CUSTOM CLUBMAKING – Not to be confused with people who assemble golf clubs as a hobby from poor quality components which are clones or imitations of brand name golf clubs, the community of independent professional clubmakers take pride in their ability to properly fit and build custom made golf clubs of the highest possible quality. These professional clubmakers stand out in the field as a result of their training, experience and attention to every detail in the fitting and building of golf clubs that truly match the physical characteristics and swing mechanics of golfers of all abilities from the recreational golfer to the professional.
A professional clubmaker guides the golfer through an extensive fitting session to analyze all aspects of their physical attributes, swing movements, playing strengths and weaknesses to be able to recommend the proper individual specifications of the clubheads, shafts and grips with the correct assembly specifications to allow the golfer to maximize their ability to improve performance.
True custom fitting is not achieved through a trial and error hitting session of golf clubs from a rack or cart with limited options in their models of clubheads, shafts and grips. A professional clubmaker considers every one of the more than 20 different specifications that make up a golf club and will select from hundreds of different possible combinations of different clubheads, shafts and grips to build each custom fit set of clubs. Professional clubmakers may use a variety of sophisticated analytical equipment in the fitting session such as launch monitors, video systems and an array of measurement devices to obtain the information about each golfer from which they make their fitting recommendations. In addition, many have completed the accreditation examination from the Professional Clubmakers’ Society to verify their skills in the field and obtain the distinction of Class A Clubmaker.
The following is the list of custom clubmakers in the Myrtle Beach area, but as none of at the MBGA has had custom clubs made for us, we do not have any first-hand knowledge about any of them…
Arcadian Shores Golf Club
701 Hilton Road
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Little River Custom Golf
2229 Highway 17 North
Little River, SC 29566