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Gooder Golf has become a dealer for PXG Golf (Parsons Xtreme Golf) products. This is a very exciting opportunity to fit and build some of the finest ULTRA high-end golf clubs the world has ever seen.

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AGCP announces LEVEL 10 certification for Bert Reich

 

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The Association of Golf Clubfitting Professionals recently issued a press release to announce that Bert Reich (Gooder Golf) attained LEVEL 10 status in the field of golf clubfitting and clubmaking. Bert was the second AGCP member in Canada to reach this level.

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Accra Premium Golf Shafts

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ACCRA shafts are synonymous with quality, emotion, ultimate performance and feel.

 

Since 2004, ACCRA Golf has been positioned as the worldwide leader in the high performance golf shaft upgrade and replacement market, building long term business relationships with more than 350 professional club fitters and studios in countries all around the world. This gives the professional club fitter the unique ability to provide golfers with the perfect fitting experience. ACCRA fitters are selected because they are the very best in each specific market and represent ACCRA with professionalism and integrity. The history of ACCRA Premium Golf Shafts has accompanied that of the most innovative sector of the golf industry. ACCRA Golf shaft sales has experienced significant growth in each of the past seven years, becoming one of the most successful launches of a new shaft brand ever. ACCRA Golf is a division of Premium Golf Management Co. (PGMC) and is involved in the design, development, production and marketing of premium golf shafts destined specifically for the high end aftermarket segment. ACCRA Golf focuses on the high-end segments characterized by elevated technological contents and high performance. Drawing on its technological expertise, PGMC has consolidated working relationships with the world's leading professional Club Fitters; partnerships have translated into ACCRA becoming a leader in providing the golfing public with the best custom fit shafts on the market.

ACCRA is definitely considered a premium high-end shaft, with numerous professional tour wins under the Accra banner to date. You won't see Accra Premium shafts in any off-the-shelf clubs - they only deal with professional clubfitters. They are very committed to custom clubfitting, outstanding service, and quality.

Their "Dy-Match" system is nothing short of brilliant - they match the same bend profile between the driver shaft, fairway wood shafts, and hybrid shafts - the result is consistent feel among all of these clubs. The Accra engineers had their thinkin' caps on when they came up with the DyMatch system!

 

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Below is an article written by James in February 2013 by James Achenbach of GolfWeek.


Gawain Robertson, co-owner of shaftmaker Accra Premium Golf Shafts in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, may be the most straightforward person in the entire golf shaft industry.

Robertson was a touring pro for 16 years and a club pro for 9 years. In 2008, he and partner Dave Makarucha bought the Accra name from shaft manufacturer UST. Robertson is widely known as the man who makes driver and 3-wood shafts for former world No. 1 Luke Donald, although he appears to be just as concerned about amateur golfers as he is touring professionals.

And he is the first to tell amateur golfers that what they don’t know about shaft torque and flex can hurt them.

Robertson is a loud and insistent spokesman for professional golf club fitters, those individuals who understand how to put together a proper set of golf clubs for each golfer. Getting the right shaft torque and flex is a big part of that process.

The Accra business is based on intelligent, informed fitting, and Accra shafts are available only through a network of some 350 club fitters around the world.Besides Donald, touring pros such as Peter Hanson, Ryan Palmer, Tim Clark, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Mark Calcavecchia have used Accra shafts.

A 30-year industry veteran, Robertson preaches the importance of grasping shaft principles.

“Be careful when you talk about torque," he said. "We know that torque is a measurement of how much a shaft twists. What we don’t always know is how that torque was measured. There is no standard method.”

One common way: Using a torque machine to take readings in two different directions. Then the two are averaged to produce a single torque number. In general terms, a lower number (2.0 into the low 3s) indicates more rigidity, while a higher number (the high 3s into the 4s and 5s) indicates a softer feel.

Accra is among the shaft companies that produce a torque profile by taking zone readings – in essence measuring the entire shaft to gain an understanding of how and where the torque is taking place.

Robertson also urges golfers to understand the whole flex profile of their shafts. Producing a single flex description – R, S or X – can be viewed as a simplification of a complex process that deserves more attention.

Why should all golfers seek an understanding of torque and flex? Because they are part of the equation in the loading of the club during the swing.

The element most important in fitting, Robertson insists, is how a golfer loads the club and the shaft. How much torsion – not swing speed – a golfer is producing during the swing is the critical factor. Torsion refers generally to leverage and specifically to the uncoiling of the body during the swing.

“Good fitters look at how you load a club,” he said. “It’s far more important than your swing speed. The question is this: Which shaft profile works best for you?

“Our Accra shafts don’t have a letter flex,” explained Robertson, who designates a letter and a number, such as the intentionally ambiguous M4 used by many touring pros, to classify each shaft. “We don’t want consumers focusing on what flex they have. A flex letter on a shaft is almost irrelevant.

“What you need to know is what profile shaft works for you. It’s the whole profile. Every good shaft company will make very good shafts that fit every type of player. As a smart golfer, you just have to find out which shaft it is.”

The new language of shafts is such that golfers should be talking about separate shaft characteristics in the tip section, mid section and butt section. Most golfers know that tips can be stronger or weaker, but so can the mid section and butt sections.

Know your swing, know your shafts. According to Robertson, this knowledge will pay dividends.