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Monday Morning Caddy - February 28, 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 9:50:27 AM America/North_Dakota/Center

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Get the rundown on Rickie's first win in over a year, find out the astronomical amount someone just paid for an old pair of Arnie's shoes and watch Phil tell a hilarious story about the Ryder Cup in today's Monday Morning Caddy.

 

Rickie Dominates Honda Classic

Rickie Fowler 2017 Honda Classic

Rickie Fowler may not have played the prettiest round at Sunday’s Honda Classic, but at the end of the day, it didn’t really matter.  Going into Day 4, Rickie had a 4-shot lead and was looking good.  Then things got a bit interesting when he hit one putt into a sprinkler hole and took a tee shot into the water. 

 

Those two flubs took Rickie’s lead down to one, but fortunately he answered brilliantly with two huge birdie putts to regain control and take the crystal trophy.  In the end, Rickie closed with a four-shot win over Gary woodland, who was the only player to give him any kind of a challenge. 

 

The win marks Rickie’s first PGA Tour victory since the Deutsche Bank Championship in September 2015.  It’s nice to see him back in winning form.

 

What’s in Rickie’s Bag:

- Driver: KING F7+ Black | 8.5° D; 12g weight in front | Aldila NV 2K Blue 70X| 43.5”
- 3 Wood: Fly-Z+ 3W | 13° Orange |Aldila Tour Blue 75TX
- 5 Wood: KING F6 Baffler Rail 5wd | 18.5° | Aldila Tour Blue 75TX
- Irons: KING Forged MB Irons (4-P) | KBS Tour C-Taper S+ 125
- Wedges: KING V-Grind | 52°, 56°, 60° | Ture Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Key Performance Stats:

- Driving Distance – 303.9 (ranked 12th)
- Driving Accuracy – 67.86% (T17)
- Ranked #1 in birdies - 21
- Strokes Gained off the Tee – Ranked 10th
- With three new KING wedges in the bag, Rickie leads the PGA Tour in overall scrambling and sand-save percentage for the year.
- Moved into the top ten of OWGR (#9)
- #10 in FedEx Cup (moved up 48 spots)
- YTD- Rickie is leading the PGA Tour in Scoring Average at 68.496

 

Arnie’s Hot Shoes 

In golf memorabilia news, a pair of Arnold Palmer’s shoes that he wore to win the 1958 Masters went up for auction this weekend.  Needless to say, these black and white wingtips garnered a lot of attention.  The shoes were gifted to Palmer by his personal pilot and each shoe was signed by Arnie in permanent marker.

Arnold Palmer Shoes 

The estimated value of the shoes going into auction was $15,000.  Ultimately they sold for $66,000.

 

"You could have gotten these shoes for $5,000 any time in the last 20 years," Ryan Carey, co-owner of Green Jacket Auctions, told ESPN. "But Palmer's death created a category of people scrambling to get pieces associated with him."

 

This is the sixth-highest amount paid for an athlete’s shoes with two pairs from Muhammad Ali, two pairs from Michael Jordan and a pair of Johnny Unitas cleats going for more.  Ironically, when Arnold Palmer won the 1958 Masters, his winnings amounted to $11,250.

 

Watch This Hilarious Ryder Cup Story 

Need a good laugh?  Check out Phil Mickelson telling a ridiculously awesome Ryder Cup story to Feherty:



 

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Posted in Golf Insider By Sara Austad

Three Reasons Why the Callaway Epic Driver Should Be in Your Bag

Thursday, February 16, 2017 7:03:01 AM America/North_Dakota/Center

Three Reasons Why the Callaway Epic Driver Should Be in Your Bag

Today we’re going to talk about something pretty great.  How you can get more distance and land your drives in the fairway more often by doing just one thing.  That thing happens to be buying a new driver, but we’re in the golf business, so at Austad’s, this is definitely a recommendation we can get behind. 

 

Chances are by now, you’ve heard something about Callaway’s Great Big Bertha Epic Driver.  You’ve either caught a Callaway commercial or seen an ad in a magazine or maybe you’ve seen one of Callaway’s tour pro’s hitting the Epic.  I’ll put it simply – this driver is awesome and has quickly become the hottest driver in our stores this year.  Don’t take my word for it though, let Dave Austad give you the rundown on why Epic is the perfect name for this club:

 

1. Jailbreak Technology

Callaway Jailbreak Technology

I’m going to get a little technical here for a minute so bear with me.  With most drivers, when you hit the ball, the impact actually causes the crown and sole to spread apart vertically.  It’s hard to see and you probably don’t really notice it, but this diverging of the sole and crown actually causes the driver to lose energy and when you lose energy, you’re missing out on power and more distance.

 

To combat this energy loss, Callaway engineers designed two 3g titanium bars right behind the face of the Great Big Bertha Epic driver.  These bars connect the crown and sole and actually stiffens the structure.  This means that the face has to flex more, which gives you more ball speed.  What does more ball speed mean?  Say it with me kids – more distance!  The Epic Driver is the only club on the market with Jailbreak Technology so if you want to see if it works (and it does), you’ll have to give Callaway a try.

 

2. Carbon Crown

Callaway Carbon Triaxial Crown

There are a couple of technological advancements in golf that have revolutionized equipment.  The realization that a thinner, lighter crown is the key to moving weight around and optimizing distance was one of those discoveries that set drivers on a new path.  The crown on the Callaway Epic Driver is primarily Triaxial Carbon, which is a ridiculous 30% lighter than previous versions and 64% lighter than the titanium crown on the Callaway XR 16.  In other words, this driver is built for distance.

 

52% of the body is actually Triaxial Carbon (which is a lot) and that Carbon is bonded to the Titanium on the inside of the driver. This design allowed for an extra 37g of weight to be moved around and played with, which leads me to my next point.

 

3. Callaway Opti-Fit

If you like to tinker with your clubs and really “dial in your game” as the kids are saying, you will love the Callaway Great Big Bertha Epic Driver.  You can easily adjust the loft on the shaft by using Callaway’s OptiFit Hosel. 

 

Callaway Epic Weights

Callaway also brought in some technology that we first saw with the reintroduction of the Big Bertha Driver.  There is a 17g weight in the sole that can be moved in any one of 17 positions to help create a draw, fade or straight shot.  It can actually vary the spin by up to 450rpm and create up to 17 yards of “correction”.  What that means is if you know how to use this technology (and it’s very intuitive), you should be able to land the ball in the fairway more often.

 

To know if the Callaway Great Big Bertha Epic Driver is right for you, you really need to swing it.  Stop by any Austad’s Golf location to try the Epic Driver today or better yet, sign up for a custom fitting session online and have one of our Master Fitters work with you to compare the Epic to other options and let the data tell you what driver is right for you. 

 

A note here – we do charge for our premium fitting services, but the cost of any fitting session is applied to a club purchase within 30 days.  If you’re really interested in getting new clubs this year, getting custom fit will ensure that you get clubs that will help you play better and have more fun on the course.

 


 

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Posted in Custom Fitting Golf Insider By Sara Austad

Monday Morning Caddy - February 13, 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017 10:49:53 AM America/North_Dakota/Center

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Jordan Spieth had a big week both on the course and made some headlines off the course as well and the European Tour is getting funky with some new formats.  Read all about it below.

 

Spieth Victorious

Jordan Spieth 2017 Pebble Beach Pro Am

Jordan Spieth cruised to what looked like a pretty straightforward and easy victory at the Pebble Beach Pro Am on Sunday.  He started Sunday with a six-stroke lead and no one got closer than three strokes.  The win was Spieth’s 9th on the Pro Tour and he is now the 2nd youngest player to reach nine wins (behind Tiger Woods by a mere month).  Spieth’s win also gives him a lot of good mojo as the Masters approaches.

 

In Other Jordan Spieth News...

Jordan Spieth Signs Autographs

Jordan squared off with a couple of professional autograph seekers at the beginning of the Pebble Beach Pro Am.  Spieth, who is one of the more affable pros on tour, can regularly be seen signing hats, shirts and pictures for admiring kids has had a history of calling out adults who push kids aside to try and get valuable signatures.  He had just left the 18th green on Wednesday and was signing autographs for a few kids when he heard some complaints from a handful of adults.

 

"So I turned around and one of them dropped an F-bomb in front of three kids, so I felt the need to turn around and tell them that that wasn't right," Spieth said at his press conference Wednesday. "And a couple of them were saying, ‘You're not Tiger Woods, don't act like you're Tiger.' I mean, it's just like, Whatever, guys. You're still trying to benefit off me and I'm not even Tiger Woods. So, you know, what's that say about you?"

 

Personally, I can’t blame Spieth for getting annoyed at these guys.  These professional autograph seekers are looking to make an easy profit off of well-meaning pros and it probably doesn’t sit well with a lot of players.  I’ve also had the priviledge of being able to watch Jordan Spieth play a few practice rounds and he is friendly, open, and interacts readily with all his young fans when he has the time.  At the Bridgestone Open last year, I saw a young kid decked in Under Armour ask for an autograph during Jordan’s practice round.  Jordan signed the kid’s hat and then let the kid walk with him for two holes and even let the kid putt a few.  No press around and no reason behind it other than Jordan wanting to create a great experience for a young fan.

 

Spieth has the right of it here.  These “professional” autograph seekers need to find real jobs.

 

European Tour To Launch 6-Hole Tournament

Keith Pelley European Tour President

The PGA Tour should pay attention and take some notes from it’s European cousin.  The European Tour is making it known that they want to create a more fun, innovative touring experience and having already introduced night events, they have unveiled a plan to launch a 6-hole tournament.  The event, which will be held on May 6th at the Centurion Club outside of London, will feature two-man teams from 16 countries.  Top prize will be a cool $1.06 million.

 

The playing format will be “Greensomes”, where both players will tee off on each hole and alternate shots after choosing the best drive.  The teams will be grouped into four foursomes on Day 1 and two from each group will proceed to the knockout stages.  Day 2 will feature the quarterfinals, semis and the final.

 

"We have said for some time that golf needs to modernize and introducing innovative new formats is a major part of achieving that aim, which is why I am delighted to announce the launch of GolfSixes today," Pelley said.  "We want to broaden the appeal of our sport to the millennial demographic and I

 


 

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Posted in Golf Insider By Sara Austad

What We're Loving This February

Friday, February 10, 2017 10:21:00 AM America/North_Dakota/Center

Stuff We Love 2017

To many, the definitions of love and family are almost interchangeable.  When you work in a family business, there are days where this is definitely true but to be perfectly frank, there are also days where we can’t seem to agree on anything.  In that respect, a family business is just like any other except for the fact that we probably yell a little louder and give each other a little more crap and at the end of the day, we all get together for a big family dinner and play board games.

 

At Austad’s, we are a true third generation family business with Dave Austad at the helm, Ryan Austad steering the strategic vision for our retail stores and Sara Austad overseeing the website and marketing.  Most days are a lot of fun and with our distinct opinions on everything from the product mix to the beverages in the fridge, it’s always interesting.  Here’s your chance to get to know the Austad family a little better.  This is what Dave, Ryan and Sara are loving right now:

 

What Dave is Loving Right Now:

Dave enjoys pina coladas and getting caught in the rain.  He also loves Lord of the Rings, 80’s soft rock and the Minnesota Vikings.  He is a trivia and game nut and is always a bit sad after getting the smack laid on him by his kids.  Dave is a 15 handicapper on the course, but has been known to string together up to 7 pars in a row.  Here are a few other things Dave is loving right now:

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1. Ping G Driver   2. Mizuno JPX-900 Hot Metal Irons   3. FootJoy Hyperflex II Golf Shoe   4. Bag Boy Chiller Cart Bag   5. Sun Mountain Speed Cart GT   6. Ogio Layover Suitcase   7. 2Undr Swing Shift Boxer Briefs   8. Golf Club Wine Rack   9. Mazuma Golf Game

 

What Ryan is Loving Right Now:

Ryan Austad really enjoys taking long walks on the beach and talking about feelings while cuddling kittens.  He also likes drinking a Fernson beer while watching the Huskers dominate the Big 10.  He quotes Portlandia regularly and loves serenading his children on guitar.  Ryan is a 9 handicapper and relishes beating his dad on the course regularly.  Here are a few other things Ryan is loving right now:

Ryan Austad Product Loves

1. Callaway Great Big Bertha Epic Driver   2. Cobra King F7 One Length Irons   3. Adidas Crossknit Boost Golf Shoe   4. Callaway Mack Daddy Forged Wedges   5. Travis Mathew Brown Fitted Cap   6. Ogio Stinger Stand Bag   7. Vintage Golf Club Bottle Opener   8. Under Armour Velocity Sunglasses   9. Hot Shot Slam Dunk Putting Cup

 

What Sara is Loving Right Now:

Sara loves many things but her biggest passions include hardcore MMA cage fighting and death metal.  Actually, that may not be 100% accurate.  Sara really loves beating the boys at fantasy football, watching Murder She Wrote reruns and singing really loud in the car.  She also enjoys any food that she can eat with her hands and playing board games.  Here are a few other things that Sara is loving at the moment:

Sara Austad Product Loves

1. Cobra Women’s King F7 Driver   2. Cobra Women’s King F7 Combo Irons   3. Callaway 2017 Hyper-Lite 3 Stand Bag   4. Bag Boy C3 Compact Push Cart   5. Oakley Women’s Feedback Sunglasses   6. Adidas Women’s Climacool Knit Golf Shoe   7. Pom Pom Headcover   8. Golo Dice Game   9. Live Laugh Golf Sign

 

Whatever you're digging right now, we're sure it's awesome.  You can find all these great items and more at any one of our nine retail locations or shop online at Austads.com anytime.

 


 

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Posted in Just for Fun By Sara Austad

Monday Morning Caddy - February 6, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017 9:15:38 AM America/North_Dakota/Center

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It was a wild week on the PGA Tour with not one but two tourney's featuring big names.  Golf's biggest party delivered on both the fun and drama with record-breaking crowds and a playoff finish, while some old favorites served up wins overseas in Dubai.  Read all about it below.

 

Matsuyama Goes Back to Back in Phoenix

Hideki Matsuyama Wins Phoenix

For the second year in a row, Hideki Matsuyama was the last man standing at the Waste Management Open.  Golf’s biggest party is always fun, but the added drama of a playoff between the reigning winner and Webb Simpson made Sunday even more enjoyable.  Ironically, Matsuyama would finish off Webb on the short Par 4 17th, the same hole that he defeated Rickie Fowler on a year earlier. 

 

Simpson actually had the low round on Sunday with a salty 64, but Matsuyama seems to thrive on the energy in Phoenix.  He took 4th in 2014, tied for 2nd in 2015 and has now won the last two years.  The tournament, which is always a big draw, topped it’s own attendance record with 655,434 attending for the week.  A record 204,906 attended Sunday and got to watch all the drama play out.

 

Sergio Goes Wire to Wire in Dubai Win

Sergio Garcia Dubai Win

While the action was heating up down in Arizona, a lot of big names were actually playing in Dubai at the Dubai Desert Classic.  Sergio Garcia, who hadn’t posted a European Tour win since 2014, played solid all week and led the entire tournament.  He’s actually the sixth golfer to go “wire-to-wire” at the Dubai Classic and this win should move Sergio back into the top 10 rankings.

 

What’s Up With Tiger?

Tiger Woods Dubai

While Sergio was busy locking up is victory in Dubai, Tiger’s much anticipated return was cut short when he withdrew from the tourney after shooting a birdieless 77 on Day 1.  While he initially stated that his back was not an issue, at the time of his withdrawal, back spasms were cited as the reason.  At this point, it’s hard to tell if the back or mental focus is a bigger problem, but we do know that Tigers much-vaunted return to pro golf has not lived up to the hype so far.  Here’s hoping that Tiger can pull it together – the game is definitely more interesting when he’s on the course.

 


 

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Posted in Golf Insider By Sara Austad

What The Heck Are One Length Irons?

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 11:21:05 AM America/North_Dakota/Center

Cobra One Length Irons

 

You may have heard some of the buzz stemming from Cobra’s launch of their F7 One Length Iron and have probably wondered, “what the heck is this one length thing?”  You’re not alone and at Austad’s, we were actually a bit skeptical as to how well these clubs would actually perform.  What we can say after hitting the Cobra One Length Irons ourselves and working with customers, is that these clubs rock and they could be just the thing for a lot of golfers.

 

What the Heck Are One Length Irons?

One Length Irons are exactly what they sound like – irons that are all the same length.  The thinking is that every player has their favorite club and for a lot of golfers, that club is the 7-iron.  Cobra has created a forged set of irons where every iron is the length of a comfortable, friendly 7-iron and it is making things radically simpler for a lot of golfers.

 

Why Should I Give One Length Irons a Try?

1. Simplified Swing – Proper setup includes foot positioning, spine angle and ball position and many other variables.  These variables change as you switch between longer and shorter length clubs, causing more room for error.  With one setup and one swing, you can simplify the entire process.


2. Tighter Shot Dispersion – While the Cobra F7 One Length Irons are just as long as anything out on the market, testing has shown that because your swing is more consistent, you have fewer shots that are offline.

 
3. Fully Customizable – While some golfers may love the idea of a full set of one length irons, other golfers may prefer one length for longer irons for more control and variable length in the shorter irons.  The great news is that One Length Irons can be combined with Cobra’s F7 Variable irons to create the perfect set for you.  Stop by any Austad’s Golf location and speak to a Certified Fitting Pro today and they can help you find the right set with the right specs.

 

Who Are One Length Irons For?

 

A better question might be “who aren’t one length irons for”?  Anyone who wants to simplify their golf game should give these clubs a try.  Focusing on one swing and one setup makes the game so much easier and for a lot of golfers, the consistency leads to fantastic results on the course.  In a nutshell, you’re probably going to play better and that means you’re going to have a lot more fun on the course?

 

Still not convinced One Length is right for you?  Don’t take our word for it.  Here’s PGA Pro Bryson DeChambeau talking about why he plays Cobra One Length Irons and why you should give them a try today:

 


 

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Posted in Golf Insider By Sara Austad

Monday Morning Caddy - January 16, 2017

Monday, January 16, 2017 8:50:20 AM America/North_Dakota/Center

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2017 golf has officially started with a bang and we couldn't be more excited.  If anything is going to get us through these dreary winter months, it's going to be watching great golf in warm and sunny locations.  Here's what you missed this weekend if you were busy watching the NFL playoffs or salting your driveway:

 

Thomas’ Hawaiian Magic

Justin Thomas Sony Open

If you’re not familiar with the name Justin Thomas yet, you’d better get used to hearing about him.  This young stud has started off 2017 with not one but two victories that smashed the record books.  In particular, his victory this weekend has catapulted Thomas into the record books with the lowest 72-hole total in PGA history.  Thomas overtook Tommy Armour III 254 at the 2003 Texas Open and man, did he do it in style.  His opening round 59 set the tone for the week and Thomas would close out in style with a two-putt from 60-feet on 18 for a salty 5-under 65.

 

It’s safe to say that the rest of the field felt a little helpless.  Jordan Speith was quoted as saying, “I felt like I was trying to win a tournament for second place.”  Justin Rose ended up finishing second, while Speith took third.  Justin Thomas is the first and only other person since Ernie Els in 2003 to sweep Hawaii.  All we know is that Thomas is one to watch this season and 2017 golf has started off with a bang.

 

In Other Sony Open News…

While Justin Thomas was busy setting the 72-hole PGA Course Record, Chez Reavie, a 35 year old pro with one tour victory decided he had a little Sunday magic of his own.  Reavie started the day exceptionally well on the back nine and was 4-under through his first seven holes.  Then things got really magical on the Par 3 11th where he hit a beautiful 6-iron to the green.  We’ll let you see for yourself what happened next:

 

McIlroy’s Back Problems

Rory McIlroy South African Open

 

While most eyes were  on the action at the Sony Open in Hawaii this past weekend, there was a lot of great golf being played in South Africa as well.  World Number 2, Rory McIlroy, finished second for the fourth (yes, you read that right) time in a row.  He was taken out in a playoff with 251st ranked Englishman Graeme Storm on Sunday.  While the loss certainly stung for 27-year old McIlroy, he also tweaked his back during the second round.  He’s on his way to Dubai for an MRI.  It’s too soon to tell what kind of impact this injury will have on Rory’s 2017 season, but here’s to a fast recovery.   

 


 

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Posted in Golf Insider By Sara Austad

3 Reasons You Need to Try Volvik Golf Balls

Thursday, January 5, 2017 11:02:10 AM America/North_Dakota/Center

Volvik Golf Balls

 

If you’re familiar with Volvik golf balls, you probably either follow the LPGA Tour or have heard the recent news that PGA Tour stud Bubba Watson recently inked a deal to play Volvik balls.  Volvik is known primarily for their bold colored golf balls, which is completely different than what every other golf ball manufacturer is doing.  On top of the awesome colors, Volvik golf balls also pack a serious punch.  If you haven’t tested them out yet, here are three solid reasons you need to give Volvik golf balls a try today:

 

1. Colored Golf Balls Are Bold

Anyone can play a plain old white golf ball from pretty much any brand.  It takes a bold personality and a confident golfer to play a neon green golf ball or a stunning matte pink ball.  A golf ball with a bold color not only ensures that you’ll always be able to pick yours out of the crowd, but will also give you the confidence to bomb your drive 300 yards down the middle of the fairway or drain that 12-footer for birdie.

 

2. The Technology is Impressive

With their bold, bright colors, you may think that Volvik balls are all sizzle and no steak.  On this, you would be sorely mistaken.  The technology that Volvik has put into their golf balls puts them right up with the best in class.  Volvik actually has 41 patents on their golf ball technology and all of their balls have been vigorously stress tested to ensure that they are among the most durable on the market.  Their motto is, “We Use Higher Grade Materials for Lower Scores” and that commitment has helped Volvik produce some of the best performing balls in the world.

 

3. If They Are Good Enough for Bubba, They Are Good Enough For You

We may be jumping to conclusions here, but if World Top 10 Golfer, Bubba Watson considers Volvik balls to be up to his standards, these golf balls should be more than good enough for non-pros.  A golfer of Bubba Watson’s caliber literally has his pick of golf balls – he could have played anything from Titleist to Callaway to Bridgestone, but he chose Volvik.  Why don’t you follow Bubba’s lead and give Volvik golf balls a try today?

Bubba Watson Volvik Balls

 

If you’re ready to push yourself and go a little bolder with your golf game, Volvik golf balls can easily help you get there.  Stop by one of our nine golf retail locations and pick up a sleeve today or shop our full selection of Volvik golf balls online anytime.   

 


 

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Austad's Golf is a Golf Digest Best Club Fitter for 2017!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 1:53:21 PM America/North_Dakota/Center

Golf Digest Best Club Fitter 2017 

Well it’s official, Austad’s Golf has been named one of the Top Club Fitters in America for 2017!  And not just one location, all 8 (soon to be 9) stores have made the list.  We are pleased as punch that one of the most well-respected industry publications has decided to recognize us for our commitment to club fitting.

 

Golf Digest considers a number of factors when choosing the cream of the crop in club fitting.  Here are just a few reasons why Austad’s Golf was chosen as one of America’s Best Club Fitters: 

 

1. Vendor Relationships

At Austad’s, we not only carry all of the top brands in the industry like Ping, Titleist, Callaway, TaylorMade, Mizuno and Cobra, but we have the know-how and tools to fit for all of them.  Our strong relationships with our vendor partners mean that our staff is educated directly by the individuals who are designing and manufacturing the golf clubs that we sell.  These relationships mean that we can back every purchase with a price, quality and satisfaction guarantee that is unmatched by anyone else in golf.

 

2. Technology

One of the things that Austad’s has excelled at is adopting new technology to provide a better custom club fitting experience.  Every one of our locations is equipped with a full range of demo clubs, hitting bays and launch monitors to help our certified fitting pros find the perfect clubs for our customers.  From honing in on the right shaft in your driver to the perfect lie angle and grip size for your irons, every Austad’s Golf Store has the technology to help our customers find the perfect clubs for their game.

 

3. Expertise

While having the right clubs and the right technology is obviously important, they don’t mean anything unless you’ve got the know-how to put them to use.  At Austad’s, all of our staff goes through a rigorous training process so that they not only know the ins and outs of all of the latest clubs, but they also know how to use the technology to provide a perfect custom fitting experience every time. 

 

Again, we’re honored and exceptionally proud to have been named one of Golf Digest’s Best Club Fitters for 2017.  If you want to learn more about the custom fitting process, you can check out our handy custom club fitting overview.  Or if you’re in the neighborhood, feel free to stop by one of our nine golf retail locations and have a chat with one of our certified custom club fitters today.

 


 

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Posted in Industry News Custom Fitting By Sara Austad

A Golfer's New Year's Resolutions

Monday, January 2, 2017 10:35:11 AM America/North_Dakota/Center

A Golfer's New Years Resolutions

 

 

The advent of a new year brings with it the idea of a fresh start.  It’s a time where we can step back and reevaluate what we’ve accomplished and also the perfect time to set some goals for upcoming days.  At Austad’s, we’re pretty much all golfers (some much better than others) so we thought we’d put together our own list of golf resolutions for 2017.

 

1. Play More Golf – I don’t care who you are, unless you’re a golf pro, you probably don’t play as much golf as you’d like.  This year, we resolve to make more time for golf.  We resolve to take a few hours to sneak in a quick nine or grab our buddies and play hooky on a Wednesday afternoon.  We will play more golf in 2017.

 

2. Walk more – If you’re like the vast majority of Americans, reducing your waistline by a few inches is probably one of your top New Year’s Resolutions.  Good news – you burn over 700 calories when you walk just nine holes.  Make walking the golf course a regular part of your routine and you’ll easily be able to cross two resolutions off your list this year.

 

3. Get Custom Fit – If you’ve never been custom fit for golf clubs, make 2017 your year.  Golf clubs with the right length, flex, lie and grip size can make a dramatic difference in the quality of golf you play.  The certified fitting pros at any Austad’s Golf location can help you determine exactly what you need to play better golf and enjoy your time on the golf course a little more.

 

4. Play a New Course – Most golfers have some kind of a golf course bucket list of courses they want to play.  Make 2017 the year that you play one of those courses you’ve been dreaming about.  And if it’s not the year to play one of the big courses, go play a round at a local course you’ve never tried.  One of the reasons golf is so fun is that every golf course offers something different.  Spice up your golf game and give something new a try this year!

 

5. Focus Less on the Score – While most golfers resolve to break 80 or 90 or whatever the next level, we’re setting our eyes on something different this year.  In 2017, we resolve to focus less on the score and more on just playing the game.  We resolve to throw the scorecard out every now and then and just enjoy the feel of swinging a golf club.  Life offers more than enough stress and playing golf should be one of the things that helps you relax and have a little fun.

 

Whatever your goals are for 2017, we wish you the best of luck on your journey.  Remember that golf should be fun – if we all resolve to take ourselves a little less seriously, golf could actually be the thing that brings you some joy.  If you are interested in custom fitting, the team at Austad’s Golf can help you find the specs and clubs that will take your game to the next level.   Find out more about our custom golf club fitting process and why Austad's is a Golf Digest Top 100 Club Fitter for 2017.

 

BONUS!  Check out Dave Austad's predictions for golf in 2017 and his own golfing resolutions: 

 

 


 

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Posted in Just for Fun By Sara Austad

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