner is setting up for his or her shot you should make yourself ready , by selecting the club, ball and tee and be ready to go . Remember that you should choose the correct tees to play from. If you are a 20 handicapper you have no business playing from the Championship tees. By doing so you are only adding time. When the group has hit their shots each member should go to his or her own ball. When two players are riding on a cart, drive the cart to the first player’s ball and drop off the first player, with his choice of clubs .The second player should proceed in the cart to his ball. After the first player hit his shot he should start walking to the cart.” Keep it simple "By using the time getting to your next shot, the club selection, when you reach your ball you'll need less time to figure out your shot.
If you are unsure to whether you have hit your ball out of bounds, or it may be lost. Inform your group that you are going to play a provisional ball.So that you won't have to return to the spot to play the shot .If you do not find your lost ball with in the time allowed.” with in 5 mins" you should declare the provisional ball in play. Remember that faster players should be allowed to play through and wait for them to to finish .
For the recreational player , if you are following the rules you should not need to play a mulligan. If you are using mulligans make sure you are not holding up the group behind you, keep you mulligans to one shot per nine holes.
On your approach to the green, begin reading the green and lining up your putt as soon as you reach the green. Don't stand and wait until it's your turn to putt. This saves time and keeps your focus on your game plan. Be ready for each shot
Don't waste time by not taking the right clubs with you if you are riding on a cart and have to leave the cart
when you get to your ball, this is a great time waster on the golf course. Keep it Simple and have a good game.