High-tech golf-fitting trailer coming to Steamboat
Steamboat Springs — A state-of-the-art golf-fitting trailer is coming to the aid of local golfers this weekend.
Employees with D’Lance Golf, a Littleton-based company, will be at two local courses beginning Friday to do custom, high-tech fitting using some of the most sophisticated testing equipment in golf.
The trailer will be at Catamount Ranch & Club on Friday and Saturday and at Haymaker Golf Course on Sunday and Monday.
“It’s amazing how much easier it is to change the equipment to tailor to your swing than change your whole swing,” D’Lance president Dan Sueltz said.
D’Lance Golf, which has been in business since 1997, uses the same fitting trailer that the U.S. Golf Association and Professional Golf Association use for their testing purposes. It’s currently the only such trailer in Colorado.
Because no two swings are alike, Sueltz said, D’Lance Golf uses three processes to get a reading on the right equipment for each golfer. First, a golfer is analyzed using his or her existing equipment to provide a preliminary synopsis of the person’s swing. Then, D’Lance Golf employees do a shaft-lab profile, in which they determine the equipment a golfer should be using based on their swing. Finally, a ball-flight monitor show golfers the potential difference in their play if they used the proper equipment for their swing.
“They’re just very complete in what they do,” said Tim Suhrer, first assistant golf professional at Haymaker. “I think it’s interesting how poorly fit most golfers are with their equipment. If it has a grip, a shaft and a head, they’ll go out there and play.”
Interested golfers can be tested with just their woods, just their irons or their whole bag.
After the testing is done, D’Lance Golf can assemble a set of clubs designed to fit the player’s needs, re-shaft the golfer’s existing clubs, or give him or her information about what type of clubs will fit their needs.
The readout will give golfers the right flex, length, tip stiffness and the weight of clubs that are right for their game.
The testing is designed for every level of golfer and can produce astounding results.
“I took a guy from a 22 handicap to a 5 handicap,” club fitter Gabe Hatcher said. “Just by changing clubs and working on drills, the guy dropped 20 shots in a month.”
People can sign up for appointments by calling Catamount or Haymaker or visiting http://www.dlancefitting.com.
The cost is $125 plus a $100 deposit. D’Lance Golf will take some walk-ons on a first-come, first-served basis, but Sueltz encouraged people to sign up for appointments.
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