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Golf Digest 2019 Equipment Hot List – Our Take

January 30th, 2019

The Golf Digest 2019 Equipment Hot List has officially been released.  Starting testing in the fall of 2018, this list is well awaited as the kind of kick off to the 2019 golf season.  The testing is done over a week with a variety of golfers with different handicaps.  Of the 229 submissions (not every company does or desires to submit products), 129 were selected to the Hot List.  Gold was awarded to 74% of the entries, Silver – 26%.  Again, the criteria for voting is Performance (45%), Innovation (30%), Look-Sound-Feel (20%) and Demand (5%).  Learn More Here. Ready for Hot New Gear?  Book Your Fitting Here! The list is long so keep scrolling!  There are a couple nice surprises in each category but here goes: Drivers: (Hot List Link) Gold:  Callaway Epic Flash/Epic Flash Sub-Zero, Cobra King F9 Speedback, Mizuno ST190G/ST190, PXG 0811X Gen2/0811XF Gen2, Ping G410Plus/G410 SFT, Srixon Z 785/Z 585, TaylorMade M5/M5 Tour, TaylorMade M6/M6 D-Type, Titleist TS2/TS3.  Top Performers are Callaway Epic Flash, Cobra King F9, Mizuno ST190, PXG 0811X Gen2, TaylorMade M5 and M6, and Titleist TS2/TS3. Silver:  Bridgestone Tour B JGR, Tour Edge EXS, and Wilson Staff D7 We see great numbers from the... Read More

TPT Golf Driver Shaft Review – Update

January 29th, 2019

TPT Golf Driver Shaft Review – Update Bryson DeChambeau wins in Dubai by 7 strokes with TPT 14 Prototype and hot new Cobra F9 driver!  See his WITB here… These shafts are AMAZING!  Our customers are raving about the results: “Just wanted to take a minute to say thank you for all you and D’lance Golf have done for me this offseason.  The TPT shaft you build for me is everything promised and more!  I am longer, faster, straighter, and more confident with my driver than ever before.  Worth every penny spent!”  Brandon W. “This shaft is the real deal.  I am straighter than ever and have picked up at least 20 yards.”  Jim H., hits his driver 250+ 16 MKP/MT/SW “What a beast!  My buddies can’t believe the difference.”  Sean P. 8 hcp, hits his driver 270+ “Having this TPT shaft in my bag brings a whole new level of confidence off the tee.”  Aaron B. See what we think about how good these shafts are… Book your driver fitting here TPT Golf, a division of NTPT Technology, is seriously bringing new technology to the golf shaft industry.  Introduced on the PGA Tour in 2016, this series of shafts... Read More

What’s Hot at the PGA Merchandise Show

January 24th, 2019

Every year brings something new, something old and something bold to the PGA Merchandise Show.  While we focus mostly on clubs, shafts, and grips, there are a couple of new things that I will mention that are pretty cool.  So here goes: Notable Companies: Mizuno – For the first time that I can remember in 23 years, Mizuno had a presence at the Demo Day AND is on the Show floor.  Big news from them is the new ST 190 driver, fairway and hybrid line followed by the new JPX 919 Hotmetal Pro iron.  And, whoa, Mizuno introduces a new golf ball in the US Market! Tour Edge – Leveraging on the success of their Hot Launch HL3 line of clubs,club the company introduced the EXS line of drivers, fairway metals and hybrids.  And the new CBX 119 fairway woods and hybrids with a heel weight port will allow us clubfitters/clubbuilders more fitting options. Srixon – The combination of their three brands, Srixon, Cleveland and XXIO is making Srixon a big player in the golf world.  In addition, their Z-Star line of golf balls is gaining a lot of traction. Shafts: With the emphasis on putter fitting this year, KBS... Read More

New Aerotech SteelFiber FC Shafts

January 15th, 2019

New Aerotech SteelFiber FC Shafts Aerotech SteelFiber FC shafts are the latest in composite shaft innovation by Aerotech.   FC stands for “Flight Control” meaning players will experience higher ball flight in their longer irons and mid to low-mid flight in the shorter irons versus the original SteelFiber irons.  The original models in the 95 and 110 gram weights have been solid performers on the PGA and Champions Tour.  More recently, the lighter weight i70 and i80 models have been making big strides on the LPGA tour.  These new shafts will give players the feel of a graphite shaft but the heavier weight and higher launch they desire in their games. Sign up for a fitting now to see which  Aerotech shaft best fits your swing. Models Available The first two models available are the SteelFiber fc 90 and the SteelFiber fc 115.  Both models are available in the parallel tip version (.370″) and the CW (constant weight) taper tip (.355″) model.    The new fc 70 and fc 80 are now available in parallel tip (.370″). Comparison to original SteelFiber Models In our static testing, the new FC 90 and FC 115 test out with slightly softer tips and slightly stiffer... Read More

Limited Edition Blue Nippon Wedge Shafts

December 31st, 2018

Looking for a unique wedge shaft?  Try the Nippon Wedge shafts.  These limited edition blue Nippon Wedge Shafts are only available in the 115 and 125 gram version. Design These shafts are designed with a lower launch and lower spin profile for better wedge shot flight.  Classified in our testing as mid launch, the firm butt section will generate a nice mid launch for more penetrating shots. Weights While the original Modus3 Wedge shafts are available in 105, 115 and 125 grams weights, these Limited Edition Blue Wedge Shafts are only available in the 115 and 125 gram versions.  In our testing, the 125 will launch slightly lower than the 115. So, give us a call at 303-730-2717 or Book Your Fitting Here for these great wedge shafts! Dan Sueltz

Mizuno JPX919 Irons – Big Improvements!

October 3rd, 2018

Mizuno’s latest release of the JPX919 line of irons is awesome.  Subtle changes in each of the models are actually big improvements. The Mizuno JPX919 irons offers a solution to every golfer with three options: Tour, Hot Metal, and Forged models.  I have no doubt that all three of these irons will be Golf Digest 2019 Hot List winners! Schedule your fitting here to check out these new irons! JPX919 Tour The Tour model takes after its well accomplished predecessor, the JPX-900 Tour irons, which Brooks Koepka played in his victories at the 2017 and 2018 U.S. Open as well as the 2018 PGA Championship. The Tour model is grain-flow forged with pure select mild carbon steel for the soft feel that had golfers raving about the JPX-900 Tour. Mizuno designed the new JPX919 Tour model to be more compact, narrowing the top line by 10%, but added a “stability frame” that reinforces the top line and toe for improved performance on off-center strikes as well a dampening sound and vibration. Aiming to further improve the playability of the irons, Mizuno added camber to the sole and a zero-glare Pearl Brush finish.  Same great performance in a better looking iron, in... Read More

TaylorMade P790 Black Available for Pre-Order

July 12th, 2018

TaylorMade P790 Black Available for Pre-Order The TaylorMade p790 irons have been on a roll.  The performance of these irons is nothing short of amazing.  The thin forged face combined with the Speed Foam insert give both incredible feel and remarkable distance. Now these great irons are being released in limited edition Black PVD Finish. Available in RH 3-PW and 4-PW Only! Schedule Your Fitting Here! or Call 303-730-2717 to Book Your Order Order now!  These clubs will be released to the general public 8/1/2018 after the initial allocation to authorized dealers has expired.  I do not expect any of these sets to be left so place your order today!  We will be able to deliver your customized set the first week in August. See the incredible p790 story here…

True Temper Shafts Sweep Pebble Beach

February 15th, 2018

True Temper Shafts Sweep Pebble Beach For the first time ever, True Temper Shafts Sweep Pebble Beach!  Yes all 14 clubs in the winners bag (including his putter) had True Temper shafts.  Let’s take a look. Driver:  Project X HZRDUS T1100 65 6.0 –  Yes, 6.0 because it actually plays to 7.2. Fairway:  Project X HZRDUS T1100 75 6.0 –  Again, plays stiff to stated flex. Hybrids:  Project X Even Flow Black 100H 6.5 – About right, 6.5 flex Irons:  4-9 True Temper AMT X100 –  Will play to about 6.2 depending on length. Wedges:  46* – AMT X100, 54*, 60* – Dynamic Gold S400 Putter:  True Temper putter shaft – center shafted This is a clear case of the winner having the confidence in the True Temper team to build him the proper clubs based upon their knowledge of the shafts and the winner’s swing.  That is why custom building MUST follow custom fitting!  If you order clubs with off-the-rack shafts you are getting clubs made for Jack or Jill Everyone.   Even if you go to a Top 100 Clubfitter, they MAY order clubs from a major OEM.  Those clubs, while they say are custom built, are not custom built... Read More

2018 PGA Merchandise Show Recap

January 26th, 2018

2018 PGA Merchandise Show Recap This is my 22nd show in a row…phew!  It is always great to see old friends and look for the next hot products for our fitting studios.  After four solid days of “meet and greet” I am ready to catch my flight home. I am always looking for new products (club heads, shafts and grips), and fitting tools (video, launch monitors, measuring devices) that will help us become better fitters and deliver superior game improvement to our customers.  Here are the highlights of the 2018 PGA Merchandise Show: Overall: The show was as big as I have seen it in terms of number and size of exhibitors.  Biggest exhibitors were the usual suspects:  Callaway, Ping. TaylorMade and Titleist.  Increased numbers from previous years were fitness products, launch monitors/simulators and golfer transport (scooters).  Actual visitor traffic I think was down a little from previous years but that may just be my perception.  Golf Channel had huge presence and did a great job of promoting their network of partners (Revolution Golf) and the Long Drive Tour that they are sponsoring with Volvik. Clubs: Drivers:  The Callaway Rogue and TaylorMade M3/M4 definitely were the most popular with visitors. ... Read More

Troy Mullins Wins Womens Long Drive at Mile High Showdown

July 26th, 2017

It was a day full of unexpected results for Troy Mullins at the Mile High Showdown Long Drive event hosted by The Golf Channel. First, she was in a tizzy about which driver shaft and head combination she should use so Troy came to visit us and we put her on TrackMan to help make a decision.  She had four heads and three shafts that she wanted to evaluate.  She had confidence in her Callaway Great Big Bertha with the stiffer of two UST Mamiya Elements 6F4 Platinum shafts but liked the feel of the Ping G LS TEC with the stock X flex shaft.  She was curious as to whether the new G400 would be any better.  We put her through a battery of tests and showed her that, under pressure, the stiffer tip and butt flex of the Elements Platinum shaft with the Callaway head would keep her in the grid and had equally as good of low spin shots as the Ping G LS TEC with the stock shaft. Nuff said.  Troy promptly went out and set a new women’s long drive record of 402 yards!  This was certainly good enough to get her to the final... Read More