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Go get fit.

Three of the most important words for golfers, and also three of the most intimidating, particularly for beginners to the game.

Let’s be honest, for those just getting into golf there are about a million different things to think about, starting with just making contact. How much thought is actually put into the clubs that they are using to try and do that though? For a great deal of people, it is usually a hand-me-down setup that they’re using to get their feet wet. With all that in mind, yes, the decision to go get fit is much more nuanced than many people realize, but the importance never really waivers, regardless of skill level or time in the game.

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Forgive me for being grouchy English major but If these 3 words are so important perhaps we should use them correctly.

Go get FITTED!

I could probably use some support from any other curmudgeons(sp?). Don't be bashful.
 

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Forgive me for being grouchy English major but If these 3 words are so important perhaps we should use them correctly.

Go get FITTED!

I could probably use some support from any other curmudgeons(sp?). Don't be bashful.
Join date....Feb 2016. and this is your first post! Glad this brought you out of the hedges.
 

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No. Get a cheap used set and play for a year. Maybe get some lessons. Then get fitted. Game will be bery different after first yr


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No. Get a cheap used set and play for a year. Maybe get some lessons. Then get fitted. Game will be bery different after first yr


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Forgive me for being grouchy English major but If these 3 words are so important perhaps we should use them correctly.

Go get FITTED!

I could probably use some support from any other curmudgeons(sp?). Don't be bashful.
Depends who you ask.
 

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There's two threads about this right now haha. Obviously a debated topic. I'm in the camp of you gotta self evaluate where you are with whatever it is you are getting fitted in. If you're trying to get fitted on a your worst gameplay ,to try to bandage swing flaws, I'm in the camp that is a total waste of money. If you're slicing on your driver somewhat consistently...don't get fitted as just one example.

It just depends though where your weaknesses are as a "beginner". I've grasped putting from the very beginning, so I probably should have gotten a putter fitting REALLY early on. Instead I've gotten fittings on Driver and Irons which are the weak part of my game, and 3 short months later my swing is COMPLETELY different. There's just very little chance that the fitting has held true. I'm 100% sure I'd go in today and get completely different results.

It's just a tough question to answer because I think it depends on what type of person you are. Are you constantly trying to adjust your swing? Are you gonna take lessons and practice what was learned? I say don't get fit yet. Are just going out to have beers with buddies and are totally fine hacking it up around the 100's for now? You're not gonna spend time on the range actually practicing anything? I say get fit in that case.
 

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As somebody who has had a couple of full fittings over the last 6-7 years or so, I definitely see the value in it. But (and I saw this through the fittings I did) your recommendations WILL change as your swing changes. As a matter of fact, I'm getting a re-check / fit on my irons next month, which were custom fit 5 years ago, for exactly this reason. My swing doesn't change nearly as much as a beginner's will as they take lessons, so it's probably unreasonable to expect any fitted gear for a beginner to stick around for a super long time. Let's be honest, even for really good players, we succumb to new and shiny more often than we probably should!

Ideally, as others have said, you could use the fitting results to make sure at least length, lie and shaft flex are correct and get a used/box set modified accordingly. I know this is something that is offered, and I encourage any beginners I meet to do that as soon as they have a semi consistent swing
 

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Forgive me for being grouchy English major but If these 3 words are so important perhaps we should use them correctly.

Go get FITTED!

I could probably use some support from any other curmudgeons(sp?). Don't be bashful.
Thanks for reading ;)
 

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