Equipment & Training Aids
Why get fitted? When it comes to getting more distance and more greens in regulations, a player must understand the incredible influence their equipment has on centeredness of contact. That’s the name of the ball striking game. Optimize your body, technique and equipment to optimize center-face contact, repeatedly. In fact, that is the number one request I hear. The first place to look are your clubs. In this section, you’ll learn the important equipment variables for drivers and irons.
Clubs play a significant role in ball flight, distance and a golfer’s feel. When a club is properly fitted, the swing has the best chance of being efficient. Clubs that are not fitted may result in a player having to alter the swing (consciously or subconsciously) to make contact with the ball. The clubs also need to “look good” from the player’s perspective. Clubs provide confidence when properly fitted for your size, strength, skill level and swing characteristic, you are that much closer to more pars. So, let’s get to it!
Club Champion - Master Clubfitters
With over 90 locations, Club Champion is the place to go for your club fitting. Be sure to get fitted for your putter! Get on the SAM PUTT Lab. Request this when making your appointment. Mention my name Christina Ricci / More Pars so they take real good care of you!
THE MOST EFFECTIVE PUTTING PRACTICE (slot trainer)
If you want more pars, head to the link below and get the Slot Trainer. It’s AWESOME. Developed by Jim and Jon McLean it really helps players groove your putting start line, impact and path. Plus, it makes practice fun with solid feedback. So, let’s get to it!
Equipment Series: How Important is Equipment
Equipment Series: Clubs Fix Flaws?
Can Equipment Fix Swing Flaws?
JT answers this question.
Equipment Series: Attack Angle
Attack Angle - The up or down movement of the club head at the time of maximum compression. Attack angle is measured relative to the horizon. TO MAXIMIZE DISTANCE WITH YOUR DRIVER, HITTING UP ON THE BALL (POSITIVE ATTACK ANGLE) IS A MUST.
Equipment Series: Impact Point
GET CENTER CONTACT FOR OPTIMAL SMASH-FACTOR, SPIN AND BALL SPEED.
Higher on the face creates less spin, and lower on the face creates more spin. Get center face contact to optimize your clubhead speed and attack angle. Optimizing these will produce an optimal ball speed, launch angle...
Equipment Series: TrackMan
Equipment Series: Spin Loft
Equipment Series: Lie Angle
Understanding Lie Angle
The lie angle of an iron is the angle made between the ground and the club shaft when the sole of the club rests flat
on the ground (as if you were addressing the ball). When this angle is smaller, the lie angle is said to be “flatter.” When this angle is larger, the lie a...
Equipment Series: Shaft Flex
“Flex” refers to the ability of a golf shaft to bend as forces are applied to it during the golf swing. These forces are generated by the type of swing that you have – fast or slow, smooth or jerky. There are five generally used ratings for shaft flex: Extra Stiff, Stiff, Regular, Seni...
Equipment Series: JT is tinkering
Equipment Series: Get the Right Grip on your Club
Equipment Series: Putting Grips with JT
Equipment Series: Grip Size (make sure it fits)
Grip Size Matters
The correct grip size allows you to set the club properly at the top of the backswing. A few rules of thumb: (1) the bigger your hands, the thicker you’ll want the grip, and (2) the more you tend to hook the ball, the thicker you’ll want the grip. A grip that is too thin can pro...
Equipment Series -Drivers
Patty and her Equipment (well sort of)
Can I just use my husband’s clubs?
Watch video to learn how to get a workout and play golf…well…try to play.
MY CLUBS GO THE SAME DISTANCE?
Many newer players struggle with hitting every club the same distance. Why is that? The answer is clubhead speed and technique. These are the key factors to...
Equipment Series -Newer Golfers
Should new golfers be fitted?
The less skilled you are, the more you need custom-fit equipment. Custom clubs are not just for low handicappers and pros. They could play well with garden tools. The worse (or newer) you are, the more you need clubs that match you and your swing properly. The game h...
Equipment Series - No Change Required
How many players get a fitting and walk away with the same clubs?
Getting fitting is paramount to ensure they are optimized. You may discover after your fit in that your clubs are indeed perfect for you. This provides an ultra-boost of confidence. Bottomline; get fitted to find out.
Equipment Series -Center of Gravity
UNDERSTANDING COG: Center of Gravity Placement
Center of Gravity (CG or CoG) is the point at which all of the weight of an object appears to be concentrated. An object can be balanced on a small flat point placed directly beneath its center of gravity. That may sound complicated, but itreally com...
Equipment Series: Spin Rate
What is Spin Rate?
Spin rate insert (backspin, not forward spin) has a major influence on the height and distance of a shot.
Spin is created through your clubhead speed and spin loft (direction clubhead is moving and the face orientation at the point of impact).
6 FACTORS THAT AFFECT SPIN
Why Get Fitted
Equipment that fits is critical to success from tee to green. PGA Pro Marc Spencer and Christina Ricci share why this is so important.
Equipment Series - Measuring Weights