Golf Lesson How To Choose The Correct Golf Clubs

by David Jenyns on September 3, 2011

www.4golfonline.com Mark Crossfied talks about custom fitting and how to choose the correct golf clubs for your golf. Custom fitting allows you to pick golf equipment based on a number of factors to help you play your best golf.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

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MentaLAquaa September 3, 2011 at 8:28 am

just started golf today and can it 100yds im 13 yahoo

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ULICKMYBUTCRACK September 3, 2011 at 8:49 am

I use standard length clubs with 1 degree flat lie angle. I’m 12 years old and five feet one, and I usually hit my irons no more than 15 yards off line.

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StarKiller6209 September 3, 2011 at 9:27 am

Thanks for this great vid im only 5’5” and 14 years old I use standard clubs and always miss left now I know why

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superscootkid September 3, 2011 at 9:50 am

@SoJo414 i believe six 2 is right inbetween stock and extra long shafts my dad is six two and uses extra long shafts

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SoJo414 September 3, 2011 at 10:04 am

I was custom fit at a Golfsmith store by a salesman who told me I was stock measurements. I was hitting the clubs fairly well in the store and getting desireable distances and feedback so I bought the stock clubs. Now on the course i feel like they are too short and perhaps need an lie angle adjustment. I’m having trouble with my accuracy. I’m 6’2″ so I am thinking stock length is too short. Does it make more sense to go to a pro to be fitted or are fitting systems in the stores just as good?

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grandviewguy18 September 3, 2011 at 10:46 am

Great vid Mark. Because I’m only 5’6″ and have just used standard clubs, i’ve always caught the club at the heel, like the upright club in your vid, and just didn’t know it. I just got fitted for the first time by a pro. Ordered TM Burner 2.0 with reg flex shafts, 3.5* flat, 0.5 inch shorter shafts….Should be here in 10 days, hopefully they will feel better and will improve my game.

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matti2112 September 3, 2011 at 10:47 am

Hi mark, great vid as usual. I have an 80ish mph swing. I would like more height on my irons and especially on my wedges. Would I get better results from a reg shaft in my wedges as opposed to the wedge flex currently in them?

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thefonz147 September 3, 2011 at 11:42 am

hi mark great videos! can you explain how NOT getting fitted for clubs, but adjusting one’s setup to suit the clubs can affect ones swing and ballflight? (ie. standing taller to suit a club that’s too upright, or bending over more to suit a club that’s flatter). i recently just got fitted for clubs (jpx800, 2deg flat) using standard clubs i found that my shoulder plane was too flat in comparison with my club plane being too upright. i hope this makes sense?

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weedjrs September 3, 2011 at 12:31 pm

nice vid, as usual

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Everythinggolf1 September 3, 2011 at 12:57 pm

mark i hit the ball flush most of the time but have noticed my pitches to the green are coming off the toe of the club, is this because im standing to far away?
great vids by the way

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Jsuss63 September 3, 2011 at 1:24 pm

I am thinking about getting the callaway razr x irons or the mizuno jpx 800 or the mizuno mp 53. which one would you prefer.

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evergeendata September 3, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Mark, please discuss your opinion on how the shaft length effects results during fitting. thanks

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prorobo September 3, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Great tips. I got fitted at Golf Galaxy before I bought my first set of irons and lucky enough the standard lie was perfect for me. I’m looking to get a new set this season and will get fit again just to be sure.

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theMANxGOLFER September 3, 2011 at 3:22 pm

What’s the best way to evaluate Driver length and lie? They don’t hit the ground and a lot of driver swings are more about inconsistency in the swing and contact than the lie. Please recommend a way to evaluate on the range to give the pro an idea of tendencies that will help them.

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mcgroogtube September 3, 2011 at 4:10 pm

thanks for this to clear up how the upright and flat affects shots, im 6 foot 2 and have standard length and lie im pretty sure, when i got fit like a week ago i was hitting off the toe more so he put my specs to 2 degrees upright and half inch longer, and also wedges he made half inch longer and reg lie because he said the length would make the lie flat. Is this sounding proper?

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seve17golf September 3, 2011 at 4:36 pm

i got custom fitted for my taylormade r9 tps best thing i ever did got fit to 2 degrees flat. by the way love the videos

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helvetesjevla September 3, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Great videos mate!
Im so bummed out right now, brother sold me he’s newly purchased TaylorMade Burner Superlaunch last summer for right about 110euro so i couldnt say no =) (the still go for about 565euro in sweden). Problem is that their flex is regular and I’ve got a feeling that im a person that wouldnt go better with stiff ;/

When do you guys think that customfitting is worth it handicap-wise and on what sort of price-range clubs? Im only at 26 at about now, started last summer for real.

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MrMbentley73 September 3, 2011 at 5:22 pm

cheers mate!

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5150markg September 3, 2011 at 6:19 pm

Was custom fit for irons using Mizuno DNA at an AG store hitting into a net with a launch monitor and then had a Driver fitting at The Belfry using Ping’s nFlight software/launch monitor into a full range – ended up with R11.
Obviously full range it better but the Mizuno DNA is very good too

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thenofxlagwagon September 3, 2011 at 7:18 pm

it depends where you go, but lie bending will typically cost between $10-20 per club. most golf shops will do this. @MrMbentley73

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MrMbentley73 September 3, 2011 at 7:22 pm

what if you have half decent clubs already can they custom fit them for me? cost?

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xProAimX September 3, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Yeah great video thanks and do u get back to messages?

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Frithlogics September 3, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Seems that custom fitting is the only way to go!

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smithsonalicia September 3, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Thank You!

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