Congratulations to one of our oldest members Jim Power who had a magnificent hole in one on the 14th hole. Jim as you know is a great competitor with himself and his friends and we are all delighted to see Jim achieve this unique feat. He tells me it was 25 years since his last so it was bound to happen! It was on the 14th hole, not the easiest hole by any stretch and for his hole in one he recieved €165 from the 2s pot. Well done Jim!!
The new holes are getting great compliments and many visitors are making a point of popping in to share their opinions, all very positive I am glad to report. Some time is needed to allow growth etc to improve the surfaces but as we have seen in the past week the course improves very quickly this time of year.
G for distance G for accuracy!
Last week I spoke about the different options in the PING G range from the low spinning LS Tec, Mid Launch Mid Spin G and the SF Tec heads. All designed to suit a particular golfers needs and requirements. Finding out what option will suit you best requires a short Fitting session where we analyse your impact conditions on our TrackMan radar, from here we can best advise on what "G" will suit you best.
An important consideration is also the shaft, the engine of the swing! The shaft delivers the clubhead and from there the head technology tales over so both are essential to getting the best option for your game. PING have produced two shaft options whcih when fitted accurately to the correct "G" head, can produce a significant improvment in both disctance and accuracy maximising all that technology has to offer. We have lots of testimomials from golfers who have taken the time to go though this process and have reaped the benefits.
The PING Alta shaft is a 55 gram shaft and in the G Series the standard length is 45 3/4 inches. It is a lightweight shaft designed to increase launch angle which when combined with the correct "G" head will also optimise spin rates to maximise distance. The second option available is the Tour shaft which is 45 1/4 inches long, slightly shorter as it is designed for higher ball speeds and has less torque effectively making ot a "less active" shaft. It comes in a 65 and 80 gram version (specific gram weights are not exact to shaft spec, eg. 63 and 79 grams exact) and in Reg, stiff and X giving plenty of options for all golfers to choose from.
As a rule, I have found PING engineered shafts to produce the highest levels of consistency in their range of heads. The main reason for this is what is called shaft tolerance, highly tuned highly engineered shafts designed for very specific purpose do not allow for inconsistencies in ball striking, namely off centre hits. They only perform when the strike and tempo are consistent. Shafts with a wider tolerance almost have the effect of creating "room for error" and allow for inconsistencies in tempo and strike pattern whcih allow the technology to effectively do more for you.
Millions of dollors are spent each year on research and development and whilst no manufacturer would cliam to have a club that does no wrong, great performances on the course are about giving yourself the best chance and a process of elimination rather than attaining perfection.
If you would like to try the G driver for yourself pop in and speak to one of us about what option may suit you best or book a fitting session, I can take you through all the options and what is involved.