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  1. Poll Poll: Getting fitted poll

    Just curious to find out how many people on this forum have ever been fitted by a clubmaker/clubfitter? If yes did that make a big difference in your game? If no why not? Not talking about an occasional shaft change but a full clubfitting session involving launch monitor,swing speed, grip sizing...

    Started by Chieflongtee‎, 02-16-2007 04:33 PM
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  2. Blueing Golf Clubs

    I was just wondering if anyone out there has every blued the head of a putter or club at home, and how difficult it was and how time consuming it was?

    Started by yeahright‎, 02-09-2009 12:38 AM
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  3. What's more important in a driver?

    I have a question or two: I currently have the Proto By U shaft in my SQ Driver. I have a driver swing speed around 100-104 mph. I am going to go and get fitted for a new driver shaft (possibly, if another shaft is better for me than this one). I am curious what would be the better upgrade. Is...

    Started by quinner‎, 01-13-2009 02:11 PM
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  4. Angry Puring

    I don't necessarily agree but for the sake of the argument click on the link below.:frog2 ...

    Started by Chieflongtee‎, 01-26-2003 11:58 AM
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  5. Question 40 yard gain with new shaft

    Read this from another thread. Not to discredit the poster but I have a hard time believing that you can gain 40 yards just by switching shafts unless the shaft change cured a severe slice/block or a hook/pull. A lighter longer shaft will supposedly enable you to swing faster therefore longer that...

    Started by Chieflongtee‎, 09-17-2005 07:28 AM
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  6. Frequency chart

    I am looking for a Rifle FCM Chart. Does anyone have one that could be emailed to me?

    Started by woodlotjon‎, 12-07-2005 08:42 AM
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  7. removing shaft from iron head

    Any tips or suggestions? Thanks. Oh we ar talk about ping g5 irons.

    Started by BG458‎, 10-21-2007 07:20 PM
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  8. 44 or 45 inch

    Tom Wishon and Frank Thomas are big fans of 44 inch drivers. What do you think? do you think the extra inch is getting you extra additional yardage... test on humans (not robots) is showing 1-2 yards increase from 44 to 45 inches. Is it worth it? i think people is forgetting accuracing...

    Started by Jeany‎, 10-14-2005 07:22 PM
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  9. Swing weight techniques

    I have used all techniques from lead powder, lead weights, lead tape and brass tip weights. However I have not used tungsten yet because of the cost. I'm just wondering what other techniques are used out there. I shafted some graphite iron shafts where I had to use a combination of the above....

    Started by The Saint‎, 04-17-2007 02:20 PM
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  10. Paint fill question.

    I have recieved some advice on how to change the paintfill in my irons. Wondering if anyone had any other methods. This is what I've been told. 1) Fill the bottom of a bucket with acetone and put the irons in it. Not sure of time lapse here, anyone know how long? 2) Take irons out and give...

    Started by Big Johnny69‎, 04-11-2006 09:16 AM
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  11. Question Back Weighting grips

    I have been learning about back weighting grips in an effort to keep the total weight of the club more inline with a steel shafted club when reshafting irons with a light weight graphite shaft. Anyone out there with experience or feedback on this. I hit a few clubs that had different amounts of...

    Started by woodlotjon‎, 12-14-2005 07:45 AM
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  12. Shaft frequency device

    Any of you decide the best way to build a very inexpensive shaft frequency measuring device? My guess is $20.00 should do it.

    Started by Prof. Jim Hlade‎, 12-29-2005 01:48 PM
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  13. Overall length vs Clubhead Speed

    Wondering what effect cutting down a driver will have on clubhead speed.. and anything else for that matter.. thnx

    Started by Ginker‎, 10-30-2006 10:35 PM
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  14. Poll Poll: Which component company has the best component heads?

    I often read a a lot of posts about one component company offering top of the line components but what I would like to know is what makes you believe that KZG is better than Golfworks or why Wishon is better than Golfsmith etc.. I am not asking about clones here. Keep in mind . Golwforks and...

    Started by Chieflongtee‎, 01-09-2011 09:24 AM
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  15. Question about pured/spined shafts?

    Just a question for all you clubmakers out there. I have a driver shaft that came with instructions to install it with a certain logo in the 12:00 position. The shaft came from the company pured/spined and was painted accordingly to be installed with the logo in that position. When I picked up the...

    Started by Big Johnny69‎, 09-29-2005 07:31 PM
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  16. Shaft Advice - Looking for a stiffer Regular Flex ... if that makes sense

    So I am looking for advice... I am right on the edge of R and S flex shafts for my driver. Each guy at Golf Town gives me a different suggestion, so I am wondering if anybody can suggest a good shaft that in a regular flex would play a little stiffer. Maybe I am looking for the wrong thing,...

    Started by golfisforfun‎, 04-11-2014 01:48 PM
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  17. Club Fitting Questions

    Hello all, I wanted to ask a few q's about club fitting. At some point I want to treat myself to new clubs. I have been using the same iron set (Adams tightlies) and cheap woods (Dunlop flame 5W, 7W) for 4 years now and have gone from a 40+ HCP to 22.7. Next year if my budget allows I want to...

    Started by Hank Hill‎, 08-30-2007 12:33 PM
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  18. Lie and Ballflight/ Lie and Face Contact

    Now I know the lie of your clubs can have an effect on your ballflight. Too upright and the ball goes left, too flat and the ball goes right. But does lie affect where on the face of the iron you make contact? I have two sets in my possesion right now. One set I hit in the middle of the face...

    Started by Big Johnny69‎, 09-21-2007 12:55 PM
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  19. Lightbulb Do taller people need longer clubs

    Do taller people need longer clubs? Your thoughts:listen:

    Started by Chieflongtee‎, 03-03-2006 08:39 PM
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  20. Thumbs up Mercury Tour Pro-Kevlar Shaft

    Before I get started here, I just want to say that I am in no way being compensated by Mercury for this testimonial (except for additional yardage ;) ). So here goes... THIS SHAFT ABSOLUTELY ROCKS!! Of all the driver shafts that I have tried over the years, and I have tried more than I can...

    Started by LobWedge‎, 05-11-2005 02:35 PM
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  21. Golf Town launch monitors-accurate?

    Just wonder how accurate the launch monitor at Golf Town is? Recently I had my club builder assemble a 12 degree driver for me. It has a small steel head, exact replica of TaylorMade "Pittsburgh Persimmon". The shaft is Dynamic Gold R400, untipped, just butt trimmed to length of 43 inches. ...

    Started by rhh7‎, 12-03-2006 08:00 PM
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  22. Exclamation Putter re-finish

    Just shipped a putter head to Cant say what im doing,some of you will love it...others wont:-) Stay tuned:shhh:

    Started by covanant‎, 01-24-2007 09:47 PM
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  23. I'm thinking about starting a little "side business"

    So I've been fixing/building custom clubs for a while now but mainly just my own. I was thinking about maybe spreading the word out to try and help people out that don't want to go to some large corporation *cough*GolfTown*cough* to have it done. I don't like sending my things in to large places...

    Started by Kyle_B‎, 07-05-2011 01:11 PM
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  24. Club Makers in Ottawa

    Is there a list of club makers in Ottawa? I see that Artisan Golf has retired and I may need help! johnreid

    Started by johnreid‎, 03-26-2021 10:18 PM
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  25. Robert's Fantasy: Frequency Match?

    Assume I use Dynamic shafts, R/S flex, 133gms raw weight, 43" long, with 12.5" tips. I will not tip any shafts, only butt trim to correct length. My grips will weigh 58gms. iron loft lie wgt/gms length 5 28* 59* 254 38.0" 6 32* 60* 261 37.6" 7 36*...

    Started by rhh7‎, 11-05-2006 05:38 PM
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  26. Accra Shafts

    Anyone have experience with this brand of shafts? The clubmaker I will be going to uses them, I have never used one or know anybody so your thought would be appreciated.

    Started by dbleber‎, 09-16-2005 08:52 AM
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  27. 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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  28. Trimming a driver shafts. Effect on swing weight?

    So pulled the trigger on a great deal on eBay for a g15 driver with an x stiff prolaunch red shaft which is just perfect for me without breaking the bank. Only problem is that the shaft is 46 inches and I play 45 or less so looking to get it trimmed at the same time as it gets regripped. Will...

    Started by goliath‎, 06-20-2011 08:42 PM
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  29. 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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  30. Cost Question For Set Alterations

    I want to have my shafts cut down a half inch (including driver and 3 wood), loft and lie checked and adjusted and SW/MOI matched. I also need one iron shaft replaced. How much would you think all of this would cost approximately? I figure grips/shaft will run around $150 but I'm wondering more...

    Started by bNeill‎, 04-01-2014 06:35 PM
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  31. 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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  32. Effect of driver length on distance

    one of the most informative charts in Wishon's "Search for the Perfect Golf Club" shows what a swing robot which hit the ball dead center at a swing speed of 90 mph did with different driver lengths: Driver length = 42 inches, ball speed = 133.0 mph, carry distance = 209.7 yards Driver length...

    Started by rhh7‎, 12-23-2006 06:16 PM
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  33. Wishon's theory

    O.k..i'm half way through Wishon's "Search for the perfect club" and i have to say i'm impressed with this guys aproach to club fitting:thumbsup What i cant understand is why some shafts cost 20 dollars and others cost 300? If im fitted lets say for a 60 gram shaft(for my perticular clubhead...

    Started by covanant‎, 12-31-2006 08:42 AM
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  34. Mike's a shaft noob: Question time!

    Hey all, I bought a G5, and the head went bye bye on its third swing. I got to walk 80 yards out to the white flag at kevin haimes to retrieve the head. The club had a TP Mitsubishi Rayon X flex shaft in it. I certainly cannot afford to buy a new driver, so I went to GT to ask about reshafting,...

    Started by Mike999‎, 03-28-2007 03:22 PM
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  35. Driver @ 44"???

    Anyone else try cutting their driver down to this length? I did, and could't be happier. Where I used to have up to over a half dozen bad drives a round, I'm down to maybe 2 or 3 tops. And even those are nowhere near as bad of misses as it used to be at 44.5". And pretty much every tee shot is...

    Started by Big Johnny69‎, 05-20-2007 08:05 PM
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  36. Mike Tait's opinion of forgiving heads

    CUP FACE DESIGN More forgiving or just more hype? </IMG> There are basically three methods of manufacturing clubfaces in the industry today. 1. Traditional face ( forged 3 or 4 piece ), where the face is welded along the edge where the face turns into the crown, toe, heel and sole....

    Started by Chieflongtee‎, 11-15-2007 09:12 PM
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  37. Question Driver Club Head Re-Painting

    Hello, Does anybody know a good place for me to get the club head on my driver re-painted? There are some scratches on it and I would like to get it re-painted. Thanks

    Started by KoryB33‎, 04-01-2005 07:22 AM
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  38. Club fitting......

    so i'm reading up about club fitting for the mid-capper -me - average between 84-92 ....i was told by a guy at golf town that the standard clubs (length) are good enough..... has anyone gone thorugh this - and if so have you noticed your control increase?? i'm ok with not bombing every...

    Started by irish_OG‎, 08-30-2010 05:20 AM
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  39. Imagination ? Does everyone hit stiff drivers?

    as the question begs an answer - take a look at the buy,sell,swap forums in Ottawa and Toronto Golf Nuts. I play a regular - but am I correct in assuming that everyone has a swing speed of 90 mph and higher. Wow - I've never seen some many stiff poles traded and sold in my life. In fact - I have...

    Started by Bill Wood‎, 07-12-2010 03:04 PM
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  40. Soft and Hard stepping

    Am I right in assuming that soft stepping is to remove the 3 iron shaft, insert it in the 4 iron head and butt trim to the correct length. Hard stepping is to remove the 3 iron shaft and tip trim to length before assembling it in the 4 iron head. Softstepping makes the shafts softer and...

    Started by sammypvt‎, 11-28-2006 05:47 PM
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  41. Poll Poll: Clubhead configuration vs shaft characteristics

    In your opinion is shaft fitting that important? I say clubhead is just as important in the fitting process. Your opinion please.

    Started by Chieflongtee‎, 01-07-2007 09:39 AM
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  42. Question Re-Shaft questions..

    I have a set of King Cobra SS oversized irons with reg flex composite shafts. After getting a lesson the instructor said I should be swinging stiff shafts due to my club head speed. My friend has a set of Tommy Armour 845s Silver Scot irons with stiff steel shafts. 1. Would I be able to...

    Started by Eagle_Hunter‎, 03-17-2011 01:59 PM
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  43. Lie Angle Adjustment

    Hi Guys, Recently purchased some TA irons and I would like to get the lie angle checked/adjusted. Would this be a job for Don @ Artisan? Anyone know approximately how much this would cost? Thanks.

    Started by Law‎, 01-17-2006 10:13 AM
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  44. rapid rust on a wedge

    I purchased a used Cleveland 588 RTG wedge that was nicely rusted. Now after playing a few rounds, the rusted face is giving way to shiny metal. How do I get it to stay rusty? Soak it in water?

    Started by bobblehead‎, 05-02-2006 06:38 PM
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  45. Flatline set= same flex across the set????

    Does a flatline frequency matched set produce the same flex across the set? I used to believe so but I am not so sure anymore. According to some in a flatline set the mix produces softer short irons. More later.

    Started by Chieflongtee‎, 08-28-2006 04:29 PM
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  46. Comparison requested: ProForce65 vs. Prolite 3.5 (both S-Flex)

    Can anyone tell me how these compare? I love the PF65 and am looking for another. On the other hand, I have a PL3.5 that is not shafted but have never played it. Any experience with both of these would be appreciated. My SS = 107mph quick tempo

    Started by dandaco‎, 09-13-2006 07:51 PM
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  47. Frequency chart

    Frequency chart-Free. Give it about a minute to download. frequency chart

    Started by Chieflongtee‎, 01-09-2007 10:02 PM
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  48. Removing shafts with a heat gun

    Now that I have recieved a set of Nippon shafts, time to remove the s300. My question is can a I use a heat gun? - what heat setting 500, 800 or 1100 - how long can I expect it to take - any tips Thanks.

    Started by Stephen‎, 04-11-2007 02:35 PM
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  49. paintfill on a circa 62

    I'm bored and am thinking of re-doing the paintfill on my Gun Blue Circa 62 can I just go over what has been done already or do i have to remove it first? I'm a bit worried about this finish and damaging it with poly stripper or something of that nature. I've read the previous posts but...

    Started by jeffc‎, 03-19-2008 01:47 PM
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  50. Smile Project Winter Red

    Project Winter Red is finally done. KZG Evolutions irons shafted with new FST 115 shafts, new red ferrules and new GP Tour Wrap 2G grips. Thanks to Jvincent and Chief for all the help and for answering all my questions. I absolutely can't wait to play these irons. The ferrules and grips came...

    Started by Break68‎, 03-27-2011 09:58 PM
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    04-30-2012 12:55 PM Go to last post

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