My custom fitting studio in North Berwick, Scotland will be closed for the next seven days and re-opens on the 26th January. I can take email bookings for that week but you might struggle to get me on my cell phone.
I am away widening my knowledge of this seasons golf technology at the annual PGA Merchandise show in Orlando, Florida. This show is everything golf, great new ideas as well as plenty of terrible ideas.
For me this is golf mecca. If I discover something to add to my studio line up it can be amazing. This is the second time I will be visiting, two years ago I became a SeeMore Spi putting coach. For those that aren’t aware of SeeMore putters look through my posts to find out more. SeeMore changed the way I putt and in turn I have changed the way my customers putt.
This year I am excited to see some new brands. The newest brand and I think the best kept secret as far as spy photos go is that Hogan golf are re launching a line of clubs. Back story, I have been fitting Scor wedges for the past 2 years, again they came on my radar at the show. Terry Kohler the man behind Scor wedges is leading the team that will re-launch Hogan. I expect the Scor wedge line up to be simply rebranded as Hogan but have read that the new Hogan iron will also feature the “V” sole which is part of what makes Scor so great to use.
I have a meeting with a new shaft company also. Veylix shafts have been created by some of the guys that developed the Matrix series of shafts. Some of the early reports I have read say these shafts use extremely high modulus graphite, which in turn make a very predictable shaft and stable shaft. Along with Veylix I look forward to spending time with my friends at Accra shafts. Accra are launching new iron shafts, new fairway shafts and I think there will be another secret unveiled at the show also.
KBS launch their new wedge shaft. They have 2 new models but the one that interests me the most is their new low launching wedge shaft that I think will be amazing for Scottish links golf.
I will be meeting with Jones Golf bags. Jones make the best retro styled bags out there in my opinion and I have been distributing them in the UK for the last few months. I can’t wait to see their fully water-proof bag as I think it could be a great seller for the UK market.
I will be taking plenty of photos and sharing them every day via facebook and twitter.
Remember, my knowledge of golf equipment makes my fittings better and when you get a better fitting you get a better game too.