If you’ve ever wondered if you have the right golf clubs, we recommend a club fitting.
We were fitted by Mike Tomas, Wildfire Golf Club’s master club fitter, who has more than 20 years of golf industry experience and an extensive background working with numerous players from the PGA, LPGA, Web.com and Champions Tour.
Mike started the club fitting by asking a few questions and looking at our current set of clubs. He made some general observations and had us hit a few balls to see how we performed with our clubs. He immediately noticed that we were overcompensating in certain areas because he thought our clubs were too short and too heavy.
Mike introduced us to a few different clubs and had us take practice shots with them – our balls went further and were straighter. After seeing the improvements, Mike recommended we take sets of rental clubs to play our round at the Faldo Course. We loved the club fitting because we were able to see immediate improvements and didn’t feel like we were in a sales situation.
After our club fitting, we started our round at the Faldo Championship course. The par-71 Faldo Championship Course was designed by three-time Masters and three-time British Open champ Nick Faldo. The course features generous fairways and ample landing areas for the not-so-straight and narrow golf swing. It also offers stunning views of the McDowell Mountains, Camelback Mountain and Piestewa Peak.
The course features more than 100 bunkers and has very few water hazards – its very reminiscent of Australian sand belt courses. Overall, Faldo was very playable and can be challenging depending on where you tee off. We loved using the rental set of clubs because they helped us hit more accurately to avoid the sand bunkers!
For a limited time, JW Marriott Desert Ridge is offering the Unlimited Golf Experience Package where you can stay at the resort and enjoy unlimited golf on both the Faldo Championship Course and the Palmer Signature Course. The package also includes a complimentary golf cart with GPS and bag storage, advanced tee times and a daily breakfast buffet. Talk about the ultimate staycation for a golf lover! Rates for this amazing package start at $389.