Ping Custom Fitting
Custom Club Fitting
We Custom Fit with the Ping Fitting SystemPING offers the most time-tested and precise custom-fitting process in golf, one proven to generate the optimal ball flights and consistency you need to shoot lower scores. To personalize your fitting experience, we offer both a Level 1 or a Level 2 fitting, which is more in-depth. With either option, you come away with the exact club specifications that fit your individual swing to deliver the results you’re looking for. See your favorite PING fitter to determine which level of fitting best suits your needs.
The PING Way: Our Fitting Process
The InterviewBoth a Level 1 and Level 2 fitting begin with your fitter obtaining important information. Questions help the fitter identify your ball-flight tendencies, equipment specifications, your likes and dislikes about your current set, and your needs and preferences from new equipment. The dialogue will continue throughout the fitting to ensure that your expectations are being met every step of the way.
Static FittingAfter the initial interview, Level 1 and Level 2 fittings continue with the fitter determining 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. A static fitting can also be performed utilizing nFlight Web, our online fitting application.
Dynamic Swing TestFor 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. The fitter then makes adjustments to arrive at your color code.
For drivers, fairway woods and hybrids, face tape or spray is applied to the face and the impact marks are analyzed for consistency to determine the optimal shaft length.
Ball-Flight AnalysisBoth a Level 1 and Level 2 fitting offer some degree of ball-flight analysis from the driver through the wedges. While a Level 2 fitting experience is more in-depth, the fitter will utilize 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.
Typcial Interview Questions To Think About...
- What are you currently playing and what are your likes/dislikes with the model, shaft (steel or graphite), and length?
- What is your current handicap and/or scoring range?
- How far do you hit your 7-iron?
- What is your current and desired ball flight (both trajectory and direction)?
- What is the longest iron you feel comfortable playing?
- Do you have any physical limitations?