The weather is finally permitting us to get the fitting trailer out for golfers to do outdoor fittings! We will be at CommonGround Golf Club in Aurora this Memorial Day weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 24th through May 26th. Lot of new heads and shafts for you to test during a high-tech clubfitting! Sign up today at http://www.dlancegolf.com/custom-clubs-fitting/mobile-fittings/.
What's New: Fitting Tips
Golf DigeSTIX, the weekly blog to Golf Digest subscribers, did a nice review of the MyGolfShafts apps in todays issue. The MygolfShafts Lite app is free and is for casual users that are confused by all of the shaft options available in the marketplace. The Pro app is $5.99 and is designed to help instructors, fitters, and more serious golfers get more detailed recommendations using launch monitor data. See the Golf DigeSTIX article here…
The Little One is fast becoming one of the best practice and warm-up clubs in golf. We think this is a great addition to your bag but it should match your existing set of irons. So, what we suggest is that you get The Little One with the shaft and grip that matches your set. Two good things about this. First, you have a club to practice with that feels like your other irons. Second, you will not be wearing out your favorite driving range club (bet it’s a 7 or 8 iron!). Email us and we will tell you about our special offer that will save you money and help you practice better. See more info on the Little One here…
For years I have played a 10.5 degree lofted driver, mostly because I had a negative attack angle (about -2.3 degrees) and that helped optimize my trajectory. Over the last several months I have been working on getting to a flat to slightly positive attack angle to help reduce my spin and get a little more distance. So I was pleasantly surprised when I tested 9 different shafts with the same 9.5 degree RAZR Extreme driver to see what shaft(s) would give me the best accuracy and distance. With the 9.5 degree driver, my ideal launch angle is 14.5 degrees for my 138mph ball speed. The results for the shafts I tested ranged from 12.5 to 16.2 degree launch and from 2531 to 3637 rpm spin. The best shaft was 10 yards longer (carry distance) but slightly less accurate. So, for the driver I tested, the MATRIX Q3 was the best shaft in terms of distance and accuracy. Now the dilemma. Should I go back to a 10.5 degree driver head (or change the loft settings) and pick the lower launch, lower spin shaft? With so many shaft and head setting options, it can actually be HARDER to make this decision. So... Read More
We were notified today that we received the honor of being one of Golf Digest’s Top 100 Clubfitters in America for 2013. Golf Digest makes this list every other year. We were selected to the the list in 2011, its first year. Competition was very stiff this year and several clubfitters that were not on the list in 2011 made it this year. To find out more about the selection process and the other qualified fitters on the list of the Top 100 go here…
ITB, Inc. and D’Lance Golf Performance Center have released the first golf shaft recommendation app for Apple iOs that uses a golfer’s swing dynamics to match shafts from a database of over 2000 shafts. Using either swing speed, distance or launch monitor data, MyGolfShafts Lite and Pro apps can cut through the maze of aftermarket shafts and make recommendations for shafts that have weight, flex, trajectory and spin characteristcis that will improve your distance, accuracy or both. Of course, this is just an initial recommendation. To really get dialed in, you should take your information to a qualified clubfitter so MyGolfShafts will recommend a fitter near you, including the Golf Digest Top 100 Clubfitters in America. The recommendations are based upon D’Lance Golf Performance Center’s proprietary shaft research and BGF Fitting System. ITB, Inc. is a technology company focused on improving sports performance.
Depending upon which company you believe, those old, worn, slick grips can be costing you up to 6 strokes per round. Whether you live in a dry climate like Colorado or Arizona, or humid areas in the southeastern United States, humidity, dirt and oil from your hands can make your grips, well, lose their grip! And, there are a lot of new grips out there to choose from. GolfPride is expanding their New Decade MultiCompound line with multiple new colors and backgrounds. Pure has expanded their colors and sizes. And, Winn has a new Duratech line that offers a new combination of tackiness and durability. So get on in here and get your grips sized properly and replaced by professionals. Who knows? It could be the difference in winning or losing that Nassau bet with your buddy!
Everyone wants to know the answer to this question: “So what is the hottest driver for me this year?” And every year the answer is: “Come in for a custom club fitting and we will find the one that is best for you!”. I hate to sound like a scratched CD (used to be broken record, right?) but it is so true. What Tiger, Brandt, Rory, Phil or Bubba are playing may be a far cry from what works for you. But this I can tell you so far. The TaylorMade R1 and Callaway RAZR Fit Extreme are the two best in terms of ease of fit, forgiveness, distance and spin. The reason they are easy to fit is because they both offer flight adjustability and weight adjustability. We try to fit every driver to a Straight or Neutral setting for ball flight but the ability to adjust length and swing weight with these drivers helps us do a better job of fitting. The next ones up on the list would be the TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2, Callaway X HOT, Ping G25, and Cobra AMP Cell. All of these drivers offer excellent pop off the face (with the correct shaft of course). ... Read More
Well, I never thought I would see a set as gorgeous as this but man-o-man these are a thing of beauty. This set is made with KBS C-Taper shafts and Golf Pride Multi-Compound grips. Headed to Nebraska for the start of the season. If you are a discriminating player, come see which one of the Miura irons and wedges fits your eye and your swing!
Jared Frank, owner of Golf Etc. Sioux Falls stopped in for a quick update on our fitting and production systems. He is all set up to help the golfers in southeasetern South Dakota improve their games with custom club fitting and building clubs to their exact specifications using our BGF Fitting System. Jared is planning an Open House in April so he was getting caught up on the new shafts, heads, and grips that are hitting the market this spring. Stop in and see his store manager, Tom and get fit by the best!