Jordan Spieth has signed a multi-year deal with Club Champion, the nation’s top custom club fitting and building business. Through the collaboration, Spieth will inform golfers about the value of bespoke club fitting for players of all ability levels and the advantages of playing with correctly fitted equipment. Although there are several options for fitting golfers, Spieth chose Club Champion because they are able to produce and fit equipment to professional-level standards.
With almost every brand of golf equipment available, Club Champion is the top club fitter, builder, and merchant in the country. They currently operate 39 fitting studios throughout the country, and 23 more will be operational by the beginning of spring 2019. Few, nevertheless, can compete with Club Champion in terms of knowledge, the range of products it offers, and the actual construction of the set to exact specifications that are particular to a single player. Club Champion recently celebrated the grand inauguration of its 40th store—the company’s first in Wisconsin—at 95 N. Moorland Rd., a short distance from the Brookfield Square shopping centre. The four Club Champion sites in and around Chicago will no longer require Milwaukee-area golfers to travel there for fittings, which is good news for Wisconsin golfers in general.
How does Club Champion work?
The golfer arrives at the fitting with his or her existing “gamer” irons, hybrids, putter, and/or driver and hits shots on TrackMan. Spin rate, launch angle, ball speed, and club speed data are analysed by expert fitters Eric Madlung and Matt Hansen. Then they start the process of figuring out which shaft-head combination best raises those figures, hence increasing distance and accuracy. With more than 500 shafts and 250 heads available, Club Champion may combine any and all parts, which is a significant improvement over what a golfer would receive from a single club maker.
My fitting with the driver got underway. To establish a baseline, I probably shot 10 balls with my TaylorMade M1. The first item on the list was a TaylorMade M6. We looked at the data after the initial seven balls were struck, and there was an improvement over my M1, particularly the spin rate. Then, we experimented with a variety of shafts in the M6 to see if we could improve performance. We moved on to testing various club manufacturers after determining the shaft that best1 suited my swing. I hit the most recent Callaway, Ping, and Cobra drivers before hitting a Titleist TS3 8.5-degree driver. My favorite performance came with the Titleist driver. After that, we experimented with a variety of shafts with that driver before settling on the Accra.
CLUB CHAMPION ONLY CARRIES EXOTIC SHAFTS
Here, the material is more important than the brand or model to make a distinction. Because standard shafts are mass-produced, subpar solutions that sacrifice performance for cost savings, Club Champion fitters rarely recommend a stock build. Now, if a golfer is on a tight budget and a stock shaft takes them 70% of the way to their desired distance. And before you start typing, remember that there are OEM choices for Fuji/Aldila/Mitsubishi/Oban/other random shafts that are readily available online as stock options at no additional cost! — yeah. Furthermore, they are almost never the genuine aftermarket or limited batch choice you get with a bespoke fitting. They are a variation of the mass-produced assembly-line shaft designed to resemble a duck and walk like a duck but made of inferior materials that are less like ducks. They most definitely don’t perform like a duck when it comes to ability. Just take a look behind the curtain if you don’t trust us. Therefore, no, we don’t only carry or recommend “strange” shafts; rather, we offer a variety of choices and lean toward the shaft that produces the best results. It’s wonderful news that
Although a few things have changed since our previous discussion, the main points remain the same. No, we don’t yank the shafts from completely assembled clubs and then charge you for an aftermarket replacement. Stock shafts are not thrown away by us. And no, we don’t mark up the price of the clubs just to make a profit.
We have a component account with our OEMs, to start. This indicates that each head, shaft, and grip is sold separately. Before the components ever enter the shop, we weight sort and perform all that fun things. We are dealing with isolated components from the beginning rather than built clubs. Even though putters are slightly different, they frequently come unwrapped.
We obviously have the broadest selection of options of anyone in the sector. No matter how knowledgeable you are about the business, there’s a chance we carry something you haven’t heard of before. We carry 50,000 combos from over 60 manufacturers. However, there is more to the wall than just those expensive exotic shafts with obscure names.