Could You Gain an Extra 20 Yards - Callaway Paradym Driver Custom Fit
Ryan Rastall, Golfshake Gear Expert and head professional at Howley Hall Golf Club, was recently visited by Golfshaker Tom, at his custom fit studio in Leeds to find out more about the new Callaway Paradym driver and how custom fitting could improve his game.
In this video Ryan takes Tom, a high handicap golfer playing off 18, through a full custom fit for a new driver, talking Tom through the process, finding out about his current driver and troubles on the course, what he hopes to improve and finally how providing insights into the fitting process and how Tom gained an extra 20 yards.
Custom Fit Process for High Handicapper
Ryan began the review process looking at how Tom's current driver performed. His swing speed was over 100 miles an hour, which sways towards being fitted for a stiff shaft compared to his current driver with a regular stock shaft fitted. Looking at the shots he hit, they were not too bad and not as wide as was expected - the biggest issue was how far the shots were not going, despite Tom's fast swing. Technology had moved on since Tom bought his driver, so it was hoped that he should get 5 to 10 yards more and narrow the dispersion slightly through an upgrade to a new driver.
Focusing on the Callaway Paradym driver and Paradym X, both fitted with a stiff shaft, Ryan initially looked to focus on bringing down the spin rate. With some adjustments to the shafts and set-up, it was identified that the Paradym was providing more speed, carry, and total distance compared to Tom's own driver and also the Paradym X. There was a difference in the height, which was a bit lower, but this was likely due to not hitting as many right.
Ryan then started to look through options with the shaft resulting with a switch back to the Paradym X fitted with the Kali 70g stiff shaft. The Paradym X is also slighly draw bias as standard which would also favour Tom's tendancies and to help further with Tom's misses to the right. Ryan also found gains by lofting down the 10.5 degree head slightly.
Finally, with the changes to his existing set-up and reviewing the trackman data, the Callaway Paradym driver fitting saw Tom gain over 20 yards in carry distance compared to his existing driver. Ryan also offered some advice in relation to technique where he felt Tom could potentially improve further and whilst that maybe something for the year ahead, the new driver should mean Tom can now have more confidence in hitting more fairways.
To buy online visit Scottsdale Golf and American Golf:
Callaway Paradym Driver (£529)
Callaway Paradym X Driver (£529)
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