Hey there Dan, Thought you'd enjoy hearing that I participated in the Florida State Golf Association's Women's Senior Amateur Championship in Vero Beach, FL on Tuesday & Wednesday and won my division! Played division just below Championship one...5,400 yards, gross and net. Super tough course, windy (3 miles from ocean), very hard greens/difficult to hold & all surrounded by bunkers and insanely undulating greens on back 9. Played practice round on Monday and diagrammed every green including rolling balls, which surely helped me have 30 and 31 putts. My index is now 2.4, down 5 points in a year! Partly due to meeting and working with a great PGA instructor but surely also because of my new Mizunos which I love. People notice them and ask me about them. Have to thank you again...THANKS! Hope all's well on your end, Meredith
What's New: Inside D’Lance
A big part of what we do at D’Lance Golf Performance Center is working with the top shaft manufacturers in the world to provide better quality, consistency and performance in the clubs we build for our customers. ACCRA Golf is one of those companies. We have been working with their great team for over 10 years and find their quality and innovation in shaft technology to be at the very top of the industry. We are fortunate to be among their top 50 Shaft Technologists for 2014. We anticipate 2015 to be even better with the new FX and iTour series shafts being rolled out this spring. Great job, ACCRA Golf!
The Golf Digest 2015 Hot List issue had a very interesting article regarding distance “left on the tee” with your driver. I am currently doing a parallel blog series about how to get 20 more yards with your driver. The biggest reason to get that extra distance? You will hit more greens in regulation and drop your scores (see my original blog post). The summary of the Golf Digest article on p. 77 of the March 2015 issue is that golfers are not optimizing hitting the ball on the sweet spot, getting the best launch angle, and minimizing backspin. As I mentioned in the article, it is most critical for golfers in the 65 to 85 mph driver swing speed range to get the optimum launch, spin and smash factor. Here is an example. I helped a young lady get 12 more yards (she only hit her driver 100 yards) by a few simple tweaks: Higher lofted driver Longer lighter, softer shaft Use a taller tee Position the ball a little closer to avoid hitting on the toe, and Use the softest ball we could find. A good fitting can uncover a lot of issues that can help you get... Read More
I know this sounds like a set-up but one of our customers dropped his handicap index from a 3.2 to 1.0 this year, a 70% decrease. What was his secret? The short game. For low handicappers, dropping even one stroke is a big achievement. Usually the low handicapper has a solid tee game and iron play so it comes down to chipping it close(r) and sinking more putts. For an 18 handicapper to drop 70%, or 12.6 strokes would take a lot of work on all aspects of the golf game. So what are your plans for next year to improve your handicap? First, make your goals realistic. Can you realistically drop your scoring average 2, 4 or 8 strokes? Second, where are you losing strokes? Off the tee? Fairway to green? Wedge approach shots? Chipping? Putting? If you do not know where you are losing strokes to average, you may be working on the wrong things. Some of your loss of strokes could be from improperly fit equipment so don’t count out the inconsistency in your game from that perspective. Whatever your scoring goals are for 2015, remember that the more realistic you make them, the more fun it... Read More
Welcome back to Colorado, Mike! From Torrey Pines to PGA National Golf Club in Florida, The Golf Channel and his own Mike Wine Golf Academy in Nashville, Mike brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to help you with your game. Mike will be working with us during the winter months so we can now offer lessons to our clients and indoor practice members. Mike is a PGA member and has worked with numerous tour players. See more about Mike’s background here… To schedule a lesson or inquire about rates, Mike can be contacted directly at 615-424-8880 or [email protected]
Congratulations Izzy Southard for a final round of 66, the lowest score, at Red Sky Golf Club for the Golfweek Conference Challenge last week. Izzy tied overall for 6th place. Izzy was fit in May of this year with PJ, she plays Ping i20 irons and Titleist SM4 wedges. PJ fit her into Oban iron shafts for her irons. Anyone who has played at Red Sky understands completely how hard a score of 66 is, let alone on the final day of a tournament! Congrats again Izzy for your hard work and dedication to the game. Keep up the good work!
D’Lance 24 Hour Practice Facility is Closed until September 9th, 2014 due to the testing and set up of the NEW GEARS Shaft Loading System… We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to our members. Should you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at 303-730-2717. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Ignacio is an awesome young man and came to visit us in early August. We built him a new set of blended Mizuno clubs with SteelFiber shafts as he has outgrown his US Kids set. Well, who would have expected him to win his first Rocky Mountain Junior Golf Tour event at the Broadmoor in a playoff? Ignacio also is Venezuela’s representative to the Junior Latin American Golf team. Good luck, Ignacio, when you had back to Caracas next week. See you next year so we can tweak your set as part of our Lifetime Fitting program. Check out his scorecard…
Congratulations to Becca Huffer, Izzy Southard and Angela King. all Ladies who have been Custom Fit by D’Lance Golf and are playing with Custom Built Golf Clubs, built by our Msater Builders. These three Ladies have made the cut for the HealthONE Colorado Women’s Open at Green Valley Ranch Golf Club. Becca Huffer, A Notre Dame Graduate, made her professional debut in the Colorado Women’s Open, which started on Wednesday and she tied for 13th! Izzy Southard, a Junior at University of Denver, took 25th Angela King, a Pro at the Omni Interlocken Resort, tied for 29th And a Special Shout to Sydney Gillespie, a Senior in the Highlands Ranch Golf Club, who played the tournament with her newly fitted and custom built by D’Lance golf clubs! We are biting our nails with excitement to see how the finals turn out today!
D’Lance will have the opportunity to test the New GEARS Shaft Load Testing system from September 4th-8th and we are in NEED of FIVE TESTERS who can give a few hours of their time for us to test the system. If you have the time and want to be a part of new technology testing, please give us a call at 303-730-2717 so we can schedule you in! Also, check our previous REVIEW ON GEARS HERE…