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  1. re: choosing a set of iron heads

    how do you pick? with stuff sold at golftown you can go in and hit the clubs. what do you do for irons you are building yourself (or paying someone to build them for you). Anyway, I was looking at the Ke4 and the kzg... any suggestions? reviews?

    Started by "Richard"‎, 08-15-2006 11:36 PM
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  2. Adding an inch to my driver shaft

    I had it cout down to 44" a while ago because of my slice but now its gone after 5 lessons :) so i wanted to add the inch back. I was curious how much head spead does adding an inch to a driver usually add? I swing at about 100-105mph right now with the 44" shaft (got tested) so with an extra...

    Started by "Richard"‎, 08-17-2005 02:44 PM
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  3. Turning a putter into a belly putter??

    Is this possible? I remember looking at the phantom mallet last year and but I wanted it in belly so I tried to order it but they didn't make it. They tried to get one custom made but scotty wanted $5,000 for it. Needless to say I didn't go for it. Is it possible to take a putter, get a 10"...

    Started by "Richard"‎, 02-27-2006 12:37 AM
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  4. re-shafting my utility clubs

    Hello all, season is almost upon us... let the last minute tweeking begin... Thinking of going from steel in my 19* and 22* utility clubs to graphite. Will this mess up swing weight? lie angles? shaft is longer, and lighter... will I need to add led tape as someone else recommended?

    Started by "Richard"‎, 03-20-2006 04:34 PM
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  5. Shortening a driver....

    How much yardage is usually lost by shortening a driver by 1 inch? How much does accuracy go up? I swing at 103mph now (can swing it 110 but 103 is under control and focusing on all the things that are needed for a good swing). If I shorten my driver is it also a good idea to shorter my 4w? ...

    Started by "Richard"‎, 03-20-2006 05:56 PM
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  6. There is a noise coming from my driver

    My old driver (adams rpm 10*) has a bit of a problem. There is a noise coming from the shaft. As if there is something lose inside it that rattles if you turn the driver upside down and back again. I'm going tot ake it to golftown to have a look but anyone have any idea what it might be? Its a...

    Started by "Richard"‎, 03-28-2006 09:02 PM
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  7. advantages of a heavier shaft??

    I was told go to from a 60g to a 70g shaft but seem to be doing ok with my 60g shaft. What should I expect if I switch to 70g??? what are the ups and downs with making this move and why? Thanks

    Started by "Richard"‎, 04-04-2006 10:59 AM
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  8. Speeder vs. Re*ax shaft?

    I'm looking at the TP version of both these Fujikura shafts. Anyone know what the difference between the two are? both would be low torque, mid kick, stiff flex, 65g firm tip. Lots of buzz surrounding the Re*ax shafts right now... Thanks

    Started by "Richard"‎, 04-13-2006 09:47 PM
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    04-24-2006 01:36 PM Go to last post
  9. What is prepping and what is a ferrule

    Can someone tell me what this means??? I'm looking at a shaft on ebay and it says "Tips may need prepping and ferrules may need replacing" The shaft is 42.5 inches... I player a driver length of 43 inches including the head... is this long enough for me? What is the shortest shaft I can get and...

    Started by "Richard"‎, 04-19-2006 07:55 PM
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  10. I'm in love.... (shafts)

    so I went to GT today to try out some new shafts. I have an adams RPM driver which adams will be sending back out to me soon after they replace the old one (cracked head.. yes I'm that strong). Hopefully they can't replace it because its out of stock and send me an upgrade to 460cc dual. Anyway,...

    Started by "Richard"‎, 04-20-2006 03:53 PM
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    04-26-2006 01:37 PM Go to last post
  11. Can someone tell me what these numbers mean?

    and how the effect the ball flight or swing. WEIGHT-PTS---BUTT FLEX--MID FLEX--TIP FLEX 81g-----4.0"----277---------7.9----------29 82g-----4.0"----277---------7.9----------30 76g-----4.0"----267---------7------------28 77g-----4.0"----267---------7------------28...

    Started by "Richard"‎, 04-20-2006 06:33 PM
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  12. bore through shaft in a reg driver head... can it be done??

    " This shaft is from a bore through and is 44.25" with 3" " What does this mean? Can I still put this shaft in a reg driver head (my adams rpm head)

    Started by "Richard"‎, 06-01-2006 04:13 PM
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  13. making a lady's golf set.. help

    Just wanted to know if I am able to use heads from mens sets and just put a ladies flex graphite shaft on it? If so, I'll but all the parts on ebay but will still need someone to build the irons, woods and wedges for me once I get all the shafts and heads. It will have to be someone local. ...

    Started by "Richard"‎, 06-16-2006 08:50 PM
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  14. Turning a 65g shaft into a 75g shaft

    Is it possible to do this? I have a 65g aldila NV (stiff) and I want to switch to the 75g shaft but instead of selling this one, losing money on it and then paying more shipping and taxes on the 75g shaft, is it possbile to just increase the weight of the shaft? Someone told me to just put led...

    Started by "Richard"‎, 06-17-2006 10:45 PM
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  15. Need someone to install some shafts

    Looking for someone local in ottawa (kanata prefferably). I want to know how much it would cost to have 3-pw+gw+sw heads made if I have the heads and the shafts and the grips... Crap, can someone move this to the clubmaker section?

    Started by "Richard"‎, 07-30-2006 07:32 PM
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    08-02-2006 05:13 PM Go to last post
  16. Cutting down my belly putter

    Well lately I've been putting amazingy and my friends suddenly seem to have a problem with my belly putter. I know its not illegal YET and I could tell them to go to hell but then I would have no one to play with other than you lovely people on the forum (not a bad thing). Anyway, if I were to...

    Started by "Richard"‎, 08-20-2006 07:34 PM
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    08-21-2006 09:57 AM Go to last post
  17. sompare these two shafts SC65 M3 tipped to 5.3 (dont' know what this means) OR Geoffs bimatrix stiff...

    Started by "Richard"‎, 09-11-2006 09:03 PM
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  18. Club fitting...

    a friend of mine refuses to get fit for a shaft so I'm going to fit him myself by watching him swing.... This is what I found. His ball flight is way to low, he swings around 105mph and has a bit of an inside out swing... So, I told him to get a 9.5* driver but use a shaft that will get the...

    Started by "Richard"‎, 09-28-2006 03:07 PM
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  19. What is a good set of fogred heads?

    I'm going to copy dan again in the hopes of beating him next year. I'm looking for a set of fogred heads. I just want the heads, preferably something a year old so I can find them on ebay. Any suggestions? I don't work the ball, I just want to hit it straight and not shank it. Forgiving forged...

    Started by "Richard"‎, 01-13-2007 12:12 PM
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    01-23-2007 10:30 AM Go to last post
  20. Taylor made Adapter

    Will a TM SLDR driver adapter fit and TM M6 driver head?

    Started by 1800Duffers‎, 04-07-2021 07:04 AM
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  21. Club Re-gripping

    I finished re-gripping my clubs today. Youtube is wonderful and helped a lot. The hardest part was removing the old tape. It was my first time.

    Started by 1800Duffers‎, 04-21-2021 10:24 AM
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    05-07-2021 08:01 AM Go to last post
  22. Need to have lies flattened on irons - opinions wanted

    I've recently realized that I need flatter lies in my irons. I have a set of '72 Hogan Apexes that I hit exceptionally well. They are based on a 58* 5i and compared to them, all of my other sets seem to be too upright. As an experiment I'd like to flatten the lies of my other sets to match the old...

    Started by 1972Apex‎, 09-07-2005 07:16 PM
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    10-18-2006 11:25 AM Go to last post
  23. My new book's in, my new book's in!!!!!

    My wife just called me to tell me a package just arrived from :-) The Search for the Perfect Golf Club, by Tom Wishon. Geoff, once I'm done you can borrow it :pig . Anyone else read it and find it insightful? I've read a fair bit of it on the GEA, and participated in several...

    Started by 1972Apex‎, 02-15-2006 04:13 PM
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  24. Anyone upgrading their belt sander and getting rid of their old one?

    I'm looking at picking up a small belt sander for my workbench. There are a few new ones I am considering but there are so many clubmakers on this forum I thought I would first check and see if anyone has upgraded and has an older unit lying around they are not using. If so, PM me with what you...

    Started by 1972Apex‎, 05-02-2008 03:50 PM
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  25. Need a heat gun?

    Started by 1972Apex‎, 08-29-2008 08:29 AM
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  26. Can anyone bend some irons this afternoon?

    I'm picking up a couple of sets of Hogan irons in Ottawa this afternoon and would like to have the lies bent to match my 1972 Hogan Apexes. Is there anyone who could do this for me? Of course I would be happy to part with some dough for the work :-)

    Started by 1972Apex‎, 03-06-2010 07:31 AM
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    03-06-2010 10:23 AM Go to last post
  27. Taylormade Question

    I'm looking for an Aldila Alpha RIP 70G X-Stiff shaft for my R-11 3 wood. A few people have msged me saying they have a 70G X-Stiff DRIVER shaft. As long as I put an adapter on it, would it fit in my 3 wood the same as a driver? Also.. If I cut it down an inch what would it do to...

    Started by 2Low4U‎, 03-26-2012 08:36 PM
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  28. Cutting a Putter

    I have a G2 RH Ping CRAZ-E (35") putter which a bit long for me... If I cut it, would that affect anything? or should I look for a trade? Thanks for advice and/or comments...

    Started by 314314‎, 05-14-2007 01:02 PM
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  29. Wtb ust proforce v2 graphite wood shaft

    WTB UST PROFORCE V2 GRAPHITE WOOD SHAFT (STIFF) and perhaps get installed into my 4 wood.

    Started by 314314‎, 08-08-2009 08:45 AM
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  30. What the difference in men vs women iron heads?

    What the difference in men vs women iron heads? I have a men's set that want to make it available to my wife...

    Started by 314314‎, 05-28-2010 11:09 AM
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  31. Lead tape

    Where do I get a roll (assuming it comes in a roll), of lead tape, from an Ottawa retailer? Golfworks? Might GT sell some, or give me a small bit?

    Started by 3Jack‎, 08-20-2009 10:10 AM
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    08-22-2009 05:04 PM Go to last post
  32. Bending a driver head

    I'm looking to have my Titleist 905R 10.5* bent open by about 2*. Looking to achieve a lower loft and eliminate a draw-biased flight. Does anyone know of a clubmaker who can do this? There isn't anyone in my area equipped to do this. Thanks.

    Started by 4ems‎, 01-20-2011 02:39 PM
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  33. Grafalloy Epic 68X

    I have a Grafalloy Epic 68X pull from my 3-wood which I bought used. I'm not sure if the shaft was tipped because it didn't feel like an X when I was using the 3-wood. Now I'm thinking of using the shaft for a driver and just putting in a butt extension to get to length. Does anyone know the uncut...

    Started by 4ems‎, 02-08-2011 11:16 AM
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  34. Swing weight help please

    I bought an Adams XTD Ti 13* 3 wood with an upgraded shaft. The stock club was playing to a D2 with the 66 gram Fubuki shaft in it. The new shaft is 79 gram Oban. I like the heavier shaft but I can't feel the club head anymore. Can someone tell me how much weight I should add to the...

    Started by 4jag‎, 02-14-2013 11:20 AM
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  35. Driver lost it's pop!!??

    Hey guys, I have been hitting a TM R580 not even "xd"... Thing has to be 7 or 8 years old now.. Basically nearing the end of last season I felt the ball was not "popping" off the clubface as well anymore.. I play 40-50 rounds a year plus lots of practice with the same driver.. Has anyone heard of a...

    Started by abre0005‎, 02-23-2009 09:28 AM
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  36. 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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    04-26-2004 06:29 PM Go to last post
  37. Getting my clubs fitted for my swing

    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 does , 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...

    Started by acadian‎, 04-26-2004 04:40 PM
    • Replies: 15
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    02-27-2006 05:05 PM Go to last post
  38. Custom doubts

    I'm in the market for new irons and am trying to decide between custom irons or off the shelf ones. I have to admit that despite what i read on this forum I'm still leaning towards a higher end set from taylor made or mizuno. I got fitted a few years back from a local clubmaker and I was...

    Started by ace‎, 09-07-2004 10:27 PM
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    09-09-2004 09:35 PM Go to last post
  39. PW shaft

    I dented my rifle 5.5 shaft on my PW and brought it to golf town to get it re-shafted. I got a dynamic gold s300 installed because they had no rifles and I was told it would be fairly similar because of the shortness of the club. Possibly a bit lower ball flight. Just like to hear some opinions...

    Started by adam‎, 07-13-2009 11:41 AM
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  40. Bending a Vokey

    Would anyone here be able to bend a 52 degree to a 50 for me? Any potential issues with doing this?

    Started by adam‎, 08-10-2009 12:01 AM
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  41. Sticky Stuff

    I removed the shaft stickers from my new iron shafts as I didn't like the way they looked at address and spent the next 15-20 minutes scraping/rubbing the sticky gunk off of one shaft. Anyone have any tips/tricks for easy removal of the stuff? I tried steel wool and used some acetone. All the...

    Started by adam‎, 02-04-2011 10:16 AM
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  42. Hogan Apex Plus tip size

    what is the tip size on these if anyone knows???? I am assuming they are .355 tapers Cheers Adam

    Started by AdamCV‎, 05-27-2009 06:27 AM
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  43. Re Grip Question - Orientation of 'Golf Pride' lettering

    I just had a few clubs re gripped and noticed the 'Golf Pride' might be a little off. With my wedges, at address, my lower hand/thumb is lined up with 'Pride' lettering - with my newly re gripped clubs, they are not - the lettering is off to the Right, enough that it's noticeable and potentially...

    Started by afulton‎, 04-05-2016 09:30 AM
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    04-06-2016 09:23 AM Go to last post
  44. jumbo putter grip

    Thinking of maybe going with a larger grip on my putter this year.Worried about what it may do to the feel of the putter.My putter is a rossa with changeable weights so I can bring the head weight up to match the present swingweight,but wonder if it would be the same. Any comments on these...

    Started by al m‎, 01-13-2014 07:59 PM
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  45. Need a True Temper Dyna. Gold X100U shaft for my driver.

    Well, Mine Broke and I played really well with it. So if you guys can help me get one I would greatly appreaciate it. Thanks, Joel

    Started by allanhouston90‎, 09-04-2005 07:25 PM
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    09-09-2005 12:47 PM Go to last post
  46. Moved: Wooden Wood Heads for sale

    Started by alsclub‎, 05-21-2011 10:51 AM
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  47. Looking for: Ferrules

    Just starting out into doing some club making, and I'm wondering if anyone has a collection of some old/used ferrules that I could buy? Since new ones look to be pretty expensive at GolfWorks, I'm trying to find some for relatively cheap so that I don't have to worry about wasting money if I make...

    Started by AlwaysGolfin‎, 12-27-2020 12:05 PM
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    12-28-2020 12:17 PM Go to last post
  48. Bending lofts on Mizuno MP18 MMC Fli-Hi

    Thinking about getting the lofts bent 3* strong on my Mizuno Mp18 MMC Fli-hi 3 and 4i (i.e. 3i goes from 19 deg to 16 deg, and 4i from 22 to 19). I've heard irons are typically only recommended to be bent 2 deg up or down, so curious as to (a) whether or not this would be feasible, and (b) whether...

    Started by AlwaysGolfin‎, 09-18-2021 03:14 PM
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    09-21-2021 11:29 AM Go to last post
  49. Graphite shaft extension

    Hi all, I am looking for a graphite shaft extension (preferably 2 inches). If any club builders here have one that I could buy off them, please send me a message. Thanks!

    Started by AlwaysGolfin‎, 08-19-2022 07:20 PM
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    08-19-2022 08:38 PM Go to last post
  50. Custom Made Long Putter

    Does anyone know of a good place to go in the Ottawa area to have a long putter built? I've tried many combinations from Golfworks, but this time I would like to go to another clubfitter in the area to get it done. Any advise would be appreciated.

    Started by amac‎, 02-05-2007 12:45 PM
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    02-06-2007 09:07 AM Go to last post

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