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Wishon Golf Custom Fit Video 2014

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Tweet In a recent Post, we told you that Tom Wishon Golf Technology would be stepping up efforts to help you, the professional clubfitter and clubmaker, drive more golf consumers to your shops and stores. We’re already off and running. Just a few days ago, we posted to the Wishon Golf website a TV-style, two-minute commercial advertisement that outlines, in plain language, why buying off-the-rack golf clubs from a major brand manufacturer is one of the worst mistakes a novice, average or proficient golfer can make. The advertisement also underscores, in no uncertain terms, why professional...

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MAJOR GOLF OEMs ARE GETTING HIT HARD BY THE RECESSION

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Uncategorized | 4 comments

Tweet MAJOR GOLF OEMs ARE GETTING HIT HARD BY THE RECESSION … Which is Great News For Professional Clubfitters      You may have heard a few weeks ago that Dick’s Sporting Goods laid off all of its PGA professionals—more than 500 men and women—as a result of a downturn in the major retailer’s golf equipment business. “Dick’s aimed to have one PGA professional at every store to better differentiate the experience from online retailers that try to undercut brick-and-mortar stores,” wrote ESPN.com’s Darren Roven on July 22, 2014. “But the economy, the downturn in...

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Body Anchored Putter: USGA and R&A Putter Ban in Effect

Posted by on May 22, 2013 in New News, Uncategorized | 8 comments

Tweet Those who follow the doings of the golf equipment industry with interest are aware that on May 21, the USGA and the R&A officially announced their decision to ban the anchoring of putters to the body.  The decision was made despite the publicly stated opposition of the PGA of America and the PGA Tour to the ban, as well in the absence of any facts which prove the use of a body anchored putter automatically enables a golfer to make more putts. Body anchored putters have been in play for more than 30 years.  Up until 2011 you could count the number of tournaments on one hand that...

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Who Benefits the Most from Professional Custom Fitting?

Posted by on Oct 7, 2011 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

Tweet No doubt, this is a valid question for any golfer who has been playing to the same handicap for years with several different sets of clubs.  After all, full specs professional custom fitting hasn’t yet become a household term and most golfers believe the reason their handicap never drops is because of them, not the clubs.  On top of that, the term “professional custom fitting” can leave a connotation of a much higher cost – ala the cost of a fully tailored suit vs one bought off the rack in a department store – so any golfer is justified in wondering...

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Is There Something to the Increase in Long Putter Use?

Posted by on Sep 27, 2011 in Uncategorized | 9 comments

Tweet Interesting isn’t it how all of a sudden the number of tour pros making a move to a Belly putter has increased so dramatically.  I mean, it’s not like longer putters are new – the “Adam Scott” style pendulum style long putters have been around for more than 20 yrs, the Belly style putters a little less. No, this is just one more example of a trait possessed by MANY tour pros that I quickly learned back in the days when I would spend time on the tour servicing the players for whom I had designed clubs.  The pros are no different than any of us.  Despite...

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