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  1. Different

    This is not the R7 however it is a new system which offers many different options such as different hosel types different weights etc.

    Started by Chieflongtee‎, 02-27-2004 10:20 AM
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  2. Clubmakers

    Please use this new clubmakers forum for technical discussions on club fitting or components. The Equipment forum will be for brand name clubs and other equipment such as balls etc. from now on.

    Started by Kilroy‎, 02-27-2004 07:33 AM
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  3. Shafts

    Quick question for the shaft experts? I have a choice, (steel shafts both with the same Reg. flex) Precision Rifles or True Temper Dynamic Golds. Is one better than the other? If so, why? Thanks

    Started by jimrobin‎, 03-01-2004 07:22 PM
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  4. Question Shaft and loft recommendations please

    Hi, I am building a component driver(Bang-o-matic) and would welcome everyones input on shaft selection and clubhead loft. I currently play a MacGregor v-foil 410cc, 9*, with the stock Graphite Design 55 gram shaft in S flex. Carry distance is 235 - 245 yards, medium to high trajectory,...

    Started by foureyedbuzzard‎, 03-03-2004 12:47 PM
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  5. Question Belly Putter Lenght fromula

    Anybody knwos a formula for calulating Belly Putter lenght on the basis of Player's height (Belly-button triangulation formula) or any other static fitting method. The only one I could find was to use an adjustable fitting putter (e.g. : Maltby's fitting putter)... or trial and error. WIth the...

    Started by Marmotte‎, 03-05-2004 10:01 AM
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  6. Where to start?

    Hi all I was wondering about learning how to make and fit clubs. Where should I start looking? Are there courses one can take? Thanks in advance

    Started by pwr_fade‎, 03-09-2004 11:30 AM
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  7. Re-Shafting...

    Does anybody here have experience with Grafalloy Blue shafts. I would like one installed in my Vulcan Driver but am interested in trying out the difference with spining or whatever you guys call it... I have the Grafalloy shaft and the driver head already. Anybody interested...?

    Started by Vulcan‎, 03-10-2004 12:01 PM
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    03-11-2004 07:54 PM Go to last post
  8. shortening of putter shafts

    I bought a 35 inch TM Monza putter but think it should be shorter in order for my arms to hang better under my shoulders. If shortened to 33.5 inches do I need to get the lie corrected? If so, how is a putter lie corrected with the complex bends without ruining face balancing and such?

    Started by freddie‎, 03-15-2004 08:20 PM
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  9. Question Cost of Club RE-Fitting?

    I was fitted for custom clubs 6-7 years ago when first started out and was only playing 1-2 times a year in corporate best balls, etc. -- so not really playing at all. The club fitting was pretty basic. He took some measurements but never had me swing a club or hit any balls. For the past...

    Started by Bails‎, 03-16-2004 01:47 AM
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    03-16-2004 09:29 AM Go to last post
  10. shaft lengths on old Wilson blades

    Does anyone know the original standard club lengths and lofts for 1989 Wilson Staff Fluidfeel irons 3 to PW I bought a used set with Sensicore S300 shafts but the 7 to PW lengths seem quite short and the lofts quite upright. Perhaps they are normal for those days but it would be good to...

    Started by freddie‎, 03-15-2004 08:13 PM
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    03-16-2004 04:45 PM Go to last post
  11. Hot Melt Experiment -- How Much Heat?

    I'm experimenting with an old driver head by adding 4g of hot melt glue stick pieces through the hosel. I've heated it up twice with my heat gun and I still get a bit of a rattle. I don't want to overheat the head and ruin the finish. How much heat will totally melt the glue? How long should I heat...

    Started by PowerFade‎, 03-13-2004 03:22 PM
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    03-19-2004 04:39 PM Go to last post
  12. Re-Gripping Graphite shafts

    Do I need to worry about damaging the shaft when removing the old grip? If so what precautions should I take? I normally use just a utility knife to score the old grip, rip it off and then the special tool from Golfworks that takes off the old tape. Thanks in advance. Garth

    Started by GarthM‎, 03-19-2004 05:46 PM
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    03-21-2004 04:26 PM Go to last post
  13. Great Tool for Heating Heads--The Clubhoroto!

    Hi, everyone. Not too long ago I made a Clubhoroto according to the design of Rick Isaacs. Simply put, it's a device that holds and spins the club (easy to disassemble and use on your BBQ!) and holds the heat gun a certain distance from the hosel. This way you are virtually assured of not...

    Started by PowerFade‎, 03-21-2004 10:54 PM
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    03-22-2004 09:02 AM Go to last post
  14. Bore thru Callaway wood

    I'm thinking of re-shafting my Callaway Steelhead 7 wood which currently has the Uniflex steel shaft in it with a new/pull-out from a Great Big Bertha II driver. It's not quite stiff enough for my drivers liking, but my other Callaway fairway woods have the stock stiff pro series shafts in them and...

    Started by rockford35‎, 03-16-2004 12:17 PM
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    03-22-2004 09:13 AM Go to last post
  15. Hot Melt Success!

    It worked! 4g of hot melt glue-gun glue in a 260cc titanium driver head. I heated the sole with the face up at a 45* angle so no glue would touch the face, moved the heat gun around every 8-10 min, and the glue was totally melted. Then I let it cool in a slightly toe up position, face still up....

    Started by PowerFade‎, 03-23-2004 07:07 PM
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  16. Dgs300/ Dgs200

    With the wealth of knowledge available on this forum could I please have a simple answer to this Question. I currently play a 52 dgr wedge with a DGS300 shaft will I notice a huge difference in "feel" adding to my bag a 56 dgr wedge using a DGS200 (same brand of club head) Feel free to expose my...

    Started by rancherJ‎, 03-23-2004 05:01 PM
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    03-24-2004 09:49 AM Go to last post
  17. Now that's a shaft...

    According to a friend of mine who's in the know about such things, Tiger is using a specially designed TrueTemper DG X-100 shaft in his Ignite driver that is tipped between 2-3 inches, putting it in the XX to XXX flex range. (!) Additionally, the average X-100 has 14 steps on the surface of the...

    Started by LobWedge‎, 03-30-2004 03:24 PM
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  18. Shafts$

    Hey there all you club gurus. Just a quick question here. I was thinking of getting my irons reshafted at a golf store and was wondering if it's cheaper to go through a clubmaker. If so could anyone please tell me the cost of shafting some irons 3-pw with Dynamic Gold stiff steel shafts, either the...

    Started by John‎, 03-29-2004 07:07 PM
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    03-30-2004 08:09 PM Go to last post
  19. Golfworks pricing question...

    Does anyone here know the price of the Grip One Mid Cord Grips from Golfworks? There is a VB issue with their site, and the price isn't listed online. I was hoping someone had a catalogue or experience with these grips that might know. Thanks in advance, rockford35

    Started by rockford35‎, 04-09-2004 03:17 PM
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  20. Changing shafts on X14 pros

    Hi; Last year I got a great deal on some used Callaway X14 pro irons. The only problem is that they came with the Rifle 5.5 shafts, and I am more of a regular flex player. (5 iron 160 yards) Now my game doesnt seem to suffer, but if I can get another 10 yards out of that 5 iron, I would be...

    Started by Rusty‎, 04-13-2004 11:27 AM
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  21. Question replacing steel shafts

    I have a set of Taylor Made 300 Forged irons with Precision Rifle Flighted 6.0 steel shafts. I find them a little too stiff as I am hitting them about a half club shorter then my previous clubs (which had a regular flex shaft in them). I purchased some Precision Rifle 5.0 steel shafts online and I...

    Started by hollywood‎, 04-13-2004 04:32 PM
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  22. Sensicore Inserts?

    Does anybody know if they make sensicore(cork) inserts for shafts? If so where do you get them, I looked at golfworks and didn't see them. Thanks Denny

    Started by dbleber‎, 04-15-2004 10:56 AM
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  23. Question Parralllel VS Tapered Shafts?

    dbleber: What are the main advantages/differences between Parrallel and tapered shafts. I know the physical size of the tips are different but is there anything else? Also, how do you know which one to use or can both be installed on all culbs? Thanks to all the clubmakers on this forum for all...

    Started by dbleber‎, 04-16-2004 10:26 AM
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  24. Question Shaft extensions?

    dbleber: Can someone tell me how I would use an aluminum shaft extension. I saw them at Golfworks and see that one extension is used for more than on club. Do you cut it in half and use it for 2 clubs? How do you get it to stay in the club, epoxy? If anyone has done this before please reply!...

    Started by dbleber‎, 04-21-2004 04:21 PM
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  25. Question Reshafting a Kasco Super Hyten 4 Wood

    Hey clubmakers. I'm looking to reshaft my Kasco in a stiff shaft and I was looking at the TrueTemper Crossfire, the Graffaloy Blue and the Harmon Tour Design or any Lite Rifle shaft. I was going to go to Pro Golf or Chuck's but I figured I would much rather have it done by someone on the board and...

    Started by John‎, 04-23-2004 11:50 AM
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  26. Grips on a TM R580XD

    I have recently purchased a TM R580XD (very sweet) but I am not overly impressed with the grip on it.....too small for my hand. I have Lamkin perma-soft wraps on my irons and fairway woods and love them. I have heard that the R580 line requires special grips due to the shaft.....does anyone have...

    Started by mkemila‎, 04-23-2004 06:15 PM
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  27. Question Shafts

    I need some help and you guys should know that In a shaft you have the flex, kick point, toruqe and weight(which play a role in swing weight). With a driver, I have a swing speed of 100-105 mph with a slow tempo and a low ball flight. I like heavy swing weight D3 or D4. What should I be...

    Started by Geee‎, 04-21-2004 12:12 PM
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  28. Old/new fashion ?

    Have any of you noticed that many members of the European Tour using long putter have returned to the use of a standard grip on the top portion? (e.g. : B.Langer...) This was the trend when the first long putters appeared. Anybody knows the reason for the fad?

    Started by Marmotte‎, 04-25-2004 08:32 AM
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  29. Clubmaking Factors to Offset a Hook

    Hi, I'm planning to build a new set of clubs for my father in the near future. He's in his late 50s and he normally hits low-ish hooks when he makes good contact. I've already bought him lessons and he's improving but, as the saying goes, it's difficult to teach an old dog new tricks. So, I...

    Started by mjf‎, 04-23-2004 11:31 AM
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    04-25-2004 05:30 PM Go to last post
  30. Fitted clubs

    I was wondering if some of you could probably help me out on this ,, it seems obvious , but i want to know how much of a difference getting FITTED clubs for your swing , then simply using a set of irons off the rack from the store. Cause i'm into my 5th year now and i love this game like crazzy,,...

    Started by acadian‎, 04-26-2004 04:37 PM
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  31. Lightbulb Ben hogan steel shafts #4

    I am considering purchasing a set of hogans and I'm curious as to exactly how the #4 steel shafts compare in stiffness to S300 or 6.0 rifles. I currently play TM 300 with 5.5 flighted riffles and was thinking of changing. Most comments I have heard is that Hogan stiff is more like a firm. Any help...

    Started by starbuck‎, 04-26-2004 04:43 PM
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  32. Talking Re-griping your own clubs

    dbleber: I wanted to know what the people in the business use to regrip clubs. I have always just used 3M double-sided carpet tape and a can of paint thinner. Doesn't seem to high tech, but any suggestions or tips from the pros would be nice! Thanks Denny

    Started by dbleber‎, 04-13-2004 08:13 PM
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    05-01-2004 12:04 PM Go to last post
  33. Face balancing a putter

    On a couple of occasions, I have ben asked to replace grips on putters that are Face balanced. (one is a Titleist, the other an older Callaway). In both cases, replacements for the original grips are not available on the market. After installing the grip, the balancing seems to be off by a few...

    Started by Marmotte‎, 05-03-2004 06:26 AM
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  34. Lie angle

    I was wondering if lengthening a shaft by a quarter inch would effect the lie angle of the club. e.g. a 5 iron is 37.75" with a lie angle of 62 degrees, if this club was lengthened to 38" would the lie angle change? Can any of the clubmakers answer? Thanks!

    Started by pagman‎, 05-02-2004 08:13 PM
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  35. cutting a Graphite Shaft?

    dbleber: Does anybody know how you would go about cutting a graphite shaft to make it shorter(obviously)? Denny

    Started by dbleber‎, 05-04-2004 09:05 PM
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    05-07-2004 08:40 AM Go to last post
  36. Adjusting loft

    Is it possible to adjust the loft on fairway woods? I would like to change the lofts on my fairway woods but I'm not sure if it can be done or if it's a bad idea to do so. Anyone know? Thanks

    Started by flagolfnut‎, 05-06-2004 09:58 PM
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    05-09-2004 11:30 AM Go to last post
  37. Frequency

    Hey all, i'm thinking of reshafting my irons with the Royal Precision Tour Flighted iron shafts. Now on the Golfworks site they talk about the iron shafts coming in different frequency's. I love and am an avid golfer but can't say I have any idea what kind of frequency I should be playing in my...

    Started by John‎, 05-07-2004 10:49 PM
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    05-10-2004 06:11 PM Go to last post
  38. Swingweight scale

    This one for you 3295. Can't afford a swingweight scale? Build your own for peanuts.

    Started by Chieflongtee‎, 05-19-2004 07:59 PM
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    05-20-2004 10:00 AM Go to last post
  39. Any clubmakers have 5.5 Tour flighted rifles??

    Interested in purchasing a set of tour flighted rifle shafts in 5.5 flex, any of the clubmakers have these or anyone know where I can pick up a set local here in Ottawa???

    Started by Michael‎, 05-20-2004 09:19 PM
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  40. Hosel boring Cleveland TA3 Gunmetals

    OK, so I wrongfully assumed that because the TA5's take a .370 parallel tip shaft, so would the TA3's. I went ahead and aquired a set of parallel tip Rifles for my TA3's, but have since learned that the TA3's actually take a .355 taper tip.:confused(weird) I don't know much about clubmaking...

    Started by jbrace‎, 05-20-2004 08:17 PM
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    05-21-2004 03:57 PM Go to last post
  41. Re-Grooving Irons??

    I recently had a set of blades passed on to me. I have hit them at the range and just love the feel of them. The only problem is that the grooves are worn down. Is it possible to re-groove the blades and what are the rules in regards to re-grooving (ie..depth, width) Thanks...

    Started by smark_ca‎, 03-16-2004 06:59 PM
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    06-01-2004 08:24 PM Go to last post
  42. Which shaft?

    Hi there, I am looking to see if anyone or any club builder has a preference between the Grafalloy PROLITE 35 Wood Shafts and the Penley Tour Light Wood Shafts. Both shafts pretty much come out to the same specs based on information from the Golfworks website. I was wondering if anyone has...

    Started by Happy Gilmore‎, 06-07-2004 11:08 AM
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    06-08-2004 10:20 AM Go to last post
  43. Measuring a club?

    dbleber: Where exactly do you measure the club to get the proper club length? Is the shaft, butt to heel or butt to ground when the club is on its toe? Thanks Denny

    Started by dbleber‎, 06-09-2004 11:01 PM
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    06-10-2004 07:27 AM Go to last post
  44. A lesson in club fitting and checking.

    Just a quick story. I'm coming off a very successful golf year in 2003. I reduced my handicap to single digits and I'm hittng darts with my irons. This year. started slow. But something wasn't right. I can stripe some of my irons and some are not working. Violent duck hooks. Weaks fades. Just...

    Started by Andru‎, 06-06-2004 11:58 AM
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    06-11-2004 12:35 PM Go to last post
  45. SMT Component Heads

    Does anyone know if there exists a SMT distributor here in Ottawa? I was particularly looking into the SMT Solitaire model of fairway wood / hybrid. If anyone has used SMT heads or even the Solitaire, any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks, amac

    Started by amac‎, 06-01-2004 05:03 PM
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    06-25-2004 10:19 AM Go to last post
  46. Shaft help

    Hey guys, I'm thinking of re-shafting my 03 Big Bertha's with something a little more tailor made to my game. I find the uniflex shafts in my Bertha's a bit on the inconsistent side as of late. I figured I'd try something new. I would love to gain a little distance and consistency with my...

    Started by rockford35‎, 05-01-2004 01:47 PM
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    06-25-2004 11:19 AM Go to last post
  47. GolfWorks’ CER 851

    Got this from clubmaking Wire. Has anybody tried these irons yet? They claim that these irons are getting rave reviews from golfers and clubmakers and it may be so. Anyway check them out.

    Started by Chieflongtee‎, 05-29-2004 06:14 AM
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    06-26-2004 07:16 PM Go to last post
  48. Removing chrome on wedges?

    dbleber: Does anybody have any thoughts on how to remove the chrome finish on wedges? I don't like the glare and want a raw finish that will rust for more spin. I don't know what kind of damage this will do to the club once the finish is remove and if a raw finish on the vokeys/cleveland are...

    Started by dbleber‎, 06-25-2004 08:38 AM
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    06-29-2004 08:11 AM Go to last post
  49. Best Component Drivers?

    I'm considering purchasing a new non-OEM driver. I'm of the belief that the products from the better component companies are less expensive and at least as good as the OEM (Titleist, Taylor Made, etc.) models. However, I'm finding it very difficult to decide which component company to go with. ...

    Started by mjf‎, 05-31-2004 09:50 AM
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    06-30-2004 08:58 AM Go to last post
  50. Stiff Shafts

    I have been told lately that my driver swing speed is around the 125mph range, and an approximate average distance around 285, and I am using a R-80 OEM shaft from taylor made. The shaft just doesn't seem to be cutting it for me anymore, I need to go stiffer (Stiff or X-stiff, I really have no idea...

    Started by McCarlie‎, 06-29-2004 07:53 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 2,173
    06-30-2004 01:47 PM Go to last post

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