What's New: Fitting Tips

More Greens in Regulation – 3 Tips to Lower Your Scores

April 17th, 2023

Hitting more greens in regulation is our hot button issue for 2023.  As a matter of fact 48% of the golfers in our poll say this is most important for their game this year!  But getting that done does not have to be a challenge. Three tips for hitting more greens in regulation: 1.  Hit Longer, Straighter Drives Ok, this just makes sense, right?  Puts you closer to the hole so you use a shorter club for your approach.  According to ARCCOS Statistics, 81% of players that gained 10 yards off the tee lowered their scores.   So how do you make this happen:  The proper loft, angle of attack, shaft length, weight and flex make all the difference. Optimize Your Driver for More Distance and Accuracy     2.  Club Up! Most golfers, even professionals, will take a little more club when going for the green.  Why?  Your chances of hitting your “perfect” shot are certainly less than 50%.  So if you have a 180 yard shot to the green, choose your 190 yard club.  If you do pure it, worst case you are on the back of the green. Another factor is your mental approach and success rate when... Read More

Play Better Golf in 2023

December 26th, 2022

If you want to play better golf in 2023, start with the best equipment fit for YOUR swing!  As you reflect on 2022 and look forward to 2023, if you are like most of us, there is room for improvement! Now is the time to reassess weak areas and close those gaps with the correct equipment. Even the tour pros spend a lot of time with their coaches analyzing their rounds and making a plan to improve.  We know it takes proper technique, practice and the right equipment fit to YOUR swing.   Analytics and More One of the top degrees coming out of college these days is Data Analyst.  The era of “Big Data” is here, even in the golf industry.  When Mark Broadie wrote “Every Shot Counts” in 2014, it was used very little on the PGA Tour.  Now, Strokes Gained is used and commented on regularly by tour players, analysts, and commentators.   Golf Digest recently published this article on how analytics are being used on tour!   The results have been pretty dramatic for several players!  So, take a look at your scorecards and find out where you are losing strokes.  Missed fairways?  OB?  Poor iron shots?  Short-siding... Read More

Get a golf club fitting while your swing is still grooved

September 15th, 2022

A golf club fitting, when done properly, custom fit golf clubs to your swing. By properly, we’re talking applied science – deep insights into shaft dynamics plus Trackman data, not trial and error with just a handful of misleading shafts. Looking ahead to 2023 season, it’s not that far away. Your swing is grooved now, even if there are areas where you struggle. What areas (putting, chipping, fairways) cost you strokes against where you want to be? What is your typical miss (slice, hook, thin, fat)? Which club do you love and which one do you carry but stop hitting? Our expert golf club fitting explores more than just your golf swing. We take time to understand your goals, your objectives, your misses and with which clubs. When is the best time to get a golf club fitting? Get fit while you feel like you’re grooving your swing. For most golfers, that’s now. Instead of waiting until Spring as the 2023 season is getting started, or worse mid-season, get custom fit for golf clubs now. Here are 5 reasons to consider: 1. Consistency in the swing improves accuracy in the Golf Club Fitting. More consistent swings make it easier on... Read More

How to select the correct wedge shafts?

August 3rd, 2022

  Wedge shafts are critical to ensure you achieve the accuracy, control and consistency you want from your new wedges. If you are thinking about getting new wedges, make sure you have the right shafts. Getting optimal spin rates, distance, proper gapping between wedges and shot dispersion can only be achieved with the right wedge shaft. Here’s why. Standard wedge shaft weight and flex doesn’t match irons. jump to details Most PGA and LPGA tour players match wedge shafts to irons. jump to details Consistent swing feel through lob wedge. jump to details New shaft technologies. jump to details Wedge fittings are best with Trackman. jump to details “Your approach to wedge fittings is spot-on. Not only is D’Lance Golf the best place to do a wedge fitting, your wedge fitting and build philosophy and ability to customize is what every golfer needs.” – Chris Melendez, PGA Instructor and Master Club Fitter, Boulder/Denver, Colorado.   Schedule Wedge Fitting Today   Standard wedge shaft flex Most importantly, there is no consistency in wedge shaft flex and weight across the major brands. Most wedges you buy off the rack will have a standard medium to heavy steel wedge shaft. For example, True... Read More

Inside Tony Finau’s Improved Putting in 2022

August 1st, 2022

With improved putting in 2022, Tony Finau is climbing the charts steadily in putting statistics. His putter has been on fire with back-to-back PGA Tour tournament wins. Finau spent a lot of time prior to the 2021-22 PGA Tour season working on fine-tuning his putting. But, what he has done to improve his putting isn’t illusive to everyday golfers. In fact, these 5 insider takeaways can help golfers of every ability and on any course. Combining our insights with stories from PGA Tour and Golf.com, put these tips to work for you. Putter setup. Alignment aids. Square face at impact. Proper loft and lie. Optimal path, launch and spin. Putter setup for improved putting One trouble area for Tony and many golfers is making sure putter setup is correct and repeatable. Most golfers lay the putter on the ground and twist the putter to align to the target line. This results in misalignment from head to toe (for your body and the putter). Finau added a simple mark to the back of his putter to remind him of body, hands and eye alignment. Important: he did this only after seeing and knowing his swing path and swing dynamics from a... Read More

Tournament Golf Mid-Season Tune-up

July 25th, 2022

When tournament golf is halfway through the season, but some aspects of your game still need a little adjustment – don’t change your swing, adjust your equipment. The right fitting and the right shaft can fix most problem areas and help get you ready for the most important tournament of the year – club championships. Tournament golf demands a new level of focus, comfort and confidence. Without it, one bad shot tends to develop into a problem area. And problem areas get in the way of attacking the greens when you need or want to. Don’t hold back – gain confidence in every club with an expert club fitting. Which clubs hinder your tournament golf the most? With each customer, we conduct a thorough interview about their equipment, their golfing goals, and game improvement areas. Whether driving, approach shots, wedge play or putting; it helps us focus where you need it most. In the end, you know exactly how each club will perform because it’s fit precisely to your swing. Minimize or eliminate penalty strokes. Especially in tournament golf, getting rid of lost strokes due to OB (out-of-bounds) and hazards is key. If your driver is costing you strokes off... Read More

Keys to Better Drives

June 3rd, 2022

Unlocking the keys to better drives will help you hit more greens in regulation and score better!  TrackMan Golf has done an extensive study that shows that golfers can reduce their handicaps by up to 4 strokes by adding more distance and accuracy to their drives! Here are our Keys to Better Drives: Play a Shorter Driver Shaft Why?  You will hit more fairways!   And, potentially get more distance. If you are playing a standard off-the-rack driver, chances are the shaft is too long.  The standard length driver from the top 5 manufacturers is 45.5 to 45.75 inches long for men and 44.25 to 44.5 inches long for women.  Longer clubs typically lead to shots off the heel robbing you of distance!  We recommend no longer than 45 inches for most male golfers and 44 inches for most female golfers.  See our related blog:  What Driver Length Should YOU Play? Have the Right Loft Most golfers believe that they need a penetrating ball flight off the tee to get more distance.  TrackMan Golf studies have shown that the combination of higher launch and lower spin can increase distance dramatically.  And, as golfers start losing club speed, the higher lofts will... Read More

Best Hybrid Golf Clubs in 2022 – Accuracy, Consistency and Distance

May 2nd, 2022

    The Best Hybrid Golf Clubs in 2022 offer a wide array of styles, with several great options to choose from!  With the right shaft, the latest families of hybrids can deliver more accuracy, consistency and distance. You don’t have to have a love-hate relationship with your hybrid golf clubs. We know from our expert fittings that the majority of golfers do. Getting the best hybrids for your game can sometimes be a challenge. Unfortunately, it is hard to trust the off-the-shelf shafts that come with hybrids. We have published two helpful blogs: Solving the Long iron vs. Hybrid Dilemma, and Picking the Best Hybrid Shaft for YOUR Game. Make the best hybrid golf clubs work for you with a Lifetime Hybrid Fitting. Now is the best time to see what hybrid golf clubs are head and shoulders above the rest and fit your swing perfectly. Sign up for YOUR Hybrid Fitting Here!   Best Small Hybrid Golf Clubs in 2022 Small 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... Read More

Best Fairway Woods 2022 and Our Shaft Recommendations

March 29th, 2022

  The Best fairway woods 2022 edition, continues to see performance improvements in both distance (ball speed, spin) and accuracy. The performance improvements we are seeing in fairway woods continue to show from almost every manufacturer.  More distance, lower spin and more accuracy!  Manufacturers are really upping their game not only with new materials, but new designs that are giving golfers more choices in lofts and head size.  Whether you use your fairway woods mostly off the tee or love the Callaway Heaven Wood (7 wood), we will help you pick some of the best heads and shafts. Getting the RIGHT Shaft As usual, from our perspective, the proper shaft in your fairway woods makes ALL the difference in consistency, accuracy and distance!   If you are struggling with your fairway woods, Read This Blog First! Schedule Your Fitting to find the RIGHT Shaft for YOUR Fairway Woods! The short answer in fitting fairway wood shafts is to choose a shaft that has a little more weight than your driver, and has a slightly softer tip section to help get the ball in the air.  How We Categorized The Best We picked four categories for the Best Fairways for 2022... Read More

Project X RDX Shafts – A Shaft for Every Strong Golfer!

February 21st, 2022

  With the introduction of the HZRDUS Smoke RDX Red and Green shafts, the Project X RDX Shafts are a shaft for every strong golfer!   Design Every HZRDUS shaft is designed for stronger golfers.  The RDX line offers a blend of feel and performance that is unmatched in the industry.  Using HEXTOW carbon fiber for the optimum blend of strength and performance, the four different models have different counter balance, butt, mid and tip stiffness characteristics.  Each strong golfer can find one of these shafts that will fit their swing.   Schedule Your Fitting to See Which RDX Shaft Is Right for YOUR Swing! Let’s take a look at the four different HZRDUS Smoke RDX models. HZRDUS Smoke RDX Green The stiffest and lowest launching model in the line.  The low torque gives it a firmer feel than the RDX Blue as well.  The RDX Green is slightly counter balanced for lighter swing weights in longer drivers (2-3 swing weight points).  Designed for faster swing speeds (100+ mph) so only available in 60 and 70 gram weights and stiffer flexes.  Best for players with smoother swing tempos. HZRDUS Smoke RDX Blue Another stiff tip shaft but with higher torque for... Read More