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EXCERPT OF TOM WISHON'S PRESENTATION TO THE
2007 EUROPEAN TEACHING AND COACHING CONFERENCE IN MALMO, SWEDEN.
 
REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION FROM TOM WISHON GOLF TECHNOLOGY.
 

 

GOLF IS NOT EASY TO LEARN TO PLAY WELL 
In the USA now, the same number of golfers are leaving the game as the number who are beginning to play.

 

WHY?

 

STANDARD MADE, OFF THE SHELF, GOLF CLUBS MAKE GOLF MORE DIFFICULT THAN IT CAN BE FOR MORE THAN 80% OF ALL GOLFERS

• Beginning Golfers
            • Higher Handicap Golfers
            • Middle Handicap Golfers

 

 

STANDARD MADE, OFF THE SHELF, GOLF CLUBS: WOODS

• Driver Lengths Too Long

• Driver Lofts Too Low
• 3-Wood Lofts Too Low
• No Wood Face Angle Options

• One Total Weight/Swingweight
• No Standards for Shaft Flex
• One Grip Size

 

 STANDARD MADE, OFF THE SHELF, GOLF CLUBS: IRONS

• Lengths of Irons all the Same
• Graphite Shaft Irons are +1/2” Longer than Steel Shaft Irons
• One Lie Angle and few Retailers can fit/adjust
• Iron Set Make ups 3-PW/4-AW
• Iron Lofts Too Low
• One Shaft Model/No Flex standards
• One Grip Size

 

TODAY’S GOLFERS ARE NOT STANDARD

Age ………….......................................……. Young to Old
Size …………................................………… Less Than 3' to More Than 6'
Strength ………....................................….… Weak to Strong
Athletic Ability ……...................................… Poor to Excellent
Swing Characteristics (Fundamentals) …. Very Wide Range

 

GOLFERS ARE NOT STANDARD, YET….. 

Golfers are not encouraged to have their Clubs Custom Fit to their:
Size, Strength, Athletic Ability and Swing Characteristics (Technical Skills)

 

 


 

MYTH:

“I’M NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO BE CUSTOM FIT”  or ......

“CUSTOM FITTING IS ONLY FOR GOOD GOLFERS”

 

FACT:

PROFESSIONAL CUSTOM FITTING BRINGS MORE IMPROVEMENT TO

MIDDLE/HIGH HANDICAP GOLFERS THAN TO LOW HANDICAP PLAYERS

 


 

MYTH:

“BEGINNING GOLFERS CAN’T POSSIBLY BENEFIT FROM CUSTOM FITTING”

 

FACT:

THE SWING/GAME IS EASIER TO LEARN WITH: 

• SHORTER WOOD LENGTH

 

• HIGHER WOOD LOFTS


• WEIGHTS MATCHED TO GOLFER STRENGTH


• MORE FLEXIBLE SHAFTS


• EASIER SET MAKE UPS

 

• GRIPS FIT TO GOLFER’S HANDS

 

 

REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION FROM TOM WISHON GOLF TECHNOLOGY

 

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"The process of Custom Club Fitting and Custom Club Building."