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John, John, and Michael with the NCAA National Championship Trophy

We are the VanDerLaan family. We may be the only family in the world with 4 NCAA Golf National Championship rings. John and Michael won a team national championship while playing at Florida Southern College, then they each went on to win the NCAA Golf Individual National Championship in successive years.

This was all made possible due to the coaching, and mentoring of John Sr.

We have now teamed up to bring you expert golf advice that you can trust.


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Performance Golf One Wedge Review

Performance Golf ONE Wedge Review

Wondering if the Performance Golf One Wedge is worth the hype? So was I, so I headed over to Performance Golf and picked one up. I have been using it for a little over a month now and have used it for just about every short game shot you can imagine from bunkers to the rough, tight lies, chipping, pitching and full shots from 100 yards and in.

Here is what I found:

Lazrus Golf Irons Review

Lazrus Golf Irons Review

If you are looking for a budget set of golf irons, the Lazrus Irons may be for you. We headed over to Amazon and picked up a set.

Our staff took them to the range and on the course to see how they compare to much more expensive irons. What we found may surprise you!

Do Golf Balls Make A Difference

Do Golf Balls Make A Difference?

Our team of experts share their thoughts on whether or not the golf ball that you use matters. They take a look at if it matters for beginners, high handicappers, mid handicappers, low handicappers and professionals.

Check it out. You may be surprised by what they found.

Impact Ball Training Aid Review

Impact Ball Training Aid Review

Professional golfer Michael VanDerLaan shares his experience with the Impact Ball Golf Training Aid after using it for many years.

If you would like to improve your ball striking and lower your scores, this training aid may be for you. Check out the full article and find out!

Orange Whip vs Lag Shot

Lag Shot vs Orange Whip Golf Swing Trainer

There are some great swing trainers on the market today. Our staff of experts share the differences between the Orange Whip and The Lag Shot swing trainers. By the time you finish this article, you will know exactly which golf swing trainer is right for you and your game.

If you are looking at improving your golf game and shooting lower scores, don't miss this article!

Dave Pelz Putting Tutor Review

Dave Pelz Putting Tutor Reviews From The Experts At Golf Gear Advisor

Our staff of experts share their experience after using the Pelz Putting Tutor training aid for a number of years, including while on tour. Learn how you can benefit from this putting aid and how to use it most effectively.

If you struggle with putting, don't miss this article!

Best Ping Drivers

Best Ping Drivers

Our staff of experts weigh in with their top picks for best PING drivers complete with in-depth reviews. They have used just about every PING driver dating back to the late seventies and will share their favorites of all time, complete with a list of PING drivers by the year in which they were released.

If you are interested in a PING driver, don't miss this article!

Why Are Scotty Cameron Putters So Expensive

Why Are Scotty Cameron Putters So Expensive?

Here at Golf Gear Advisor, we collectively own over 30 Scotty Cameron Putters. In this article, we take a look at why they are so expensive and we will also share with you our favorites from Scotty Cameron.

We take a look at all of the ones most used by tour players, including the famed Circle Ts. We will show you why they are expensive and how you can get one for yourself.

Best Iron Sets Under 500

Best Iron Sets Under $500

Our staff of experts at Golf Gear Advisor share in-depth reviews of their top picks for iron sets under $500. They also share reviews of complete golf club sets, including bags, that are under 500 dollars as well.

You won't believe the sets that they share under 300 dollars that can get any beginner started in the game without breaking the bank!

What Are Game Improvement Irons

What Are Game Improvement Irons?

Would it surprise you to learn that Tiger Woods used game improvement irons all during his amatuer career, all the way up until he signed an endorsement deal to play different irons when he turned pro.

The experts at Golf Gear Advisor share what game improvement irons are, who uses them, and who should be using them to improve their game.

How To Get Better At Golf Without Lessons

How To Get Better At Golf Without Lessons

In the world of golf, you won’t find many players who aren’t trying to get better. The journey takes almost every avenue, and there are actually a lot of answers to the question, how to get better at golf without lessons.

Our staff of experts at Golf Gear Advisor share their top tips and drills for improving your golf game on your own, without professional help.

How To Choose Golf Irons

How To Choose Golf Irons

Golf Irons represent a significant investment, so you should do everything that you can to make sure you purchase irons that are going to give you the best chance of playing well.

Our staff of experts at Golf Gear Advisor share their extensive knowledge of golf irons and the top things to consider when you are choosing irons that will insure you get irons that will help you lower your scores and improve your golf game.

Best Golf Hats For Sun Protection

Best Golf Hats For Sun Protection

One of the greatest things about the game of golf is you get to enjoy the great outdoors. How often these days do most people get outside for several hours straight - either solo or with their buddies?

One of the most prominent reasons golfers wear hats is to protect their faces and necks from the sun.

Our staff at Golf Gear Advisor takes an in depth look at the best golf hat options for protecting yourself from the sun.

Are Driving Ranges Open In The Rain?

Are Driving Ranges Open In The Rain?

Going to the driving range if the weather looks bad is a great way to work in some time golfing without risking being stuck out on the course in the rain or having to take a rain check on your round, but are Driving Ranges Open In The Rain?

Our staff at Golf Gear Advisor takes an in depth look at this question and gives you answers for all scenarios, so that you can be prepared for the best and the worst that Mother Nature can throw at you.

Driving Range Tips For Beginners

Top 10 Best Driving Range Tips For Beginners

The driving range is the place where most people get introduced to the game of golf and begin their golf journey. Most of those that are new to the game just randomly hit golf balls without ever getting better, but it doesn't have to be that way.

Our staff of experts at Golf Gear Advisor share their Top 10 Best Driving Range Tips For Beginners to improve their swings and begin lowering their scores on the golf course.

Can You Golf In The Rain

Can You Golf In The Rain? – Tips For Playing When It is Wet

Playing golf in the rain is inevitable if you spend any time at all in the game. Whether it’s on purpose, because you got caught in a sudden downpour, or you just can’t walk away from the best round of your life. The key is to “be prepared” as they say in the Boy Scouts. 

The staff at Golf Gear Advisor share their top 10 tips for playing golf in the rain!

Best Rain Hat For Golf

Best Rain Hat For Golf

Whether you’re playing a bucket-list round at one of the most famous courses on the planet such as St. Andrews or Bandon Dunes Golf Links or trying to finish one more hole during the best round of your life, weather is an integral part of the game of golf.

Our staff shares their top picks for best golf rain hats so that you can continue to play when the skies open up!

Best Putter Grips

Best Putter Grips For Your Game

Over the years, the experts at Golf Gear Advisor have used a number of different putter grips with varying levels of success. Some we loved. Some didn’t last more than a day or two on our putters. 

Looking back, we are glad we tried so many so that we knew exactly how to test the best putter grips, and bring them to you with honest, informed reviews.

We will take you through the important things to consider when choosing your grip, and bring you a comprehensive list of the best ones. All you have to do is understand your preferences and click a button to get going!

Best Golf Grips

Best Grips For Wedges Irons And Woods

Every golfer is unique, and every one of us has different preferences. Finding the best golf grips for your wedges, irons, and woods can be an intimidating task. 

Our staff of experts weigh in with their top picks for the ultimate golf grips for each uniques situation, complete with why they chose those grips and the pros and cons of each one.

Use this information to find the right grips for you and your golf game!

Best Golf Hats For Big Heads

Best Golf Hat For Big Heads

Every golfer is unique, and every one of us has different preferences. Finding the best golf grips for your wedges, irons, and woods can be an intimidating task. 

Our staff of experts weigh in with their top picks for the ultimate golf grips for each uniques situation, complete with why they chose those grips and the pros and cons of each one.

Use this information to find the right grips for you and your golf game!

Best Golf grips For Sweaty Hands

Best Golf Grips For Sweaty Hands

Having sweaty hands on the golf course is a common problem. Whether you live somewhere hot, or golf is your summer activity, chances are you are playing some of your rounds in hot and humid conditions.

We have the same problem, and took a deep dive to find the best golf grips for sweaty hands. 

Have a look at what we found.

Golf Grip Pressure

Golf Grip Pressure – The Secret Key to Better Golf

Finding the proper golf grip pressure can be daunting. Everyone tells you that grip pressure can be the difference between playing great golf and not being able to keep the ball on the planet. Are you squeezing too hard?

Are you not holding the club firmly enough?

Where are the proper pressure points in your hands?

These are all questions that we will answer. 

Best Tacky Golf Grips

Best Tacky Golf Grips

We at Golf Gear Advisor know how frustrating it can be to feel the club move in your hands during your golf swing. We have tested and tried all of the best tacky golf grips on the market. In this article we will discuss our favorites, and help you make the best decision for your game. 

The Proper Golf Grip

The Proper Golf Grip – How To Hold A Golf Club

In this article, we take an in-depth look at how to hold the golf club.

We will go into the different types of grips, as well as how to know if your grip is too strong or too weak and even how to feel the right amount of grip pressure.

A proper golf grip will bring consistency to your golf swing, while helping you to release the club correctly and shoot lower scores.

Interlock vs overlap grip

Interlock vs Overlap Grip – Which is Better in Golf?

Both an interlocking and an overlapping style each have their pros and cons, and they are each the better choice for different golfers.

From the size of your hands to your swing tendencies and everything in between, we are going to help guide you through all of the factors that go into making the decision of which grip is best for your game.

Putting Grip Styles

Putting Grip Styles – How To Grip A Putter

The way that you grip a putter can be the difference between making and missing putts. In this article we are going to discuss the various putting grip styles that are commonly used at every level, and why each one is useful.

There are putting grip styles that tend to work better for golfers with all kinds of different physical attributes. Each one has its pros and cons, and will produce results for people with certain tendencies. 

Woman Golfer Wearing A Golf Shirt

What To Wear Golfing For The First Time Ladies

The most common question ladies ask when they are going golfing for the first time is, "But what do I wear?"

Our Women's Fashion Editor takes a deep dive into the woman golfer's dress code, including what to wear to country clubs, public courses, the driving range and more. Get answers to all of your women's golf attire questions.

Golfer with a dirty golf hat

How To Wash Golf Hats And Breathe New Life Into Your Favorite Caps

If you’re like me, you grow very fond of your favorite golf hats, but after just a few rounds of golf out in the hot sun your favorite hat becomes a dirty, sweat stained mess.

But all hope is not lost.

In this article you are going to learn how to wash golf hats and have them looking like new again.

Why do golfers wear hats

Why Do Golfers Wear Hats? - The Answer May Surprise You!

If you watch golf on television or if you play golf, you have seen most golfers wearing hats at the golf course, but why do golfers wear hats?

We have talked to numerous professional golfers that play on the PGA Tour, the Korn Ferry Tour and on multiple mini tours and asked them the question; Why do you wear a hat when you play golf? 

Their answers may surprise you!

Wedges

Does Shaft Flex Matter In Wedges – Stiff vs Regular vs Senior

Most amatuer golfers are focused on hitting the ball further off the tee, but it is the short game that will help them reduce their scores the quickest. In today's post we will answer the question; Does shaft flex matter in wedges?

The short answer is yes, shaft flex matters in wedges, in fact it matters in all of your clubs if you want to play your best.

Let's take a look at why that is and help you to find the right shaft for your wedges.