Well how about 25 extra yards off the tee for starters? Yes, most industry tests conclude that custom-fitted shafts deliver an average of about 10% more distance than off-the-rack sets. So that 440-yard four-par where you normally hit a 3-iron for your second shot ? That approach shot now becomes a 7-iron with 10% less yardage on each shot. Sound easier?
But length alone does not improve a golf game. Many people consider custom shafts only for the driver but a matched set of fitted golf shafts can help correct ball flights that are inconsistent, sometimes too high and other times too low. When you can count on the trajectory coming off your clubface from shot to shot that is the control required to produce lower scores.
And matched sets of custom-fitted shafts will bring down those scores for high-handicappers and skilled players alike. A club that fits properly can go a long way to addressing the swing flaws of the handicap players and begin producing truer shots immediately. Experienced golfers will discover that custom-fitted clubs will make center hits feel more solid and provide the “feel” they are looking for when swinging clubs through the bag.
This is not to imply that off-the-rack sets are evil. It is just that manufacturers have to work for the entire spectrum of millions of golfers. They are attempting to supply 90% effectiveness to everybody. It is the extra 10% of performance that custom fitting supplies the average golfer that translates into shots saved on the golf course.
At Fujikura over 99 percent of all custom fittings performed in the last five years have resulted in increased distance. Seldom is any adjustment period required to realize these benefits – your biggest adjustment will be figuring out how much less club to take on each shot. To find out how Fujikura golf shafts can be fitted to improve your game, click here.