Fittings or as we call it, an "assessment" for your fairway woods is critical to playing your best golf. 25% of your bag can be made bulletproof by employing tour-level protocols.
What is a Fairway Wood Assessment?
A 1-on-1 session which covers every aspect of your fairway wood setup. From clubhead design, shaft, grip & specs. With data being covered by a TrackMan, the session is exactly what tour professionals go through on the PGA, DP or LIV Golf Tour. The hour long session is conducted with a fitter who works with you to find the best possible option. Factors such as player's physical conditioning, financial constraints & future in the game are taken into consideration.
Factors such as head design, sole width, chamfer, loft (launch) & MoI are taken into account. Such a formula would produce a highly forgiving club.
Why do I need an Assessment?
Many players do feel that you have to have a certain handicap to be fit at such specificity. But! Recreational players (like the author) need more help from equipment as our technique is not optimized. A professional golfer has the skill set mastered whereas weekend golfers just do not have the time & resources to be hyper-focused on technique. Technology can be your friend. For example, if you struggle playing with your 3W, managing loft & face angle can help improve your distance.
When should I get an Assessment?
There is no such specific time. Once a year is recommended so that you can test all options in the market & compare. Our performance benchmarks are simple. An improvement of 5-10% is good & the player may choose whether he/she needs to change their clubs. 10-15% improvement is fantastic & you would be suggested to go ahead with the new set.
We would always recommend purchasing a club after getting an assessment.
Remember, the handicap doesn't decide your golf clubs. The clubs decide your handicap!