A Golf Digest "100 Best Club Fitter"

100 BEST CLUBFITTER 2017Tens of Thousands of Golfers from all over the world have been Custom Fitted at Sittler Golf Center since 1993!

If you're not playing with equipment that is fit to your swing, you're not playing to your potential. Imagine how easy golf could be if the problem is with your clubs, not with the way you swing them!

Sittler Golf Center offers the most extensive outdoor, on the driving range custom-fitting capability in the area. It is vitally important to see ball flight.  In a store or even with a simulator, you can’t follow the trajectory and curve of the ball. That’s why having our range right outside the Golf Shop door is so important.

Our PGA Certified Club Fitters will determine your personal specifications for:

  • Club Length
  • Lie Angle
  • Shaft material (graphite or steel)
  • Shaft flex (stiff, regular, senior, etc.)
  • Grip size & type
  • Set Composition

Once your specs are determined, we will send them to the manufacturer and they will custom build your clubs to your individual specifications. Your custom built clubs will be delivered within 12 business days.

In order for you to have the best experience possible, we recommend that you schedule an appointment.  We would like to give each golfer our undivided attention and provide you with the individual time required for a proper fitting. We schedule times 7 days a week, with weekend time slots available from 9am-6pm. Please call 610-683-7232 today to schedule your clubfitting!


Why WE are the Best

What are the main reasons to choose Sittler Golf?  Well, even if you look past our numerous awards...you'll also see we are:

  • PGA Club Fitters with over 30 years Experience
  • Manufacturer’s Certified Fitters
  • Seeing Actual Ball Flight: Vitally Important!
  • Clubs Built to Your Specs by the Manufacturer
  • The Latest in Club Fitting Systems
  • Cutting Edge Technology
  • An Outstanding Education in Club Fitting process
  • Service that Exceeds your Expectations
  • Nationally Recognized Award Winning Club Fitter
  • No additional fees for modifications (lie angle adjustments, length adjustments, etc.)

We offer 2 types of Club Fittings to accommodate all Golfers


Comprehensive Golf Club Fittings:

The Comprehensive Fittings are for the golfer who is unsure which brand of equipment (ex. Ping, Taylor Made, Callaway, etc) is best for their swing and game. Our golf professionals will make suggestions on Brands that would be bested suited for your swing. This fitting is great for golfers who are open to suggestions and would like the Pros feedback.

  • Step 1: Initially, your PGA Certified Clubfitter, will discuss your individual goals plus evaluate and analyze all parts of  your game in order to develop a foundation for the club fitting process.
  • Step 2: Your clubfitter will identify the club types, makes, models and other specifications that are best for your game utilizing state-of-the-art ball flight and golf swing analysis technology. He will determine whether you require steel or graphite shafts, game improvement, super game improvement or player's clubs and which shafts types, weights and flexes are best suited for your game.
  • Step 3: Your clubfitter will present you with a number of different manufacturers models he has determined is best suited for your swing. You will hit all the clubs and find the one that feels and looks the best to you. Together you will decide on which manufacturer you prefer.
  • Step 4: Once your company preference is determined, your clubfitter will use the appropriate clubfitting system to fit you for the following club specs: Club Length, Lie Angle, Shaft Material (steel or graphite), Shaft Flex & Weight, Grip Size & Type.
  • Step 5: Your clubfitter will perform a gap analysis and determine your set composition. For example, will you replace a 3 or 4 iron with hybrids? Which wedges would be beneficial? etc.
  • Step 6: We will send your specs to the manufacturer and your clubs will be custom built and delivered to our pro shop within 14 days.

Explore Our COMPREHENSIVE Golf Club Fittings Today


Custom Golf Club Fittings:

The Custom Fittings are for the golfer who knows which brand of equipment (ex. Ping, Taylor Made, Mizuno etc.) they would like custom fitted to his/her swing. This fitting is perfect for golfers loyal to one brand.

  • Step 1: Initially, your PGA Certified Clubfitter, will discuss your individual goals and evaluate your swing using the manufacturers clubfitting system of your choice.
  • Step 2: Your clubfitter will fit you for the following club specs: Club Length, Lie Angle, Shaft Material (steel or graphite), Shaft Flex & Weight, Grip Size & Type.
  • Step 3: Your clubfitter will perform a gap analyis and determine your set compostion. For example, will you replace a 3 or 4 iron with hybrids?  Which wedges would be beneficial? etc.
  • Step 4: We will send your specs to the manufacturer and your clubs will be custom built and delivered to our pro shop within 14 days.

Explore Our CUSTOM Golf Club Fittings Today

 

Golf Instruction & Club Fitting Technology

Shaft Optimizer

Matching the right shaft to your swing is absolutely critical for just about every aspect of your shot – distance, control, ball flight, trajectory and feel. In just a few swings, Mizuno’s Shaft Optimizery measures five critical aspects of your swing to determine your unique Swing DNA™. Your information is entered into Mizuno’s patented Shaft Optimizer software, which then recommends a shaft with performance characteristics perfectly matched to your individual swing.

  • Club Head Speed: How fast the club head and shaft are moving during your swing.
  • Tempo: How quickly you transition from your backswing to your downswing.
  • Shaft Toe Down: Measures how far the shaft bends in a downward direction during your downswing.
  • Shaft Kick Angle: Measures how far the shaft bends forward during your downswing.
  • Release Factor: How and when the club head and shaft are released during the downswing

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jc-videoJC Video Motion Analysis

Visual feedback is an excellent component during a lesson, instant video replay sets the mental image for the student to help alter their swing. Instruction with video is a tremendous advantage in any form of teaching motor skills. 87% of everything you learn is through visualization, your brain is an incredibly complex instant replay system which can mimic almost any action it see's. JC Video’s Digital Mirror Ultimate Software is the benchmark for all other Motion Analysis programs.


flightscopeFlightScope

FlightScope is used for golf instruction, swing analysis, club fitting and club recommendation. FlightScope also is used as a golf training aid and for personal practice by tour professionals and amateur golfers alike. FlightScope has integrated with complementary technologies like ball-fitting logic and club-recommendation software.


simulatorState of the Art Full Swing Simulator

The ultimate indoor golf experience. Featuring state of the art courses, ball tracking, and swing statistics, our golf simulator drives results for your game.

 

Meet The Professionals

rickRick Kline, Founder & PGA Professional

Rick Kline is a Class A PGA Head Professional and owner of Sittler Golf A dedicated professional, instructor and mentor, Rick has overwhelmingly demonstrated his commitment to Golf. Rick is the proud recipient of many acknowledgements and awards:

  •     National PGA Merchandiser 2013
  •     Philadelphia PGA Section Merchandiser 1993 & 1995 (Marriott Seaview Resort) 2003, 2005, 2011 (Sittler Golf)
  •     PGA Best 100 Golf Shops 1991 & 1992 (Marriott Seaview Resort)
  •     Top 25 Golf Shops in America 2005 – 2006 by Golf Range Association
  •     Top 50 Ranges in America by Golf Range Association 1999 - 2016
  •     Top 50 Teaching Professional 2012 - 2017 Golf Range Association
  •     Best 100 Fitters in America 2011-2017 – Golf Digest
  •     Taylormade Top 100 Fitter of the Year 2013
  •     Mizuno Top 100 Fitter 2004, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015
  •     Ping Regional Fitter of the Year 2002, 2012
  •     Callaway Mid-Atlantic Fitter of the Year 2011
  •     Cobra Regional Fitter of the Year 2004
  •     Wilson Regional Fitter of the Year 2003
  •     Member of President’s Advisory Council
  •     Member of PGA Magazone Advisory Board
  •     Member of Golf Range Association Advisory Board
  •     President of Lehigh Valley serving Berks County First Tee Chapter
  •     Level I instructor for First Tee

Rick is a firm believer in community involvement and introducing young golfers to the Game of a Lifetime. As a former Head Golf Coach of Kutztown High School and developer of the local intra-mural program, Rick is committed to the growth of Junior Golf in our community. Rick has worked with thousands of golf students helping them improve their golf game and overall golf experience. His solid teaching skills are focused on improving the student's playing ability. He works with his students in establishing goals and objectives by which improved performance is measured.

By combining swing mechanics, short game techniques, physical training and a good mindset for golf, students achieve maximum results. Rick's personable style, extensive use of training aids and drills with a relaxed direct approach to problem solving has made him a sought-after teacher for students at all skill levels. Rick is an Educator of Clubfitting and travels the United States several times a year to share his knowledge of club fitting with his fellow professional club fitters.


Ricky Kline, Assistant Professional

Ricky has been working in the golf industry for over 13 years at various facilities. He has been teaching and club fitting for over 8 years. Ricky has a passion for sharing his love of the game with golfers of all levels. He enjoys helping people play better golf and being a resource of knowledge on all aspects of golf including mental aspects of the game, practicing efficiently and correctly, how to have fun while playing and understanding what the best golf equipment is for each individual person.

Ricky has worked at Sittler Golf Center for the better part of the past 13 years learning from his father, PGA Head Professional Rick Kline and other PGA professionals that have been at the facility and at surrounding facilities in Berks/Lehigh counties. He has had the opportunity to travel and work at facilities on the west coast. In 2013-2014, he worked at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, AZ where he worked under Joe Shershonovich, PGA National Merchandiser of the year and Top 100 Golf Shops. The following year he went to Los Angeles, CA and continued teaching and club fitting at GolfTEC. He went through GolfTEC university and had the opportunity to work with some of the best teachers in the country.

Over his career Ricky has developed his own philosophy on teaching. There is no one way to learn this great game and there are millions of different swings out there. He wants to help each individual that comes to him to reach their goals. Everyone has different goals and he doesn't teach everyone the exact same way. Depending on the level of experience (beginner to scratch golfer), physical capabilities, current swing and current or long term ball flight issues and ultimately each individuals' overall goals all apply to what is discussed and taught in lessons. Lessons are personalized and tailored to each person and their respective swings and goals.

Custom Club Fitting FAQ's

Do I need to make an appointment for a club fitting session?

  • Yes, we prefer appointments so we may be able to provide you with the individual time required for a proper fitting. We schedule times 7 days a week, with weekend time slots available from 9am-6pm.

Do custom fitted clubs cost more than stock clubs?

  • No, custom fitted clubs cost the  same as a stock set "off-the-rack". Sittler Golf Center custom-fits all major brands and price ranges of equipment for men, women and juniors so that we have something for everyone.

How will being fitted for clubs improve my game?

  • “Off-the-rack” golf clubs are made to standard specifications configured to fit the average golfer with average specifications. Unless you fit this narrow zone of what a manufacturer considers average, you’re constantly compensating for clubs that don't match your body or your golf swing. Custom fit golf clubs maximize the characteristics of YOUR individual golf swing, which will allow you to get the most success and enjoyment. Remember: every professional golfer has their clubs fitted and you should too. Stop working for your golf clubs and have your golf clubs start working for you!

Do you have left-handed clubs to try?

  • We have as many left-handed clubs as we can get our hands on for club fitting, as we realize it can often be difficult for lefties to find clubs to test and compare. We also host many demo days in which the manufacturer bring a larger selection of left handed equipment.

Do you build custom clubs?

  • No. We order all custom clubs from the specific manufacturer you are fitted for. They will build them to your individual specifications and weight the clubs accordingly, which is better than making modifications to “stock” clubs.

Will it take a long time to get my clubs?

  • No, it will take about 14 days to receive your custom clubs that are built specifically for you by the manufacturer.

Can all Players benefit from Custom Fitting?

  • Yes, properly fit golf equipment will substantially benefit golfers of ALL ability levels. Golf is challenging enough on its own. Why make it even harder? Properly fit equipment in terms of club model, shaft type, shaft length, shaft flex, grip type & size, set composition, and much more makes the game significantly easier to play and/or learn.

Can’t I get the same results by hitting into a net?

  • No! Ball Flight is the most important aspect of the club fitting process. Hitting into a net simply does not  provide the necessary feedback. Many times it appears you've hit the ball straight, only to see it hook or fade before landing. You simply cannot see this hitting into a net or simulator.

Why do you charge for custom fitting sessions when other places do it for free?

  • At Sittler Golf Center, we want you to have as many clubs as possible to demo so that you can find the right clubs for your game.  It is extremely expensive for us to assemble all the fitting systems and demo clubs from so many manufacturers, as well as the latest clubfitting technology.  We pride ourselves on being Nationally Recognized Clubfitters and all our clubfitters are PGA & Manufacturer Certified Fitters. In the same way we compensate our Professionals when giving golf lessons, we compensate them for their expertise in the clubfitting process.

How long is a clubfitting?

  • The time it takes to complete a clubfitting depends on the clubfitting you choose:
  • Ultimate Comprehensive Full Bag Fitting:  4 hours
  • Comprehensive Full Bag Fitting: 2 - 2.5 hours
  • Comprehensive Iron Fitting: 1 - 1.5 hours
  • Comprehensive Driver Fitting:  45 min. - 1 hour
  • Comprehensive Long Wood: 30 - 45 min.
  • Comprehensive Wedges: 30 - 45 min.
  • Custom Iron Fitting Iron Fitting: 30 - 45 min.
  • Custom Driver Fitting: 20 - 30 min.
  • Custom Long Wood Fitting: 15 min.
  • Custom Wedge & Putter Fitting: 20 - 30min

Can you fit me for clubs I just purchased elsewhere?

  • The best time to be fit for clubs is BEFORE you buy, which takes the expensive guess work out of potentially buying the wrong clubs. Getting fit before allows us to accurately fit you for all club specs. We may be able to affordably change to the correct grip size or shorten or lengthen the shafts. Sometimes it is better to just trade-in incorrect clubs and start over with new ones. We would work with you during an equipment analysis to determine if the clubs you purchased are right for you.

Can I be fitted by you , but buy my clubs elsewhere (i.e. shop around)?

  • Yes, the you would pay the full fitting fee and if you decide within 2 weeks of your fitting to purchase the clubs from us we would apply 50% of the fitting fee to your purchase.

Is there a savings if I buy my clubs from you?

  • We have a Price Match Guarantee and we waive 50% of the fitting fee when you buy from us. We also enroll you in our Rewards Program where you earn a point for each dollar spent towards shop credit, free lessons, free buckets, etc.

Automated "Equipment Selector" Software

Need help selecting the proper equipment?

Our automated software will size you up and recommend what's best for you. Try it...it's easy!

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On-Site Club Fitting Systems

  • Bridgestone

    Bridgestone

  • Callaway Golf

    Callaway Golf

  • Cobra

    Cobra

  • Mizuno

    Mizuno

  • Ping

    Ping

  • Srixon

    Srixon

  • Taylormade

    Taylormade

  • Titleist

    Titleist

  • Touredge

    Touredge

  • Wilson

    Wilson

  • Xxio

    Xxio