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.
The new driver, fairway and hybrid can all be custom fit with the various Swing Science Legacy shafts for the correct fit for the specific player profile.
I will have these available spring 2018 in various custom fitting options.
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
Chris said in his article that….”There are “considerably fewer” golfers in the 18 to 44 year-old age group than those between the ages of 55 to 75, who play more often than their younger counterparts, according to the analysis. The good news is the report….”found that the number of golf-playing Wisconsinites is twice the national average of about 7 percent, the number of golfers nationwide has steadily decreased from a high of 12.1 percent in 1999.”
There are two choices being considered by Madison City Golf Subcommittee to take to the City Common Council. #1) Close some (it is unclear whether City Golf is considering closing all of Yahara) of the Yahara Hills Golf Course 36 holes which has had large drainage issues for many years and keep Monona open. #2) sell and close the Monona 9 hole course course to pay for the 4 million needed to repair Yahara Hills. Odana Hills 18 holes and Glenway’s 9 holes are not effected.
It is this writers opinion that Yahara has been a leaking sieve for a multitude of years. It makes one wonder why wait all this time to address the issues. This isn’t something that is new business. This along with many poor business decisions now in the present and over the years has left the Madison City Golf Enterprise exposed to these decisions.
With global warming and it’s wetter spring, summer and fall almost a given as we have seen these past few years. It doesn’t make sense to try and reclaim Yahara built on a flood plain where Monona is dry upland and hasn’t been closed for wet grounds since 2008 to my recollection.
Add that Monona has the best driving range in southern Wisconsin while Yahara’s range is one of the worst, it surely doesn’t make sense to close it for that and so many other reasons. Monona being a 9 hole course and a very walkable mature course for juniors, seniors and the golfing public. And where Madison and Dane Co. are seen to be an above average stay in shape community why close the walkable mature course to keep open a harder to walk 36 hole Yahara Hills course where many need carts to even play the course.
Stay tuned more decisions will be on the way come spring 2018.
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.
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.
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.
There is also a matching adjustable hosel Swing Science FC-One A driver.
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.
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.
Once you develop a medium to later release you up club head speed, don’t add loft and have the need for less and less offset and closed face angle metal woods.
I have no connection to Kelvin and have found this tool to be one of the best out there.
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.
See Jeff Sheets Swing Science technical director video below for a good description.