What's New: Inside D’Lance

Sherry Andonian-Smith Wins Colorado PGA West Chapter Championship

September 28th, 2016

We have a major first today at the Colorado PGA! Sherry Andonian, PGA Instructor at Valley Country Club is the first female to win a Colorado PGA Major Championship as she won the 2016 Colorado PGA West Chapter Championship today at Aspen Glen Club!  Great job, Sherry.  She is one of those rare, talented ladies that is not only a great instructor, mentor and coach, but a great player.  This has got to be especially rewarding since she broke her knee cap 18 months ago and has worked super hard to recover her strength and form.  Can’t be happier for a super lady and friend.  Sherry brings her students to D’Lance Golf Performance Center to our indoor practice facility in the winter months. 

Custom Clubfitting and Building is the Bright Spot in the Golf Industry

September 19th, 2016

Custom clubfitting and building is the bright spot in the golf industry.  The golf industry is NOT dead, no matter what you hear.  But, the market is changing!  Nike has closed down it’s golf equipment division.  No surprise since they only had 4% of the wood market and 3% of the iron market.  Yet PXG, a new equipment company with premuim prices and performance is skyrocketing.  Golfsmith has filed for bankruptcy protection and is closing 20 U.S. locations.  But, golf participation is actually flat to slightly up and rounds played in 2016 is up from last year.  So what is happening here? The way people spend their time on golf, purchase equipment and learn how to improve is changing…dramatically!  The golfing experience today must not take forever and must provide good value.  Golf courses are getting the drill and creating more fun activities and keeping play moving on the course. Companies like GolfTEC that provide instruction, and our instruction partners are having their best years ever.  Why?  because passionate golfers want to play better and instruction is a big piece of that. And, golfers are also seeking out a better fit to their golf equipment.  Just like getting a pair... Read More

New Clubs or Re-shafts? What Matters is the Fit!

September 7th, 2016

Whether you are looking for new clubs or re-shafting your existing clubs what matters most is the fit.  In our experience, over 40% of our business is in retrofitting or re-shafting existing clubs.  While you may find that of the 14 clubs in your bag, several of them perform very well, we know that there are a lot of them that are holding you back.  We will not try to sell you the latest and greatest clubs if all we need to do to have you perform is change shafts in your existing equipment.  That is what we did with this gentleman and he got great results:     PJ, I wanted to send you a note of thanks for the outstanding work that you did in my club fitting, and to let you know that over this past weekend I had my first under-par round ever at Highland Meadows in Windsor.  It is remarkable to me that I would see improvement in my scores so quickly after my fitting this summer, and perhaps even more amazing is that the shafts you recommended have allowed me to feel so comfortable playing with blade-style irons (Mizuno MP32’s) – but both are... Read More

Josh Cassaday Making Push to LDA World Championships

August 29th, 2016

Josh Cassaday is making a push for the LDA World Championships in October.  In his first year competing in the Long Drivers of America (LDA) circuit, Josh did well in the Mile High Shootout in Denver this past weekend.  The field was very tough but Josh finished in the top 12 with drives of 447 and 448 yards against several competitors already in the World Championships. We have helped by building his competition drivers.  Josh is playing a Krank Formula 6 driver at 5.5 degrees loft and a House of Forged Prototype shaft (75 grams) built to a XXX flex (11.6).  All long drive drivers must measure a maximum of 50″ standing against a wall or roughly 48.375″ as measured on a flat surface.   Josh has a clubhead speed of 144mph and ball speed 211.  His strong release requires a firmer tip section shaft and a weight and swing weight that allows him to stay in control and put the majority of his 8 shots in the grid.  He has done a TON of work in the last 10 months to get ready for the LDA Championships and will compete in the Last Chance Qualifier at the Winstar Casino in... Read More

D’Lance and Mike McGetrick Clinic at Eagle Vail Golf Course August 24, 2016

August 17th, 2016

D’Lance Golf is partnering with Mike McGetrick for half day and full day clinics at Eagle Vail Golf Course next Wednesday, August 24, 2016.  Mike McGetrick is a PGA Master Teaching Professional, Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher, 1999 National PGA Teacher of the Year and five time Colorado SPGA section teacher of the year.  Dan Sueltz of D’Lance Golf is a Golf Digest Top 100 Clubfitter for 2011, 2013 and 2015.  The Clinics are Full Swing and Driver Evaluation in the morning and Short Game and Wedge Evaluation in the afternoon. See the Clinic Event Page and Flyer HERE…   Sign Up for YOUR CLINIC HERE

D’Lance Mobile Fitting Trailer at Haymaker Golf Club next weekend…

July 27th, 2016

D’Lance Golf Mobile Fitting Trailer will be at Haymaker Golf Club Friday, August 5 – Sunday, August 7, 2016 34855 E US Hwy 40 Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 (970) 870-1846 Friday, August 5 thru Sunday, August 7, 2016 Sign Up HERE For a Fitting Our mobile fitting trailer provides on-course, tour quality custom club fittings using the TrackMan ball flight monitors. The TrackMan Performance Studio is the world’s first and only golf swing and shot-analysis tool with totally integrated video and data. Merging video with TrackMan’s industry leading swing and shot data, TrackMan Performance Studio delivers the definitive data and visual report on the golfer. The TrackMan Performance Studio provides our fitters with automatic on-video layered 3D imaging of the ball flight, club path, face angle and more, calibrated into the video. Supported by a full suite of video and data analysis tools combined with a scalable user-friendly interface, it enables you to customize your workplace. We can choose between multiple screens, views and data to tailor the information we need for better fitting. Now we can show our clients the relationship between their golf swing and their equipment and how improvements in equipment can actually improve their contact and performance with... Read More

D’Lance Mobile Fitting Trailer at Eagle Vail Golf Club…

July 20th, 2016

D’Lance Golf Performance Center will be at Eagle Vail  Golf Club With our Tour Fitting Trailer this weekend, July 22 through 24, 2016. All of our Custom Club Fittings include the Trackman Outdoor Ball Flight monitor as well as our Proprietary Fitting System, BGF (Better Golf…Faster)  All of our fittings are Lifetime Fittings which means you will never pay another fitting fee to be re-checked. You can sign up for a fitting here… OR You Can Call The Club Pro-Shop Eagle Vail Golf Club 459 Eagle Drive Avon, CO 81620 (970) 949-5267 Don’t FORGET… We are PXG’s Authorized Custom Club Dealer in Colorado.

Fitting Trailer at Eagle Ranch Next Weekend…

July 7th, 2016

The D’Lance Golf Mobile Fitting Trailer will be at Eagle Ranch Golf Club Next Friday and Saturday, July 15 and 16.  As with out indoor fittings, we use the Trackman Launch Monitor for all of our outdoor fittings as well as our proprietary fitting system BGF.  Now we can show our clients the relationship between their golf swing and their equipment and how improvements in equipment can actually improve their contact and performance with their clubs. The TrackMan Performance Studio allows us to take our club fitting to a higher level by integrating video analysis with golf shot data so we can see both swing AND shot improvement.  Check out our Mobile Fitting Dates here… Also, Be sure to check out the NEW PXG lineup, which is also available on the fitting trailer to test during a fitting. You can schedule your outdoor fittings here…

D’Lance Golf Fitting Trailer at Eagle Ranch This Weekend…

June 17th, 2016

Our D’Lance Golf Fitting Trailer is at Eagle Ranch Golf Club this Friday and Saturday! We use the Trackman Ball Flight Monitor as well as our proprietary fitting system BGF in every one of our fittings.  The true test of any custom club fitting is to have the golfer hit the longest, straightest shots that they can.  While most club fitting systems focus on launch angle, spin rates, and carry distance, the best thing we can do to help golfers lower their scores and have more fun is to increase accuracy and consistency.  That is why our main testing on the TrackMan Ball Flight monitors is to identify the club head and shaft combination that gets the tightest shot dispersion.  We prove it to our golfers every day by helping them get Better Golf…Faster (BGF)!  Check out our fitting process here… Contact us today to take advantage of our outdoor fittings this weekend at Eagle Ranch Golf Club.  You can schedule a fitting online at https://dlanceschedule.acuityscheduling.com/  or contact the Eagle Ranch pro shop.   Eagle Ranch Golf Club 0050 Lime Park Drive Eagle, CO 81631 970-328-2882 www.eagleranchgolf.com

2017 Golf Digest Top 100 Club Fitter Selection is Underway, We need your help…

June 15th, 2016

Golf Digest has begun their search for the 2017 Top 100 Club Fitters.  Golf Digest is looking for YOUR input!  Golf Digest would like for recommendations and stories about your club fitting experience by July 1, 2016.  80% plus of our business comes from referrals and repeat customers, there is a reason why we continue to be one of America’s Top 100 Club Fitters, let’s keep this wonderful tradition going… What Golf Digest is looking for… Was your fitter awesome? Has he or she helped get you into a set of clubs that has changed your game—for the better? They need the name of the fitting center,  where it’s located, and a link to the fitting location’s website. Keep in mind, they only accept nominations for facilities that carry a range of major manufacturers and that are accessible to the public. You can send your stories to [email protected] You can read the entire Golf Digest Article here… Here is some of the information needed for your recommendation: D’Lance Golf Performance Center 14 Inverness Drive E A120 Englewood, CO 80112 www.dlancegolf.com