Why Custom Golf Clubs are Important

Getting clubs customized to your personal mechanics can have a positive impact on your performance.

May 21, 2019

Your golf swing is like a fingerprint. It’s unlike any other golfer’s and unique to you.


That’s what makes custom golf clubs so important. By having golf clubs tailored to fit your mechanics, you can maximize your performance on the course.




Playing with a set of clubs off the shelf might not provide everything you need. Sure, you’ll be able to get through a round. However, you may not reach your full potential.


Custom clubs are different.


“You need to remember that every golfer is different,” golf professional Matt Trimbur says. “Customized clubs are designed to fit you. Everything about them is specified to your game.”


Worried you might not be good enough to get custom clubs? Don’t be. Beginners and high-handicap players can sometimes benefit the most from custom clubs. No matter your skill level, custom golf clubs can help you make better contact and create more consistent ball flight. This can help raise your level of play on the course.




When you go into a fitting, several variables get measured to make sure you’re paired with the right clubs. This can include:

  • Length: The right length can help put you in position to make the most repeatable swings.
  • Lie angle: Getting the right lie angle can lead to consistent results. This is particularly important with irons.
  • Shaft: By finding the right weight and flex, your shaft can help add distance and consistency to your shots. Flexes include extra stiff, stiff, regular, senior and ladies.
  • Grip: This will often come down to personal preference. However, it’s important to remember the size of the grip affects the control of the club and consistency of pressure. It’s also important to consider the weather you typically play in.



What irons do you need? Do you need a 3-wood? Can you replace any clubs with hybrids? You can receive answers to these questions in a custom fitting. Having a set makeup customized to you can help maximize your performance.


“You want to have the right set makeup with your correct yardage gaps to be able to get from tee to green in as few strokes as possible,” Trimbur says.


If you think custom golf clubs could benefit your game, visit the Golf Services PROS at your local DICK'S Sporting Goods for a custom fitting. Their Certified Fitters can help elevate your game. They’ll make sure you’re equipped with the best clubs for your next trip to the course.


Unable to make it to one of our stores? Customization is also available right at your fingertips. You can visit our website to customize your golf clubs online.


By adding custom clubs to your golf bag, you’ll be ready to hit the links and lower your average.