Lou Solarte has fit golf clubs with the Henry/Griffitts Club Fitting System since 1994. Lou earned Master Fitter Status in 2002. He specializes in finding the club to maximize your potential. Lou, believes Henry/Griffitts to be the best club fitting system on the planet, please view the H/G web site below for more information. Henry-Griffitts club fitting is done by appointment only, the charge is $110.00 by the hour, if you purchase a set of 8 irons or a set of 3 woods all fitting fees are waived. Please call 630.779.5509 to schedule your appointment.
Professional golfers recognize the foundations of performance. For decades, touring professionals have insisted that manufacturers custom fit their clubs, the tools of their demanding trade, to their specific body types and swing motions. Tournament players and club pros understand that consistent results are not possible without an unshakeable confidence in their equipment. Customized equipment provides that confidence. It's a given; they wouldn't dream of buying mass-produced clubs off the rack.
For 21 years, Henry-Griffitts has asked, "Why should you?"
Henry-Griffitts, Inc. was founded on the premise that players of all abilities tangibly benefit from custom-fitted golf equipment. Since 1983, this Hayden, Idaho-based firm has delivered more than the world's premier fitted clubs - it has continually delivered the confidence that golfers of all abilities seek. Henry-Griffitts knows what golf professionals have always known: On-course performance is maximized when clubs are custom fit, then meticulously manufactured to the tightest specifications in golf. Because it delivers these foundations of performance, Henry-Griffitts delivers confidence.
We believe that:
Equipment Affects Motion® - We believe that the Teacher can use the golf club to make beneficial and lasting changes in students' motion. Simply, equipment that fits - improves the golf swing. The equipment should be integral to your motion promoting a sound and repeatable swing.
We Value Teachers - HG believes only golf professionals and golf teachers, trained in the HG methodology and using HG fittings tools, can effectively fit golf clubs to players of all abilities. To match specific club characteristics to individual swing motions and body types is a painstaking, highly nuanced blend of art and science.
Ball Flight is Dynamic - When a student can see and understand their ball flight, learning will take place. It is imperative that the teaching be undertaken outdoors where the feedback from changes in the configuration of the equipment can immediately be visualized. This feedback is used iteratively by the teacher to best tailor the equipment to individual swing motions.
Balance is Fundamental - Balance is the way HG approaches life and the game. Balance is exhibited by a solid swing that starts and finishes in a controlled, smooth effortless and coordinated motion. Balance in the body and club are intrinsically connected - at address, during take-away, at the top of the swing, through impact, at the finish. Without equipment that is finely crafted and configured to your unique swing motion, balance cannot be achieved in a repeatable, reliable form.
Precision Makes Perfect - HG Certified Teachers strive to find the single best equipment configuration for their students. HG provides our Certified Teachers with our patented Inter-Changeable System (ICS) that empowers the teacher with an unprecedented 6,500 different club combinations. Alternative systems typically feature 20 to 30 demonstration clubs of various lies, shafts, lengths and flexes. Each golf swing is like a fingerprint in that it is totally unique to every student - 14 key golf club characteristics are manipulated and evaluated throughout the lesson. It is this level of precision that the ICS system puts at the fingertips of the teacher. The precision involved during the lesson is continued through production with each club component weighted and measured to the gram, the tightest tolerances in the industry.
Feedback is Fundamental - Improvement comes from feedback. HG has its very foundations routed in the value of highly quality consistent feedback through the dynamic observation of ball flight. HG rigorously applies the value of feedback throughout the company, from our Certified Teaching Professionals, our students, and ourselves.
Adopt New Technology - We strive to introduce and discover new means of improving our ability to match swing with the perfect fit. While we recognize that teaching is a blend of "art and science" we are constantly looking for improvements and technology to further enhance a students' confidence.
Build Long-Term Relationships - HG seeks long-term relationships with employees, golf professionals, customers and suppliers. Golf is a passion, a life long game - just as people build a relationship with their doctors, our HG Certified Teaching Professionals duty is to improve your confidence in your golf game, for life.
We Schedule the "Follow-up" First - The most important moment for a new HG student is after receiving their new clubs - we celebrate it! We are there to ensure golfers experience the utmost from their equipment.
Champion Confidence - Providing confidence is our purpose and it is why golfers seek our superior services and equipment.
Our Shared Values
We stand for the passionate pursuit of thoroughness and percision.
We perform our efforts with enjoyment and a balanced spirit.
We cultivate open, supportive, sincere and meaningful interactions.
We forge lifelong connections with people, the sport and the passion.
We encourage and are driven by original ideas and new ways of learning.
Henry-Griffitts is a rare breed, overall world-wide consumers are less than happy with the service they receive in the majority of industries. Large companies have become anonymous organizations where sometimes the quest to speak a real human has become a problem. Things are different here, very different. We value and actively seek your feedback, we believe that feedback is fundamental.
The feedback we receive from everyone is greatly appreciated and inspires us to improve yet further our approach, equipment, attitude and enables us to deliver you confidence.
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