What's New: Tour News

Tim Clark’s Winning WITB includes shafts from ACCRA, Fujikura, UST, True Temper and Aerotech

July 28th, 2014

Just to prove that a player will fill out their bag with clubs that fit their game, Tim Clark has another one of those eclectic bags.  From an ACCRA M4-55 Tour Proto (55 gram) shaft in his driver to Aerotech i95 (95 gram shafts in his irons) to True Temper S400 Tour Issue (130 gram) shafts in his wedges, he used every club in his bag to eke out a win at the RBC Canadian Open.  He also had clubs from Titleist, Callaway and TaylorMade in his bag.  Just goes to show you that what fits you, works for you!  It’s all about confidence in what you have in your hands when under pressure.

What Will Be the Most Important Club Used to Win The Open at Hoylake in 2014?

July 14th, 2014

OK…so I tipped my hand.  I think it will be a long iron/hybrid, i.e. a 2 or 3.  Straight and low will be good in the conditions at Royal Liverpool (Hoylake).  Cast your vote on our webpage at http://www.dlancegolf.com/special-offers/

True Temper Dominates Iron Shafts on Tour This Weekend

July 7th, 2014

True Temper shafts were in the winners circle on the PGA Tour, web.com and Alston Open de France on the European Tour this past weekend. Truth in Numbers: The Greenbrier Classic winner’s bag: Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (3-PW) 75 sets of True Temper shafts in play at The Greenbrier Classic The Nova Scotia Open winner’s bag: Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (3-PW) The Alstom Open de France winner’s bag: Project X 6.5 (4-PW) In addition to these winning shafts, True Temper models in the XP line continue to grow in popularity in the amateur ranks.  By fitting to the proper shaft weight, flex, launch characteristics and feel, you will improve your consistency and confidence in your shots.

WITB is a Mixed Bag for Top 3 at The Player’s Championship

May 12th, 2014

The top 3 at The Players had quite an array of clubs and shafts in their bags.  Martin Kaymer played Graphite Design DI shafts in his TaylorMade SLDR driver, 3 wood and hybrid and True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue shafts in his irons and wedges.  Jim Furyk played Fujikura Motore Speeder shafts in his Callaway Big Bertha driver and 3 wood, UST Mamiya ProForce VTS in his hybrid, KBS Tour 110 R hard-stepped in his RAZR X Forged irons, and True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts in his wedges.  Sergio Garcia, getting one of his best finishes recently, plays Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana Whiteboard 103x shafts in all of his TaylorMade SLDR woods, and Nippon N.S. Pro Tour 130X in his TaylorMade irons and wedges.  What is even more interesting, something we all should pay attention to, is that Jim Furyk’s driver length is 44 3/8″ and Sergio only plays his driver at 43″!  Control is the key for theses guys!  Also shows that equipment, especially shafts, are totally fit to the unique swing and dynamics of each golfer!

Grahpite Design Has a Big Weekend on PGA and LPGA Tour!

April 28th, 2014

Graphite Design had a pretty good weekend on the PGA Tour and LPGA Tour!  Lydia Ko, the rookie phenom from New Zealand won the Swing Skirts Classic with Graphite Design DI-5 in her driver and Graphite Design UT-65 in her hybrid and Tour AD 65 irons.  On the PGA Tour, Seung Yul Noh took the Zurich Classic while playing a Graphite Design Tour AD Z9003 7X in his driver and a DI-9 X in his 3 wood.  Graphite Design has several shaft models that fit a variety of players from the DI series, MT and the new G Series Silver.

It’s Masters Week – What shafts are being played out there?

April 7th, 2014

Last year Adam Scott won the 2013 Master’s Tournament using a great amount of talent and of course a great line up of shafts in his sticks.  What Scott had in his bag were Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8X in his Driver, Fujikura Rombax Pro 95 in his fairways, KBS Tour X in his hybrids and irons and the KBS hi-rev in his wedges.  Based on the top 23 players that are competing in the Masters this year, as predicted by Golf Digest, it looks as though there will be a completely diverse and array of shafts in the Masters Tournament for 2014.   Within that list is of course our Reigning Champ – Adam Scott,  Luke Donald, Sergio Garcia, Matt Kuchar, Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson.  So what are they playing? Luke Donald is playing Accra SC 65 X in his Driver, Accra Tour Z 75 in his fairway woods, Fujikura Motore Speeder HB 8.8 in his hybrids, TT Dynamic Golds in his irons and spinners in his wedges. Sergio Garcia is playing Mistubishi Rayon Diamana White Board 103 X in his driver and fairway woods, Nippon NS Pro Tour 130 X in his irons and Nippon NS Pro... Read More

Iron Shafts on Tour – It’s Getting Competitive Out There

March 17th, 2014

When I started the company in 1997, steel shafts played on the PGA Tour were pretty well dominated by True Temper.  Their flagship line, The Dynamic Gold (S300, S400, X100) at one time was played by 96% of all players on Tour.  Since then, companies like Nippon and KBS Shafts have started taking some wins.  Nippon has long had the majority of golfers on the LPGA Tour playing their light weight 850 and 950 series shafts.  A couple of weeks ago, the winner of the Valspar Championship played the Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 in his irons.  And KBS Shafts have over 100 PGA Tour wins since the company started in 2008 (see a little history here).  The cool thing for us is that all of these companies make shafts that have different weights, launch and spin characteristics, and feel.  So, schedule and iron fitting and we can pick the right shaft for you from over 100 shafts that will help give you the tightest shot dispersion, the most distance and the best feel.

Tiger Still Ranks #1!

March 13th, 2014

So Tiger Woods still Ranks #1 in the Golf World with Adam Scott just in reach, trailing behind him.  To all of our surprise, even though Tiger has been playing just “average” golf as of late, and out of Tiger’s Total 2013-2014 PGA Season Tournaments, so far, he isn’t even ranked in the Top 10 Finishes.  So, the regular, non-golfer would look at that and say “how is this possible?”  How can someone not even finish in the Top Ten in Most of his tournaments and still be ranked #1?  The answer is simple, Tiger plays less tournaments than most people on tour!  He has played a total of 40 tournament, where Adam Scott, the next man on the Totem pole has played over 50!  In those 40, comparatively, Tiger Wins more Championships as well.  Tiger may not be the “beast” of the past, but he still is the Number One Golfer in World and even at his worst will be a tough guy to beat!

Social Media in Sports!

February 26th, 2014

Ten years ago if I were to say that “social media” would be the fastest way to spread “the word” on every day items, or would allow us to stay connected with our hero’s as though we were in their inner circle, people would think I was crazy!  Let’s face it, it is the world of Social Media and not only can it be extremely beneficial since you can now follow anyone minute by minute all over the world, but it can also be damaging!  Those of us into golf or any sport for that matter are guilty of carrying our tech gadgets wherever we go constantly checking to see if Tiger won that last round, or if our favorite underdog is in the top ten.  We all also love to see what our favorite players have to say about how they did, what they are playing with.  It really gives us a true sense that our heros are real people.  So with that said, how do you think the latest comments made by Elkington on twitter will effect his image?  Do you think since his comments weren’t made about the PGA Tour the PGA should still consider disciplinary actions? ... Read More

Bubba is Back!

February 18th, 2014

Bubba Watson has Won his first tournament in almost two years since the 2012 Masters Victory.  After 41 tournaments played since his Masters win, Bubba birdies the 18th hole at the Northern Trust Open on Sunday.  So do you want to know what is in Bubba’s bag – he’s a Ping Man!  He has a Ping G25 Driver with a Grafalloy BiMatrix Rocket shaft, Ping G25 Fwy with Fujikura Motore Speeder Tour Spec 8.2 X, Ping S55 irons with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100, Ping Tour wedges with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 and a Ping Anser Milled 1 putter.