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If you’re thinking about taking your game to the next level, one of the best things you can do is take your clubs to your local golf shop and get them fitted. It’s something you should probably do when you start getting better, and in this post, I’m going to be talking about how much it costs to get your golf clubs fitted.
On average, the cost to get your golf clubs fitted is $100 for each type of club or $275 for your entire bag. This cost covers the basics such as club loft, lie, weight, and also finding the right shaft for your game.
Certain shops offer free club fitting but that normally is much more basic. Most places also waive the club fitting cost if you buy new clubs from them. That being said, getting your clubs fitted isn’t for everyone, but we’ll be talking about that next.
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How Much Does It Cost To Get Fitted For Golf Clubs
Getting my clubs fitted wasn’t really on my radar until recently. I’ve always just bought standard length clubs off the rack and been fine with them, and I think the majority of other people do the same thing.
What got me thinking more about it was when I read an article (don’t remember who it was from) which basically said that your clubs are probably too long. It said most people would benefit from cutting their clubs down 1-2 inches.
I started thinking about it a bit more and was then paying more attention to people’s clubs. On tv, it always looked like they were standing fully over the ball, even with longer clubs. On my local links, most people look so awkward and unathletic when they swing the longer clubs.
I then found out that most pros use shorter clubs. Having a shorter club will help you get on top of the ball to really generate some power. That’s when I thought about getting my clubs fitted to my swing.
I really had no idea what that would cost, so I did a little research. I thought I’d share some of the prices I found, so here are the different costs I was able to find:
|GolfTec||Individual club: $125|
Full bag: $250
|Golf Town||Driver & irons: $60|
Other clubs: $40
Full bag: $100
|3D Golf||Individual club: $150|
Full bag: $250
|Saunders Golf||Individual club: $125|
Full bag: $425
|Club Champion||Driver & iron: $175|
Wood, hybrid & putter: $125
Full bag: $400
|PGA Superstore||Individual club: $50|
Full bag: $250
|Puetz Golf||Individual club: $50|
Full bag: $250
|Average Cost||Individual club: $100|
Full bag: $275
The cost will depend on what club you want to get fitted and how many clubs you want to do. If you want to get your entire bag fitted, the average cost will be $275. If you want to get an individual club fitted (driver, wood, irons, wedges, putter), it’ll cost you somewhere around $100 each.
So, if you wanted to get your irons and wedges fitted, here is what you’d spend:
- All irons: $100
- All wedges: $100
- Total: $200
Another thing to note is that most places offer free club fitting if you buy your clubs through them. Some places require you to buy any club while others require a certain amount of dollars spent.
If you’re buying brand new clubs anyways, you might as well get them fitted. If you’re buying used clubs (like me), take them to get adjusted when you’re playing consistently and getting better.
Is It Worth It To Get Fitted For Golf Clubs?
Getting your clubs fitted is well worth it if you are a lot taller or shorter than the average person or if you are serious about optimizing your game. Having clubs with the right lie and shaft length will improve consistency and will be a lot more comfortable to use.
That being said, I probably wouldn’t recommend club fitting for everyone, unless you have excess money to spend. Eventually, you’ll want to get it done, but there are better uses for your money in certain scenarios.
The first type of person I’d highly recommend getting fitted for clubs is if you’re a lot taller or shorter than the average person. Standard length clubs off the shelf will probably be a bit awkward for you.
If you’re taller or shorter, you’ll have to be way more bent over or way too upright when you address the ball. A lot of the time, your club won’t sit flat on the ground, which will lead to uncomfortable and inconsistent golf shots.
I’d also recommend getting fitted clubs if you’re golfing on a regular basis and are working your way into the low handicap range. Optimizing your shaft length and flex as well as the lie and loft of your clubs is one of the best ways to dial in your game.
Having the right shaft flex is really important for maximum distance and control over the ball. So does having your clubs sit flat on the ground at address. It’s also a good idea to adjust the loft of your clubs to evenly space out your distances.
Should Beginners And High Handicaps Get Fitted Clubs?
In most cases, beginners and high handicap golfers shouldn’t get their golf clubs fitted. The only time the benefit would be worth the cost is for golfers that are a lot taller or shorter than average and need clubs that fit their bodies.
If you’re just getting started or aren’t that good, you’d be better off spending your money on lessons or practice. Optimizing the loft and lie of your clubs really won’t benefit you that much.
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Let’s say you’re an average height and shoot somewhere around 100 on a full-size golf course. Your standard length clubs are probably pretty close to where you need them to be.
Let’s say you get your clubs fitted to your swing. You start golfing on a regular basis and are shooting in the 80s within a year or two.
Chances are that your swing is more powerful than before. When that happens, you’ll probably need stiffer shafts. You might need to change other things as well, so you’ll have to go through the whole process again.
You might as well stick with the clubs you have, work to improve your game, and then get them fitted when you have a solid swing. Unless you’re fine spending more money?
Can Golf Clubs Be Fitted After Purchase?
All types of golf clubs can be fitted after you purchase them. Getting your clubs fitted should be considered if your clubs are way too short or long for your body or if you want to optimize the loft, lie, weight, and flex of your clubs.
For most golfers, I’d recommend that you buy used clubs that are a couple of years old. You aren’t going to see any benefit in buying the latest and greatest clubs every single year.
Clubs that are a couple of years old are pretty much the same as brand new clubs, but they’re way cheaper. You can then take the money you saved and put that towards lessons or get them fitted to your body.
What Club Should You Get Fitted First?
The most used club in the bag is the putter, and that’s why it’s the club you should get fitted first. After the putter, the next clubs you’ll want to get fitted are the wedges, the driver, and then the irons, in that order.
If you’re serious about getting your clubs adjusted, the best thing you can do is to get the entire bag fitted. It’s usually quite a bit cheaper than getting everything done individually.
That being said, if you had to pick one club, I’d pick the putter. Just think about how many times you use each club per round. What club do you use the most?
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The majority of people (myself included) will say that they use the putter the most. How is your putting game these days? Is it lights out or does it need some tweaks?
Do you constantly miss putts to the right? Do you always leave long putts short? Does it seem like your ball isn’t rolling that smoothly? Well, these are all things that could be fixed (not guaranteed) when you get your putter fitted.
After I got my putter fitted, my next choice would be my wedges. I don’t know about you, but I tend to miss the green more often than I’d like. I use my wedges quite often, so that’s why they’re a good choice to get fitted.
Then you can do your driver, irons, fairway woods, and hybrids. It can get quite expensive if you’re doing everything separately, so that’s why I’d recommend you get the whole bag done when you’re golfing on a regular basis and are actually getting better.
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