You might have noticed that there are some things that you would like to change about your favorite club. Maybe the grip isn’t strong enough, perhaps the length of it is getting too long or maybe you’re experiencing some trouble with the way the clubface hits the ball.
Well, now might be the time to alter a crucial element of your club. How can you go about this? Well, the general rule is that the more you alter your club then the more money you’ll have to splash out. Eventually, there will come a point where you’ll just have to give up the ghost and change your club entirely.
But at what point should you change the whole of your club? What are the benefits of extending the length of your club? How much does custom fitting your club cost, on average? Is it worth getting too many changes to your club?
Well, if you want to know the answer to these questions and a whole lot more, then we would definitely recommend that you keep reading. This article will cover all the potentials that your club has for change, as well as whether or not you’ll be wanting to alter it once you’ve seen the price.
How Easy is It to Get My Club Fitted?
A lot of golfers keep the same set of clubs for years at a time, they might not even touch them for months if they consider themselves just a casual player. Often you will have collected numerous clubs over the years, depending on what you might be looking for on each part of the course.
Many elements of a club can be changed, however, it is not always advisable to do so. This is because the work done will cost so much money, perhaps even as much as a new club itself.
The one reason that you might want to keep the same club is that it has sentimental value to you. You might be interested only in changing the grip, but the rest of the club you want to keep as it is. This is one of the reasons why so many golfers seek out the help of their nearest golf fitter.
If you have bought your golf club off the rack, so to speak, and you are finding that the length isn’t long enough or the clubhead doesn’t quite angle the way that you’d like, then we would definitely recommend that you take it in for a custom fitting.
Changing Your Golf Set
Your golf set is the number of clubs that make up those that you carry with you on your way to the next golf tournament or friendly game. To change up this set is an important part of the custom fitting process.
There are plenty of golfers out there who are simply not using the correct club for their style of playing. If you have a swinging speed of around 90 mph, then you might only need a 6-iron and a couple of hybrids or drivers in your bag. Deciding to ditch some clubs will make your bag more lighter and versatile.
Making these subtle changes to your golf bag might also avoid the necessity of having to fork out some extra cash on having your existing clubs amended. However, if you find that this has not helped you settle in with your existing clubs, then you might want to go to the fitters.
Altering Your Grip
Changing the grip is probably the easiest and cheapest alteration for you to make to your clubs. Changes in the grip won’t result in any changes to the clubhead or the shaft of the golf club.
Alerting the clubhead could avoid you getting a better grip, although you’ll certainly have to pay a lot less money for a better grip than you would for a different golf head.
How to Change the Loft and Lie Angle
This is slightly more complicated than altering the grip and will come at a much higher price. This is done with pro players who might have forged irons in their club that can tend to bend over time. However, you’ll have to be careful when altering this, as even an expert fitter might get the angle wrong.
If you are using cast iron, then the fitter can mold a new head by simply pouring metal into a custom mold. We would be careful about using cast iron as these metals are often prone to bending. If you want to change the head in your driver or fairway wood, then we would suggest using a harder metal than cast iron.
It is much easier to alter the club head of these drivers, although it’s much harder to do with a fairway wood, as this has a much thinner hosel.
Changing the Shaft
When you are changing your shaft, one of the main things that you’ll have to be aware of is the altering of the weight of the golf club completely. The weight changing will also lead to your general swing being altered, which might be hard for some sensitive players.
Changing the Length
If you are taller than average, then we would certainly recommend having the length of your club extended by a few inches.
Nick Faldo is a taller golfer and he has stated that he gets his irons lengths by half an inch and his wedges increased by three-quarters of an inch. This makes all the difference of around 1 or 2 degrees on his lie. When it comes to golf, we certainly listen to Nick!