CUSTOM FITTING AT THE GOLF HUB

Making sure you have the correct equipment can play a huge part in a golfer’s progress.  Playing with unsuitable golf clubs can result in issues with direction, distance and consistency.

At The Golf-Hub we are set up to offer every golfer the opportunity to walk away with peace of mind that the golf clubs they are using will give the best possible results. Having all the right technology, equipment and fully trained staff allows us to offer the client the best solution available on the market.

We work with major brands including Callaway, Taylor-Made, Ping, Mizuno, Vega, Bentley, Cobra, PXG. There is an extensive list of options for golfers of all skill levels.

FACILITY & TECHNOLOGY

We conduct all our custom fitting from our indoor studio which offers the best indoor facilities, giving golfers a much more realistic feeling for strike and how the club would feel on the golf course. This is a controlled environment to give us the best results in data tracking. 

Utilising TrackMan 4 with its dual radar system and impact location, allows us to show golfers clear and accurate ball flight data as well as swing and club head data to make an informed decision and develop and understanding of why the ball behaves a certain way. This level of technology is renowned as the very best on the market and gives us information better than any other product available. In addition, with highly trained staff, we are able to determine the best product for golfers.

PHILOSOPHY

We have all the major brands in stock with a huge variety of options for fitting. We have the very best technology used by the best players in the world and only qualified fitters fitting clients. 

We do not hold stock; we are fitters. We fit the client with what is right for them and then we order the product for the client to their specification. We price match other retailers so it’s not about price or selling certain brands, we fit what is best for the client.

The benefit of our fitting centre is we have all the brands with huge fitting options. Why only try one brand when you can try them all? Why not have the best equipment for data, qualified fitters giving you the best service available in the area?

THE PROCESS

Using the technology and fitting systems developed by major manufacturers helps us narrow down the options even more efficiently.

We have the Mizuno Swing DNA Shaft Optimiser, which can be attached to any club head in the Mizuno range.  Using strain gauges throughout the shaft to record how you move the shaft during the swing. After 3 swings we then have a list of the top ten most compatible shafts in suitability order. This technology is cutting edge and very effective.  

Most golfers are surprised how similar each of their swings are. Meaning impact location plays a huge part in improving results and one of the reasons why shaft selection is so important.

Another example is the Ping fitting system.  Using a colour coded chart for length and lie angle, we can get a great starting point for the fitting with some static measurements.  From there we can start to look at some dynamic measurements hitting from a lie board with some sole tape on the golf club to confirm or to alter the specifications of the golf club.

The next step would be to synchronise the fitting with the golfers desired ball flight.  Some people are unaware that a change to the specification of the golf club can change ball flight.  This last step is important to make sure the golfer will feel comfortable on the golf course knowing that if they make a good swing then they will hit a good shot.

OPTIMIZER - ONE PICTURE, ALL THE ANSWERS

With TrackMan’s Optimizer, you can see the true potential of any given shot. You can also see which parameters you may need to work on and how to train towards the perfect shot.

The TrackMan numbers is the brain behind it all. All major stakeholders of the game, without exception, use and trust the numbers for two main reasons: precision and reliability. With TrackMan, you will quickly understand why and how this data is used. 

Using this technology we can track the full trajectory of any shot, from 6 foot pitches to 400 yard drives, pinpointing the landing position with an accuracy of less than 1 foot at 100 yards. The system can also display the shot’s 3D trajectory together with 26 impact and ball flight parameters in real time and the data is delivered within 1 second.

Below are examples of the key club and ball definitions you can track with TrackMan.

  • SMASH FACTOR
  • SPIN RATE
  • LAUNCH ANGLE
  • CARRY
  • BALL SPEED
  • CLUB SPEED
  • DYNAMIC LOFT
  • ATTACK ANGLE
  • CLUB PATH
  • FACE ANGLE

SMASH FACTOR

Smash Factor is ball speed divided by club speed. Smash Factor relates to the amount of energy transferred from the club head to the golf ball. The higher the smash factor the better the energy transfer.

Smash Factor is ball speed divided by club speed. Smash Factor relates to the amount of energy transferred from the club head to the golf ball. The higher the smash factor the better the energy transfer.

SPIN RATE

Spin Rate is the amount of spin on the golf ball immediately after impact. Spin rate has a major influence on the height and distance of a shot. Spin rate is one of the least appreciated numbers, especially in windy conditions.

Spin Rate is the amount of spin on the golf ball immediately after impact. Spin rate has a major influence on the height and distance of a shot. Spin rate is one of the least appreciated numbers, especially in windy conditions.

LAUNCH ANGLE

Launch Angle is the angle the ball takes off at relative to the ground. Launch angle is highly correlated to dynamic loft. Launch angle will always be a little less than dynamic loft, but will have a similar value.

Launch Angle is the angle the ball takes off at relative to the ground. Launch angle is highly correlated to dynamic loft. Launch angle will always be a little less than dynamic loft, but will have a similar value.

CARRY

Carry is the distance the ball travels through the air. An important thing to know about carry is that the value is given for a landing area that is the same height as where the ball is hit from. Then the golfer can adjust for uphill and downhill shots on the course.

Carry is the distance the ball travels through the air. An important thing to know about carry is that the value is given for a landing area that is the same height as where the ball is hit from. Then the golfer can adjust for uphill and downhill shots on the course.

BALL SPEED

Ball Speed is the speed of the golf ball immediately after impact. Ball speed is created by club speed and impact. Bad impact such as shots hit on the toe or heel will reduce the potential ball speed.

Ball Speed is the speed of the golf ball immediately after impact. Ball speed is created by club speed and impact. Bad impact such as shots hit on the toe or heel will reduce the potential ball speed.

CLUB SPEED

Club Speed determines a golfer’s potential distance. Club Speed is the speed the club head is traveling immediately prior to impact. More club speed equals more potential distance.

Club Speed determines a golfer’s potential distance. Club Speed is the speed the club head is traveling immediately prior to impact. More club speed equals more potential distance.

DYNAMIC LOFT

Dynamic Loft is the amount of loft on the club face at impact. The golfer’s attack angle, how the shaft bends, how the golfer releases the club head, whether the club face is open or closed to the club path, and where the ball makes contact on the club face can all impact the dynamic loft.

Dynamic Loft is the amount of loft on the club face at impact. The golfer’s attack angle, how the shaft bends, how the golfer releases the club head, whether the club face is open or closed to the club path, and where the ball makes contact on the club face can all impact the dynamic loft.

ATTACK ANGLE

Attack Angle is the direction the club head is moving (up or down) at impact. Shots hit off the ground should have a negative attack angle in order to create “ball first” contact. However, golfers with slower club speeds should be careful not to hit too much down (negative attack angle) with their irons.

Attack Angle is the direction the club head is moving (up or down) at impact. Shots hit off the ground should have a negative attack angle in order to create “ball first” contact. However, golfers with slower club speeds should be careful not to hit too much down (negative attack angle) with their irons.

CLUB PATH

Club Path is the direction the club head is moving (right or left) at impact. Most golfers relate this number to hitting the ball “in-to-out” or “out-to-in”. A positive value means the club is moving to the right of the target at impact (“in-to-out” for a right-handed golfer) and a negative value means it is moving to the left of the target (“out-to-in” for a right-handed golfer).

Club Path is the direction the club head is moving (right or left) at impact. Most golfers relate this number to hitting the ball “in-to-out” or “out-to-in”. A positive value means the club is moving to the right of the target at impact (“in-to-out” for a right-handed golfer) and a negative value means it is moving to the left of the target (“out-to-in” for a right-handed golfer).

FACE ANGLE

Face Angle is the direction the club face is pointed (right or left) at impact. Most golfers refer to this as having an “open” or “closed” club face. A positive value means the club face is pointed to the right of the target at impact (“open” for a right-handed golfer) and a negative value means the club face is pointed to the left of the target (“closed” for a right-handed golfer).

Face Angle is the direction the club face is pointed (right or left) at impact. Most golfers refer to this as having an “open” or “closed” club face. A positive value means the club face is pointed to the right of the target at impact (“open” for a right-handed golfer) and a negative value means the club face is pointed to the left of the target (“closed” for a right-handed golfer).