GolfTec vs. Golfsmith Fitting?

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I plan on finally getting fit for irons and wedges this off-season and am weighing my options.
My local Golfsmith has GolfTec in it.
They offer a few different fitting services.
A Golfsmith fitting which is $49.99 and the cost is free if I purchase clubs from them.
Then there is a GolfTec fitting for $125.00 but no discount, etc.
I'm not too concerned about the cost not being deducted if it means getting a much more thorough fitting.
Anyone have any experience with either of the services from Golfsmith or GolfTec?
 

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I have a GolfTEC fitting available as part of a lesson plan I bought. I will say that like with any fitting, it depends on who is doing it.

I really like my GolfTEC coach and I'm glad I'm getting lessons from him, but he's a coach, not a club fitter. If I want a serious fitting, I'm going to one of the highly recommended fitters around here.
 

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If you go GolfTec, be prepared for a full court press to sell you lesson packages. In our areA anyway it's over bearing sales push.
 

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GolfTec all day everyday over any box store fitting.
 

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I took my dad in for some numbers and the sales guy just made excuses. I ended up taking over and filling in my dad and the numbers.

I've never had this issue at Golftec.
 

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I've had two fittings at Golftec. Both times he waved the fee when I bought the clubs through him. Both times I had a blast but by this Saturday I will be sporting a little over $2K in clubs when my driver, FW, hyrbid and new wedges come in.
 

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Sounds like GolfTec it is.
I'll be sure to fend off the hard sell on a lessons package.
 

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I didn't get a hard sell on lessons, he's mentioned "getting me in here for some lessons" a couple of times but that was it. I told him I was working with another pro down the road but that I may consider it in the future. Not sure I will do that. My instructor has given me some great advice and when I do it the way he's showed me I hit them well. Golftec may be more technical in their teaching practices than I would be comfortable with.
 

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Through a little research, found this place...http://www.perfectswinggolf.com/site/
that's about an hour from me.
Listed on Golf Digests top 100 fitters.
Think I may take the trip and have it done there
 

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I didn't get a hard sell on lessons, he's mentioned "getting me in here for some lessons" a couple of times but that was it. I told him I was working with another pro down the road but that I may consider it in the future. Not sure I will do that. My instructor has given me some great advice and when I do it the way he's showed me I hit them well. Golftec may be more technical in their teaching practices than I would be comfortable with.
In my experience, it just depends on whether they hook you up to the back harness thing or not. I've only been on it twice in 9 months of lessons. The rest of the time it's just the launch monitor and cameras, both of which are unobtrusive and really helpful--you can see in slow or stop motion what you're doing which IMO makes it a lot easier to fix.
 

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In my experience, it just depends on whether they hook you up to the back harness thing or not. I've only been on it twice in 9 months of lessons. The rest of the time it's just the launch monitor and cameras, both of which are unobtrusive and really helpful--you can see in slow or stop motion what you're doing which IMO makes it a lot easier to fix.
The launch monitor would be nice but my instructor has the camera set up. The part about the camera I don't like is that it makes me look fat.

When I had my last fitting they had that harness thingy on somebody. I thought it was like one of those child leashes to make sure the guy didn't run out before paying.
 

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Between the two, I would definitely say GolfTec. I went through a fitting there a few years ago (thanks to THP) and thought they did a good job. I was able to get a little bit of a price break through them as well on my purchase.
 

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The guy at Golfsmith who tried to fit me had just retired from being a HS teacher & football coach.
 

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Through a little research, found this place...http://www.perfectswinggolf.com/site/
that's about an hour from me.
Listed on Golf Digests top 100 fitters.
Think I may take the trip and have it done there
I think you found your winner there. If you do decide between the other two, I'd go with Golftec hands down over a Golfsmith fitting.
 

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