Since taking up golf about 15 years ago, I’d thought many times about getting clubs that were made for me; not necessarily a brand name set off the shelf that were fitted from a ‘lie board’ with the lie angle bent a degree or two up or down. What I had in mind back then was more like a custom made suit from a bespoke tailor only using a certified master club maker to accomplish the same thing only for golf clubs.
Well, the smile on my face is testament to the value and performance of a custom set that is MOI matched to me and me alone.
I can now say that I have a ‘guy’ that I can go to with any question and get a credible, understandable answer to just about any query relative to the ‘tools of golf.
My search for the perfect clubs started with an unsolicited email from Rob Wheat, a media relations representative Tom Wishon, a custom club maker, designer, and club fitter. I read a couple of Tom’s books which strengthened my resolve for my own custom clubs. Tom’s Web Site had many links to club makers/fitters across the US and as luck would have it, there were several right here in North Texas.
Then last year, at the North Texas PGA Expo, I happened upon a booth touting MOI matching called Fit2Score. I don’t remember what caused me to ‘back burner’ custom clubs for more than a year after my Fit2Score encounter but…..as of a few short weeks, I am now the very proud owner of a complete set of new clubs – Driver, fairway metals, irons, and wedges. The driver and fairway metal shafts are spot on to my size and swing speed. The irons are all MOI matched to me. What that means is the weight of my five iron is identical to the weight of each iron in my bag and that translates to the same swing feel regardless of which iron I happen to have in my hand at the time. Thought you might like to have a look at my MOI printout.
This also translates to similar ball flight with each iron as well as predictable distances. I’m still working on getting distances down so it’s a good think that I like to practice.
Take some time to troll through Tom’s web site. And if you’re in North Texas, please feel free to get in touch with Fit2Score. By the way, since being named one of Golf Digest’s top 100 club makers, Fit2Score has plenty to keep them busy.
Keep it in the short grass.