Callaway has added a new “mini” driver into this years full line up of driving woods. This club is too large to be considered a fairway wood, but it is about half the size of a regular driver and shorter length as well. It is a 235cc head with a standard length of 44 inches. The larger size makes this club more forgiving than the fairway wood, but the shorter shaft allows for more control off the tee. Aside from it’s size and length, the mini is also adjustable. Using the Callaway OptiFit hosel, this club has a 3 degree range of adjustability. This club only comes in lofts of 12 and 14 and will be available May 29.
This is a great win for two super golfers in a VERY competitive 50+ Senior age group. These guys caught fire in a bottle the last two days. Awesome! (Bob is on the left). “Dan & PJ, I owe you a debt of gratitude for both fitting me and building my irons and metal-woods that allow me to execute at a higher level! Please check-out the cogolf.org CGA website for the Sr. Four-Ball results. That would not have been possible without your expertise as a top club-fitter in the US! We’ve discussed results like this for two years. The confidence I’ve gained from custom-fitted shaft technology has resulted in longer drives, narrower shot dispersion, shorter birdie putts, and the opportunity to swing harder with greater predictability. That means the only limiting factor in reaching my potential as a competitive senior amateur is me, not my equipment. Thanks again for helping me achieve an accomplishment with my playing partner Rick that defines my greatest golf accomplishment so far!” Bob’s Winning WITB: Driver: Tour Edge Exotics E8 Beta with Mitsubishi Rayon Fubuki J 70X 3 Wood: Tour Edge Exotics CB Pro 14.5 degree with Mitsubishi Rayon Fubuki J 80X Hybrid: Tour Edge... Read More
Over the years we have fit well over a thousand lady golfers of all abilities. The two things we know for sure are 1) Today’s female golfers are much more athletic and stronger than ever, and 2) Lady’s or women’s golf clubs have not changed specifications in over 30 years! So the modern lady golfer that buys off-the-shelf women’s golf clubs, even if she is just a beginner, will be getting equipment that is too light and has too soft of flex. The result will be woefully inconsistent contact, a lot of fat shots, and erratic height and direction. As soon as we fit these lady golfers to the proper weight, flex, length and launch conditions, the results are very dramatic. More consistency, better contact and increased distance! Read more about our fitting for lady golfers here. So if you want to give a golfing mother you know a very special Mother’s Day gift, get her a complete clubfitting. She will be on her way to better golf…faster!
Well, it looks like Black is Back in the TaylorMade lineup!. Up until May 1st, only the R15 460 driver came in Black. Now the Aeroburner driver comes in a cool looking matte black finish. And, the R15 lineup has been bolstered with a black version of the R15 fairway metals and hybrids. So, now you have a choice of a more traditional look (black) or the white that actually revolutionized the golf industry several years ago!
Dan, I am a 16 handicap and I have had the new clubs you fitted for me for a short time. I went out yesterday and shot an 80 and my ball striking was the best ever. I hit 11 greens in regulation and if my chipping was a little sharper I could have easily broken 80. I have been playing for 55 years and have only broken 80 about 8 times. To say I am delighted with my new clubs and your workmanship is an understatement. Thanks again Best Regards, Bob S., Biddeford, ME
We are honored once again to be selected to the Golf Digest Top 100 Clubfitters in America for 2015! This is the third time in a row we have been selected to this prestigious list. We continue to advance the stat-of-the-art fitting concepts with our research in shaft performance and fitting techniques that allow us to get better performance…faster for all of our golfers. The fact that we offer a lifetime clubfitting and guarantee results sets us apart from everyone else on the list. Thanks to all of our loyal customers, suppliers, and partners for helping us maintain our status on this list of Top 100 Clubfitters in America! Here is the link to the Golf Digest list for 2015. You can check the May, 2015 issue of Golf Digest for the article and complete list.
Hey there Dan, Thought you'd enjoy hearing that I participated in the Florida State Golf Association's Women's Senior Amateur Championship in Vero Beach, FL on Tuesday & Wednesday and won my division! Played division just below Championship one...5,400 yards, gross and net. Super tough course, windy (3 miles from ocean), very hard greens/difficult to hold & all surrounded by bunkers and insanely undulating greens on back 9. Played practice round on Monday and diagrammed every green including rolling balls, which surely helped me have 30 and 31 putts. My index is now 2.4, down 5 points in a year! Partly due to meeting and working with a great PGA instructor but surely also because of my new Mizunos which I love. People notice them and ask me about them. Have to thank you again...THANKS! Hope all's well on your end, Meredith
When I was at the Trackman User Conference in Orlando last fall, I had the opportunity to interact with Matt Killen, J.B. Holme’s coach. J.B. was in China at the time and had awakened Matt at 4:00am to discuss his swing. They spent time interactively going over his Trackman numbers (swing direction, swing plane) to fine tune his swing. J.B. is one of a several PGA Tour players owns his own Trackman. He trusts the numbers that come out of Trackman to hone his swing and equipment. J.B. has one of the most powerful swings on the PGA Tour and has settled on a Fujikura Speeder PRO TS 83 gram shaft specifically made for his swing in his driver and Dynamic Gold X100 shafts in his irons and wedges. Both his equipment choices and swing coaches recommendations are made with the numbers from Trackman. We have been using Trackman since 2006 as an integral part of our BGF Fitting System. The system allows us to quickly optimize our golfers performance by recommending the proper shaft and head combination. The best way to get more distance, improve accuracy and increase your consistency is by trusting the numbers from the best ball flight monitor in... Read More
Ever feel like the club is starting to slip out of your hand when you take a swing? It is time to re-grip your clubs! Grips that are slick (hardly any tack or cord), worn (shiny appearance, wear spots where you place your thumbs on the grip), or hard and cracked from dry weather can cost you up to six strokes a round according to a study done by a grip manufacturer. How often should you change grips? We always recommend that you change grips as follows: 1. After 30 rounds if you practice at least once a week, 2. After 40-50 rounds if you don’t practice much, or 3. Every year, especially if you live in a dry climate. Choosing a grip size is something you should do with a good clubfitter but you can do a simple sizing based upon your glove size. Grips come in Junior, Undersize (Ladies), Standard Men’s, Midsize and Jumbo (Oversize). I always recommend that you choose comfort over “proper” sizing as the feel of the grip is what can help create confidence with your swing. We do a lot of customization of grips sizes to take into account player preferences as well as... Read More
We did a lot of testing on the new 2015 drivers and continue to test more every week. We finally tested the Cobra Fly Z and Fly Z+ and were pretty impressed. All testers used shafts fitted for them on each head using the Club Conex system. The ball used was the TaylorMade Tour Preferred X. The Fly Z appears to have a slightly closed face at address so shot dispersion was a little more left of target. Launch angle was true to loft (13.8 launch angle for a 10.5 degree setting with an Angle of Attack of 0.2). The Fly Z+ launch was only slightly lower than the Fly Z with the weight in the forward position but it did drop spin by 250 rpm over the Fly Z. With the weight back in the Fly Z+, launch angle increased by 2 degrees and spin increased 350 rpm resulting in slightly less distance. I have played a Cobra ZL Encore for several seasons and it looks like the Fly Z+ will be next up on my list! Dan Sueltz P.S. For more information and comparisons done by GolfWRX and MyGolfSpy, go to www.golfwrx.com and www.mygolfspy.com. A lot of opinions... Read More