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Peterborough, Ontario
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About Tony's ClubHouse Custom Golf Shop

So you’ve had lessons, play golf several times a week, and you still can’t figure out why your game hasn’t improved. You may have even bought a new set of clubs because you were so frustrated, but you are still hooking and slicing every shot. So what could the problem be? Are you just destined to be a bogey golfer for the rest of your life?  
Tony Porter may have the answer.    
He is the owner and operator of Tony’s Clubhouse in Peterborough, Ontario. Open for a 6th golf season, Porter has provided many golfers in the area with the answers to their golf games.

“Some people go out and spend thousands of dollars on new clubs, but they neglect to spend the time and get them fitted properly. It can make all the difference,” said Porter.

Porter offers many products and services including; golf equipment repairs, re-gripping, re-shafting, club fittings and new golf equipment sales.

“There are so many people that don’t have the right clubs. We all have different swings, the consistent thing should be the club. It makes a big difference,” stressed Porter.

A graduate of the golf repair and fitting program at Golf Works Canada, Porter likes to work with clients on an individual basis. He runs his business by appointment only, and takes the time to get to know each golfer’s swing.

“I like to meet up with clients out at a local driving range or course, have them hit some balls, and I critique their swing. It’s amazing how a few simple adjustments can improve someone’s game.”

Re-gripping costs range from $5-$30.

Porter plans on being out in the community again this season, so check back regularly or contact him at to be on his mailing list. “We bring in clubs, let golfers hit a few balls and try new clubs out with various shafts and grips. Most people end up walking away with a new club and come back later in the season to tell me what a difference the club has made to their game.”

Porter has been an avid golfer for 17 years and enjoys golfing in the Peterborough area. You can find him roaming the fairways of his favourite courses.  He also plans on playing a few of the events for the On The Links Tour. So don’t hesitate to introduce yourself and talk about your golf game if you see him at one of the events. Tony's Club House is the " repair golf shop" of onthelinks.

Golf Demo Days

Tony’s Clubhouse Custom Golf Shop and his good friends from Golfworks Canada set up a Demo Days at local golf courses. They call the Demo Try It Before You Buy It. It gives the opportunity for players to test out the equipment and see first hand how the right tool will improve their game. Tony and friends conduct golf clinic where individuals can receive personal attention and recommendations to game play. Golfworks Canada is the premiere place to receive golf equipment, so players find it to be a real opportunity to try out their clubs.  Find The Right Clubs and Get Custom Fit !!   See you there.

Guys From Golfworks Canada with Reilly &Tony


The Basics

Choosing Golf Clubs

Ok. Here are the basics. A golf club has three parts - the head, the shaft and the grip. A standard set of golf clubs consists of three woods (the Driver, #3, and #5 fairway woods), eight irons (#3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, and PW), and a putter - that's twelve clubs in all. According to the rules of golf, and we should all play by the rules, you can carry fourteen clubs in your bag, so many golfers add a specialty wood or another iron.

Now, let's have a look at the different types of clubs.

Drivers & Fairway woods
These clubs are used to hit longer shots. That's a basic yet apt way to look at it. If a golf hole is a par four or five from tee to green, most golfers would choose to use a wood.

The driver, or the 1 Wood, has the lowest loft of any golf club. Loft is the angle of the club face that controls trajectory and affects distance. A driver has a loft between 7 and 12 degrees. Better golfers have traditionally favored drivers with less than 10 degrees of loft, which require a lot more skill to hit.

 Most golfers also carry a #3 and #5 fairway wood as part of their arsenal. A #3 wood has a loft of 15 degrees, and a #5 wood has a loft of 18 degrees. The higher the golf club number, the higher the loft. The #3 and #5 wood are commonly referred to as fairway woods, because they are most often used during the second shot of play, when you are supposed to be on the fairway.

Hybrids are a recent innovation to golf. A hybrid is a combination of an iron and a wood and is an easier to hit alternative to a long iron. Hybrids are versatile enough to be used in any situation. Hybrids come in a range of four lofts - 16 (#2), 19 (#3), 22 (#4) and 25 (#5) Degrees. Hybrids replace their equivalent number long iron, e.g. a #3 hybrid will replace a #3 iron and a #2 hybrid can be used to replace a #5 fairway wood.

Irons are generally used for shorter distances and more control than drivers and fairway woods. The closer you are to the green, the higher the iron you will use. A standard set of irons consists of #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8 and #9 and the PITCHING WEDGE (PW). A sand wedge is generally a good option to use for shots out of sand traps. The #3 and #4 irons are harder to hit than the higher numbered irons. Many golfers choose to replace the #3 and #4 iron with higher lofted woods or hybrids which are easier to hit than traditional long irons, resulting in comparable distances.


Wedges are really just specialty irons. The first wedge is the Pitching Wedge (PW), which is usually between 52 and 56 degrees in loft. The PW is the highest lofted iron in a standard set and lowest loft of the wedges. Lob wedges range from 58 to 64 degrees and are used for close range short and high shots to overcome obstacles close to the green. Wedges are extremely useful for your short game and it is beneficial to keep a selection of them in your bag.

Sand Wedges are another type of wedge and are designed to get you out of the dreaded sand traps. They have a shorter shaft and a more angled face to get under the ball in order to exit a bunker.

As the adage goes "Drive for show, Putt for dough". The putter usually gets you in the hole, so it can be assumed, that choosing the right putter is critical to your game. Putters come in various styles and types.: short, belly, long, bent, center-hosel, heel-toe, mallet, and so on. When choosing a putter the main things to consider are the: weighting, balance and feel. Better putters provide alignment aids to help you visualize the line from your ball to the target.