Looking for something special? The
Golf Doctor offers a wide range of custom options for your golf
At The Golf Doctor, we use specialized equipment to make sure that
every shaft we work on is installed to optimize performance and
Take a close look at a golf shaft
sometime. Your first instinct will be to think that it is round.
Unfortunately, it really isn't. What you cannot see is the inside of
the shaft. If you could, you'd probably be surprised. Your
"round" shaft has an invisible spine (or even several
spines) that might effect where the ball goes.
What is a shaft "spine" and
what does it do? A shaft spine is an irregularity in a shaft that is
caused when one part of a shaft wall is thicker than another or
there are material inconsistencies. When these irregularities occur
a shaft can bend differently in different directions, and this can
cause your ball direction to vary and your shot accuracy to suffer.
Even worse, most sets of clubs have shafts with spines that vary
from club to club. Your 5 iron might promote a pull shot while your
6 iron might promote a push - talk about inconsistency.
Improper lie angles often cause good golfers and good golf swings to
hit misdirected shots. When you hit a golf ball, the bottom of your
club needs to be parallel to the ground. If it isn't it will cause
the ball to travel off line, regardless of how well you swing the
club. Make sure your clubs have the correct lie and loft angles for
It's also important to have your
clubs re-checked periodically. Softer clubheads can get knocked out
of alignment over time from repeated use. Your swing plane can also
shift over time. If you play once a week or less, have your clubs
measured and your lie angle checked once a year. If you
play/practice more frequently, get checked out every 6 months. At
The Golf Doctor, there is no cost to measure your clubs or to test
your lie angle; we only charge you for the loft or lie angles that
we have to adjust on your clubs.
Specialized clubhead grinds are a common request at The Golf Doctor.
Some golfers are looking to alter their ball flight and want a
clubhead adjusted to shift the center of gravity. Others are looking
for greater versatility around the greens and want the bounce of the
clubhead to be changed so that it is easier to open/close the
clubface. Whatever your goals are, talk to us about the best way to