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Junior Golfer Club Fitting Starts Now!

January 10th, 2019

It is never too early to start thinking about junior golfer club fitting!  Junior golf, especially competitive junior golf seems to go year ’round. In the past year, we have fit golfers as young as eight years old.  And these kids are GOOD!  Most of the ones we have fit have qualified for U.S. Kids Regional, National or International competition.  One of the kids we fit went to the U.S. Kids Drive, Pitch and Putt finals at Augusta National and then went on to anchor his Boys State Championship team here in Colorado.  The young lady in the photo at the left one her first collegiate tournament after we made sure all of her clubs were ready for tournament play. Book your Junior Fitting Here! What to Consider in a Junior Golf Clubfitting So, the first thing we make sure of in fitting for juniors is the the shaft weight and head weight in all of their clubs is not too heavy.  Do NOT, I repeat, do NOT cut down your old set of clubs (Dad!) for your son or daughter!  Too heavy…too stiff…all leading to bad swing habits and discouragement.  If you are just getting your son or daughter... Read More

2019 Golf Equipment Changes in Your Bag

January 7th, 2019

As we look forward this year, it is time to take a look at your 2019 golf equipment changes in your bag.  We always need to look at our golf game and make adjustments to our equipment to get the absolute most out of what we bring to the course.  So here are a few of our suggestions: Get Fit for the Right Equipment If you have not been through a professional fitting, make 2019 your year to do so!  Understanding the dynamics of your swing (tempo, transition, release point) and how it affects shaft and head selection is key to improved performance! Take advantage of our “Lifetime Fitting” and get fit! Select the “pain points” in your bag and get those fixed first! See our thoughts below. Hit more Fairways From an equipment standpoint, every company is focusing on distance and forgiveness.  But for that average golfer, hitting more fairways is key to lower scores and more fun.  Here are our suggestions: Play a shorter driver (trust us, you will NOT lose distance) Get fitted with the right shaft (proper weight, flex and swing weight).  Learn More Use your fairway wood or hybrid for those tight fairways. Get the... Read More

Limited Edition Blue Nippon Wedge Shafts

December 31st, 2018

Looking for a unique wedge shaft?  Try the Nippon Wedge shafts.  These limited edition blue Nippon Wedge Shafts are only available in the 115 and 125 gram version. Design These shafts are designed with a lower launch and lower spin profile for better wedge shot flight.  Classified in our testing as mid launch, the firm butt section will generate a nice mid launch for more penetrating shots. Weights While the original Modus3 Wedge shafts are available in 105, 115 and 125 grams weights, these Limited Edition Blue Wedge Shafts are only available in the 115 and 125 gram versions.  In our testing, the 125 will launch slightly lower than the 115. So, give us a call at 303-730-2717 or Book Your Fitting Here for these great wedge shafts! Dan Sueltz

Wedge Fitting for Bounce and Grind

December 31st, 2018

Wedge fitting for bounce and grind goes beyond the more common fitting for loft and lie.  Wedges, especially any wedge over 52 degrees of loft, are used for shots that require touch and execution. See our Wedge Fitting guide here for more on lofts and lies. What shaft should you play in your wedges?  See our recommendations here… Bounce The type of ground you are playing from (rough, hard pan, sand, fairway, deep rough) and the type of swing plane you have (shallow/sweeper, neutral, steep/digger) will determine what bounce you should ideally have on your wedges.  In general, the tighter the lie, the lower the bounce you want on your wedge to avoid “bouncing” off the ground or sand, especially with a shallow to neutral swing plane.  The deeper the rough or softer the sand, the more bounce you need to avoid having the club “stick” and not slide through the shot.  For example, my home course recently renovated all of the sand bunkers and put in new sand.  Because it was so fluffy, I have to go to a high bounce sand wedge so the wedge could bounce off the fluffy new sand.  For normal municipal courses, the sand... Read More

New Wedges? Make Sure You Have The Right Shafts.

December 30th, 2018

New Wedges? Make Sure You Have The Right Shafts. If you are thinking about getting new wedges, make sure you have the right shafts.  What shafts should you play in your wedges?   The very short answer is play the same shaft in your wedges as you do in your irons.  But, boy do we see a lot of variation of what is in our players bags. Stock Wedge Shafts First off, most wedges you buy off the rack will have a standard heavy steel wedge shaft like a True Temper Dynamic Gold.   Titleist uses an S200 (130gr) in their SM7 wedges, Callaway uses the new DG S300 Wedge 115 (115 gr) in the MD 4, while Mizuno uses the DG S300 (132 gr) in the S18.  Only if you are playing a steel shaft in your irons like the Dynamic Gold, KBS Tour, or Nippon Modus 3 120 will the weight and flex of these wedge shafts come close to matching you.  If you are playing graphite shafts in your irons and steel shafts in your wedges, there will be some issues in terms of distance and trajectory.  If you are buying a stock set of clubs with a... Read More

Our Best New Irons in 2018 and What’s Coming in 2019

December 27th, 2018

A lot of thought went into our discussion about the best new irons in 2018.  Some of the irons were nearing the end of their life cycle (Callaway APEX CF 16) while others were just recently introduced (Ping i210/i500).  And, we are going to go out on a limb and talk about new irons for 2019 that we have seen and are excited about.  When choosing the best performing irons, we looked at the results we were able to achieve for our customers:  Improved Accuracy, Better Consistency and More Distance. The 2019 models should be in by mid-January so book your fitting now! So here you have our choices, categorized by the Golf Digest 2018 Hot List Categories: Game Improvement Irons Golf Digest 2018 Hot List Game Improvement Irons Our Best Performers: Callaway APEX CF 16 (yes, we sold a ton until they were discontinued in late 2018).  Hot face material gave more distance and forgiveness.  Only downside was it could have some “hot” spots resulting in flyers. Mizuno JPX-919 HotMetal – Introduced in the fall of 2018, this has been an steady performer for us.  The look “screams” Mizuno! Ping i500 – Ping has a real winner here in... Read More

D’Lance Golf Chosen for Golf Digest Top 100 Clubfitter 2019

December 13th, 2018

D’Lance Golf Performance Center was chosen for the prestigious Golf Digest Top 100 Clubfitter 2019!  This marks the fifth time D’Lance Golf was chosen for this honor.  This award is given every two years and we started with the inaugural selection in 2011-12.  We have had numerous posts in Golf Digest regarding our clubfitting process and a variety of different topics.  Always fun to work with Mike Stachura, Senior Equipment Editor at Golf Digest on fitting questions.  Mike had a list of about 35 questions that we responded to this fall.  You should see my comments in a few articles coming up! I would also like to congratulate the following clubfitters that I worked with when we trained fitters for Golf Etc. of America.  They also achieved the Top 100 Clubfitter honor.  Congratulations to all of these companies that continue to do outstanding clubfitting: Golf Etc., Granbury, TX Golf Etc., Cary, NC Golf Etc., Morristown, NJ Touchet Performance Golf, Ft. Wayne, IN Stix 96 Golf, Wichita, KS SwingFit, Hilton Head Island Dan Sueltz

Tour Edge Exotics EXS Driver

December 12th, 2018

The new Tour Edge Exotics EXS Driver is a HUGE improvement over their previous models in several ways.  And this great driver is priced right at $299.99! Book your fitting to see if this driver is right for YOU! Why You Should NEVER Buy a Driver Off-the-Rack! Ball Speed In our testing, we  look at smash factor (Ball speed divided by Club Speed) to see the “hotness” factor of the head.  In our testing with other Tour Edge drivers, even the Xj1, we had a hard time getting close to the proverbial 1.50.  Not so with the EXS.  Now, mind you, smash factor is also determined by how well you are hitting the sweet spot and how well the shaft is working for you.  That is why we use our Fitting Wizard to dial you in to the proper shaft length, weight, flex, and tip profile.  With the properly fitted shaft, we consistently have seen smash factors in the 1.49-1.51 range, which creates the highest ball speed, regardless of club speed. Look, Sound and Feel One of the things we notice in our fittings is the “soft side”, i.e. look, sound and feel.  Previous EX models of the Tour Edge... Read More

Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black Review

December 6th, 2018

The Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black shaft is the latest in the evolution of the HZRDUS line of wood shafts.  Using new materials and a slightly different design, this series of shaft should appeal to stronger players with fast transitions from back to forward swing. Weights Available in 60 and 70 gram designations, however the shafts weigh slightly less than 60 and 70 grams. Balance Point The balance point is slightly higher than the HZRDUS Black but lower than the HZRDUS T1100, which is a counterbalanced shaft.  So, this shaft installed will result in roughly a one swing weight heavier feel than the HZRDUS T1100 and one swing weight lighter feel than the HZRDUS Black at a playing length of 45 inches. Flex These shafts also play very close to stated flex in all weights.  This means that the HZRDUS Smoke Black will play softer than the HZRDUS Black, Yellow and T1100 in the same flex designation.  Feel Even though the torque is a little higher than you would expect, this shaft will feel very stout with little to no “whip” at impact.  The HZRDUS Smoke Black will actually feel a little firmer than the HZRDUS T1100 and HZRDUS Black. If... Read More

Winter Golf League Begins January 7th

December 3rd, 2018

Winter League will begin the week of January 7th! SIGN UP HERE   Keep swinging all year long, in our state of the art facility with our BRAND new hitting bays with Trackman simulators. There are 31 different courses that we will pick from for the League.  Righties and lefties can play at the same time!  You play on YOUR schedule, anytime!  Members can play outside normal business hours!  You must book your playing time each week.     Sign-ups are on a first come first serve basis so please call 303-730-2717, email [email protected], or stop in to sign you and a partner up! SIGN UP HERE     League Information Teams of 2 golfers 9 holes played each week Play on your schedule.  Members can play outside business hours. League will use a 9 hole handicap (Indoor handicap ONLY) $75/person league fee $25/person weekly league fee January 7th – April 13th First 2 rounds need to be complete by January 21st (to establish handicaps) There will be 1 league with 2 divisions Each division will have 10 teams (based on 20 total teams) Top 4 teams in each division will make the playoffs Regular Season = 10 Weeks Playoffs =... Read More