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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

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