What's New: Fitting Tips

What’s the Best Shaft of 2014?

April 7th, 2014

We get asked this question ALL the time, especially because we test over 2,500 shafts a year from all of the major manufacturers.  My answer is always the same.  The best shaft is the one that fits your swing!  There are a lot of components that go into fitting a shaft to your swing.  The first is weight.  Too light and you will not have the consistency or feel you like.  Too heavy and you will feel like the club is swinging you and you will lose distance because of inconsistent contact.  Certainly flex is a big factor in control and shot dispersion.  And then the intricacies of mid-section design for feel, and tip section design for launch and spin control.  We have the best system in the industry for matching shafts to your swing dynamics, but it has to be backed up by two things:  1.  Validation from our Trackman ball flight monitors that you get the best distance and accuracy, and 2.  Your validation that the club and shaft FEEL good in your swing.  All this being said, there are a lot of new things going on in the shaft industry in 2014 in terms of materials, weights,... Read More

How important is fitness in golf?

February 18th, 2014

Yes, you can play golf with a “spare tire” and yes you can play golf when you are mental state is “below par”, BUT do you really want to?  Most of us are not professional athletes, so we don’t have a strict Fitness and Nutrition plan.  But, I still believe in the importance of being physically fit and healthy when trying any sport.  Even though we all can really play Golf in any condition, it would be really nice not to have to take a “breather” just from walking up a hill. Having a fitness and nutrition program helps your game by increasing stamina, alertness and overall physical preparedness for the game.

Can I keep my old shaft? That is the question…

February 14th, 2014

The season is just picking up, even though there is still snow on the ground.  Many folks are gearing up mentally and physically for the upcoming 2014 Golf Season.  The question we get almost every day in the beginning of the season is “if I buy a new club, can you put my old shaft into the new head.”  The answer is not quite a s simple as “yes” or “no”.  When we complete a fitting and build a set or a single club based on the fitting information, we build that club based on the weight of the club, shaft, length, grip weight…all with your fitted swing weight and flex in mind.  The only way to know if we can put your old fitted shaft into a new head it to pull the shaft, weight the head and test the new head with the old shaft.  The head may be heavier or lighter, the hosel dimensions may be off which could cause a length issue.  We may have to add or remove weight to get to your recommended swing weight.  Also, we trim the tips of shafts during the custom building process to get to the recommended flex and swing... Read More

Indoor VS. Outdoor Fittings?

February 7th, 2014

Big debate… I have read so many posts on whether Indoor fittings are just as effective as outdoor fittings and it seems the jury is still out on this one.  As posted before, most people are “feel players” so just the thought of hitting into the nets turns folks off.  But, I believe the answer is “yes and no”.   Indoor fittings can be just as effective in a reliable, controlled environment with the proper launch monitor and systems in place.  Yes, it is different then hitting in real grass and yes you do hit into nets, but the science behind the fitting is undeniable!  D’lance does both indoor and outdoor fittings using trackman and a proprietary shaft analysis software.  After fitting over 10,000 golfers indoors before adding our outdoor fittings, it was a rarity to have a customer come back with their custom built clubs and say they did not work for them.  So, with that said, if you have a good fitter, the right type of setting and software and a properly built set, not an “off-the-rack” fitting, you can’t go wrong!

Why Custom Club Fitting is important for your Game!

January 22nd, 2014

So, you play golf!  You really enjoy the game but something is missing.  Either you just started and you have an immediate connection or you have broken 90 but can’t seem to move from there.  Maybe you are still playing with hand-me-down clubs, or you bought something off the rack without making sure they were right for you.  It is time to invest in your game.  Sure, Custom Fittings cost more money and so do the custom built clubs, but a custom built set is built specifically for you based off of science and numbers.  D’Lance Golf has a seven step fitting process that has been used in over 11,000 golfers world wide. Complete Club Fitting Player Interview Equipment Profile Shot and Swing Analysis Shaft Selection Dynamic Testing and Fitting Fitting Recommendations Order and Delivery See the entire process HERE, and call us today to schedule your fitting.

The Feel Factor in Club Fitting

January 10th, 2014

While we pride ourselves on having The best technology for custom fitting golfers, at the end of the day if a club does not feel good you will not have the confidence to make a good repeatable swing.  That being said, not all golfers have a heightened sense of feel.  In our club fitting interview, less than 20% of our golfers think that they are “feel” players.  So what are the major factors in the “feel” of a golf club? See Full Article HERE…

TaylorMade SLDR 430 and JetSpeed Drivers are Hot!

December 26th, 2013

TaylorMade continues to innovate with their new SLDR 430 and JetSpeed drivers and fairway metals.  The SLDR 430 is the smaller version of the original SLDR 460 with the same moveable weight technology.  The smaller head is more appealing to players that like that more traditional look.  In our testing with better players, the club is just as forgiving as its big brother and has almost identical launch and spin characteristics.  The JetSpeed features the Speed Pocket technology that creates the maximum power transfer from your swing to the ball coming off the face.  Come in and get fit to one of these hot new clubs and get 2014 off to a thunderous start!      

Make Sure Your Set is Consistent!

December 3rd, 2013

When you are looking for consistency in your golf game, look no farther than your golf bag.  This is a great game but it is the only sport I know of that requires 14 different clubs to hit one ball!  The chances of those clubs being consistent in weight distribution, shaft flex, length, loft and lie are slim to none.  Every player that we fit ends up with clubs that are matched to their swing (strength and launch dynamics) and built to our exacting standards.  This allows you to build a consistent swing with clubs that feel and perform the same throughout your set.  Imagine a baseball player trying to hit consistently with one bat that is 35″ long and weighs 36 ounces, and another that is 34″ long and weighs 32 ounces.   Just won’t happen.  I am sure you have a club or two in your bag that you “love to hate” which requires a completely different swing to make it work.  We eliminate that problem!  So, if you have never been through a complete high-tech fitting, and have not had clubs built to your specifications, now is the time to set the bar a little higher.  Schedule your... Read More

Why a Custom Club Fitting?

November 15th, 2013

Any golfer, new or experienced, who is about to make a significant purchase such as new golf clubs, show add to that investment… a club fitting.  Why?  Because not all players are the same size, or have the same shape or most importantly the same golf swing!  A custom club fitting will result in custom built clubs that are specifically designed to an individual’s height, strength, club head speed and swing characteristics.  Off-the-rack golf clubs are essentially “one size fits all” clubs! If you have never had a custom club fitting or it has been a while since your last one, you owe it to yourself to make sure your fitting includes the latest in high tech measurements.  Launch and ball flight monitors can tell you a lot, but using them to compare your performance with your existing clubs against new heads and shafts will give you the data you need to make a good decision.  But there is even one more step that will take you to the next level.  The “best” fittings take into account the load you actually put on a shaft and relate that to the weight, shaft stiffness, shaft trajectory,tip stiffness and even feel.  The fitter will have you try different... Read More

Winter Tips For the Serious Golfer

November 1st, 2013

For those of us who did not choose to live and play in warm sunny places such as California, Texas or Florida, we are all well aware of what happens next… Cold, bitter temps and lots of snow and ice.  Not really ideal weather to keep up on your golf game.  For the serious golfers out there who don’t want to lose everything they worked on last season, there are three steps you need to take this winter to stay on top. 1.) Practice, Practice, Practice – You can either achieve this goal with indoor lessons or practice facilities.  There are a growing number of courses that have indoor facilities, so utilize them whenever you can.  For those of you in our neck of the woods, check out our practice memberships here… 2.)  Strength Training and Exercise - Let’s face it, we all fall off the “healthy wagon” during the holiday season!  It is just too easy to eat all of those treats and sit around in our sweats.  But as a golfer, you know all too well just how hard it is to play the game of golf and what toll it can take on your body.  So take this winter... Read More