FGCC Is Now an Alpha Golf Professional Club Fitter

I am happy to announce, I have begun a new affiliation with Alpha Golf.  FORE Golf Custom Clubs is now an authorized Alpha Golf dealer for Wisconsin and the surrounding areas.

I will have a number of Alpha heads with Club Conex Fuse-Fit connectors for interchangeable head/shaft professional fittings. read more

Club Head Speed and Equivalent Loft Gaps

Most golfers know that general golf industry iron loft gaps are 90% of the time in 4 degree loft spacing which may or may not be correct for the distance gap between clubs for you specifically.  Clubs are designed and built off the rack and industry wide to fit an average player but that does not take into account what you may need for correct fit and performance.  As you can see below if you are a slower to slow-medium club head mid iron swing speed golfer you need different than 4 degree loft gaps in your set.  You also maybe able to carry fewer clubs and get better performance with larger loft gap and corresponding distance gaps.  All clubs should be fit and lofts adjusted for best performance.  There are a few designs also like the Wishon 730CL  with 6 degree loft gaps and specially designed high lofted driver, long and high fairway woods, hybrid in 6/7 and 8/9 plus wedges.

These are the mid iron club head speeds….. read more

City of Madison WI Golf Subcommittee to decide fate of Madison City Courses

In an article written by Logan Garcia on Wed 3/14/18 on the Madison Commons website the fate of two City of Madison golf courses rests in the hands of the City Golf Subcommittee.  Story  Golf Subcommittee to decide fate of Yahara and Monona

Swing Science FC-One Plus Adds Driver, Fairway, Hybrid and Putter

Swing Science has added to their FC-One Plus line a new driver, fairway, hybrid and putter.  This completes the FC-One Plus line!  A golfer can be custom fit from driver all the way to putter at a very attractive price.

The new FC-One Plus Driver comes with a 14 deg. 460cc head to help entry level and mid to high hdcp.  golfers launch the ball high enough for better carry along with taking off side spin with more loft.  The new FC-One Plus Fairway head is 20 deg. and 185cc again not a huge head but large enough for slight off center impact and able to be hit off tight lies on the turf.  The FC-One Plus Hybrid is 24 deg. and 130cc for the same reason as the fairway head and blends right into the FC-One Plus royal blue or light blue irons and wedges.  All the new heads have the same graphics as the other FC-One Plus line and look very smart.  FC-One Plus M Putter is a goose-neck offset mallet head design slightly heavier 375g head that golfers prefer. read more

Madison, WI Demand for Golf

On edit 01/05/18 additional information in new article on Madison Golf Enterprise.  Madison’s Golf Enterprise wouldn’t be sustained just by closing courses

According to a study done by Edgehill Golf Advisors for Madison, Wi city officials demand for golf will decline in the coming decade as baby boomers play less golf.  In a story done by Madison Newspapers written by Chris Aadland which appears here. Madison, WI Demand for Golf read more

Custom Fit/Built Swing Science FC-One Pro Forged Irons

A local client Albert H. from Madison, WI took delivery 7/13/17 on his custom fit and custom built Swing Science FC-One Pro Forged satin finish irons 4 – PW shafted with True Temper Dynamic Gold S300 .355 taper and PURE Pro Birdie Blue grips.  The Pro Forged irons were custom fit to Series #5 True Length Technology and swing weight heft matched for Albert.

Albert had played Mizuno MP-32 blades in standard length and lie and commented that the new Pro Forged irons were…..“more forgiving on slight miss hits and more solid.”  Albert’s general miss was a heavy draw and the new shafts with corrected lie and heft match cut down on his draw and made them more playable. read more

Swing Science FC-One Plus Fairway and Hybrid Going Into Production!

Swing Science FC-One Plus Fairway and Hybrid heads going into production.  These should be available end of August.  Designed for the mid to high handicap player.  These heads will mate well with the many Swing Science models of shafts especially the Series 200 and 400 graphite shafts.  The Plus series follows the FC-One Plus irons and offers a full set up for various player skill levels.

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Swing Science FC-One A Fairway Wood

Swing Science has a new adjustable hosel fairway wood that can be fitted and perform well from 13* to 17* lofts with open +3.5* to  closed-3.5* face angles and in between.  The adjust ability allows various shafts of various shaft profiles and shaft weights to be tested and fit to perform great for the individual golfer.

The black matte finish on the honeycomb crown with a black polished sole are beautiful to use and look at.   Swing Science designed this head with a lower CG to get the ball airborne easily and it’s 170cc volume size is easy to hit off tight lies in the fairway or for those players that like a smaller shorter playing length club off the tee. read more

Golf Club Iron Fitting – Lie Angle

The top video explains what the correct way to dynamically test your lie angle on your irons and wedges.  The bottom video explains why lie boards – LIE.  Are your clubs fit this way?  If not this is one of the factors you may have in ill fit golf clubs.

One of the reasons, I use True Length Technology or TLT is for the best performing playing length/lie angle correlation.  Based on a math model there are 16 Series for adults and 10 Series for juniors.  Every golfer fits in one of these TLT Series correctly. read more

Impact Snap

I thought, I would deviate from equipment discussion here and discuss a training aid that has been out for a number of years that many great golf teachers have been using.  It’s called The Impact Snap and was developed by Kelvin Miyahira of Hawaii.  Kelvin developed this tool which will show the golfer how to correctly release the club.  See video below.

This device (Impact Snap) is what I show players about the release. Supination, Flexion and Ulnar Deviation. These three facets are talked about in Homer Kelly’s The Golfing Machine. Helps maintain the Flying Wedge. read more

Swing Science FC-One Plus Irons

The Swing Science Plus iron is a great alternative for the recreational golfer that needs a bit of help on off center impacts along with sole forgiveness help on “fat” shots.  These irons are a great ultra game improvement iron.  It comes 5i to PW and the regular FC-One iron can be used from the PW, GW and SW or you can go with the FC-One wedges.  Above the 5i one can go with hybrids or for those that are fit best with a matching same iron shaft as in their irons one can choose the FC-One Utility Iron in 3UI, 4UI and 5UI.  A number of possibilities exist for the best performance for the individual golfer along with various weight steel and graphite FC-One shafts.  These come in 2 colors of blue.

Fitting is done with the same head and various shafts of correct playing length and lie adjustments.  Don’t be put off by enormous costs of off the rack irons when you can start with a well fit set of irons for the recreational golfer.  (Example a FC-One Plus iron with FC-One 1150i steel and a Swing Science matching Dual Density grip is $45/iron.)  Other shafts and grip combinations come at various pricing.  Fitting cost extra. read more