What's New: Fitting Tips

Wedge Fitting for Bounce and Grind

September 19th, 2018

Wedge fitting for bounce and grind goes beyond the more common fitting for loft and lie.  Wedges, especially any wedge over 52 degrees of loft, are used for shots that require touch and execution. See our Wedge Fitting guide here for more on lofts and lies. What shaft should you play in your wedges?  See our recommendations here… Bounce The type of ground you are playing from (rough, hard pan, sand, fairway, deep rough) and the type of swing plane you have (shallow/sweeper, neutral, steep/digger) will determine what bounce you should ideally have on your wedges.  In general, the tighter the lie, the lower the bounce you want on your wedge to avoid “bouncing” off the ground or sand, especially with a shallow to neutral swing plane.  The deeper the rough or softer the sand, the more bounce you need to avoid having the club “stick” and not slide through the shot.  For example, my home course recently renovated all of the sand bunkers and put in new sand.  Because it was so fluffy, I have to go to a high bounce sand wedge so the wedge could bounce off the fluffy new sand.  For normal municipal courses, the sand... Read More

Get Your 2019 Clubfitting While Your Swing is Still Grooved.

September 1st, 2018

Get  your 2019 clubfitting while your swing is still grooved.  Now that the season in the northern climates of the world is getting a little cooler, take an introspective look at your game and then go get a good clubfitting.  Don’t wait until 2019 as there are a lot of new head, shaft and grip options hitting the market this fall, and your swing is still in good shape from playing this season. The first thing you should do is take a look at where you were successful (putting, chipping, driving?) and where you struggled (hybrids, distance gaps, accuracy with irons?).  Be honest and think about where you lost strokes and what happened (thin, fat, poor contact, slice, hook?).  Your fitter should ask you a lot of questions about your shots and what you want to accomplish:  Improved Accuracy?  Increased Distance?  More Consistency?  Then you should concentrate on what segments of your game are costing you the most strokes and eroding your confidence. Our 2018 Player Survey indicates that the biggest “problem” clubs in our golfers bags are Driver (28%), Long Irons (27%), and 3 Fairway Wood (23%).  It’s time for a fitting to get those problem clubs fixed! Book your... Read More

Heavy Graphite Iron Shafts Make It Easier to Switch From Steel

August 23rd, 2018

Heavy Graphite Iron Shafts Make It Easier to Switch From Steel As trends go, the move to heavy graphite iron shafts is intensifying.  I am talking about iron shafts that are in the 90 to 125 gram range.  This weight range is directly targeting golfers that have traditionally played standard weight steel and are looking for options in lighter weights and less vibration on off-center hits.   Book a personal fitting now to see if a heavy graphite shaft may fit your swing. Less Vibration but the Feel of Steel A lot of players are looking for less vibration to alleviate pain from arthritic hands, golfer elbow or shoulder soreness.  Simply switching to a graphite shaft can reduce vibration over 30%.  Adding a softer grip like a Winn grip can help as well.  But, to keep the feel at impact of steel you need some material advantage.  Aerotech SteelFiber i95 and i110 shafts are the industry leaders in that regard.  Their shafts include steel fibers to improve the consistency and feel of those shafts.   New models include the FC 90 and FC 115.  The Veylix Arcane 100 includes some copper threads to achieve this feel as well.  The Mitsubishi Chemical Golf... Read More

PXG Irons – Original Models At Special Pricing!

August 17th, 2018

PXG Irons – Original Models At Special Pricing! That’s right, the original PXG irons, all models, are available at special pricing of $195 for the satin chrome finish and $245 for the black oxide finish. If you are a previous customer and loved the original PXG’s, give us a call and we can update your set for you!  If you have never experienced the feel and performance of a PXG iron, you owe it to yourself to get fit for these top performing irons. But, I would make sure you do it quickly as I am not sure how long the inventory of these great irons will last.     PXG 0311  – $195 ($245 Black) ea. – Original $350/$500 PXG 0311T – $195 ($245 Black) ea. – Original $350/$500 PXG 0311XF – $195 ($245 Black) ea. – Original $350/$500 Book Your Fitting Here!      

TaylorMade GAPR – Fill YOUR Gaps!

August 9th, 2018

TaylorMade GAPR – Fill YOUR Gaps! Available for Pre-Order.  Official Release Date August 24, 2018. Filling the gaps between your longest irons and your shortest fairway woods has always been an issue for most golfers.  This is where traditional hybrid clubs have come to the “rescue” (pun intended) over the last several years.  The new line of GAPR clubs from TaylorMade is intended to give golfers multiple options of lofts and designs to literally fill any gap you may have in that zone. Book your fitting now to see which  shaft best fits you for the new GAPR models. Three GAPR Models Available:  Lo, Mid, Hi LO – As described, the LO models offer more of a driving iron look and lower ball flight.  Available in 2, 3 and 4 iron models at lofts of 17, 19 and 22 degrees.  Lowest launching option. MID –  Still a bit smaller like a driving iron, but larger and more forgiving than the LO model.  Available in 3, 4, and 5 with lofts of 18, 21 and 24 degrees.  Mid launch and more forgiving than the LO option. HI – Looks like a more traditional hybrid club that you may be used to. ... Read More

Making Mid-Season Golf Club Adjustments

June 21st, 2018

Making Mid-Season Golf Club Adjustments How is your golf game going so far?  If you are like most golfers, usually there are some portions of your game that may need a mid-season adjustment.  Luckily, we have covered most of the problem areas so here is a recap to help you analyze what areas of your golf bag may need looking into: Maybe you need to come in and take advantage of our lifetime fitting! What Clubs Are Hurting You the Most? When we go through an interview with our customers about their equipment, we note specifically what areas of their game need improvement.  Is it driving?  Fairway to green?  Wedge approach shots?  Chipping?  Putting?  The first place to look is penalty shots.  Are certain clubs going OB and costing you strokes?  Second, look at approach shots.  Are you always short of the green?  Next, look at your chipping and bunker play.  Can you get up and down from next to the green?  Are sand shots killing you?  Finally, or maybe we should look at this one first, how many putts do you have in 18 holes?  The goal should be 30 or less.  By looking at those areas that are... Read More

Which Golf Clubs are the Most Difficult to Hit?

June 6th, 2018

Which Golf Clubs are the Most Difficult to Hit? We did a survey of golfers on our website and the results are in.  While it is neck-and-neck between driver, 3 fairway wood and long irons, 75% of our golfers said one of those clubs are the most difficult to hit!  So now the question is why? Sign up for a Fitting Here! Longer Clubs Mean More Inconsistency The driver is the longest club in your bag while the 3 wood is the next longest.  In our fittings, the driver is usually the most difficult club to fit, mostly because it is the longest and lightest club in the bag.  If you don’t get the shaft weight, length, flex and swing weight right, shots will be inconsistent at best.  This goes for both driver and fairway woods.  That is why we recommend shorter driver shafts, i.e. 44.5″ versus industry standard 45 to 45.5″.  Check the impact area on the face of your driver.  If you are hitting mostly center to heel, your driver could be too long and/or light. Shafts Weights Are Not Consistent Typically an off-the-rack driver shaft will weigh 55 to 65 grams.  That will fit the majority of... Read More

How to Play Better Golf Faster

May 29th, 2018

How to Play Better Golf Faster The Game Improvement Components To play any sport, or any life endeavor to the best of your ability, you need four main components:  Ability, Proper Tools, Training, and Practice.  Players like Lydia Ko, Justin Rose, and others have worked hard to improve and become the best in their sports based on these four components. There are also additional components like nutrition, fitness and mental focus, but we will not cover those here. We founded our custom club fitting and club building business on these principles, but, our argument is that if you want to play Better Golf…Faster, the quickest way to improve is with the right equipment, or tools for the job. Properly Fit Equipment: We believe that properly fit golf clubs will make it easier for the golfer to swing the clubs and make consistent contact.  The biggest challenge is that golf comes in sets of 14 clubs.  What?  You don’t have 14 tennis racquets or 14 baseball bats?  The challenge is to not only get all 14 clubs to be consistent to each other, but to match each golfer’s unique swing profile.  Once you do that, our golfers can go out immediately... Read More

Custom Clubs Could Take 25 Strokes Off YOUR Game

May 24th, 2018

A couple of years ago I fit a lady golfer that was so frustrated she was about to give up.  First let me say that she is a tall golfer, 5′ 10″ and had been struggling with off-the-shelf senior men’s clubs.  Now we have learned long ago that lady golfers are much stronger than how equipment manufacturers make their equipment.  That is why our fitting system, especially for lady golfers, can get dramatic results!  Just see what she has to say about her custom clubs and the results of her fitting experience: My Experience With Off-the-Shelf Clubs I wanted to extend a hearty “Thank you!” for both your expertise with your club fitting, but more importantly, the amazing improvement in my golf game. Before coming to you I’d purchased a set of knock-off Callaway clubs with (supposedly) a men’s senior shaft.  I figured I’d get a “real” set when I got better at the game.  After 4 years of shanking right…cursing…swinging harder…shanking further right…cursing and having miserable round after miserable round I came to you for a professional fitting. Our Fitting Process Wow!  Not only is your fitting exponentially different than other facilities by virtue of how thorough your intake... Read More

KBS TGI Tour Graphite Iron Gets First Tour Victory

May 3rd, 2018

KBS TGI Tour Graphite Iron Gets First Tour Victory Lydia Ko captured her first LPGA Tour victory in over two years with her win at the LPGA MEDIHEAL Classic.  Not only is she a member of PXG Troops with a full bag of PXG woods, irons and wedges, but she put the new KBS TGI Tour 80 gram shafts in her irons.   This is KBS’ first win on any tour with its new graphite irons.  The KBS TGI Tour 80 profiles very similar to the KBS Tour 90 steel shaft and can be tipped to play slightly stiffer. Here is more on these new graphite shafts from a traditionally steel shaft company: KBS Introduces Graphite Iron Shafts – KBS TGI Tour Graphite Iron   Following on the heels of the very successful launch of the KBS Tour Prototype Hybrid Graphite shafts, KBS has released the new TGI Tour Graphite Iron shafts.  These shafts are designed to play very similar to their KBS Steel counterparts, with the same Elasticity Index. Interested in new iron shafts?  Schedule your fitting here! Available in 50, 60, 70 and 80 gram weights The good news is that now we have something to fit golfers from... Read More