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LA Golf Shafts Introduces TRONO and OLYSS Shafts

July 6th, 2020

LA Golf Shafts (LAGP) is creating some very interesting shaft designs for a wide variety of golfers.  Their first introductions, the TRONO and OLYSS are designed for stronger players, with the TRONO being developed in conjunction with Bryson DeChambeau.    Later this month, the AXS line will be introduced for moderate to slow swing speeds and a variety of launch conditions. TRONO  This series of shafts is designed to have a very firm mid section, a stiff, yet responsive tip and a softer butt section for delivering more feel.  Designed for players with swing speeds over 105 mph and medium to fast transitions, this shaft is also lower launch and lower spin than competitors in the marketplace.  Available in 65 gr and 75 gr in S, X and TX flexes.  The 55 gr shaft is not available at this time but should be released in the next 30-60 days. OLYSS The unique blend of Zylon/Carbon weave in the butt section of this shaft gives it a slightly counterbalanced property for use in today’s heavier driver heads.  The profile of this shaft creates a more low-mid to mid launch and low-mid to mid spin.  Available in 55, 65 and 75 grams,... Read More

TENSEI AV RAW Shafts

June 15th, 2020

When Mitsubishi Chemical Golf introduced the TENSEI AV Blue shaft in 2019, it was an immediate hit with golfers that like a firmer feel in the butt and midsection of the shaft.   The addition of the AV (Aluminum Vapor) fiber does the trick.  Leveraging on the success of the original TENSEI CK and CK Pro models, the new TENSEI AV RAW Series will make the stronger players jump to this series!  If you liked the original TENSEI you will LOVE the AV! Design The TENSEI AV Raw shafts are designed with ultralight carbon fiber materials, but with actually a heavier per ton weight as there is less resin content.  This allows Mitsubishi designers to create lighter yet stronger shafts.  Resin is what holds the carbon fiber material together but it is notorious for creating potential weak spots or uneven performance in the shaft.  The real design coup is the exposed Aluminum Vapor weave in the butt section which gives these shafts the firm feeling and consistent performance.  And it looks cool!  Find out more here… Sign up for a Driver/Wood Fitting to See Which TENSEI AV Raw Shaft Will Work for YOU! Models Available Original Blue now Blue AV Raw... Read More

Our Best Performing Iron Shafts – 2019-20

May 25th, 2020

Our Best Performing Iron Shafts.  Updated for 2019-20. We fit a LOT of different golfers every year and the shafts we put into their irons (and wedges) is determined by our BGF Fitting System, TrueFitClubs Fitting Wizard and player testing during the fitting.  Our fitting recommendations include length of iron, shaft weight, shaft trajectory and spin profile, shaft flex, and swing weight.  Loft and lie are determined by launch monitor testing.  The recommendations are determined by a golfers physical characteristics (height, weight, wrist crease-to-floor), strength (distance), launch characteristics (actual and desired trajectory, spin, dispersion), and swing dynamics (tempo, transition and release point). Book Your Fitting to See Which of These Hot Shafts May Fit YOUR Swing. When we test in our dynamic fitting sessions, we choose 4-5 shafts that match the BGF Fitting System recommendations, and then test on TrackMan for performance with a head chosen by our fitters and the golfer.  Once we determine the best performing shaft, we try different heads to narrow down the selection.  When using our TrueFitClubs Fitting Wizard, we rely on our golfers description of their shot shape and desired results. Bottom line is that these shafts have done the best job of increasing... Read More

Golf Digest Top 100 Clubfitter Recommendations – We Need Your Help!

May 12th, 2020

D’Lance Golf Performance Center has been a Golf Digest Top 100 Clubfitter in America since 2011! Golf Digest has begun their search for the 2021 Top 100 Club Fitters.  Golf Digest is looking for YOUR input!  Golf Digest would like recommendations and stories about your club fitting experience by June 15, 2020.  80% plus of our business comes from referrals and repeat customers.  There is a reason why we continue to be one of America’s Top 100 Club Fitters so let’s keep this wonderful tradition going… What Golf Digest is looking for… Was your fitter knowledgeable and helped you get a great fitting? Has he or she helped get you into a set of clubs that has changed your game—for the better? They need the name of the fitting center,  where it’s located, and a link to the fitting location’s website. Keep in mind, they only accept nominations for facilities that carry a range of major manufacturers and that are accessible to the public. Where to Send Your Recommendation: You can send your stories to: [email protected]  Mike is the Senior Editor, Equipment at Golf Digest. Use the Following Subject Line: D’Lance Golf Recommendation for 2021 Top 100 Clubfitters in America Here is... Read More

Best Fairway Woods 2020

April 30th, 2020

It is crazy the performance improvements we are seeing in fairway woods over the last couple of years.  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 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, take a look at our fitting tips in this blog! Schedule Your Fitting NOW! 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 for 2020 based upon distance golfers hit their 3 wood.  This is not the best way to categorize them as some players that do not hit their... Read More

OBAN CT-125 Steel Shaft Review

April 18th, 2020

OBAN has filled out their weight categories with the OBAN CT-125 steel iron shafts.  These great shafts complement the CT-115 and CT-100.  When OBAN partnered with Shimada all indications were that the OBAN CT line would be not only great performing, but high quality.  Right on both counts!  The new CT-125 is no exception. Available Lengths and Flexes The CT-125 is a taper tip (.355″), constant weight, discrete length iron shaft.  Available lengths are from 41.5 inches to 36 inches in one-half inch increments.  This gives us professional club builders a lot of options in flexes.  For example, we could build a soft R (Regular) flex starting with a 40.5 inch length for a 6 iron or start with a 38.5 inch length for a 6 iron which would build to X to X+ flex.  Still plenty of shafts to build out the wedges! Quality The measures of quality we look at are weight, balance point, torque, flex (CPM – cycles per  minute) and load profile measured at seven points along the shaft.  These shafts rated 92+ % consistency which is right at the top of steel iron shafts we have tested in this weight class.  Another measure of quality... Read More

TPT Red Range Shaft Review

April 16th, 2020

The NEW TPT Red Range Line The TPT Driver line has been broadened to heavier, stiffer shafts at the top end, and lighter, softer shafts at the bottom.  This allows us as fitters to fit a wider range of golfers for both their strength and swing dynamics.   Easier to fit…even better to build.   Learn More From TPT Here… Sign up for your Driver/Wood Fitting Here! Performance and Fitting Tips QUALITY In our shaft profile testing, we evaluate the consistency of shafts based upon  Load Profile or Elasticity Index (EI) and Flat Line Oscillation point.  All of the TPT Red Range shafts that we have tested and put in our fitting system have a rating of 96% consistency throughout the entire length of the shaft.  These are the same or higher numbers than the original TPT models and are the highest of all manufacturers we test.  As TPT says, #automaticimprovement. LAUNCH AND SPIN The LO models will launch roughly 1 degree less than the HI versions across all models we tested.  The LO models will spin roughly 100 to 400 rpms less than the HI models as well.  In general, both the HI and LO models have some of the lowest... Read More

Best Hybrids 2020

April 10th, 2020

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. See Which Hybrid Shaft Works Best for YOUR Swing! Schedule Your 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 MAVRIK Pro,  Titleist TS3, and Tour Edge CBx 119.   See Which Hybrid Shaft Works Best for YOUR Swing! Schedule Your Fitting Here! Standard Hybrids We call these “standard” hybrids because their size is typically a bit larger than the “small” hybrids mentioned above.  These hybrids are designed to get the ball in the air... Read More

Best Irons for 2020

April 2nd, 2020

With 43% of golfers in our poll saying their top priority is to hit more Greens in Regulation (GIR), you should be looking at new irons or at the very least better shafts in your current irons.  This will give you more accuracy, improved consistency and greater distance! The Golf Digest Hot List for 2020 had a lot of great irons in the categories listed below.  In our fittings so far in 2020, 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! Use Our Fitting Wizard to Find the Best Iron Shafts for YOUR Game. Schedule Your Iron Fitting Here! Players Irons Some great irons here for good ball strikers.  Our favorites are the new Mizuno MP-20 MMC and TaylorMade P760.  We also like the Miura MB-001 and TC-201.    The PXG Gen3 0311T, Titleist T100, Srixon Z785 and Ping Blueprint are some of the best performers.     Players Distance Irons There are a LOT of irons in this category that got gold.  Too many to really separate them all so look, sound and feel are the best... Read More

The Best Hybrid Shafts

March 29th, 2020

We know that with hybrid clubs you can have a love/hate relationship.  In our opinion, the reason is that most off-the-rack hybrid shafts are too long, too light and too soft of flex for the average golfer.  See our related blog on Finding the Right Hybrid Shaft here…  And, remember, we can re-shaft your current hybrid(s) to make them perform soo…. much better!  So, let’s find the best shaft for you based upon your strength (distance), desired trajectory and fit to your current irons: Strongest Players – 3 Hybrid – 240+ Yards The strongest players typically play a driver, 3 or 4 wood and a 17 to 19 degree hybrid.  We have had great experience fitting these low lofted hybrids in a mid trajectory steel shaft that is slightly lighter than their iron shafts.  If that still feels too heavy, we recommend going to a 100 to 110 gram graphite shaft based upon the golfers desired trajectory.  Brand Shaft Weight Trajectory Project X Rifle Steel 115 gr Mid OBAN CT 115 Steel 115 gr Mid OBAN Kiyoshi Purple 105 105 gr Low KBS Tour Prototype 105 105 gr Mid OBAN Kiyoshi White 95 95 gr Mid Mitsubishi OT Hybrid 100... Read More