What's New: Fitting Tips

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

Golf Digest Equipment Hot List 2022

January 27th, 2022

  The Golf Digest Equipment Hot List 2022 was released yesterday!  I consider this to be the first official start of the golf season. The team convenes in the fall a literally spends a couple weeks testing equipment from several manufacturers.  This year, they considered 270 entries and awarded 138 medals.   Here is the Link… Here are Links to the Top Finishers: Drivers (12 Gold, 3 Silver) Fairway Woods (7 Gold, 6 Silver) Hybrids (10 Gold, 5 Silver) Players Irons (10 Gold, 3 Silver) Players-Distance Irons (9 Gold, 6 Silver) Game Improvement Irons (11 Gold, 3 Silver) Super Game Improvement Irons (8 Gold, 2 Silver) Wedges (7 Gold, 7 Silver) Mallet Putters (13 Gold, 3 Silver) Blade Putters (14 Gold, 2 Silver)   We have virtually all of the heads here for fitting so schedule your new or repeat customer fitting now.  Lead times during this COVID situation are still 4-6 weeks so don’t hesitate.  Schedule Your Fitting Here!! How to Select YOUR New Clubs  Aesthetics – Look, Sound and Feel In our experience in clubfitting over the years, you have to select a club head that looks good to your eye, sounds good when you hit it in the... Read More

Play Great Golf in 2022 – Get Started with the Best Equipment Fit for YOUR Swing!

December 28th, 2021

If you want to play great golf in 2022, start with the best equipment fit for YOUR swing!   As you reflect on 2021 and look forward to 2022, if you are like most of us, there is room for improvement!  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 your wedges?  Putting letting you down?  Fill out our survey on the right of this page... Read More

Best Hybrids 2021 – Several Great Options!

October 15th, 2021

If you are looking for the Best Hybrids for 2021, there are several great options to choose from! 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. Sign up for YOUR Hybrid 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 APEX Pro or Titleist TSi3.  You could also consider a Ping G425 Crossover which is like a driving iron. Sign up for YOUR Hybrid Fitting Here!   Standard Hybrids We call these “standard” hybrids because their size is typically a bit larger than... Read More

Get Your 2022 Clubfitting While Your Swing is Still Grooved

September 18th, 2021

Get  your 2022 clubfitting while your swing is still grooved!  Now that the season in the northern climates of the world is getting a little cooler, take an introspective look at your game and then go get a good clubfitting.  Don’t wait until 2022 as there are a lot of new head, shaft and grip options hitting the market this fall, and your swing is still in good shape from playing this season. We Fit YOUR Game The first thing you should do is take a look at where you were successful (putting, chipping, driving?) and where you struggled (hybrids, distance gaps, accuracy with irons?).  Be honest and think about where you lost strokes and what happened (thin, fat, poor contact, slice, hook?).  Your fitter should ask you a lot of questions about your shots and what you want to accomplish:  Improved Accuracy?  Increased Distance?  More Consistency?  Then you should concentrate on what segments of your game are costing you the most strokes and eroding your confidence. Our 2021 Player Survey indicates that the biggest “problem” clubs in our golfers bags are Long Irons (31%), Driver (25%),  and 3 Fairway Wood (24%).  It’s time for a fitting to get those problem... Read More

Wedge Fitting for Bounce and Grind

August 18th, 2021

Wedge fitting for bounce and grind goes beyond the more common fitting for loft and lie.  Wedges, especially any wedge over 46 degrees of loft, are used for shots that require touch and execution.  There are a couple of new design options from Callaway and Cleveland that can add to your creativity and shot making around the green and from heavy rough.  Specifically, the Callaway Full Face and TaylorMade Hi-Toe are ones to try.  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... Read More

Best Fairway Woods and Shafts – 2021

August 4th, 2021

The Best fairway woods and shafts – 2021 edition continues to see performance improvements in both distance (ball speed, spin) and accuracy. The performance improvements we are seeing in fairway woods over the last couple of years are close to what we have seen in drivers!  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) or Divine Nine (9 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! Sign Up HERE for Your Lifetime Fitting! 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 get the ball in the air.  How We Categorized The Best We picked four categories for the Best Fairways... Read More

Should YOU Play a Longer Driver?

May 23rd, 2021

Well, the search for distance is continuing with a lot of PGA Tour players following the lead of Bryson DeChambeau and Phil Mickelson.  Phil used a longer driver to win the 2021 PGA Championship.  See the details of his driver here.. The maximum USGA driver length is 48 inches, the same as the limit on the Long Drivers of America tour.  Each added inch can add 1-2 mph to your swing speed.  So, potentially, you could add 6 mph which can translate to 15 – 20 yards going from a 45 inch driver to a 48 inch driver.     Schedule YOUR Driver Fitting Here! Having fit numerous golfers for Long Drive competition, here are some thoughts on how to add distance while adding length to your driver. You MUST Continue to Hit the Sweet Spot! It’s all about getting the best smash factor (ball speed divided by clubhead speed), not just ball speed.  If your ball speed only goes up 2 mph, you are NOT hitting the sweet spot.  Use face tape or Strike Spray to see where you are making contact.  If you are hitting towards the heel due to the longer length, it increases spin and reduces effective... Read More