Embarking on the search for a set of custom fit clubs can be daunting for new players. As a PGA member, my recommendation would be to find a PGA professional for a brief consultation. In my experience, there are many kinds of new players. Some beginners are “weekend warriors” on a journey to find a better golf game by themselves, usually only playing on a Saturday or Sunday. Others are new to the game and garner instruction from golf coaches, either in group clinics or one-on-one sessions.
In each of these scenarios, the golfer must pass one very important test before the player decides to get fit for clubs. Does the player have a consistent Posture, Grip, and Alignment before they even take a golf swing? If the player has this “P.G.A.” then they are ready for a club fitting. However, I’ve seen many folks spend a lot of money on clubs, take a lesson, and then the first thing an instructor may change is how tall they are at address. This can absolutely impact how the golf ball comes off the club during a golf shot. Therefore, go see a PGA professional and start with a good posture, work on your grip, and align yourself properly to the golf ball. Then, get fit and accelerate your journey to a better golf game. SwingEssentials.com can help. Send us your videos and get a free online golf lesson!