Fit First? | Lessons First?

Fit then lessons or lessons then fit? That depends on multiple variables:

  • If money is not an issue then I suggest being fit – lessons – fit.
  • For beginners I suggest getting fit before lessons as well. (keep reading)
  • Have existing clubs I suggest having them evaluated at the minimum then lessons – fit.

First thing you should always look at before getting fit: Does the fitter you are looking at going to understand the golf swing? The swing itself is going to dictate the different variables of your golf equipment. Examples: lie angle is dictated by where your hands are at during impact, not where they start (static measurement). Flex of a shaft and material of a shaft is dictated by more then just swing speed but also by your tempo and angle of attack.

I suggest that beginners get fit before lessons for one simple reason, practice makes permanent. Your subconscious is going to help you make contact with the ball and if the equipment is completely out of spec you are going to create some unnecessary bad habits.

A true fitter understands how the club can affect the swing and how the swing affects the club.

Published 7/26/18: Bryan Montgomery

Published by Bryan Montgomery

My family is my life, and they are my reasoning for striving so hard to become a better person. Currently I operate two blogs, and . Form Golf combines my expertise of the golf industry and marketing while The Journey is about my struggle to learn about clean living and getting myself and family into a better dietary and fitness lifestyle. I graduated with a BBA in Marketing/ PGA Golf Management in 2011. This is where I learned how to research and many other things. I was a golf professional for close to 10 years and I am now a technical sales manager. My dream is to one day be a full time writer / marketer so that I can help those with whom I network. Stay tuned, connect, share, and comment as I JOURNEY with you on becoming healthier and more knowledgeable about life and golf.

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