Jump to content

TruSpec vs Club Champion vs GolfTec


randywall
 Share

Recommended Posts

I've been listening to a podcast with Tim Briand, and it gives me a good deal of confidence that TruSpec probably will do a good job fitting me for the proper club. I need a new driver (currently gaming a used G20). Really happy with the Avian irons bought from Redbird in Seattle, but want more diverse set of candidates for a new driver. There's no TruSpec near me, and travel seems like it will be restricted until at least June, at the rate vaccines will be produced. Does anyone have feedback on GolfTec or Club Champion? They both have locations within driving distance to me.

Callaway Epic Max LS 10.5 GD Tour AD Red 55 S
4W: Callaway Mavrik 16.5
Hyb: Wishon 2 & 3 (18*, 21*)
Redbird Avian Forged 5-GW
SW/LW: Miura 56*, 60* K grind

Putter: Miura KM008
Srixon Q Star soon to try Vice Pro Zero
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I did a fitting at a local TrueSpec here in Boston.  The fitter was knowledgeable, and very comfortable to work with. 

 

I felt confident with the club specs, shafts, and even the ball (switching from a ProV1 to the TP5 to add some spin with my wedges)

 

The only knock was that the cost for clubs directly from them was certainly steep.  Though they do not force you to buy clubs from them, the fitting fee was it's own price.  

 

So overall I would say that the experience was everything I could have asked for. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Club Champion will likely give you a pretty good fitting - although I'm sure you know, it'll be costly.

 

Golftec locations are franchises.  And their primary business is lesson packages.  They have some fitting tools, but it's about the same as a Dick's Sporting Goods for most of the locations.  Some locations are better than others.  For example, as of a few years ago there was a Golftec in Cleveland (I think he had a handful of locations) that was awesome at fitting.

  • Like 2

Bag 1                                                                                          Bag 2

Ping G425 Max 9* Ventus Black 7X                                         Taylor Made Original One 13.5* Aldila ATX 75X

Titleist TSi3 16.5* Rogue Silver 80TX                                      Tour Edge Exotics CBX 20* Aldila Rip Alpha 105X

Titleist TS3 20* Rogue Black 95TX                                          Ben Hogan Ft Worth Hi 26* Recoil 110X

Titleist T-MB 4, 5 Recoil Proto 110 F5                                      Ben Hogan Ft Worth 32*, 38*, 44*, 50* Recoil 125X

Honma TR20V 6-11 Recoil Proto 125 F5                                  Ben Hogan TK-15 58* Recoil Wedge Proto 125X

Bettinardi HLX 3.0 56* Recoil Wedge Proto F5                       Ping Vault Anser 2

Fourteen RM-22 60* Black Onyx S400

Taylor Made Spider FCG L-Neck

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Club Champion does a thorough fitting and their customer service is excellent.  It comes at a steep price of 150 for driver fitting.  They also charge full retail for their fitted clubs.  My cousin went to the one here locally in Santa Monica and ended up paying for the fitting but left empty handed.  I referred him to Will Peoples who's a sponsor here who I've worked with for a long time and he got the exact same set up that Club Champion was charging over 800 for 700. 

Edited by phizzy30
  • Like 1

TM SIM 2, 8* w/Diamana ZF 60TX

TM SIM 15* w/Diamana ZF 80TX

TM Tour Issue Rescue 11 TP Deep Face Ghost Proto 16* HB  w/Thump 105x

New Level NLU-01 21* w/KBS Proto 105x

New Level 623-M 5-PW w/MMT 125 TX

54* Miura HB w/KBS 610 S+, 58* Miura w/KBS Tour Black

Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 1

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I wouldn't call Club Champion thorough.  Perhaps it's location specific.  The best thing that Club Champion has going for it is the selection.  But if you want to go in depth about swing weight and shaft profiles, etc., then I'd go somewhere else.  If you already know what you like and are looking to try certain products that fit that mold, then Club Champion would be just fine.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, Bravcon said:

I wouldn't call Club Champion thorough.  Perhaps it's location specific.  The best thing that Club Champion has going for it is the selection.  But if you want to go in depth about swing weight and shaft profiles, etc., then I'd go somewhere else.  If you already know what you like and are looking to try certain products that fit that mold, then Club Champion would be just fine.

It's more thorough than any other big box store.  I do agree that they don't address every single minute detail, but for the average golfer, it's pretty complete.  I get you though.  I'm very anal about my sw, lie, face angle, etc. which is why I go to my buddy who's a local fitter.  He's worked on Cally's tour van in the past so he has extensive knowledge for those of us who are more discerning. 

TM SIM 2, 8* w/Diamana ZF 60TX

TM SIM 15* w/Diamana ZF 80TX

TM Tour Issue Rescue 11 TP Deep Face Ghost Proto 16* HB  w/Thump 105x

New Level NLU-01 21* w/KBS Proto 105x

New Level 623-M 5-PW w/MMT 125 TX

54* Miura HB w/KBS 610 S+, 58* Miura w/KBS Tour Black

Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 1

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I did a fitting at Club Champion. I think it really depends on the specific fitter. One I had was ok, one was really good. The selection is definitely very good. It might be worthwhile to get the specs then order else where. For example, the last fitting I did was at Dallas Golf and the clubs were at least 15% less costly than what CC would have been. 

Callaway Mavrik 9* - Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 60

TM SIM Ti 3W - PX Hzrdus Smoke 6.0 70

Titleist TS2 19* 3H - PX Hzrdus Smoke 6.0 80

Titleist T300 4i & 5i - TT DG AMT Black S300

Titleist T200 6i - 48*W - TT DG AMT Black S300

Vokey SM8 52F08 & 58D12 - TT DG S200

Odyssey Triple Track  Stroke Lab Ten S

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I think the fitter is more important than the umbrella they work under.  True Spec / Club champion have the selection of shafts and heads, but that doesn't mean much if the fitter doesn't understand you or the product, they obviously have good fitters, but I'm sure there are some bad apples in there as well.  Maybe ask around for reputable fitters in your area then go from there?

TM SIM 2 9.0* - 1k Tensei White 60TX
TM SIM2 13.5* - Tensei Pro White 80tx

TM SIM2 19* - Fujikura Ventus Red 9x
TM P7MB 4-PW - MMT 125 TX
Taylormade MG2 52* / TW 56* TW 60* MMT Wedge 
Putter: Custom TM Spider S

Link to comment
Share on other sites

https://kzg.com/worldstop100clubfitters/
 

Someone else made center of face contact in one of the prior responses. The individual fitter is probably more important than the location.  Personally I don’t like big box stores because they are like a box of chocolates, you never know what your gonna get.  
 

If I were to seek fitting help, I’d dig deep into researching the best around me and look for specific names and credentials.  I have indeed done that too and came up with the Golf Care Center in Bethesda, MD about two hour from me.
 

There are many articles on the web, like above link you can extract kernels of good information from to find the “Best Clubfitters” in your area.  Google “Best Club Fitters” and “Club Fitter Credentials” and start reading the many articles to find more kernels to research and learn about.  With some effort and time, you’ll construct a sound plan you’ll have confidence in.

 

Once you think you find the fitter of choice, search the fitters name and business name on this forum and you’ll very very likely see feedback from others if they were extremely pleased with the fitting results.  That will help validate your plan and give you much more confidence to proceed to the next step which is calling the fitter for further discussion and process explanation.  If they are truly great at what they do, most any question you have will be answered while reviewing their business website.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I did my recent (well, September) fitting at Club Champion in Santa Monica, CA and couldn't have been happier with the experience. Of course, I had a great fitter who listened to what I wasn't happy about with my old set (PXG 0211) and what I was hoping to accomplish with the fitting. 

 

Of course, that's my only like ... full fitting experience beyond just talking to a Titleist rep when I landed on my beloved TS2s so I don't have anything else to compare it to. But I'm pretty stoked on the results. 

Titleist TSi3 10.5°

Titleist TSi3 15°

Titleist TS2 18°

Titleist TSi2 21°

TM P7TW 4-PW

Bettinardi HLX 56°, 58°

Scotty Cameron Newport 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Our picks

    • 2022 Farmers Insurance Open - Discussion and Links
      Please put any questions or comments here
       
      General Albums - 
       
      2022 Farmers Insurance Open - Monday #1
      2022 Farmers Insurance Open - Monday #2
      2022 Farmers Insurance Open - Monday #3
      2022 Farmers Insurance Open - Monday #4
       
       
      WITB Albums - 
       
      Hideki Matsuyama - WITB - 2022 Farmers Insurance Open
      Sung Kang - WITB - 2022 Farmers Insurance Open
      Adam Long - WITB - 2022 Farmers Insurance Open
      Brandon Wu - WITB - 2022 Farmers Insurance Open
      Jimmy Walker - WITB - 2022 Farmers Insurance Open
      Sam Burns - WITB - 2022 Farmers Insurance Open
      Xander Schauffele - WITB - 2022 Farmers Insurance Open
      Trey Mullinax - WITB - 2022 Farmers Insurance Open
      Daniel Berger - WITB - 2022 Farmers Insurance Open
      James Hahn - WITB - 2022 Farmers Insurance Open
      Phil Mickelson - WITB - 2022 Farmers Insurance Open
      Aaron Wise - WITB - 2022 Farmers Insurance Open
      Justin Thomas - WITB - 2022 Farmers Insurance Open
      Lee Hodges - WITB - 2022 Farmers Insurance Open
      Jordan Spieth - WITB - 2022 Farmers Insurance Open
      Cameron Champ - WITB - 2022 Farmers Insurance Open
      Kyle Stanley - WITB - 2022 Farmers Insurance Open
       
       
      Pullout Albums - 
       
      New Super Stroke grip - 2022 Farmers Insurance Open
      Tour Aim alignment aids - 2022 Farmers Insurance Open
      Swag Golf: Hideki's caddie bowing at Augusta, signed headcovers – 2022 Farmers Insurance Open
      Dylan Frittelli's Callaway Apex TCB Sand Wedge (1-of-1 proto) – 2022 Farmers Insurance Open
      Bryson DeChambeau's Cobra King LTDx 5-degree driver – 2022 Farmers Insurance Open
      NeuroPeak Pro NTel Belt - 2022 Farmers Insurance Open
      JumboMax JMX Zen Lite grips – 2022 Farmers Insurance Open
       
      Cameron Champ WITB has the new Ping i525

       
      Bryson's WITB has the new Cobra LTDx Driver 

       
      Phils new Rogue Driver

       
      Bryson's LAGolf Shaft in the driver

       
      Xander has the triple diamond "S" driver

       
      New SuperStroke grips for 2022

       
      • 6 replies
    • 2022 The American Express WITB Photos (Spotted: New gear for 2022) - Discussion & Links
      Please put and comments or questions here
       
       
      Scotty Cameron putters - 2022 American Express
      New Taylor-Made putters - 2022 American Express
      New Odyssey putters - 2022 American Express
      New Axis 1 model putter - - 2022 American Express
      Patrick Cantlay - WITB - 2022 American Express
      Mitsubishi MMT putter shaft - 2022 American Express
      Ping putter - 2022 American Express
      Abraham Ancer - WITB - 2022 American Express
      Jason Dufner - WITB - 2022 American Express
      Will Zalatoris - WITB - 2022 American Express
      The Surgeon 6109 wedge - 2022 American Express
      LA Golf "DJ Series" shafts (2022 American Express)
       
       
       
      2022 American Express - Monday #1
       
       
       
       
      • 40 replies
    • Sony Open Pics from January 11, 2022 Part 1
      I was able to get out to the Sony Open today to take a few pics.  I guess due to Covid precautions they kept the spectators pretty far from the players.  Also due to camera restrictions they've put in place, I wasn't able to bring the big lens like I normally do. Hopefully they'll ease up on the ropes and I'll be able to get more pics tomorrow!
        • Thanks
        • Like
      • 22 replies
    • 2022 Callaway Rogue ST drivers (in-hand photos)
      2022 Callaway Rogue ST Max driver
       

       
      2022 Callaway Rogue ST Max D driver
       
      2021 Callaway Rogue ST Max 
       
      2022 Callaway Rogue ST Max LS driver

       
      2022 Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS

       
      Rogue ST exploded views
        • Like
      • 206 replies
    • Titleist Vokey SM9 Link on Wedge Works Coming Soon- UPDATED Pics Added Pg 4
      Looks like there is a link on Titleist Wedge Works for the new Vokey SM9, but doesn't show any photos yet.
       
      https://www.vokey.com/product/WM137.html#start=4
        • Thanks
        • Like
      • 215 replies

×
×
  • Create New...