Services

HODSON GOLF’S PRIVATE FITTING SESSIONS

Hodson Golf provides fittings for all facets of your game. Driver, Iron, hybrid/fairway, wedge, putter, and ball fittings. Due to the complexities of each type of fitting coupled with the individuality of each customer, fitting times vary for everyone. For this reason, I charge $100 per hour for fittings ($150 per hour for launch monitor fittings). A portion (if not most) of this charge also goes towards the purchase price of new equipment. All  fittings include a complimentary follow-up fitting once you have had a chance to “break in” the new clubs. The follow-up fitting allows us to further fine tune your new equipment and/or make any “tweaks” if needed. When you contact us for a fitting please let us know what type of fitting you are interested in so that we can allot enough time and not have to rush things. So many people come to me for a full bag fitting which if done properly could take several hours. Sometimes it’s best to start/concentrate on the areas that need immediate improvement (say irons or wedges) and then go from there. Each fitting begins with an informal interview which then sets the stage for the fittings going forward.  I go by the old adage “Rome wasn’t built in a day” and that couldn’t apply better to custom fitting.

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2015 Driver Fittings

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We are proud to offer the largest selection of premium driver shafts currently available (our stable of fitting shafts now exceeds 100!). Our driver fitting system allows us to utilize all of our shafts in most driver heads currently available for even greater selection. 

Due to our extensive offerings of both head and shaft combinations, If your desired fitting involves a driver please fill out the questionnaire in the contact form  to help us serve you more efficiently. Our current shaft offerings can be categorized as the following:
(1) Base and/or Stock shaft offerings per Manufacturer (new driver w/ stock shafts typically range from $400-$550)
(2) Moderate shaft offerings (typically add $50-$150 to base driver range (1) above 
(3) Premium shaft offerings including most high-end Japanese & prototypes (typically add $150-$1,000 to base driver range (1) above
Knowing beforehand your anticipated driver budget will help us to better narrow down the best shaft offerings for your individual swing profile within your budget range. Please keep in mind that our driver launch monitor fitting fees run $150 per hour so knowing your general budget will help us narrow down our shaft offerings to fully maximize your fitting session. We currently have over 100 individual driver shafts in our fitting system ranging from $0 upcharge to $1,000 upcharge.  As always, a portion (if not all) of the launch monitor fitting fee will be included in the price of your new driver or reshaft. Also, knowing your budget and/or shaft interest, will help us to allocate enough time to your fitting as premium shaft fittings typically take more time for calibration and/or analysis.

Hodson Golf provides custom fitting sessions at the areas only fully equipped indoor/outdoor fitting center at the University of Richmond’s private golf studio (formerly Ben Hogan Golf’s R+D studio). Hodson Golf is also proud to announce our newest location across the river at the newly renovated Independence Golf Club. Fitting sessions at either location are made by appointment only.  Due to high demand in the late winter/early spring fitting sessions can be booked out in excess of 3 weeks so please make sure to contact us early to get you on the books.

LAUNCH MONITOR FITTINGS

As one of the top 100 fitters as ranked by Golf Digest since 2010, Hodson Golf provides one of the most thorough fitting sessions available and utilizes one of the areas only Doppler Radar based Launch Monitors. This device can literally measure all facets/angles/trajectories of both the ball after impact but also the golfers swing while in motion. The following data points can then be determined during the golfers shot in order to more accurately fit the equipment, shaft, and ball type.

Measured Launch Angle
•  Measured Ball Spin
•  Measured Club Head Speed
•  Measured Ball Velocity
•  Side Spin
•  Shot Deviation
•  Angle of Attack
•  Angle of Descent
•  Club Face Angle
•  Carry Distance
•  Power Transfer Ratio

This device can also be used to accurately calibrate shot distances/dispersion throughout the set to that your irons and wedges can be dialed in to give you accurate and consistent distances between each club. Other features include:

§  Gap Your Clubs & Print a Bag Tag

§  Know Your Distance Ranges per Club

§  Rank Your Consistency across Clubs

§  Identify Your “Golf Success Factors” just like the Pros

§  Identify Improvement Areas

§  Compare Different Clubs & Balls to Optimize Your Game

The following services are now offered by Hodson Golf utilizing the Doppler Radar Launch Monitor.

  1. DRIVER LAUNCH MONITOR FITTING FOR CUSTOM MADE DRIVERS
  2. IRON LAUNCH MONITOR FITTING FOR CUSTOM MADE IRONS
  3. IRON LAUNCH MONITOR FITTING & BENDING PACKAGE TO DIAL IN ACCURATE DISTANCES BETWEEN ALL IRONS AND WEDGES.
  4. BALL FITTING IN ORDER TO DETERMINE  THE BALL WITH THE HIGHEST VELOCITY, OPTIMUM SPIN, AND IDEAL CARRY AND ROLL FOR YOUR INDIVIDUAL SWING.

Please contact us for prices and availability

HODSON GOLF MOBILE EQUIPMENT LAB

Provides mobile repair services with PGA Tour repair experience. All aspects of custom and specialized club repair services available. Please check our current schedule for availability/scheduling or contact us for any questions you may have.

HODSON GOLF’S PGA TOUR TRAILER

Straight from the PGA Tour this official Tour Trailer saw nearly 6 years of action on Tour. There maybe other operations that claim to have a “Tour Trailer” but this one is about as real as it get’s with tour only equipment and accessories throughout. How cool is it to get professionally fit for custom equipment and then go into the rig and watch your clubs be built. This rig is also available for rent for any sized event (golf or otherwise).

HODSON GOLF’S MOBILE FITTING CART

We are currently building this latest addition to our fleet which will debut early next year. This custom made vehicle will be able to perform all fitting aspects directly on the driving range or on the course. Imagine having a fully stocked vehicle with all variations of manufacturers heads, shafts, grips which can be assembled (and bent if needed) directly where/when you are doing the fitting. Why be restrained to the driving range when you can hop on this vehicle and take the fitting to the course!

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.