Considering our plethora of over 160 golf courses in the “Michiana” area of Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan, we’re often too busy talking to and about these wonderful courses to spend much time to review the products. However, this rare exception also has ties to the Michiana area: the Divnick adjustable golf club, truly one of a kind.
Imagine a well-constructed club that starts at just 17″ long, making the Divnick extremely easy to fit in a gig bag for travel. Once out in the field, your Divnick extends to full size (37″, 38.5″ or custom lengths available) with the look and feel of a classic iron. But the Divnick has another unique look, or the “Wait, there’s more…”, it also has an adjustable head that can be quickly adjusted from a putter a driver to a full set of irons and 8 wedges. From there, you can also lock it into HALF LOFTS to dial in exactly the club/loft needed. In total, the Divnick can provide 34 clubs with the weight of just 1 club.
The Divnick Adjustable Golf Club was invented by Michiana resident Steve Divnick, who was once an instructor at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Divnick started playing golf in 1988 and found it cumbersome to need so many different clubs. This started Divnick on four years of developing and testing a clubhead that could lock up at the various lofts found with a conventional set of clubs. Patented the DIVNICK™ Whole-In-One Adjustable Golf Club and now ships it to buyers around the world.
The adjustable club head is constructed of 17-4 stainless steel, which is the same material used to make professional metal fairways. The Divnick head then locks onto the shaft, providing the response and solid feel you’d find with a traditional club.
During our tests, we compared the Divnick to Titleist irons and TaylorMade fairways, so the Divnick had some tough competition (pardon the pun?).
First, we set Divnick’s stick to the launching wedge setting, since that’s where we like to start all of our warm-ups. On four consecutive swings, we hit Divnick between 110 and 115 yards. Not bad, and we really liked the flight and feel of the ball.
Next, we put the club in the 8-iron position. We hit our target right several times in a row. This was surprising considering it was our first time trying the club. Generally, to get a good feel for a particular club, you’ll want two or three outings with it. We found the Divnick to be true in all configurations and were also surprised at how easy it is to change clubface loft.
The Divnick club plays well and can then collapse to a very small size. This is perfect for a frequent traveler and those looking to reduce the number of clubs and weight in their bag…if not the entire bag for a Divnick. But it’s always nice to have a driver with a longer shaft than standard on hand with the Divnick. Divnick also has drivers with telescoping handles for those who want to go the distance with travel portability.
When adding terms like “adjustable” or “telescoping” to describe a club, it can be easy to include “trick” as well, but our tests confirm what Golf Magazine also found, the Divnick club is “Solid.” and many professionals seem to agree:
Jason Hadden, Touring Pro: “Hits about 25 yards farther than my clubs…It’s fantastic…I highly recommend it…”
Garay Goecke, PGA Pro: “It’s as solid as my $1,100 graphite clubs and hits farther.”
Peter Stacey, PGA Pro: “I have been a PGA Registered Golf Professional since 1971. I have tried every new golf product for the last 27 years. And nothing has thrilled me more than the Divnick Adjustable Golf Club. I used this club first on the driving range and then on the golf course. I soon found out that it will perform the same as the latest HI-TECH golf equipment I normally use. In fact, this club hits at least 10% more! I can hit high or low, short or long, and the feel is perfect.”