What's New: Fitting Tips

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

Picking the Right Hybrid Shaft

April 17th, 2018

Picking the Right Hybrid Shaft Picking the right hybrid shaft is very important, especially when replacing long irons.  According to our current poll, 35% of our golfers say the WORST club(s) in their bag are their long irons.  So, maybe new hybrids are in order. (see our related blog post on long irons here). While buying a hybrid off-the-rack is the most common purchase, the shafts offered very likely do not fit the majority of golfers.  Most hybrid shafts that we test during a fitting are too soft (flexible) and too light of weight.  This can cause very poor ball contact, wide shot dispersion and a loss of distance.  So how do we determine which shaft is best for your swing dynamics?  Our BGF Fitting System has modeled thousands of golfers swings and will dynamically recommend the proper shaft length, weight, flex, swing weight and profile (trajectory and spin) to optimize your hybrid performance based upon your unique swing dynamics. Book your Fitting Here! Shaft Weight The longest, lightest, yet stiffest club in you bag is your driver.  The heaviest, shortest and most flexible clubs will be your wedges.  As clubs get shorter from driver to fairway woods to hybrids,... Read More

What Driver Length Should YOU Play?

April 12th, 2018

What Driver Length Should YOU Play? In our experience over the last twenty years, we have seen off-the-shelf driver lengths go from 43 inches to 48 inches, the maximum allowable by the USGA, and back to somewhere around 45 inches.  The holy grail for most golfers is increased distance off the tee.  With the USGA governing the rebound effect off the face of the driver (CT), it seems logical that adding length to the driver creates a longer swing arc and therefore more club head speed.  But, if you do not hit the sweet spot on the face of the driver, you will actually LOSE distance because the efficiency (smash factor) will drop and you will generate less ball speed.  In fact, the winner of the 2018 Masters used a driver that is 44.5 inches long and the 2nd place finishers driver length was 44.5 inches as well.  Check out our list of 2018 stock drivers at the end of this blog. So, how do you determine YOUR optimum driver length?  There are several factors that you should consider: Click here to book a fitting! Arm length and Posture. In both our BGF Fitting System and the TrueFitClubs Fitting Wizard,... Read More

Solving the Hybrid Vs. Long Iron Fitting Dilemma

March 29th, 2018

Solving the hybrid vs. long iron fitting dilemma should not be a difficult decision.  In general there are a couple of factors to consider. First, how comfortable is the golfer in hitting hybrid clubs? I would say 20-30% of our golfers going through a fitting have trouble hitting their hybrids consistently.  Usually, it is because of the fact that the hybrids are not very well fit to them in terms of shaft flex and weight.  Unfortunately, sometimes this becomes a mental block that is difficult to overcome.  We get past that by having the golfer hit a hybrid that is matched to their swing and compare it to their existing hybrid.  This usually gets rid of the fear factor! Second, how well does the golfer hit their long(er) irons? This is a little bit of a trick question as most golfers want to keep a longer iron, like a 4 or 5 iron, in their bag to get out of trouble if they are under a tree branch.  But that is a total waste of a club.  I can easily knock down a 7 iron if I have to punch out.  If the golfer only hits the longest iron in... Read More