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OBAN CT-125 Steel Shaft Review

April 18th, 2020

OBAN has filled out their weight categories with the OBAN CT-125 steel iron shafts.  These great shafts complement the CT-115 and CT-100.  When OBAN partnered with Shimada all indications were that the OBAN CT line would be not only great performing, but high quality.  Right on both counts!  The new CT-125 is no exception. Available Lengths and Flexes The CT-125 is a taper tip (.355″), constant weight, discrete length iron shaft.  Available lengths are from 41.5 inches to 36 inches in one-half inch increments.  This gives us professional club builders a lot of options in flexes.  For example, we could build a soft R (Regular) flex starting with a 40.5 inch length for a 6 iron or start with a 38.5 inch length for a 6 iron which would build to X to X+ flex.  Still plenty of shafts to build out the wedges! Quality The measures of quality we look at are weight, balance point, torque, flex (CPM – cycles per  minute) and load profile measured at seven points along the shaft.  These shafts rated 92+ % consistency which is right at the top of steel iron shafts we have tested in this weight class.  Another measure of quality... Read More

TPT Red Range Shaft Review

April 16th, 2020

The NEW TPT Red Range Line The TPT Driver line has been broadened to heavier, stiffer shafts at the top end, and lighter, softer shafts at the bottom.  This allows us as fitters to fit a wider range of golfers for both their strength and swing dynamics.   Easier to fit…even better to build.   Learn More From TPT Here… Sign up for your Driver/Wood Fitting Here! Performance and Fitting Tips QUALITY In our shaft profile testing, we evaluate the consistency of shafts based upon  Load Profile or Elasticity Index (EI) and Flat Line Oscillation point.  All of the TPT Red Range shafts that we have tested and put in our fitting system have a rating of 96% consistency throughout the entire length of the shaft.  These are the same or higher numbers than the original TPT models and are the highest of all manufacturers we test.  As TPT says, #automaticimprovement. LAUNCH AND SPIN The LO models will launch roughly 1 degree less than the HI versions across all models we tested.  The LO models will spin roughly 100 to 400 rpms less than the HI models as well.  In general, both the HI and LO models have some of the lowest... Read More

Best Hybrids 2020

April 10th, 2020

It is interesting in our fittings that the majority of golfers have a love/hate relationship with their hybrids.  Getting the best hybrids for your game can sometimes be a challenge.  We have written several blogs on Solving the Long iron vs. Hybrid Dilemma, and Picking the Best Hybrid Shaft for YOUR Game. See Which Hybrid Shaft Works Best for YOUR Swing! Schedule Your Fitting Here! Now it is time to give you our best shot at what hybrids we see this year that are head and shoulders above the rest. Small Hybrids These hybrids are designed for players that like a little more forgiveness than a driving iron might give them.  Mostly used off the tee or fairway, these hybrids are usually lower launching and have shafts that match that boring ball flight.  While PXG Gen2 0317 X was close, our best picks are the  Callaway MAVRIK Pro,  Titleist TS3, and Tour Edge CBx 119.   See Which Hybrid Shaft Works Best for YOUR Swing! Schedule Your Fitting Here! Standard Hybrids We call these “standard” hybrids because their size is typically a bit larger than the “small” hybrids mentioned above.  These hybrids are designed to get the ball in the air... Read More

Best Irons for 2020

April 2nd, 2020

With 43% of golfers in our poll saying their top priority is to hit more Greens in Regulation (GIR), you should be looking at new irons or at the very least better shafts in your current irons.  This will give you more accuracy, improved consistency and greater distance! The Golf Digest Hot List for 2020 had a lot of great irons in the categories listed below.  In our fittings so far in 2020, these are what our players are choosing as well as what our fitters like.  Some are not on the Hot List so take a look and see what we recommend! Use Our Fitting Wizard to Find the Best Iron Shafts for YOUR Game. Schedule Your Iron Fitting Here! Players Irons Some great irons here for good ball strikers.  Our favorites are the new Mizuno MP-20 MMC and TaylorMade P760.  We also like the Miura MB-001 and TC-201.    The PXG Gen3 0311T, Titleist T100, Srixon Z785 and Ping Blueprint are some of the best performers.     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 are the best... Read More

The Best Hybrid Shafts

March 29th, 2020

We know that with hybrid clubs you can have a love/hate relationship.  In our opinion, the reason is that most off-the-rack hybrid shafts are too long, too light and too soft of flex for the average golfer.  See our related blog on Finding the Right Hybrid Shaft here…  And, remember, we can re-shaft your current hybrid(s) to make them perform soo…. much better!  So, let’s find the best shaft for you based upon your strength (distance), desired trajectory and fit to your current irons: Strongest Players – 3 Hybrid – 240+ Yards The strongest players typically play a driver, 3 or 4 wood and a 17 to 19 degree hybrid.  We have had great experience fitting these low lofted hybrids in a mid trajectory steel shaft that is slightly lighter than their iron shafts.  If that still feels too heavy, we recommend going to a 100 to 110 gram graphite shaft based upon the golfers desired trajectory.  Brand Shaft Weight Trajectory Project X Rifle Steel 115 gr Mid OBAN CT 115 Steel 115 gr Mid OBAN Kiyoshi Purple 105 105 gr Low KBS Tour Prototype 105 105 gr Mid OBAN Kiyoshi White 95 95 gr Mid Mitsubishi OT Hybrid 100... Read More

New Ping G710 Irons

March 9th, 2020

Ping recently introduced their latest game improvement iron, the G710.  Available at this time in only the black PVD finish, the G710 offers the same type of hollow body technology of the i500 and other heads in the golf marketplace. Sign up for your iron fitting here! Performance The G710 is very forgiving, as it should be.  Spin and distance are similar to the G410 but shot dispersion was tighter in our testing.  We also tested it against the i500 and the i500 was longer due to lower spin but not as tight in dispersion. Sound and Feel Feel was excellent off the face on both center hits and miss-hits.  Sound was not as good as the G410.  A little “clicky” which is amplified as we do all of our fittings and testing indoors. Bottom Line Very good performance.  Pricing is up there with all of the other hollow-cavity irons so that is one drawback.  I personally like the black PVD finish but it may not be for everyone.  Look, sound and feel are pretty critical when evaluating which club will give you more confidence into the green! Sign up for your iron fitting here! Dan Sueltz

Greg Johnson – Full Time Master ClubFitter at Fairways

March 5th, 2020

Welcome Greg!  I met Greg several years ago and trained him on our BGF (Better Golf Faster) Fitting System.  He has been doing fittings in the Nashville, TN, area for a couple of different country clubs and golf facilities.  I convinced him to come to Colorado with his family and take on the fitting duties at Fairways at the Stable and here we are!  Luckily, Greg’s family was not affected by the terrible tornadoes that hit the Nashville area this week. Greg is up to speed on the latest fitting techniques and technology and all of the new heads and shafts.  He will be full time at The Fairways so give him a call at 615-426-9983  or email him at [email protected] and set up either a new fitting or a re-fit if you are a previous customer.  Or, you can book your fitting at the Fairways here.   You can continue to work with our other great fitters, Chris Melendez or Brandon Shupick as they will be continuing to work with us at both the Fairways and our Englewood location. Here is a little more about Greg’s background: First and foremost, I am a complete sports junkie. I love everything about... Read More

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