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
What's New: Fitting Tips
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
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
The average length of a driver shaft on the PGA Tour is 44.75 inches. According to our poll, 30% of you play a 45 inch driver, 19% play a 45.5 inch driver, and 19% play a 46 inch or longer driver. Only 33% of our respondents play a driver that is shorter than 45 inches. While we ourselves have experimented with longer drivers for increasing distance, golfers that do not hit the ball consistently on the sweet spot of the club would be better served to experiment with shorter shafts to improve consistency AND distance. For more on our driver fitting, go here…
When we go through our “high tech” fitting, we always tell our customers to give us honest feedback about the clubs they are testing. While our system is the best in the industry in terms of scientific matching of shafts to the golfer, the golfer has the final say as to look, feel and sound of the club. Just like tasting a fine wine or listening to music, each golfer has a sense of what appeals to them. Why do you think “black is the new white”? Because a lot of golfers like the “traditional” look of a black driver. So, do NOT let launch monitor or other statistics make your decision for you on a new club. We will always find the right balance of look, feel, sound and statistical performance to give you the optimum distance, accuracy and consistency for your game!
The ban is “almost” official… In 2016 anchoring your putter is no longer allowed. This will likely cause a spike in putter changes, since in the last few years, more than 40% of golfers switched to belly or long putters. While making the switch back keep in mind that your putter length, even for a belly putter, should put your eyes over the ball or just slightly inside the ball. If you are too far inside or on top of the ball, your ability to see the putting line will be impaired and you could push or pull your putts. Standard length putters are anywhere from 30″ to 36″ while belly putters are in the range of 38″ to 44″. For more information on putters and putter fittings, contact D’Lance at 303-730-2717.
When you go through a fitting for your driver, we optimize your launch angle, spin rate, and shot dispersion so that you can hit the longest straightest drives. The mantra of fitting for drivers is high launch and low spin, so we try to optimize both of these fitting attributes. But certain golfers deliver the club head to the ball in such a manner that they create low launch and high spin. This can be caused by hitting down on the ball with the driver (negative attack angle) or hitting on the bottom of the club face. While it is sometimes difficult to change a golfer’s swing, getting these two issues corrected will dramatically improve distance. But if I had to choose one over the other, I would optimize launch angle first, and then work on other factors (shaft, ball, club head) that can bring down spin rates.
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/.
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…