Archive for the ‘Club Fitting’ category

Explanation on Launch Conditions with Driver

May 1st, 2013

I know some of you like this stuff so I thought I would share this with you.

 

Feel free to pass it on as well.

 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevensalzberg/2013/04/29/the-physics-of-golf-whats-the-ideal-loft-to-hit-the-ball-farthest/

Adjustable Driver Head Review

April 10th, 2013

Here’s an article from Tom Wishon that I think you’ll enjoy about the accuracy of the claims made about adjustable driver heads.

 

http://wishongolf.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/adjustable-hosel-drivers.pdf

7 Nights of the Twitter Academy

December 11th, 2011

Twitter Academy Logo7 Nights of the Twitter Academy. This idea born from Jason Helman is designed to match the Golf Channels 7 Nights of their Academy. It will feature 7 Top Coaches that have extensive Twitter followings. Each night, one of the coaches will showcase a subject specific video with each coach taking on a different subject.

It should be a great opportunity for golfers to get some additional information from some top coaches. It starts tomorrow night, Dec. 12th at 8:00pm and runs for 7 nights. Topics covered will be Putting, Driving, Chipping, Approach Irons, Mid and Long Irons, Bunkers and Club Fitting with the order of information from the green outwards.

I know all of these coaches well and I’m really looking forward to see what they have come up with. I also hope that this starts some kind of regular thing because I think it is a great idea to showcase great information in a medium that is different than where most go to find good golf information. I can tell you from experience that Twitter is one of the best places to go for good golf information and I hope the 7 Nights of the Twitter Academy brings home that point.

Here are a couple trailers to view.

In order to watch the Twitter videos, you’ll want to follow the presenters. Here’s is the order they will appear and their Twitter Usernames so you can follow them. Click on their name to go to their website and their twitter handle to follow them.

December 12th – Rob McGill @golfprorob – Putting

December 13th – Jason Helman @jasonhelmangolf – Greenside Chipping 3 shots

December 14th – Sara Dickson @sara_pga – Bunkers Green side and Fairway

December 15th – Jason Sutton @golfgurutv - Approach Irons

December 16th – Andrew Marr @andrewmarrgolf – Mid and Long Irons

December 17th – Kirk Oguri @kirkoguri – Shaft Fitting, Launch Monitor Info & Benefits

December 18th – Dennis Sales @dennissalesgolf – Closing the week with Driving and TrackMan Data

I hope you watch and enjoy. If you think others might be interested in this, please consider sharing by using the social media buttons below or by forwarding this email to friends.

Recommended Launch Conditions from Trackman

May 21st, 2011

Recommended Launch Conditions from TrackmanTrackman included this chart in some of its presentations and thought I would share with everyone. Click on the image to see it at full size.  Basically, it is a chart showing what Trackman believes will produce the greatest combination of carry and total distance based on certain factors.

Those factors are Club Speed, Angle of Attack, Ball Speed, Vertical Launch Angle and Spin.  I think it is an interesting chart about real carry (distance) not what people think they do.  From my experience, I can tell you that the players I teach with 120 Club Speed are rare and they flat out pound it. The next time you hear someone say they hit it 300 yards, I sure hope they have a swing that generates serious speed.

I hope this chart helps you help more people with a better driving fitting. Please consider sharing this on Facebook and Twitter, by using the buttons at the bottom of this post, or by forwarding it to anyone you think might find value in it.

Wedge Fitting – How It’s Done

February 4th, 2011

Martin Park AcademyHere’s and excerpt from my good friend in Denmark, Martin Park’s post on proper wedge fitting:

I had a conversation in recent weeks on Twitter about fitting wedges and what was the best way to go about it. I’ve written below the method I use in fitting and building wedges and as you’ll see, the options are extensive and cover pretty much every type of player.

I am assuming that you professionals agree with me that correctly fitted clubs will improve a golfer’s game. I know this to be true, but one area I believe is often overlooked when fitting is the short game. Wedges and putters.

If we are to believe the statistics, it is estimated that around 60% of the game is played from within a hundred yards. Therefore, is it not logical that if we can improve a player’s ability from this distance then we can significantly improve their score?

The rest of the post can be read by clicking this link: Get More Wedge for your Money

In the future, I will also be reviewing a wedge fitting system created by JP Harrington and Mike Adams. JP grinds all the wedges by hand for the players specific needs.  http://www.jamespatrickgolf.com/