What's New: Tour News

Mizuno JPX919 Irons – Big Improvements!

October 3rd, 2018

Mizuno’s latest release of the JPX919 line of irons is awesome.  Subtle changes in each of the models are actually big improvements. The Mizuno JPX919 irons offers a solution to every golfer with three options: Tour, Hot Metal, and Forged models.  I have no doubt that all three of these irons will be Golf Digest 2019 Hot List winners! Schedule your fitting here to check out these new irons! JPX919 Tour The Tour model takes after its well accomplished predecessor, the JPX-900 Tour irons, which Brooks Koepka played in his victories at the 2017 and 2018 U.S. Open as well as the 2018 PGA Championship. The Tour model is grain-flow forged with pure select mild carbon steel for the soft feel that had golfers raving about the JPX-900 Tour. Mizuno designed the new JPX919 Tour model to be more compact, narrowing the top line by 10%, but added a “stability frame” that reinforces the top line and toe for improved performance on off-center strikes as well a dampening sound and vibration. Aiming to further improve the playability of the irons, Mizuno added camber to the sole and a zero-glare Pearl Brush finish.  Same great performance in a better looking iron, in... Read More

TaylorMade P790 Black Available for Pre-Order

July 12th, 2018

TaylorMade P790 Black Available for Pre-Order The TaylorMade p790 irons have been on a roll.  The performance of these irons is nothing short of amazing.  The thin forged face combined with the Speed Foam insert give both incredible feel and remarkable distance. Now these great irons are being released in limited edition Black PVD Finish. Available in RH 3-PW and 4-PW Only! Schedule Your Fitting Here! or Call 303-730-2717 to Book Your Order Order now!  These clubs will be released to the general public 8/1/2018 after the initial allocation to authorized dealers has expired.  I do not expect any of these sets to be left so place your order today!  We will be able to deliver your customized set the first week in August. See the incredible p790 story here…

True Temper Shafts Sweep Pebble Beach

February 15th, 2018

True Temper Shafts Sweep Pebble Beach For the first time ever, True Temper Shafts Sweep Pebble Beach!  Yes all 14 clubs in the winners bag (including his putter) had True Temper shafts.  Let’s take a look. Driver:  Project X HZRDUS T1100 65 6.0 –  Yes, 6.0 because it actually plays to 7.2. Fairway:  Project X HZRDUS T1100 75 6.0 –  Again, plays stiff to stated flex. Hybrids:  Project X Even Flow Black 100H 6.5 – About right, 6.5 flex Irons:  4-9 True Temper AMT X100 –  Will play to about 6.2 depending on length. Wedges:  46* – AMT X100, 54*, 60* – Dynamic Gold S400 Putter:  True Temper putter shaft – center shafted This is a clear case of the winner having the confidence in the True Temper team to build him the proper clubs based upon their knowledge of the shafts and the winner’s swing.  That is why custom building MUST follow custom fitting!  If you order clubs with off-the-rack shafts you are getting clubs made for Jack or Jill Everyone.   Even if you go to a Top 100 Clubfitter, they MAY order clubs from a major OEM.  Those clubs, while they say are custom built, are not custom built... Read More

2018 PGA Merchandise Show Recap

January 26th, 2018

2018 PGA Merchandise Show Recap This is my 22nd show in a row…phew!  It is always great to see old friends and look for the next hot products for our fitting studios.  After four solid days of “meet and greet” I am ready to catch my flight home. I am always looking for new products (club heads, shafts and grips), and fitting tools (video, launch monitors, measuring devices) that will help us become better fitters and deliver superior game improvement to our customers.  Here are the highlights of the 2018 PGA Merchandise Show: Overall: The show was as big as I have seen it in terms of number and size of exhibitors.  Biggest exhibitors were the usual suspects:  Callaway, Ping. TaylorMade and Titleist.  Increased numbers from previous years were fitness products, launch monitors/simulators and golfer transport (scooters).  Actual visitor traffic I think was down a little from previous years but that may just be my perception.  Golf Channel had huge presence and did a great job of promoting their network of partners (Revolution Golf) and the Long Drive Tour that they are sponsoring with Volvik. Clubs: Drivers:  The Callaway Rogue and TaylorMade M3/M4 definitely were the most popular with visitors. ... Read More

Troy Mullins Wins Womens Long Drive at Mile High Showdown

July 26th, 2017

It was a day full of unexpected results for Troy Mullins at the Mile High Showdown Long Drive event hosted by The Golf Channel. First, she was in a tizzy about which driver shaft and head combination she should use so Troy came to visit us and we put her on TrackMan to help make a decision.  She had four heads and three shafts that she wanted to evaluate.  She had confidence in her Callaway Great Big Bertha with the stiffer of two UST Mamiya Elements 6F4 Platinum shafts but liked the feel of the Ping G LS TEC with the stock X flex shaft.  She was curious as to whether the new G400 would be any better.  We put her through a battery of tests and showed her that, under pressure, the stiffer tip and butt flex of the Elements Platinum shaft with the Callaway head would keep her in the grid and had equally as good of low spin shots as the Ping G LS TEC with the stock shaft. Nuff said.  Troy promptly went out and set a new women’s long drive record of 402 yards!  This was certainly good enough to get her to the final... Read More

The Best of the 2017 PGA Merchandise Show

February 2nd, 2017

The 2017 PGA Merchandise Show was busy, as usual, but you can tell that the era of the big trade show is starting to die down.  Because we are well established with our vendors, we have seen and tested almost all of the new equipment before the show.  But, the equipment vendors still release their equipment to the public right after the show…the Callaway EPIC was in our hands for testing but could not be released to the public until January, 27th.  Same with Ping’s new i200 irons…scheduled release today, February 2nd.  We still go to the show to see new testing equipment, meet brand new vendors and explore more partnerships. So what did we see that got us excited?  New Shafts:  ACCRA Tour ZRPG wood shafts designed with clubfitters in mind to fit literally every style of swing.  New high modulus materials and Japanese manufacturing create some of the best shafts in the world.  True Temper is re-introducing the Rifle steel shaft in its original taper tip version and upgrading the tolerances of its Rifle parallel steel shafts.  As a True Temper Performance Fitting Center and Authorized ACCRA dealer, we have access to these great shafts immediately upon release. ... Read More

Pat Perez, PXG Irons Make Winning Combination

November 17th, 2016

Pat Perez used a combination of PXG 0311XF (Xtreme Forgiveness) and PXG 0311 irons to win the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.  Pat’s bag was a mix of quite a few manufacturers, something we are starting to see a lot of these days.  His driver and fairway wood were TaylorMade and his hybrid and wedges were Callaway.  The shafts were a mix of Mitsubishi Rayon in the woods, Aldila in the hybrid, and KBS Tour in his irons and wedges.  Again, this shows that players go with what works the best for them, even if they have some endorsement deals. What is interesting is that he was playing the 0311XF in the 3 and 4 irons, which is PXG’s most forgiving iron.   And, he is playing the 0311, not the 0311T (slightly smaller head).  Certainly this is more of a personal preference based upon performance.  It is also interesting to note that Pat Perez is not on the PXG team but has determined that these irons are great performers for him.  Good choice! In our opinion, the suite of PXG irons, 0311XF, 0311 and 0311T, are the most forgiving irons across the entire face on the market.  The technology of a... Read More

Titleist 917D3 and D2 Drivers are in!

October 31st, 2016

We have received the Titleist 917D3 Driver for custom club fittings and the 917D2 will arrive this week.  We have been testing the 917D3 on the Trackman Ball Flight Monitor and really like our preliminary findings.  Distance with workability in a traditional, Tour inspired 440cc “pear” shape. Offers more consistency, a slightly lower launch and less spin versus 917D2. The Titleist 917D2 offers more forgiveness, a slightly higher launch and more spin versus 917D3. Titleist has SureFit CG Allows the CG to be moved from a back, heel position to a forward, toe position through interchangeable weights, optimizing spin and launch conditions for every player.  Both drivers come with a standard 12 gram weight, a weight kit does not come with the driver, but can be purchased separately, with weights ranging from 8 grams to 16 grams in 2 gram increments.  When we fit you, we will identify the optimum weight to deliver proper launch, spin and swing weight. Radial Speed Face 2.0 Enhanced with a thinner perimeter face width to promote a greater off-center ball speed for more overall distance across the face. The 917 D2 comes in lofts of 8.5 to 12 while the D3 only comes in 8.5... Read More

Shafts Played on Tour

October 19th, 2016

What shafts are being played on Tour?  Well, it is a very eclectic set of shafts but I can say that players are winning with what works for them.  The brands vary significantly from the PGA Tour to the LPGA, Champions and Web.com.  GolfWRX has an entire section of their website dedicated to WITB(What’s In The Bag?).  Each week we get a peek into the bag of the winner of the most recent tournament.  For example, the winner of the Safeway Open had a wide variety of shafts from Aldila, Aerotech and True Temper.  On the PGA Tour, representatives from every major shaft manufacturer working closely with the equipment companies like Callaway, TaylorMade, Titleist, etc. to offer their latest shaft offerings.  After having conversations with several of my shaft manufacturer contacts, and reviewing the WITB and media posts, here are my observations:  No shaft manufacturer sponsors a tour player.  Simply, it is too costly as the majority of the tour players get paid more to play a particular brand of equipment than the shaft. Players play close attention to ball flight monitor results when making their equipment and shaft decisions.  With the wide spread use of TrackMan and FlightScope on... Read More

USA Ryder Cup Team Let’s Win One for Arnie

September 28th, 2016

USA Ryder Cup team, let’s win one for Arnie!  Ok, I said it.  Having played a couple Ryder Cup amateur team events among my friends, it is challenging, I think, for the professional golfers to get into the “team” mode when all of their lives have been spent competing as individuals.  But the combination of the team captaincy of Davis Love III and the emotion of Arnold Palmer’s passing may give the US team a little extra motivation this year.  If you watched the Golf Channel meltdown between Brandel Chamblee and David Duval, you should know that winning and losing is not just shouldered by the top ranked players in the tournament, regardless of what Brandel thinks.  There are always players in every sport that step up to the challenge and bring home the trophy.  This tournament will be no different.  Forget the rankings, just go out and play your best.  And throw in a little luck like a 135 yard eagle or a 50 foot putt!  I am ready for some fun and a USA victory.  Let’s win this for Arnie!