In mid-September 2014 Greg at Courtnay’s Custom Clubs analyzed my swing for the better part of 6 hours for the purpose of custom fitting me with a new set of golf clubs minus a putter. Though I had been playing and putting well over the 2014 season, I had a bag of mismatched clubs from five or six different manufactures and was in my third year of retirement. If I were to continue golfing, I wanted to optimize my play with a bag of clubs customized to me and consistent in feel, loft, lay, etc.I was attracted to Courtnay’s Custom Clubs because of the testimonials that described Greg as patient, knowledgeable, and willing to put in the time necessary to deliver a quality product to his customers. Allow me to add my voice in expressing a hearty thank you for a job well done. His customer service ethos goes above and beyond the norm.During the course of my fitting we discovered that we both were avid note takers/statistic keepers of our games. When I picked my clubs up two weeks later, my concluding comment to Greg was, “My goal is to perform so well with my new clubs that I am compelled to write a glowing statistical testimonial for your web site.” I am more than happy to keep that promise.Of the 950 holes I played in the 2014 golfing season, 363 holes or 38.2 % were with my new clubs. From October 1 onwards, my handicap declined 3.5 strokes from 20.3 to 16.8.
My rate of scoring birdies and pars increased 26.7% from 20.6% of all holes played to 26.1%.
Greens hit in regulation increased 49.7% from 15.7% of all holes played to 23.5%.
My t-shots are closer to the center of the fairways, and my rate of hitting fairways increased 15.3% from 44.3% of all holes played to 51.1%.
While I have seen only a marginal increase in frequency of t-shot distances from 210 to 229 yards and 230 to 249 yards, I have experienced a 9.4% increase in t-shots over 250 yards. Cold weather had an impact during the sample period.
Despite a 27.6% increase in 3-putts from 12.7 to 16.2%, I look forward to elevating my game even further when Greg fits me w/ a new putter and gives me some putting instruction. He is a putting instructor in addition to club fitter and customized club builder. See you in late Winter or early Spring, Greg. And thanks again.