¨I don’t make custom golf clubs for when you play well, I make them, for when you play badly.¨ – Miki Rapado
This article is the work of Abel Jimenez “Hablemos de Golf” I think is the best way to start this blog and our articles.
Today is a very special day.
Today I finally reveal to you, who is my clubmaker, my clubfitter and I can say, he will be a good friend sooner or later.
Today I introduce you to the person who has helped me make the best series of articles since I created Let’s Talk Golf.
Meet Miki Rapado, one of the world’s greatest experts in custom golf clubs.
During the 3 months we’ve been talking…every day…every night and every other morning, I’ve been able to learn a Master’s degree in custom golf clubs.
I am passionate about many things, including golf.
But Miki Rapado, is one of the most passionate people, I have found in the world of golf and specifically golf clubs to measure.
Keys to choosing a good Clubmaker-Clubfitter.
First of all, you have to know the keys to choose a good clubmaker and clubfitter.
1º) You have to improve.
This is the most important key, if your golf does not improve with the new clubs, forgive me for saying so, but you have the wrong person.
If after testing, you mount the clubs according to your specifications and do not start playing better, my advice is to change clubmaker.
2º) You have to trust him.
This is a key trap and I explain.
To trust yes but to show you, to show you why this and not the other.
And above all, when you get to the court and compare, your confidence in him, is contrasted.
Notice how I stayed when Miki sent me my irons with rods that were not steel … flipping.
3º) Not always the most expensive is the best.
4º) If no two people are the same because there have to be 2 sets of equal clubs.
5º) Talk to him a lot.
For this is not worth anyone and you have to make him see your feelings, even if they are few or as I always say, you do not have, but you have to have feeling with the stick you are prepared.
6º) It can be very good clubfitter but very bad clubmaker or vice versa.
Let’s say Clubfitter is the professional who tests you.
Clubmaker is who makes the clubs.
If you have both, then you are the milk.
7º) It has to be multi-brand.
In order for your custom golf clubs to fit your specifications, they can’t be just one brand.
So one of the keys is to have several brands of heads, rods and grips.
In short, you must try a lot of variety of material to choose the best.
Miki Rapado – The expert in custom golf clubs.
They say that a person can consider himself an expert on something, when at least he has spent +10,000 hours working on it.
In this case, Miki Rapado, would not only be an expert in custom golf clubs, but much more.
As I’ve always told you in all my articles, you don’t have to believe anything I say, I’ll show you.
My statistics since Miki Rapado made me some custom golf clubs.
Very simple, since I have the sticks he made me, I have played 2 tournaments.
In one of them, I won.
And in the other I did +4, being third.
In short, in a month, I’ve lowered handicap, now I’m at 6.1.
Maybe you don’t find the data significant enough, but this has been in a period of time of less than a month.
Also I have to tell you, that the change of material has been progressive.
In the first tournament I had only the irons and driver.
In the second tournament I made them with irons and putter, since the driver we are going to make some changes to increase even more the Smash Factor.
Why did I trust Miki Rapado to make my golf clubs to measure?
First of all because of his passion.
During these 3 months, we have spoken for hours and hours, and I am a person who sees clearly when someone is passionate about their work.
Secondly, because it didn’t force me to play any stick that I didn’t like and I explain myself.
There are times when in the tests we have done, the clubs that came out didn’t convince me and Miki Rapado, among his maxims, has this one:
A player can never play a stick that he doesn’t like, no matter how good data he has.
Thirdly, because he’s just as freaky as I am.
I don’t know if this is good, but it’s been really cool to me.
I love talking to people who know a lot more than I do and if it’s also something to do with golf, imagine the brutal cocktail.
Who trusts in Miki Rapado to make their golf clubs to measure?
Pues aquí va la lista y otros que no se pueden decir.
Luna Sobrón (LPGA and LET player)
Nuria Iturrioz (LET and Symetra Tour Player)
Natasha Fear (LET Player)
Nacho Elvira (European Tour player, driver and wood fitter)
Manuel Gil Castro (National Circuit Player)
Antoni Ferrer Mercant (Ex-Player Asian Tour, Challenge Tour and National Circuit)
Gerard Piris (Player Challenge Tour)
Manuel Morugan (National Circuit Player)
Gerard Pera (Long Driver World League Competitor, collaborator Movistar + Golf)
Emilio Cuartero (Challenge Tour and National Circuit Player)
Carlos Garcia Simarro (National Circuit Player and former Challenge Tour Player)
Salvador Paya (Player Mena Tour)
Virginia Espejo (Former LETAS player)
Amateur players in national teams:
And if that weren’t enough, that’s all there is to it:
Wilson Staff Clubmaker and Clubfitter of the professional department of the LET, LETAS, Challengue Tour, Alps Tour for Spanish players.
Clubmaker and Official Clubfitter of the Costa Azahar Golf Club (Castellón).
Entonces, ya no es sólo que confíe yo en Miki Rapado, hay muchos jugadores profesionales de golf, marcas de reconocido prestigio y muchos más jugadores amateurs que llevan trabajando con Miki Rapado, más de 10 años.
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Brands that trust Miki Rapado and with whom it works to make custom golf clubs.
They say it’s the best brand of golf putters that exist.
I do not doubt it, I assure you.
In fact, I see very difficult, that from now on will play another putter that is not of this brand.
Well, Miki Rapado (Handmade Custom Clubs) is the exclusive and official distributor for Spain.
I could spend half an hour telling you that Miki Rapado has brands, but I’d better put them in an image.
Remember that one of the keys to choosing a good clubfitter-clubmaker is to have a lot of diversity of material.
And to conclude this article, I leave you with the series LA VERDAD SOBRE LOS PALOS DE GOLF.
The best series of articles since I created Hablemos de Golf, thanks to Miki Rapado.
I think that to finish, it would be nice if you could see all the work we have done during these 3 months.
If you want to read it directly from Hablemos de Golf I attach the reading link.