Club Fitting

The Golf Academy at Old Greenwood is one of only three Certified Advanced Titleist Fitting Works facilities in Northern California.

Improve your golf game with a custom club fitting session. We’ll custom-fit clubs to your physique and swing using the latest clubfitting technology and fitting equipment. First, we’ll evaluate your current equipment, and then give you our sizing recommendations if an adjustment is necessary.

Playing with the wrong equipment can destroy the swing you’ve worked so hard to groove. That’s because incorrectly fit equipment leads to inconsistency and poor ball flight and creates automatic and unwanted swing compensations. For that reason, clubfitting is an integral part of our performance formula.

A professional clubfit is a must before you invest in a new set of clubs. Besides playing the right size equipment, we will offer suggestions on your set make-up. Playing correctly fit equipment allows your natural talents to shine.

  • Iron Fitting
    • During the iron fitting process, the fitter will determine which model and specifications best meet the individual golfer's needs to enable better scoring. The fitter will observe current ball flight tendencies, personal swing characteristics, and discuss your preferred ball flight, carry distances and ball-stopping performance expectations.
       

      Length

      The proper iron length will allow for ideal posture at address and will result in the most consistent on-center impact. The length fitting process will begin by testing a standard length 6-iron with face impact tape. Depending on shot distribution, golf swing, posture and ball flight results, the player will continue testing 6 irons at various lengths until on-center impact marks have been achieved and ball striking optimized.
       

      Lie Angle

      Lie angle is tested with impact tape and a lie board. The player will begin testing with a standad lie angle and hit shots off the lie board with both ball flight and impact marks evaluated. Testing will continue until the player's preferred ball flight is achieved with shots flying consistently at the target.
      Regardless of a player's individual trajectory, the selected irons should provide specific yardage gaps and ball stopping ability throughout the set.

      Shaft Flex

      Proper shaft flex allows the player to load the shaft properly and maximize energy transfer to the ball. Quicker tempo swings generally require heavier shafts and firmer flexes, while smoother tempos may benefit from lighter weight shafts with softer flexes. Most players will benefit from softest flex that produces controllable and consistent ball flight.

      Shaft Type

      The shaft largely plays two roles, it impacts the golfer's feel during the swing and alters the ball flight due to properties such as flex point and weight. The ideal shaft type produces the player's preferred trajectory, feel and performance.

      Iron Set Composition

      The fitter will determine the longest iron, which produces a playable trajectory. A playable trajectory is defined as a high launching trajectory that produces maximum carry distance with a descending angle that will allow the ball to stop on a green with control.

       

      Grip Size

      Proper grip size will produce less tension in hands and forearms, and facilitate proper release. Proper size will have fingertips slightly touching the palm in the player's left hand.
  • Driver Fitting
    • Isn’t it about time you benefited from the latest launch monitor technology that until now has been reserved only for the elite players of the world. With the right driver specifications and ball type you can optimize your launch conditions so you’ll maximize your driving distance just like the Tour Pros. No gimmicks, no band-aid fixes--just pure science and knowledge give you a solid foundation for rapid improvement.

      Based upon the results from your driver testing the fitter will prescribe the ideal driver and will emphasize the key factors that lead to that decision. The selected driver will provide launch conditions that optimize ball flight and control while delivering maximum distance.

      High launch. Low spin. Maximum ball velocity. These are the ingredients to maximize driving distance and performance. A FittingWorks Driver Fitting determine each golfer's ideal launch conditions based upon their ball speed and style of play.

      By observing your current trajectory and performance the fitter can determine potential areas for improvement by comparing your ball flight to proprietary aerodynamic contour plots developed by Titleist Golf Ball Research & Development.
  • Wedge Fitting
    • The goal of a wedge fitting is to provide the best combination of wedges to optimize short game performance and yardage gaps necessary for lowering scores. A Titleist FittingWorks Wedge Fitting will guide the player through the process of selecting wedge model, bounce, and spin characteristics.

      STEP 1: EVALUTATE THE PLAYER'S CURRENT WEDGES

      The player's wedge lofts and bounce in their current set are evaluated and the player will hit shots with each club. The fitter observes turf contact, carry distances, spin rates, and trajectory.
       

      STEP 2: TEST SOLE PERFORMANCE AND SHORT GAME TECHNIQUE

      The fitter will identify the proper sole profile that best suits the player's short game technique. Bounce and sole width work hand-in-hand to provide the golfer with ideal turf interaction that compliments their swing style.
       

      SWING STYLES
      There are two primary swing styles that will determine which wedge variables are best for the player's short game technique. 

      SLIDER/SWEEPER
      This player has a shallow angle of attack and slides the leading edge of the club under the ball. They will play their best with a wedge that has a narrow sole, less bounce and more camber. 

      DRIVER/DIGGER
      This player type uses less hand action, a stronger grip, and steeper angle of attack. This player may position the ball back in their stance and trap the ball at impact. This player will play their best with a wedge that has wider sole, more bounce and less camber. 

      In order to identify each golfer's swing style the fitter will apply lie tape to Vokey wedges with different bounce and sole characteristics and have the player hit shots from a lie board. The impact marks are evaluated to determine the player's wedge swing style.

      In addition, the impact tape identifies if the player's lie angle should be adjusted with their wedges. Many better players use wedges that have a flatter lie angle than their set of irons.

      STEP 3: FIT FOR SAND WEDGE LOFT AND SPIN

      The player will be fit for a sand wedge (54° or 56°) and lob wedge (58° or 60°) that will be their preferred clubs from the sand and for recovery shots around the green. By hitting shots from sand, rough, and fairway conditions the golfer will select the wedges that provides the best all-around performance.
       

      STEP 4: FILL GAPS BETWEEN SAND WEDGE AND PITCHING WEDGE

      Next the fitter and player will determine the number of wedges a player needs between their sand wedge and pitching wedge. It is important that a player’s wedges produce predictable yardages and preferred ball stopping performance.
       
      The player’s full-swing pitching and sand wedge distances will be measured to calculate the difference in yardage, typically between 30 and 50 yards. The player will then hit wedges with lofts between their pitching and sand wedge in order to determine the specific loft of a gap wedge to fill that yardage gap.
       

      STEP 5: SUMMARIZE

      After completion of the Wedge Fitting, the golfer has selected their desired wedge specifications and a loft progression that provides consistent and predictable distances.
  • Long Game Fitting
    • Too often golfers are held back by their choice of long game clubs that inhibit their ability to score when faced with longer shots. The benefit of a long game fitting is to provide the correct combination of fairway woods, utility clubs (hybrids) and long irons that produce playable trajectories and preferred yardage gaps.
       

      STEP 1: EVALUATE CURRENT LONG GAME SET COMPOSITION

      During this step, the fitter will look for areas of opportunity to improve the long game and any yardages that cause difficulty. The fitter will note carry distances, paying special attention to any clubs that produce small or large distance gaps.
       

      STEP 2: DETERMINE THE LONGEST IRON

      The fitter will determine the longest iron which produces a playable trajectory. More and more golfers including PGA Tour players are removing long irons from their bag due to the performance benefits of utility clubs.
       

      STEP 3: DETERMINE THE BEST LONG FAIRWAY METAL

      The fitter will prescribe a club that attains the proper combination of launch conditions (ball speed, launch angle, backspin) to optimize ball flight and control when delivering maximum distance off the tee and turf.
       

      STEP 4: CALCULATE AND FILL THE LONG GAME YARDAGE GAP

      The fitter will calculate the yardage gap between the longest iron and a selected fairway wood. This yardage gap will then be filled by adding an a specifically lofted fairway wood and/or utility clubs. Long game fitting includes finding the optimum 3-wood loft.
       
      Many players choose to have larger gaps in their long game clubs in order to add wedges that minimize short game yardage gaps.
       

      STEP 5: SUMMARIZE

      After completing a Long Game Fitting the golfer will have determined the specifications and set composition for all clubs between your longest iron and driver. These clubs will instill the confidence to execute the most demanding long-game shots.