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Finding The ‘Right’ Golf Clubs Can Make The Game Easier

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Lifetime golfer Stan Arnold (inset) invites you to visit his Golf Grips Depot store in Port Richey, which carries the largest selection of grips in the area, as well as a wide variety of other golfing items

Golf may not be for everyone, but anyone who plays golf can benefit from being properly fit for clubs.  As the days get warmer and fair-weather golfers are gradually lured out of hibernation, a sense of renewal emerges. A time to shake the rust off your clubs and your game; a time to turn your attention to improvement.  “If you’re not fit for golf clubs, it’s going to make it almost impossible to get a proper golf lesson,” said lifelong golfer Stan Arnold, owner of Golf Grips Depot in Port Richey.

Aimed at the golfer who desires fine-tuning, Golf Grips Depot’s custom club fitting provides analytics, attention to detail and options that many other club- fitting businesses don’t offer. According to Arnold, both lowand high-handicap golfers can benefit from custom fitting. “The common misperception is that custom fitting is only for good golfers,” he said. “It’s great for good players and, more importantly, higher handicappers. A high-handicap golfer is not as consistent, so a fitter can take what he uses and how he plays, and take out the right side of the course for him.” “If you take golf seriously but won’t get help or get fitted, you’re spinning your wheels – a beginner has a better chance of improving.

At the end of the day, our goal at Golf Grips Depot is to get the right clubs in your hands so you can play better golf.” Arnold and the Golf Grips Depot team begin the custom-fitting process with a discussion of your current skill level and what you aspire to achieve. Then you head over to the golf simulator – and the real work begins. 

The local shop features one of the most advanced fitting systems in the industry: the Mizuno Swing DNA system. After taking only three swings of the club, the Mizuno displays results for clubhead speed, tempo, shaft toe down, shaft kick angle and release factor. This beneficial data enables the sta to not only determine the proper club length and lie for you, but the top 3 out of 50 shafts recommended for your specific swing.

They also encourage you to test the results against your clubs. “See the di erence for yourself: start playing better golf and scoring lower,” Arnold added. The fitting is only $50, which is credited back to you upon purchase of irons or other products over $350. In addition to golf grips, the fully stocked retail store carries balls, tees, gloves, golf bags and much more.  For more information, call (727) 232-6753 or visit GolfGripsDepot.com.   

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GOLF GRIPS DEPOT • 9518 U.S. Highway 19, Port Richey, 34668 727.232.6753 • GolfGripsDepot.com • Hours: 9a-5p Monday-Thursday; 9a-6:30p Friday-Saturday; 9a-4p Sunday

Pasco Retailer Offers More Than What’s par for the course

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Lifetime golf Stan Arnold (inset) invites you to visit his Golf Grips Depot store in Port Richey, which carries the largest selection of grips in the area, as well as a wide variety of other golfing items.

At Golf Grips Depot, lifetime golfer Stan Arnold says that he and his wife, May, want to help golfers enjoy the game and improve their play, while providing them with personalized service – unlike the big-box athletic stores.

Located next to Longhorn’s Steakhouse on U.S. Highway 19 in Port Richey, Golf Grips Depot offers the expertise of golfers who’ve been on the green and in the industry for 50 years. The family-owned-andoperated retailer addresses a problem that’s too common in the industry: Many golfers go to corporate-run stores and buy clubs that are wrong for them and, ultimately, their swing.  

“They spend a higher dollar amount and still cannot play better because of not knowing proper golf shafts or clubs, and just go by looks and advertisements,” Arnold explained. Golf Grips Depot carries the largest grips selection around and installs them while you wait for just $2.50 per club, plus the grip cost. The local store also carries new and used clubs, gloves, tees, balls, golf bags, shoes and more.

Lessons, lie and loft bending, and club adjustments are also available. Golf Grips Depot also stocks women’s gloves, half gloves, bags, shoes, tees, visors and hats.

The shop’s selection includes quality products from Cobra, Wilson, Cleveland, Srixon, Bridgestone, Mizuno, Tour Edge, Taylormade and other renowned brands. Customers can compare their clubs with the shop’s clubs at no charge. “Just go in and hit balls in the hitting area and see the results for yourself,” Arnold said. “We will even help you select the proper shafts. If you want custom club fitting, we can also do that with our tour  tting system.” The shop’s full club repair shop replaces shafts, shortens and extends clubs, fixes broken clubs and re-grooves wedges. “When you buy golf spikes from us, we will even install them for you for free,” Arnold added.

The store competes with most competitors’ pricing, including major manufacturers. “Just because we are a small store doesn’t mean we are higher in pricing,” Arnold said. “We are very competitive straight across the board, though we add a personal touch not available in most chain stores.” New items become available at Golf Grips Depot nearly every week as the store continues to grow in order to fit its customers’ needs. “We believe that there is no other store like ours in the area that offers the same level of knowledge and service that we do,” Arnold added. “Come check us out today and see the difference – and play better golf.” For more information, call (727) 232-6753 or visit GolfGripsDepot.com.   

BUSINESS PROFILE

GOLF GRIPS DEPOT • 9518 U.S. Highway 19, Port Richey, 34668 727.232.6753 • GolfGripsDepot.com • Hours: 9a-5p Monday-Thursday; 9a-6:30p Friday-Saturday; 9a-4p Sunday

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Golf is obviously one of our favorite sport around here, and it’s probably one of yours too. Having some time out in the fresh air to enjoy beautiful scenery and get a little exercise in at the same time is just part of why the game is so wonderful. Of course, it’s not the cheapest hobby to have, and keeping your clubs in top condition isn’t always easy when you’re hitting things all day.

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Golf Grips Depot
9518 US-19, Port Richey, FL 34668

727-232-6753

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