Well its the time of season where all the major manufacturers start to release information of their 2015 line ups. This can be bad for my business as customers start to think about putting away their clubs for the winter or hold off on equipment decisions until they have seen what everyone is releasing.
I am aware that plenty of golfers particularly wait until a product is at the end of it’s cycle to snap up a bargain but that shouldn’t stop you from being properly fitted for your purchase. Most iron sets will have been offered with some degree of “custom fitting” options so even at end of season prices you should be able to still get a set that fits you correctly. If your bargain new set can’t be adjusted to suit you then maybe they aren’t such a great deal after all?
Most of the component manufacturers that I work with tend to hold their products for longer cycles than the big OEMs which means your custom built clubs stay current much longer. A question I am always asked is “how much improvement can there be year on year made ?” Also with the limits imposed on drivers how can this years driver be better than last years? Well thats a whole nother post.
Well I have started to make some updates to my bag already. First change was the Ping G30 driver. As said in a previous post I am very impressed with the driver and don’t see how it will get bumped out of my bag in the immediate future.
I have also now added a new set of irons. Adams Golf had been talking about the possibility of releasing a limited number of the XTD Tour irons which Ernie Els uses and helped develop. Well a small number is now available. I have put a set into play to replace the standard retail XTD cross cavity I was using.
First impression is very favourable, they have gone straight into play with some slight adjustments but expect I will swap out the KBS tour shaft for something a little lighter. I will do a full review of these over the next few weeks but for up to the minute remarks on how this is going follow me on twitter or Facebook.
Lastly are my wedges. I have been gaming the same Scor wedges for 2 seasons now and find them really easy to use. They are getting a little worn now so will either just replace them with the same again as I know they work for me but not before I try some Miura wedges. I hope to become a Miura fitting center in the near future and have heard amazing stories from Miura users.