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Go Time Golf Review: Hot Stix Golf

Other Locations: Stanford, CA, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, West Nyack, NY.

Visit Go Time Golf at: www.GoTimeGolf.com

Service: Install C-Taper Lite Limited Edition Shafts, Golf Pride Grips In Titleist AP3 Irons

Visit Hot Stix Golf at: http://hotstixgolf.com

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NOTE: Click on any photo and go directly to Hot Stix Golf's Site!


Overview: I have used Hot Stix Golf in the past and have always appreciated the quality of their work. Their attention to detail is second to none and they ARE THE EXPERTS in the industry. I obviously was only asking for a very small portion of what they do but, as always, they were eager to fulfill my request. Here's a little background on that request. I received a set of Limited Edition Black Titleist AP3s and wasn't getting the most out of the clubs. After talking to the team at KBS Golf Shafts they sent me a set of Limited Edition C-Taper Lite Black shafts (4-AW) to give a try. Now, like a kid at Christmas I wanted everything set up now so I could tee it up in 2 days at our friendly weekend skins game. I began calling around to a few shops near me and they all were happy to do it but wanted 3-4 days to complete the work. I talked to "Fergie" Chris Ferguson at Hot Stix and he said bring them up and we will do our best to get them done for you. I must point out others had said similar things but I knew the work would be perfect at Hot Stix. So, I drove by 4 other shops and delivered everything to their team. More on the outcome in a bit..


From Hot Stix: Fitting Services And What To Expect
ALL FITTINGS ARE PERFORMED OUTDOORS TO SEE TRUE BALL FLIGHT AND FEEL TURF INTERACTION
Prior to the fitting the player will receive a questionnaire about their game and what their goals are. Upon arrival we will do a quick evaluation of their current equipment (loft, lie, length, shaft frequency and swing weight). During this time the player will be able to warm up on the range. When the fitting begins, we will have the player hit a series of shots to gather data on Trackman and determine baselines for the players swing and tendencies. At this time the player will then test numerous shaft and head combinations until the proper fit and set make-up is met. Measurements for club length, lie angle, grip size and weight will also be taken. Upon completion of the fitting the player will receive a detailed analysis of the fitted equipment along with a price breakdown for the custom build. Since everything we do at Hot Stix Golf is 100% custom, pricing is done based on each individual manufactures component (head, shaft & grip). Purchasing the fitted equipment is coordinated through the players personal club fitter and all clubs are built to spec by Hot Stix Golf at our corporate headquarters in Arizona.
Shaft Fitting Only - Got the right clubs? With a lot of today's modern clubs being so easily adjustable, sometimes just finding the right shaft is all you need. Let Hot Stix Golf Shaft Profile your swing to find the best shaft for your current and future equipment.

Technology/Innovation:
From day one, Hot Stix sought to utilize technological enhancements to create competitive advantage in all facets of its business. 
A passionate focus to independent R&D and club testing has positioned Hot Stix in a league of its own. Deploying proprietary fitting software and mastering the art of custom club building has also set Hot Stix apart. In everything we do, exceeding each customer’s expectations is Hot Stix’s loftiest goal.
Hot Stix serves serious golfers from company-owned locations throughout the country. Each location utilizes all of Hot Stix proprietary technology, has all the latest in available equipment and is managed by a Hot Stix certified fitter. All operational activities are centralized and are coordinated in the Arizona-based headquarters.
Hot Stix is committed to expand into new markets as meaningful opportunities are evaluated. The Company also seeks to establish highly effective partnerships with leading organizations serving the golf industry.


Now Back to our Review: As you can see Hot Stix Golf is serious about getting golfers fit for every club in the bag from putters to drivers. They utilize the latest technology including their own proprietary fitting software, Trackman, Foresight and even have a Golf Laboratries Inc. robot! They offer every service that the Tour Pros use to optimize their game. You really need to visit them to get the full scope of their services! Hot Stix partners with the best like Titleist, Taylormade, Ping, Mizuno, Cobra, KBS, Project X, Graphite Design, Nippon, True Temper and many many more. Please Click on above photo to see them all as there are way too many to list!

Needless to say I was extremely excited and really looking forward to getting my clubs back. They removed old shafts, spined new KBS shafts, added 1/4", soft stepped them once, tipped them to maintain stiffness, added new Golf Pride MCC Grips, perfectly aligned labels and my clubs were ready to go faster than I expected! Quality Work - Excellent Service!

First up - The Range to dial in distance and get a feel for the new shaft set up. I added 6-8 yards per club (from stock shafts) and I was at my desired trajectory with every iron. These shafts are very accurate/consistent and my little draw was going where I wanted it to. This definitely has a lot to do with how Hot Stix set them up! While the range was fun I couldn't wait to hit the course to see what they do under pressure in a skins game! 

I specifically keep track of what club I hit into greens when I play. I had my 4-GW fit with these shafts and I hit 11 of 13 greens in round one! In round two much of the same hitting 12 of 14 greens with the same clubs. This is a one to three greens in regulation improvement from prior club set up. Overall after just two rounds I am extremely impressed and happy with the work performed by Hot Stix. I will have them swap out my wedge shafts next, go through a putter fitting and have them fit my woods so my entire bag is dialed in!

Meet Their Team:
Chris Marsh - General Manager - Master Fitter
Chris Ferguson - Director of Fitting & Technology - Master Fitter
Phil Hoffman - Master Builder
Scott Krueger - Client Relations Manager - Putter Specialist
Gillian Alveraz - Logistics Manager
Peter Schiller - Director of East Coast Operations - Master Fitter
Kris Sollenberger - Director of west Coast Operations - Master Fitter
Tiffani Marsh - Controller

Contact Info:
Phone: 1-480-513-1333

Pros: Yes they are! Pros in Fitting! Pros in Building! Pros in Customer Service! Pros in Knowledge! Pros in Improving Your Game!

Cons: Not in every city but no reason why you can't plan a trip to Arizona or one of their other facilities!

Go Time Factor: If you want to improve at every aspect of your game, have all your clubs fitted properly, hit it farther, be more accurate, putt better, lower your scores and enjoy the game more - then it's definitely Go Time for Hot Stix!



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