Are you a brand name snob?

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Are you a brand name snob?

Do you think that non-brand name clubs are inferior to brand name clubs? You may be right in some cases, but you are completely wrong in others! I sell many commonly available brand name lines, but read on to better understand the potential benefits of “custom clubs”.

If you are comparing “clones” or “knock offs” to brand names, then you might actually find these heads and complete clubs are poorer in design and quality.  “Clones” are detailed copies of brand name clubs which are illegal and the companies that produce (and in some cases, those that buy) them are prosecuted whenever possible. “Knock offs” are heads similar in design to well known clubs, but are not necessarily illegal. The companies that market these heads do little or no research and design on their own, have limited quality control, and typically will use foundries that are not suppliers to the major golf companies (usually for good reasons). If you buy these types of clubs you can expect to get what you pay for. I just recently analyzed two sets of counterfeit clubs and found the swingweights and shaft flexes were all over the board! I can provide you more details if you like – it was pretty astonishing to see how poorly these clubs were made.

However, there is an entirely different segment of the market that is “non-brand name” but offers quality and performance equal to (and usually better than) their brand name counterparts. The best example of this segment is Wishon Golf.  Wishon focuses on providing a high quality head that can be customized to fit the golfer perfectly. The heads supplied by Wishon are made in the same foundries as those sold by the brand name companies (no, the brand name people do not make their own components!). Combine a high quality head fit with the proper shaft and grip, and you will have a club that is vastly superior to a brand name, mass marketed version. Wouldn’t you really prefer a club made “one at a time” to your exact specifications to something you buy off the rack? It’s like buying a suit – some folks are the perfect size and require no alterations, but most of us need some “custom tailoring” to get the perfect fit. Another thing to remember is that about a third of what I do is to “refit” brand name clubs – this is an excellent way to make them your own.

I had a very good high school player in my shop recently who is thrilled with the shaft changes I have made in several of his clubs (along with a Wishon hybrid). I suggested he should tell his teammates about me and he commented “I have, but since you don’t sell XXX, they are not interested”. This young man is now #1 on his team, so I would expect that his play will do the talking. Maybe I will be seeing more of his teammates in the future!

Contact me if you would like to find out more about “better than brand name” options.

Dan Weitzel

Weitzel Golf LLC

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Is your golf shaft installed with the proper flex point? Chances are it is not. Major manufacturers are mainly concerned with shelf appeal meaning that the ideal flex point in the golf shaft is not a concern where shaft graphics are the only factor with installation. Proper shaft orientation leads to more consistant performance from your equipment . Contact Weitzel golf for a complementary set analysis.

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PURE Grips Announces Deal with Hank Haney

Scottsdale, Ariz. (Dec. 13, 2011 – Via – Hank Haney, who is regarded as one of the top golf instructors in the world, has signed with PURE grips and will use their products throughout his various business ventures, including his golf schools and teaching academies both in the United States and internationally. Haney also will serve as the face of PURE grips, promoting them through the company’s various marketing efforts.

“There is no better teacher in the game than Hank Haney, and there’s no better face for PURE grips than Hank Haney,” said Wes Brasher, founder and CEO of PURE grips. “Everything Hank has touched has been successful, whether it’s the countless number of golfers he’s helped to his multiple business ventures. We’re excited about what Hank brings to the table for us, as well as what PURE grips can do to assist his students. Hank is uniquely positioned to spread the word about PURE grips technology for better performance, easier club fitting and the importance of a good grip in playing better golf.”

The star of Golf Channel’s popular reality program The Haney Project, Haney will be active in raising the awareness of PURE grips through its social media channels.

“I’m excited to work with PURE grips because of the high quality of the grips, as well as the ability to custom fit my students through their unique application of tapeless installation,” Haney said. “As a teacher, I believe that custom fitting the club to the golfer is imperative. Until now, it was hard to get dialed in on the grip, but PURE’s options and the ability to grip, remove and regrip with ease really helps us get a player in the right grip for their game.”

Haney has instructed more than 200 touring professionals throughout his career. His students have won every major championship in professional, amateur and junior golf, and he’s written more than 300 instructional articles for major golf publications. As a part of his partnership with PURE grips, Haney will become an equity holder in the Arizona based manufacturing company. “I love the focus on quality, the commitment to R&D and precision manufacturing as well as the fact that the grips are actually manufactured in the USA.”, says Haney.

PURE grips feature superior feel and comfort, exceptional durability and easy installation, all at a great value. PURE’s innovative precision molding process uses the company’s proprietary rubber formula, which contains no plastics or other diluting additives. This creates grips that are highly durable, appealingly tacky and are available in a range of firmness options for shock absorption and feel. All PURE grips are guaranteed to remain supple and tacky and to perform in all conditions for 12 months.

PURE grips require no adhesive tapes or solvents to install. Instead, they are installed using a proprietary quick-connecting tool, which uses the simple power of air pressure to install the grips as securely as any adhesive. Once installed on a steel or graphite shaft, the grip provides optimal stability while the elasticity of the rubber combines with friction to create “rubber memory,” ensuring the grip will not loosen or slip.

Haney, who is represented by Octagon, has authored four books on golf instruction and produced 14 instructional DVD titles, in addition to leading more than 50,000 golf lessons around the world during the course of his career. Haney also serves as Director of Instruction for the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy in Hilton Head, South Carolina and operates the Hank Haney Mission Hills Academy at Mission Hills on Hainan Island in China. He is also President of Hank Haney Golf Inc., which owns and operates four golf facilities in Texas.

Weitzel Golf Has A New Website

Weitzel Golf – A premium club fitting and club builder company in Highlands Ranch Colorado has released a new website for current clients and prospective clients. The website will be used to connect with players of all abilities who are serious and committed to implementing a new dimension to club fitting in their bag.

Using today’s optimal technology to measure a players ideal golf club set up, Weitzel golf applies a thorough methodology to identify the proper club specs from shaft to head to improve scoring and optimal ball contact.

Dan has over 20 years of experience, and references from numerous professional and high level amateur players are available on request. Contact Dan for further info on how to insure your clubs are the best they can be!