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ProjectX EvenFlow Max Carry Review

June 28th, 2018

ProjectX EvenFlow Max Carry Review ProjectX has introduced a new shaft to its EvenFlow lineup: The EvenFlow Max Carry. Book Your Fitting For This New Shaft Here! Test Results Joining the EvenFlow Black and EvenFlow Blue, this version of the shaft is red and features a softer tip section for slightly higher launch conditions.  In our testing, these shafts exhibit some of the highest ranks for consistency in weight, torque, CPM (flex) and spine at 96%.  The Max Carry features an even bend profile for the most efficient transfer of shaft load energy and allowing for the maximum energy to be released at impact.  These shafts are also slightly counter balanced to allow great performance in some of today’s heavier driver and fairway heads. The ProjectX Even Flow Lineup The Max Carry also features the highest launch and spin of the EvenFlow series thanks to its soft tip, making it the ideal choice for golfers with slower to moderate swing speeds seeking increased carry and distance.  This is also a great shaft for fairway woods as the softer tip will help get the ball launched with Max Carry! Inspired by the smooth and effortless energy of crashing waves, the shaft design... Read More

Making Mid-Season Golf Club Adjustments

June 21st, 2018

Making Mid-Season Golf Club Adjustments 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... Read More

OBAN AirBurst Premium Wood Shafts

June 14th, 2018

OBAN AirBurst Premium Wood Shafts   OBAN AirBurst premium wood shafts are the entry from OBAN in the Japanese super-premium category.  These shafts are manufactured by Olympic Co., LTD and use the highly acclaimed Torayca(tm) dense fiber material.  Designed for Mid to Mid High ball flight and Mid to Low Mid spin, these shafts will be perfect for professional and amateur players looking for the next shaft that delivers distance, control and superior feel. Book your fitting for these shafts here! Shaft Weight/Flex Options The shaft comes in two basic weights, 55 gram and 65 gram.  The 55 gram comes in and R and S flex, while the 65 gram comes in S and X flex.  Unlike most of the OBAN wood shafts that play stiff to their designated flex, these shafts in our testing measure more true to an industry standard, if there is such a thing.  As with a lot of shafts, the lighter weights will play a half flex softer. Trajectory and Balance Point The AirBurst 55 will have a mid to mid-high trajectory based upon our testing, while the AirBusrt 65 will be mid to low-mid trajectory.  This is more of a traditional balance point shaft... Read More

Which Golf Clubs are the Most Difficult to Hit?

June 6th, 2018

Which Golf Clubs are the Most Difficult to Hit? We did a survey of golfers on our website and the results are in.  While it is neck-and-neck between driver, 3 fairway wood and long irons, 75% of our golfers said one of those clubs are the most difficult to hit!  So now the question is why? Sign up for a Fitting Here! Longer Clubs Mean More Inconsistency The driver is the longest club in your bag while the 3 wood is the next longest.  In our fittings, the driver is usually the most difficult club to fit, mostly because it is the longest and lightest club in the bag.  If you don’t get the shaft weight, length, flex and swing weight right, shots will be inconsistent at best.  This goes for both driver and fairway woods.  That is why we recommend shorter driver shafts, i.e. 44.5″ versus industry standard 45 to 45.5″.  Check the impact area on the face of your driver.  If you are hitting mostly center to heel, your driver could be too long and/or light. Shafts Weights Are Not Consistent Typically an off-the-rack driver shaft will weigh 55 to 65 grams.  That will fit the majority of... Read More

ACCRA FX 2.0 Series Shaft Review

June 2nd, 2018

ACCRA FX 2.0 Series Shaft Review When I started to write this ACCRA FX 2.0 Series shaft review, it took me back to why we first started working with ACCRA Golf years ago (won’t tell you how many!).  Gavin and the team at ACCRA Golf came up with a concept called DyMatch.  This means shafts are dynamically matched in terms of launch profile and shaft weights for all clubs in your bag, i.e. driver, fairway, hybrid, irons and wedges.  The new FX 2.0 Series shafts is just another iteration on this dynamically matched theme with better materials and finer tuned profiles. Schedule a Fitting Here! Shafts should have matching profiles When we do our fittings, we make very specific recommendations in terms of shaft profile, i.e. high launch, medium launch, low launch, etc.  Our fitting recommendations from BGF or the TrueFitClubs Fitting Wizard make specific recommendations for each club in your bag from driver through irons and wedges.  These recommendations will be for shaft length, shaft weight, shaft flex, swing weight and shaft trajectory (launch) and shaft spin..  This follows exactly what is meant to happen when you pick an ACCRA FX 2.0 Series shaft. The FX 2.0 Series has... Read More

How to Play Better Golf Faster

May 29th, 2018

How to Play Better Golf Faster The Game Improvement Components To play any sport, or any life endeavor to the best of your ability, you need four main components:  Ability, Proper Tools, Training, and Practice.  Players like Lydia Ko, Justin Rose, and others have worked hard to improve and become the best in their sports based on these four components. There are also additional components like nutrition, fitness and mental focus, but we will not cover those here. We founded our custom club fitting and club building business on these principles, but, our argument is that if you want to play Better Golf…Faster, the quickest way to improve is with the right equipment, or tools for the job. Properly Fit Equipment: We believe that properly fit golf clubs will make it easier for the golfer to swing the clubs and make consistent contact.  The biggest challenge is that golf comes in sets of 14 clubs.  What?  You don’t have 14 tennis racquets or 14 baseball bats?  The challenge is to not only get all 14 clubs to be consistent to each other, but to match each golfer’s unique swing profile.  Once you do that, our golfers can go out immediately... Read More

Hitting More Fairways With New Driver Shaft

May 29th, 2018

Hey, Dan.  Just wanted to let you know I am hitting more fairways with the new driver shaft.  First round out was 6 of 7 and yesterday was 11 of 14.  And the good news is even my misses are off the fairway by just a few feet.  Thanks again!  Dan D., Parker, CO.

Custom Clubs Could Take 25 Strokes Off YOUR Game

May 24th, 2018

A couple of years ago I fit a lady golfer that was so frustrated she was about to give up.  First let me say that she is a tall golfer, 5′ 10″ and had been struggling with off-the-shelf senior men’s clubs.  Now we have learned long ago that lady golfers are much stronger than how equipment manufacturers make their equipment.  That is why our fitting system, especially for lady golfers, can get dramatic results!  Just see what she has to say about her custom clubs and the results of her fitting experience: My Experience With Off-the-Shelf Clubs I wanted to extend a hearty “Thank you!” for both your expertise with your club fitting, but more importantly, the amazing improvement in my golf game. Before coming to you I’d purchased a set of knock-off Callaway clubs with (supposedly) a men’s senior shaft.  I figured I’d get a “real” set when I got better at the game.  After 4 years of shanking right…cursing…swinging harder…shanking further right…cursing and having miserable round after miserable round I came to you for a professional fitting. Our Fitting Process Wow!  Not only is your fitting exponentially different than other facilities by virtue of how thorough your intake... Read More

Post Impact

What Happens When a Golf Shaft is Too Flexible?

May 22nd, 2018

What happens when a golf shaft is too flexible?  The results may vary by swing profile, but in general, shots will be inconsistent in contact and direction, and there may be a wide variation in distance…sometimes really long, and other times quite short.  See more about what happens when shafts are not correct in our previous post. I fit a female high school golfer that was playing with a set of standard Women’s golf clubs.  I knew without even testing the clubs that the shafts were too soft or flexible for the strength of her swing.  The driver in particular was an issue.  Even though her swing direction was very straight, her misses were either a big hook or a push/slice.  In addition, her smash factor was very low, 1.42, meaning she was getting very little out of the head and shaft combination and losing potential distance.  I took a high-speed (360 frames per second) video and captured a couple of these still images to visually show you what happens and how we fixed it: Notice how the shaft is drooping and bending slightly forward prior to impact.  This shot could have been a hook if the face is too... Read More

Graphite Design MAD Shaft Review

May 16th, 2018

Graphite Design MAD Shaft Review Graphite Design challenged their shaft designers to create a shaft that would deliver Maximum Accuracy and Distance (MAD, get it?!).  We have tested these shafts and here is what we have found: Book your fitting here! Materials and design TORAYCA ® T1100G carbon-fiber pre-preg with NANOALLOY ® technology for increased stability in the mid to tip region and unsurpassed feel. Premium, ultra-thin, aerospace quality carbon fiber materials. Graphite Design proprietary Material Stiffness Integration (MSI) design philosophy and technology. In our testing, the main difference between these shafts and the Graphite Design TOUR AD series is the feel in the mid section.  The MAD shafts definitely play firmer in the mid-section so it feels like the shaft is an extension of your arm.  No two-piece release here!   Shaft Profile The profile as stated on the Graphite Design website is definitely on point.  These are mid to mid-low launch and mid to mid-low spin shafts.  The lighter weight 45 and 55 gram shafts will launch slightly higher with a little softer mid section but still feel like their heavier brothers.  The PRO series is only slightly firmer in the butt and tip sections. Balance Point These are high balance point... Read More