Just heard from one of our amateur players, a 4 handicap, who had a career low round of 67 at CommonGround Golf Course in Aurora, Colorado. We put a couple of UST Elements Wind shafts in his driver and 3 wood, and KBS Tour shafts in his RBZ Tour hybrids and Mizuno MP-R wedges. Congratulations, Greg!
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Golfers in Nashville, TN, will get tour-level fitting and building when Greg Johnson opens his shop this summer. Greg is a former mini tour player and is excited about bringing his experiences to every golfer looking to play better golf…faster!
Well, it is hard to believe I have been following my passion for 16 years in the golf business. My passion for golf actually started 40 years ago when a good friend of mine convinced me to learn to play golf. My first set? Hogan Apex blades…yikes! We have seen a lot of changes in 16 years, not only in equipment, but the tools we use to evaluate our customers. High-speed and High-Definition video give us a lot of new information. Launch Monitors mean we know a lot more about club head delivery and launch characteristics. Internet and smart phones mean we can share information instantaneously and help fit golfers around the globe. Pretty exciting stuff! Can’t wait to see what the next 16 years bring!
Several new Golf Etc. franchisees are going through training on the essentials of custom clubfitting and tour-level club building. Jason Rogers, Sebring FL, and Tim Milligan, Calhoun, GA are new franchise owners and expect their stores to open in June. Scott Walters will be working at the Avon, IN franchise. Helping golfers of all abilities play better golf…faster is the goal for these guys! Everyone picked up the concepts quickly and built their own set of custom clubs.
We were notified today that we received the honor of being one of Golf Digest’s Top 100 Clubfitters in America for 2013. Golf Digest makes this list every other year. We were selected to the the list in 2011, its first year. Competition was very stiff this year and several clubfitters that were not on the list in 2011 made it this year. To find out more about the selection process and the other qualified fitters on the list of the Top 100 go here…
ITB, Inc. and D’Lance Golf Performance Center have released the first golf shaft recommendation app for Apple iOs that uses a golfer’s swing dynamics to match shafts from a database of over 2000 shafts. Using either swing speed, distance or launch monitor data, MyGolfShafts Lite and Pro apps can cut through the maze of aftermarket shafts and make recommendations for shafts that have weight, flex, trajectory and spin characteristcis that will improve your distance, accuracy or both. Of course, this is just an initial recommendation. To really get dialed in, you should take your information to a qualified clubfitter so MyGolfShafts will recommend a fitter near you, including the Golf Digest Top 100 Clubfitters in America. The recommendations are based upon D’Lance Golf Performance Center’s proprietary shaft research and BGF Fitting System. ITB, Inc. is a technology company focused on improving sports performance.
Chris and Bruce at Golf Etc. Wichita have a great facility to dial you in to the right equipment for your game. With two high-tech fitting bays and a wide assortment of interchangeable heads and shafts, you will see and feel a significant difference in accuracy, consistency and distance with the right clubs. We went through a couple fittings yesterday and have three more scheduled today.
Lee Cothern and Bob Beck are about to open the best golf shop in Farmington, New Mexico. The Golf Etc. Farmington store will be dedicated to custom club fitting and building golf clubs to tour-level specifications. Lee and Bob spent the past two weeks in extensive training at the Golf Etc. headquarters and Golf Etc. Granbury store. The Farmington location is expected to open in April. Make sure you stop in and Get Fit for YOUR Game!
If you want to play better golf in Denver, what better way to start than with some custom fit and custom built clubs from D’Lance Golf Performance Center. With warm spring weather this week, schedule a fitting and you will be ready for a great season of golf. And, check out our mention by CBS 4 News at http://denver.cbslocal.com/2012/03/20/top-golf-shops-in-denver/.
To keep up with our expanding business, we have added Robert Wample II to our staff of top clubfitters. Robert was most recently at Cherry Creek Country Club. Prior to that, Robert was a club fitter for HotStix Golf at Green Valley Ranch Golf Club here in Colorado as well as the HotStix Scottsdale location. His experience in club fitting and customer service will be a valuable addition to our staff. Robert is excited to work both in the Englewood location and on the mobile fitting trailer this summer. Stop in and say hello!