SCORFit and the SCORing Irons - Knowing Your Game is Everything
By David Theoret
So, after learning as much about SCOR Golf as one person can possibly do from a website, I decided to give their SCORFit system a try. SCORFit takes information about how far you hit certain irons, your ball flight and other pertinent golf information and le's you know what makeup of scoring irons would best fit your game. My data came back with a set makeup of 5 clubs with the following loft: 42Ú, 46Ú, 50Ú, 54Ú and 58Ú. After placing the order for these new scoring wedges, I waited about a week for them to arrive.
The next step was to "plot" how far I hit each wedge. I took my new SCOR wedges over to the driving range at Gateway Golf and Country Club in Ft. Myers, FL (www.gatewaygolf.com) along with my trusty Leupold GX-4 rangefinder. Part of the SCORFit process is to find out how far you hit each wedge in three different ways: with a standard grip, choked down an inch and with the face open. After warming up, I made sure to hit at least five good shots with each club using golf balls I normally play - not range balls. I then plotted the results on the handy bag tag supplied by SCOR Golf. What I found was that this new combination of wedges seemed to fill in all of the gaps. I now know exactly what wedge to use - and how to hold it - for just about every yardage from 130 yards in.
For the past few months I have made the 50Ú, 54Ú and 58Ú wedges a permanent part of my set. As for the 42Ú and 46Ú, I rely on my Miura CB-501s which are part of my regular set. I definitely feel that knowing the exact yardage of the SCOR wedges has shaved several strokes off my score. Having the bag tag with the yardages on it is a big plus; I refer to it several times a round. I know that when I'm close to 100 yards out, it's time for the 50Ú wedge but that's about all I have committed to memory.
These wedges tend to produce a high ball flight yet are easy to control. They are easy to spin out of the sand or any type of tight lie. Terry Koehler and his staff are to be commended on the great job they have done. I wouldn't be surprised to see more players - amateur and professional - using the SCOR Golf system. I highly recommend that all players have a precise idea of how far the hit EVERY club in the bag with a standard grip, choked down or with an open face. Filling in the yardage gaps and being able to hit each yardage with confidence will go a long way in lowering scores.
For more information, go to www.SCORgolf.com. Be sure to sign up for Terry's newsletter. It's full of all kinds of tips and techniques for improving your short game.
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Written By: David Theoret
David Theoret has been in the golf and golf travel industry for over 10 years, primarily selling online advertising. For the past seven years, he has also been a golf writer, reviewing golf courses, resorts, destinations, equipment, golf apparel, and training aids - the latter of which never seems to help. David's articles and reviews have been posted on many golf travel and equipment websites.
Growing up in Southwestern Ontario, Canada, it was naturally assumed he would play hockey. Beginning at the age of 3 and continuing into his late 30's, he did just that. However, after one too many pucks to the head, he realized that golf was a lot easier on the body (whoever said hockey players were slow) and took the game up.
After moving to Florida and accepting a position with TravelGolf Media (now part of GolfNow) his love for the game grew exponentially. Most Saturdays you will find him on a course somewhere in Florida or on the practice range reinforcing his bad habits. David plays to a 10 handicap - unless there is money involved in which case it goes considerably higher. He currently resides in Lakeland, FL with his wife Belinda and their two "kids", Madyson and Molly.
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