Perfect Lies Golf is proud to provide to our prospective clients comments from Golfer's around the world, US, UK, Canada, Germany, India, The Netherlands, Argentina, Spain and even Australia we have helped customers find there game and add a smile to there address, thank you everyone for all the kind word's!
from all of us Thank you
Thomas G Writes
Perfect lies came through for me in a huge way. TC is so passionate and knowledgeable about his craft. He has the latest technology and more important, the heart, to provide his customers with the ultimate Golf fitting experience.
I have been playing this great game for over twenty years, and thought I would be a standard fit for clubs. I’m about 5’10” right. This is so far from the truth. I had been struggling with my steel shafted expensive irons, pulling and pushing constantly. My distances had dropped one to two clubs and I just started to chuck it up the the aging process. Well, I thought perhaps the clubs where too stiff. Thank goodness I went to TC.. Had I not I probably would have waisted another thousand dollars.
TC put me through a true custom fitting that took over three hours and it was worth every minute. Not only did he enlighten me regarding my shafts that where actually too soft, just the opposite what I thought he fit me with the most incredibly balanced set of irons I have ever had. I am a rhythm golfer and rely on a a strong club head presence and now I have it with every single club. The shafts are a graphite that has instantly straightened and elevated my ball flight. The custom club heads are nothing like what I have purchased off the rack name brands, they are light years ahead.
To kick it off the first time I played with these clubs I hit the five iron 225 yards. That’s a yardage that I have not seen in years. I am hitting more greens in regulation than I can ever remember.
So if your serious about making the most of Your Golf game not to mention avoiding more injuries from improper wrong equipment, I would beg you to see Perfect Lies. They will do the right thing for you at a very fair price.
Best of luck to my fellow golfers who love this game as I do, and thank you TC for your true dedication and passion for this game and your customers like me.
Mike F Writes
Here's my feelings about my experience with you.
Being fairly new to the game, playing seriously for about 4 years, I wanted to make sure I had clubs that were maximizing my potential. So being bombarded by golf ads about the best clubs I did my research online to decide what clubs I wanted to invest in. I scheduled a fitting with the big box golf store. The PGA pro had me hit a few balls and quickly he suggested a set of clubs and before I knew it I was out the door. Being the supposed number one selling irons how could I be wrong? The new clubs showed up looking great and the flashy head covers confirmed I was ready to step up to the next level. Well over the course of the summer some improvement was made but I really expected more. Having just invested a sizeable amount of money I assumed I was just going to settle that maybe that's is good as my game will get.
In my endless search for figuring out this game of golf I happened to land at the Perfect Lies Golf website. It was strange at first because much of what I read I had never heard before. The major brands of clubs never mentioned any of this stuff. I would come back to it from time to time and each time it would sink in a little more. I watched the link to Tom Wishon and felt like the big box totally robbed me. But having just been burned I was very skeptical about all the information at Perfect Lies Golf. You know, when somebody says "trust me" you better look out. I convinced myself that starting a dialogue with them wasn't going to cost me anything. Even if I decided to schedule a fitting I'd only be out a small amount of money for the fitting and I didn't have to buy anything.
Enter TC. Over the next several months I began an email dialogue with a fellow named TC. Never pressuring me but sharing with me his experiences and thoughts on the golf club. It was so much different than expected and TC's self confidence that he could help me was almost tangeable. I remember telling my wife "this guy's either the greatest con artists I've ever contacted or the most passionate driven person when it comes to his craft that I've ever encountered." So I took the plunge and scheduled a fitting. TC said I'd have to fill out a survey first. I expected a handful of the usual questions. I recall as I filled out several pages of questions the excitement I felt that maybe the information they wanted really was going to create an interesting experience. But being cautious I decided it was most likely just a standard survey and no one was really going to read much of it. That was until my phone rang at 7:00 on a Sunday evening. TC introduced himself and for the next hour disected my survey and filled me with so much golf club crafting knowledge I was hoping to at least retain a small portion of it. I hung up the phone bewildered and shocked that someone with that much knowledge and experience was so interested in my golf game.
Fitting time arrives. The closest location for a fitting was two hours from my house. Feeling like I was really going all in to drive so far I mentioned the drive to TC. He calmly responded "well it's a four hour drive from my house." What? This guy's driving four hours to meet me with no promises of me buying anything from me. We finally met and soon he had me hitting balls with my irons. Although he seemed very relaxed and casual, in a very curious manner he would make small remarks on each shot and even my address position. Always being correct. It was laughable that while it seemed at times he was hardly studying me he could tell me why I just hit a shot a certain way and be exactly right. It's then I realized that he had a "gift" for his craft and could have only developed it by watching and taking countless swings with a golf club.
We spent the next two and a half hours hitting many, many, different combinations of iron shafts and club heads until together we decided on the best one. It was huge that we arrived at that place together. Never, ever, was I pressured or told what I was feeling. I never felt rushed that I only had a certain amount of time to make a selection. Of course in the end as a swung a 6 iron over and over again always getting the same results and flight pattern I was sold.
I have since been fitted for a driver and a putter. Each fitting given as much time, with no pressure, as needed to arrive at the proper club for me. All I can say as my game progresses that it's a great feeling having a "frequency matched" club to pull from the bag. Where swinging my 5 iron feels exactly the same as my pitching wedge. Smooth and on plane. I'll never play anything other than frequency matched clubs. Why would I? I can't recommend Perfect Lies Golf strongly enough for anyone that wants to be sure they are playing with the best clubs for themselves as possible.....Mike F / 15 handicapper and falling.
David KM Writes:
I was introduced to TC by a friend who had just been fitted by TC and highly recommended him. By way of background, I have been playing golf for 5-6 years and as it is typical, I quickly plateaued, hovering around 100-105, breaking 100 on good days. I also used to play typical game improvement clubs that are supposed to be easier to hit but, as I quickly found out after meeting TC, do not ultimately allow one to progress.
TC built me an exceptional set of custom fitted irons that are fine tuned to my physical abilities and my swing. Like many, I was truly ignorant by the intricacies of club fitting. My fitting session with TC was incredibly thorough. It lasted 3.5 hours plus a free "orientation" of 1-2 hours when I received the clubs. In a very low pressure setting, he took the time to analyze my swing and was incredibly patient with me as I was trying a multitude of shafts and heads combination. In addition paying attention to the trajectory of each shot, TC was very focused on how the club felt throughout the swing: how the club loaded, how it felt the top, at the transition, at the release, he wanted to know if I felt the club "presence", etc ...
I ultimately settled on a set of Miuras CB 501 and Accra 90i shaft. To this day, I am in awe at how beautiful they are but also how much confidence I have at address and how buttery they feel on good shots. In addition to getting fitted, I took lessons with TC who proceeded to changing my swing quite radically. It is now more simple and natural for me with a more stable release (I also had a tendency to hook quite severely on misses due to rolling the club at release). Given the encouraging results with my irons, I had TC build me a driver. Up until then, the driver was my least favorite club. I had no confidence in it whatsoever and had a severe mental block; as a matter of fact, I have spent the last 1.5 years avoiding it completely. As TC aptly summarized, I was afraid of it. After a few range sessions with my new custom fitted Wishon driver, things slowly got in place. I am glad to report that after less than 2 months with my new irons (perhaps 4-5 rounds), I just broke 90 for the first time (the very first day I put the driver in play). I know that at this very moment, the golf gods are conspiring to get my next round in the mid 110s but I know my potential now that I am playing with the right set of custom fitted clubs.
I strongly recommend anybody who is using off the shelf clubs (or had the standard, sometimes quick and dirty hour-long "fitting" session at any of the large retailers) to pay a visit to TC. It is amazing how much more fun golf can be with the right set of clubs and the advice and guidance of a true artisan of the game who is as passionate about golf as he is dedicated to making his customers play to the best of their abilities.
Verdun Writes :
An artist, engineer and all-around great guy in equal proportions are how I would describe TC.
I had the pleasure of undergoing a fitting and club build with TC during March-May of this year – it lasted that long because what started off for me as “I only want a driver fitting” broadened into my 3 wood, hybrid and irons. In any event, let me begin at the beginning.
TC is one thorough guy. The fitting process begins with answering a questionnaire about your game, common shot type and equipment objectives. TC processes all of this information and has it stored away in his head when you go through for your fitting. On of TC’s key objectives is to help you eliminate your common “miss” shot which, while a function of your technique, can also be greatly alleviated through the right adjustment to your equipment. I say “right adjustment” because this is where TC works his magic. He understands that shot shape is a function of where the club face points at impact relative to club path, and that the ability of a golfer to unload the club face so that it is square at impact gives the player the greatest chance of starting the ball on line. Since all players unload the club shaft differently depending upon their natural tendencies and the shaft they are using, TC uses frequency matching – a precise measure of calibrating the flex of the shaft through electronic calibration – to match the correct shaft for the player. Shaft flex is a personal thing and TC will quickly tell you that the flex written on the shafts of OEM manufacturers can vary as much as 10 frequency cycles across the R, S or X designation – the result: players compensate to unload the shaft in an effort to square the club face.
To find the correct flex for the player, TC has a fitting set that enables him to switch different shafts into the same head so that he can see which shaft flex the player unloads the best. It’s a fine art, but it sure works. When you repeat the process across woods and irons the result is a set of clubs that flex the same and therefore fell the same for the player. Simply put, whatever the player’s natural tendencies, they are playing a set of clubs that flex the same way for them, swing after swing.
The beauty of the process is that TC doesn’t have to “hard sell” anything – the results speak for themselves. When I had my driver fitting, I went from hitting my current driver where my miss was a high block to a much more playable flatter, 10 yard leak. This meant my dispersion pattern became much tighter (narrower) on mishits. But that’s not even half of it. TC then builds your club from the ground up to match EXACTLY the fitting prototype you decided upon. When I say build, I mean build. TC doesn’t just throw the shaft into the head, no sir. He runs the fitting club through his frequency oscillation machine to determine the specific frequency to find the exact shaft profile. Every shaft is then spine aligned (all shafts have a spine which is the point where the shaft oscillates the least or is most stable as a cylinder, least roll) and inserted into the club head so that the shaft and the club head react the same way.
I’ve been to his workshop and everything TC does is measured, checked, measured, calibrated and measured again. TC takes immense pride in his work – his wife nicknamed him Geppetto after the woodcarver from Pinocchio because he is such a true craftsman. I spent many hours talking to TC about all of the technicalities of his craft and he knows just about everything. Along the way he sent me pictures of my clubs under construction (who does that?!)!, showed me all the data points and answered all my questions. Nothing was too much trouble for him to explain, I never felt rushed or pressured into anything. The guy is just plain excellent!
As I wrote at the outset, I went for a driver fitting. Here is what I ended up with:
Tom Wishon 9* 919 THI Driver with ACCRA FX shaft
Tom Wishon 15.5* 950 HC 3 Wood with UST Mamiya Proforce shaft
Tom Wishon 21* 775 HS 3 Hybrid with UST Mamiya IROD Shaft
Before I went to TC I had never heard of Tom Wishon. Tom is a guru club designer who knows everything there is to know about club design and he designs beautiful clubs http://wishongolf.com/. TC has all of Tom’s club heads in his fitting system. Now, I had always been a bit of a “label guy” swayed by the marketing of the OEM guys but the fact is that I hit Tom’s 919 THI Driver with the shaft that TC fitted me with better than anything I’ve hit. My driver has turned into a real weapon. My good drives are hammered and the ones I miss are very playable (I play to a 5 handicap). The same can be said of the 3 wood and hybrid – in all honesty, they are personalized tools made especially for me and my swing and they really work.
I also had TC fit me for shafts for my current set of irons – yes he can do that too! We took my 6 iron head out of my current shafts and TC went to work through his fitting process. It turned out that the shafts I had in my iron heads were way too light; swing weight was way out of whack. TC recommended KBS C Taper 130gm X for my irons. At first, I was incredulous but that’s exactly where the fitting came out on the test shafts. I should mention that on the test shafts there are no X, S or R. That’s deliberate, because everything is about shaft frequency. The whole process takes the bias or ego out of the testing process. The player ends up self-selecting the shaft based purely what the ball is doing!
I will conclude by saying that I am a discerning customer – by that I mean that I am a harsh judge of quality and true knowledge. TC has both of those qualities in spades. After he has built the clubs, you then go back to the driving range to test them. Yes, that’s right! TC doesn’t just deliver and drop. No, he wants to be sure you are happy and will make modifications if the feel is not quite right. This is a testament to the level of care, professionalism, passion and dedication he has. The Geppetto of club building is what he is. I should add that I also had him grind some bounce off one of my sand wedges – he does it all.
On pricing, you would be real surprised by how affordable the process is. TC is extremely transparent on all pricing, gives full and final pricing before doing any work. He is very upfront about everything. And, of course, having it done right the first time, and really knowing it is done right, saves money and disappointment in the long run.
So, forget about the big box stores who over promise and under deliver – they have nothing on the approach taken to club fitting and build that TC has. Believe me, I’ve now seen both sides and the results are not even close.
Roger C writes:
"TC is a true artisan and club fitting guru. If you think you've been properly custom fit before, think again. Halfway through reading Tom Wishon's book, "The New Search for the Perfect Golf Club", I was convinced I needed to rework my golf equipment and I found Perfect Lies Golf on Wishon Golf's recommendation list of independent custom clubmakers.
My fitting experience with TC was unparalleled and I learned volumes about my swing and equipment needs. For my iron fitting, TC patiently spent 3 1/2 hours with me on an outdoor range going through a systematic process that he's perfected. The process involved trying many different combinations of shafts and clubheads plus having a continuous dialogue about what I was sensing and feeling with each shot. The communication aspect was what I found so enlightening and educational. Through the course of the fitting, I essentially learned a new vocabulary describing various feelings in my golf swing and had some "a ha" moments during the process.
TC would keep asking me various questions after each shot:
- 'Can you feel where the clubhead is at the top of the backswing?'
- 'Is the clubhead staying with you?'
- 'Is it ahead of you or behind you?'
At first I didn't understand the questions and didn't know to respond. The reality was that with my previous golf equipment, I never had a good feel for where the clubhead was throughout my swing and this was clearly a recipe for inconsistency. All this changed as we zeroed in on the right club fit for me. I began to swing more effortlessly with smoother tempo and transition and with crisp contact and straight ball flight. Like a lightbulb turning on, I felt the clubhead "staying with me" throughout the swing.
We settled on Miura CB57 irons with UST Mamiya Recoil 680 F4 shafts. What was most surprising to me was that TC fit me to a D5 swingweight. This was another "a ha" moment for me. Most off-the-rack men's clubs are built to a lighter D0-D2 swingweight. It turns out that my whole golfing life up to this point I could not truly sense where the clubhead was in my backswing because I had been playing with clubs whose swingweights were too light for me!
In addition to the Miura irons, I had TC rework my hybrids and wedges with the same Recoil shafts. Now my 3 hybrid though 59 degree wedge are all frequency slope and swingweight matched. TC says it will take 10-15 rounds with my new clubs to get fully acclimated to them and trust my natural swing on the course. Nonetheless, my very first round with my full reworked set, I shot my low round of the season so far--beating my previous record on that course by 3 strokes. I thought I had been happy with my wedges before, but TC worked some magic into them and really made them come alive. My playing partners said I couldn't miss with my short game.
The adage from golf pros and instructors to "swing effortlessly" is a good one to follow. The problem is that most amateur golfers have ill-fitted equipment to do so. Go see TC and he'll unleash the effortless potential in your golf swing! He's the real deal."
Jim H Writes :
I had the extreme good fortune to meet TC last year when my swing teacher suggested I get fitted for a new driver. He recommended TC at Perfect Lies Golf and said he would dial it in better than anybody else in the area. He was absolutely correct. TC built me a driver that not only added 20-30 yards, the dispersion was greatly reduced. What this really translates into is standing on the tee with less tension and not worrying about spraying the ball all over the place. Throughout the fitting process, TC and I became friends and he took a look at my irons. He could tell by watching the ball flight that something wasn't quite right, so he took my irons back to his shop to check them out. (sadly for me, I was fitted for these irons earlier in the year by a notable club fitter in the area ). His findings explained why I was struggling on the course. The clubs had the wrong shafts for my swing speed and were cut and assembled in a very shabby and haphazard fashion. Not to mention that they were way too short for my 6'3" height. TC refitted my Callaway irons with the correct shaft profile and I now have a ball flight that I've never been able to achieve with any other club I've ever owned.
For anybody who wants to improve their game, it makes no sense to buy clubs off the shelf at some huge golf store. I would highly recommend Perfect Lies Golf to get dialed in to the right shaft and the right club
My club fitting experience with Perfect Lies Golf has far exceeded my expectations of simply building a customized set of clubs. I found Perfect Lies Golf on Wishons website 1 year ago while researching technical aspects of swings and clubs due to dissatisfaction with recent wedge and putter fittings with name brands at my local course's shop.
They called me right back and met me at the range to evaluate my swing characteristics. They built me a fantastic set of irons, wedges and hybrids (wishon heads/KBS shafts), multiple putters (as I experiment with putting strokes and specs) and we are far from done.
Everything from the fine details of flex, torque, head weight, lie angle, length and grip is carefully evaluated and matched. They are truly a shaft and club head doctor/craftsman who love to share their knowledge and help golfers find and enjoy their game.
I've developed a new passion for the technical aspects of swing and equipment and this combined with the proper fitted tools has undoubtedly helped improve my game, which in the end is what this is all about. Perfect Lies Golf is very responsive, very interested and a pleasure to work with. They become your lifelong golf partner, not just a transaction.
Jon Chappaqua NY
I just received my new irons from TC and the are outstanding! The feel and look are perfect and my gap between clubs is exactly 10 yards as requested. The shafts and heads are perfectly balanced which gives me a great feel when striking the ball.
TC is a consumate profesional and his fittings reflect his dedication to make every club perfect for the golfer. His club work is impeccable and his pointers were sincerely appreciated.
I highly recommend TC as the person to go to for new clubs as you will not be disappointed.
I can't wait to order new woods next year!
New City, NY
When I relax, and stand up like a normal person I'm crushing the ball.Thank you TC for the awesome set of clubs you built me . I can't stop swinging them!!! been to the range twice and am going out this afternoon with my son for nine holes. I will write up a review for your website this weekend. Your right golf does not have to be painful!! Thanks again Paul, customer for life !!!
"TC is the best thing to happen to the world of customized clubs. He is VERY knowledgable, very honest, has great prices, and is a very nice guy.
When you deal with TC... you get the best customized clubs from the best guy to buy from. I could not be any happier. Super highly recommended A+++++"
Rob Z New City NY
From the moment I reached out to TC about getting a new set of golf clubs for my husband for Christmas, TC walked me through every step. I do not play golf and I was completely clueless on what was appropriate for a gift. His very detailed emails educated me on what he felt would be a good fit for my husband. His expertise and patience are a prime reason why I would recommend him to anyone.
My husband David is thrilled with his new clubs and his experience with TC has been a "hole in one"!!!
Debbie Hyde Park NY
Wow! I have been an amateur golfer for 14 years! I know funny right, but my love for golf has grown over the last 2 years. Up until these past years I had only golfed maybe once or twice a year. Now I am golfing often. With that being said I thought it would be time to invest in new clubs. My wife thought the same thing and surprised me with a gift certificate to Perfect Lies. My first response was extremely excited, then I thought about how much that would cost. I was so amazed by the "price" it all seemed to good to be true.
TC is amazing! During our "sizing" session TC gave me the most amazing lessons which help my swing and approach dramatically. By the time everything was done on the first day, TC had straightened out my swing, which added 70 yards to my driver!! Holy Cow!
The day I got my clubs was awesome! I love my clubs and I have been showing them off to everyone! I can not wait for this snow to melt so I can get out there and drive the fairways!!
I have not stopped talking about my experience.
I thank my amazing wife for this gift, and I thank TC for having the love of the game and sharing that with me.
David Hyde Park NY
It was a pleasure to see you again today and the Irons you built for me are everything you promised and more, just beautiful! Your helpful suggestions to improve my golf swing and your patience during the fitting process, puts you in a very rare class of Master Club Fitters//Builders as well as Instructors. I look forward to finishing the complete makeover of my Bag with the arrival of the Woods and Hybrids and even your rework of my beloved Putter, all of which you fit for me today.
As I explained to you, last year I went for a fitting with one of the Top 100 in the Country. I did not purchase any clubs at that time because everything I was given to try felt like a wet Noodle. You proved my instincts were correct as you fit me into a shaft that was almost 2 flexes stiffer and felt Great.
Anyone who has done the Big Box Store route the Club Pro route or the ebay rotary club route and avails them self to your Personal Touch and superior Shaft fitting and head selection Skills, may find themselves in danger of actually improving. I know I am or I would not have made the 400mi round trip for the second time!
Mark from Massachusettes
Wishon 560 MC & UST Mamiya Tour SPX 808 F4 shafts
Jeff M from NJ
Just wanted to take the time to thank you for taking pride in your craft and having that pride speak volumes in the service and product you deliver. I called you at a very vulnerable time where I had lost all confidence in my game. You took the time to talk to me for the better part of 3 hours – not like a salesmen, not like an instructor, but like a friend. You took the time to know my game, and could relate to what I wanted to achieve. You were able to gain my trust simply by the way you spoke about the different components and how the properly selected parts – when tuned specifically to my size, strength, swing path and tempo - were built to a specific set of specs would do all of the heavy lifting and you delivered that and then some.
I came to you playing Mizuno MP-68’s, wanting to re-shaft Mizuno MP-59’s and you explained to me why that was a mistake. You analyzed my current gamers and demonstrated why everything was wrong with them (head design / shaft stiffness / lie angle / length) and that the 59’s were still too much club for me. Of al the things you said to me, the single thing that really resonated with me was:
Let the club find you!
I listened and after some tweaking of my grip, stance, ball position in my stance along with understanding the natural lie of the club – I was seeing immediate results.
I hit more shots flush and straight with the PW, 6I, 3-wood, Driver, 3 & 4 hybrid in the time we spent than I have ever done before. Ended up with the Wishon 771 CSI irons with Accra i-series graphite shafts – which were the very first combination you put in my hand. That was simply incredible that you knew that combination would work for me.
I went all in and it was the best decision ever. My 9 hole league I shot a 57 with my old clubs last time out and a 43 with the clubs you built for me. And there were 4 shots I left out on the course so it realistically could have been a 39. My previous best was a 45. You my friend are magical in what you do.
If I can give one piece of advice to anyone who may read this it’s this: Be brutally honest about your game, check your ego at the door, be open minded about the equipment choices, let the results dictate what works for your swing and TC will take care of the rest. I was guilty of worrying what brands were in the bag (Mizuno, Titleist, Scotty Cameron) rather than how well I could play with them. No more. Golf is so much fun when you play with the right equipment.
I will never go back to OEM anything and I am a customer and advocate for life.
Wishon 771 CSI heads, 919 driver, 729 3 wood, Accra 80i shafts, Accra 72i M3 & 62i M4
Tom Wishon writes to TC :
Thanks so much again for your kind comments and I am pleased to hear that you found what you did with the 575 forged model. I continue to be amazed and so impressed with your passion and your interest. Over the years I have had the pleasure to be able to correspond with a number of clubmakers, mostly answering their technical questions and doing what I can to help them and nurture their interest in the field. In all honestly I don’t believe that I have found a clubmaker who has your passion and interest. For that you should be highly congratulated. And more importantly, I do hope the golfers who come to work with you realize what an asset you are for them.
Thanks so much and the very best wishes to you in this great game,
This was the greatest compliment we could recieve!
Chris H Bergen County NJ
The clubs are great. I refer to them more as "weapons" than golf clubs. They hit much higher than my other clubs, they're longer by about 10 -15 yards, accuracy is greater and dispersion is less. The club heads feel heavier, so I'm still getting used ro them. The last round I played, I was beating everyone on every hole (we play skins) and felt bad, so I had to dial down my game. Since the clubs hit farther, I have a tendency to baby my shots which result in shots 10 to 15 yards shorter (dead center, though). I'm confident that I'll get a good feel after a few more rounds.
You're the expert and we have different swings, but I highly recommend this head set and shaft combination. After all, you created it!
Thanks for checking up on me and I'll give you another update in a few weeks.
Chris H Bergen COunty NJ
Brett From Australia
Having only started playing golf this year with an old set of cheap knock off clone clubs, I thought if I was going to play for the next 30+ years, I should get a fitting so I went to a trackman based fitter here in Sydney, Australia. The fitting itself was excellent, improved my distance and accuracy beyond my expectations. However, it was only when I got to the end and they mentioned the cost that I felt uneasy as it was going to cost a lot more than I was expecting to pay for just a set of irons / wedges. Fortunately I went with my gut and left without purchasing and did some more research. Sure enough, I had been “gold plated” into a set of clubs, when being new to golf and a mid-high 20’s handicap, it was just not needed. That led me to find out about Tom Wishon and his views on club fitting and the golf industry generally. Sure enough, whilst the accuracy was improved in my fitting, all the distance gains were solely attributable to a 4 degree strengthening of loft!
I was due to travel on holiday to the US in a couple of months, so kept doing more research. Out of all of the club fitters I contacted via the Wishon website, many took a little while to reply and a couple not at all. However, TC at Perfect Lies responded almost immediately and over the course of the next couple of months, we corresponded regularly. He gave me his views on a range of issues as it relates to golf clubs and club fitting. When I finally got to the US, we organised to meet and do a club fitting. As he was out of state NY, he went to the trouble of driving an hour to pick me up from a mutually convenient train station. I ended up having two sessions with him and Tony. The first we spent about 6 hours going through many head and shaft combinations until we found ones that felt the best (KBS Tour and Wishon 560MC). The second was to try out and learn about my new clubs. Both sessions included a great amount of coaching and discussion with TC and Tony about my swing and what I should focus on to improve based on their their years of experience in golf. The cost also ended up being a fraction of the other set, for what I would argue was a better quality head and more appropriate shaft for my age and experience level.
I must admit, when I got home, the first few rounds I struggled. Not with the clubs per se, but my scores were at best the same as before I left over about 11 rounds in 3 months after my returning to Australia. However since that point I have hit a run of form that has seen my drop my handicap 2.5 strokes in the space of 7 rounds in 3 weeks and about 5-10 strokes off the stick. How much of that is attributable to practice and playing more vs how much is due to the clubs is hard to say. However, there can be no doubt that the quality of the fitting process, KBS shafts, Wishon 560mc heads and TC’s expertise in club making all have played a significant part in my improvement.
If you want an honest and forthright opinion about golf equipment, club fitting and more importantly what you need for where you are in your game, I cannot recommend TC and Tony from Perfect Lies enough. Can’t thank them enough for their work and will return for my next set when I get below 10 and am looking for a set of blades (here’s hoping anyway).
Brett From Australia
Perfect Lies Golf