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Product spotlight 

This week we have some great info on the new Vokey SM6 wedges from Titleist. I am offering you the chance to claim up to £10 off on either the Titleist SM5 or the new SM6 wedges.

The £10 Back Spin Challenge

This will start when we receive our delivery of the new wedges next Friday, 11 March!

Spin is important for a number of reasons: it gets the ball airborne and it gives you control as the ball lands. If you hit a wedge into the green without enough spin, it can be the difference between staying on the green and running through the back.

So I am offering you a NO OBLIGATION opportunity to earn yourself up to £10 OFF any of the Titleist wedges and all we will do is make you spin the ball more and give you more control by upgrading. If you don't spin the ball more, then I will give you a sleeve of Titleist balls for simply trying out a new club.

What is to lose?

Please speak to Matt, Luke or Dan who will book you in and take you through the Challenge.

Custom fitting 

For a long time now, manufacturers have been fitting the loft and consistent degree gaps between clubs. Titleist has now gone a different route with their SM6 wedges. For example, my current wedge set-up has been a 46 degree wedge, 54 degree sand wedge and a 60 degree lob wedge. You may say that the gap between the PW and SW is quite large but generally the SW sits in the middle of the two.

But now the fitting process has changed.

Here is how James (my Titleist Rep) fitted me:

I started by hitting my 9-iron and came up with 135 yards through the air average. The next question was what distance would I like to see my PW? Answer = 15 yards gap. My Titleist rep gave me a club that I didn't know the loft of and I just hit some shots looking at the average distance. A couple of different clubs later and I averaged the yardage I wanted and then was shown the loft - a 48 degree PW which is slightly weaker than my current PW.

The next yardage I wanted to hit was 105 yards, a drop of another 15 yards from my PW. Again I hit some mystery clubs until I hit the yardage. The loft being a 52 degree wedge. This is a two degree stronger than my current SW.

Then the lob wedge was almost chosen for me as having a 60 degree loft would have been too much of a gap from 52, so I was given a 58 degree. We then fit for the grind and bounce on the lob wedge, which was partly a discussion on preference but also which performed better. Generally I have always played a low bounce lob wedge, so James gave me a selection of 58 degree wedges with different bounces and grinds and I hit some shots with them. The best performing lob wedge in terms of spin (fact - see the GC2 data) and feel (preference as what felt good in my hands) was the one with 12 degrees of bounce, which may be considered high bounce, and the K grind, which is the biggest grind Titleist offer.

Was I surprised on the results?

Yes! But when James told me it is exactly the same spec wedge Adam Scott used to win The Masters I know I'm in good company. The long and short of it was new wedge was spinning 69% more than my current wedge! So yes I have got some new wedges coming!

So if you haven't been fitted for a wedge before, it is a very worthwhile exercise! Get in touch here.

Shop news 

Delivered this week are:

Under Armour Spring/Summer clothing starting from £19.99
FootJoy Spring/Summer apparel starting from £29.99 
Skechers golf shoes with a 2-year waterproof guarantee


Make sure you get your FREE Golf Pride grip fitted on you 7-iron while stocks last!

Academy news 

Daniel Fitzsimmons Golf Academy @ PGC 

Another fantastic Monday and Thursday late night coaching this week. Really great to see my clients improving and starting to reap the benefits of some regular coaching. Contact me for coaching information and packages.

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