What's New: Fitting Tips

Scottie Scheffler Wins 2nd Masters Tournament in a Row

April 15th, 2024

Scottie Scheffler wins his 2nd Masters Tournament in a row!  The number one player in the world solidified his legacy as he played solid throughout the tournament! While his putting has taken some hits this year, no one can take away what he has done from tee to green. No. 1 – Strokes Gained Overall No. 2 – Strokes Gained Off the Tee No. 1 – Strokes Gained Approach to Green So what are his secrets other than unbelievable talent and composure? Tee it High and Let it Fly! In his post round press conference Scottie was candid about teeing it high and letting it fly!  He said, the fairways at Augusta are fairly wide so penalties were not that significant.  And, the longer off the tee you are, the shorter your shot to the green.  That allowed him to hit very select shots into the greens.  Most of our golfers want to hit more GIR this year so here are a couple posts to read on getting more distance off the tee! Four Keys to Optimizing Driver Distance Dial in Your Distances to the Green “Knowing your distances and distance gaps is critical to hitting more GIR.  And, most... Read More

More GIR? Know Your Distances and Distance Gaps

April 1st, 2024

The third step to hitting more GIR should be knowing your distances and distance gaps.  This will allow you to approach your shot to the green with confidence.

What Should You Expect in an Iron Fitting?

March 26th, 2024

In a professional iron fitting, the results should be a 50% reduction in shot dispersion and a 5-10% improvement in distance over your current set.

How to Pick Your New Driver in 2024

March 25th, 2024

So, how do you pick your new driver?  Read all the reviews?  Looked at the results on the most popular forums?  Golf Digest Equipment Hot List?  Well here is how we suggest you do it.

Get Fit then Shoot Your Age!

March 18th, 2024

If you want to shoot your age, maybe a good club fitting and the right clubs will help!  That has happened to many of our customers but the most recent happened early in 2024.  Tom H. came in for an iron fitting as his irons were a little old and he needed to fill the gaps above his long irons.  We fit him into a new Callaway AI Smoke 4 hybrid and TaylorMade Qi 10 irons with a little bit firmer shaft and properly matched gapping between his irons and hybrid.  Now, Tom is a 10 handicap but plays a lot of golf.  He also is 77 years old!  So when we got the call about his new clubs, we were thrilled for him: “I had to call and tell you how much I love the new clubs.  The consistency and accuracy is amazing!  I shot two over par yesterday and one over par today!  The hybrid is the perfect distance that I was looking for.  Thank you for a great job fitting this new set for me!” Tom H., Colorado Love it when our customers shoot their age!  I am hoping I can live long enough to do that!!... Read More

Wedge Fitting for Bounce and Grind

February 28th, 2024

Wedge fitting for bounce and grind goes beyond the more common fitting for loft and lie. 

New Wedges? Make Sure You Have The Right Shafts.

February 24th, 2024

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. “Your advice on the proper shaft for wedges is spot-on!  Keep up the great work.”  Ken Everrett, PGA Professional and Instructor, Snowmass Club, Colorado. 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 SM10 wedges, Callaway uses the new Spinner Wedge 115 (115 gr) in the Jaws Raw, while Mizuno uses the DG S400 (132 gr) in the T24 and KBS Hi Rev 2.0 (115 gr) in the ES-23.  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... Read More

More GIR Step 2: Choose the Right Approach Club

February 20th, 2024

In our most recent survey, the number one goal for our golfers in 2024 is more GIR.

Do You Need Higher Launch Irons?

February 5th, 2024

If you cannot hold the greens with you longer irons, you need higher launch (HL) irons!  Of course, the alternative may be to try a hybrid or two as well. Replace the Long(er) Irons with a Hybrid? The Eternal Quest for Distance Golfers seem to be obsessed with distance.  Especially as we see more senior golfers that lose a little club speed every year.  The equipment manufacturers have tried to solve the issue with lower lofted heads, hotter faces, and lighter heads.  While that has helped the distance issue, it has not helped golfers hit their irons into the green and land like a butterfly with sore feet! Reasons Why You Launch the Ball Low Equipment Clubs may be too short causing you to hit thin shots Shafts may be too stiff or soft causing poor contact Swing Tendencies Ball position may be too far forward Angle of attack is too shallow or positive Schedule Lifetime Iron Fitting The Advent of HL Irons We have started to see a number of manufacturers add HL (High Launch) iron models to their lines.  Most notable are the Mizuno JPX-923 Hot Metal HL, Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke HL and TaylorMade Qi10 HL.  There... Read More

More GIR Step 1: More Distance off the Tee

January 13th, 2024

Getting more distance off the tee means lowers scores. Period.