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The Branding of D’Lance Golf

February 21st, 2019

D’Lance Golf The branding of D’Lance Golf was probably like most small businesses.  So what do we name this company and what does it mean?  To be honest, 22 years ago, we thought Golf Fit was the brand we wanted.  But, then maybe people would think we were all about fitness.  Nope.  We are all about improving golfers performance through equipment, instruction and practice.  My son, Lance and I were working on this as he was graduating from college…Project X we called it.  But no interesting brand name came to mind.  Finally, I was at a conference sitting next to a lady from Quebec talking about all the telecommunication companies that were launching at that time and I heard the French word, lancement…meaning launch.  Well, my son’s name is Lance and we are launching a new business so voila’ – D’Lance Golf (the D is my first initial) was born.  Yeah, Lance was not too excited about it either!  After all, what’s a Nike??  The first few years we had a great logo, green and gold colors like a country club, and we branded everything from our hats to shirts to our golf clubs. D’Lance Golf Performance Center But D’Lance Golf... Read More

Lifetime Clubfitting Good for 18 Years!

February 21st, 2019

Book YOUR Lifetime Clubfitting Here! Well, this D’Lance Golf Performance Center lifetime clubfitting is still good after 18 years!  When Ric came to us in 2001, our fitting process was great but only with the tools we had available at the time.  No TrackMan.  No interchangeable heads and shafts.  We did our very best on the fitting and certainly the build was top notch. Well, 18 years later, Ric is still hitting his D’Lance Classic irons with Rifle shafts great!  Woods..not so much.  His driver looks like my 3 wood!  Well we are excited to work with Ric again to see what is next in his golf bag!  Stay tuned and we will give you an update! Book YOUR Lifetime Clubfitting Here! Dan Sueltz

Mizuno ST190 Drivers

February 21st, 2019

Book Your Driver Fitting Here! It has been a long time coming but Mizuno ST190 drivers are going to make a dent in the very competitive driver market.  Over the last say 4 years, Mizuno has made a big push to expand their market share beyond just irons, wedges and hybrids.  To be very honest, the technology may have been there, but golfers just were not into looking at a blue crown.  And, with very little presence on tour, it was still a tough sell. Well, all that has changed here with the new ST190 and ST190G drivers. Incorporating a very forgiving and fast SP700Ti face, light Cortech technology and a composite crown, these drivers LOOK like they will deliver the speed and accuracy.  And in our preliminary testing, ball speeds are up from last year’s models, smash factors in the 1.48-1.50 range and a bit more consistency than other models we tested.  Again, just a few preliminary tests but so far so good. The ST190 (on the right in the photo) is the most forgiving head designed for slightly higher launch and spin than the ST190G.  But, the ST190G weights can be moved to adjust for height and spin... Read More

Top 25 Elite Clubfitters Golf.com

February 18th, 2019

We are proud to be recognized as one of the top 25 Elite Clubfitters by Golf.com.  Golf.com is the premium online publication of Golf Magazine.  Their coverage of the golf industry is very extensive and golf.com offers a wealth of information about everything from equipment to instruction, travel and more.  Here is the link to their list of the top 25 Elite Clubfitters.  Since we started clubfitting nearly 22 years ago, we have seen a dramatic increase in the sophistication of clubfitting and, I must say, we have been leaders in the use of technology to better fit our golfers.  So, thank you, Golf.com for the recognition and keep up your good work covering clubfitting!

Mizuno JPX-919 Hot Metal Pro Irons!

February 18th, 2019

Wow!  What a great addition the JPX-919 Hot Metal Pro makes to the JPX-919 lineup!  This is not the first time Mizuno has done a “Pro” version of one of its lines and probably will not be the last. If you are transitioning from some cavity back or even muscle back irons and want a little more bang for your buck, the JPX-919 Hot Metal Pro should be on your radar!  Not all that much smaller than the standard model, the Pro model offers a slightly thinner top line and less offset, with all of the technology of the original JPX-919 Hot Metal. While we have done a LOT of combo sets with the JPX-919 Forged, the new JPX-919 Pro will offer the same look in a combo set.  What’s not to love about this great new addition to the Mizuno JPX-919 line? Book your Iron Fitting Here! Dan Sueltz

The Problem With Testing Stock Driver Shafts

February 18th, 2019

Ok, I admit it, I am biased.  But so should you be!  Getting a driver fitting at a box store is an adventure in what manufacturers drivers are available and if there are any custom shaft options.  And, I love Tony and the crew at MyGolfSpy to death but I think consumers are learning that testing stock driver shafts will give you a very mixed bag of results.  Here are some of the issues with testing off-the-rack stock driver shafts and what to do about it: Stock Driver Lengths First off, there are no standard lengths, except maybe for women!  We see them as short as 44.5″ and as long as 45.75″.  Hard to do a comparison in distance and consistency of contact with that much length difference.  We totally advocate shorter driver shafts (44.5″ or less) in order to give you more consistent contact and higher smash factor.  This ultimately will create tighter shot dispersion and more distance. Stock Shaft Weights This is little better but not much.  For the “average” golfer (whatever that is) the typical driver shaft weight will be 45 grams for women and 55 grams for men.  What is interesting is that certain manufacturers will... Read More

Get More Distance Off the Tee and Drop Strokes Off Your Game!

February 14th, 2019

It’s no secret that if you get more distance off the tee you will drop strokes off your game.  Pretty simple.  If you are closer to the green on your approach shots, you can hit more greens and shave 1-3 strokes off your game!  That’s not me talking.  That is Callaway and TrackMan research. So how do you do it?  I did a series of blogs a couple of years ago talking about the key factors in getting more distance off the tee.  (See that blog intro here).  As an update to that series, here are my thoughts on what will help you get that extra 10-20 yards off the tee: Book Your Driver Fitting Here! Change Your Attack Angle It is a fact that if you can launch the ball higher off the tee with less spin, you will get more carry distance and more roll-out.  Less than 25% of our golfers have positive attack angles off the tee.  A couple of quick changes in set-up and you are on your way!  I know.  I used to be -3 degrees and now I am +2. It can be done.  And if you cannot change your attack angle, we have... Read More

Hot New Driver Shafts for 2019

February 11th, 2019

There are a lot of new driver shafts hitting the market in 2019.  This looks to be an exciting array of shafts with a lot of different characteristics.  The list below is in alphabetical order so there is no bias in our list.  We test all of these shafts in our lab and with our testing crew so we know how these shafts will perform.  Let me try to break this down into the type of new driver shaft that may work for you. Book Your Driver Fitting Now!   Strong, Aggressive Swing Looking for Stability There are a lot of great new shafts to look for in this category:  High swing speed, medium to fast tempo and transition, and mid to late release.  And the nice thing is they come in heavier weights to handle the shaft loading.  Here are our top picks: ACCRA Tour Z RPG, TZ 5 and TZ 6 Aerotech TI Fiber Tour 70 Aldila Rogue Tour Silver 130 Fujikura VENTUS and Speeder TR Graphite Design Tour AD IZ  LA Golf TPHDE and Black Tie Mitsubishi CK Pro White and Kuro Kage XD OBAN Airburst 65 Paderson Ballistic Tour  Project X EvenFlow White T1100 and HZRDSU... Read More

Getting the Right Iron Shaft For Your Clubs

February 7th, 2019

                          There are so many new iron shafts coming this year it will make your head spin!  But it is interesting that with all of the new iron shafts, the major manufacturers pick a few stock “no upcharge” options, and then give you little or no guidance as to why they have chosen those shafts.  We can help you pick from our database of over 400 iron shafts to get your optimum performance!  And, this works for re-shafting your current irons as well as for a new set! The Most Important Iron Shaft Fitting Characteristics In our fitting experience over the last 20-plus years, we have found these to be the most important iron shaft fitting characteristics.  Weight, Flex, Launch and Spin.  Of course, when you are building an iron the factors of length, loft, lie and swing weight or MOI come into play as well. Book Your Iron Fitting NOW!  Weight There are several factors that go into determining weight of the shaft.  Probably the most important factors for determining shaft weight are the golfers Tempo and Transition as well as club head or swing speed, and... Read More

What 2019 Driver Head Appeals to You?

February 7th, 2019

So, what 2019 driver head appeals to YOU? When selecting a club head, the driver head has to look good to your eye, sound good to your ear and feel good in your hands.  This is what we call the “soft side” of the fitting process but it is very important.  I cannot tell you how many times I have heard golfers tell me something like, “that just sounds terrible,” or “Nope, not playing a blue driver head.”. Book  Your Driver Fitting NOW! Size While most drivers these days are 460cc in volume, they can have a distinctly different look based upon their design.  The Srixon Z585, for example, will have a longer look from front to back than the Srixon Z785.  By design, that takes the center of gravity back which results in a higher launching head.  Same thing with the TaylorMade M6 (longer front to back for higher launch) versus the TaylorMade M5. There are a few companies that still offer a slightly smaller 435cc or 440cc head like TaylorMade M5 Tour 435cc. Finish and Color I remember when the now-famous “white” driver heads hit the market.  You either loved ’em or hated ’em.  Same with all of... Read More