Saturday, January 11, 2020

Should I choose steel or graphite shafts?

     I often hear customers say they should be using graphite shafts now because they nearing 60. I ask them why and the answer is usually," Well, all my friends tell me that I should".  There are a number of factors to consider when choosing graphite or steel - age can be a factor but it certainly isn't the most important one.
    First, what are the primary differences between graphite and steel shafts? Graphite shafts are usually lighter than steel and have better dampening ( absorbing vibration) characteristics. Because shaft weight is the number one factor that controls the overall weight of the golf club, graphite shafts  have the potential for more speed and possibly more distance. Today, because of improved technology the disparity in weight between graphite and steel has narrowed considerably. Steel shafts weigh between 80 to 130 grams where graphite shafts weigh between 50 and 125 grams.
     There are a number swing characteristics to consider in finding the right shaft for a player. Club head speed, swing tempo, how the player loads and unloads the shaft as well as the physical strength and fitness of the player.
     In some cases a heavier shaft gives a player a more favorable "feel" and more control of the club head. Generally we find this to be the case with players who are physically strong with more aggressive swings.
     The best way to determine the right shaft for you is to be fitted by a qualified professional. During a fitting the player will hit a variety of shafts to determine which one results in the best shot dispersion, consistent launch and more frequent on center hits. Shaft fitting is also subjective meaning the players feedback on how the shaft feels is important to consider. 
     If you have questions please feel free to call Steve at Golf Rx or stop by.  

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Bushnell GPS items on clearance

Right now we have the 2019 Bushnell GPS products on clearance. Included are the following products:

Bushnell Tour V4 Laser Rangefinder                       $279
Bushnell ION2 GPS Watch                                      $169
Bushnell Phantom GPS with magnetic mount         $119

Prices apply to in stock items only.      

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Save $100 on PIng G410 woods and irons

Effective November 27:
     Ping has dropped the price on their G410 woods and irons. Save $100 on the G410 driver - Price went from $499 to $399. The G410 irons went from (set of 8) $999 to $899. G410 fairways and hybrids are at lower prices as well.
Call Steve at Golf Rx to schedule your fitting and take advantage of this great deal.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

3 Keys to shooting lower scores

     This past weekend I watched Tiger Woods tie Sam Snead's record for the most PGA Tour wins by winning the ZOZO Championship in Japan. Tiger won by three strokes and finished at 19 under par.
     Tiger's amazing record as a front runner is because he rarely makes mistakes coming down the stretch. He keeps the tee ball in play, has control of his approach shots and almost never three putts.
    Obviously we don't play at Tiger's level but focusing on these three factors is the key to shooting lower scores.

Eliminating penalty shots
1. Most penalty shots occur from errant tee shots. If you struggle keeping your tee ball in play seek help from a PGA Professional. Correcting a swing flaw combined with a properly fitted driver can do wonders for your tee ball.

Consistency inside 60 yards
2. Developing a better than average wedge game is paramount to improving your scores. PGA Tour Players average hitting 12 to 13 greens in regulation per round yet still shoot under par regularly. This shows how good they are at getting the ball up and down. Good distance control on chips and pitch shots is key to saving par more often.

Eliminating three putts
3. Believe it or not putting is often 40 to 50 percent of your score. Three putting is usually the result of poor distance control on longer putts. Practice getting the ball within a three foot circle from twenty feet and longer. Focus on the speed rather than just the direction.

Dedicate your practice time to improving these three areas of your game and I guarantee you will shoot lower scores.

Holiday Lesson Special

   Give the gift of better golf this year with our Holiday Lesson Special. Now through Dec. 25th purchase three lessons for $270 and get the fourth one free. This is a $90 savings.
    Our indoor teaching studio is the perfect learning environment. We utilize a Full Swing Golf Simulator, ION2 Tracking Camera and video swing analysis. Steve Kirkpatrick, PGA Professional and Owner has 30 years experience teaching players of all skill levels.
    For more information contact Steve at 615 288-4539 or stop by Golf Rx at 11972 Lebanon Rd. in Mt. Juliet.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

PIng winning streak

     Ping golf professionals have won the first three events of the season on the PGA Tour. Joaquin Niemann, Sebastian Munoz and Cameron Champ, all playing Ping equipment have won in the last three weeks. As a result they are 1 - 2- 3 on the Fed Ex Cup points list. 
     Also Kirk Triplett, a Ping staff player won on the Champions Tour last week at Pebble Beach. Golf Rx is an authorized fitting center for Ping golf equipment. Call Steve Kirkpatrick, Owner and PGA Professional to schedule your Ping fitting. 

Monday, September 9, 2019

New Bushnell products just arrived

We just received 3 new products from Bushnell Golf to help you improve your scores.

The Tour V4 Laser Rangefinder provides accuracy to 1 yard and measures up to 400 + yards. It utilizes Pinseeker technology and a fast focus system. Price is $299.00

The iON 2 GPS watch is pre-loaded with 36,000 + courses and Bluetooth allows for wireless course updates. You can play 3 rounds before charging. It also has a shot distance calculator and round
odometer. Price is $199.00

The Phantom is an easy-to-use, convenient Golf GPS with a magnetic mount. It is pre-loaded with 36,000+ courses and Bluetooth allows for wireless course updates. You can play 2 rounds before recharging. The BITE Magnetic Mount sticks to any metal surface. It also includes a clip holder to attach to your belt or bag.  Price is $139.00.

Stop by the shop and check out these products from Bushnell.