A typical Club Gapping session using our new Trackman technology lasts about ONE hour.

 

Club Gapping/ Gap Management

If you honestly and accurately know how far you hit each club, you can eliminate big yardage gaps and significantly improve distance control and accuracy.

FACT. Most golfers believe they hit the ball further than they actually do!

The advent of ball tracking devices has shown this to be true.

Do you really know how far you hit each of your clubs? Gap management or club gapping is a really important aspect of your golf game for two reasons.

  1. You should know how far, to within a few yards, you hit each of your clubs….for obvious reasons.
  2. With this in mind, you should have NO significant distance gaps between each club. Typically, most golfers have a gap of 10-15 yards between each iron, (the loft differences between irons is generally 3.5 to 4 degrees, allied with different shaft lengths this equates to around 10-15 yards for the average player).

A typical set of clubs for most golfers comprises of 9 core clubs:-

  1. Driver
  2. 3 wood
  3. 5-PW
  4. Putter

The make-up of the other 5 clubs is critical.

Most golfers like to carry a sand wedge which is usually around 55 degrees of loft. A typical pitching wedge nowadays is around 44-45 degrees. That’s a difference of 35 -40 yards. A gap wedge (or two) will be required to fill in the gap. You could consider having a 48 degree wedge and a 52 degree wedge.

As far as the longer clubs are concerned, the gap between the 3 wood and the 5 iron can be significant. With most golfers nowadays preferring a hybrid club over a 3 or 4 iron, it is very important to know which hybrid best fills in the gap between the 3 wood and the 5 iron. It may require 2 hybrids to fill in the gap.

The point is, you cannot successfully put together your 14 club combination without knowing how far you hit each club!