As someone who is both far too tall and also gets through sets of irons at a prodigious rate, I find myself in quite an unusual position. I often come across sets on the various secondhand market places out there, but these are quite a long way from what most people would consider my ideal… Read More »Fitting the Taller Golfer
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Fitting is an area that interests me a lot. My opinion on it changes fairly often but as an equipment junkie, it is obviously something close to me heart. This is particularly true of iron fitting because I love irons more than anything else. I was naturally drawn then to a recent article on Golfwrx… Read More »There is No Logic to Iron Fitting (Says Terry Koehler)
Hybrids were (and still are) a game changer for many golfers. Before this, your options for the longer end of the bag were severally limited. You might find a few five woods kicking around to bridge the gap between 3 wood and 3 iron, but that was about it. and everyone carried a 3 iron!… Read More »Is 7 Wood the New Hybrid?
What we find in the average golf bag has changed hugely over the last few decades. A modern 460cc driver make of carbon looks nothing like a persimmon from the 1980s or even a metal-headed driver from twenty years ago. Comparing modern “spaceship” putter designs to the classic Golden Goose is also a huge contrast.… Read More »Should We all Play a 2 Iron?
I have three main areas of interest when it comes to golf: single length irons, minimalist golf and equipment, especially irons. What I enjoy more than anything in terms of irons is finding and playing a classic set, especially blades. This is obviously a very personal thing, but finding a complete set of something like… Read More »Playing Golf with Classic Clubs
I was watching a WITB (What’s in the bag) from a popular golf fitter the other day. He is clearly both an expert on equipment as well as being someone who puts a lot of thought into the detail of his set make up. He is also a scratch golfer. He was talking about his… Read More »How Many Wedges do you Need?
As much as I like single length irons, I dislike the way it has become almost a cult. Either you accept one length as the only golfing way or you are a heretic. Even worse might be the anti- single length brigade. It can’t work, why don’t all more pros use it, etc. I have… Read More »Combining Hybrids with Single Length Irons
Going through a fitting as I have recently done, is always an interesting experience (at least for me!) It gave me a huge amount of information about the current state of my swing as well as a good idea of what I should be playing. Or at least, what I should be playing if golf… Read More »Post-Fitting: on-Course Testing
As promised, he is a complete write up of my recent golf fitting. I should probably call it an iron fitting really because this is exactly what it was. I am not in any hurry to get all the pieces of my bag working together and it made more sense to concentrate on one area,… Read More »My Golf Irons Fitting Experience
I have written a fair bit about fitting. My opinions over time have varied from “everyone should get fit” to “golf fitting is a waste of time” and back again. I have actually played with clubs that have been fit for me and clubs that are miles away from what any half-decent fitter would put… Read More »Could I Benefit from a Golf Fitting?