My last 8 rounds of the year I averaged 71.5. Love the new clubs and the new shafts on my irons. Much more consistent. -Rick R., Eagle, CO 5 Hcp
Did You Get the (Right) Shaft?
You have been to your local pro shop or driving range and tested a few clubs. The first thing you noticed is that you seemed to hit an “S” flex more consistently in one manufacturers club but an “R” flex better in another. You want to spend your hard earned money on the right equipment, but this inconsistency is driving you crazy. What is going on here? Read More…
Graphite or Steel Shafts?
For years it has been pretty simple to decide whether to play graphite or steel shafts in your clubs. In the past several years, dramatic changes have been made in both weight and composition of graphite and steel shafts so that the lines are really blurring. Before you spend your hard earned money on new clubs or re-shafting your existing equipment, let’s see what decisions you need to make. Read More…
Interchangeable Shafts? What’s Next?
The golf industry is continuing to improve its ability to make this game easier for everyone to play. Larger heads for bigger sweet spots. Increased MOI (Moment of Inertia) for more forgiveness on off-center hits. Adjustable weight technology for the ability to reduce draws and slices on drivers. Now, the USGA has approved interchangeable shafts so that you can get the right shaft for your particular swing, and for the type of course you are playing. Read More…
”Spinner” Wedge Shafts – Do they work?
Since 2010 was “The Year of the Wedge”, meaning it was the last year wedge manufacturer’s can make high-spin U-groove wedges, some shaft companies have stepped up and manufactured a unique shaft that is touted to increase spin off your wedges. While we are not “Myth Busters” we decided to see if this technology really works. Read More..
Get Consistent! The Right Shaft Does It.
OK. We are more than half way through the season and your scores still are not coming down. You are not hitting as many fairways as you would like and your iron play is very inconsistent. Think it’s your swing? Think again. It’s time to get your equipment checked. Look at Tiger Woods. Tiger is having a tough time off the tee this year. Tiger has been used to playing a steel shafted driver at a 43 and one half inch length. The shorter length and heavier weight of the steel shaft fits his swing and makes him much more consistent. Whenever he goes to a longer, lighter shaft, he misses more fairways than he hits. In working with over 11,000 golfers, we have determined that the correct length, weight and flex in the golf shaft is the most important factor in distance, accuracy, and consistency. Read More…
D’Lance Golf carries a wide selection of shafts from the following major shaft manufacturers:
Rombax; Motore F1, Motore Speeder, Motore F3, Fit-on MAX, BLUR, Speeder V series
Fujikura is used by more OEM’s (Taylor Made, Cleveland, etc.) than any other manufacturer and has led the PGA Tour in wins eight years in a row. Graphite only.
Mitsubishi Rayon Corporation
Diamana 53, 63, 73, 83, 93, 103 – Blue, Red and White Board
Bassara Ultralite Hawk, Falcon, Griffin, JAVLNM and JAVLNF, FUBUKI Tour, FUBUKI Alpha, Fubuki K, ‘ahina, il’ Lima, and Kai’ Li and the Kuro Kage Black and Silver
The Diamana is used by 3 of the top 5 players in the world and the number 1 tour player in 2009. This shaft is rapidly becoming the leading wood shaft on the PGA Tour and D’Lance Golf is one of a handful of companies selected to install this premium shaft. For Diamana, MRC customized their resin formulas and fibers to create high performance materials unavailable to their competitors. Player feedback has shown this particular combination of materials to consistently provide a pure response at impact that optimizes stability and accuracy. The 2012 JAVLNFX Y and V series offers shafts for all players in irons, hybrids and woods. Graphite only.
ACCRA is quickly becoming one of the leading “specialty” premium shaft manufacturers in the world. These shafts are available in a wide variety of weights, launch types and spin rates for irons, hybrids and woods. The new AXIV technology adds hoop strength making these shafts the choice for better players with faster tempos and a higher shaft load profile. The new DYMATCH series offers progressive weighting with dynamically matched tip sections in driver, fairway wood and hybrid shafts. The new DYMATCH RT series offers a more responsive tip section for higher launch conditions. Graphite only.
Grafalloy AXIS ProLaunch Blue and Red, ProLaunch Blue, Red and Platinum; EPIC, ProLaunch HY (hybrid); ProLite woods and irons; ProLaunch woods and irons, and TOUR woods(only available to Tour Concept Dealers).
Grafalloy is a leader in graphite shafts in both woods and irons. Their new AXIS product utilizes the proven TOUR technology for the most consistent shaft performance available on the market at an affordable price point. The Micro-Mesh tip technology adds stability, especially in high MOI driver heads. Grafalloy’s Smart-Ply Technology ensures the most consistent performance of the shaft throughout your swing. Wood, hybrid and iron shafts. Graphite only.
MCC Matrix Composite Corp.
OZIK TPHD and HD, XCON and Code series, XCON F-7M, Altus, MFS+ and Studio series
One of the best kept secrets in the industry has just exploded onto the PGA scene. The OZIK premium shaft was used by the winner of the 2008 AT&T National. Players like Anthony Kim, K.J. Choi, Kevin Na, and Vijay Singh have used these shafts in competition. These shafts are the most consistent shafts that we have tested with regard to spine profile. Graphite only. Large selection of wood, hybrid and iron shafts.
R.I.P. , ALDILA NV; ALDILA NVS; DVS; Proto “By You”, VooDoo, Gamer Hybrid; Tour Series
One of the oldest graphite shaft manufacturers hit a home run with their ALDILA NV and now is introducing the ALDILA R.I.P. shaft. Consistently one of the most used shafts on the Nationwide and PGA Tour. Graphite only. Woods, hybrids and irons.
YS Series; GAT series; Purple Ice; Tour AD; D03; PM702; YS Power Series, AURA Series, DI and DI-J
Graphite Design is one of the leading money winners on the PGA Tour and consistently Number 1 on the Japanese Tour. These shafts are premium priced and worth every penny. For uncompromising quality and performance, try Graphite Design shafts in your driver, fairway woods and hybrid clubs. Graphite only.
IROD Series; ProForce AXIV, ProForce V2, ATTAS
UST continues to develop great new shafts. The ProForce V2, V2 HL (High Launch) and MOI shafts give us a wide variety of shaft profiles to fit virtually every golfer. The new AXIV technology provides greater hoop strength for more accuracy and stability. Graphite woods, hybrids and irons.
Authorized Performance Fitting Center. Dynamic Gold, Dynamic Gold Tour, Dynamic Gold SL; Dynamic Gold Lite; TT XL Lite; Dynalite Gold SL, GS-75
True Temper is the leading supplier of steel shafts to the golf industry with over 80% of the market. True Temper is the leader in weight-sorted shafts with their popular R, S, and X series shafts. Woods and irons. Steel only
N.S. Pro Graphite woods; N.S. Pro GH steel shafts
Nippon steel shafts are the purest, lightest weight steel iron shafts on the market. These shafts provide a “hard” yet “soft” feel with a softer tip section for added loft. In our shaft testing, these shafts have the highest quality of any steel shaft on the market.
KBS Shafts are fast becoming the rage on tour. Kenny Perry has been on a winning streak since putting these shafts in his irons in June, 2008. These shafts offer D’Lance Golf a variety of options in building sets to specific launch and spin characteristics. Irons and hybrids only. Steel only.