“Golf is a difficult game to play” -too many people
How many times have you heard that? If I had a nickle for every time I did… Let’s just say I’d have a lot of nickles.
But is it? Is golf really that hard?
I’ve been playing long enough to know that, no, it isn’t.
Shocked to hear that? Don’t be.
Let me ask you this: do you play any other sport? How good do you think you are?
Golf at its core isn’t that difficult. You can go out and play- and have FUN- right now.
You can join a rec league baseball or basketball team and play right away. Same with a flag football league. But if you go out, do you expect to play like LeBron, Bryce, or Brady?
I’m betting the answer’s “no”… but does that stop you from having fun?
With golf, it’s the perception of what we’re supposed to play like that kills it for you.
Look, I get it. With a wife, two kids, two cats and a dog, there’s a lot going on at home, and I can’t get out and spend an hour a day at the range and 4+ hours at the course 5 times a week. What’s your home life like? Is it hectic? If you’re anything like me, I’m certain the answer’s a resounding “yes!”, but I still wanna know, so tell me about it in the comments.
Don’t be mistaken, though: I understand that you wanna get better. We all do… it’s human nature.
And that’s why I created Green Lantern Golf.
First of all, I wanna say that I’m a club fitter, builder, and repaiman first and foremost. That’s my thing, but I’ve been around the proverbial block over 20 years now, and I’ve learned many a thing that’s helped me get better. Through GLG, I want to share my knowledge with you!
“Why?”, you ask? Look; I know you have a real life, one that doesn’t revolve around golf. You get out when you can, but it’s not as often as you’d like. But you still wanna get better. I believe I can help you with that!
At GLG, I’ll help you discover:
- swing fixes to improve your game.
- The hype/myths about clubs, and if they’re relevant
- Finding gear on a tight budget.
- Why getting fitted is important, and when to do it.
What are you looking to improve?
Do you want to create a more repeatable swing? Maybe you want to drop your score from 110 to 100, or 100 to 90? Maybe you want to hit the ball farther?
Or, maybe you can’t decide which driver, wedge, or any other club type to buy. Maybe you’ve come across a brand you’ve never heard of before, and you’re wondering if it’s “worth it”.
You want to golf the best you can, but you don’t have the tens of thousands of hours that PGA professionals dedicate?
Whatever you’re looking to do, through a strategy of nailing the fundamentals, obtaining the right gear for your swing and a focus on fun, we can get you where you’re wanting to go.
A couple of other quick notes:
Did I mention I build custom-fit golf clubs? Pretty sure I did… Anyway, I also work with a pretty wide-ranging budget; if you want brand-new, custom-fit clubs, I’m sure I can make it work.
I can also repair your broken clubs. retrofit your existing clubsI can also to new specs that’ll match your swing and body type. I file these both together under the “retrofitting umbrella” since a retrofit is kinda like a fancy repair.
Golf club “picker”. Like those guys on TV that find stuff. You fill out the online fitting form (or get fitted in person). You then give me a budget of what you’re willing to spend. For an extra 10%, my “finder’s fee”, I find the clubs that come as close as possible to matching those specs.
Be forewarned: if you want to buy clubs from me but don’t want to fill out the custom-fitting form, you’ll be letting me decide on the specs.
I have a set standard to which they’ll be built:
- Driver: 44.5″
- 3 wood: 43″
- 5 wood: 42″
- 6 iron: 37.5″ (all irons and hybrids based off that, in 1/2″ increments)
- Swing weight: D2
- Grip Size: Standard (.900″, or “standard”)
If you decide to buy without a fitting, these specs are what you’ll get.
We talked about the online fitting form; check it out here to get started!
Who Is Green Lantern Golf (AKA: GLG)?
I’m Justin, and I founded Green Lantern Golf as a means to help everyday golfers like you play better and make sound equipment buying decisions.
I’ve been a golfer for over 20 years, and a fitter/builder/repairman for nearly a decade.
Check out some of my handiwork here!
Before you ask, I’m going to tell you: no, I’m not a member of either the PGA or USGA. Why? Why, not? I’m qualified to join each, but what does having a shiny piece of paper do for you? It allows me to charge more for services, true, but that’s not what GLG is all about.
I’ve made a ton of mistakes in my golfing life, which did kinda hinder my progress. So, I created GLG to help keep you from making the same ones I have, and get better at a much faster pace.
I’m active on Quora if you want to check out some of my stuff there. Kind of a resume, I suppose.
You can also see me here:
I’ve been mentioned on Twitter! Check this out:
I’m not gonna lie… I think it’s pretty cool!
Most people haven’t taken to social media to talk me up, but I do have this:
If you’ve made it this far, why sign up and get more of what I can offer?