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Making Mid-Season Golf Club Adjustments

June 9th, 2019

How is your golf game going so far?  If you are like most golfers, usually there are some portions of your game that may need a mid-season adjustment.  Luckily, we have covered most of the problem areas so here is a recap to help you analyze what areas of your golf bag may need looking into: Maybe you need to come in and take advantage of our lifetime fitting! What Clubs Are Hurting You the Most? When we go through an interview with our customers about their equipment, we note specifically what areas of their game need improvement.  Is it driving?  Fairway to green?  Wedge approach shots?  Chipping?  Putting? The first place to look is penalty shots.  Are certain clubs going OB and costing you strokes? Second, look at approach shots.  Are you always short of the green? Next, look at your chipping and bunker play.  Can you get up and down from next to the green?  Are sand shots killing you? Finally, or maybe we should look at this one first, how many putts do you have in 18 holes?  The goal should be 30 or less. By looking at those areas that are hurting your game the most,... Read More

Part-Time to Full-Time Production Specialist…

June 6th, 2019

Do YOU Have What it Takes to Work for A Top 100 Clubfitter? We are looking for a new team member to add to our production department. D’Lance Golf has been in the custom club fitting and custom club building business since 1997. The company has fit over 13,000 golfers and builds over 10,000 tour built clubs annually.  In addition, this position will support TrueFitClubs.com, the fastest growing online clubfitting ecommerce site in the golf industry.  See more about our club building here. Do you love the game of golf?  Are you interested in learning how custom golf clubs are built? Are you organized and have  great attention to detail?  If so, we are looking for you!           Hours for the position would be Monday thru Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.pm. Job Duties would include: gripping and inspecting all custom built clubs from the previous day communicating with the customers once their clubs are ready for pick up/or shipping  creating PO’s and placing orders for products and equipment needed for building clubs and for warehouse supplies  communicating consistently with vendors to ensure products are received on time receiving shipments from product orders and ensuring... Read More

PXG 0211 Irons – Great Performance and Price

June 3rd, 2019

What would you do if you could purchase some of the best clubs in the world within your budget? PXG has just introduced their 0211 Irons featuring a stainless-steel cast body, paired with the PXG’s unique hollow-body design, the industry’s thinnest face, and with their proprietary COR2 Technology. PXG has also created a 15% more functional face area by using an internal-face parameter cut out.  This yields a larger trampoline area for the COR2 technology.  The result is unparalleled outstanding performance and an unmatched feel  you wouldn’t expect from a cast iron, at a price, starting at $195 per club.  You may not have expected this price point from PXG, but this makes their innovative technology and reputation of having the best clubs on the market, within reach for everyone.  Literally within a few $$ of some of their competitors. The 0211 irons are now in our demo system so come in and check them out.  Compare them to your existing irons on our TrackMan ball flight monitors and see the difference for yourself! Schedule your iron fitting here! Dan Sueltz

Veylix Mansion Shaft Review

June 3rd, 2019

JC is always on the lookout for new materials and new designs for the Veylix line.  Well, the new Mansion shafts – EXP-7.FM5 (70 gram) and EXP-5.FM5 (50 gram), are built using some of the latest in both pre-preg material and outer layer. Book Your Fitting to see if a Mansion Shaft fits YOUR swing! Two Different Profiles In our profile testing, the EXP-5 and EXP-7 actually exhibited a couple of different profiles.  We measure and rank shafts based upon their butt, mid and tip stiffness as well as things like torque and balance point.  While there are similarities, here is what we found in our testing: Butt Stiffness Both of these shafts play true to flex, meaning, the R flex will play to an R and the S flex will play like an S.  We did find the EXP-7 to actually have a slightly softer butt section than the EXP-5.  This means you may need an X flex when you thought an S would do the trick in the EXP-7. Mid Stiffness Expect both the EXP-5 and EXP-7 to have a fairly firm mid section so the club feels more stable throughout the swing (no whip at the bottom). ... Read More

Optimize Driver Loft for More DIstance

May 26th, 2019

Optimize YOUR Driver Loft for More Distance. In the previous segment of this blog, we discussed hitting the ball on the sweet spot in order to optimize your “smash factor” or efficiency.  In general, this will be a spot that is slightly towards the toe and just above the center of the clubface.  Remember, to maximize distance, it is a combination of ball speed, launch angle and spin rate.  Schedule Your Driver Fitting Today! In this segment, we are going to talk about the optimum launch angle for your club speed.  Launch angle is determined by several factors: Club loft Angle of Attack Impact point on the clubface Forward lean of the shaft Club Loft In general, the slower the swing or club speed, the higher the loft of the driver to optimize both carry and roll.  Most drivers come in degrees of loft from 8.5 to 16.  Long Drive competitors have drivers that have only 4 to 7.5 degrees of loft.  This is because at higher ball speeds, there is considerably more lift created which allows the ball to climb rapidly after impact.   Let’s assume for now that you have a 100 mph club speed and your driver launch... Read More

Get the Right Shaft to Hit Your Driver Straight AND Long

May 22nd, 2019

Get the Right Shaft to Hit Your Driver Straight AND Long Bombing and Gouging The problem with bombing off the tee and gouging from the rough is that for us average golfers, it only works 13 percent of the time, according to a study done by Golf Digest and TrackMan.  But we also know that getting 20 more yards off the tee can drop up to 3 strokes off your game.  So the real answer is to hit your driver long AND straight.  The secret is getting the proper shaft to make this happen! Getting the Right Fit We always advise you on what happens when golf shafts are not right for your swing.  A lot of golfers that have never been through our fitting process, think that the majority of their miss-hits are caused by their swing.  And 27% of golfers are having trouble with their drivers (see Poll at the right of this blog).   Fortunately, that is not always the case!  We help golfers of all abilities hit longer, straighter drives by selecting the proper length, shaft weight, shaft flex, swing weight and shaft profile (trajectory and spin) for their unique swing. First off, you will NOT be... Read More

Using TrackMan to Practice for More Distance

May 17th, 2019

The BIGGEST factor in lowering your scores is getting more distance off the tee!  Why?  Because the average golfer cannot hit long irons or hybrids into the green with any accuracy or consistency.  So, the shorter the distance to the green, the better your chances of scoring! We have three new TrackMan 4 units available for your practice sessions!  Here are some tips on using TrackMan to practice for more distance: Key TrackMan measurements for achieving more Distance: (Learn More)  Ball Speed  – The speed at which the ball is traveling after it leaves the clubface  Smash Factor – The efficiency of energy transfer from the clubhead to the ball  Dynamic Loft – The horizontal angle at which the ball leaves the clubface.  A simple explanation is the combination of the loft of the club and attack angle. Attack Angle – the horizontal angle at which the clubface is moving up or down at impact. Spin Rate – The amount of spin on the ball immediately after impact. Notice that I did NOT mention clubhead speed!  For now, I want you to concentrate on what factors you need to change, given that we are not intentionally trying to increase clubhead... Read More

Wedge Fitting for Bounce and Grind

May 15th, 2019

Wedge fitting for bounce and grind goes beyond the more common fitting for loft and lie.  Wedges, especially any wedge over 52 degrees of loft, are used for shots that require touch and execution.  There are a couple of new design options from Callaway and TaylorMade that can add to your creativity and shot making around the green and from heavy rough.  Specifically, the Callaway PM Grind 19 and TaylorMade Milled Grind Hi-Toe are ones to try.  See our Wedge Fitting guide here for more on lofts and lies. What shaft should you play in your wedges?  See our recommendations here… Bounce The type of ground you are playing from (rough, hard pan, sand, fairway, deep rough) and the type of swing plane you have (shallow/sweeper, neutral, steep/digger) will determine what bounce you should ideally have on your wedges.  In general, the tighter the lie, the lower the bounce you want on your wedge to avoid “bouncing” off the ground or sand, especially with a shallow to neutral swing plane.  The deeper the rough or softer the sand, the more bounce you need to avoid having the club “stick” and not slide through the shot.  For example, my home course... Read More

Clubfitting for Women Golfers

May 10th, 2019

Get fit by professionals that care about your game, not your gender! Unfortunately, there are a lot of stories we hear about female golfers not getting the proper attention to their golf game when looking for new equipment. We fit every golfer with the same attention to detail and respect regardless of ability, gender or age. The Modern Lady Golfer Today’s women golfers cover a very wide level of strength and ability.  Think about it, Title IX, the Department of Education Amendment that prohibited discrimination based upon sex for any educational program being Federally funded, has been in place since 1972.  This amendment had a profound effect on female sports in high school and college.  The golf industry has not really changed the equipment specifications for lady golfers since that time.  Today’s female golfers are stronger and more athletic.  Less than 10% of the female golfers we fit could use standard Lady golf clubs.  Why? Shafts are Too Light Without getting too technical, ladies golf clubs, those marked with an “L” on the golf shaft or specifically sold as Women’s golf clubs, have shafts that are very light…45 grams to 55 grams.  These shafts are designed for very slow swings that... Read More

PXG Introduces their new 0211 Cast Irons!

May 9th, 2019

What would you do if you could purchase some of the best clubs in the world within your budget? PXG has just introduced their 0211 Irons featuring a stainless-steel cast body, paired with the PXG’s unique hollow-body design, the industry’s thinnest face, and with their proprietary COR2 Technology. PXG has also created a 15% more functional face area by using an internal-face parameter cut out.  This yields a larger trampoline area for the COR2 technology.  The result is unparalleled outstanding performance and an unmatched feel  you wouldn’t expect from a cast iron, at a price, starting at $195 per club.  A low price point you wouldn’t expect from PXG, but makes their innovative technology and reputation of having the best clubs on the market, within reach for everyone. We expect to have our demos in stock within a few weeks to test on Trackman and in our lab.  With PXG’s outstanding history with their club making, we expect nothing but the best from their new cast irons.  Stay tuned for more information! Pre-order for the 0211 cast irons begins May 7th and will be available for shipping the end of May.  Contact us at 303-730-2717 or schedule an appointment for... Read More