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Golf Club Fitting Guide

September 5th, 2023

In our golf club fitting guide, we share 5 reasons why end of season is the best time to get custom fit for golf clubs. Consider your swing dynamics, new club releases and minimizing variability. Equally as importantly, this is a time where you should know clear goals for the coming year. Put applied science – deep insights into shaft dynamics plus Trackman data, to work for you. It’s far better than trial and error with a handful of shafts at a big box national chain. Looking ahead to 2024 golf season, what are your goals? What areas (driving, putting, chipping, fairways) are costing you the most strokes? What is your typical miss (slice, hook, thin, fat)? Which club do you love? Which club do you carry but can’t hit? Our expert golf club fitting process starts with taking time to understand your goals, your objectives, your misses and with which clubs. We use advanced fitting tools like the Shaft Optimizer from Mizuno and our proprietary BGF fitting system, in addition to our certified golf club fitters. We’re the only club fitter to precision test every after market shaft and don’t rely on spec reports. And, in Colorado, D’Lance Golf... Read More

5 Reasons to Get a Lifetime Putter Fitting in 2023

August 21st, 2023

If you want more putting consistency, here are 5 important reasons to get a Lifetime Putter Fitting. Coaching, practice and alignment aids can help. However, even coaches without the help of a launch monitor can only assist with 3 of 7 important parameters. And, only with a Lifetime Putter Fitting can you benefit with putter selection, putter adjustments and putter fixes for life. 1. Fix vs. Buy a putter. People often think when their putting stroke fails them, it’s time to buy a new putter. Or, the thought is to switch putter types or sizes. Well, maybe! Unless you are new to golf, the reality is there was a fair amount of thought put into selecting that putter. The look, feel, sound, and rolling in a few putts on the putting green at the golf shop to name a few. However, for most people, the standard length, lie and loft doesn’t match their stroke. Instead of fixing it, we see it far too often that the stroke is changed to match the club. Instead, an expert putter fitting can help match your existing putter setup to your swing. Sometimes correcting the weight, lie angle and loft is enough to get... Read More

Five 2023 Championship Golf Tips to Help You Win

July 24th, 2023

These five 2023 Championship Golf tips can give you the confidence and consistency to rise to the top. The LPGA and PGA Tour Opens trigger crunch time to ensure your game is ready for your club championship golf. Allisen Corpuz just won the Ladies US Open and Brian Harman just won the 151st Open Championship. If you’re like us, these performances get us all revved up for the 2023 championship golf season. A couple tournament wins can get you on your Ryder Cup team. And we’re just a couple weeks away from Club Championships. Personal fitness, mental preparedness and practice are important to ready yourself. But all too often, golfers neglect the quality and state of their equipment. Ask yourself: What’s the condition of your wedges? How are the grooves, gapping, swing weight, and your grips? How are your grips? If you haven’t regripped within the last year – you’re overdue! What’s your FIR (fairways in regulation) percentage? If you aren’t hitting at least 70% of fairways in regulation, scoring gets very difficult. Improving your strokes gained off the tee by hitting more fairways is a top 3 way to drop your scores. Are your irons properly gapped? Knowing your... Read More

Four Keys for Optimizing Driver Distance

June 5th, 2023

Optimizing driver distance involves several factors including head loft, attack angle, smash factor/ ball speed and forward lean of the shaft. Too often, basic driver fittings focus on launch angle and ignore these important factors. With the help of TrackMan launch monitors, we examine all four key factors in optimizing your driver for accuracy and distance. Plus, with custom club fittings at D’Lance, we can often reduce shot dispersion by as much as 50% and help golfers gain 10 – 20 yards more distance with our Lifetime Driver Fitting and Optimization. Book: Lifetime Wood Fitting   WYNTK About Head Loft In general, the slower the swing or club speed, the higher the loft of the driver to optimize both carry and roll. Most drivers come in degrees of loft from 8.5 to 13 degrees. Long Drive competitors have drivers that have only 4 to 7.5 degrees of loft. This is because at higher ball speeds, there is considerably more lift created which allows the ball to climb rapidly after impact. For example, a golfer with driver club head speed of 100 mph and driver launch angle of 10.0 degrees could expect a maximum total distance around 278 yards. Increasing the... Read More

Best Hybrid Golf Shafts – 2023

June 1st, 2023

From our testing and fittings, these are the Best Hybrid Golf Shafts – 2023. Plus, see our recommendations based on swing categories for the strongest, strong, average and slow swing speeds. We know that with hybrid golf clubs, many golfers have a love-hate relationship. The reason is that most off-the-rack hybrid shafts are too long, too light and too soft of flex for most golfers. Read “Picking the Right Hybrid Shaft” for more insights. It’s not too late if you have a hybrid golf club you like, we can re-shaft your current hybrid(s) to make them perform so much better! As the premier club fitter in Colorado, we can find the best shaft for you based upon your strength (distance), desired trajectory and fit to your current irons. Strongest Players – 3 Hybrid carry 240+ yards Strong Players – 3 Hybrid carry 210 – 240 yards Average Players – 3 Hybrid carry 175 – 205 yards Shorter Distance Players Book a Lifetime Hybrid Fitting The best hybrid golf shafts – 2023 and our recommendations in each category Strongest Players: 3 Hybrid – 240+ yards The strongest players typically play a driver, 3 or 4 wood and a 17 to 19... Read More

Best Hybrid Golf Clubs – 2023

May 30th, 2023

Looking for the Best Hybrid Golf Clubs – 2023? Our recommendations cover a wide array of styles and there are several great options to choose from! With most hybrid golf clubs, the increased spin rates and lower CG (center of gravity), pairing with the right shaft is critical. WARNING: Chances are just swapping heads with your current shaft, or using a stock shaft, will not produce desired results. 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 hybrid golf clubs for your game deserves a custom club fitting. Hybrid Golf Clubs vs. Long-irons In addition to pairing the right shaft with the head, many golfers debate whether to choose a long-iron (2-, 3- or 4-iron) or a hybrid. For some helpful tips on selecting between long-iron and hybrid, read our blog: Solving the Hybrid vs. Long-iron Dilemma. Early season is the best time to see which hybrid golf club(s) are head-and-shoulders above the rest and fit your swing perfectly. Schedule Lifetime Hybrid Fitting Best Small Hybrid... Read More

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