A Golf Club Fitting at The Golf Center at the Highlands explores your relationship with your golf clubs. We look at where we can improve your game through equipment. If game improvement is not possible through equipment, you will not be encouraged to purchase new equipment. We offer a service and charge a fee for it. As part of that service, we will look at your swing and may make coaching and fitness recommendations.
The question facing a club fitter - fit the swing or fit for swing improvement. Most choose to fit the swing, we offer a choice. The weight, length, lie angle, balance and style of your clubs are going to shape your swing. If you are after game improvement, then fit, fitness and form must all be considered.
Our fitting system has an extensive selection of shafts. All of the bend profile options in the full range of weights and stiffness are available for your fitting experience. You will not be limited to the small selection of stock shafts typically available in a fitting cart. As the reviewers and editors of GOLF SHAFT REVIEWS we have a unique understanding of all of the latest shaft designs, their evolution and the shaft designs that have, over many years, become the legacy standards. You will have a truly unique club fitting experience.
Your driver is a unique club that you swing differently from all the other clubs in your bag. The ball is teed up, angle of attack will add or remove loft. During the fitting we look at loft and angle of attack to find the right combination of ball launch angle and spin to maximize distance and accuracy. Very small changes to head weight and center of gravity affect the delivery of the driver head to the ball. Our driver fitting system shafts are selected to create a wide range of shaft profile, weight and stiffness options for all golfers needs and budgets.
We help you understand what the proper launch trajectory looks like for your swing speed and acceleration style. It is impossible to see that anywhere but outside. That alone is worth the cost of a session with a skilled FlightScope radar equipped fitter. We encourage you to book a session with no intent to purchase equipment where we explore your existing gear and swing dynamics.
We have assembled a collection of mid to low torque fairway shafts to create accuracy and control flighting. We have a range of weigths to promote a sweeping swing. If you have never experienced a tour quality shaft in a fairway you have no idea what you are missing.
Professional golfers use premium driver shafts in their fairways, they fit the hardest club in the bag to hit with the same quality shafts they use in their drivers. It is little wonder that the typical fairway I see, which was purchased for less than the cost of a decent shaft delivers inconsistent results. For most of us, finding that great shaft fit is not something that needs to happen more than once. We might change fairway heads on that shaft, but the investment in a good shaft will have a long term benefit.
As our clubs get longer our swing plane gets flatter. This results in strike errors that are increasingly horizontal. The face design of hybrids are radiused like drivers and fairways and impart a corrective gear effect spin to heel and toe strikes. In addition, the low, rearward positioning of the center of gravity adds stability to the head and launch trajectory to the ball.
We fit for consistent gaps on the long end of your set with a combination of club length, loft and hot faced hybrid heads.
The golf shaft makes a huge difference in playability of a hybrid golf club. Stock shafts are designed to get the ball up with soft tip zones. However, soft tip, high torque shafts produce monster snap hooks when you make an aggressive swing. Our hybrid fitting shafts, selected from shaft profile knowledge, deliver tight dispersion.
Face bulge has been designed into golf clubs since the 1880's. In 1946 the A.G Spalding & Bros. Company filed a patent on the optimum bulge radius of a golf club head. As the center of gravity of a head moves back away from the face, a bulged face will apply corrective gear effect spin to the ball to compensate for an off center hit.
We start iron fittings with a discussion of objectives. Fit the swing or fit to fix the swing? Weight, Length, Grip Size, Head Design, Lie, Loft - all must fit your swing, your fitness and your objectives for your game. Once your clubs are delivered, you can book another session for distance and gap analysis. Our fitting systems include the factory carts from all the major brands. In addition we have added to some of those carts shafts not available in the carts or offered by the factory.
Swing analysis is done primarily through the eyes of highly skilled swing coaches. All of our fitting staff are trained professional swing coaches. Some are also fitness coaches. We use V1, FlightScope, SkyPro, K Vest and high speed video. We firmly believe that the synergy between golf gear and the golfer is best accomplished by skilled swing coaches. Most fitting sessions at the Golf Center at the Highlands involve some amount of swing coaching during the session. When appropriate we recommend golf specific fitness and motion training offered in our onsite fitness studio.
Most Golfers focus on driver fitting and overlook getting properly fit for their scoring clubs. As loft increases, having the proper lie angle is increasingly critical. Using the right lofts will give you consistent distance gaps. We can adjust your wedge lofts to fine tune your wedge distances.
Speciality wedge shafts proliferated when the new groove rules took effect. Our wedge fitting system gives you the opportunity to try the multitude of wedge shafts not available in off the rack wedges.
Custom grinds, once available only to golf professionals, are now available from many brands. Understanding these grinds and how they fit your game and course conditions can be confusing without the assistance of a professional fitter that understands wedge grinding.
When we cannot fit you into a stock grind we will grind your wedge to match Texas turf and sand conditions.
Having the correct length and lie guides you into a comfortable putting stance and posture. Properly fit, your putter consistently sets you up, complements your style of putting and helps you aim.
The putter lie must be adjusted to place the putter head flat on the ground. If the putter toe is tilted up or down, the loft of the putter misdirects the putt. The greater the length of the putt, the more critical it is that your putter lie is correctly fit.
You will take more strokes with your putter than any other club in your bag. Consistency comes from practice and a long term relationship with your putter. Length, lie, grip size, grip alignment, weight and balance are personal factors that must be individually fit.
The weight of a putter influences tempo, acceleration, speed and swing path. With too much weight, both tempo and acceleration are difficult to control. Too little weight makes it is hard to achieve consistent strokes. The properly fit putter matches weight to your style for accuracy and distance control.
Adding weight to the butt of the putter will help a golfer with active hands and wrists achieve a stable stroke without affecting the weight of the head. If you are truly looking to improve your putting, Mark Maness, a former PGA tour player, combines basic putting skills evaluation and training with putter fitting.
We are a full service golf club shop. We can repair, grip or reshaft your golf clubs.
Not all fittings are aimed at new clubs. Quite often, new shafts, along with weighting, lie and loft adjustments are all that are needed to improve your fit. When appropriate, this is one of the options you will be offered.