Today we’re going to dispel a long-held myth that we can’t fit for wedges indoors.  Such is not the case. 

   

The process starts with having the proper mat so that we can analyze turf interaction.  Just any old concrete, worn out mat won’t do the trick.  In actuality, the right mat can be just as good as hitting shots of proper turf.  Nonetheless, having the right mat is imperative. 

If you listened to our previous podcast, you know that we’ve launched our new SMS line of wedges.  When fitting indoors for these wedges, the process starts with one of four grinds.  Each grind is designed for a specific type of player based on swing and body type.

Next, we put the weight in the center of the golf club, then adjust it based on what we find. 

One of the most common questions we get during the fitting process is, how do we determine the correct bounce?  It starts with looking at launch angle and subtracting it from the true loft of the wedge.  This is determined with the use of a launch monitor.  While it might sound complicated, it’s rather simple in practice. 

The final step is determining the right shaft.  We have 18 to choose from. 

Normally, we determine shaft weight by looking at spin rate and length of backswing.  If you have a shorter backswing, a lighter shaft is going to be better.  By comparison, the longer your backswing, the heavier shaft you’ll need. 

Determining shaft flex is a function of how hard you hit the golf ball. 

The best part is that this entire process is that it's simple. We’ve always prided ourselves in our wedge fitting – being the best in the business at what we do. The system we’ve created with SMS line is our best yet. 

For a lot of folks, doing a fitting outdoors this time of year is a challenge due to the weather.  The good news is that an Edel Fitter near you can accomplish the task inside.  Head over to Get Fit page to find a fitter near you.

Thanks for listening!