Basixx Driver Fitting

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.

Getting Started.
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.

The Verdict
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).

Respect for the Golf Course

Ever watch an outstanding golfer taking care of business around the course? It’s a thing of beauty and inspiration – and we’re not talking about awesome swings and low scores. As we head into the heart and heat of the summer season, let’s hear it for the players who treat the course with care.

It’s not easy being green … a golf course takes a tremendous beating. A properly repaired ball mark takes only a day to mend – it’ll be a 3-week scar if we don’t do it right. Those lifeless sods of turf on the fairway are sad testament to players who didn’t take 15 seconds to replace and repair divots. Bunkers – there IS a proper way to rake them. And cart damage – don’t get us started down that path!

USGA has good tips on course care: Being a Good Player Does Not Make You a Good Golfer

Golf’s a game of R-E-S-P-E-C-T – for traditions and honor, for partners and competitors, for the meaningful moments and indescribable pleasures the game gives us. Let’s give back by taking care of business around the course. Leave it better than we found it, smooth the way for all who follow us, and gladden the hearts of grounds superintendents everywhere.