STORE NAME – Golf USA.
HEAD FITTER – Major Bell
LOCATION – Lubbock, Texas.
YEARS IN BUSINESS – 20 years.
SUCCESSFUL FUJIKURA SHAFTS / LINES FOR FITTING CUSTOMERS AND WHY –
Have demos in the Vista PRO, PRO, PRO XLR8, Speeder PRO XLR8, SIX XLR8. We have been killing with the XLR8 line, everyone is picking up club head speed, the counter weighting is allowing for more control to the player. The SIX XLR8 in particular has been really impressive. I have never seen a sub 60 gram shaft perform like this one does, and our customers are really positive to it.
YOUR SECRET TO SUCCESS – No real secret, just do not cut corners and treat every club build as if its a $1000 club, whether it is that price or it is a $100 club build, everything that comes out of our shop will be done to the best of our ability.
CHALLENGES WITH FITTINGS – People not ready to make that many swings. We have quite a few shafts to try, based off a few swings we can eliminate quite a few, but we still like to be sure we have you in the correct shaft. Be ready to make a lot of swings in a fitting with us.
WHAT DO YOU PREDICT FOR THE FUTURE OF THE GAME? – I see shafts getting incredibly light weight. 30 gram shafts will be the normal. 500 ton pre pegs will be used. Avg drives will keep getting longer and longer.
TIPS FOR SELLING FUJIKURA – Give the customer the ability to try the shaft.
MOST SIGNIFICANT FITTING DEVELOPMENT THIS YEAR? – The use of club conex uni fit. We can now try your current head or the head you want when fitting for shafts. That has been huge for our shop and the customers love it.