To benefit from a fitting, one should already have a repeatable swing. You don’t have to be good at golf (which involves more than a good swing) but your swing needs to be consistent enough for the fitter to fit a club to that swing. It is just like skis, they should fit your abilities and not you trying to grow into them. I know too many people, both golf and ski, who buy too much equipment for their level and think they can improve enough to grow into the equipment but didn’t realize wrong equipment could actually slow their progress.So, to pursue the skiing metaphor, when are you good enough to benefit from a fitting? I would never tell a rank beginner to spring for a custom boot fitting, I'd at least wait until they were making parallel(ish) turns to do that. Out of the box and snug (as long as they don't have frankenfeet) is plenty good enough to get to easy blue skiing.
What's the equivalent for a golfer? I'm on lesson #5, currently shoot about a 61 per round. Oh, did I mention I play 9 hole course mostly? I hit ball real good, just not usually where I want it to go. No curving, mostly just a consistent straight pull when I come over the top (which is often).
Along with the new clubs, I also had a couple of sessions with a Pro that worked with me to get a less steep swing plane. We played a little with the head andle of the driver and woods since they are adjustable. We aslo worked on Grip Alignment Stance (GAS) and that helped a lot.Phil, when do you expect to get the new clubs. have fun with them!