Unfortunately, the leaves are falling, daylight is waning, and the 2017 golf season in Calgary has come to a close. But unlike your local course, there’s no true off-season at Ted & Dave’s. We are open through the entire winter and from regrips to checking the loft on your irons to being fit for a new driver there is always lots to do. Read on to see how we can help your game this off-season!
Club and Putter Fitting
While no one likes to wait to take their new clubs out on the course, the end of the season is actually a great time to be fitted for clubs. Unlike the beginning of the season when most people haven’t touched a club for months, your swing is “grooved” and the tendencies that affect your ballflight will be on full display. Also, once your clubs are in your hands, you have the entire rest of the off-season to get acquainted with them so you are ready to go for 2018. The driving range at the Golf Canada Calgary Centre where we are located is open all year round with covered, heated stalls for outdoor practise and high end TrackMan Simulators inside.
Another reason to book your club fitting now is that there have been several major club releases recently. Just over the past six weeks we have seen new iron lines from Mizuno, Titleist, and TaylorMade, new hybrids from Titleist, and of course the whole PING G400 family launched just at the end of the summer. Despite the playing season coming to an end, it really is an exciting time for new products.
Repairs and Regrips
If you’re not in the market for new clubs, the end of the season is an opportunity to do some maintenance on your current set. We offer full repair services such as loft and lie charting and bending, reshafting, shaft replacements/extensions/shortening, wedge grinding, and much more. We even do wedge stamping and paintfilling so you can add some personal flair to your clubs.
After a full season of use its a good idea to get your clubs regripped (we recommend replacing your grips about every 75 rounds/practise sessions). Now is also a good time to try out a new putter grip or a different type or size of grip in your full swing clubs. We have a great selection of major grip brands and you can avoid the rush of the spring by taking care of it now.
The holiday season is just around the corner and we have some great gift ideas for the golfer in your life here at Ted & Dave’s. We offer gift certificates to be used towards clubs, fitting time, golf bags, repairs, regrips, or anything else we sell. We also have some beautiful limited edition putters (click here and here) as well as stocking stuffers like alignment sticks, towels, and putter head covers.
The off-season is a perfect time to improve your game and we have some great training aids to help you along the way. We receive new training aids all the time but we only stock the select few that we think are actually worth our customers time and money. Some of our favorites right now are the ImpactSnap and the Orange Whip series (including the original Whip, the Putting Wand, and the new Wedge).