Please read the following information below on how to use our online fitting calculator. This information will help you use our calculator correctly by allowing you to better understand the different parts of the golf club and how they affect the flight of the ball.
The lie angle is the angle between the center line of the hosel and the sole of the clubhead. See the picture to the left.
The lie angle has a major affect on the accuracy of the ball flight. For this reason, lie angle is one of the most important specifications you will want to adjust. Having a $1000 set of clubs will not help you as much as adjusting the lie angle of an old set of 1995 Zoids, unless of course your lie angle is already dialed in. Our calculator below assumes that you have a proper swing. Making this assumption lets us determine what you lie angle should be with a simple mathmatical calculation. Ping as well as other major club manufactures also use this same approach when custom fitting golfers for their specifications.
Lie angle is different for each iron. Lie angles range from 58 degrees for a 3 iron to 64 degrees for a PW/SW iron. Your wrist to floor measrement along with your height are used to properly fit your lie angle. The following lie angles are the most common.
3-5 degs flat (when looking at the club face, the club looks bent to the left)
0-3 degs flat (when looking at the club face, the club looks bent to the left)
Standard (when looking at the club face, the club looks parallel)
0-3 degs upright (when looking at the club face, the club looks bent to the right)
3-5 degs upright (when looking at the club face, the club looks bent to the right)
Most people fall in the standard range because the lie angle is already adjusted for each club assording to the club length. However, a tall person with short arms would require the club to be bent upright and a short person with long arms would need the club bent flat. This is the reason we ask you for you wrist to floor measrement.
The shaft flex is the shafts resistance to bending when subjected to a load. Basically, a mearurement of how stiff the shaft is. The following shaft flexes are used by most shaft manufactures.
Ladies Flex (L or 4.5 for a Rifle Shaft)
Amature Flex (A, Seniors, Flexible or 5.0 for a Rifle Shaft)
Regular Flex (R or 5.5 for a Rifle Shaft)
Stiff Flex (S, 6.0 for a Rifle Shaft)
X-Stiff Flex (X, 6.5 for a Rifle Shaft)
XX-Stiff Flex (XX, 7.0 for a Rifle Shaft)
Our calculator determines your proper shaft flex by how fast you swing your clubs. The faster your swing, the stiffer the flex you will want. Our best way to determine your shaft flex it by measuring your swing speed or by determining your averge distance with a 5 iron. If you are just getting started golfing and not sure of either your swing speed or your 5 iron distance, we can estimate your shaft flex by averages of what we have seen.
The club length is measured from the floor to the end of the shaft, with the club being at the correct lie angle and not accounting for the end of the grip. For most golfers, the length should be standard, with exceptions for taller and shorter players. Below are the club length standards