PING rank themselves as leaders in Custom Fitting, so we are proud at Michael McGivern
Golf to be official Ping Fitters.
PING’s reputation as the club fitting leader has been earned through decades of research
and experience in the field. Being pioneers in their field, PING were the first golf club
manufacturers to offer custom built club for customers.
PING break their fitting process up into five steps. The first step is the Interview Process,
during which the fitter identifies your current ball flight tendencies, equipment
specifications, likes and dislikes of your current equipment, and your needs and preferences
from new equipment.
The second step, the Static Fitting, can be performed online with Web-Fit, our online fitting
program. For an iron fitting, your height and wrist-to-floor measurement are used to
calculate your static Iron Color Code (lie angle) and shaft length, and your hand dimensions
are used to calculate your static Grip Color Code, or grip thickness.
The Dynamic Swing Test is next, during which you hit balls from an impact board with special
tape on the sole of the club. When the club hits the board, it leaves marks on the tape that
help the fitter understand how your setup and swing affect the position of the clubhead at
The most important step in the process is Ball Flight Analysis. During this step, the fitter
will utilize a variety of clubs with slightly different specifications to isolate each
fitting variable and determine the combination of Color Code, club length, shaft type and
flex, club model and grip size that gives you the best opportunity to achieve your desired
Since your swing may change over time, the final step, Monitoring Performance, is ongoing.
Periodic evaluation of your ball flight may reveal undesirable shot patterns with a group of
irons or the entire set. A swing change, club adjustment or a combination of both may be
necessary to resolve or eliminate these patterns.