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Our Fitting Process

Our 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!
Top of PING Fitting Cart
Authorized fitters equipped with the PING Fitting Cart can accurately determine the proper specifications for every club in your bag, helping you hit longer, more accurate shots.

2. Static (Biometric) Fitting – The Time-Tested Starting Point

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.

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Fitter and golfer reviewing PING Color Code Chart
 

3. Dynamic Swing Test – How You Deliver the Club at Impact

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.
Fitter applying impact tape to bottom of iron
 

4. Ball-Flight Analysis – Last But Not Least

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.
Fitter watching golfer hit shots
 

5. Post-Fitting Process

Helping you monitor your on-course performance is the final piece of the PING fitting process, an essential step for anyone who is serious about lowering their scores. This allows you to identify any aspect of your game that may need improvement. To help identify undesirable ball-flight patterns, PING encourages players to use on-course performance apps, noting particular patterns and tendencies with every club. A PING Fitting Specialist will be your on-call swing concierge, to periodically review your swing metrics and make recommendations for club-fitting adjustments to achieve optimal performance.

Ping Moments in History

Karsten Appoints JAS President in 1995
1995
John Solheim, Karsten's youngest son, is appointed president of Karsten Manufacturing Corporation. John first began working for his father in their garage in Redwood City, Calif. at age 13.

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