PING WebFit: Get Fit From your Phone
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PING WebFit: Get Fit From your Phone

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PING WebFit: Get Fit From your Phone

There are many aspects of golf that puzzle even experienced golfers. The overwhelming marketing hype from every direction just adds to this confusion. How do you separate fact from fiction? As a result, any consumer walking in blind is likely to make the wrong decision. And an expensive one, at that.

Let’s take wedges as an example.

The PING WebFit app aims to make the confusing simple, change headaches into peace of mind and confidence on the golf course by helping you choose the exact wedge you need to get the job done and lower your scores.

What Is PING WebFit?

PING WebFit is an online fitting questionnaire that allows you to get a better grasp on what PING clubs you should be fitted into.

Here’s what PING has to say about WEBFIT.

“A static fitting through WEBFIT is a valuable starting point for educating you about important parameters of custom fitting and providing a jumpstart to identifying models and custom specifications. While thousands of static fittings over multiple decades reveal that 75% of players will get within one color code of their optimal color code when correctly filling out the PING WebFit form, to Play Your Best nothing replaces an in-person dynamic fitting on a launch monitor system with a PING Certified Custom Fitter.”

The last point made is key. WebFit will educate golfers and inform them on where they are most likely to be and, based on their answers, what club is best for those conditions.

It is also important to note that while we will focus on the wedge portion of WebFit in this article, it is a program that is available for all PING golf clubs from putter to driver.

How Does WebFit Work?

The PING WebFit process takes only a few minutes but manages to gather a host of information. Most of the information is basic but there may be one or two that require measurements to be taken.

To start, WebFit will gather the basics and ask general profile questions. This includes gender, dexterity, height, handicap/average score. Then it dives into a few more specifics with your average 7-Iron carry distance and shot trajectory before going into the actual wedge fitting.

There, you will need to know some specifics about what your most lofted wedge is, what turf conditions you normally play in and your normal divot depth. These are fairly basic but very important to help get you into the right set of wedges for your game.

The next step is about greenside play. It will ask if you like to open the face around the greens, the normal sand conditions you play in, if you find bunker shots intimidating or scary and if you struggle with pitch shots from tight lies.

It is now time for it to dial in your lie angle, shaft, grip and then produce the final results. PING WebFit manages to do this by gathering your wrist-to-floor measurement (if you are not sure, it tells you how to measure it and why this is important). This measurement is also important for other portions of your game. In terms of shafts, it is a simple steel or graphite option before moving into grip size. There are two ways to measure this: by an actual hand measurement or just selecting your glove size.

Then it is time to wait and see your results!

Why This Process Of Questions?

While this may seem straightforward and simple, there is a method and reasoning to why it is this way. That is because this is the same process PING Tour fitters go through when working with the best of the best. These are the same questions, the same areas they look at, when working with PING staff players to get the best results for them.

PING has taken this confusing process and made it simple so consumers don’t necessarily need to know everything about each grind, how much bounce is on this grind or that grind and where the relief is. For those who want to know more about the different grinds and options, all the information is there and readily available to view. However, for those wanting to simply get fit into the best results that make sense for their game, PING WebFit manages to do this with questions that are easy to follow and answer.

What Do The Results Look Like?

After completing the PING WebFit app process, you will get a top recommendation for which product in the PING lineup is best suited for you.

This will include which lofts and grinds are best for you (given your responses). Your color code for lie angle and length as well as what shaft and grip (along with grip size) are recommended.

What happens if you feel they are not right or want to change an answer? Just go back and change the answer and get your revised results. This can be gone through a numer of times if a user chooses to or wants to learn more about their game and conditions they play in.

Why Is This Important?

I alluded to this but the options for different wedges, bounces, lofts, grinds, finishes and more are confusing.

When PING released the s159 wedges, they introduced two new grind options. These are the H and the B, to go along with the existing S, W, EYE and T grinds. All of these serve a slightly different purpose and are optimized for certain conditions and player types.

PING has done their best to make these grind designations make sense to the masses.

S = Standard – Mid Bounce
W = Wide – High Bounce
EYE or E = Classic EYE Sole – Variable Bounce
T = Low Bounce in High Lofted Wedges
H = Half Moon- Mid Bounce
B = Wide Sole – Low Bounce

To trial and error this alone is no easy task and so is all the more reason to go through the WebFit app and, ideally, a fitting with a certified PING fitter afterwards. Each grind option fits a need and will allow for optimal turf interaction depending on the golfer and how they deliver the golf club.

Conclusion

It’s free, it works for a whole bag of PING golf clubs, and only takes minutes to complete. The PING WebFit app has taken a Tour-level fitting process and simplified it for the average golfer.

Having said that, itt is still recommended to go into a PING certified fitter for a full fitting. For those not able to do so, this is the perfect way to identify which option could be best for you.

If you are curious about what results PING WebFit will determine for you, try it here.

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Jamie Danbrook

Jamie Danbrook

Jamie Danbrook

Jamie is the MyGolfSpy Forum Director. A Canadian living in Switzerland can often be found posting on the forum under the username GolfSpy_APH. When not on the forum he can be found on the course, or with his wife, two kids and three dogs hiking and exploring. He prides himself in being a lefty golfer and is still in search of his elusive first hole in one.

Jamie Danbrook

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      Chris F

      1 month ago

      Great review and overview of the Ping web fit for. It also works well. I went for Ping wedge fitting with the new S159 wedges and the fitter recommended the same bounce and grind options as website.

      Reply

      HikingMike

      1 month ago

      Interesting, they went with E for Eye, rather than I. That makes sense to keep separate a wedge grind from a line of irons.

      Reply

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