May 1st - Special Combo Deal this Week Only
The Golf Lab is known for “testing the extremes”. Over the years, our major success in building high performance golf clubs has been for women. Golf Lab clubs have helped win State, Junior and City Championships for some very good players.
It’s a simple fact. Weight matters more for women than for men.
Big improvements are not reserved for tournament players. Normal golfers make golf more difficult than necessary by playing with clubs that are too long and too heavy.
That goes double for wedges and putters.
We have some special offers for women this week only. (Please bring your playing partner and It’s OK if he’s your husband.)
Iron Shaft Weight Breakthrough – Matrix 49 gram shafts
We finished testing the brand new Matrix Radix 40 gram shafts. That might not mean much to players who are not well-versed on the relative weight of the parts of her golf clubs – grip, shaft and head. But 40 gram iron shafts have never been available before. They are the first ultra-light iron shafts that are strong enough to be serious. Until now, all ultra-lightweight shafts have been soft as spaghetti.
Our first fitting was Melanie last Friday. She is a long-time Golf Lab customer who bought her irons five years ago. They are still in her bag. Her irons are state of the art from back then. Shafts are the venerable Nippon 850 – still the best 90 gram steel shaft. Her iron heads are Mizuno 23′s – still a good game improvement model.
We tested the extreme. We shaved another half inch off of the length and mounted a 40 gram Matrix Radix shaft.
BANG!! Ten yards of carry distance. New shafts for the Mizunos.
What happened? We changed the relationship between Melanie and her irons. The lighter weight and shorter length allowed her to change her swing to a more powerful, precise, descending blow – something she couldn’t make happen with her old clubs. The new shafts gave here the strength to make the swing she always wanted to make – but couldn’t because the clubs were too long and too heavy.
Second Most Important Breakthrough – Wedge Shafts
There’s another club in most womens’ bags that will benefit from a quick out-patient procedure. Your wedges. If they have steel shafts – they are surely too heavy. If you bought them “off the rack” – it is a sure thing that they are too long.
Combine all that with a grip that fits your and lets you choke up comfortably and you’ll see your wedge game improve immediately.
We always look at your wedges when we do a shaft fitting.
Don’t Forget Your Putter
John Ruark has distinguished himself over the last many years as a serious student of putting and the short game. He became a fabulous putting teacher. You will probably find that the most significant thing you can do to lower your scores is to improve your putting.
In an hour and a half, John will give you a thorough introduction to “The Science of Putting” – in very simple terms. You’ll work on your setup to make sure you’re in the best position to make a repeatable stroke. He’ll work on tempo – making sure to take the “hit” out of your putt.
He’ll check your aim with our Edel Fitting system. He’ll check your stroke with the Science and Motion Putt Lab. Finally, he’ll introduce the concept of thought control to enhance your pre-shot routine.
A good way to book a John Ruark session is to come with one of your favorite playing partners. A coach with a good eye is important. Working together with a strong technical foundation is the best way to improve your putting. Better putting is a long-term project.
Book a Shaft Fitting and “Introduction to Putting” this week. “Two for One” pricing. Two sessions, for two people – just $150.
If you have any questions and would like to talk by telephone first, please schedule a time with Bob Pegram (650) 654-1770.
Best Regards, Leith Anderson and the Golf Lab Gang: JT, JR, Clint, Dian and Joel.