Custom Fitting Testimonial - Antony Watkins

"Having injured my knee late in 2015 I have been struggling with the consistency of my game and felt it was time to see if the issue was me or my Clubs. I had looked at a number of different irons in the shop and ended up thinking I liked the look of the PING's. After cancelling my initial fitting due to inclement weather, I was fortunate enough to re-arrange on a day when Paul was having his fitting off PING.

I started off by hitting 20 or so balls to warm up before the launch monitor was set up and I started to hit balls "for real" with my current irons! As I hit the balls I recognised the same inconsistencies I had had on the course through the summer.

The next step of the fitting was to have a look at the contact of my existing irons with the ground - I hit about 4 balls with a strip on the bottom of the Club and each time we looked to see what the contact looked like - it was clear, even to me, that all was not well here and in fact the contact with the ground was well towards the toe. What this meant was I needed to have my irons set more upright.

At this stage I swapped over to a PING iron and with some adjustments it was not long until the contact with the ground was exactly where it should be. Immediately I found the ball flight of my shots much more pleasing, so we got on with the serious stuff of finding the shaft that best suited my game.

In the end, I tried 3 different shafts - the first and third I tried were the ones I liked the most, and the numbers off the launch monitor were significantly better than my current club. I ended up choosing the third one simply because I liked the extra weight in the shaft. After nearly 40 years of playing golf I finally gave up my 4 iron and switched to a Hybrid. I did try a Crossover 4 iron too but this did not give me the consistency of the Hybrid. I was amazed at how much easier the hybrid was to hit than my 4 iron.

So, looking at my results it really was an eye opener:

- My original 7 iron was carrying about 114 yards with a total distance of 134 yards
- The 7 iron I chose carried about 143 yards with total distance of around 157 yards

As well as the extra distance I was amazed at the improved dispersion of the shots I hit compared to my current irons. So, as a result of this I ended up buying a new set of PING i200's from 5 iron to PW and a 4 hybrid.

If you are struggling with your irons, think about doing what I did. It really was such an easy process and Paul was fantastic through it all. Am I going to win the Masters, or even the Club Championship...No, but I feel I have given myself a real opportunity to bring consistency back to my game and the confidence to try and come down a shot or two this summer!"


David M

"Huge Improvement!

Seen a massive improvement since Paul has been giving me lessons. I now can't wait for my next lesson"


Custom Fit Case Study - Peter Taylor

This is what Peter said.....

"I decided that I would treat myself to a new set of PING custom fitted irons with Paul who has been trained by PING as a registered club fitter. I thought graphite shafts would be better than steel, however following my fitting which gave me information on exact yardages for each different shaft I tried I gained 12 yards extra distance using a lightweight steel shaft. Most golfers don't think they are good enough for custom fitting, how wrong they are!!! It definitely leads to game improvement and at NO EXTRA COST"


My Poll

Out of the following golfers, who is most likely to dominate golf over the next decade?

  • 1Justin Thomas
  • 2Rory McIlroy
  • 3Jon Rahm
  • 4Dustin Johnson
  • 5Brooks Koepka
  • 6Bryson DeChambeau

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