What's New: Fitting Tips

Get Your 2020 Clubfitting While Your Swing is Still Grooved.

September 11th, 2019

Get  your 2020 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 2020 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 2019 Player Survey indicates that the biggest “problem” clubs in our golfers bags are Long Irons (31%), Driver (25%),  and 3 Fairway Wood (24%).  It’s time for a fitting to get those problem clubs fixed! Book your... Read More

HONMA T//WORLD Irons

August 21st, 2019

HONMA is making great strides in introducing their T//WORLD clubs in the US market.  As a Top 100 Clubfitter, we think that HONMA will be a GREAT addition to our line of offerings. So, schedule your fitting and find out which of these new HONMA irons will work best for you! About HONMA Golf Started in Japan in 1959, HONMA’s mission has been to create the most beautiful, highest quality golf clubs for every golfer.  HONMA has grown to an international company with over $300 million in revenue. HONMA Product Lines BERES – the premium product line.  This is by far the ultra-premium line in the world.  Crafted individually using precious metals like gold and platinum, these are some of the most beautiful clubs I have seen.  We will have these available on special order.     T//WORLD – the line that will be most competitive in the US Market, in our opinion.  We are excited to see the quality of these clubs, especially the new T//WORLD-X line of irons!       So, schedule your fitting and find out which of these new HONMA irons will work best for you! We will be getting in a set of the... Read More

Are The Premium Irons Really Worth It?

August 19th, 2019

It started with PXG.  Well, no, it started with HONMA.  And the other Japanese companies like Miura, EPON and Royal Collection.  But it was clear from the start that PXG was differentiating itself with premium designed products and premium pricing.  What has followed has been a continual introduction of premium products, especially irons, by many of the major companies in the golf industry.  Titleist CNCPT, Callway EPIC Forged and the new TaylorMade P790Ti are the latest releases in this space.  Some are available now while others will be available later in the Fall of 2019. So, schedule your fitting and find out which of these new premium irons will work best for you! Premium Designs If you look at the majority of the new introductions like PXG, there definitely are some advanced engineering techniques that are potentially causing prices to increase.  The combination of forged bodies, thinner face designs, hollow heads with special fill elements make the manufacturing process to assemble these irons more expensive versus traditional forged or cast clubs.  Are the materials more expensive?  Maybe…steel prices have gone up somewhat. Search for Distance AND Forgiveness So, there is no way a manufacturer can provide a more forgiving iron to... Read More

Mizuno MP-20 Irons Coming Soon!

August 8th, 2019

Mizuno is revamping their MP iron lineup in  dramatic way!  All the way from the traditional MP-20 (blade) to a completely new forged MP-20 Hot Metal Blade (HMB).  And in between, the MP-20 MMC with multi-material construction.  We have always been Mizuno fanatics and this new line-up makes us even more excited.  Mizuno has taken a step back in time and is adding a layer of copper in these models to improve feel.  Every single tester liked the feel of the new models better than the previous MP-18 line. We should have demos in by August 20th.  Pre-order on September 3rd with delivery September 20th. Sine we have not tested these yet, we are going by what GolfWRX has compiled in terms of the differences in the models.  Once we get our demos in we will send out an alert so you can try these for yourself!! Here is the GolfWRX article on the new MP-20 Line. And here is another short take on the MP-20 lineup.      

Putter Fitting Can Take You Sub-30!

June 24th, 2019

The old golf adage “Drive for Show and Putt for Dough” is truer now than ever.  With putting accounting for well over 40% of your shots, it is time to start thinking about going “Sub 30” (less than 30 putts per round). When you go through a putter fitting with D’Lance Golf Performance Center, we look at both the aesthetic side of putters as well as the major equipment factors of length, loft, lie, grip size, swing weight, and total weight.  Then we look at your putter stroke to determine if the putter you have suits your stroke style. Here is our approach to putter fitting. As in all of our fittings, the parameters we focus on are all about consistency.  Consistency in swing direction, ball speed, skid distance, roll percent, back swing distance, and tempo.  And, we can adjust YOUR putter to get these parameters more consistent. And, there are some new shaft technologies like the STABILIZER from Break Through Golf Technologies and the Stroke Lab from Callaway that can make your consistency in distance and accuracy even better. So don’t delay your trip to less than 30 putts.  Sign up for a putter fitting today! Dan Sueltz

Making Mid-Season Golf Club Adjustments

June 9th, 2019

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 hurting your game the most,... Read More

PXG 0211 Irons – Great Performance and Price

June 3rd, 2019

What would you do if you could purchase some of the best clubs in the world within your budget? PXG has just introduced their 0211 Irons featuring a stainless-steel cast body, paired with the PXG’s unique hollow-body design, the industry’s thinnest face, and with their proprietary COR2 Technology. PXG has also created a 15% more functional face area by using an internal-face parameter cut out.  This yields a larger trampoline area for the COR2 technology.  The result is unparalleled outstanding performance and an unmatched feel  you wouldn’t expect from a cast iron, at a price, starting at $195 per club.  You may not have expected this price point from PXG, but this makes their innovative technology and reputation of having the best clubs on the market, within reach for everyone.  Literally within a few $$ of some of their competitors. The 0211 irons are now in our demo system so come in and check them out.  Compare them to your existing irons on our TrackMan ball flight monitors and see the difference for yourself! Schedule your iron fitting here! Dan Sueltz

Get the Right Shaft to Hit Your Driver Straight AND Long

May 22nd, 2019

Get the Right Shaft to Hit Your Driver Straight AND Long Bombing and Gouging The problem with bombing off the tee and gouging from the rough is that for us average golfers, it only works 13 percent of the time, according to a study done by Golf Digest and TrackMan.  But we also know that getting 20 more yards off the tee can drop up to 3 strokes off your game.  So the real answer is to hit your driver long AND straight.  The secret is getting the proper shaft to make this happen! Getting the Right Fit We always advise you on what happens when golf shafts are not right for your swing.  A lot of golfers that have never been through our fitting process, think that the majority of their miss-hits are caused by their swing.  And 27% of golfers are having trouble with their drivers (see Poll at the right of this blog).   Fortunately, that is not always the case!  We help golfers of all abilities hit longer, straighter drives by selecting the proper length, shaft weight, shaft flex, swing weight and shaft profile (trajectory and spin) for their unique swing. First off, you will NOT be... Read More

Using TrackMan to Practice for More Distance

May 17th, 2019

The BIGGEST factor in lowering your scores is getting more distance off the tee!  Why?  Because the average golfer cannot hit long irons or hybrids into the green with any accuracy or consistency.  So, the shorter the distance to the green, the better your chances of scoring! We have three new TrackMan 4 units available for your practice sessions!  Here are some tips on using TrackMan to practice for more distance: Key TrackMan measurements for achieving more Distance: (Learn More)  Ball Speed  – The speed at which the ball is traveling after it leaves the clubface  Smash Factor – The efficiency of energy transfer from the clubhead to the ball  Dynamic Loft – The horizontal angle at which the ball leaves the clubface.  A simple explanation is the combination of the loft of the club and attack angle. Attack Angle – the horizontal angle at which the clubface is moving up or down at impact. Spin Rate – The amount of spin on the ball immediately after impact. Notice that I did NOT mention clubhead speed!  For now, I want you to concentrate on what factors you need to change, given that we are not intentionally trying to increase clubhead... Read More

Clubfitting for Women Golfers

May 10th, 2019

Get fit by professionals that care about your game, not your gender! Unfortunately, there are a lot of stories we hear about female golfers not getting the proper attention to their golf game when looking for new equipment. We fit every golfer with the same attention to detail and respect regardless of ability, gender or age. The Modern Lady Golfer Today’s women golfers cover a very wide level of strength and ability.  Think about it, Title IX, the Department of Education Amendment that prohibited discrimination based upon sex for any educational program being Federally funded, has been in place since 1972.  This amendment had a profound effect on female sports in high school and college.  The golf industry has not really changed the equipment specifications for lady golfers since that time.  Today’s female golfers are stronger and more athletic.  Less than 10% of the female golfers we fit could use standard Lady golf clubs.  Why? Shafts are Too Light Without getting too technical, ladies golf clubs, those marked with an “L” on the golf shaft or specifically sold as Women’s golf clubs, have shafts that are very light…45 grams to 55 grams.  These shafts are designed for very slow swings that... Read More