Earlier today I was conversing with a friend of mine, Mike, about him buying a new driver. He was asking me about the variables he may need to consider to find the best driver. Your best bet is to seek out the help of your local PGA pro to assist you. If you don’t have access to one, than hopefully the recommendations I gave him will help you.
- Find a clubhead you like the look of. Not necessarily the one your favorite tour player is hitting but a driver that is pleasing to your eye as you address the ball.
- Look for a demo day or outdoor range that has demos in that clubhead. Your large golf retail stores usually will have a golf simulator that will serve as a second option. I prefer an outdoor range so I can see the ball flight.
- They will most likely have multiple variations of shafts, lofts, lies, length, and head design. Hit all of them several times.
- Use process of elimination to determine the right “specs” that feel the best and give your desired ball flight and trajectory.
- Check out these tips on club fitting from the PGA of America….Fitting Principles
I believe you will be surprised that the driver you pick may not be what you thought you needed. Again, I recommend the aid of a PGA professional to help you in your quest. Have fun with the process and you’ll be bombing it down the fairway past your buddies in no time.
Please provide any club fitting tips you’ve received.