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The Best 2020 Driver and Shaft Combinations

February 24th, 2020

There were a few surprises on the 2020 Golf Digest Equipment Hot List and which drivers won the Gold Medals.  Various forums, and ourselves as well publish a list of the best drivers.  Some are very independent and some are not.  Doesn’t matter.  What our customers are looking for is what are the best driver and shaft combinations that we have fit so far in 2020, even though it is VERY early in the season.  We believe that the shaft is the part of the club that has the most impact on distance, consistency and accuracy, so that is why we are including our shaft recommendations in this list.  We like the categories as used by  GolfWRX in their 2019 article but we think there are more in the mix for slower swing speeds.  We will also throw in our Honorable Mentions in both heads and shafts.  So here goes: Sign up for your Driver/Wood Fitting Here! Swing Speed 106+, Distance > 250 yards Fitting Tips:  Typically 75 gram shafts but smoother tempos can play lighter weights.  Firm mid section and low launch, low spin is the norm for more control.  Driver lofts 8 to 10.5 degrees depending upon angle... Read More

D’Lance Makes Golf.com Top 50 Clubfitter in North America List

February 24th, 2020

D’Lance Golf Performance Center, Englewood and Superior, Colorado, have been selected to the Golf.com Top 50 Clubfitters in North America for 2020!  The evaluation criteria is pretty intense and involves the following categories: How many different fittings offered, i.e. full bag, driver, irons, putter, etc.  We offer 10 different fittings. Number of different manufacturers represented.  We offer 26 different head and shaft manufacturers. Indoor and outdoor fittings.  We do 95% indoor and do outdoor fittings by appointment. In-house order fulfillment.  We custom build 100% of our custom orders in-house. TrackMan or ForeSight ball flight monitor.  We have four, TrackMan 4 ball flight monitors. Proprietary fitting system.  We developed our own proprietary BGF (Better Golf…Faster) fitting system. Our fitting system is the first “expert system” that predicts club length, shaft weight, shaft flex, trajectory and spin profile, and swing weight.  These predictions are based upon our assessment of the golfers swing dynamics (tempo, transition and release), strength (club speed, ball speed), and shot dynamics (launch angle, spin rate, shot dispersion, maximum height, attack angle). We are honored to be in the company of a lot of great clubfitters that we have know and respected for our 22 years in business!  Thank... Read More

A Little Game Improvement for Your Irons!

February 17th, 2020

How about a little game improvement for your irons this year?  Golf Digest calls these Super Game Improvement but I think they are great for anyone that needs a little more height, forgiveness and distance! Game Improvement Design The design of every one of these irons is to maximize MOI (moment of inertia) for forgiveness and move the COG (center of gravity) back and low to increase trajectory. Sign up for your iron fitting here! Our Favorites: Callaway Big Bertha One of our go-to irons, the combination of the face-cup technology to increase ball speed and the tungsten weighting makes these irons long AND forgiving! Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo Now you can get a set of hybrid-like irons for your entire set.  Cleveland has a great reputation for hybrids and this iron HB version is no exception! Cobra T-Rail The addition of the Baffler-style rail to the sole of this hybrid iron is the best thing going for straight shots.  While helping slide through heavy turf as well, the rails will help straighten shots even off thin lies.  And the hot steel insert creates the distance you need! Tour Edge Exotics 220h This might be the most surprising iron in... Read More

AI Drives Callaway MAVRIK Head Design

February 14th, 2020

If you have not heard of AI (Artificial Intelligence) you will hear a lot more about it in the coming years.  Over 60% of companies in the golf industry are using some form of AI to drive the designs of their equipment.  Why?  Because they can make changes faster and tailor their designs to specific user characteristics. Three Distinct MAVRIK Models The Callaway MAVRIK heads (not just the drivers) are a great example.  The MAVRIK driver heads have 3 different models, MAVRIK (standard), MAVRIK SZ (Sub Zero) and MAVRIK MAX.  Each loft has its own face that is uniquely designed to match the characteristics of the target golfer in terms of face contact and launch.  Because of these 8 different head and face combinations, Callaway had to get USGA approval on the Conforming list for each head and loft! Advanced Technology and Design All the MAVRIK drivers have new face material, a thinner, faster material that yields more consistent ball speeds across the face.  Callaway calls this Ball Speed Robustness.  We definitely see that in the testing we have done.  The other key factor in their design is the spin consistency.  It is not uncommon on most modern drivers to see... Read More

Golf Digest 2020 Hot List Equipment – What’s Hot?

February 3rd, 2020

All of the Golf Digest 2020 Hot List clubs are in the catalog and ready to get fit!  Only 131 clubs out of 248 tested made the cut.  Some surprises that made it and some we were surprised did not make it.  Here are the ones YOU need to look at: Book Your Fitting Here! Drivers The usual suspects are there from the big boys but you need to take a look at the Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo and Mizuno ST200.  Great performance and price points. Optimize your driver loft for more distance. Fairway Woods Again, the major companies hit Gold but you should really take a look at the Cobra Speedzone offerings and the Tour Edge Exotics 220. Hybrids No real surprises here but if you struggle with hybrids off the deck, the Cobra Speedzone with the rail system and the Titleist TS2 deserve a look. Picking the right hybrid shaft. Players Irons Some great irons here for good ball strikers.  Our favorites are the new Mizuno MP-20 MMC and TaylorMade P760. Players Distance Irons There are a LOT of irons in this category that got gold.  Too many to really separate them all so look, sound and feel... Read More

Miura TC-201 Iron

January 31st, 2020

The new Miura TC-201 offers the performance of a muscle back with the increased forgiveness of a cavity back. The progressive weighting in the sole provides a lower center of gravity in the long irons for added height and higher trajectory on longer shots. Slightly changing to a higher center of gravity in the short irons creates a lower trajectory and more control on shorter shots. Constant weight towards the heel and toe helps with off center shots. The sole design contributes significantly to the playability and forgiveness of this club and the minimal offset paired with the top line at address inspires confidence. The TC-201 is a player’s iron that acts as a replacement for the CB-1008 and perfectly complements the MB-101. Build yourself the perfect mixed set of TC-201 3 or 4 thru 6 iron and then MB-101 7-PW.  Throw in some Miura Wedges and you are all set! Dan Sueltz

2020 PGA Merchandise Show – What’s Hot!

January 27th, 2020

The annual PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando was interesting, informative, and COLD!  Record low temps on Tuesday and Wednesday made Demo Day tough but we made it through!  Even though they said there were 43,000 attending the show, I think this was a bit smaller than years past, primarily because TaylorMade was not exhibiting. So here is our takeaway on what was new: Black Finish is Still Strong Irons (Ping i710) and shafts (Aerotech SteelFiber i95, LZ Steel Black) in black continue to be popular.  The new powder coat finishes on the shafts make them a lot more durable than in the past! Eco-Friendly Shafts from ACCRA With all of the difficulty in cleaning up manufacturing processes, ACCRA and True-Sport have made a series of shafts that do not us Nickel or Chromium.  The new Eco Steel shafts will be shipping to us for testing this week.  Profile should be similar to Rifle in the lighter weights and Project X in the heavier weights. Emphasis on Putting And why not?  Putting accounts for as many as 40% of your strokes!  TrackMan is releasing its new Putting Analysis software in March.  Stay tuned as we will be an early evaluation partner. ... Read More

D’Lance Golf Partners With Elite Speed!

January 22nd, 2020

Ok, you want more distance, better consistency, and a better overall golf game?  Maybe your body is holing you back. D’Lance Golf Performance Center has partnered with Elite Speed Sports Performance of Centennial, Colorado, to help you get your golf game to that elite level!  Learn More About Elite Speed Sports Performance here… Step 1:  Schedule a Fitting If you are a new D’Lance Golf Performance Center customer, schedule your fitting so that we can evaluate your swing and club dynamics.  The fitting (any of our fitting options will do) will give us the information we need from a club and swing perspective to determine what needs to be improved. Step 2:  Schedule Your Bio-Mechanical Evaluation Elite Speed Sports Performance, Centennial, Colorado, is the ultimate in performance evaluation and improvement programs.  Their Bio-Mechanical evaluation will blow you away!  It is by far the most comprehensive, high-tech 15-20 minute evaluation I have ever seen.  We put one of our clubfitters through the program and the results were eye opening. Once you see the evaluation and the recommendations, you will see how big the challenge is for YOU to improve your performance.  Elite Speed will then propose a program that can get... Read More

How to Improve Greens in Regulation In 2020

January 20th, 2020

In our current poll, 43% of our readers want to improve Greens in Regulation (GIR)!  They know that the key to scoring and having more fun is to hit more greens.  So easier said than done, right?  Here are some tips that will help you drop as much as 1.8 strokes off your game, according to TrackMan data, by simply hitting more GIR: Book your fitting NOW!   Hit Your Drives Longer Duh!  If you are 10-20 yards longer off the tee, you will be hitting shorter shots into the green!  TrackMan tests have shown that GIR improves at least 50% for the average golfer when hitting shorter irons into the green!  We will be re-posting some of these tips shortly but for now see our series:  Getting More Distance Off the Tee! Play More Forgiving Irons New irons in the last several years have been not only hotter (more distance) but more forgiving.  Your shot dispersion can be reduced up to 30% according to some companies.  Examples are Callaway APEX 19, PXG Gen 3 0311 XF, TaylorMade p790, Srixon Z785 and Ping G410.  Why punish yourself when taking advantage of modern technology can help you have more fun. Get the... Read More

So YOU Want to Try Long Drive?

January 16th, 2020

Long Drive is a fantastic opportunity to show your ability to hit the golf ball a loooonnnnggg ways!  But how do you get started? Background D’Lance Golf Performance Center has directly or indirectly been involved in helping at least four golfers reach the ultimate goal – World Long Drive Championship Finals!  It started with Derek Hines in 2008 when he took 3rd at World Long Drive Championships.  Then Joey Andrews made it to the World Long Drive Championships in 2012 competing against literally 7 world champions at the Denver Mile High Showdown.  Then, indirectly, we evaluated several driver shafts and heads for Troy Mullins and made our recommendations.  Troy went out the next day at the Denver Mile High Showdown and set the women’s world record at 402 yards.  See our coverage here!  Then, in that same year, we had worked with Josh Cassaday to get him the right equipment to compete at the World Long Drive level.  Josh has made an incredible commitment to the sport and Josh Cassaday is now ranked 13th in the World!  Josh is working with some of the best trainers in the world to get him a World Long Drive Championship.  His track record... Read More