Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Closed for vacation


To our customers,

Please note we will be closed for vacation September 25th through the 29th. We will reopen on Monday, October 2nd.  I will be checking phone messages during that week and will return them as soon as possible.
Thank you,

Steve Kirkpatrick PGA / Owner

Thursday, September 14, 2017

New product from Ping and Mizuno



    We recently received new fitting clubs from both Ping and Mizuno.  The new Ping G 400 woods and irons have received excellent reviews from Mygolfspy.com and other independent testing facilities.
     I have been playing the new G 400 driver for a few weeks and love the feel and performance. The
G 400 irons replace the G model and feature a great look and feel. The G 400 is a game improvement iron with a clean traditional look.
     We also just got the new MP model forged irons from Mizuno. The MP-18, MP-SC and MP-MMC forged irons are designed for the low handicap player wanting the look and feel of a classic forged head. Mizuno's game improvement iron, the JPX 900 Hot Metal is now Mizuno's all time best selling iron.
Come see these new clubs as well as models from Callaway and Taylor Made at Golf Rx.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

New Business Hours

Effective August 25, 2017 Golf Rx will no longer be open on Fridays. Our regular business hours will be Monday thru Thursday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. As always we appreciate your business and look forward to serving your golfing needs.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Why I chose not to expand Golf Rx

    I opened Golf Rx in February of 2010. The goal was to provide a professional level of service to golfers in three areas: Instruction, Custom Fitting and Club Repair. Since opening my business has grown each year.

     Often customers will ask if I've considered expanding my business by opening other Golf Rx locations. My answer to them is no and my decision is based on a few reasons.

First, I  have been in the golf business for 30 years and soon will be looking to cut back on my schedule and eventually retiring. I want to work fewer hours, not more hours.

Second, I am very much a hands-on person when it comes to teaching, custom fitting and club repair. Since I can't be in two places at once I would constantly be concerned about the level of service my customers would be receiving.

When a customer calls Golf Rx I answer the phone. They talk directly to me when scheduling an appointment or asking for advice. Our business is based on integrity, professional knowledge and excellent customer service. I like it this way and have no plans of changing it.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Clearance Items at Golf Rx

We have  some great savings right now on clubs including drivers, fairways, hybrids, wedges, putters and iron sets.

Here is a list:

1. Clearance putters for $99.00 from Ping, Odyssey and Nike

2. Taylor Made M2 drivers for $329.00

3. Callaway Epic drivers for $419.00

4. Callaway XR fairways for $149.00

5. Ping G drivers $299.00, G fairways $199.00 and G hybrids $179.00

6. Ping G 30 drivers $249.00 and G 30 fairways $169.00

7. Ping G 25 fairways $119.00 and hybrids $89.00.

8. Wedges from Callaway, Ping and Mizuno $89.00

9. Demo iron sets from Ping and Mizuno also for sale at great savings.


Limited supplies in stock only.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Golf Buddy GPS Rangefinder

My last few rounds I have been trying out the Golf Buddy CT2 GPS Rangefinder. I currently have a laser rangefinder, but wanted to experience a GPS unit as well. I was pleasantly surprised with this unit.
It is extremely easy to use. You simply turn it on, activate the search satellite and walk to the 1st tee. It recognizes your location and give you the yardage to the front , middle and back of the green. This unit has over 38,000 courses pre-loaded and new ones can be added at any time.
There is no yearly fee and it comes with a charger you can connect to your computer or outlet. These units sell for $149.00 and they are available at Golf Rx.

Monday, May 22, 2017

How to get more distance with your driver

   
    What golfer doesn't desire to hit longer and more consistent drives? In this article I will discuss four elements that are important when you are in the market for a new driver.
    The first step to maximizing distance with your new driver is to get fitted rather than selecting a brand or model off the rack. This way the custom specifications of your new driver will be matched to your size, strength, athletic ability and individual swing characteristics. The tour pros spend a great deal of time with the equipment companies trying to get the right combination of launch angle, spin and ball speed to drive the ball longer. Amateurs are losing distance and consistency by not taking advantage of the same opportunity. Here are the factors to consider in finding the right driver.

Driver Length
    Hitting the ball in the center of the clubface is crucial to increasing your distance. All drivers sold off the rack today are between 45.5 and 46 inches in length. This is too long for the average golfer preventing most from reaching their distance potential. Most any player will increase their distance and consistency using a driver no longer than 44 inches. Keep in mind the average driver length on the PGA Tour since 2005 is 44.5 inches.

Driver Loft
    The proper launch angle and spin rate is what you are striving for. The lower your clubhead speed, the higher you need to launch the ball with more spin. The higher your clubhead speed the lower you want to launch the ball with less spin. Players should be analyzed with a launch monitor to determine what loft provides their optimum launch angle and spin rate. 

Shaft
   Weight, overall flex and bend profile are factors to be considered in finding the correct shaft for your driver. The stronger the player the firmer and heavier a shaft profile is needed with a firmer tip which helps lower the launch angle. A weaker player should look at a lighter, more flexible shaft with a softer tip. This helps kick the head upward adding loft for a higher trajectory.

Total Weight and Swing Weight
    A physically stronger golfer with a more aggressive swing should be using a driver with a heavier total weight and swing weight. The opposite is true for a weaker golfer.

    All four elements are important in the fitting process and can make a dramatic difference in your distance and consistency. My advice is to seek out an experienced, professional clubfitter with the right fitting equipment at their facility.  


Steve Kirkpatrick is the owner of Golf Rx in Mt. Juliet, Tn. He has been a PGA Professional since 1987 and was chosen as a Certified Golf Digest Clubfitter in 2017.