About Andrew Hodson

http://hodsongolf.com

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

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Hodson Golf New Logo – Shirts and Hats will soon be available

Hodson Golf New Logo – Shirts and Hats will soon be available

Our loyal customers have always asked if we have shirts & hats available for purchase which they can proudly wear to help promote Hodson Golf. We have been working hard on our new logo and will soon be offering a great selection of soft goods later this month. If you are interested please contact us with your shirt size and desired color and/or your hat size so that we can get your order placed with our first batch.

Note: pictured is the Welsh Cup – the year my grandfather won it back in 1929 (not the Ryder Cup which his team failed to bring back across the pond in 1931)

About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

Hodson Golf named Mizuno Top 100 Fitter for 2017!

Hodson Golf named Mizuno Top 100 Fitter for 2017!

We are extremely proud to have been designated as a Mizuno Top 100 Fitter in the United States again for 2017. We look forward to a great 2018 showcasing this incredible lineup of premium Japanese engineered clubs.

About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

Fujikura Pro 2.0 Now Available at Hodson Golf

Fujikura Pro 2.0 Now Available at Hodson Golf

We are excited to get the new Pro Series 2.0 from Fujikura. We have done incredibly well over the years with the original Fujikura Pro lineup which featured a great array of quality performance shafts at more affordable pricing than most of the higher-end Japanese shaft offerings. This new line will feature several shafts geared towards reaching that optimal “high launch, low spin” characteristics found only in the higher priced, higher pre-preg tonnage shafts that are really only produced in Japan. Here is some additional info from Fuji.

The PRO Series is Fujikura’s most popular, playable and easy-to-fit line of performance shafts. New for 2018, using proprietary enso® technology, the PRO 2.0 features a lower loading section to increase launch, lower torque to reduce spin and a bold, modernized design to turn heads. It’s ideal for golfers of all skill levels, and available in Tour Spec for more aggressive swing tempos to deliver lower ball flight and spin

PRO 2.0 Technical Specs

model flex length weight tip flex butt flex torque par. tip butt dia bend pt spin launch
5 R2 46 57.5 127 106 3.9 2.5 0.600 M M M/H
5 R 46 57.5 119 100 3.7 2.5 0.600 M M M/H
5 S 46 57.5 111 95 3.6 2.5 0.600 M M M/H
6 R2 46 65.5 122 100 3.7 2.5 0.600 M M M/H
6 R 46 66.5 113 94 3.5 2.5 0.600 M M M/H
6 S 46 67.5 106 89 3.3 2.5 0.600 M M M/H
6 X 46 67.5 98 83 3.2 2.5 0.600 M M M/H
7 S 46 76 98 84 3.1 2.5 0.610 M M M/H
7 X 46 77.5 91 79 3.1 2.5 0.610 M M M/H

 

PRO 2.0 Tour Spec

model flex length weight tip flex butt flex torque par. tip butt dia bend pt spin launch
6 S 46 67 102 80 3.0 2.5 0.600 M/H L L
6 X 46 69 94 75 3.0 2.5 0.600 M/H L L
7 S 46 78.5 99 79 2.9 2.5 0.610 M/H L L
7 X 46 79 90 74 2.9 2.5 0.610 M/H L L
8 S 46 86.5 93 74 2.7 2.5 0.610 M/H L L
8 X 46 87 90 73 2.7 2.5 0.610 M/H L L

About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

2018 Hot List Released – We couldn’t agree more!

2018 Hot List Released – We couldn’t agree more!

As all you gearheads know,  the 2018 Hot List has been released – and we couldn’t agree more. As all of our loyal customers know, when you come for a fitting at Hodson Golf we give you an honest unbiased fitting and we do not push any particular brand or product. During your fitting here at Hodson Golf we simply compare the various brand/head/shaft combinations (based on your determined individual specifications) and let the numbers (doppler radar launch monitor) speak for themselves. In going over our sale data, our equipment sales tie almost directly into the best/gold clubs in each category.

About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

Taylor Made M3/M4 now in-hand for custom fitting

Taylor Made M3/M4 now in-hand for custom fitting

We are happy to announce we now have the M3/M4 lineup ready for fitting. For those of you on our wait list you were already notified earlier this morning and have first crack at fitting availability. For all the rest that have been waiting in the wings please contact us (via contact form) and we will get back to you directly with fitting availability. Beat everyone to the punch as the official release date is 2/16/18.

M3 Fwy M4 D Driver M4 Driver (1) M4 Driver M4 FWY

About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

New Graphite Design Chichibu Premium Japanese Shafts now Available at Hodson Golf  (pronounced Chi-Chi-Chi-Ch$ng)

New Graphite Design Chichibu Premium Japanese Shafts now Available at Hodson Golf (pronounced Chi-Chi-Chi-Ch$ng)

Brand new for 2018, Graphite Design introduces a completely new ultra-light weight premium wood shaft design, the Graphite Design Chichibu series. Named after the city of Chichibu, Japan where the Graphite Design Japan factory headquarters is located, the Chichibu wood shaft model is a light weight shaft under 45 grams and are available in 4 flexes of R (Regular), SR (Stiff Regular), S (Stiff) and S+ (Stiff Plus) for precise shaft flex fitting in order to gain maximum distance.

The Graphite Design Chichibu series of wood shafts are designed for golfers with a driver swing speed range of 60 to 85 MPH. They have a soft tip profile and a Low Kick Point that will produce a High ball launch condition and Mid-ball spin rates providing added gains in distance versus normal stock shaft offerings. Individually hand-crafted to very tight tolerances, the Chichibu shafts use premium, ultra-thin aerospace quality carbon-fiber materials to obtain a light weight characteristic, as well as to provide the golfer with a shaft that possesses superior response and feedback at impact.

The Chichibu series of shafts are a fine example of an extremely high quality and superior performing golf shaft, made in Japan and that follow in line with the 25+ years of heritage that all of the premium Graphite Design shafts are so well known for.

Fitters Note: This shaft looks as good as it performs – Look out Basileus!

Note: MSRP $750

Specifications:

Shaft Type Part Number Flex Length Wt. Tip OD Tip Para. Butt OD Torque Kick pt Launch Spin
Chichibu R Flex CHI-R Regular 47″ 41g .335″ 2.36″ .598″ 7.4 LOW HIGH MID
Chichibu SR Flex CHI-SR Stiff Regular 47″ 41g .335″ 2.36″ .600″ 7.3 LOW HIGH MID
Chichibu S Flex CHI-S Stiff 47″ 43g .335″ 2.36″ .602″ 7.2 LOW HIGH MID
Chichibu S+ Flex CHI-S+ Stiff Plus 47″ 45g .335″ 2.36″ .604″ 7.2 LOW HIGH MID

 

About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

Hodson Golf now carrying/fitting for………….Taylor Made (Finally!)

Hodson Golf now carrying/fitting for………….Taylor Made (Finally!)

For all of our long time customers, you all know my past dissatisfaction with Taylor Made. Up until recently Taylor Made was focused more on their bottom line with their primary focus on Quantity vs Quality. Although we have always had an account with Taylor Made I simply refused to carry their lineup because I was never confident in the quality of their product and knew it was just a matter of time (usually a couple of months) before they churned out yet another driver. Well TM was bought last year by a private equity group which has an extensive background in manufacturing, and has finally changed the mindset of the brand to quality vs quantity.  Already there have been significant changes to the manufacturing and processing of their new equipment with even more exciting changes due in the coming months. TM has also kicked up its R+D spending which is evident in the new “twist face” technology which is going to be a game changer (I honestly can’t believe the industry hasn’t embraced this design until now). It is refreshing to see this company getting back to its roots by catering to the green grass accounts vs its former business model of focusing primarily to the “Big Box” accounts.  We will keep everyone up to speed regarding the exciting changes in store and we are excited to be hosting several fitting events in the coming months.

 

M3 Driver Sell Sheet

M4 Driver

About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

Additional fitting day/times added this week with the warm spell

Additional fitting day/times added this week with the warm spell

For all of those who got bumped last week due to the cold weather we are pleased to announce additional day/times have been added this week due to the unseasonably warm weather. If you would like to get worked in for a fitting please contact us directly as we will be shut down after this Friday through New Year’s.

About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

Due to unexpected demand – Holiday Gift Certificate special extended for another week only!

Due to unexpected demand – Holiday Gift Certificate special extended for another week only!

Sorry to have to end this early but the Holiday Gift Certificate Special (good towards any fitting and/or custom club purchase) will be ending early with a limit/maximum gift certificate purchase amount of $1,000.  Simply click on the link below, enter the number of $100 certificates you would like to purchase, and the 10% discount will be taken off the total. After purchase we will contact you to get the certificate details and we will then email you the custom certificate which you can present. Thanks so much for everyone’s support of Hodson Golf and Happy Holidays to all.

About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

Hodson Golf needs your help

Hodson Golf needs your help

We are asking all of our loyal customers to please rate us on Google Search (good, bad, or indifferent). We are fortunate to have a long list of reviews here on our website but only 2 so far on Google. Thank you everyone for your continued support.

About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

Ping G400 drivers picking up steam (and distance) on Tour – Also new Ping G400 Max Driver!

Ping G400 drivers picking up steam (and distance) on Tour – Also new Ping G400 Max Driver!

The G400 driver continues to pick up leading stats on the tour and we have been extremely pleased with the results on our end. Also got to see the new Ping G400 Max driver which will be 460cc (vs 445) with the highest MOI of any leading driver out there. The great thing about the Max driver is it still has an almost identical look to the current G400 driver line but with a deeper face. Best of all a nice square look vs the draw/hook face of most high MOI/forgiving drivers now out there. Also got to see the new Max Iron line which really has us excited. Sorry folks but these won’t be available until next year after the PGA merchandising show where they will be officially released.

PING_G400_Driver Success

About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

Winter is coming – Book your fittings now!

Winter is coming – Book your fittings now!

Looks like winter will be rearing it’s ugly head beginning next week. For all of you that have been sitting on the fence or wanted to get that special golfer custom fitted clubs for the holidays, the time is now to book your fitting. Looks like a 3 day rain event next week will usher in much cooler weather into the holiday season. Contact us now for availability and take advantage of this unseasonable weather we are now having.

About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

GREAT article from MyGolfSpy regarding Shafts “Shafts are like a box of chocolates…..”

GREAT article from MyGolfSpy regarding Shafts “Shafts are like a box of chocolates…..”

This is a great article for all you gearheads and novices alike regarding shafts and helps to explain what “real deal” “made for” “aftermarket” “etc.etc.etc.”. This just adds more fuel to the fire and only supports what we have been saying since day one (you get what you pay for).

About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

Great off-season and holiday specials from Hodson Golf

Great off-season and holiday specials from Hodson Golf

Take advantage of the off-season or just get everything ready for you snow birds heading south for the winter. Hodson Golf is now offering some great gift certificate and repair/fitting specials for the winter season.

  1.  Discount Holiday Gift Certificates – Perfect gift for the golfer who has everything
  2. Golf Equipment “Tune-Up” special

About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

Hodson Golf & PXG Master Fitting Event Thursday 11/16/17 at Independence GC

Hodson Golf & PXG Master Fitting Event Thursday 11/16/17 at Independence GC

We are excited to have the full array of PXG clubs available along with Top 100 Master Fitters. Please note that spots are limited and will fill up quick. Please contact Hodson Golf Directly at 804-475-6311 (please leave a message or send a text) and we can reserve you a spot for this truly unique event.

About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

Andrew Hodson elected to the Callaway National Fitters Board

Andrew Hodson elected to the Callaway National Fitters Board

Hodson Golf is proud to have been selected to this limited group of master club fitters in the United States.  Hodson Golf will now  access to prototype head and shaft testing throughout the year. Stay tuned as Hodson Golf will soon be announcing a limited HGG (Hodson Golf Gearheads) testing membership program later this year.

About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

We have two tickets available to the Dominion Energy Charity Classic – Free to a good home

We have two tickets available to the Dominion Energy Charity Classic – Free to a good home

If you would like two free tickets to the tournament here in RVA this weekend please text me at 804-475-6311 and I will be happy to leave them at my tour trailer at Independence for you to pick up this afternoon after 1:00.

About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

A few fitting sessions now available for tomorrow 10/19 at Independence

A few fitting sessions now available for tomorrow 10/19 at Independence

We had to re-schedule two fittings planned for tomorrow at Independence. We now have a 3:45 and a 4:30 available. Please text me directly at 804-475-6311 if you would like to take one of these spots (Note: have the new Callaway Apex/MB 2018 forged blade and cavity back now available in our fitting cart-early November release).

About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

PXG Master Fitter available Friday morning at UofR for private fittings (2 spots left)

PXG Master Fitter available Friday morning at UofR for private fittings (2 spots left)

We are excited to host the PXG Master Fitter at our UofR facility this Friday. Unfortunately we had a two cancellations so their loss is your gain. Please contact me directly (andrew @ 804-475-6311) if you are interested and we can coordinate times to get you worked in. Please note that these sessions are for those looking to be professionally fit for custom PXG club purchase (this is NOT a demo day). Thanks!

About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

Congratulations Mizuno for winning 2017 Most Wanted Wedge

Congratulations Mizuno for winning 2017 Most Wanted Wedge

Mizuno wedges have always been one of our best sellers, and we are excited to see the independent third-party test results from My Golf Spy. For a quality FORGED wedge you can’t beat the performance of the Mizuno wedge line. These wedges are also a great value as you can choose from an array of quality shafts and grips AT NO UPCHARGE. Other competitors in this field offer their inferior Cast wedges at a significant premium and in some cases will charge up to an additional $40+ per club for shaft and/or grip upcharges. Mizuno also offers the widest range of loft and bounce options of any other wedge manufacturer. Contact us today to get your custom fit/built set of wedges with your correct/ideal Loft/Bounce/Grind/Shaft/Grip/Lie.

 

 

About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

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