If you really want to get the most out of your game you need to customize your iron set make-up. Probably less than 5% of golfers buy a traditional 3-PW set of irons. And, I would bet that less than 20% buy a 4-PW, GW set. We do a significant amount of our business, even for the average golfer, in customizing iron sets to the skill level and shot desires of our golfers. The picture in this post is indicative of what we can do for our golfers. This golfer loved Titleist irons and wanted a little higher trajectory and forgiveness in his long irons. So, we picked the 716 T-MB in his 3 and 4 irons, 716 CB in the 5-7 iron, and 716 MB in the 8-PW. After discussing several different wedge options, we selected the Callaway MD3 52, 56 and 60, all in low bounce options. In another fitting, we selected the Callaway Apex CF 16 in 4-7 iron and Miura Blades in the 7-PW. Yes, this set actually had two 7 irons due to the loft differences between the two different irons. A lot of manufacturers are trying to provide this type of option in stock... Read More
PGA Merchandise Show Demo Day 2016 had some of the best products and certainly the best weather in the last few years. We got to meet up with a lot of good friends like Chad Embry of Fujikura Golf Shafts and Joel Iacovelli from Golf Etc. Cary, North Carolina. The PGA Merchandise Show Demo Day is at the Orange County National range which is a 360 degree range with a 350 yard diameter. Needless to say, it took us over 4 hours to go completely around the Demo Day, stopping at everything from the chipping area, putting area, range and everything else in between. The biggest areas were probably TaylorMade and Titleist. The most raucous place is always Cobra/Puma with the Red Bull truck and music! Bubba Watson gave a cool presentation at the PING area. He hit literally every shot the audience asked on demand. So what was the hot new product? Pretty hard to put a finger on them as there were new shafts from OBAN, new irons from XXIO, drivers from PING, Callaway and TaylorMade. Liked the look of the new SM6 Vokey wedges as well. Of course we will have all of the new stuff in... Read More
New irons in your future for 2016? Well, you have a lot of new stuff to choose from! It seems like every manufacturer is looking for more distance with no sacrifice in forgiveness. But YOU need to make your own choice! If you are truly looking for distance and are a mid to high handicapper, I would look at the Callaway Big Bertha, Mizuno JPX-EZ, Cobra King F6, Ping G Max and Titleist AP1. If you are looking for both distance and forgiveness and are a low to mid handicapper, our best bets are Mizuno MP-25, Ping I, TaylorMade Psi, Callaway Apex Pro or CF 16, PXG 0311, and Titleist AP2. And if you are a low handicapper that likes the feel of forged irons, look no further than the Miura CB57 or blades, and Mizuno MP-5. Of course, a lot of low handicap players are doing mixed sets of cavity back irons in longer clubs and traditional muscle back irons in shorter clubs (7-PW). Even Phil Mickleson has switched to the Callaway Apex Pro irons at the top end of his bag. Another consideration is when and at what club do you switch from a traditional iron to... Read More
Stock hybrid shafts are all over the map these days. In our fitting sessions, hybrid shafts are notoriously light weight, soft flex, and even a little too long for most of our golfers. The major equipment manufacturers try to put light, soft flex shafts in their hybrids so that golfers will be able to hit higher, longer shots that land softly. The problem is, if your swing is even slightly more aggressive than normal, you will cause these light, soft shafts to react with either a high pull/draw or a low slice/fade. A lot of our golfers that can hit these hybrids well have learned to really slow down their tempo to control the ball flight. So, the three major issues with these stock shafts is lack of consistent distances, wide shot dispersion, and inconsistent contact (fat and/or thin). This is because the hybrid shaft is bending way too much and causing a lot of toe droop (fat shots) and forward lean (high shots, thin hits) depending upon the golfers tempo, transition and release. By properly fitting your hybrid shafts to match more closely to your irons, we can give you MUCH more control and consistency. If you have hybrid(s)... Read More
The Project X HZRDUS Yellow shaft will be introduced to the public in the next few weeks. We were excited to test the 63 and 76 gr versions in our shop over the past couple of days. Bottom line…the Project X HZRDUS Yellow shaft plays a little smoother because of the midsection design than the Black. By design, the torque and balance points are identical between the two shafts. The slightly higher torque gives a better feel at impact to both shafts. The Project X HZRDUS Yellow launches not quite a degree lower on average than the Project X HZRDUS Black due to a slightly stiffer tip section. Spin rates are identical between the two shafts, measuring in the low-mid spin range. As a side note on fitting, it is a great testimony to the manufacturer to get these performance characteristics almost identical with the only thing changing is the feel feedback of the shaft. This is not always the case when trying to create a different feel in a shaft. Great job Project X. In general, since the Black was designed for a more aggressive swing, the Yellow will feel better to a golfer with a smoother tempo and... Read More
PGA Tour Players are notoriously fickle when it comes to endorsing and playing new equipment. But, Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG), a company that was born last April by GoDaddy.com Founder Bob Parsons, has announced that the PXG PGA Tour Staff will now include Zach Johnson, Billy Horschel, Chris Kirk, Charles Howell III and James Hahn. Several LPGA Tour players have also signed with PXG as well, including Christie Kerr, Gerina Piller, and Alison Lee. Parsons has created a company that has been noticed by some of the best players in the world. Parsons started the company with a “no limitations, no deadlines and money is no object” attitude which allowed him and his team of engineers to create golf clubs that are unmatched in the industry. We have seen a lot of interest in the PXG brand and we now have them in our demo system! Call us today to schedule an appointment to try these beauties out!
First Best Golf story is in… Pj Fit a customer this year and he broke 90 for the first time in 2015, shooting an 88 at Tiara Rado in Grand Junction. He also won 2 Long Drives in Charity Scrambles this past year as well! Thank you T. Young for telling us your success with your Custom Fit Clubs! We look forward to hearing about your 2016 Best Golf Stories.
Parsons Extreme Golf, or PXG, is making waves in the golf industry. If you have not heard about them, it is time you did! Since Bob Parsons founded the company in the fall of 2014, PXG has quickly become a hit with golf nuts and aficionados of fine golf equipment. Bob Parsons set out to create the best golf clubs in the industry. He told his engineers to spare no expense and they did not. The result is a totally unique blend of technology and art that will surprise you. They are not inexpensive, as you would expect for this type of commitment to quality and innovation. Parsons Extreme Golf has over 50 patents for its innovative designs with hollow cavity irons filled with elastomer to imiprove sound and feel. The unique placement of tungsten weights around the perimeter of the clubs allows us clubfitters and clubbuilders to modify the clubs for your unique swing characteristics and desired ball flight. If you truly want to experience the next level in golf equipment, come in and try these clubs for yourself! And, see what Golf Digest has to say about them… Dan Sueltz
If you are wondering what will be the best driver for 2016, check out the following. There will be a few new additions to the drivers offered by the big OEM’s in 2016 but we are already seeing a lot of improvement in both distance and accuracy with some of the offerings introduced in late 2015. So far our best tests have come from TaylorMade M1, Callaway Big Bertha 2016, Titleist 915 D3, Tour Edge X9, and Callaway XR. We will see a new Callaway XR and TaylorMade replacement for the Aeroburner in February, 2016, but we have not had a chance to test those in our shop yet. Basically, with the same shaft, these drivers are so close in terms of distance and accuracy it comes down to what looks good, sounds good and feels good to you. Again, this is assuming you have been fit properly to the correct shaft flex, weight, length, swing weight and loft. There are a couple of drivers that we have on our list to test in the next couple of weeks and will give you a full report, notably the Mizuno JPX 850 and the PXG 0811. These have been getting a... Read More
We did a driver fitting on a veteran lady golfer who told us that for many years she did not like using a driver. Once she decided to try a driver, she kept buying different heads with different shaft combinations and over the years accumulated drivers that she couldn’t use. After speaking with folks who had been fit by D’Lance she decided to try it out. She admitted to us that the fitting process was way more in depth than any other fitting she had experienced and after picking up her new custom fit driver, she said it only took a few rounds before she saw the difference. While she is already an exceptional golfer, this time she said the driver was more consistent through every round. She new exactly where the ball would land every time and how much yardage she would get out of her driver. She was so happy that she came back in and got fitted for her irons. It is testimonies like these that continue to prove to us and avid golfers that a Custom Club Fitting is so important for your game and not just your game, but for better enjoyment of Golf. Thanks... Read More