The first few things the fitter should ask you is what you are looking for. If you already have an idea of what you want, the process is even easier. The fitter should also ask about your current clubs and golf game. It is always helpful to bring in the club you want to replace (if iron fitting, bring in your 7-iron) to test it against the PXG demo clubs.
Once you’ve properly warmed up with your clubs, it’s important to get a baseline with your current set. The fitter will begin to look at the deficiencies, if any, with your current set and formulate a plan to get you a better, more consistent ball-flight for your golf game. If there are any common deficiencies for the mid and high handicappers that I have observed as a master fitter, it is that the ball is not high enough to stop quickly on the greens and the player is more-often-than-not compensating for an incorrect lie angle and length.
Figuring out the right PXG irons for you is as simple as determining your strengths and weaknesses with your ball-striking. If you come in steep and de-loft the club at impact, you could probably use a larger sole like the 0311 or 0311XF. If you come in a bit more shallow and add loft to the club, you could use the 0311 or even the 0311T. The vast majority of golfers will fit into the 0311 and 0311XF categories. Roughly 15% of our sales go to 0311T because although it does feel softer and launch higher than most player’s irons, it doesn’t WOW most customers with the raw distance of the larger models.
Figuring out which head is for you is a big first step towards your new set of PXG irons. Next week, I’ll go into our process of choosing shafts, grips, adjusting for length and lie, as well as finishing the custom fitting appointment.
Stay tuned and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to book a fitting appointment.