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The Professional Approach To Golf
At Tim Jenkins Golf we aim offer a professional club fitting experience to players of all abilities, using the latest technologies and proven process to get the right club into the players bag.
The days of walking into a golf store and buying a set of irons, 3-SW, regular flex with steel shafts off the shelf are long gone. All the major brands offer custom fitting for their club models at no extra cost.
We use FlightScope to analise the various swing and shot parameters needed to offer the ideal club make up to suit the individual.
There are various measurments and considerations to take into account when fitting any club to a player. These must always take into account the players preferences and feel as well as the physical measurments.
All the above measurments help the fitter to determine the correct shaft flex, weight and bend point.
The last measurments taken will be to determine the lie angle for irons using the dynamic test of hitting a couple of shots from a strike board and finally measure hand size to get the correct grip size.
Loft Gapping; The first thing to decide is how many wedges you want to play. Look at the loft of your pitching wedge and the highest loft you use, then look to create consistent loft gapping between. If your pitching wedge loft is 46* (the most common loft) and you add 2 wedges, invariably you would look at a 52* gap wedge and a 58* sand/lob wedge, giving a 6* loft gap. If you were to add 3 wedges you would be looking at 50*, 54/56* and 58/60*
Bounce; What do we mean by 'bounce'? This is the angle created from the leading edge of the club face to the lowest point of the sole of the club. Bounce can vary from 0* to 16*. It is how the sole of the club interacts with the turf through impact with the ball stopping the club from 'digging in'. Choosing the correct bounce will depend on two factors, the swing angle of attack into impact and turf conditions. A steep angle of attack will require more bounce while a shallow angle of attack less bounce. If the turf is lush more bounce would be advantageous while firm turf conditions require less bounce.
Grind; This is the geometry or shape of the clubs sole. By removing, 'grinding' areas of the sole around the heel, toe and trailing edge, the club face can be manipulated to help creativity in your shot making. Popular grinds include a Standard Grind similar to the other irons in your set. C Grind, where the heel, toe and trailing edge are shaped into a 'C' offering the most versitile sole for all playing conditions and a Wide Sole Grind, most useful for bunker clubs or a player with a steep angle of attack.