Mendip Spring Golf Centre now specialises in Custom Fitting and is going to be one of the go to Custom Fit Centre’s in the West of England. We will have all of golf’s leading brands of club including Callaway, Cleveland, Mizuno, Wilson, Ping, Taylor Made and Titleist. We use the very latest technology such as the GC2 launch monitor, Mizuno DNA Shaft Optimizer and all the other leading manufacturers’ specific custom fitting equipment.
Consistency, distance, trajectory, control and accuracy are all affected by unsuitable equipment.
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At the Mendip Spring Golf Centre we professionally custom fit using our brand new GC2 launch monitor. This amazing piece of equipment gives unparalleled accuracy and compared to other launch monitors the GC2 can assess your game in many ways. Using the simulation pack that we upgraded to, you can also watch your shot play out in beautiful hi-def 3D graphics on our HD screen. The graphics make you believe that you are actually there on the course!
Driver Fitting 45 minutes FREE with GC2 Launch Monitor
Iron Fitting 55 minutes FREE with GC2 Launch Monitor
Over the years golf club technology has radically changed. Club heads are now much more user friendly than ever before, allowing the ball to be hit consistently further and straighter. Playing this modern day equipment is vital and it must be suit your individual swing (when was the last time you saw to swings the same). Unfortunately golf club manufactures have no industry standards do even the clubs available from the shelf are different. So the only way to be sure that you maximise your playing potential, is to use clubs that offer the playing characteristics you swing desires.
All the clubs in your bag can be fitted to your swing IRONS, DRIVER, FAIRWAY WOODS, HYBRIDS and WEDGES. There are many different components of each golf club that can be customised:
DESIGN ~ LOFT ~ SHAFT ~ FLEX ~ LENGTH ~ LIE ANGLE ~ GRIP THICKNESS
Just because your irons may need to upright that doesn’t necessarily mean that your wedges need to be the same.
Club Head Design
All golf clubs vary in appearance and playing characteristic. Every little curve & bump is in that particular place for a calculated reason. The head design that best suits a player depends on skill level, ball striking ability and desired playing features. Players new to the game or players improving tend to suffer from various swing faults. These faults will affect how accurately they return the club to the ball during the swing. This in turn affects the accuracy and distance of their shots. Using club design these miss struck shots can now be accounted for.
The Cavity Back
When looking to improve your ball striking consistency you will need to look at club with a cavity back. This type of head re-distributes weight around the club’s perimeter. Usually the clubs have a wider sole which positions the majority of weight further away from the clubface, offering a lower centre of gravity. With a larger sweet spot and more club head stability through impact, the cavity back is the most forgiving iron on off-centre strikes. The size of the cavity can vary from club to club, so even if you are an established player don’t rule out this type of club head.
The other iron head available is the traditional blade. This has no cavity, resulting in a club head that has the weight is more evenly distributed. The bottom of the club and top line are thinner, which appeals to the eye (mostly that of a low handicap player). As the weight is more evenly distributed and thinner the centre of gravity is closer to the face. This in turn creates a lower launch angle, lower trajectory. As most bladed irons are made from forged steel, you will have more control and feel over the shot you select to play. You will be able to shape the ball in flight more effectively, however shots struck from the heel or toe will lack distance and accuracy.
Selecting the correct club head design is essential. Once you have found the design that best compliments your game, it will be time to custom fit the other components. This will ensure that your new clubs maximise your potential.
Using the correct shaft in your new club is vital and is one of the most important parts. This part of the club enables the ball to travel further with more control. Combined the correct shaft with the correct loft we can create the optimum launch angle and ball spin rate.
This is the angle created by the clubface to the ground when the ball leaves the clubface. It is measured during the first half of the ball’s flight. When maximising distance this must be perfect.
This is the amount of backspin and sidespin imparted on the ball at impact. It affects trajectory, which in turn affects distance and accuracy. It can be visually seen during the second half of the ball’s flight.
A low trajectory occurs, when there is not enough backspin on the ball. This causes the ball to fall quickly, loosing distance. When the ball flies too high, it has too much backspin, reducing distance, as the ball starts too low, then quickly climbs upwards and drops.
The ideal type of shaft (steel or graphite) and flex for a player varies according to their swing speed, ball flight and swing characteristics.
This is the point at which the shaft bends during the forward swing. A slow club head speed generally benefits from a lower kick point. This slower head speed will create less spin on the ball so the player will need help to the ball get into the air. The lower kick point will help produce a higher launch angle & trajectory. All this will result in longer carry and greater distance.
The correct level of torque helps to square the clubface and also ensures the clubface stays stable during impact. It denotes to the amount of rotation that occurs in a shaft. A value under 3 indicates low torque, so the shaft twists less, offering a harder feel.
The correct length helps players consistently deliver central strikes, and central strike produce maximum ball speed and control. Longer shafts help to create more club head speed, but you compromise consistency and control. A player’s address position, swing mechanics, ball striking, shot pattern, posture during their down swing, height, and wrist to floor measurement must be considered when deciding shaft length.
When fitting irons the lie angle is very important. This can only be calculated once the correct shaft length has been determined (length affects lie angle). This measurement is the angle created between the sole of the club and the center line of the shaft,
A club that is too upright will start the ball to the left of the target. Too flat a lie will result in the ball starting its flight to the right. Ensuring your clubs have the correct lie angle, gives you a very good chance of hitting the ball straight!
Grip size is important as the only part of your body that actually touches the club during the swing is your hands. Having the correct grip size can even reduce the effects of some swing faults.
Making full use of the technology available to us, we can also offer Gap Testing to assess and make sure you have an even staggering of yardage from club to club, and importantly this can be done with your wedges also. This will come at a cost of £15 for this service
Mizuno Swing DNA
Just ten years ago the most complex shaft choice a serious golfer had to make was ‘Stiff or Regular?’ Now the massive growth of custom fitting has thrown up so many options that the average player has more ways to get it wrong than ever.
Faced with this problem, Mizuno has developed a cutting edge technology that takes shaft fitting to a whole new level. In creating Swing DNA a unique system that identifies the unique blueprint in every swing – Mizuno has addressed the most critical element of the entire custom fitting process.
Specially-created software sifts through the mass of shaft options to select the optimal match, based on Swing DNA recorded by Mizuno’s Shaft Optimiser. What was once a time-consuming and inaccurate process is now one that is immediate, consistent and widely available.
On traditional custom built sets shaft recommendations were based on the theory that fast swingers required stiff shafts, while everybody else was a regular. Twenty years on, the Mizuno range of custom iron shafts has evolved to more than 50 options, with only a few State of the Art Facilities able to take advantage.
Mizuno’s new Shaft Optimiser changes everything. A real golf club with specially developed strain gauges and microprocessors, the Shaft Optimiser records an individuals Swing DNA from just 3 shots. Combined with exclusive Mizuno software the unique DNA is used to narrow down a baffling prospect of more than 50 shafts to the very best match – with 2 back up suggestions to test against.
The Shaft Optimiser is unique in the amount of information it records. Clubhead speed and tempo might typically determine the ideal flex and weight of the shaft, but with so many variables to consider – weight, flex, kick point, tip softness – much more hard data is required to accurately determine a player’s optimimum shaft. The Shaft Optimiser also measures shaft toe down, shaft kick angle and release factor readings in order to build up the players unique blueprint.
“Identifying the complete Swing DNA Blueprint is hugely important because two players with identical speeds can need completely different shafts to maximise their flight. Players who release the club early, for example, need a different bending profile to those who favour a late impact. Their swing speeds might be the same, they might even need the same flex, but fitting them for the same shaft could be disadvantageous.”