PREPARE BEFORE YOU GO
The more homework you’ve done, the more you will get out of the experience
1 Assess your game
Chances are you won’t be buying an entirely new set. To identify which clubs are costing you the most shots, collect some data from as many rounds as possible. Put simply, replace the clubs that aren’t performing as you want and need them to. Remember, the worst-performing clubs in your bag will not necessarily be the oldest.
2 Hit the practice range first
A fitter can only make decisions using the data they see on the day, so it makes sense to devote some time to practice in the days before the fitting so you’ve got a decent feel for your swing and you’re hitting the ball with consistency relative to your normal game. A good fitting should give you time to warm up before the session, but if they don’t, ask.
3 Prepare a list of questions
There are likely to be specific things you want to learn or find out from your fitter. Write a list of questions/topics you would like to discuss during the fitting and take it with you so you don’t forget. This will help the fitter better understand your needs.
3 Consult with your coach
If you’re working on your game or having lessons, inform your coach that you’re having a fitting. A good coach will be able to help convey the correct information to a fitter, while a good fitter will be able to factor future swing changes into their assessment.