In our most recent survey, the number one goal for our golfers in 2024 is more GIR.
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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
Getting more distance off the tee means lowers scores. Period.
If you want to play better golf in 2024, start with the best equipment fit for YOUR swing! As you reflect on 2023 and look forward to 2024, 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. But the properly fit equipment makes your practice and coaching time soooo… much more productive. 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... Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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. We will be creating a new list for 2024 starting in February, 2024. 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... Read More