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Golf Tips 
Clubs That Fit Better- Hit Better
Author: Nancy Henderson
Level: Any
Tip: "Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for that purpose". -- Winston Churchill

In short, Mr. Churchill warned us, choose your weapons well! Certainly, no one would head out for a challenging day on the links with shoes that were one size too large or too small or too narrow or too wide. Yet many players spend more time fitting their shoes to their feet than they do fitting their clubs to their game.

Imagine for a moment that you have been swinging really well and have decided to reward yourself by purchasing one of the new "high tech" drivers currently on the market. It's expensive and hard to get, but you can order one that will arrive in 8 to 10 weeks.

After a long wait, your new driver finally arrives, and you anxiously purchase it from the pro shop along with a large bucket of balls for your first test drive. Arriving at the range, you tee up one of the better balls in the bucket and carefully unwrap your new secret weapon. You take a couple of warm-up swings and, feeling good, you prepare to hit your first shot.

Addressing the ball, you waggle a few times and swing. You hit it well, but instead of long and straight, you're surprised to see the ball fly off low and to the right. Hmmmm.

That's O.K., no problem. You'll just try another. After another good set up and another good swing, you get the same result: low and to the right. What do you do now? If you are like most golfers, you make a few slight adjustments to your swing in order to get the ball up more and to the left. Maybe you strengthen your grip a bit, close the clubface, swing a little left, etc.

In short, you adjust your swing to your new club. The only question is, is it a good adjustment or a bad one? All of this could have been avoided if you had taken the time to get a club-fitting session.

A certified golf professional is the person best qualified to help match a player to the golf equipment, which will result in a better swing and better results.
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