Accessibility is an ongoing effort for the Global Golf team. We are always searching for solutions that will improve the accessibility of our site. If, at any time, you have difficulty using or accessing any part of Global Golf, please feel free to contact us. We will work with you to make all reasonable efforts to correct the issue and assist with immediate needs.
FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $99
No coupon needed
More Details
IN STOCK ITEMS SHIP TODAY!
Order Before 3PM EST.*
More Details
20% OFF YOUR ORDER
CODE: FALL20
More Details

Pro Tip: Understanding the PING Fitting Charts

Pro Tip: Understanding the PING Fitting Charts

The PING fitting charts have gained tons of popularity over the years as fitting processes evolved. Not long ago, buying a set of golf clubs involved visiting your local golf shop and purchasing a set right off of the floor; all golf clubs were made to the same standards, and the biggest choices to make were regular or stiff flex shafts and if you should go with steel or graphite.

Today, every company offers some form of fitting process to ensure the golf clubs you get are a perfect match for you and your golf swing. PING Golf is the innovator of club fitting, so we thought we’d dive into the PING iron fitting charts and how the process helps find the right PING golf clubs for you. After all, PING irons are packed with the latest technologies and deserve to be at the top of your list.

How the PING Fitting Process Started

PING Golf was the first company to take club fitting seriously. In the 1960s, founder Karsten Solheim realized he could help Tour professionals by calibrating their equipment to fit their particular build and golf swing. Many of these players went on to play extremely well or even emerge victorious at the next week’s event.

With that early success, Solheim went on to develop the famous PING color dot chart, which designated a particular color code for irons at a certain lie angle; this simple system has evolved over the years to the complete PING fitting process used today.

Step 1: The PING Fitting Interview

The interview covers many significant aspects of your game, including your current handicap, how far your 7 iron travels and your current and desired ball flight; this helps PING Golf fitters narrow down the endless iron set combinations available to you. The fitter then inspects your current golf bag and takes your likes and dislikes into account.

Step 2: Finding the Right Model with the PING Club Fitting Chart


PING Club Fitting Chart

After the interview is completed, the fitter recommends a PING model. There are three types of models, as noted with the PING size chart above:

  • The compact iron

  • The mid-sized iron

  • The over-sized iron.

Each golf club model provides varying degrees of workability, forgiveness and trajectory; finding the correct combination of these factors leads you toward the optimal iron model and a lower score.

Step 3: Measuring Static Fit with the PING Color Dot Chart


PING Color Dot Chart

Once the model is decided upon, you undergo a static fitting, which is ultimately measured with the renowned PING color dot chart; fitters use a combination of your height and the standard PING wrist-to-floor measurement.

From this information, the PING dot chart will recommend a length and lie angle as a starting point for your fitting; these two steps are critical in narrowing the number of options and getting the PING fitting process started in the right direction.

Step 4: Choosing the Right Shaft Flex for You


PING Shaft Flex Chart

PING Golf has a comprehensive fitting chart for shaft selection time. The chart, shown above, recommends shaft flex based on your 7 iron distance and the different shot trajectories from each of the available shaft options.

Again, this provides a fantastic starting point for the fitter. You can read more about how to choose the right golf shaft for you.

Now that the static fitting is complete, the fitter requests a dynamic swing test to fine-tune your options. After all, every golfer sets up and swings differently, so these variations have to be taken into account when finding the perfect match.

Step 5: Calculating the Ideal Lie Angle


PING Lie Angle Chart

Determining the lie angle of a golf club shows where the club head hits at impact. Heel-side impact causes shots to go left for the right-handed golfer. The opposite is true for toe-side impact.

For the test, the PING fitter places impact tape on the sole of the golf club. You hit some golf balls sitting on a hard plate, making sure to hit the plate like you would the turf. The fitter then adjusts the color code until the impact mark is centered.

Step 6: Gaining Consistency Through Shaft Length


PING Impact Chart

Refining the golf shaft length is easier thanks to the static fitting completed earlier. The goal is to determine the shaft length that provides the most consistent contact in the center of the clubface.

The fitter places impact tape on the clubface and has you hit several shots with the established shaft length determined by the static fitting. Based on the results, you may need to adjust your golf shaft length before proceeding.

Step 7: Filling the Gaps in Your Golf Bag


PING Ideal Lie Angle Chart

The penultimate step is deciding the best combination and set configuration. The set makeup is determined by looking at the distance gaps between golf clubs.

For example, if you hit your 4 iron nearly as far as your 3 iron, replacing the 3 iron with a 3 hybrid gives you a better distance gap between clubs. This well-rounded approach will give you the accuracy you need in high-pressure situations.

Step 8: Choosing Golf Grips with the PING Grip Size Chart


PING Golf Grip Size Chart

Finally, it is time to decide on your ideal golf grip and size, which can be determined by using the PING grip chart above.

Fitters cross-reference the overall length of your hand with the length of your longest finger; the result is your ultimate golf grip size. The grip type will be primarily driven by your preference in feel and firmness.

PING Fitting Process Summary

How’s that for a comprehensive look at the PING fitting process for irons? It may sound tedious, but it’s well worth it for the results. The benefits of properly fitted golf clubs will bring you much more confidence and success on the golf course.

If you’re interested in a PING fitting and want to do some additional research, check out GlobalGolf’s USelect™ iron selector tool; our staff of PGA Professionals generate recommendations for you based on a brief quiz about your game. You can also explore the latest golf irons by handicap. Knowledge is power when it comes to improving your game.

adidas Bridgestone Golf Callaway Cleveland Cobra FootJoy Mizuno Nike Ping Puma Srixon TaylorMade Titleist Wilson adidas Bridgestone Golf Callaway Cleveland Cobra FootJoy Mizuno Nike Ping Puma Srixon TaylorMade Titleist Wilson
+ + Clear All i What is this? About UTry®
These are your UTry® selections. Only UTry® eligible products appear here. 2 product limit.

Our UTry® program gives you the opportunity to try out brand new products from the game's top brands for 14 days for only $25, or $100 for an iron set. That's right—you get a brand new, still-in-the-plastic club to try for two weeks for just $25.

You get to try it when, where, and how you want for two weeks before deciding if you want to buy it or not.

Want to test out two different brands, or two different configurations? No problem. UTry® lets you try out up to 2 products for $25 per product or 1 iron set for $100.

This isn't 30 minutes on the range with range balls or looking out of the Pro-Shop window. You can try the product on your time, when & where you want.

UTry® gives you the freedom to take Golf Clubs, GPS or Rangefinders to your course and to use at your pace! Use it as much as you like so you can really know what the product will do for your game before you invest in it.

If you don't love it, simply put it back in the box it came in, use the included prepaid return shipping label, and send it back to us. That's it.

If you do love it, that's awesome! You keep the product, we'll subtract the $25 trial fee off the final cost of the product, and we'll charge you the difference.

View Selection
X
+
X
X