Interview with Randall Henry of Henry-Griffitts1

I recently had the opportunity to have some wedges designed by Henry-Griffitts, custom fit just for me, as well as quick sit down with Randall Henry.  Below are some great answers and information on Henry-Griffitts, and their custom fitting process.  Look for a review on their wedges coming soon, and you can find Henry-Griffitts at www.henry-griffitts.com/‎.

AGG:

Tell us a little bit of the history of Henry-Griffitts?

RH: 

Henry-Griffitts was founded in 1983 by a pair of golf professionals, Randy Henry and Jim Griffitts. They recognized that custom-fit golf clubs consistently enhance golfer performance in ways that mass-produced, off-the-rack golf clubs do not. In a golf world increasingly dominated by multi-national corporate conglomerates, Henry-Griffitts Ltd. remains a breath of performance-driven fresh air. PGA Professional Jim Griffitts passed away in 1991, but Randy Henry still inspires the company that bears his name, using his four decades of teaching experience to influence the design of Henry-Griffitts’ celebrated lines of premium irons, fairway woods and drivers.

For centuries club making, as well as teaching, was the golf professional’s domain. Who better understood the swing motion, how to foster it, how to strengthen it, how to make it more consistent? Today the golf professional still knows best. For 27 years, Henry-Griffitts has recognized the symbiotic relationship between teaching swings and fitting golf equipment. With this experience and understanding, the company delivers much more than the world’s finest custom-fit golf equipment. H-G also delivers confidence.

Henry-Griffitts fits and sells equipment only through a national network of H-G Certified Teachers – golf professionals trained by HG to do the job more precisely and thoroughly than anyone in golf. Henry-Griffitts pioneered the idea of dynamic clubfitting and its methods remain the envy of the golf industry. No one does it better.

Henry-Griffitts continually seeks out golf teachers who are passionate about their students’ improvement. Since we believe that golf teachers should be the only ones who fit golf clubs, our search takes us to the country clubs, public golf courses, and stand-alone driving ranges all over the country. We welcome anyone who knows the golf swing, who is consistent in their teaching philosophy, who is open to learning new ideas, and who believes the golf club is a contributing factor in making a golf swing.

Golfers who buy Henry-Griffitts Golf Clubs are discerning players of all abilities, from beginner to tour professional. They know the benefits of having a golf club that works with them to help them develop and groove their strongest swing motion. These are golfers who understand the value of quality teaching, quality fitting and quality equipment.

AGG:

What sets Henry-Griffitts apart from other wedge and club makers on the market?

RH:

Henry-Griffitts is an education company that just happens to sell golf clubs.  We focus on delivery a product and service to the end customer that is unmatched in the world of golf. That is why we focus so highly on the training of our certified teachers and the tolerances of the clubs we build. A club is only as well fit as the teacher has knowledge to conduct the fitting, and a fitting is only worthwhile if the club that is delivered is exactly to the specifications that the highly trained fitter calls out.

AGG:

Can you take us through your custom fitting experience as consumer would receive from one of your dealers?

RH:

Each dealer is unique in there own way.  We do not promote any teaching philosophy but we do believe that your teacher should be the one that fits you for your golf clubs.  Golf clubs are really a tool for the teacher to move you forward in your development.  In many ways they are the best “teaching tool” on the market.  When you go to get fit for Henry-Griffitts clubs expect something much different then what you have experienced before.  The golf pro will do a full assessment of your golf swing and your golf clubs these cannot be separate as they work together.  Plan to spend some time as fittings sometimes go on for hours or possibly multiple sessions.  By the time you are done you should no only know more about your swing and understanding of golf clubs, but an evaluation system on what causes the good and the bad in your golf game.  Along with that expect the “wow” factor when hitting properly fit clubs, it should be effortless.  On top of that Henry-Griffitts gives you and the fitter a 100 Day Fit Warranty, where anytime in the first 100 Days you and the fitter can make any adjustments at no cost.

AGG:

Do you own any patents in the golf industry?

RH:

We own many patents, but to name a few the “Lie Board” and “Interchangeable Heads and Shafts”

AGG:

You were recently (July 2012) Featured in Golf Digest, can you tell us how that came about, and how it felt to be featured?

RH:

It is always great to be featured in Magazines, we have been featured in every golf magazines many times over the years.   I believe this feature was on our new Praxis Hybrid model which has the most adjustability in terms of lie angle and face angle as any hybrid on the market.  They called us and asked us if we would send them information and we did.  We usually do not seek out the coverage for the most part they come to us.  It is always great and we love working with the people at Golf Digest, they make a great magazine.

AGG:

What is the easiest way for a consumer to find and get fitted for your products?

RH:

The easiest way for people to find us is go to our website at www.henry-griffitts.com then go the Find Fitter tab at the bottom of any page and you can find a fitter near you.  If you have any trouble or would like to talk to us directly give us a call at 208-772-8505.

 

 

 If you contact Henry-Griffitts make sure you let them know you found them on www.averageguygolf.com!

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