What does Gap fit mean when fitting golf clubs?
Do you have too many golf clubs in your bag that go to the same distance? What we find when we’re fitting people is they may have two, three, sometimes four golf clubs that all really do the same job.
They’re flying the same distance in the air. So part of the fitting process that we do here is we’re going to gap-fit you. What that is is as we’re going through your set, we want to find where two golf clubs start going the same distance and then either skip a golf club or add a hybrid, something that’s going to carry the ball the next distance that you need another ten yards from your longest golf club that you have in your bag right now.
For slower swingers that may be at your 6- and 7-iron; for faster swingers it may be at your 4- and 5-iron; for me personally I have a 5 hybrid which is a replacement for my 4-iron. My 5 hybrid goes one club longer than my 5-iron. Depending on the conditions I’ll bring out the 4-iron or the 5 hybrid.
For most golfers, they don’t want those options; they want to keep things simple. So when you come in and do your club fitting, we want to make sure that every golf club in your bag has a purpose.
My name’s Brad Whalen with KZG Performance Center and we’d love to have you come down so we can help you out with your gapping.