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New Junior Golf Champion in Colorado

July 28th, 2017

“Jeffrey finished the summer tour as Champion in points and winner of the 13-14 yr. old Championship with a personal best of 72 at Broken Tee, Littleton, Colorado. We cannot thank you and D’Lance Golf enough for your custom fittings and especially the Driver you designed and built with the custom shaft. His fairway in regulation percentage is at 98% and he knows it is due to the driver you put together.” Thanks again, Jeffrey N. II and Jeff N. While we know how important the proper equipment is to more consistency and accuracy, it is up to Jeffrey to execute his shots.  With properly built clubs that match Jeffrey’s specs, he will continue to shoot more consistent and accurate shots.  Way to go Jeffrey!! Dan Sueltz

Troy Mullins Wins Womens Long Drive at Mile High Showdown

July 26th, 2017

It was a day full of unexpected results for Troy Mullins at the Mile High Showdown Long Drive event hosted by The Golf Channel. First, she was in a tizzy about which driver shaft and head combination she should use so Troy came to visit us and we put her on TrackMan to help make a decision.  She had four heads and three shafts that she wanted to evaluate.  She had confidence in her Callaway Great Big Bertha with the stiffer of two UST Mamiya Elements 6F4 Platinum shafts but liked the feel of the Ping G LS TEC with the stock X flex shaft.  She was curious as to whether the new G400 would be any better.  We put her through a battery of tests and showed her that, under pressure, the stiffer tip and butt flex of the Elements Platinum shaft with the Callaway head would keep her in the grid and had equally as good of low spin shots as the Ping G LS TEC with the stock shaft. Nuff said.  Troy promptly went out and set a new women’s long drive record of 402 yards!  This was certainly good enough to get her to the final... Read More

TrueFitClubs – Our New Online Custom Club Site

July 24th, 2017

We are very proud to introduce you to TrueFitClubs, our new online custom club site.  This site will offer the latest in head, shaft and grip selection along with tips and reviews of the hottest shafts, products, and technology that can help you Play Better Golf…Faster! With our proprietary Fitting Wizards, TrueFitClubs now will recommend specific club lengths and swing weights as well as the proper shaft length, weight, flex and bend profile that will improve your game.  This fitting recommendation is as close to being fit in our regional fitting studios as you can get without actually being there!  From there you can select any club to build and purchase, or just purchase a shaft with a customized tip for your driver.  Of course, you can build your own club(s) without our recommendations if you have your own desired specifications.  So check out TrueFitClubs here… And, we are giving away a customized HZRDUS shaft during our initial launch so login and sign up today!   TrueFitClubs is a partnership of two Top 100 Clubfitters in America, D’Lance Golf Performance Center, and Touchet Performance Golf.  The fitting wizards in TrueFitClubs are powered by the BGF Fitting System, the same system used in the... Read More

Reasons You Should Consider Single Length Irons

July 17th, 2017

Below is the original post we did in January, 2017 on single length irons.  With Bryson winning his first PGA Tour event at the John Deere Classic, maybe you should re-consider?!  Check out his bag… Are single length irons making strides?  Well, yes and no.  What’s the old saying?  Unless you have been living in a cave, you have probably heard of Bryson DeChambeau, the PGA Tour player that has made single length irons famous.  He is now sponsored by Cobra Puma and helped in the design of the ONE clubs being introduced by Cobra this month.  First let’s review the concept.  Basically a “traditional” set of irons varies in length by 1/2″ from longest (3 or 4 iron) to shortest (PW).  This means several things for the golfer.  First, with the long iron, you are standing a little farther away from the ball.  This also makes the angle of your swing plane flatter than with your wedges.  So, consequently you will stand up straighter with the longer irons, and bend over more with the shorter irons and wedges.  In theory, the longer the club, AND the lower the loft, the more swing speed and distance you will create.  That... Read More

All of our clubfittings are good for life!

June 29th, 2017

Our clubfittings are good for your lifetime!  Come back next month, next year, or five years from now and never pay another fitting fee! Ten years ago, D’Lance started the “Lifetime Fitting” program.  We began charging a fitting fee for our services and decided that if you are paying for our comprehensive fitting, you shouldn’t have to pay to get re-fit in the future.  We understand that many things can change over time that make it necessary to get re-checked.  Amount of play, equipment, technology, age, growth, injuries etc.  These are all things that can effect your golf swing.  We believe that custom clubs are so important in the game of golf that we are committed to our customers coming back to make sure that their equipment continues to work for them and we don’t think you should have to pay a fee every time you need a re-check. All of our Fittings are “Lifetime”… Complete bag, Driver, Woods, Hybrids, Irons and Wedges.  This means if you have purchased a Lifetime Driver fitting since 2007, you can come back in and have another Driver fitting as many times as you want for life at no charge. ALL of our fittings go... Read More

Clubfitting for Accuracy

June 22nd, 2017

Clubfitting for accuracy, consistency or distance?  We ask our golfers in our clubfitting interview process which is most important to them.  Most of our golfers are looking for consistency, some more distance, but clubfitting for accuracy is very important to every golfer.  Here are the key elements in fitting for accuracy:   Proper shaft and club weight. A golfers tempo, transition and release point must be matched to the shaft and club weight or accuracy will suffer.  If a golfer has a fast tempo and transition, a little heavier club and shaft will help to create a more repeatable swing and tighten up shot dispersion.  Conversely, if a golfer has a very smooth tempo and transition, and does not generate a lot of clubhead speed, lighter shaft and head combinations will help create more consistency and accuracy.  This is very important when modern drivers.  We have seen drivers get very heavy recently which can cause some issues with accuracy.  Shaft manufacturers have helped us by making shafts that are counterbalanced so the swing weights are more reasonable.  A good clubfitting will take these factors into account and dial you in to the proper weight. Shorter length, especially in the driver.... Read More

Hit Your Fairway Woods More Consistently

June 12th, 2017

Here are a few pointers on how to hit your fairway woods more consistently.  We are going to be talking about getting the right shaft, loft and model, not your swing technique.  OK, maybe a little on swing technique. From a fitting perspective, most fairway woods that we test that are purchased off-the-rack have very inconsistent lengths, shaft weights and shaft flexes from one manufacturer to the next. Length:  Fairway woods for male golfers range in length from 42.75″ to 43.5″ for a 3 wood.  Each club gets progressively shorter by .5″ to 1″ as you go up in loft.  If you are playing a 43″ 3 wood, a 5 wood should be no longer than 42.5″.   Getting the right length can help you hit the ball more consistently in the middle of the face, not on the heel (too long) or toe (too short).   Shaft Weight:  We see most stock shafts from manufacturers use the same weight of shaft in fairway woods as their driver models.  Your fairway wood shafts should be slightly (5 to 15 grams) heavier than your driver shaft.   So if you are playing a 65 gram driver shaft (noted by a numeral... Read More

How to Hit it Like a World Long Driver.

June 5th, 2017

Want to know how to hit it like a World Long Driver?  Before we start, congrats Josh Cassaday for qualifying for the 2017 World Long Drive competition this past weekend at Mesquite!  He will be one of only 96 competitors in the 2017 Open Division Championship.  Let’s see what it takes to make it. When Josh Cassaday (right in the picture) started working towards qualifying for the World Long Drive competition a couple of years ago, he had all of the physical talent (swing speed, solid contact) but needed a little work on a couple of issues that were robbing him of distance.  First was attack angle.  His negative attack angle created so much backspin that he was barely getting 340 yards on his drives.  When he came back 6 months later, he had dramatically changed to a positive 4 to 6 degrees that dropped his spin under 2,500 rpm and put him out to that 380 – 400 yard magic mark. After he competed in the 2016 World Long Drive competition, he also started working with another long drive competitor on increasing his club head speed even more.  The results have been pretty amazing putting him at a 140... Read More

What Are The Best Irons for 2017?

June 1st, 2017

What are the best irons for 2017?  Over 70% of our readers are looking for new irons this year so let’s see!  While the Golf Digest Hot list has a ton of gold medal winners, we have seen definite trends with our customers for accuracy, consistency and distance.  Even GolfWRX has checked in with their readers choice of most popular game improvement irons.  First of all, we do not have any brand preferences dictated to us by our “deals” with our suppliers so we do not care what our golfers pick…we only want the best performance and appeal.  So here is what WE are seeing. Players Irons:  These are the top iron choices for golfers that desire more of a thin top line and smaller head design.  Our top sellers this year are the Miura CB 57, Mizuno JPX-900 Tour, PXG 0311T, and Callaway APEX 16 Pro.  We just received the TaylorMade 770 and 750 Tour Prototype and they are testing out really well.  Every golfer has a different idea about look, feel and yes, sound of their iron shots so we literally will test first based on visual appeal.  Then we look and shot dispersion, launch, spin and distance... Read More

Is it Time to Replace Your Old Wedges?

May 18th, 2017

Is it time to replace your old wedges?  Well, if one or more of your wedges look like the wedge in the left of the picture, it is time for an upgrade.  The worn wedge is a Mizuno forged wedge that was played for at least 6 months by a college player.  He used it, and his 60 degree extensively in practice sessions as well as tournament play and started noticing that it became more difficult to get shots to stop on the green.  That is because the grooves had worn to the point of dropping spin from a normal 10,000 rpm to more like 8,000 rpm.  This made it difficult to stop the ball precisely when doing a check shot. Now if you are playing cast wedges (stock wedges from Callaway, TaylorMade in sets like the XR, Steelhead, M1 or M2), these faces are so hard you will probably never have to replace them.  That is because the cast material is literally 10 times harder than the soft carbon steel in a forged wedge (Mizuno, Callaway Mack Daddy Forged, Miura, PXG, etc.).  The rule of thumb is to replace your wedges after 50 rounds if you are playing forged... Read More