Club Fitting Questionnaire

Please complete the following questions to the best of your ability by either filling in the blank or selecting the correct answer.
Engineered Golf

Club Fitting Questionnaire

Q&A for Client to Complete Prior to Club Fitting Session. It is necessary to ask you a number of questions about your game so that I can prepare for your visit. Your answers will give me a general idea of how you play the game and the general characteristics of what heads, and shafts in what lengths and flexes we need to test while you are here. If you are wishing to complete an in-person fitting please arrange to pick-up a copy of Tom Wishon’s “The Search for the Perfect Golf Club” and I ask that you read as much as you possibly can before the fitting session. Not only does the book give you a list of questions to ask me to insure you get the very best fitting possible, the more you read the more you will understand the process. The more you understand ahead of time the easier it will be to get the best data. Please complete the following questions to the best of your ability by either filling in the blank or selecting the correct answer. Note: This form is very important and I need to have it to review before I can confirm a fitting date for you. Please complete & return as soon as possible. Thanks.
  • Client Contact Information

  • First NameLast Name
  • Date Format: DD slash MM slash YYYY
  • We may need to discuss certain points of the fitting information with you. An email address is required to return your fitting information to you.
    eMail AddressTelephone Number
  • We would need this information if you require your clubs to be delivered to you.
    StreetCityProvince/State/RegionCountryPostal Code/ZIP Code
  • Why do you want to get a fitting and what do you wish to accomplish by getting a fitting?
  • Are you able to meet in person for the highest level of custom fitting? Or do you wish to proceed with an on-line fitting? If not would you like to complete a a phone interview?
  • INDIVIDUAL INFORMATION

    Please answer to the best of your ability. If you are unable to answer, then leave the field blank and we can try to assist you during the Client Interview. Please give an honest opinion, or answer as close as you can to what you think you do. Part of this process is to know what you think you do, as well as what you actually do. In most cases your evaluation of your game will be far more telling than you may realize. If you do not see an answer that describes what you do, please feel free to add your own answer in your words. This form is to gather information about your golf game, not to grade you on your grammar or knowledge of terminology. Again, this isn't a test. It is for gathering information about your golf game to help you play better. To that end, please do not exaggerate any claims or feel embarrassed - this form is confidential. So give me all the information you can and we will build you a great set of clubs. - Thanks.
  • Required for on-line fitting.
    HeightWeightAge
  • Do you play right or left handed golf clubs?
  • What is your dominant hand?
  • Wrist-to-Floor measurement in inches: Wear flat shoes on a hard surface, feet about 12" apart, hands at your sides, palms toward your legs, do not tense up, do not look down. Measure from wrist crease of your lead hand, (left hand for right handed players), to the ground. The most accurate measurements are performed if someone else takes them for you. Enter in inches + fraction. - If you want to view a video to better learn how to do this, then copy and paste the following URL into another window of your internet browser. - - - - https://youtu.be/YwA5_kwj-Wg?t=397
  • Measure the distance from the major wrist crease at the base of your dominant hand to the end of your middle finger. Enter in inches + any fraction.
  • Measure the distance from the base of your middle finger to the tip. Enter in inches + any fraction.
  • Check box, estimated compared to others of your age.
  • Athletic Coordination Ability (as compared to others of your age). If you struggled to be competent in most athletic sports check Below Average. If you were a better athlete but not among the best check Average. If you were a standout in most sports you participated in check Above Average
  • (Out of 14 potential driver/tee shot holes)
  • (1 shot/par-3; 2 shots/par-4; 3 shots/par-5)
  • (during the playing season)
  • (during the playing season)
  • If you have had lessons, please describe what swing problems your Professional wanted you to work on and correct. (use as much space as needed).
  • If you do have an impairment, please describe how it affects the way you play.
  • Golf Setup, Posture, Swing Characteristics Etc.

  • For those of you with SmartPhones or Hi-Resolution digital cameras, we would like to provide you with an option to send us video of your golf swing from two views - Down-The-Line (DTL) and Face-On (FO). We would like you to shoot video of 3 swings each with a Driver and a 7 iron from both the DTL and FO positions. The files could be very large and if they cannot be emailed to frank@engineeredgolf.ca, then please contact me using the email address and we can arrange for a DropBox or Cloud Storage type transfer. Just below is a URL for instructions on how to video your golf swing. Just cut and paste the URL link directly below into your web browser to view the video.
  • https://swingstation.com/video/how-to-film-your-golf-swing
  • Please mark the box near the image that best describes your swing plane. Note the location of the left arm and left hand.
  • A smooth tempo swing will appear to be that of a "swinger", who swings the club rhythmically and with no sense of, or a very subtle sense of accelerating the club to impact. Average tempo swings will display a sense that the golfer is somewhat trying to accelerate the club to impact, but without a real sense of aggression in the downswing. This is going to be typical of most golfers who are not strong ball strikers and who do not hit the ball that far among most golfers their age. A fast swing tempo will definitely convey a sense of aggression in the downswing and that the golfer is really trying to accelerate the club through the entire downswing to "hit" the ball. Very fast/quick swingers seem to swing with a great deal of urgency. They seem to want to complete the swing even before it starts! They have extremely quick backswings matched to an even faster downswing.
  • Smooth and rythmic swing times are typically between 1.1 to 1.2 seconds. Average tempo swing times will often fall between 1.0 to 1.1 seconds Slow swing times would usually be more than 1.2 seconds. Fast swing times would normally be rated between 1.0 to 0.91 seconds. Golfers with very fast/quick/sometimes jerky swings would have swing tempo times of less than 0.90 seconds.
  • How would you describe the Length of your backswing?
  • Player examples of transition/force. Smooth - Louis Oosthuizen. Average - Adam Scott. Forceful - Jason Day.
  • Where do you release the club on the downswing, or where do you begin to uncock your wrists? Look at the photos below showing early, midway, late and finally very late release of Long Drive Competitor.
  • Imagine a clock for a right handed player and your arms/hands are the hour hand. 12 o'clock is vertical, 9 o'clock is waist-high and 6 o'clock is at impact. For a left handed player, the positions are 12 o'clock for vertical, 3 o'clock for waist-height and 6 o'clock is at impact.
  • Description of Swing Path. Inside-Out, Straight Down the Target Line, Outside-In. See figure below. Please mark the box of the image that best describes your swing path.
  • Where do you need to aim your shots to get them to go towards the target?
  • We all have a dreaded miss in some situations and we hate that shot, and we have to compensate for in some way to keep out of big trouble. It could be a tee shot, an approach shot, across a particular hazard, or… What is your dreaded miss? In your own words describe your predominant missed shot.
  • If you are having difficulty with bad shots on the closing holes, please select any of the reasons that you may think apply. It's possible to have multiple choices.
  • What are your favorite 3 clubs in the bag, the ones you always hit your best shots with or as close as possible to perfect shots when you use them, club or clubs that you know you can depend on and know where the ball is going when you use them?
  • What do you consider the strongest part of your game? Rate the following from 1 to 6, (1 is best & 6 is worst). Copy and paste the following categories into the field below. Put your number ratings beside each category. A. Driver ____ B. Fairways ____ C. Irons ____ D. Putting ____ E. Pitch Shots near the green but not around the fringe ____ F. Chipping from around the fringe area ____
  • HOW YOU CURRENTLY HIT THE BALL FROM TEE TO GREEN

  • Section 1 - Driver

  • How would you describe your stance at address?
  • Where do you place the ball in your stance with a driver?
  • Yards carry distance. (All answers are confidential, so please don't fudge on this!!)
  • How long is your average tee shot in total length after roll?
  • How far does the golf ball typically roll for you?
  • How was it measured and with what type of measuring device?
  • Describe the grass on your home course
  • What is the make and model of your current driver? Does it have a fixed or adjustable shaft connector? If it does have an adjustable shaft connector, what is the reading/setting on the adjustable ferrule?
  • What is the "stamped" loft of the current driver you're using?
  • Standard OEM driver length now is approximately 45.5 inches
  • How long is your driver with the driver in the address position and measured from the floor up the back of the shaft to the end of the grip? Most are in the 45-46.5” range.
  • Could you please provide more information? Please list the specifications that may be printed on the shaft. Shaft manufacturer and shaft model, flex and weight, and torque resistance if listed. Can you describe the general colouring/design graphics of the shaft? Do your best, but don't worry if you are not able to complete this. Thanks.
  • Section 2 - Fairway Woods

    This section is very similar to Section 1 - Driver that you just completed.
  • How would you describe your stance at address?
  • Where do you place the ball on the turf in your stance with a fairway wood?
  • Your Trajectory/Height - (select option that most closely applies)
  • Vertical impact location tendency (check predominant Fairway wood impact location)
  • When you hit the ball off-center, what is your predominant off-center impact tendency? (Check predominant off-center hit location).
  • If you have more than one shot pattern that shows up on a recurring or frequent basis, check all that are appropriate.
  • First check what is your favourite fairway wood and then we'll check for distance.
  • Insert your best estimate of CARRY distance in yards. Again, please don't fudge on this or the fitting recommendation may not help you.
  • How was it measured and with what type of measuring device?
  • What is the longest fairway wood you hit with confidence?
  • Please list the brand, model name, head number and the loft of each of the fairway woods you are currently using?
  • Please indicate how well you hit each fairway and where do you use them.
  • Standard OEM 3 wood length is now approximately 43.5 inches
  • If you do know the actual lengths of each of your fairway clubs, please list them below.
  • Please list your fairway clubs shafts flex, manufacturer and model. Do they all match one another? Do they match your driver shaft? Please list your driver shaft flex, manufacturer & model, shaft weight and the torque if listed.
  • Section 3 - Irons

    This section is very similar to Sections 1 & 2 that you just completed.
  • How would you describe your stance at address?
  • Where do you place the ball on the turf in your stance with an iron?
  • If you vary the ball position, please indicate where you think the ball position is for your irons. If you have specialty shots, please indicate ball position for those too.
  • Your Trajectory/Height - (select option that most closely applies)
  • Vertical impact location tendency (check predominant impact location)
  • When you hit the ball off-center, please indicate what is your predominant off-center impact tendency?
  • If you have more than one shot pattern that shows up on a recurring or frequent basis, check all that are appropriate.
  • Please list the brand, model name, head number and the loft, (if known) of each of the hybrids, irons and wedges you are currently using?
  • You might have listed hybrids presently in your bag. If so, please describe how well you hit each and where you use them.
  • Most OEM standard 5 iron lengths are 38" and 7 iron @ 37". How do your 5 & 7 irons compare?
  • Please list your shaft flexes, manufacturer and models of shafts you are presently using in each of your irons, wedges and hybrids.
  • Do you hit the ground first, ("fat shot") as a frequent problem with your irons?
  • Do you have an iron that you hit the best and is your favourite? If so, please list below along with your best estimate of carry distance.
  • Average Carry Distance With The Listed Irons Below

    What is your average CARRY distance with your irons for each of the numbered irons listed below, when you make solid contact? (Please, we want to know carry distance only).
  • What is the longest iron you hit with confidence? Please select from the drop-down list.
  • How was it measured and with what type of measuring device?
  • SECTION 4 - HOW'S YOUR WEDGE GAME?

  • Some of us hit all wedges the same and some of us hit them for only some shots. Please answer below and let me know how you use your wedges.
  • How good is your pitching game when you are too far away to chip from close around the green?
  • PLAYING GOALS & OTHER INORMATION

  • Identifing & Quantifying Playing Goals

    Number your desired game improvement goals by priority among the goals listed. You do not have to number each goal, only the goals that you believe will have the most impact on improving your play if they are improved. Place a #1 for you most desired goal, #2 the second, and so on.
  • Driver

  • Fairway Woods

  • Irons

  • I would prefer to have high lofted fairway woods to replace my irons that are harder to hit consistently.
  • If you answered yes to replacing your hard to hit irons, list which irons you would think need replacing.
  • I would prefer to have hybrids to replace my irons that are harder to hit consistently.
  • If you answered yes to replacing your hard to hit irons, list which irons you would think need replacing.
  • Please indicate by checking the radio button if you have a preference over high lofted fairway woods or hybrids to replace the hard to hit irons you have listed.
  • GOLF EQUIPMENT APPEARANCE LIKES & DISLIKES

    We know that the shape, style and appearance of the clubheads in your custom fit set must be pleasing to your tastes in head design. In the following section, please indicate any of the shape and style features for which you have an opinion.
  • Driver Size

  • Indicate your preference and opinion.
  • Indicate your preference and opinion.
  • Indicate your preference and opinion.
  • Indicate your preference and opinion.
  • Indicate your preference and opinion.
  • Driver Shape

  • Round shape is where is where the length from heel-to-toe of the club head is visually the same as the the face-to-rear length. Indicate your preference and opinion.
  • Pear shape is where the length from heel-to-toe of the club head is visually greater the the face-to-rear length. Indicate your preference and opinion.
  • Indicate your preference and opinion.
  • If you have very strong likes or dislikes for any of the above, please list them below.
  • Irons

  • Indicate your preference and opinion.
  • Indicate your preference and opinion.
  • Indicate your preference and opinion.
  • Indicate your preference and opinion.
  • Offset

    Please provide your opinion on iron offsets - no offset, slight offset, moderate offset.
  • Indicate your preference and opinion.
  • Indicate your preference and opinion.
  • Indicate your preference and opinion.
  • More offset on long irons to less on short irons. Indicate your preference and opinion.
  • If you have very specific offset dimensions that you require/desire, then please note them below.
  • Style, Material and Make-Up

    Please provide your opinion on types of clubs and material preferences within your iron set.
  • Cavity back long and mid-irons with Blades/Muscle-back short irons.
  • High-COR face design for increased ball speed, distance and slightly higher trajectory.
  • Grips

  • Composite grip - upper chord, lower rubber.
  • Oversize, with bumpy protrusions.
  • If you have a specific brand & model preference, then please enter it in the form box.
  • Check off whether men's women's then indicate your preferred size.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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