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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. Cheap way to measure loft and lie?

    Is there any economical way of measuring loft and lie of clubs? I'm interested in knowing what my irons are (I know there are many issues with measuring woods, so lets just forget about those)... is there any cheap measuring device that will do the trick, or do you have to have a machine worth...

    Started by dreaded_snowman‎, 07-17-2008 07:41 PM
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  3. Question Shaft flex VS swing speed?

    I am shopping around for a shaft for a driver head (SMT Deep Bore 455). All the major company like for instance have a swing speed chart that relates to a flex. I was told over the years that that is wrong. Is it? ...

    Started by mberube‎, 03-18-2005 09:18 AM
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  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. 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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  8. 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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  9. Question Taylormade R80 Shafts Info!

    I have a set of taylormade supersteel burners with R80 shafts and i need to know everything there is to know about the R80 shafts, i know the R is for reg flex, but whats the 80 for? is it the weight in grams or the specified swing speed of 80 mph, or is it the frequency number? also, ive done...

    Started by careyhrrs67‎, 06-08-2008 11:45 AM
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  10. 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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  11. Senior flex shaft = slice cure?

    This winter I've made a few draw-biased drivers to help cure my cronic banana slice. So far, I've made five clubs and each one is a refinement of the previsous offering. It is trully amazing at the difference this equipment has made in my drives. My latest "wholemade club" has allowed me to...

    Started by rob‎, 02-27-2006 03:59 PM
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  12. 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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  13. How to get dent out of driver?

    Can anyone tell me if there is a way to get a dent out of the toe of my Bang 450 driver with 10* loft? If yes, how does one fix this. It does not affect playability but I hate the sight of it. Pls see attached pic. :( Tx in advance

    Started by dandaco‎, 08-28-2004 10:05 PM
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  14. 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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  15. Changing putter length?

    Just wondering if one can easily convert a putter's length without effecting performance? I find most 35 inch putters too long. I like to see or try one at 34 inches...or maybe shorter at 33 inches. If I buy a 35 inch putter, I would like a local clubmaker to convert it to 33-34 inches without...

    Started by DavidY‎, 10-12-2005 10:20 AM
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  16. Project X Shaft Chart?

    See attached Project X shaft chart from All you guys that play Project X iron shafts and all you club makers, do you feel the shaft chart from Project X is a true indication of the shaft flex for their product?

    Started by Break68‎, 11-07-2011 07:37 PM
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  17. Impact of shortening driver shaft?

    Hi folks. Sorry for the newbie question, but I was wondering what would be the impact of shortening the shaft of my driver. I have a 9.5-loft Taylormade 580 with a regular flex shaft that I swing fairly well. However, having somewhat of an upright swing (with the occasional slice if I try to...

    Started by Elrik‎, 01-25-2007 12:35 PM
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  18. Refinishing Metal Woods

    Hey peeps. I'm looking at grabbing two pretty banged up Bobby Jones hybrids for a winter experiment. Anyone know the best way/route to remove the existing finish on top of them or any business in Ottawa that would offer sandblasting or removal? Then i'm wondering what would be the best type...

    Started by John‎, 10-23-2008 01:10 PM
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  19. Question How long after reshafting before hitting driver?

    I'm about to reshaft my driver. Getting it pulled at Golfworks, then putting in new shaft tomorrow late afternoon. How soon after can I start using it? Will overnight be enough? Longer? Also, when putting the new shaft in, is 'spinning' important? I assume I can't figure that out on my own, so...

    Started by Smoothie‎, 04-19-2007 11:16 AM
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  20. Fairway Woods Loft

    Just wanted a confirmation on standard lofts of fairway woods. 13* strong 3 wood, 15* standard 3 wood, 17* 5 wood, 19* 7 wood ? Anybody who knows for sure and is not guessing like me, I would appreciate it. I am looking at the Titleist fairway woods and they only say lofts. Thanks Denny

    Started by dbleber‎, 01-10-2005 06:11 PM
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  21. Need a High C.O.R. non-conforming driver

    A golf buddy of mine is getting up there in age and can't hit the ball like he used to. He wants to get himself a non conforming driver to get a few extra yards. I know that for every .01 C.O.R increase or decrease at 100MPH the distance gained or lost is 4.2yards. Obviously he doesn't swing at...

    Started by sillywilly‎, 05-24-2011 05:51 PM
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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. Shaft Extractor - What do you use?

    So... I want to re-shaft my driver and I'm also thinking about fiddling around with some different shaft/head combinations in some of my woods. Of course, to be able to do this and be confident that I'll be able to save the shaft, I'm going to need a shaft extractor. I don't want to spend a lot...

    Started by mjf‎, 09-11-2004 06:51 PM
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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. Is Frequency Matching Meaningless?

    I measured the frequency of 9 graphite wood shafts today, at 5" intervals from the tip, starting at 10", and using a 550 g tip weight(a drill chuck). Two shafts, the SK Fiber Lite Revolution S and the Aldila One, Low launch S 75, produced some interesting numbers. Both shafts had almost...

    Started by BC MIST‎, 11-25-2004 12:27 PM
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  29. hybrid shaft length?

    Hi. I'm building two hybrids and can't seem to find any standard advice on shaft length for hybrids. The heads are Makser AS40, which have .370 hosel. I have UST Irod hybrid shafts in stiff. I assume no need to tip trim, since the shafts are designed for hybrids. However, I can't decide on the...

    Started by supercustom‎, 04-12-2007 10:55 PM
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  30. Unhappy Golftown Re-Grip Event

    So Golftown is having their annual Re-Grip Event again. 40% off...(used to be 50%) $2.50 to regrip....(used to be $1.00 and $1.50) Only on selected grips...(used to be on a wider variety of grips. Now they exclude most of the popular grips). I was about to spend about $150 on grips and...

    Started by boylebj‎, 01-12-2017 09:48 AM
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  31. .370 shaft into .355 hosel?

    .370 shaft into .355 hosel?....just like it it possible or even practical to do this? I have a .370 hybrid shaft that i want to install into my 585h head which is apparently a .335 hosel. I understand that going smaller into bigger is easy, but going the other way? Any experiences...

    Started by kilmidyke‎, 09-04-2010 10:21 PM
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  32. 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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  33. Reshafting Ping Eye 2 BeCu

    Hi all Call me sacreligious, but I am considering reshafting a set of copper Ping Eye 2's with something modern and graphite. I have tried removing the head off the 7 iron but it is being very possessive. Perhaps the golf gods are warning me to leave well enough alone, but if anyone has...

    Started by Hooterguy‎, 05-22-2016 12:31 PM
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  34. 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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  35. SMT do not make it, now what?

    I was going to buy an SMT Solitaire but apparently it does not come in LH. Can any of you recommmend another fairway 3 wood head that would compare to the Solitaire or must I venture back to the V Steel? Luc

    Started by leftylucas‎, 01-31-2006 02:23 PM
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  36. 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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  37. KBS vs Project X

    I plan on reshafting my irons but I was wondering if any of you had some experience with those 2 shafts. I'm looking for a low to medium trajectory.

    Started by Roach‎, 08-04-2012 12:34 AM
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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. Maltby Playability Factor

    Does anybody know how to read this and what it means? I found my clubs under classic and a rating of 359, but what does this tell me? Denny

    Started by dbleber‎, 05-17-2005 10:46 AM
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  41. 1 Club Length

    What's everybody think of this article, for real or just another golf gimmick? Revolutionary Golf Clubs -- Single Length Golf Shafts The last real revolution in golf clubs occurred a few years back with the invention of metal woods.. My new irons are not revolutionary because of new...

    Started by Del Delaplante‎, 02-05-2007 05:09 PM
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  42. 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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  43. how to remove paint fill in irons

    i was just wondering how to remove paint fill in my irons if it is any help they are titleist.

    Started by dan_670_12‎, 07-24-2006 06:36 AM
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  44. 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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  45. Cutting down my Irons..

    Hi, I am shorter than average (5'6'') and was looking to get my irons cut down. Probably atleast an inch. I have a couple of questions. How will this affect my shaft stiffness after they are cut? Will I lose a considerable amount of distance by doing this? Hope you lads can help me out!

    Started by Paulio‎, 07-09-2007 05:23 PM
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  46. Fixing a chip in forged iron

    Is it possible to 'patch' or refinish a chip in a forged iron? I hit a rock under the turf and chipped my PW. It's right on the sole of the club. Any ideas appreciated. Thanks.

    Started by HoganWoods‎, 09-18-2012 03:19 PM
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  47. Project X 5.5 vs. 6.0

    I am playing Nakashima NP-1 irons, and of all the stupid things I pulled my Nippon shafts and put in PX 5.5's based on my club fitters reccomendation. Sometimes we should just leave well enough alone. Every iron that I have the px 5.5 (3-PW) I constantly hit left. My driver and wedges are as...

    Started by jules77‎, 05-20-2008 06:26 PM
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  48. 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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  49. 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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  50. Question Driver head weight vs. shaft weight

    Ashton Golf has released its new MS-5 driver head and they have a HW (heavy weight) version that comes in around 207g. I am planning (eventually) to build a driver with a finished length of 44" (max) and swing weight coming in around D2. Since I don't like weighting up a head too much with tape,...

    Started by byerxa‎, 02-09-2005 01:03 PM
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    02-10-2005 12:45 AM Go to last post

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