Every golf enthusiast has heard of the virtues of getting fit for the proper golf equipment, but not all club fittings are equal. At True Spec Golf you’ll experience an elite level fitting by their certified experts using Trackman (the industry standard in ball flight and data measurements). Using an array of 30,000 possible clubhead and shaft combinations, True Spec offers a brand neutral perspective on what’s the right stick or set for your game. With 15 True Spec locations open around the globe, there’s no longer an excuse to play anything but the best golf clubs for your game.
True Spec studios aren’t indoor simulators where you hit shots and only see the results via launch monitor. At True Spec, your shots fly to outdoor targets –
allowing you to gain confidence that the Trackman #’s match up with the ball flight and impact you’re experiencing.
The True Spec experience is unlike any other, mine began with a late afternoon arrival at Trump National Golf Club where True Spec Jupiter’s fitting studio is situated alongside the practice range. Expert fitter Matt Morin took me through the process of their Woods Fitting that takes just about 2 hrs. First, he had me warm up with my driver (’17 TaylorMade M1 equipped with an Aldila Rogue MS110 stiff flex- 76 grams). After recording the Trackman data, he had a baseline to see if we could get me into something that might help me gain distance and accuracy. He had me hit various other brands and models including Callaway’s Epic Sub Zero, Ping G400 and TaylorMade’s M2 – all with various shaft profiles. After several dozen swings and combinations of clubheads and shafts (we tested the Tour AD, Aldila Rogue Orange and Mitsubishi Thump just to name a few), it was determined that what I was playing was ideal. Ditto with my ’16 M1 3 wood.
Driver stats (average of all swings with my driver)
Ball Speed: 152
Attack Angle: 2.6
Land. Angle: 34.0
Swing Direction: 0.8
The big chance to improve my equipment was the 15 year old TP Rescue 16 that I just haven’t been able to get out of my bag. Dependable and solid, I was interested to see what Matt Morin could do to improve on an old trusty that has outlived any new technology I’ve tested in recent years. We put the latest hybrids from Titleist, Ping and Callaway thru the process. Matt determined that I needed a hybrid that not only optimized distance and accuracy, but one that gave me enough backspin to hold greens on par 5’s and long par 3’s. Something I actually never really considered. When I hit the Ping G400 19 degree equipped with the KBS Tour Prototype 85 stiff, Matt new that was the stick that I needed.
TM Rescue TP 16 degree vs Ping G400 19 degree
SS: 90.4 mph vs 92.3 mph
Ball Speed: 137 mph vs 141 mph
Attack: -0.8 vs 0.3
Spin: 2730 vs 3182
Carry: 221.9 yds vs 225.6 yds
Total: 244.6 yds vs 244.6 yds
Smash: 1.52 vs 1.52
Launch: 13.8 vs 12.8
Land. angle: 36 vs 39
Swing Direction: -4.3 vs -2.5
Items to note: Ping G400 ball speed +1.9 swing speed, +4 mph ball speed, attack angle 1.1 degrees more shallow, backspin +452 (quicker stopping power on greens), carry +3.7 yds, Slighty lower launch but steeper landing angle also aids in green holding capabilities, swing direction on a more neutral path helps dispersion
Less than a week after the fitting, my new stick arrived at the office, opening this box was about as exciting as it gets when it comes to golf equipment.
The process is lengthy and will set you back a few bucks, but for the golfer who wants to stop the roulette guessing game of buying equipment and hoping it’s the proper fit, True Spec answers the questions. After taking our new hybrid on the course, it literally has changed my approach to shots in 215-240 yard range.