One of the most important things we teach our fitters is to concentrate on fitting the golfer to their current swing rather than trying to make swing changes during the fitting. The reason for this is simple. Swing changes take a long time to be reflected in your golf game so trying to make a quick fix usually does not work. The second reason is that we are fitting to your existing swing tendencies, good OR bad and we know that equipment can make big improvements in consistency of contact, shot dispersion and ball flight. So when you come in for a fitting, here are our rules: 1. Take your NORMAL swing. If one of your golfing buddies keeps telling you to slow down, don’t listen! It will never happen…consistently. By altering the weight and balance of a golf club we can make aggressive, fast swing golfers feel more comfortable and be much more consistent. 2. Don’t worry if you are not hitting a club particularly well. That is one of the things we are trying to find out during a fitting is what weight, flex, length, and balance of club you hit the best. You will never hit all... Read More
With all of the hype around the Krank Formula 6, we thought we would put it to the test against some of our best drivers we have worked with in 2015. All of the driver heads we tested were playing to identical flexes, shaft weights, swing weights and lengths, which were the specs designated for our tester. The shaft used was an ACCRA Dymatch MT 60 M4 at 45 inches. The ball used was a TaylorMade Tour Preferred X. The heads tested were all 10.5 degree heads with settings, if available, in neutral and standard loft. The drivers we tested were the Callaway XR, TaylorMade Aeroburner, Krank 6, and Ping G30 LS TEC. I definitely like the new sound and feel of the Krank Formula 6…a vast improvement over the 5. The shape is quite different from the other drivers tested as you can see by the picture at the left. The Krank 6 is thrid from the left and has a higher face height but is narrower from heel to toe. I think this is where the increased spin came from in our testing as shots slightly off center (heel and low) caused higher spin rates. The Krank 6... Read More
Graphite Design introduces its latest design to its Tour AD lineup of shafts. The Tour AD M9003 is designed for players with swing speeds over 105 mph and fast transitions. This will be a low t0 mid launch shaft in 68gr and 78 gr weights. For players with tour level swing speeds (105 – 120mph), aggressive swings and late loading characteristics, this should be a great shaft. This is a design engineered in the Japanese facility of Graphite Design with extremely high quality materials. Check out more on the Pro’s Choice web site. Looking forward to testing this in our facility! Dan Sueltz
Pretty awesome Championship, I must say. With a leaderboard as close as it was over the last two days, it really was case of whoever blinked first was out. Zach did a super job and made some very clutch shots when he needed them. What I think is interesting when looking at his bag, is that he has equipment that has performed well for him since 2013 and has not really changed out for much new. He is playing Titleist 913 driver and fairway woods and Vokey SM4 wedges, both at least two years old. He has stuck with Mitsubishi Rayon shafts in his woods and True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts in his irons and wedges. Why? The consistency and feel are paramount for tour players, especially when under pressure. That is why we do not always recommend new clubs, but reshafting your existing equipment to optimize performance. Consistency of shaft length, weight, flex, swing weight, loft and lie can improve your performance dramatically. So if your clubs are only a couple years old, you like the look of them, but consistency, accuracy and distance are not what you expect, maybe it is time to get a complete club fitting... Read More
Well, Tiger definitely needs to find more fairways so maybe this will be the right shaft. I like that he has gone back to at least a 75+ gram shaft and cut the length down to 44.5″. I would put him in a D4 swing weight to help him with the feel of the club but that’s just me. Read the GolfWRX post here…
Posting one of the lowest scores in U.S. Amateur Championship qualifying this year, Spencer Painton shot an 8-under 136 at the Columbine Country Club in Columbine Valley, CO. This is the latest in a string of great golf for Spencer. He will be entering his Sophomore year at Kansas University this fall. Spencer is following up on a great junior golf career where he led Regis Jesuit to 3 straight 5A Colorado high school championships and also qualified for the U.S. Junior Amateur Championships in 2013. The U.S. Amateur Championship will be held at Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, IL on August 17-23, 2015. Best of luck to a great golfer and a fine young man!
If you have not been to Scotland to play the Old Course at St. Andrews, it is a bucket list must. And if you have been there and played the course, The Open this week will bring back a lot of memories. My best friend and I played there the year of our 50th birthdays and the weather was absolutely stunning. When we hit our first shots it was pretty humbling to be playing a course with so many Open “moments”. Luckily we played the New Course the day before so I finally was used to the links-style course and making sure I didn’t fire at the pin (the pin was pretty safe all day, I might add). I will never forget The Road Hole and certainly crossing the Swilcan Bridge on 18. My guess is Jordan Speith is on a magical journey right now and this could be his year. DJ just needs to seal the deal if he is close. And, I think Justin Rose is playing well enough to win it. What are your thoughts? Dan Sueltz
Cole Krantz of Windsor and Caroline Jordaan of Cherry Hills Village won titles Friday in the Colorado PGA Junior Championship at Indian Tree Golf Club in Arvada, and by doing so each qualified for the national PGA Junior Championship, set for Bryan, Texas Aug. 3-6. Krantz shot a 1-over-par 71 in Friday’s final round, leaving him with a 2-under 138 total in the boys competition. That was good for a two-stroke victory over U.S. Junior Amateur qualifier Coby Welch of Highlands Ranch and Alec Poorman of Boulder. Welch closed with a 71 and Poorman with a 73. We started fitting Cole three years ago and have seen tremendous changes in his strength and ability. He is now one of the longest hitters in the Colorado Junior Golf Association and certainly deserves his recent win. Congratulations and good luck at the PGA Junior Championship!
We take growing the game of golf seriously by getting kids started learning the game as quickly as they are able to hold a club. At some point, the junior golfer will start needing equipment to match their size, strength and ability. We start seeing fitting as an important factor as early as 8 years old. In fact, we have dedicated an entire page to Fitting Junior Golfers. Because we think it is so important to get young golfers fit with the right equipment and make it affordable, we offer a Lifetime Junior Clubfitting for juniors 16 and under for $100 (Reg. $450). This is the same fitting we do for adults, but we realize that a junior golfer may outgrow his or her clubs in two or three years so they will need to come back and be re-evaluated. I started my son when he was 5 and he went on to play college golf. We still play golf together as often as we can. Get your junior started in a lifetime sport with a lifetime clubfitting! Dan Sueltz
Nippon shafts, especially the N. S. Pro 950GH, have been the “go to” shaft on the LPGA Tour for several years. But recently, the Modus 3 models have started making significant inroads on the PGA Tour. The Modus3 line is a heavier weight (115 – 130 gram) line designed for faster swing speeds and tempos. The first models, the Modus3 Tour 120, is a mid launch shaft with solid feel and mid spin. Compared to the Modus3 130, the 120 feels a little smoother due to its softer butt section. The Modus3 130 has a very firm butt and mid section with a softer tip for higher launch. Sergio Garcia is playing the 130 because his very late release and steep attack angle means he needs to use a shaft that stays with him (stiff butt section) but allows for a higher launch at impact (softer tip). Not every golfer, however, may experience this higher launch if they cannot load the shaft properly. I was a case in point where I actually hit the Modus3 130 lower than the 120. Just being introduced this week is the Modus3 125. I really like the feel and performance of this shaft. The... Read More