First Fitting Weekend at Independence scheduled for next weekend 3/15-3/18

We are excited to dust off the fitting cart to begin our first fitting session of the season this weekend at Independence GC. We will have availability on Friday afternoon through Sunday 3/15-3/18. Times will be limited and they will book quickly. For those of you currently on our weekly fitting availability wait list (now at 51) you will be receiving the available day/times first (since you are on the wait list). For those not on the list please use the contact form on the right and let us know you would like a time and we will reply with day/times that we have left. Let’s hope the forecast stays favorable (current forecast for next weekend is mid 50’s and no rain/snow!)

About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

Professional Private Fitting vs Demo Day – What’s the deal?

To avoid any confusion we would just like to clarify a few things to those interested or curious as to what the overall process is for a private personal fitting. You can find answers to most of your questions here on our site but again just to clarify – A fitting is NOT like a demo day!

Prior to your fitting we will provide you with a questionnaire, and during the fitting we will guide you through the optimum equipment choices to enhance your overall game. The questionnaire will also allow us to focus on certain brands/models that you may be specifically interested in. For full bag fittings we rarely end up with all clubs from a certain manufacturer. We are going to fit you in the best equipment regardless of brand to achieve the best performing equipment for your specific game.

Unlike a demo day where people line up to basically hit free balls with each manufacturers stock clubs (that you can find lining the shelves at any big box) we custom fit for your specific needs and generally end up with certain shaft/head combinations that are simply not available with typical OEM stock clubs.

 

About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

Timing is everything – We would advise you to book your fitting now!

We have steadily been knocking out the fittings every week but requests continue to pile up (we now have over 50 people on our weekly availability email that we send out every Monday). One of the first questions that everyone asks after the fitting runs along the lines of “I’m leaving on my yearly golf trip in two weeks will the clubs be ready”. The further we get into March (and definitely April) expect build/delivery times to only get pushed back further and further. An example would be the new (and in high demand) Callaway Apex Smoke mix set. Those are now expecting an early May delivery!

On top of that, we were booked out nearly 5 weeks towards the end of March last year and the way things are currently progressing, I would anticipate that to be even worse this year.

 

About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

Great unbiased article from Golfwrx regarding the Aerotech Steelfiber iron shafts

As one of the original dealers for Aerotech, I can honestly say they have been my go to premium graphite iron shafts since they were introduced. These shafts are a must for anyone looking to transition out of steel but not quite ready for most of the unstable lightweight graphite shaft products currently out there. Don’t take my word for it though, just check out there website to see how many tour players (on all tours) are using them (non-contractually I might add). Here is a great article recently from GolfWrx. Aerotech has also released a couple of new iron shafts for the golfer looking for that higher launch/lower spin with added stability which is tough (if not impossible) to find in most high launch graphite iron shafts

Golfwrx Spotlight-Aerotech Steelfiber Shafts

About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

Mizuno posts some impressive numbers at the Honda Classic

Congratulations to Keith Mitchell who won his first PGA Tour event this weekend at the Honda Classic while also recording a first tour win for Mizuno’s hot low-spinning ST190 driver. Personally I love the fact that less than half the players listed below who use Mizuno Irons aren’t even contracted to play them!

Tourney Stats & what’s in the bag

Mitchell, with a set of MP-18 irons, was one of four Mizuno iron players to hold the lead on the final day at PGA National.  

Mitchell, Lucas Glover, Adam Schenk and Jhonnaton Vegas were all featured on the leaderboard at PGA National – with 4 of the final top 6 finishers playing Mizuno irons on the day.

Clubs in play this week at the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

Adam Schenk – MP18 SC – 4 – pw, MMC FliHi – 3 iron, T7 wedges – 51, 55, 60 
Vaughn Taylor – 900 Tour – 5 – 9, MP18 SC – 4 iron, MMC FliHi – 3 iron 
Jhonattan Vegas – MP4 – 3 – pw 
Kevin Tway – 919 Tour – 5 – 9, 919 Forged – 4 & 3 iron, T7 wedge – 48 
Keith Mitchell – MP18 – 4 – pw, MMC FliHi – 1 & 2 iron,  ST190 driver 
Sung Kang – JPX919 Tour –  5 – pw,  919 HM Pro –  4 iron
Jim Herman –  919 Tour –  4 – pw
Vijay Singh –  MP4 –  4 – pw, MMC FliHi – 3 iron
Brooks Koepka –  919 Tour –  4 – pw
Joey Garber –  919 Tour –  4 – 9
Lucas Glover –  919 Tour –  4 – pw,  MMC FliHi –  3 iron,  ST190G driver
Chris Kirk –  MP18 SC –  6 – pw, MMC FliHi –  2, 4, 5, T7 Raw – 52,56,  ST190G driver
Shawn Stefani –  MP4 –  3 – pw,  MMC FliHi –  2 iron
J.J. Henry –  JPX 919 Tour –  4 – pw,  MMC FliHi –  2 iron
Eric Compton –  MP18 –  5 – pw,  MMC FliHi –  3 & 4 iron.  Eric qualified this week through the Monday
4 spot qualifying.  He currently plays fulltime on the Web.com Tour
Jason Dufner –  919 HM Pro –  4 iron
Nick Watney –  919 HM Pro –  4 & 5 iron

Testing –
Kyle Stanley –  919 HM Pro –  4 & 5
Brooks Koepka –  919 HM Pro –  3 iron


About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.