Monday, May 13, 2019

Proper Wedge Gapping

    One of the most overlooked items in custom fit clubs is proper wedge gapping. In most iron sets the loft increments between irons will be 3 to 5 degrees. The average pitching wedge today is between 45 and 47 degrees in loft. Often times the next wedge in a players set will be a sand wedge which is generally 56 degrees loft. This means they have a 9 to 10 degree loft difference between these two clubs.

    A good rule of thumb is to have no more than a 5 degree difference in loft between your wedges.
If you are not sure of the actual loft of your wedges stop by and let us check them on our Mitchell  Golf loft and lie machine. Often times wedges can be a few degrees stronger or weaker than what is stamped on them. We can also recommend what loft wedges you need to complete the wedge make up in your set.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

For solid irons maintain the width in your backswing

    Rather than hitting their irons solid from the turf many players struggle with fat or thin shots. One reason is losing the natural width or radius in your backswing arc caused by your right arm not working correctly.
    The right arm controls the width of the swing - if the angle between the upper and lower arm is less than 90 degrees the hands collapse resulting in the shaft going past parallel. During the change of direction from backswing to forward swing the collapsed right arm will immediately straighten causing the wrists to uncock too early (also known as casting). This results in the club bottoming out too early. If the clubs goes into the turf a fat shot will occur. It the club bounces off the turf the clubhead is moving upward when it contacts the ball resulting in a thin shot.
     Practice swinging in front of a mirror observing the position of your right arm at the top of your backswing. At first your backswing will feel shorter and you'll notice a more effective coiling of your torso. With practice this new "shorter but wider" backswing will result in solid and crisp iron shots.  

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The season is here

Winter is finally over and the golf season is here. It's a great time to have your current equipment evaluated to help you play your best golf  - or possibly this is the year to upgrade to new set of irons or woods. Either way it is important to get professionally fitted. A player is only as good as the equipment he or she is playing.
Whether you want to have your current clubs checked or desire new ones we are here to help you.
Call or stop by the shop to discuss your options.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

New business hours begin April 1st

Beginning April 1, 2019 Golf Rx will be open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  As always we appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you soon.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

2019 Demos have arrived

We have received our new demos and fitting clubs for 2019.

Ping:  The new G410 drivers, fairways, hybrids and irons are now here. We also have the i500, i210 and G700 irons available.

Taylor Made: The new M5 and M6 drivers, fairways, hybrids and irons are now here. The CGB, P-760 and P-790 irons are also available.

Callaway: The new Epic Flash drivers and fairways are now here. We also have the new Apex, Big Bertha and Rogue irons.

Mizuno: We have the new ST 190 drivers and fairways as well as the new JPX 919 Tour, Forged,   Hot Metal and Hot Metal Pro irons.

Putters:  We have the new Odyssey Stroke Lab putters in stock and well as the Ping Sigma 2 and Taylor Made Spyder models.

To schedule your fitting call Steve at 615 288-4539.

Club Repair Services - We have a full service club repair department offering same day service on re-gripping and next day service on re-shafting. We also perform loft and lie adjustments for irons and frequency matching for shafts.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Mizuno Shaft Optimizer

I have been custom fitting golfers since 1989 and I can say without a doubt the Mizuno Shaft Optimzer is the best fitting tool I have come across. Utilizing the Shaft Optimizer along with the PFS Software literally takes the guess work out of the fitting equation for the correct shaft and lie angle of your new irons.
The Mizuno Performance Fitting System and the Shaft Optimizer provide the most accurate way to custom fit your new equipment by measuring 5 elements of your swing. Clubhead alone doesn't dictate which shaft should be the most effective for your swing as many of my customers have discovered.

What do we measure?
1. Clubhead Speed - How fast the clubhead and shaft are moving during the swing.
2. Tempo - How quickly the player transitions from the backswing to the downswing.
3. Shaft Toe Down - A measure of the bowing of the shaft in a downward direction during the      
downswing.
4. Shaft Kick Angle - The amount of shaft forward bending during the downswing motion.
5. Release Factor - How and when the clubhead and shaft are releasing during the downswing motion.

This information regarding your "Swing DNA" and the PFS Performance Software quickly identifies the top 3 shafts for you. I have been utilizing the Shaft Optimizer for the past year and it has provided my customers with improved distance and shot dispersion 100 percent of the time. Call or come by and see how we can enhance your performance and confidence. I guarantee you will be impressed.