2015 Country Acres Custom Golf

Testimonials

Can’t tell you how much I love my new clubs. 

The driver and 5 wood are working well. Hit the 7 out of a fairway bunker yesterday. Crazy about both of my hybrids - easy to hit and right on line. 

Irons are so light, so much better than my old ones. 

Yesterday I played a match and won 5 and 4. 

Had someone ask me about wraps the other day so I tried to send you some business. 

Hope all is well with you and Debbie. 

Luan Neal 

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Don

 

FYI the reweighted putter is fantastic. My golfing buddies all wishing I would do like I usually do, and switch putters every other day. This baby is in my bag and I am putting GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Randall J Stoll CPA

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Don,

    Thank you for taking all the time to explain to me the science behind maximizing the flight of a struck golf ball.  I am a civil engineer by training and I appreciate the information behind the results.  That was the most informative session I have ever had concerning hitting a driver and I am looking forward to receiving the club and trying to put into practice the recommendations you have given me to max out the ball flight.  I will keep you informed as to how I progress.  Next thing will be to look at putting.  Thanks again really great……….Gary Fitz

 

Gary W. Fitzgerald, P.E.

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Played 9 at red hawk cc and 18 at Nashville today.  Irons were great. No more hitting it fat.  Driving and short game was good as well but irons were great. 5-6 faded, 7-A were spot on or pulled a bit.  Shot a 37 (+2) at red hawk and a 75 (+3) at Nashville.  Since I haven't played in over a month I'd say they are definitely helping.  I'll keep playing as much as I can this month but wow was there a difference.  I was even for all par 3's today. Thanks a bunch. 

Devon Fischer

Hi Don, I received your card yesterday and wanted to let you know I am very satisfied with my new driver. It has helped me find the fairway more often and added 10 to 15 yards per drive. Also your tip to shorten my backswing a bit has really paid off. Thanks for everything! I'm trying to decide what we can work on next...

Donald Murphy

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Hi Don,

 

Got your note last week, and thought I’d get in touch on my experience with the Epics.

 

Driver is just awesome. I rarely miss the fairway (usually have 12 of 14 fairways hit at Bellerive), and have picked up a conservative 15 yards per drive, sometimes more than that. Have a great deal of confidence in the Epic driver.

 

Irons are just terrific as well. Two things I’ve noted in particular. While I’m not sure I’ve picked up more than 5-10 yards distance per club, I rarely miss a shot. And I’m able to “spin back” the ball often, which I’ve never been able to do. Again, I have great confidence in the irons…love the look and results.

 

The hybrid is steady as a rock, can usually hit it 140-150 yards, and straight as an arrow. That’s likely not much distance for many folks, but it is dependable for me. If I’ve got sand or water to hit the ball over, I go to the hybrid.

 

The 5 wood and 7 wood – not so much. Cannot hit them consistently, and often hit to the right, which isn’t the case with other clubs. I’ve taken out my old Cobra 7 and 5 woods, and while I might get 15 yards less on each, they are more dependable. It is not unusual for me to not get either the 5 or 7 Epic wood in the air. I know it is my swing, and not the clubs, but I can’t figure it out.

 

All in all, I love the Epics. I shot an 88 at Bellerive on Friday…and that is very good for me. Won some money, too!

 

Sincere thanks for all your help.

 

Ed Glotzbach

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Just wanted to drop you a note to say THANK YOU! My game is coming back with your and Steve's help!! I LOVE  my clubs!! You and your wife are the bomb!!

The clubs fit great and added at least 10 yards to my game.

Thanks again!

Sharon Walden

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Don,

 

I got the chance to play a little last weekend.  Without a doubt a huge 

Improvement as far as hitting straight!

More distance as well.  At least 30 to

40 yards on my driver and 20 to 30 on

My 3 wood.  Much better feel with both

Of them.  Thanks for all your help and 

I will try to update more when I get the 

Chance to play more.

 

Thanks

Patrick

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Thanks Don

You won’t believe my first

Round with the new shafts!

Got a hole in one in the 12 hole a 155 yard up hill shot!

Love the feel the Higher flight and the accuracy!

Thanks could not be happier

Dan Shaw

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Hello Don,

Hope this note finds you well and with the occasional nicer weather, hope you are getting a chance to play. Have been playing twice a week on a simulator and today, the temperature got to the low 50's. I decided to do a quick 9 and hit the new Epic Driver for the first time outdoors. Did nine holes in under an hour. Absolutely fell in love with this driver. So light compared to my older Cleveland Hi-Bore. My misses were high and left. I was amazed at the distance also. Have been working on my swing so the combination is showing me some real promise. Getting ready to head for Tucson, AZ at the end of February for a month. Can't wait to use it on a daily basis. I was a little surprised at hitting this high. I believe some practice with it will yield a lower flight path. It is very easy to swing. I may be overs-winging a bit also as it is so much lighter. As I use it more, I will share more of my experience with it.

 

Thanks,

Jim Gries

Eureka, IL 

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Hey Don,

 

Chase loves his new irons…..BIG DIFFERENCE!

 

 

Please let me know when the driver and 3 wood are ready. I may have you overnight them…..(depending on cost).  You think it’s possible they could arrive this week?

 

 

Thanks!

 

Tim Claymeir

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Don,

 

Got a chance to play with the irons yesterday for the second time. First time I struggled with topping the ball and didn't hit very many good shots at all. Yesterday though, I thought I hit them really well. I'm really liking the irons. I struggled with distance control, but it was only the second time I've hit them. I seemed to go long on every approach shot to the green. The approach wedge now, was like my pitching wedge distance before. Overall I'm super pleased with them. I'm loving the hybrid also. I can't wait to play some more and get my distance down and start lowering my scores. I really appreciate all your help and expertise. It was definitely worth the investment. I will be getting a hold of you sometime and getting a driver fitting also. Got a chance to demo the Rogue driver from our local golf course yesterday and I really liked it.

 

Thanks again for everything,

Matthew Yard

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Review of Custom Fitting by Don Coyle at Country Acres Golf (Mt. Vernon, IL)

“Individualized Fittings Perfectly Blending Knowledge, Experience, and Technology”

 

I recently returned to golf after 15 years of playing once or twice a year.  My retirement, and golfing buddies, are turning me back into a regular.  Playing regularly quickly revealed that my 66-year-old body and swing were as out of date as my equipment.

 

Several of the people I play with are regulars in regional tournaments (e.g., Golf Channel Tour) and excellent players.  All reinforced the value of having a custom fitting as a prerequisite for getting new equipment and I’d done it with my last set of clubs 20 years ago.

 

Many of these individuals had gone from St. Louis, MO to work with Don Coyle at his Country Acres facility in Mount Vernon, IL (a 90 mile one-way trip).  Each one was very impressed with Don’s expertise, experience, and combining these with the latest technology to build a high-performing set of clubs that was best for their game.  Many of them had previously done fittings with local establishments, and each one said they were ultimately happier with the work that Don had done and talked about how Don’s experience, training, and certifications had led to him being rated as one of Golf Digest’s “Top 100 Clubfitters” in the U.S. for several years.  The research I did online completely supported the rave reviews.

 

My fittings with Don (one for driver, one for irons) were amazing.  Each one was about 90 minutes and very reasonably priced.  The Flight Scope system initial analysis was amazing in terms of the quality and quantity of the data.  When we began the process of working with all the difference components and tweaking each one is where Don’s experience became so clear.  As the data gave direction to multiple points, Don quickly honed in on what minor adjustments would have the most impact on each of the key variables we were trying to improve (e.g., distance, spin rate, shot dispersion, ball angle, etc.).  Each fitting clearly identified “the best” solution.

 

The ultimate tests are confidence and scoring for me.  My confidence began developing as soon as I got on the practice range with the new clubs and consistently hit smoother and straighter shots-even with the same swing.  My scoring has improved in the past 4 rounds by an average of about 5-6 strokes.  If I could chip and putt worth a darn, it would REALLY be much better as I am on in regulation and up and near the green much more effectively now.

 

Best of all, working with Don is a pure joy.  His communication is always prompt, clear, and informative and he is pleasant and courteous.  He is skilled at gathering lots of meaningful data before the fitting to help guide the process form the beginning.  He clearly loves what he does and his enthusiasm for giving you the best tools to become a better player is contagious.  I also love to support small, local businesses and Country Acres deserves recognition as an “A+” operation.  Thanks, Don!

 

Patrick Maloney                      St. Louis, MO

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Hi Don. I am hitting my Callaway irons very well, finally. My friends are impressed with the yardage and accuracy. I told them to go see you. You were right when you said I would gain a club to a club and a half in distance. I shot a 39 in league last week and I am getting more confidence every time out. Thanks for everything and I am sorry I didn't get in touch sooner.

Russ Jones

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I am currently a college golfer at Blackburn College and have a handicap of 5.  I have recently been fitted for a driver, three wood, iron set, wedges, and putter by Mr. Don Coyle.  I have to say that this is the smartest investment I have made in the game of golf to date.  Don is very thorough with his fittings and looks to get the best out of your swing with the latest clubs available.  I am currently playing the Callaway Epic Sub-zero driver with 9.5 degrees of loft with an Accra Fx270 M4 with the head end of the shaft tipped to X-flex.  I love this driver it is easier to hit off the tee and nearly 10 yards of carry distance longer than my previous driver.  I also play the Callaway XR fairway wood in the Accra Fx270 M4 shaft as well.  This fairway wood is incredibly hot and I hit it great both off the tee and from the fairway.  For irons, Don fitted me with the Callaway Apex and Apex forged combo set.  I play the 4-7 iron in the Apex and the 8 iron-approach wedge in the Apex forged.  These irons are so much more forgiving than my previous set and I look to play these irons for a long time.  The fitting process for the irons was relatively smooth and only took about an hour.  With wedges, Don fitted me for the Callaway Mack Daddy 4 wedges in the 54 and 58 degree to properly fit my distance gaps in my yardages.  Now for my favorite club in the bag, the putter.  Don custom fit me for an Edel putter.  The Edel putter fitting system is unlike anything I have ever done.  There is so much more to the putter fitting than I originally thought and I highly recommend getting a putter fitting as soon as possible.  All in all, the fitting for all of these clubs do take some time, but it is more than worth it.  Don is one of the best and he is always willing to work with you! -

 

Anthony Harper

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I was recommended to go to Don Coyle from a couple teammates. I wasn’t too sure how I felt about going to Don since he lives 2 hours from my hometown when 30 minutes down the road is a golf store that previously did my work for me, but I do not regret going to Don at all. Anytime I need work done on my club I drive the 2 hours because I believe Don is one of the best in the business. I am currently a senior at Blackburn College and have a handicap of 4. I have been fitted for a custom Acrra shaft and a 2017 M1 driver. This was a great learning experience for me because I had never been through a fitting process. Don was extremely helpful and patient. I got fitted for extensions in my irons and in my putter, got all new grips on all my clubs, and had my 50 degree wedge bent to a 48 degree wedge and all of this only took a day for Don to finish and get them back to me. Don is one of the best in the business and truly has your best interest in the mind, he wants to see all of his customers succeed and will do whatever he can to help you shoot the lowest round you can possibly shoot. 

Jordan

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Don       Just wanted to drop you a note to say THANK YOU! My game is coming back with your and Steve's help!! I LOVE  my clubs!! You and your wife are the bomb!!

The clubs fit great and added at least 10 yards to my game.

Thanks again!

Sharon Walden

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Don,

    Sorry I have been a while in getting you some feedback on the driver you built for me.  Unfortunately my work schedule has been so busy that I have not had enough chance to play to get some consistent feedback until now.  Good news for me.  I am averaging approximately 20 yards (carry plus roll) farther with my new driver than with the old one.  I can easily tell this because as I play at the courses that I am familiar with I can simply compare where my new drives stop as compared to the old drives. As a result my handicap in my Thursday night 9 hole league dropped from 2 to 0.  Also in my Monday evening 18 hole league my handicap has dropped from 3 to 1.  This did not happen by accident.  I am now hitting shorter iron approach shots and either hitting a few par 5’s in 2 or at least getting so close that I am getting relatively easy up and down chances. 

     Further I am finding that I almost never slice this new driver.  Even when I am trying to hit an intentional fade I really have to open the face and cut across the ball to get a medium cut.  So trouble on the right off the tee box is not much of an issue for me anymore, unless of course I get sloppy with my alignment.  I always have to watch that. 

    My confidence level is up so I probably am realizing some psychological benefits as well as the physical benefits from my new driver.   It is hard to quantify this aspect of the game, but I have played long enough to know that it is very important.

     I am still “experimenting” with my swing in an attempt to get my launch angle up a couple of degrees.  When I actually do it right and still maintain solid face contact I really get good distance.  Also now that most of the courses are dry in the fairways and rough but have soft and spongy greens I have gone to a harder two (2) piece ball like a Callaway Warbird.  Works very well.  When the fairways soften up again and the greens firm up I will be back to the Pro V1’s.

    Bottom line is that I could not be happier with my new driver.  I have had immediate positive results and I know I will get better with it as time goes on.  I can’t wait. 

    Any suggestions that you have as I move forward concerning the settings and their adjustments on the club would be most welcome.  I have told many of my golfing buddies about you and I know that Carl Unverferht has already wised up and got a driver from you.  Next new club for me will be a putter.  I will come see you for that when I am ready to make that move.

    Thanks for the really great experience……….Gary Fitz

 

Gary W. Fitzgerald, P.E.

President

 

Lyon Industries, Inc.

1401 Mississippi Ave., Bay 13

Sauget, IL  62201

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Good morning Don,

I hope all is well your way. Just wanted to give you an update on the clubs you fitted me for over the winter. Getting fitted was truly a great decision. I started the year at a 16.5 hc, currently sitting at a 12.2 hc and trending to be a 11.6 hc. Thank you for everything and have a wonderful day.

Chris Medler

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I know you've got lots of customers but since switching to the steelheads you made me I've dropped my handicap (for the year) from 15.7 to 7.4.  And gained 13 yards on the 9iron.  Hitting the Attack wedge 125

Devon Fischer

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Don,

    Thank you for taking all the time to explain to me the science behind maximizing the flight of a struck golf ball.  I am a civil engineer by training and I appreciate the information behind the results.  That was the most informative session I have ever had concerning hitting a driver and I am looking forward to receiving the club and trying to put into practice the recommendations you have given me to max out the ball flight.  I will keep you informed as to how I progress.  Next thing will be to look at putting.  Thanks again really great……….Gary Fitz

 

Gary W. Fitzgerald, P.E.

President

 

Lyon Industries, Inc.

1401 Mississippi Ave., Bay 13

Sauget, IL  62201

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Don,

 

     I am really enjoying my new golf clubs that were custom made by you for me.  My golf game has definitely improved.  I am having a hard time believing the difference in the yardage between my old clubs and the new set. My driver is more consistent within the fairway and getting about 225-250 yards.  My 5 wood is a solid 190-200 yards, the 4 hybrid is approximately 170 yards, and the 6 iron is 145-150 yards which is what my old 4 iron used to be.  I could go on and on about the custom made clubs, but needless to say I am very pleased with my golf clubs.  Thank you.

 

Respectfully,

 

Danny Piquard

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Hi Don,

I’ve had a chance to play with the new irons a few times now and I’m amazed at how well they are doing.  No lie – I’m hitting them all at least 15-20 yards further than my previous setup and with better accuracy

 

Thanks,

Chris

Chris Ousley

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Don thanks for checking up about driver, i am back in north carolina now, i went to my swing coach, in 30 min problem solved, he also sells wishon  ,  he likes the club said it was a great choice , i have picked up about 25- 30 yds and straight as an arrow, he says poss 10-15 more In  little while, but that puts me at 190-195, should be 200-210 shortly just went there saturday, be back in spring want hybrids  Thanks again

Jerry Rieckenberg

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Don

 

Hello-hope you are well!

 

I have had a busy first 3 months of retirement, and golf lessons have been a big part of it.  The clubs you designed are working out very well!  Now all I need to do is translate the lessons into performance on the course.  Sometimes easier said than done!

 

Thanks again for all your help in designing and building my new clubs-they do make a real difference.

 

Warmest regards,

 

Mike Zychinski

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Hi Don

I love the driver== Much more accurate and 15-20 yards longer because of hitting in the center of the club face.  I have not had 1 hook yet.

Troy

Troy Redfern

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Hey don this is tanner I just wanted to sum up my golf season this year. I won the little ilinois conference with a 79. Also transfered to sectionals with a 78 got 6th overall out of 65 people. Then went to sectionals and struggled a little I missed state by 2 shots. It was a great year and thank you for eveyrthing.
Thanks Tanner

Tanner Reed

Dear Don

     The new clubs are working well.   Distance is pretty good for the driver and my Control is better with my 4 wood.    Thanks for your help.   I might be sending my son up there sometime this summer.

Best Regards

Michael P. Tison

Harrisburg IL

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Hi Don

I would like to thank you for my new clubs. With my new clubs I took 15 strokes off of my game and made 5 all conference and missed regional by one stroke. It was a great year with the new clubs. I am now looking to get a custom fit driver. What would be my best option coming down there and hitting a bunch of different drivers or what do you recommend. I am kind of leaning towards the callaway big bertha driver.

Thanks again Tanner Reed

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Don,

 

I was fortunate to get out and play a couple of rounds with the new putter and I wanted to let you know that the putter was great.  I normally line up all my putts with a line on my ball to ensure that I am aimed properly, but I went without any lining and just lined up like I did in your shop and the results were awesome.  I made several putts and putted very well.  Thank you again.  Looking forward to seeing you in the spring.

Chris Scott

Waterloo IL

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Hi Don,

Wanted to let you know I am very pleased with the driver and irons I have been fitted for.  Seem to hit them better each time I play.  I am interested in a putter fitting if we could schedule a time.  

Thanks,

Keith Doehring

Nashville IL

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Don:

Just wanted to let you know that my new clubs you set me up with are fantastic!!  My Callaway XR irons perform really well and I’m getting my distances down the more I play.  The rule of thumb that they are about 1 club farther in distance is holding true for me.  Even off center hits travel a long way.  My new XR Pro driver is keeping me consistently in the fairway and distance has been great.  Thanks for setting me up and I will be getting with you soon about some new wedges.

Shane Chaney

Herrin, IL

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Don, receive the golf clubs Monday at noon. Try them out in the evening. They worked well. The only messes were my fault. When I connected it was wonderful. Thank you so very much.

Steve Knudson

Cedar Rapids Iowa

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Don:

 

Just wanted to drop a note saying how much I love the clubs.  The golf swing lessons i have been taking are starting to show the results and the clubs make a huge difference.  I have so much confidence in them that i feel like I am always in position to get a birdie.  Last two 9 hole rounds have been a 1 over par total , a 35 on a par 35 and shot a 37 on a par 36 last night in league at AnnBriar.  Really happy, thanks so much for all the work you did for my clubs.

 

Thanks, Alan

 Alan Wattles

Waterloo IL

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Hi Don

     I stopped at the range this morning before work to try the driver and was hitting awesome.  My trajectory was a lot lower and I'm guessing I picked up 20 yards or move very consistently.   I'm toing to the range tomrorrow before work and try te irons.   I will keep you up to date. 

Thanks  Chris Martinez

Good Morning Don,

     I wanted to give you an update.........Let it go seems to be the secret.....Wonderful feeling when I find the sweet spot....I flew it further on the range Saturday and Sunday than the  other time.....I'm playing in our hard course tournament on Suday...bring it on!

Thanks for everything....

Chris Conrad

Taylorville IL

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   Update....  I played bear creek in wentzville this morning shot 1 over on the front 3 putted the first hole and was 2 under on the back had 4 birdies and 3 bogeys for the day. Very happy with my clubs extremely consistent and felt great. I might be interested in getting a 4 iron whenever you come back but no hurry. I have a gap between my 5 iron and 3 hybrid so I might go ahead and try the 4 iron. Hope all is well and very grateful for all your help.

Thank you very much once again. 
Chris Martinez

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Don,

 

I received the driver today. Hit some balls with it and I love it. I'm definitely getting more distance with it. Worth every penny.

 

Thank you,

Rob

 

Rob McLean

Taylorville IL

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I was a golf pro in the Gateway PGA Section for 4 years. I've given hundreds of lessons and if i would have had 10% of the knowledge that Don has, I would probably still be in the business. He is the real deal. This is how the Big Boys and Girls get treated. He has all the technology you need and he takes the time to try everything so you know you have the best fit for you. If you ever have a second thought about your equipment, go to Don and that will be one thing about the game that you will never have to worry about again.

 

Clint Hamel

Highland IL

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Don,

I was able to play 9 holes last Sunday afternoon and to hit some additional balls on Wednesday with the new clubs that you built me and all that I can say is wow! They look awesome at address, they feel really good, and they perform great. The distance control, trajectory, and dispersion with the irons are much better than anything that I have ever used. And the driver and 4 wood are long and straight. I reached the par 5 in two on Sunday in wet conditions and I very rarely even get there in two when the course is playing fast and dry. And the PM wedge is one ugly club but it performs beautifully around the greens. I can hit it high or low and it spins better than anything that I have hit since the groove change. You did an oustanding job with my fitting and with your recommendations for clubhead a and shafts. I am completely satisfied with this set. The only thing that I will probably do in the spring is have you build me an Apex hybrid, as I may want a little better gap between my 4 wood and my 4 iron. I also may do a putter fitting in the spring as well. 

 

Thank you so much for all your expertise and hard work in building the best clubs for me. 

   Chris Scott

Sparta IL

 

 

 

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Hi Don –

 

Hope things are going well there, and your golf game is superb, too. It’s been a good summer to get out and play.

 

Now that I’ve had a chance to  use my new clubs several times, thought I’d send you an update. I’m very pleased. And they seem to work for me very well.

 

I’m hitting the driver a good 20 yards further than I’ve hit it in any recent memory…and allows me to hit a green now and then in regulation, which I had stopped doing. I might be off the fairway by a yard or two on the drive, but otherwise, always as they say “on the short grass.” Makes for a very fun game.

 

The fairway woods are equally good, and hitting them a greater distance as well. Ditto for the hybrids…can hit the 5 hybrid as far as the 7 wood.

 

Irons are more dependable than they’ve ever been for me, only problem I have is that I hit them further than I think I’m going to. So hitting over the greens a fair amount, but that is just learning the right club. Good problem to have!

 

My scores have gone from the high 90’s to the low 90’s, and am confident I can get it lower from there. Need to improve on putting.

 

Anyway, wanted to say thanks, and to let you know that the new clubs have really worked well, and the game is much more fun.

 

I appreciate your patience with me. Thanks! You’re a terrific craftsman.

 

Ed Glotzbach

St Louis MO

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Irons are doing great shot my age today a 69 three putted the last green  thanks again  

(Callaway XR Pro)


Dick S.

Olney IL

 

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Hi Don

    I absolutely love the new irons (Wishon 575 blades) and hope to set up a putter fitting soon!!

Troy Livesay

Pana IL

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Hi Don

 

The Callaway Mack daddy 2 wedges are great! All of them were spinning like crazy while the micro grooves on the face were there. Those dude where off pretty quickly, but the wedges still produce the amount of spin you would expect. The 52° wedge performs just like a higher lofted pitching wedge which is exactly what I wanted. The 56° C-grind has a great turf interaction. The real gem is the 60° U-grind. I use it from 100 yards and in. I can manipulate the face and create lots of shots around the green to really help me get up and down. If anybody is wanting to improve their short game, this is the best club I have ever used for learning to hit different shots around the green.

 

Also, the KBS 610 shafts are working great. I am having very little trouble flighting the ball down with a controlled amount of spin with this shaft/head combination.   Thanks

Ben Barth

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Hi Don

Sorry I have not gotten back to you sooner.  The hybrids are great. Lot easier to hit than long irons. The irons I am hitting a lot straighter.  Distance control is my biggest issue right now.  A lot of that has to do with my swing but it is getting better.  Did not play as much this fall as I wanted to but I am enjoying it more with the new irons.  Next the driver!

Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you and your wife.  I will keep you posted.     Mark

Mark Berndsen

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Don is really a great guy. His best trait is he listens to what you say to help you get into the correct clubs for yourself. Unlike some of the big box stores where you feel pressured into getting what they think is right for you without taking the time to really understand what you really need. I’ve gotten all of my clubs fit through Don. We are still experimenting with putters but all of the rest of my clubs are set. After two years of playing with the set that Don has created for me I’ve went from a 12 handicap to an 8 handicap. I have more confidence with the clubs Don has made because I know that they will respond exactly how my swing works. My game is more consistent. Working with Don has been a pleasure. For any person wanting to improve their games getting a new set of clubs or at least getting fit will help. Just learning things from the flight scope and the videos Don takes helps you overall understand more about your swing. The whole fitting session almost feels more like a lesson and a learning experience than just analyzation. Don takes his experience and helps you get to where you want to go. The only thing I wish is it was closer to my house. I drive an hour and a half to go see Don but its well worth it. Thanks Don!

Steve Rommerskirshen

Pocahontas IL

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Don has tons of knowledge and the tools to put his knowledge to work in your golf game! Very pleased with my geek golf driver and pro a-12 irons. I will be back for more!

Blaith Belangee/Fairfield IL

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Hi Don

Just wanted to let you know that the driver that you built for me 3 years ago is still working great!  Keep up the good work.

Larry Elliott

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Hey Don:

I played my first round of golf today with my new clubs.  I really like them.  I’m hitting a high power fade with the driver; I think I need to tee ball lower as the ball seems to be making contact on upper part of the sweet spot.  I’m hitting the irons higher than old irons with a slight improvement in distance.  I really hit the 4 wood well and got close to the distance I’m looking for with that club.  I only hit the 5/6 hybrid once but got about 150; so that’s good.  I imagine if it was a little warmer the ball would be going further with all the clubs.  Bottom line is I think you built me the best clubs possible for my swing—which still needs some work.

OK, just wanted to let you know I’m happy with clubs.  Hope you and Debbie have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  Out here.  Cheers, Roger.

Roger Baskett

O’Fallon Illinois

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Don, I’m sorry it took me so long to let you know how the clubs are working. The driver and fairway woods I absolutely love. I love the feel and distance I get from them. I rarely pull hook as did with my old set. I have not had to adjust the driver at all. It seems perfect. The 4 wood I hit far better than I did my old 3 wood and I’m more accurate. The mid-range irons I seldom use. I am either on or within wedge range on most holes. If I do have to use, them they perform adequately. Now the wedges – I am struggling with them. I don’t seem to have the distance I had with my old ones. I have played quite a few rounds and around the green is a challenge. Chipping and pitching was never my strong suit, so I am hoping the practice range will help me figure them out. I will keep you posted on how things go in the next month or so.

Thank you again for all the work you did on my set. Overall I am quite happy with the outcome.

Doug Klingaman

Rock Island IL

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★★★★★ Don at Country Acres Custom Golf is fantastic! He is extremely professional and thorough. He was nice enough to go through an iron and driver analysis on the Flightscope simulator. It was amazing to see the feedback based on different shafts and clubs I was able to try. This helped to better fit me to the proper shaft. It also confirmed what I was feeling when I hit different shafts (Dynamic Gold vs. Project X vs. KBS Tour). I had a successful fitting of Adams CMB irons with KBS C-Taper shafts.

Don also worked on some driver shafts so I could evaluate the proper shaft for my game. His workmanship is top notch and he has a high level of detail. His pricing is very fair and the quality of work is consistent. Thank you for the great experience in building me a new set of irons!

Ben Serrill

Wheeling IL

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Hi Don

Getting to know club distance /adaptations better and more comfortable every time on the course .The more I improve my golf skills ,your Club Fitting comes into focus personally my compliments to you job well done! I love that 56 when out at 60/50 yds comes in high and at times a nice back spin.  ? Had an interesting game Friday front 9 44 back nine 55 , got to bulling too much on the back nine ! Golf one has to concentrate. That’s about it Don hope you and yours have a great day… Andy

Andy Moran—Orland Park Illinois

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The only word to describe my new Adams driver is PERFECT!  This club has added 15 yards to my drives.  This is the first time I have been fitted for any club and I am very satisfied with the fitting and have learned several new golf terms that have educated me on what the club can accomplish.

Don was a joy from beginning to end.  His knowledge and patience completely sold me on the club.  I will tell all of my friends how happy I am with Country Acres Custom Golf!

Melody Maurer

Mt. Vernon IL

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Don,
I wanted to let you know that I had a hole in one today while playing in a scramble with Matt Hefley (who you also built some clubs for). It was on a short par 4 (250 yards) at Fairfield Country Club. With a little wind at the back I used a 4 iron and it hit on the green, released a little, and then we never saw it! Hole in one and double eagle all on the same hole. We ended up shooting 13 under for the day. Thanks again for the clubs.

Bryce Holman (Bryce was fit for a set of Wishon blades)
Fairfield IL

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Don
You made a driver for me and it has helped my game tremendously. Your evaluation was extensive and very accurate and I feel confident in recommending other golfers to your business.

Thank you
Dan Harris
Mt. Vernon IL

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Hi Don
Since I have gotten my new clubs I have been striking the ball better, longer with the irons & more consistently. Don was very thorough and explained everything well and was very friendly. He fit me with the best equipment that was in my budget. The clubs even helped me hit my first ever hole in one at the ripe age of 24! If anyone is thinking about getting fitted, reshafted, or any repair work done, I tell them to go see Don!

Colin Overstreet
Mt. Vernon IL

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Hi Don
I am very pleased with the look and feel of my new clubs. One of my desires was to reduce the frequency and amount of “hook”—-that has been accomplished. It has been a n adjusstment for me to play less draw, my scoring has been similar to past years {probably lack of play is a big factor). fitting was very comprehensivve and would even impress the most technically minded golfer (I’m more of a feel guy). Very pleased overall.

Clark Overstreet
Mt. Vernon IL

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My good friend Don,
I cannot tell you how much I appreciate all the time and work you did in suggesting this driver. I am hitting the ball better, longer, and straighter—-most of the time! You have worked very hard in developing your business and are doing it with excellence. If I can ever be of help to you or Debby please let me know.

Your friend Jim
Judge Jim Wexxsten
Mt. Vernon IL

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Don
The clubs I had built fit me perfect. I have lowered my handicap by 8 strokes since I started using the new clubs. I would recommend that all golfers use custom fitted clubs!

Thanks
Billy Adkisson
Bloomington IL

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Don
I want to let you know the putter you built for me is working great! Thanks to my new putter and some of the pointers you gave me during my fitting, I’ve been making significantly more putts and am much more confident on the greens. I feel the fitting was very thorough and essential to finding and building the right putter for me. Thanks for your help!

J. A. Esser

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Hi Don
The new clubs are great especially the driver and hybrids. The irons are good as well. The fitting was very specific and helped me know more about my swing faults. You do a great job and I thank you!

Rich Carlson
Mt. Vernon IL

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Don
The driver you built for me made an improvement in accuracy and consistency in driving the ball. I think it is crucial to have a driver that fits me vs. the longer shafted ones I have been using. This one works much better with the PPG swing I use.
Thank you

Jim Gissy
St. Louis MO

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Don,
The entire set that you made for me are perfect. I can tell a dramatic difference between the MOI and traditional swingweighting, and the MOI is definitely the way to go and is well worth the cost. The only thing that has surprised me is the increase in distance of about 5-7 yards (1/2 club) in my irons. I wasn’t expecting that much of an increase, but it seems to be a consistent increase in all of my irons. Is this a result of going to a little softer shaft than I had in my previous set, or from the MOI, or both? The driver and 3 wood are longer too, and much more consistent. The 2 iron hybrid which has the Dynamic Gold shaft has a softer feel, and the trajectory is a little higher than the rest of the set, but it is perfect for the application in which I utilize this club. This is hands down the best set of clubs that I have ever had. The experience has been overwhelmingly a positive one, and I have given your name out repeatedly to those that I come in contact with at my club. Your knowledge of the clubfitting and your craftsmanship is outstanding. Thank you again for all your work.

Chris D. Scott

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Hi Don-
I think this club you made for me is defective. I played in a golf tournament with over 175 golfers and on the longest drive hole all I could hit it was……………………… 330 yards TO WIN THE LONGEST DRIVE!
Thank you so much for your custom club making abilities.

Dan Thompson

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Dear Mr. Coyle
My dad told me I should write you a note about the golf clubs I am using this year. The shafts and grips you put on my new clubs are working great and I am having a good summer with my new clubs. I am playing Junior Tournaments in Illinois and Alabama this year, including the 56th Annual Futures Masters in Dotham, Alabama. My club set is as good as any of my competitors. Thank you very much and I hope you can help with my clubs in the future.

Sincerely
Michael J. Molt II

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Dear Mr. Coyle,
I wanted to send you a short note to express my satisfaction and appreciation for your excellent work in customizing my son’s goolf clubs. As you know, Michael II is 12 years old and has been playing in Junior Tournaments since he was 6. Michael plays golf left-handed and in the past, I have had some difficulty in providing him with properly sized clubs, which have shafts with an appropriate flex. Your analysis using your equipment and computer programs for shaft recommendations was much appreciated. I was very pleased that the shafts, which you selected for Michael’s Cleveland TA-5 irons and his mixed set of woods have been perfect for him. Michael is again having a good year in Junior Golf and much of the credit goes to you for putting together an appropriately sized and shafted club set for him.
I have been very pleased at the personal interest you have taken in Michael and his Junior Golf career and we plan to continue to use your services as Michael advances in age and his club requirements change. Once again, thank you for your good work.

Yours truly
Law Office of
Michael J. Molt
Fairfield IL

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Don,
Just wanted to drop you a line and let you know how much I’ve benefited from the new shaft you installed. The Swing Science Hex 360 has transformed the most hated part of my game (driving) to one that I actually enjoy. It added 20-30 yards (no kidding) to my drives. It’s made a huge difference for someone that was not long off the tee.
But, none of this would have taken place if not for your service and attention to detail. Matching the shaft to my exact needs goes beyond simply installing a new shaft. You proved that you are truly interested in your customers’ enjoyment of the game.
Thanks for all the personal attention. You’ve gained a customer that won’t be shy about letting folks know about you and your shop.

Thanks again,
Preston House

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Hi Don:

I took the driver to the range last night and had a blast.  Most shots were straight and long.  I pulled a few left, but didn’t slice a single ball.  I was hitting on the range at Indian Hills and on several shots it went over the fence and I could hear the ball hitting the trees.  Alan Stockman was there and guessed that I was hitting them 275.

The CD that you gave me has my name written on it, but the video is of a man named Tony Kulis.  I guess Tony may be watching my CD?

Thanks again.  I’ve very happy so far.  Can’t wait to play with it on Sunday.

Tom Jackson

Mt. Vernon IL

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Don, just an update,

Now that I’ve been using my new driver teed up at the correct height, my game is really taking off.  I’m able to use my “normal swing” with my driver, which I’ve never really been able to do before.

Before our fitting session, I had to adjust myself differently for my driver, than I did for my fairway woods and irons.  Since I’ve been fitted correctly, not only are my tee shots more consistently on the fairway, or at least “in play” in the first cut, but my fairway woods are more consistent as I’m able to setup consistently every time.  My drives are now as long, and sometimes longer, for those I play with in my age group (58), so I’m now more competitive as a social golfer.

I’ve dropped my GHIN handicap 2 strokes in the past month, since I’ve started using my new driver, and although we’re nearing the end of the golfing season in South Dakota, I’m playing with a confidence I never had before.

I’d probably have lowered my handicap even more, if I wasn’t wearing multiple layers of clothing and shivering from the cold we’ve had the past week.  It’s really difficult to putt when you can’t feel your fingers – lol

Forecast is warmer weather next week, so I’ll keep working at it=|;0)

Thanks again, for helping me find the driver I needed to work for ME!

William Beals

Coleman, South Dakota

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Don,

Just wanted to let you know I finally got some range time with the driver this weekend and I’m now comfortable using the driver teed up lower, as you suggested.  It DOES make a difference and I’m hitting the sweet spot more consistently now and it’s starting to pay off.  I played an 88 today and since no group was backed up behind me, I was able to use both the new driver and the one I was using before on a few holes and I’m definitely more consistent keeping my drive on the fairway and with more consistent distance than I am using my “old club”.

My rough estimate from the GPS on the cart is a gain of 10 – 12 yards on average and 50% more fairways using my new driver.  As a matter of fact, I only had one drive with the new driver that could really be considered trouble (and it wasn’t a particularly good swing on my part), where I put myself in deep rough and / or trees with my old one 50% of the holes I used it on.

Thanks again for helping me get setup with a driver that’s fit more ME!

William Beal

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Don:

I wanted to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you for all of your help in fitting me for a driver.  I was truly amazed at the amount of time you spent with me to make sure that I received the proper equipment.  More impressive was the manner in which you explained each step in the process.  I had absolutely no clue what the numbers meant that the computer was generating on each swing until you took the time to explain them.  Though I have been through the process before, I have never had anyone spend the amount of time that you did.

I can honestly say that I am extremely satisfied with the driver that you built for me.  I would like to say to anyone that is struggling with any facet of their game that it would be well worth their time to seek out your assistance.  My son is terribly excited about your willingness to fit him and I look forward to watching him go through the process.  To be perfectly blunt, their is no other person that I would trust to fit him for clubs after the genuine concern you showed towards me.

Once again, if anyone out their is struggling with their game, do yourself a favor and contact Don Coyle.  I am confident in saying that it is well worth the effort.  We are truly fortunate to have a person as knowledgeable and caring as Don in our golfing community.

Thanks a million

Sincerely

Todd Ringel

Mt. Vernon IL

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The fairway wood and I have been best friends for some time.  It has really been a reliable club for those times a 4 iron is not enough.  Long (about 200 yards give or take 15 yards) and straight.

The driver has taken a bit longer to get going well.  Some I attribute to setup (no red t square on the tee) and some I attribute to greed (no aim point about 6 feet ahead with a long open fairway ahead).  I managed to be on the 570 yard 5th (with water 40 to 50 yards short of the green) in regulation which is a first.  I have been able to control my greed and set up better with time for some really nice LONG and STRAIGHT drives.  The club championship is coming up the 24th and 25th and will be the real test. looking forward to that.

Thank You
Bill Kucera

Herrin IL

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Don,

Just wanted to let you know I finally got some range time with the driver this weekend and I’m now comfortable using the driver teed up lower, as you suggested.  It DOES make a difference and I’m hitting the sweet spot more consistently now and it’s starting to pay off.  I played an 88 today and since no group was backed up behind me, I was able to use both the new driver and the one I was using before on a few holes and I’m definitely more consistent keeping my drive on the fairway and with more consistent distance than I am using my “old club”.

My rough estimate from the GPS on the cart is a gain of 10 – 12 yards on average and 50% more fairways using my new driver.  As a matter of fact, I only had one drive with the new driver that could really be considered trouble (and it wasn’t a particularly good swing on my part), where I put myself in deep rough and / or trees with my old one 50% of the holes I used it on.

Thanks again for helping me get setup with a driver that’s fit more ME!

William Beal/South Dakota

Don,Just wanted to drop you a note and tell you how pleased I am with the new clubs. I am finally shooting rounds in the 70′S. I should have gotten custom fitted along time ago. look forward to doing business with you in the future.               Randy Macari

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Don,

Just to drop you a quick comment. My wife and I are finally getting out to play some, and the clubs you built for us are great. We both enjoy playing now, and our scoring has improved tremendously, and most of all we are having a great time.

Every time we play, we are shooting better scores.It is amazing how properly fit clubs, make all the difference, and you enjoy playing more. You truly are a Master builder. Thanks again very much.

Jerry Shafer

Benton, KY

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Don,
My apologies for not corresponding with you sooner.  My new position has kept me so very busy, which unfortunately has not allowed me to golf as much as I would like.  Plus all the rain hasn’t helped at all.  I have played two rounds (a far cry from the round a week I wanted).  I absolutely love my new clubs.  What a difference having the proper equipment has made!!  Not only am I striking the ball with better consistency, but I have found the game much more enjoyable.  I have found myself astonished and doing a double take to make sure that the ball in the fairway is actually mine as I am striking the ball with greater distance.  Now, if I could just correct my aim!  Thank you so much.
Sincerely,
Drew Osika

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Don

Just a note to let you know that I just love the shaft you picked out for me.  I had the best driving day I have ever had on Sunday.  We shot a 65 and won our flight.  I couldn’t have done it without you!!!!

Jack Thompson

Effingham Illinois

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Hey Don, Just got your note, good time for an update. Previous not described playing in a 4-man scramble and using 75% of my shots. Then played with my golf team’s A player, 3 handicap, several times and made him shoot a 39 to beat my 40. (my first 40) Since then, I have made so many good shots that I don’t know how to react sometimes. Missed an 8 foot eagle putt, that would have been pretty cool. Played nine holes at the lake last month and if I would have made my birdie putt on nine, would have been my first 36, PAR. To be honest, Don, I didn’t expect this kind of results for maybe another year. Part of it is my swing is coming together, but most of these major improvements have happened since your fitting and the new clubs.  I can’t express to you how much my game has come around. I could go on and on, but I am a very slow typist and I have to go to work tomorrow. It was the most rewarding thing that I have ever done for myself. If I didn’t live so far away, I would be dropping by all the time just to say hey. I still might….   Don’t worry.   Will stay in touch.    Thanks, again      Don Klein   Troy, IL

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Don

Just a short note concerning the status of the clubs that you fitted and built for me.

I am extremely satisfied with the entire set of clubs (4-PW and driver) that you built for me and that words cannot describe the enjoyment and anticipation I once again have for the game.  I was so frustrated with my old set of clubs that I almost had given up hope of ever playing a good round of golf again. I change clubs every 2 or 3 years and my old set of clubs (premium high profile and marketed) were so mismatched for my swing it’s a wonder I was able to break 90.  I was very inconsistent from iron to iron and I could not figure out what had happened to my overall game.

Getting fitted in the winter (February and March) gave me some concerns but so far I am satisfied. Especially with the feel and consistent distance between them and I am hitting the clubs so much more solid that I cannot wait to get outside.

Our courses in northeastern Wisconsin are not open yet. I have hit them inside and am playing rounds at various courses using my club’s simulator. My wife and I are flying to phoenix in mid April and playing a few rounds of golf which will be first real test for new clubs.

I will keep you apprised of the results and probable handicap changes throughout the year.

Thanks again.

Gordy

Gordy Lunquist/Menasha Wisconsin

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Don,

Kolt played his first round with the new driver.  The average distance with the old driver was 208 yds. His longest drive was 238 [with the help of a cart path].

Yesterday he averaged 231 yds. His longest drive was 258 [right down the middle].  He had a couple in the 240’s.  The shorter one’s were not the clubs fault.  We will call it “operator error”.  Now it is a matter of becoming more consistent.

He is able to shape it pretty well on the range but is not confident enough yet to try it on the course.  It will come.

Thanks for giving Kolton the equipment to reach his full potential.  To say we are pleased is an understatement.  At this point I don’t think we need to make any adjustments.  I will keep you posted.

Greg Pavloff

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Don:

I want to just drop you a note to thank you for the excellent job which you did in terms of fitting me with the new set of clubs.  I would have gotten a hold of you sooner but I haven’t been able to play to much this Summer.

I really love the new driver which I beleive you called a 919THI by descripition.  I hit that driver well and I consistantly hit it well.

I use the 16.5 on the long par fours and on all of the par fives.  It preforms admirably.

The 7 and 9 woods are really good as well.  I really get the ball up and get imediate and high loft.

I will have to agree with you that you could put the “scratch” wedges up against any of the high marketed wedges.  I have also had excellent preformence with the 5 – 9 irons.

What can I say.  I highly pleased and just wanted to let you know that.  Please feel free to use my name as a referrence for any of these clubs or for your fitting services.

Ed Fisher

Chester IL

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Don,

I am very happy with the Alpha Fairway woods that you built for me. I have been playing golf for over 30 years and must say that these woods are by far the best that I have ever owned.  I have the best of both worlds. I have an increase in distance AND accuracy.  Your quick turn around time is also a plus.  I will not hesitate to call you when I am ready for a new set of irons. I will also urge my friends to contact you.

Thanks,

Brian

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I should include that your work is tremendous.  I’ve either won or lead most tournaments this year, shot under par half the tournament rounds recorded, and I’m undefeated in KS Cup Match Play for our team (Colbert Hills Golf Club).  I’ve been playing the MacGregor VIP 1025 musclebacks and VIP wedges you built for me and shaping the ball great!

Thanks,

Dave

David A. Craft, DDS
General Dentistry

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Don,

I wanted to send you a note and let you know how much I LOVE these Scratch Golf Wedges. The 54 and the 58 have significantly improved my shortgame, and I love the way they feel, both out of the rough, and the sand.

The Digger/Driver sole you recommended is perfect, since that is how I come through the ball. I have holed out more times this year than ever before. In the Green Hills Amateur, when Tom Portner was making a charge, I knocked it in from 55 yards to stay in the lead, which I never relinquished. Playing with my wife the next weekend, I made it from 79 yards on 15 for another eagle, and a skin, and several times I’ve holed it from the greenside bunkers.

I would recommend these wedges to anyone looking to keep his/her shortgame sharp, but only after you fitting them like you did mine. We bent some lofts and lies, got them where I wanted them, and I will never give them up, until they need replaced with new Scratch Golf Wedges from Country Acres Golf!

Thanks again,

Brandon Bullard

Executive Director

Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce

618-242-5725 Office

618-242-TIME- Time and Temp.

chamberexec@mvn.net

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Hi Don:    Thank you so much for the fitting and the clubs you built for me.  My handicap has dropped 2 strokes in the last month and last week-end I won the club championship at my country cub(Senior).   The wedges you built for me are the best I have ever owned.

Randy Murray

Arthur IL

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Dear Don:

I know you think I forgot, but thats not true. I am a result orientated person and I took the time to play with my new clubs to determine if in fact they would really improve my game.

First and foremost Don, I have been fitted at big box stores and I have to tell you they did nothing like we did at the fitting.

Don, I am here to tell the world this was the best thing I have ever done since taking up the game of golf. I know and can see the results of all the work and preparation put into the fittings for the driver, irons and last but not least the putter.

I have to admit that you were correct about all of it. I have shaved 4 strokes a game off and thats just with the putter. My fellow golfers all comment on my ability to keep the driver in play without any loss off distance. It also makes it so much easier when you know exactly how far your ball will carry when playing over hazzards.

Now the biggest change of all has come from my irons, I am so much more accurate and consistent and my misses are a lot closer causing more pars and even birdies. I also have to thank you for your recommendation about the hybrid 4 and 5 irons, best decision made was to go with them.

Don, in closing all I can say is with your expertise you put the fun back in golf.

Thank You

Ron Pasquarella/Joliet IL

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Dear Don,

I am extremely satisfied with the entire set of clubs that you built for me and words cannot describe the enjoyment I once again have for the game.  I was so frustrated with my old set of clubs that I almost had given up hope of ever playing a good round of golf again.  My old set of clubs were so mismatched for my swing it’s a wonder I was able to break a 100.  I was so inconsistent I could not figure out what had happened to my overall game.

I had decided that one day I would try to get a set of clubs custom made but that day never seemed to materialize.  Finally I had had enough and I decided to find a custom club maker.  I had never previously heard of you and only had information about you from your website.  Your years of experience convinced me to check you out over a more local club maker in Missouri.

Your knowledge about the swing was evident from my first putter and iron fitting.  I know it wasn’t pretty (my swing) but somehow you gathered all of the information you needed (I still don’t know how) but you made recommendations on shaft and head style.  You built a 7 iron for me to try to make sure we were on target.  It took me awhile to get my swing together but it was evident that the new club was just what was needed.  I hit it better than any club I had in the bag and I even joked with my friends that it was the only club I would use to play a round of 18 holes.  I couldn’t wait to get the rest of the set but the wait was worth it!!!

My new clubs are a mixed set that I just love; Wishon Driver and Fairway Woods with Aldila NVS shafts, Wishon 3 & 4 hybrids with Wishon shafts, Infinity 5-PW irons with KBS shafts and Scratch Wedges (Gap and Sand) with FST High Rev shafts.  My first round of 18 I shot 79 and had not shot in the 70’s for 3 or more years.  I continue to get used to the new clubs and I can say that I have not hit the ball as far or as straight for more than ten years.  Am I satisfied?  Absolutely!!

For anyone reading this testimonial I would highly and without hesitation recommend Don Coyle to make any club you need.  He is simply the best!  Great customer service and complete satisfaction guaranteed!!

Regards,

Michael Lankford

Troy IL

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Hi Don  I can feel the difference in my clubs after you fitted them to me. I can go a club higher to get the same distance that I used to get before you fitted them. Thank you for all your hard work and time to help me. Also for shipping them to me.Gary Lewis

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Just wanted to drop you a note and say thanks for the work.  The Mac 1025M’s you built with KBS shafts are tremendous.  While my short game isn’t back yet, my iron play has allowed me to hang around par.

The KBS shafts are fantastic and have given me a high, flat ball flight with tight dispersion.  It’s fun hitting a 200+ yard shots that sits down within 10 feet of the ballmark.�

Thanks again,

Dave

David A. Craft, DDS
General Dentistry
340 West 7th Street
Junction City, KS  66441

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Dear Don,                                                                                            6/18/10

Just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the clubs.

As you know, my clubs were stolen and I had to replace them, necessitating my contact with you.  I have tried to track down the thief so I could thank him.  These are the best clubs I have owned.  Thanks again.

Clayton Vandivort

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Don,
The entire set that you made for me are perfect. I can tell a dramatic difference between the MOI and traditional swing weighting, and the MOI is definitely the way to go and is well worth the cost.
The only thing that has surprised me is the increase in distance of about 5-7 yards (1/2 club) in my irons. I wasn’t expecting that much of an increase, but it seems to be a consistent increase in all of my irons. Is this a result of going to a little softer shaft than I had in my previous set, or from the MOI, or both? The driver and 3 wood are longer too, and much more consistent. The 2 iron hybrid which has the Dynamic Gold shaft has a softer feel, and the trajectory is a little higher than the rest of the set, but it is perfect for the application in which I utilize this club. This is hands down the best set of clubs that I have ever had. The experience has been overwhelmingly a positive one, and I have given your name out repeatedly to those that I come in contact with at my club. Your knowledge of the clubfitting and your craftsmanship is outstanding. Thank you again for all your work.

Chris D. Scott
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Hi Don-
I think this club you made for me is defective. I played in a golf tournament with over 175 golfers and on the longest drive hole all I could hit it was……………………… 330 yards TO WIN THE LONGEST DRIVE! Thank you so much for your custom club making abilities.

Dan Thompson
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Dear Mr. Coyle,
I wanted to send you a short note to express my satisfaction and appreciation for your excellent work in customizing my son’s golf clubs. As you know, Michael II is 12 years old and has been playing in Junior Tournaments since he was 6. Michael plays golf left-handed and in the past, I have had some difficulty in providing him with properly sized clubs, which have shafts with an appropriate flex. Your analysis using your equipment and computer programs for shaft recommendations was much appreciated. I was very pleased that the shafts, which you selected for Michael’s Cleveland TA-5 irons and his mixed set of woods have been perfect for him. Michael is again having a good year in Junior Golf and much of the credit goes to you for putting together an appropriately sized and shafted club set for him.I have been very pleased at the personal interest you have taken in Michael and his Junior Golf career and we plan to continue to use your services as Michael advances in age and his club requirements change. Once again, thank you for your good work.

Michael Molt
Law Office of Michael J. Molt, LTD.
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Don,
Just wanted to drop you a line and let you know how much I’ve benefited from the new shaft you installed. The Swing Science Hex 360 has transformed the most hated part of my game (driving) to one that I actually enjoy. It added 20-30 yards (no kidding) to my drives. It’s made a huge difference for someone that was not long off the tee.
But, none of this would have taken place if not for your service and attention to detail. Matching the shaft to my exact needs goes beyond simply installing a new shaft. You proved that you are truly interested in your customers’ enjoyment of the game.
Thanks for all the personal attention. You’ve gained a customer that won’t be shy about letting folks know about you and your shop.

Thanks again,

Preston House
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Don,
Thanks for all your help fitting Jon. It’s a great asset to have someone with your knowledge and skill in our area. Working with Country Acres has been very professional and a pleasure that I would recommend to any serious golfer.

Sincerly,
William E. O’Daniel
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Mr. Coyle,
I wanted to thank you for the recent set of Wishon 550C irons you built for me earlier this spring. I was impressed with the entire process from the initial analysis to the final fitting. You were very accommodating because I live 1 hour and 45 minutes away from your shop. I encourage every golfer, no matter the skill level, to get their clubs fitted because every little advantage in this game helps. There has always been a misconception that the taller a golfer is, the longer their clubs will be. After hitting several length clubs during my fitting, I actually found that I hit my irons better at a 1/4″ shorter than standard even though I am 6′2.” Thanks again for the fitting and the wealth of information that I learned from you.

Bryce Holman
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Hi Don-
I wanted to drop you a note and let you know how much I appreciate your work. As a scratch player and golfer of 30 years, I have come to appreciate the advances in technology. Of these many advances, having an expert in the “fitting” and “building” of equipment is at the top of the list. I’m glad I found you! Your work is excellent and I appreciate your knowledge and experience with the technical aspect of the game of golf.

For anyone reading this testimonial, go see Mr. Coyle and let him make a difference with your game, you’ll be glad you did.

David Craft, DDS
Kansas
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Don,
I absolutely love my new clubs! They are longer and straighter than anything I have ever used and fit my swing and my eye so well. I played my first round the other day and shot 5 strokes better than normal! Your dedication to your craft, professionalism, and hard work made the whole process absolutely great! Thanks again for the best set of clubs I’ve ever had!

Jamie S. Allen
Senior Pastor
Central Christian Church

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Hey Don, it’s Koton Pavloff I just thought I’d tell you how much I enjoy these new clubs you made for me. I’ve played with them about nine times now and there really coming along. I would also like to thank you for working with me and taking your time to work on my clubs. I’ve had a few people come up and tell me how nice my clubs are, and that they don’t usually see a kid my age playing with custom clubs. Once again thank you I really appriciate it. May God bless you in all you do.

Koton Pavloff

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Don,

I wanted to thank you again for the time and effort that you put into the clubs that you made for my son Kolton.  Your attention to detail and desire for perfection was impressive.  Clubs that fit have made a huge impact on Kolton’s game.  This has been the best investment that we could have made to improve Kolton’s ball striking.

We will enthusiastically recommend your services to everyone possible.  Thanks again and we look forward to Kolton’s next fitting.

Blessings,

Greg Pavloff
Du Quoin, IL

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I wanted to send you a quick note to let you know that the clubs you made for me are working very well – excellent performance and feel. Good work. The ball really comes off the face very hot and the 3 wood is very easy to hit. Well done!

Thank you

Bruce Kelso

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Don,

Got back from Texas where I played for 6 days. I like the new clubs and they went straight when I made good swings. Got to work on the swing which we talked about when I was at the fitting. I would like to add a 5 wood  to my bag, I think you said that you could make me one from the fitting. Also  I need a 50 degree wedge, should I have you make one or get one at my local pro shop at the course.  The driver  going straight is related to making good swings.  The time I spent for the fitting was worth the trip and thanks for your time and information.

Thanks Rod

Oelwein Iowa

Hi Don,my team won the jack Hogg scramble at WF this Sunday. Had over 40 players, my game just keeps getting better every time I play.

Thank you!  

Greg Peebles/West Frankfort IL

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