Is the Problem You or Your Clubs?

You practice or play a couple times a week. You
have taken lesson after lesson. You’ve done all the right things…worked on your short game, practiced putting on the carpet until your spouse is convinced you’re crazy, you’ve even purchased the latest instructional books and videos. But, unfortunately your game is still not what you want it to be. Perhaps there is one key element that is not part of your game improvement program…your equipment. Just because you have purchased the latest in equipment technology does not necessarily mean that technology matches your game. Maybe it’s not your skill that’s holding you back; maybe it’s your equipment.

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Jeff Jackson
Reshaft for More Distance

One of the most common performance upgrades you can do to your equipment is re-shafting your driver. Major manufacturers use shafts aimed at fitting most players with “average” swings. Any of us who have ever watched a few foursomes tee off at our local club know there really isn’t any such thing as an “average” swing. Based on this simple fact, it makes perfect sense to check into having your driver shaft changed to match your swing – not an arbitrary “average” swing as prescribed by the major OEM’s. Let’s explore some of the things to consider when upgrading the performance of your driver towards the Ultimate Driving Weapon!

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Jeff Jackson
10 reasons to be fitted

OK, it’s time to buy a new set of clubs…You have a ton of choices….your local pro shop, ebay, internet stores, big box discounters and custom clubmakers – just to name a few. Regardless of your final buying location, you’ll be much better off by having your new set custom fitted for you in person by a fitting professional. Not ready for a new set yet? Why not go to that same fitting professional and check out what performance upgrades might be available for your current set – especially if it wasn’t custom fitted for you when you purchased the clubs in the first place. The key element is that your clubs – new or your current set – fit you.

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Jeff Jackson
Matching the Correct Shaft

What is the flex of your shafts? A golfer used to be safe in saying that shafts were stiff, regular or ladies flex. That simply is not the case any longer. Most manufacturers have their own method of shaft measurement. What this means is that one company’s “S” flex shaft may actually be softer than another’s “A” or even “L” flex. How is a player to know how to choose shafts if there is no manufacturer standard? In a word: Frequency. The next time you choose a set of clubs – or even a single club – have a frequency check done to make certain the shafts match not only your swing, but each other as well.

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Jeff Jackson
Equipment Q & A

Early in the season is often when players obtain new clubs. Are you still using the same set of clubs for the past ten years? Today’s models are longer, lighter and have larger heads than those of a decade ago. Many more options are available when it comes to choosing your 14-club set.

Whether you are thinking about woods, irons or a putter, if you answer “yes” to a few of these questions, it’s time to go club – or club repair – shopping.

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Jeff Jackson
Shaft Fitting Made Easy

Finding a shaft that best matches your game can be a challenge. There are several key elements involved in selecting the proper shaft. You and your golf equipment specialist work as a team to make certain the feel and performance of the shaft best matches your playability and feel requirements. Shaft fitting is an investigative process; you will often be amazed at how much you learn during the fitting process. A look at the playability and performance of your current clubs is a good place to start when making shaft selections.

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Jeff Jackson
Is your loft correct?

Loft is the primary factor in how high or low a golf shot flies. The more loft a club has, the higher the resulting shot. Wedges have the highest loft in a set of irons, the #3 iron has the least. Each club in the set has a loft designed to hit the ball a certain trajectory and distance. In nearly all cases, the longer the shot, the lower the ball trajectory and the shorter the shot, the higher the trajectory. The most important element of loft related to playability is to know how far you hit each iron in your set. It is also very important that there is a similar distance gap between every iron, adding to consistency. Let’s take a closer look at loft and how having it matched to your game leads to lower scores.

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Jeff Jackson