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2020 PGA Merchandise Show – What’s Hot!

January 27th, 2020

The annual PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando was interesting, informative, and COLD!  Record low temps on Tuesday and Wednesday made Demo Day tough but we made it through!  Even though they said there were 43,000 attending the show, I think this was a bit smaller than years past, primarily because TaylorMade was not exhibiting. So here is our takeaway on what was new: Black Finish is Still Strong Irons (Ping i710) and shafts (Aerotech SteelFiber i95, LZ Steel Black) in black continue to be popular.  The new powder coat finishes on the shafts make them a lot more durable than in the past! Eco-Friendly Shafts from ACCRA With all of the difficulty in cleaning up manufacturing processes, ACCRA and True-Sport have made a series of shafts that do not us Nickel or Chromium.  The new Eco Steel shafts will be shipping to us for testing this week.  Profile should be similar to Rifle in the lighter weights and Project X in the heavier weights. Emphasis on Putting And why not?  Putting accounts for as many as 40% of your strokes!  TrackMan is releasing its new Putting Analysis software in March.  Stay tuned as we will be an early evaluation partner. ... Read More

D’Lance Golf Partners With Elite Speed!

January 22nd, 2020

Ok, you want more distance, better consistency, and a better overall golf game?  Maybe your body is holing you back. D’Lance Golf Performance Center has partnered with Elite Speed Sports Performance of Centennial, Colorado, to help you get your golf game to that elite level!  Learn More About Elite Speed Sports Performance here… Step 1:  Schedule a Fitting If you are a new D’Lance Golf Performance Center customer, schedule your fitting so that we can evaluate your swing and club dynamics.  The fitting (any of our fitting options will do) will give us the information we need from a club and swing perspective to determine what needs to be improved. Step 2:  Schedule Your Bio-Mechanical Evaluation Elite Speed Sports Performance, Centennial, Colorado, is the ultimate in performance evaluation and improvement programs.  Their Bio-Mechanical evaluation will blow you away!  It is by far the most comprehensive, high-tech 15-20 minute evaluation I have ever seen.  We put one of our clubfitters through the program and the results were eye opening. Once you see the evaluation and the recommendations, you will see how big the challenge is for YOU to improve your performance.  Elite Speed will then propose a program that can get... Read More

How to Improve Greens in Regulation In 2020

January 20th, 2020

In our current poll, 43% of our readers want to improve Greens in Regulation (GIR)!  They know that the key to scoring and having more fun is to hit more greens.  So easier said than done, right?  Here are some tips that will help you drop as much as 1.8 strokes off your game, according to TrackMan data, by simply hitting more GIR: Book your fitting NOW!   Hit Your Drives Longer Duh!  If you are 10-20 yards longer off the tee, you will be hitting shorter shots into the green!  TrackMan tests have shown that GIR improves at least 50% for the average golfer when hitting shorter irons into the green!  We will be re-posting some of these tips shortly but for now see our series:  Getting More Distance Off the Tee! Play More Forgiving Irons New irons in the last several years have been not only hotter (more distance) but more forgiving.  Your shot dispersion can be reduced up to 30% according to some companies.  Examples are Callaway APEX 19, PXG Gen 3 0311 XF, TaylorMade p790, Srixon Z785 and Ping G410.  Why punish yourself when taking advantage of modern technology can help you have more fun. Get the... Read More

So YOU Want to Try Long Drive?

January 16th, 2020

Long Drive is a fantastic opportunity to show your ability to hit the golf ball a loooonnnnggg ways!  But how do you get started? Background D’Lance Golf Performance Center has directly or indirectly been involved in helping at least four golfers reach the ultimate goal – World Long Drive Championship Finals!  It started with Derek Hines in 2008 when he took 3rd at World Long Drive Championships.  Then Joey Andrews made it to the World Long Drive Championships in 2012 competing against literally 7 world champions at the Denver Mile High Showdown.  Then, indirectly, we evaluated several driver shafts and heads for Troy Mullins and made our recommendations.  Troy went out the next day at the Denver Mile High Showdown and set the women’s world record at 402 yards.  See our coverage here!  Then, in that same year, we had worked with Josh Cassaday to get him the right equipment to compete at the World Long Drive level.  Josh has made an incredible commitment to the sport and Josh Cassaday is now ranked 13th in the World!  Josh is working with some of the best trainers in the world to get him a World Long Drive Championship.  His track record... Read More

Cobra Forged TEC Irons

January 13th, 2020

Cobra recently announced their Forged TEC and Forged TEC One irons in what Golf Digest calls the Player’s Distance iron category.  We have tested these irons and we feel these are a strong competitor to the PXG Gen 3 0311T, New  2019 TaylorMade p790, Callaway EPIC Forged and Ping i500. Book Your Iron/Wedge Fitting Here! Design The hollow design has allowed Cobra to put the center of gravity lower in the clubhead which creates a higher launching shot.  Coupled with a thin, hot face material , the head creates maximum distance with lower spin.  The hollow body is also infused with foam microshperes that give the club a solid sound and softer feel. Set Makeup The Forged TEC and Forged TEC ONE is available in both Right and Left Handed models from 3 iron through Gap Wedge.  The lofts are consistent with most modern clubs with 6 iron at 26 degree loft and PW at 44 degrees.  We offer a variety of set options with customized shafts and grips. Book Your Iron/Wedge Fitting Here! Dan Sueltz  

Junior Golfer Club Fitting Starts Now!

January 13th, 2020

It is never too early to start thinking about junior golfer club fitting!  Junior golf, especially competitive junior golf seems to go year ’round. In the past year, we have fit golfers as young as eight years old.  And these kids are GOOD!  Most of the ones we have fit have qualified for U.S. Kids Regional, National or International competition.  One of the kids we fit went to the U.S. Kids Drive, Pitch and Putt finals at Augusta National and then went on to anchor his Boys State Championship team here in Colorado.  And we have juniors that have either won the State Championship for their team or been part of the winning team! Book your Junior Fitting Here! What to Consider in a Junior Golf Clubfitting So, the first thing we make sure of in fitting for juniors is the the shaft weight and head weight in all of their clubs is not too heavy.  Do NOT, I repeat, do NOT cut down your old set of clubs (Dad!) for your son or daughter!  Too heavy…too stiff…all leading to bad swing habits and discouragement.  If you are just getting your son or daughter started and they are in the... Read More

Project X Even Flow Riptide Shaft Review

December 30th, 2019

The long-awaited Project X Even Flow Riptide shafts are hitting the market the first week in January, 2020.  These shafts are the next evolution of the popular Even Flow shafts that came in Red, Blue, Black, White, and an OEM-only Green. Book Your Driver, Wood or Complete Fitting Here!   Models The current release models are the Riptide (Black with Orange/White lettering) and the Riptide CB (Blue with White lettering).  The CB model is counter balanced for use in heavier, longer clubs to reduce swing weight. Weights and Flexes  The Even Flow Riptide Black will be available in 50, 60, 70 and 80 gram weights.  This shaft is designed for stronger players but with a better feel, i.e. slightly higher torque than HZRDUS and the Even Flow White. The Even Flow Riptide CB will be available in 40, 50, 60 and 70 gram weights and softer flexes in the lower weights.  This shaft is designed for smoother swings.  Even though these shafts are counter balanced, do not expect more than 1 to 2 swing weights lighter, especially in the heavier shaft weights. Shaft Profiles The Even Flow Riptide (Black) has a profile somewhere between the Even Flow Black (better feel... Read More

What Are Your 2020 Golf Goals?

December 16th, 2019

As you reflect on 2019 and look forward to 2020, if you are like most of us, there is room for improvement!  Even the tour pros spend a lot of time with their coaches analyzing their rounds and making a plan to improve. Getting Analytical One of the top degrees coming out of college these days is Data Analyst.  The era of “Big Data” is here, even in the golf industry.  When Mark Broadie wrote “Every Shot Counts” in 2014, it was used very little on the PGA Tour.  Now, Strokes Gained is used and commented on regularly by tour players, analysts, and commentators.   Golf Digest recently published this article on how analytics are being used on tour!   The results have been pretty dramatic for several players!  So, take a look at your scorecards and find out where you are losing strokes.  Missed fairways?  OB?  Poor iron shots?  Short-siding your wedges?  Putting letting you down?  Fill out our survey on the right of this page with your biggest area for improvement! Get Fit for the Right Equipment If you have not been through a professional fitting, make 2020 your year to do so!  Understanding the dynamics of your swing (tempo,... Read More

D’Lance 2020 Winter League

December 3rd, 2019

Join our Indoor Golf League to keep you swinging through the winter! Sign Up HERE NOW for the Winter League Full HD 3D course create the ideal golf game venue. There are over a thirty courses to choose from including the major courses in St. Andrews, Royal Troon, Sea Island Plantation and Muirfield Village! The leagues will be separated into divisions depending upon number of two-person teams that sign up. Here are the basics: WINTER/SPRING 2020 League Information • Teams of 2 golfers • 9 holes played each week (Play on your schedule) • League will use a 9 hole handicap (Indoor handicap ONLY) • $75/person league fee • $25/person weekly league fee • January 5th– May 1st • First 2 rounds need to be complete by January 19th (to establish handicaps) • There will be 1 league with 2 divisions • Each division will have 10 teams (based on 20 total teams) • Top 4 teams in each division will make the playoffs • Regular Season = 10 Weeks • Playoffs = 4 Weeks League Rules • Each team has 1 week to play their 9 holes, but can play in advance • Do not have to play with... Read More

KBS TD Wood Shaft Review

November 23rd, 2019

The new KBS TD wood shafts now round out the initial graphite shaft offerings from KBS.  These shafts are designed to be mid launch/low spin but that, in our testing, is related the weight and flex of the shafts. Book Your Wood or Complete Fitting Here! Models The KBS TD Shafts are available in 40, 50, 60, 70, and 80 gram weights. The raw weights of the 40 (48gr) and 50 (52 gr) are similar but the raw length of the 40 is 45 inches, one inch shorter than the 50, 60, 70 and 80 shafts. KBS is using it’s own set of flex ratings identified as Category 1 through 5.  Category 1 is traditionally a Senior flex and Category 5 is Tour Xtra Stiff. Shaft Test Data: Weight, launch and spin Model                   Weight            Trajectory         Spin                   Torque TD 40                     48.9                    Mid-High        Mid-High           7.9 TD 50             ... Read More