Two women walk into a Basixx Driver Fitting at Miles of Golf. The club fitter asks how long they’ve had their current drivers and the answer is 11 and 14 years … and although one driver dates from the George W. Bush presidency, the fitter, bless his heart, does not bat an eye.
So begins our visit to the Cluboratory, on the hunt for new drivers.
Driver hits the farthest and costs the most of all our clubs. It’s our confidence booster or buster on the very first tee and throughout the game. Driver counts. Get it right.
Joe Dier is our fitter, and he gathers up some demo clubs while we warm up with our current drivers. He’s making some mental notes about our swings (!) Then we’re down to business, Joe uses GC Quad technology to measure launch, spin and distance as we hit the old drivers.
Meet Some New Drivers
The next step is a cross between speed dating and a kid in a candy shop. Out comes Callaway’s Big Bertha, then TaylorMade SIM2 MAX, then Ping G Le2. More hitting, more measurement, more adjustments. Joe, as a certified club fitter, has a trained eye – and he’s got the TopTracer data as well. Back and forth we go with these clubs. Finding the right one is a combo of facts and feel.
With the TaylorMade SIM2 MAX, Carolin hits the ball almost 20 yards farther in the air. It’s a match made in heaven. She’s sold. For me, surprise, my old driver is the one. There are no appreciable improvements for me with the new technology, so I’ll be going home with the driver I came with.
I’ve purchased a new club head cover though!
The Basics about Basixx Fittings
- Designed for 80-90% of all players
- To help golfers of all levels make good decisions when purchasing golf equipment
- 30-45 minutes
- Bring your current club(s)
- $50 fee, 100% refundable with a purchase of equipment
Appointments are required and can be made by calling 877.973.9005 (Ann Arbor) or 513.870.9057 (Cincinnati).