Patterson River Performance Golf Academy and Fitting Centre
Many amateur golfers of varying skill levels stunt the improvement of their games by believing they’re “not good enough” to get a club fitting. I constantly hear that once their golf game starts to improve they’ll invest in a professional fitting, but it’s not worth it yet.
In order to set the record straight, Head Pro Alan Patterson is a PGA Professional – Golf Digest 100 top club fitter, says that learning the game using poorly fit equipment is a huge hinderance on both improvement and enjoyment.
“Some golfers believe they have to get to a certain level to get fit, but that’s a wrong perception. Using the wrong clubs for you can negatively influence your swing and lead you to form bad habits.”
Learning the game with wrong clubs is similar to learning to ride a bicycle on a bike that’s way too small, or too big. Not only does poorly fit equipment lead you to poor swing development, but it also makes the game more frustrating, deterring you from even continuing on with the game.
If a club is too short, too long, too light, too heavy, the lie angle is completely wrong, the club itself is the wrong design, or any of a number of factors are off, you could be setting yourself up for failure.