What's New: From the Lab

ZNE Wedge Shafts Review – Full Swing

September 26th, 2022

Newly released, our team just completed our ZNE Wedge Shafts review. With promises of distance control, reduced shot dispersion, and better feel – we had to see it for ourselves. Previously, the BGT Stability Putter Shafts proved to reduce torque and improve face to path alignment without giving up feel. Continuing with the challenge of traditional shaft design, we wanted to know how these shafts perform under full swing, partial swings and around the green. The BGT ZNE Wedge Shafts were released in 90 gram, 115 gram and 130 gram weights. Each shaft is virtually identical down to the “Stiffness Stack,” leaving the variance in flex to the tip section. Our staff with wedge full swing speeds from 60 mph to 80 mph put these shafts to the test in comparison to custom fitted shafts. In summary, we found that BGT is really on to something. Full Swing ZNE Wedge Shafts Review There is only one way to find out if the ZNE Wedge Shafts are right for you – come in for a custom wedge fitting. While our staff validated that BGT is delivering on their promise of distance control, shot dispersion and feel; it varies from player to... Read More

BRAVA Driver Shafts Review – Add Some New Life to Your Drives!

August 16th, 2022

The new BRAVA Driver Shafts from Breakthrough Golf Technology (BGT) are available now. BGT promotes the new Brava Driver Shafts outperforming Autoflex and Mitsubishi Tensei Driver shafts in length and dispersion. From the developers of STABILITY putter shafts, the BRAVA Driver Shafts offer new life to light weight shafts. Increased speed? Better Accuracy? More Distance? Improved Feel? We’ve taken each for a tour at three separate swing speeds as well as profiled each shaft on our proprietary systems. Find out if the new Brava Driver Shafts are right for you.   *** Book Your Driver Fitting Now! *** BRAVA Driver Shaft Design Using proven TORAYTM technology – light weight carbon fiber with extreme strength, the BRAVA Driver Shafts are available in weights from 46 to 55 grams.  These light weight shafts are designated by flex and estimated swing speed: Driver Shaft Model Flex Weight Trajectory Spin BGT BRAVA 75 A 46 gram mid-high mid-high BGT BRAVA 85 R 50 gram mid-high mid-high BGT BRAVA 95 S 54 gram mid-high mid-high   BRAVA Shaft Profiles Our profile testing shows that each of the BRAVA driver shafts are mid-high trajectory and mid-high spin.  The mid section has a firm feel which helps... 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

Callaway Jaws Raw Wedges – Pure Spin in its Rawest Form!

July 11th, 2022

  The New Callaway Jaws Raw Wedges! The new Callaway Jaws Raw Wedges feature new spin dynamics, better control and a new low bounce option for improved green-side performance.  With 17 loft/bounce combinations in both left and right handed, every golfer should find a model that suits their playing style and performance objectives. Also, the new Jaws Raw wedges are available in Satin Chrome and Black! Winning Record: Jaws Raw is off to an impressive start with 41 total in play this week at the Genesis Scottish Open. Also, the Jaws Raw wedges are already a winner on TOUR for Xander at TPC River Highlands and now the Genesis Scottish Open! Performance: Jaws Raw brings raw scoring performance to your wedge game. Legendary wedge designer Roger Cleveland has created a new line that combines artistry and craftsmanship with cutting edge innovation.   Aggressive: Jaws Raw features the most aggressive grooves in golf, now with a raw face that promotes maximum spin. For the first time ever, Callaway is bringing tungsten technology to a wedge for a weight balanced club that offers both feel and control.   These new technologies are balanced with the craftsmanship honed from Roger’s 40+ years of designing some... Read More

Stability Putter Shafts Can Drop More Putts

June 20th, 2022

With 46% of your strokes in a round coming from your putter, maybe you should consider changing the “stock steel” shaft in your putter to the new STABILITY putter shaft from BreakThrough Golf Technology.  Introduced in May, 2018, this shaft is now the fastest growing putter shaft on the Web.Com Tour.  And even Justin Rose is using this new shaft.  And now there is another validation from GolfWRX.  See the GolfWRX article here. Book Your Putter Fitting Here. It’s All About Stability At Impact According to multiple sources (SAM Putt Lab, Quintec, TrackMan Putter Analysis), if you miss hit your putt as little as a quarter of an inch off the “sweet” spot, the torque of a traditional steel shaft can cause you to miss a 10 foot putt as much as two inches.  In tests done by the folks at BreakThrough Golf Technology, golfers saw a 56% improvement in their putts. Behind the Technology By making the tip of the putter shaft more stable, without adversely affecting feel, the STABILITY shaft Is a combination of carbon fiber, aluminum insert and connector, and a smoke PVD covered stainless steel tip.  This comination creates, drum roll please, more STABILITY at impact,... Read More

OBAN Isawa GLD Shafts – Performance and Elegance

April 28th, 2022

The OBAN Isawa GLD shafts are designed for players seeking performance and elegance in their game!  These shafts are perfect for golfers seeking improved performance in their drivers and fairway woods. Design The OBAN Isawa GLD shafts are designed to provide elite club fitters the opportunity to build consistent performing shafts across different weight and flex categories.  A lot of manufacturers have distinctly different profiles for shafts in different weight categories.  This makes it difficult to fit say a driver and fairway woods in the same shaft, but different weights.  In addition, the proprietary carbon fiber used in these shafts gives a unique feel in the butt section.  Our testing puts this shaft in the mid-launch category with mid-spin. Models Available Model                              Flexes                         Weight           Trajectory      Spin Isawa GLD 50             03 (R), 04 (S)                 58-59gr               Mid              Mid Isawa GLD 60            03... Read More

Mitsubishi Kai’Li White Shafts – Low Launch, Low Spin, Low Torque!

March 14th, 2022

  Mitsubishi Kai’Li White Shafts – Low Launch, Low Spin, Low Torque for Stronger Players. Schedule your Fitting to See if These Shafts Fit YOUR Swing! Design Using the Super Low Resin Content graphite material in the torque core, the designers at Mitsubishi were able to create a low trajectory, low spin and low torque shaft that is designed for 105+ mph swing speeds.  Our testing has shown consistently low spin (sub 2,500 rpm) with every driver we have tested. Models Available Available in the following weights and flexes: Kai’ Li White 60   65-69 grams  R, S, X and TX Kai’ Li White 70  75-78 Grams  S, X and TX Kai’ Li White 80 84-87 grams  S, X and TX Great shafts for stronger players given today’s high swing speeds. Because of the unique carbon fiber properties in this shaft, I would not be surprised to see a Kai’ Li Blue or something like that for more mid-trajectory and slightly slower swing speeds! Schedule your Fitting to See if These Shafts Fit YOUR Swing! Dan Sueltz

Fujikura Ventus Shaft Review

March 11th, 2022

  Fujikura recently rounded out their Ventus shaft line with the Ventus Red and Ventus Black.  The original Ventus Blue was designed to be  mid to low-mid  launch shaft.  The Ventus Red (mid-high) and Ventus Black (low) are leveraging the VeloCore Technology to offer the same tight dispersion and improved distance with different ball flight patterns.  And the new Ventus TR is a gamechanger for players liking a bit more feel. Schedule your Driver or Wood Fitting Here! Design Features If we do a quick overview of this shaft, we see that the use of heavier pre-preg material and a fast taper design allowed the Fujikura engineers to create a shaft with faster tip speed (H.I.T. – High Inertia Tip) and VELOCORE Technology.   In our testing, shafts with this technology can create as high as 8 mph faster tip speed!   Ventus Red The highest launching of the Ventus models also offers the lightest shaft weights.  Starting at 58 grams in an R2 (A+) flex, the shafts are also available up through 72 gram X flex.  This makes the Ventus Red not only a good shaft for a driver, but a higher launching fairway wood. Ventus Blue This shaft is right... Read More

Best 2022 Driver And Shaft Combinations – Distance, Accuracy and Consistency!

March 7th, 2022

  The Best 2022 Driver and shaft combinations is based upon our fitting results so far in 2022.  We know it is very early but there are definitely some shining stars in both driver heads and shafts!  The Best of the Best are Highlighted in Red! There were a few surprises on the 2022 Golf Digest Equipment Hot List and which drivers won the Gold Medals.  Various forums, and ourselves as well publish a list of the best drivers.  Some are very independent and some are not.  Doesn’t matter.  What our customers are looking for is what are the best driver and shaft combinations that we have fit so far in 2022, even though it is early in the season.  We believe that the shaft is the part of the club that has the most impact on distance, consistency and accuracy, so that is why we are including our shaft recommendations in this list. This list will be updated throughout the year as new shaft offerings are released.  We have four distinct categories based upon swing speed and distance.  Swing Speed 106+, Distance > 250 yards Swing Speed 95-105, Distance 211 – 250 yards Swing Speed 80 – 94, Distance... Read More

Best Irons for 2022 – Our First Cut

February 14th, 2022

  The Best Irons for 2022 – Here is our First Cut.  We will update this list during the year as new models are introduced and as we test them with our customers. With 39% of golfers in our poll saying their top priority is to purchase new irons,  you should be looking at some of these new irons or at the very least better shafts in your current irons.  This will give you more accuracy, improved consistency and greater distance! See Our Choices for Best Iron Shafts Here!   The Golf Digest Hot List for 2022 had a lot of great irons in the categories listed below.  In our fittings so far in 2022, these are what our players are choosing as well as what our fitters like.  Some are not on the Hot List so take a look and see what we recommend! Schedule your Fitting Here! Players Irons Some great irons here for good ball strikers.  Our favorites are the new Mizuno PRO 223 and TaylorMade P7-MC.  PXG Gen4 0311T, Titleist 2021 T100, Srixon ZX7 and Ping i59, Callaway APEX TCB are some of the best performers.  And take a good look at the Cobra King Tour! See... Read More