The PING Way: Our Fitting Process
1. The Interview
The fitting process begins with obtaining important information. Questions help to identify your ball-flight tendencies, equipment specifications, your likes and dislikes about your current set, and your needs and preferences from new equipment. This dialogue will continue throughout the fitting to ensure that your expectations are being met every step of the way.
2. Static Fitting
After the initial interview, fittings continue to determ your initial club specifications based on your preferences, needs and ability. For drivers, fairways and hybrids, you'll discuss the general performance characteristics of different models, lofts and shafts. For an iron fitting, your height and wrist-to-floor measurement are taken to help calculate your static iron color code (lie angle) and shaft length, and your hand dimensions are used to calculate your static grip color code, or grip size.
3. Dynamic Swing Test
For an iron fitting, you will hit a few golf balls from an impact board with special tape on the sole of the club. When the club hits the board, it will leave a mark on the tape that helps the fitter better understand how your setup, posture, and swing affect the clubhead’s position at impact. We then makes adjustments to arrive at your color code.
4. Ball-Flight Analysis
Ball-flight analysis from the driver through to the wedges is monitored, utilizing a variety of clubs with slightly different specifications to isolate each fitting variable. This process helps determine the combination of model, loft, color code, shaft length and flex, and grip that gives you the best opportunity to achieve your optimal ball flight.