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What Will Be the Most Important Club Used to Win The Open at Hoylake in 2014?

July 14th, 2014

OK…so I tipped my hand.  I think it will be a long iron/hybrid, i.e. a 2 or 3.  Straight and low will be good in the conditions at Royal Liverpool (Hoylake).  Cast your vote on our webpage at http://www.dlancegolf.com/special-offers/

Angle of Attack, Face Impact Can Drastically Affect Distance

July 14th, 2014

Angle of attack and where you impact the ball on the face of your driver can have a dramatic affect on distance.  Why?  The lower your angle of attack, the lower your ball flight and the greater the amount of spin you put on the ball.  More spin implies more drag and less distance.  The picture at the right is a positive angle of attack of 5 degrees which is what most of the LDA (Long Drivers of America) will strive for in order to reduce spin and get the most distance.  Most amateurs we test have a neutral to negative attack angle.  Even so, we can help improve distance with the right club loft and shaft profile. Where you impact the ball on the face of the club will also affect distance.  Nothing good happens (spin or loft) when you hit the ball on the heel or low on the face.  Everything good happens (lower spin, higher loft) when you hit the ball center-up and center-toe on the face.   This is due to the bulge and roll of the club face actually reducing spin and creating a slight draw bias.  Sometimes this can be fixed simply by ball position... Read More

True Temper Dominates Iron Shafts on Tour This Weekend

July 7th, 2014

True Temper shafts were in the winners circle on the PGA Tour, web.com and Alston Open de France on the European Tour this past weekend. Truth in Numbers: The Greenbrier Classic winner’s bag: Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (3-PW) 75 sets of True Temper shafts in play at The Greenbrier Classic The Nova Scotia Open winner’s bag: Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (3-PW) The Alstom Open de France winner’s bag: Project X 6.5 (4-PW) In addition to these winning shafts, True Temper models in the XP line continue to grow in popularity in the amateur ranks.  By fitting to the proper shaft weight, flex, launch characteristics and feel, you will improve your consistency and confidence in your shots.

When should my Junior get fit?

July 7th, 2014

If your junior is really progessing rapidly in terms of a good golf swing and he or she wants to play competitivley, we suggest getting custom fit equipment as early as 10 years old.  We still need to consider the overall weight of the clubs and fit to lengths and shaft flexes that will allow the junior to grow into the clubs without being too long or too stiff.  Again, even with custom fit equipment, the junior will probably grow out of the clubs in a couple of years.  The good thing about custom fitting a junior into men’s or ladies clubs is that they can be re-shafted or extended as the junior grows.   Junior golfers are actually the most fun to fit.  Most junior golfers have unbelievable rhythm and timing.  The challenge is getting the proper equipment in their hands so that they can continue to improve their golf game as they grow and mature.  We have custom built clubs for juniors as young as 4 years old.  For beginner juniors the most important fitting issues are length and weight of the clubs.  Juniors can progress in their ability and stature very rapidly so it is important to... Read More

Powered by D’Lance…

July 7th, 2014

D’Lance Golf has created an exciting niche market in golf game improvement. By concentrating on the three most important areas; custom fit equipment, instruction and unlimited 24 hour access to state-of-the-art practice facilities, we have helped over 11,000 golfers of all playing levels, and around the world play better golf and have more fun! Our proprietary seven step club fitting and club building system helps our customers not only get a better fit club, but a set of equipment that is built to their exact specifications. Our association with some of the top instructors in the USA shows that the combination of great instruction and equipment that matches the golfers unique swing profile can help every golfer play better….faster. And, our unique, 24 hour access practice facilities were featured on the cover of USA Today, on the NBC Today Show, and were voted Westword’s Best of Denver in 2001 and 2002. Our mobile fitting trailer was introduced in 2006 and features some of the most advanced fitting equipment in the industry today. In the past three years D’Lance had expanded its presence with the use of the proprietary fitting system BGF!  Not only has D’Lance contracted with Golf Etc. of... Read More

Another Happy OBAN Kiyoshi Customer!

July 2nd, 2014

We are an authorized OBAN dealer…have been since Ralph tracked me down on the fitting trailer in Vail in 2007!  Just a note from another satisfied Kiyoshi Purple player.  “Wanted to let you know that I am enjoying the Driver you guys built me. Feels great, really like my ball flight, and feel confident to swing aggressively. I look forward to working with you again and dialing in the rest of my equipment. ”  Ryan H.

A New Era in Shaft Load Testing – GEARS from Natural Point – at Cobra Golf

July 2nd, 2014

I spent yesterday morning at the Cobra Golf headquarters in Carlsbad, CA where they have the GEARS Golf motion capture system set up in their R & D department.  I saw the system originally at the PGA Show in Orlando in January, 2014, and was intrigued by its capability to do a better measurement of shaft loading throughout the swing using high-speed cameras.  Well, I was pretty amazed at the technology and how it will help us become even better fitters.  We have been using the True Temper Shaft Lab for at least 15 years, and the Mizuno Shaft Optimizer for the last five or so.  This new system will allow us to even more accurately match shaft profiles to individual golfer’s swing dynamics.  Basically, the system tracks sensors using 8 eight high-speed (360 frames per second) cameras.  The sensors are attached to a club in the grip position, on the shaft and on the head.  Since they are very light weight, their is no impact on the actual measurements caused by the sensors.  When I took a swing, at least two of the eight cameras could track every marker during my entire swing.  After warming up, I was handed... Read More

How to get 10% more distance with your driver!

June 30th, 2014

Worked with a 70 year young gentleman over the weekend on finding him more distance with his driver.  On the surface, his current driver, Nike Sumo with VS Proto 65 shaft gave him some pretty good Trackman numbers.  Smash factor was 1.48 and spin was around 3000 rpm.  By switching out the driver head to an Adams XTD 10.5 set to 12 degrees, and a Fujikura Motore Speeder VC5.1 shaft (lighter shaft) we were able to pick up on average 17 yards!  That means hitting a shorter club into the greens, which is always good!  To validate the results, he took the driver out on the course and played 9 holes…actual improvement varied from +15-40 yards.  One happy camper, I mean golfer!!

MyGolfShafts Tour App in Golf DigestStix

June 11th, 2014

MyGolfShafts Tour, the latest app developed by ITB, Inc. in partnership with D’Lance Golf Performance Center is mentioned in the latest issue of Golf DigestStix, the weekly ezine from Golf Digest.  http://www.golfdigeststix.com/golfdigeststix/20140611?sub_id=YVeeaUrVepKy#pg1 MyGolfShafts Tour is designed to give even more shaft detail and comparisons the its predecessors, MyGolfShafts Lite and Pro.  Designed for the Apple iPad, Tour also allows the user to enter multiple clients/students and capture multiple sessions using launch monitor data.  Future versions will allow direct integration with FlightScope, Trackman and Foresight launch monitors instead of manually entering the data.  Subscribers will be able to upgrade to those versions at no charge when they become available.  To find out more about the MyGolfShafts Tour app and download your 7 day trial go to http://tour.mygolfshafts.com/

Time for a Hybrid Iron?

June 9th, 2014

If you are looking for a couple of beautiful forged hybrid-style irons, look no further than the Mizuno MP-H4 and the Tour Edge Exotics CB PRO hybrid (shown at left).  I hit both of these in a 6 iron side by side over the weekend and the feeling was pretty darn smooth.  Launch angle is about a degree and a half higher with both of these than my standard MP-59 iron but distance was the same.  What I really liked was the forgiveness on my typical toe hit.  No more short siding by 10 yards!  My opinion is that these two irons are the best hybrid-style irons in the golf industry right now.