The following is a reprint of the report from Golf Laboratories.
Independent Equipment Testing
Dear Mr. Divnick;
The following is a report is on a comparison between the Divnick adjustable iron with loft-degrees set to correspond to steel-shafted 3,4,5,7, and 9, modern no-hosel irons. These clubs are high performance and modern and are comparable to the top blades on the market. The speed was adjusted based on the Divnick iron at 90 mph. All clubs were hit at this load (the energy output was constant). All clubs were hit in the center of the club face.
The numbers measured were the carry of the golf ball and it's distance from centerline (dispersion). Head speed was also noted.
The trajectories on both the Divnick and the irons were nearly identical. The Divnick had a swingweight of D-0 and the iron was D-1.
The testing matrix went as follows: each club was hit 12 times, with the Divnick being hit first, then the corresponding iron, followed by the Divnick,etc. The summary numbers below were calculated by adding the individual averages of the 12 shots per loft and dividing by the total number of clubs.
|Club ||Dispersion Avg. ||Distance Avg. ||Standard Deviation |
|Divnick || |
|146.48 yards || |
|Iron || |
|144.78 yards || |
It has been a pleasure to work with you and if you have any questions regarding the data, please call. Thank you.
The following summary and marketing comments are by Steve Divnick, Inventor and Manufacturer
As you can see, the bottom line of the Golf Lab test report is: "The DIVNICK hits a little farther and is 21% more accurate or predictable!" The 21% accuracy conclusion is a combination of the centerline dispersion (10% more accurate) and the distance dispersion (33% more accurate). This certainly helps to explain why people like the results when they hit with the DIVNICK. Would your score improve with 21% more accurate shots? That's a lot closer to the pin!
How can an 11-piece adjustable, telescopic golf club hit farther and be more accurate? Logically, the greater distance average is because the constant shaft length is a little longer than the average shaft length for the iron lofts tested. Of course, a driver-length shaft can generate more club-head speed and hit even farther.
But in the world of golf physics, longer shafts and greater distance always produce less accuracy. Not so with the DIVNICK. The reason it is more accurate is because there is less shaft torque (twisting) so the club head is delivered to the ball more squarely. This is due to the shaft technology with the overlapping double-wall sections and a carbon steel 4" insert in the end of the shaft.
Many thousands of research dollars are spent in the golf industry each year to achieve accuracy improvements of only 1 or 2 percent. So the DIVNICK, with 21% is truly remarkable. It even surprised us.
We chose to compare the DIVNICK to the most popular clubs on the market at the time of the test (Callaway) because of their exceptional performance. Our goal was not to prove that the DIVNICK performs better than a specific model, but that it performs respectably, even compared to the best.
As explained in our operating instructions, the player now has the very creative option of gripping the DIVNICK at full shaft length, taking full consistent swings, and adjusting the loft to achieve exact distance requirements. In other words, the club really can "do the work." All you have to do is develop muscle-memory for one swing and stance. The DIVNICK will do the rest. Or, you can "grip down" to replicate standard club lengths for various lofts and expect at least the same performance as with your conventional clubs. In other words, you don't sacrifice a thing to use the adjustable and collapsible DIVNICK!
In summary, it is with great pride and confidence that we invite you to test the DIVNICK for yourself. Your own "lab report" is the one that counts the most.