Our Fitting Process

Utilizing PING’s advanced tools (hardware and software) your fitter will solicit your input and use the PING Process of Elimination to narrow down club choices until the two best-performing options are identified. Ultimately, ball flight is king and will be used to finalize your specs – while also considering feel, sound and consistency. Your fitter will alternate between the final two clubs, discussing performance relative to your preferences and needs until you can choose one. You then proceed to the next fitting step.

1. The Interview

Your fitter begins with a few questions to learn where you’re looking to improve, and your goals for the fitting. Whether your goal is simply to be fitted with a driver that bashes it past your buddies, or you want a full-bag fitting, your fitter will make it happen. If you manually track your stats or use any of the PING-tested apps, we will review your performance history by analyzing data to determine your ball-flight tendencies. Our dialogue will continue so we can satisfy your preferences in appearance, feel and performance to match you with the clubs that allow you to Play Your Best!

2. Static Fitting

After the initial interview, your fitter will determine 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. You can perform a complete static fitting now by utilizing WebFit, our online fitting application.

3. Dynamic Swing Test

Indoors or outdoors, for an iron fitting you will hit a few golf balls from a diagnostic board, and your fitter will apply diagnostic tape on the sole of the club to assess how your setup, posture, and swing affect the clubhead’s dynamic delivery. Your fitter will see how your swing responds to different shafts, assess your angle of attack, and determine where you strike the ball on the face. Your fitter then makes adjustments to arrive at your color code (lie angle). For drivers, we’ll use your angle of attack to perfectly optimize your launch angle and spin rate. For wedges, how you impact the ground will inform our selection of sole grind(s). For all clubs, we’ll use a TrackMan 4 launch monitor to determine face impact location and help choose the optimal shaft length for striking the ball squarely on the center.

4. Ball-Flight Analysis

Ball flight tells all. It is the last, but most important step. We’ll look at launch conditions, landing angle and peak trajectory and dispersion, then arrive at your gapping and set makeup to achieve the proper balance of distance and accuracy, leveraging big-data insights from Arccos and the PGA Tour’s Shotlink. The goal is to deliver efficiency so you get the most out of your swing and every round you play. We’ve seen too many golfers lose distance through a poor fitting alone. But when you marry a great fitting with superior product, the results can be game changing for you.