Not every golfer has “standard” specifications, and having the right club in your hand is crucial for that “pure” contact that every golfer seeks. Taking advantage of our fitting program can help you achieve your optimum results.
We use the latest technology to accurately fit you for the best combination.
In just a few swings, Mizuno’s Shaft Optimizer ends the guesswork by measuring five critical aspects of your swing to determine your unique Swing DNA. Your information is entered into Mizuno’s patented Shaft Optimizer software, which then recommends a shaft with performance characteristics perfectly matched to your individual swing. You then hit various head/shaft combinations and we confirm the results on the launch monitor. This allows us to recommend the optimum head and shaft combination to maximize your performance.
Mizuno’s Shaft Optimizer calculates the following characteristics.
Club head speed: how fast the club head and shaft are moving during your swing
Tempo: how quickly the club transitions from backswing to downswing
Shaft toe down: measures how far the shaft bends in a downward direction during the downswing
Kick angle: measures how far the shaft bends forward during the downswing
Release factor: how and when the club head and shaft is released during the downswing.
Lie angle is the vertical orientation of the clubhead. It affects the direction the clubface is pointing, and thus how the ball leaves the clubface. If the lie angle is too upright, the clubface will point to the left of the clubhead’s leading edge. If the lie angle is too flat, the clubface will point to the right of the leading edge.
There are two important factors to consider when considering the lie angle of an iron. First, lie angle should be fitted dynamically, meaning that the club fitter should examine the lie angle when the club is impacting the ball. How the clubhead sits at address has no bearing on performance. Second, lie is fitted after shaft length has been selected because length affects dynamic lie angle – every 1/2″ of length added makes the iron play 1 degree more upright; the reverse is true for reduced length.
A term used to describe a lie angle in which the toe of any metal wood, iron or putter is higher than standard, or higher than preferred at impact. If the lie angle is too upright, the clubface will point to the left of the leading edge.
A term used to describe a lie angle in which the toe of any metal wood, iron or putter is lower than standard, or lower than preferred at impact. If the lie angle is too flat, the clubface will point to the right of the leading edge.
We will choose a shaft length that allows the player to produce the maximum amount of speed without sacrificing control. Height and a wrist-to-floor measurement (in inches) are used to determine custom lengths.
Shaft length plays an important role in club’s head speed, path, attack angle and the player’s ability to make solid contact. As shaft length increases, clubhead speed also increases. There is a point when the weight of a longer shaft, combined with the awkwardness of controlling the extra length, will result in diminishing clubhead speed.
The shaft length is based on the golfer’s height, arm length and posture, as well as consistent clubhead delivery. Most of the time, a golfer who is tall, or has short arms, or both, will make better contact with an over-length club. The same would be true for a shorter golfer using an under-length club. Sometimes a golfer’s height and arm length will negate each other and a standard length is the best option.
NOTE: Women’s clubs are traditionally 1″ shorter than men’s. To determine the correct length for a woman, simply add one inch to the length suggested in the chart. For example, if the chart suggests shortening a man’s club by one inch, a woman’s club (already one inch shorter) might not need any length adjustment.
We recommend a grip that is comfortable in both size and texture. Grip size and texture will affect how the club feels to a player. Most players with large hands prefer oversize grips and the opposite is true for players with small hands. The texture and material of a grip is purely personal preference with no performance implications. Some grips however do perform better than others in inclement weather.
Grips can be purchased and installed through our pro shop.