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 »  Home  »  Blogs  »  Premium Club Fitting Equals Instant Success – Study Finds 8 Out Of 9 Golfers Added As Much as 21 Yards Off The Tee
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Leonard Finkel is the author of The Secrets to the Game of Golf & Life and former editor in chief of Golf Journeys Magazine. His work has been featured in almost 200 publications including Golf Magazine, Golf Digest, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Golf Illustrated, Golf Tips and Player Magazine. He has written more than a dozen cover stories for Golf Today Magazine. He has written extensively about golf and travel and has added poker to his writing repertoire. Finkel also works as a marketing and public relations consultant. His specialty niche is writing advertorial copy. Prior to his career in golf, Finkel owned a chain of retail stores and a consulting and import company based in Asia. He attended the University of Utah.

 

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Premium Club Fitting Equals Instant Success – Study Finds 8 Out Of 9 Golfers Added As Much as 21 Yards Off The Tee
By Leonard Finkel | Published  02/4/2016
Premium Club Fitting Equals Instant Success – Study Finds 8 Out Of 9 Golfers Added As Much as 21 Yards Off The Tee

With advances in golf club technology, most golfers could easily hit the ball further and more accurately. Yet a Golf Magazine study found that 90% of U.S. golfers may be playing with improperly fit clubs. A Golf Digest study found that 8 of 9 custom fit golfers lowered their score by as much as 6 strokes per round and added up to 21 yards off the tee.  

Club Champion is a premier club fitter, builder and retailer of the best brands in golf. The company delivers a Tour-quality fitting that produces longer, more accurate shots, with a nearly 100% satisfaction rate. Their approach is unbiased; no specific vendor is promoted. The only goal – find the best combination of components to lower your scores. Chuck Thiry, Vice President Strategic Partnerships for Cleveland/Srixon/XXIO said, “In our experience, Club Champion represents the finest in the art of club fitting. We are confident that Cub Champion will fit, service and support the most discerning golfers at the highest possible levels. We trust Club Champion with our Brands and are excited about their expansion.”   

 

The company has a unique coupling system that allows them to combine any head and shaft together, so golfers hit the precise combination to be custom built for them. It's the only fitter to offer 15,000 interchangeable head and shaft combinations on-site, at all fifteen national locations. They feature an array of premium shafts stocked by few, if any of its competitors. Golfers get to hit the exact club that will be custom built for them.  

Ranked by Golf Digest as one of the 100 Best Club Fitters three years running, Club Champion hires only master fitters who then receive an additional 100+ hours of training before starting their job; training unmatched, especially by big box golf stores. “The proof is in the results,” says Florida resident Dave Greer. “The fitting process was amazing. The fitter first identified the proper shaft and then found the right head. With each combination, I was able to see the improved results statistically laid out on screen. I picked up 10-20 yards in distance. It’s worth every penny spent just to see the looks on your playing partners’ faces when they see the results of your changes.” As a golf writer, I‘ve expe­rienced many fittings but this was totally different. I add­ed 15 yards to my irons and reduced dispersion by approxi­mately 30%. My driver picked up an average of 24 yards. It’s a lot easier hitting a green with a 7-iron than a 5-iron.  

Trackman Pro, the gold standard of launch monitors and simulators, is the same system the PGA Tour uses to track pro stats. Club Champion uses it to take precise club and ball measurements in a controlled environment. “Customers love our experience,” says Club Champion Director of Customer Experience, Mike Trapani. Chip Brewer, President of Callaway Golf believes, “Club Champion is a fantastic consumer experience. One of the great New Age golf retailers who understands that fitting is the future in how you can benefit a golfer.”

 

Former PGA Tour player Jay Williamson says, “While on Tour, I had access to every brand of shaft and head, but I never understood what they did for me. I didn’t have the opportunity to experiment like I do at Club Champion. They bring the same level of service players receive on Tour, including the newest heads and shafts and the most advanced fitting technology. If you are a committed golfer at any level, I highly recommend it.” Incidentally, Club Champion was able to add an average of 15 yards to Jay’s driving statistics.  

 

Club Champion builds clubs to exacting, unrivaled tolerances. Variables such as swing weight, length, lie and flex definitely alter performance. A great analogy is a phenomenal, restaurant-bought chocolate cake. You get the recipe, make it, but it’s not the same. There are many things that can go wrong baking that cake. The same is true in building a golf club. The experience and know-how related to combining these intricate parts together is what separates Club Champion from its competition. Chuck Thiry, Vice President Strategic Partnerships – Cleveland Golf says, “In our experience, Club Champion represents the finest in the art of club fitting and building. We are confident that Club Champion will fit, service and support the most discerning golfers at the highest possible levels.”  

Whether you are looking to buy new clubs or fix your currents ones, premium club fitting is the answer. Fitting prices range from $80 for wedges to $350 for an entire bag. The company has studios located in Chicago (3 stores), Boston, New Jersey/NYC, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Orlando, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles and opening in March, St. Louis, Austin, and Seattle.  

Established in 2010, Club Champion is a national club fitting and building company headquartered in Chicago, IL. They have 15 studios in 13 major markets across the country. Studios are equipped with advanced analysis technology and highly trained certified fitters and builders all must go through an extensive training program. Services include custom fitting and building all club purchases, repair services, personalization and unique corporate entertainment events. For more information about Club Champion, visit www.clubchampiongolf.com or call (888) 340-7820.

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