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Mitsubishi C6 Iron-Hybrid Shaft Review

July 25th, 2019

Mitsubishi Chemical has introduced a great new graphite iron/hybrid shaft that we think will be a great addition to our fitting lineup. Combination Iron and Hybrid Shaft These are combination iron/hybrid shafts that are parallel tip (.370′) and come in raw length of 42 inches.  This means that we can use the same shaft in irons or hybrids.  With a lot of our players using all the way to 6, 7 and 8 hybrids, it is perfect for those set make ups! Wide Variety of Shaft Weights These shafts are available in 40L, 50L, 60A and 60R, 70R and 80S gram weights and flexes. As with most combination shafts, they only come in one flex.  The long tipping section allows us to build to softer and stiffer flexes than designated on the shaft.  For example, the 50 gram shaft, which is designated as an L (ladies) flex can actually be built to Junior and low end Senior flex, depending upon length and swing weight.  Likewise the 80S can be built to a Senior as well as Regular and Stiff flex. Shaft Profile In our shaft profiling system these are mid-soft and mid-high launch.  Again, with the tipping section, we can... Read More

SHANE LOWRY – 2019 Open Champion!

July 22nd, 2019

Wow!  That was some display of skill and courage on Sunday with the typical Irish elements pounding the course and the players.  I am sure visions of past meltdowns were nagging but he stayed pretty calm even after 3 bogeys in a row on the front nine.  Interestingly he won the Irish Open as an amateur in 2009 on the same course!  He also won the 2015 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Lowry had become the crowd favorite since Northern Ireland’s stars fell out of contention, and he rode their support to clear with that course-record 63 Saturday before a battling 72 Sunday to end 15 under.  This was his first Major win. So what’s in this years Open Champion’s Bag? He uses Srixon, TaylorMade, Cleveland, and an Odyssey putter.  True to form, he played driving irons in his 2 and 3 irons and a mixed bag of Z585 and Z785 irons.  If you have not checked out the Srixon line, schedule a fitting and try them out! Here is a closer look from GolfWRX: DRIVER: Srixon Z 585 (9.5 degrees), with Mitsubishi Diamana White 70X shaft FAIRWAY WOOD: TaylorMade M4 (15 degrees), with Graphite Design Tour AD DI-6 X shaft IRONS: Srixon... Read More

Putter Fitting Can Take You Sub-30!

June 24th, 2019

The old golf adage “Drive for Show and Putt for Dough” is truer now than ever.  With putting accounting for well over 40% of your shots, it is time to start thinking about going “Sub 30” (less than 30 putts per round). When you go through a putter fitting with D’Lance Golf Performance Center, we look at both the aesthetic side of putters as well as the major equipment factors of length, loft, lie, grip size, swing weight, and total weight.  Then we look at your putter stroke to determine if the putter you have suits your stroke style. Here is our approach to putter fitting. As in all of our fittings, the parameters we focus on are all about consistency.  Consistency in swing direction, ball speed, skid distance, roll percent, back swing distance, and tempo.  And, we can adjust YOUR putter to get these parameters more consistent. And, there are some new shaft technologies like the STABILIZER from Break Through Golf Technologies and the Stroke Lab from Callaway that can make your consistency in distance and accuracy even better. So don’t delay your trip to less than 30 putts.  Sign up for a putter fitting today! Dan Sueltz

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