Golf Digest America's Best Clubfitter Russ Ryden of Fit 2 Score LLC Updates with 40 Driver Shaft Profiles

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Using the Fit 2 Score LLC patent-pending Shaft Elasticity and Inertia (EI) Measuring Instrument invented and manufactured by Russ Ryden, 40 driver shaft bend profiles representing nine manufacturers are now available on, compliments of the Fit 2 Score team and its 12 fitting associates throughout the United States.

“It has been quite an undertaking over the past 18 months to invent, design and manufacture this instrument and then collect the data on all these shafts. The technology to do this was previously only available with equipment used by shaft manufacturers. Now the club fitting industry has a way to compare shaft performance across all manufacturers. The golfer is the real winner in the equation as top club fitters across the nation now have a better understanding of shaft performance as it relates to the golfer’s swing characteristics,” says Russ Ryden, President and Owner of Fit 2 Score LLC.

For his invention, Ryden was honored with the 2009 Technology Award by the Association of Golf Clubfitting Professionals and he is certified by them as one of 12 Master Club Fitters in the USA.

Driver shaft performance data is now available for these custom shaft brands at - Aldila, Fugikura, Graphite Design, Matrix, Miyazaki, Mitsubishi, Nunchuk, True Temper and UST. The most comprehensive data is available for Mitsubishi and UST. The section is updated regularly as new shafts are analyzed, measured and posted to the site.

Russ Ryden of Fit 2 Score was also recently named a Golf Digest America’s 100 Best Clubfitter. Due to reader requests 2011 is the first time ever in its 60 year history that Golf Digest announced the best 100 places to get a proper club fitting. They firmly endorse getting a proper fitting before purchasing golf clubs and tout it as "Where golfers should go to find instant improvement."

According to Ryden, ‘We very much appreciate this honor, especially since we have put forth a great deal of time, intellectual and other capitol to move the art and science of club fitting forward and we are dedicated to this pursuit.”

The Golf Digest process for determining America's100 Best Clubfitters involved three criteria: 1) The location must be open to the public, 2) There must be access to clubs made by top manufacturers, 3) The fitter must be nominated by one of the following: one of 900-plus raters of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses, golf association executives, top teachers or other industry sources. Golf Digest also asked facilities to complete a survey detailing their resources, expertise and methodology.

At Fit 2 Score LLC fitting is a service, not just a step in the process of selling clubs. Quite often an adjustment to clubs can facilitate more consistent shot making. Using the most up-to-date fitting equipment available - Flightscope 3D Doppler radar and high speed video, Fit 2 Score tracks the flight of both the club head and ball. Loft, lie, weight, balance and shaft geometry are tested until the perfect fit is found. This informed performance testing finds the best fit to the golfer’s swing. Then clubs are precisely built or adjusted to promote a consistent, repeatable swing that reduces dispersion and maximizes distance, resulting in greater accuracy and lower scores. Visit for an extensive review of the fitting approach, systems and technology used at Fit 2 Score LLC.

Custom head brands offered at Fit 2 Score include Adams, Alpha, Miura, Scratch, Tour Edge Exotics and Wishon. Custom shaft brands include Aerotech, KBS, Mitsubishi, Nippon, Rifle and UST. Branded clubs available include Callaway, Cleveland, Cobra, Mizuno, Nike, Ping, Taylor Made and Titleist.

Ryden does club fittings by appointment at the Golden Bear Golf Center in Carrollton, TX and at Bob Moore's Sports Center in Colleyville, TX. He is a Golf Digest America’s 100 Best Clubfitter and is Titleist Performance Institute Certified. He invented and manufactures the patent-pending Shaft Elasticity and Inertia (EI) Measuring Instrument. Golf shaft reviews on are updated and expanded frequently in cooperation with Fit 2 Score associates throughout the United States using the Instrument Ryden invented.

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