opinionated - I got fitted with foregolf about 6 weeks ago so I just thought I'd give you some feedback from my experience. Incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and informative (some cynics on other posts say that this is good business or sales technique, I see it as enthusiasm for what they do and yes indeed they are a business at the end of the day so offering friendly customer service is essential and quite frankly would these people prefer if they were aloof, cold and arrogant!? Sorry I digress!!). I’m a 5 handicap by the way with a real passion for the game and a decent understanding (IMHO!!)
Bucket of balls to warm up first, then over to the truck for my session with Dave. Spoke a bit about why I was looking to change, what I was looking for in terms of performance (which for me was to get a more piercing ball flight with my irons instead of ballooning) and had I any particular clubs in mind. One of the best things about them is they are not brand loyal. This was the main reason I didn’t go to my pro as I know he would have pushed Callaways or Nike. Dave was really knowledgeable and after a few shots he was really able to zone in on my requirement. As we started to try different head/shaft combinations he was all the time informing me of what he was trying to achieve what results he expected and where he thought it might benefit. For the irons he recommended a kbs tour90 stiff shaft designed to launch mid/high but with a lower spin rate (the reason my old irons were ballooning was due to my high spin rate as I was actually launching quite low). I had informed him that I was happy with my 3wood and hybrid (both ping g10s with prelaunch red stiff shaft) and he reckoned that I was correct that they were a good match for me. Nonetheless he still went through the same check, confirmed that they were in fact a good match, took notes for future reference but said that what he would be recommending was basically the same as what I was using, in other words not trying to push a sale I didn’t need or require. Same with the driver (Ping g5) he even told me he reckoned it was still the best driver ping have made and the three preceding versions were not as good! Said that a change was not critical, however I informed him that my weak shot with it was getting a bit quick and hitting a quick hook now and again. Set about looking to offset with a stiffer shaft, more loft in the Taylormade superfast which is also slightly fade bias due to a weight in the toe end of the head.
I was with Dave in the truck for anhour and a half, never felt rushed, he answered any questions I had and didn’t try push either a sale I didn’t need or a brand I didn’t want. An absolutely brilliant experience. I couldn’t recommend it any higher.
Went in had a cup of coffee and spoke further with Derek about placing my order. Ordered Titleist CB/MB combo (2,4-6 CB & 7-P MB) with KBS Tour90 stiff shaft, Cleveland CG15dsg wedges 52 56 & 60, and Taylormade Burner Superfast Fujikura Speeder 757 stiff shaft. They say to allow two weeks for the build yet I got the phone call to say mine were ready one week later.
The moment I struck the irons I knew they were spot on, like a good fitting pair of jeans you know in an instant. Exactly the ball flight I was looking for, ball just keeps penetrating and holds its line in a crosswind. The driver has taken a bit more getting used to (this is due to the fact that it was such a different setup from what I had previously) however in about my 4th round with it something clicked I got the feeling for it and started trusting and releasing it. Nailing it now, and it has gone a long way to eliminating my previous “bad shot” with the driver. This is where I again have to compliment them on their after sale service. I contacted Dave after a few rounds with feedback and, in relation to the driver, he gave me a few pointers, told me to bear with it for a while but that if it still wasn’t working for me in a while that he would bring me back up to see what they could do.
You will pay a bit more than you would to buy off the shelf or from most local pros however I think it is well worth it. After all you get what you pay for. Top notch, these guys know what they are doing, they have been trusted by many top pros and won the world club maker of the year award for good reason. Highly recommended. Sorry if I went on a bit long! Anything else you want to know just reply and I’d be happy to answer. I know myself it’s an investment so advice from other golfers is very helpful.