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  1. Tough US economy

    Too bad as not only Tim Hewitt was very knowledgeable he was also a true gentleman. Dear myOstrich Golf Customer, The recent two year down turn in the golf industry has taken a toll on many suppliers and component manufacturers in the golf industry. Reduced staff, overall lower...

    Started by Chieflongtee‎, 02-25-2010 08:57 AM
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  2. PING DOC swingweight

    I replaced my putter grip with one that is 42g heavier (Winn AVS to Tiger Shark). I was wondering, in order to achieve the same swingweight as before, approximately how much weight would I have to add to the head or low end of the shaft? Would I really have to add 42g of weight to the head or...

    Started by leftylucas‎, 01-29-2010 03:05 PM
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  3. Cheap Graphite Shafts: Regular Vs Stiff

    Hi: I am looking at maybe buying a very cheap set of graphite clubs which have the option of either regular or stiff. Since I have seen different postings indicating that not all shafts are stiff or regular as indicated and since I currently have regular steel shafts, I was thinking of...

    Started by Slicer&Dicer‎, 02-22-2010 05:23 PM
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    02-23-2010 08:07 AM Go to last post
  4. Wink Another winter experiment-Only 3 swings to learn

    Seriously thinking about trying this out. All I need to learn is 3 swings and 3 different ball positions instead of 13 different swings and 13 different ball positions(that is if you do not play every club at the same ball position) I can also only bring 3 clubs to the range:scratchch Also thinking...

    Started by Chieflongtee‎, 01-23-2010 11:03 AM
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    02-16-2010 06:26 PM Go to last post
  5. Question Black & White NDMC Grip Question

    Were there two runs of this grip? I had 8 of them taken of a set of shafts I had, but then I picked up another 6 of them to complete the re-gripping of my set. Had them all side by side after a scrubbing tonight and noticed a few things. Although the 6 grips are a little more off-white than...

    Started by Big Johnny69‎, 01-06-2010 01:14 AM
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  6. Smile Club fitting for a dummy

    I am a high handicap golfer (19) and think that it may be time to look at my equipment to ensure that they're the right length, type, loft etc. I've gone for lessons several times and am definitely noticing decent improvement in my game, but I have never gotten my clubs fitted to me. I know that...

    Started by Husband‎, 06-15-2009 01:54 PM
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    01-30-2010 01:05 PM Go to last post
  7. Matching Clubs - What do way do you prefer?

    For all of you clubmakers (or not), which type of matching do you do in your irons. I've experimented with couple types but have gone back to plain swing weighting even though there are probably more technically sound methods. I'm just wondering what types of matching you use (few types of moi) and...

    Started by bNeill‎, 01-25-2010 06:31 PM
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    01-30-2010 01:00 PM Go to last post
  8. Driver shaft question

    Hi All, I was looking for some advice regarding driver shafts. I recently purchased an R9 driver head for my son. He has a swing speed of about 95, is 5' 4", and has a very smooth tempo (like Freddie Couples). I recently purchased what I thought was a good shaft for him on eBay, but I may...

    Started by Lucky‎, 01-24-2010 10:55 AM
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    01-26-2010 10:13 AM Go to last post
  9. A new way to match clubs

    Edit: Errors were found and the formula does not hold up. Do not attempt to build such a set. Equivalent Compound Pendulum Length Matching ECPLM Spreadsheet The Basic premise is: compound pendulums of equivalent lengths (not weight) swing at the same frequency (tempo). Notice how a mantle...

    Started by Chieflongtee‎, 01-16-2010 09:09 AM
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    01-21-2010 07:53 PM Go to last post
  10. Adams pro gold weights

    Anybody have any idea where to get a sole weight for an Adams Pro Gold hybrid? Just noticed mine is missing. Thought I could swap with an unused Pro model but not the same. Thanks.

    Started by paulfourputt‎, 01-16-2010 02:42 PM
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  11. fitting question

    Ok guys…. remember I am a beginner at this. My 5 iron has 306 cpm in a 5 inch clamp without a grip. I prefer my clubs a little softer than stiff so this should be good for me . I think? Now if I want to match my 4, 3, and 2 hybrids would they then be made to 302, 298,and 294? My 4 hybrid is now...

    Started by Drew‎, 01-11-2010 09:09 PM
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  12. How can you measure wood face angle (i.e open/ closed)?

    Hi all, Is there an easy way and/or cheap tool for measuring face angle on woods (i.e to see if they are open/ closed)? The only way I know of is to get and upmarket loft and lie machine with a face angle guage like that below, not an option I fancy exploring!! Someone suggested using...

    Started by Mr. Titleist‎, 01-05-2010 04:11 PM
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    01-13-2010 01:16 PM Go to last post
  13. Exclamation Removing Paintfill

    A few years ago I decided to change the paintfill on my Titleist 990s. After careful research, and much discussion with others who have had success with changing paintfill, I bought some acetone, put it in a bucket, dropped in the irons and watched the paint fall off and then got to work. So...

    Started by Big Johnny69‎, 01-01-2010 03:13 PM
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  14. KB Tours

    I've been after a set of these shafts for a while to try and decided to pick up a set for my fall/winter project. I picked them up on e-bay for $170 shipped, so I couldn't pass them up. Any comments on how they will compare to the DG X100's.. I picked up a set of i10's and the AWT shafts just...

    Started by Turd Ferguson‎, 10-17-2009 01:45 PM
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    12-30-2009 10:30 AM Go to last post
  15. Taylor Made R7 Limited driver

    Does someone knows the tip size? let me know thanks

    Started by Jeany1‎, 10-29-2009 12:08 PM
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    12-15-2009 09:54 AM Go to last post
  16. ReGripping

    OK here we go----remember I'm Scottish. GT and Golfworks---14 sticks @13.50 ea plus taxes :hissyfit: I don't think so :-) (GolfPride) Just been checking around on how to do this myself at home------looks like a piece of cake---really :) I have everything without even buying a thing except...

    Started by big mac‎, 09-22-2009 11:51 AM
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    12-12-2009 05:47 PM Go to last post
  17. shaft pulling

    So I am going to pick up a heat gun that has two heat settings (250* or 450*). I think the low setting is good as it is high enough to loosen the epoxy and not high enough to ruin the graphite fibers. Is this correct? Should I be using the low setting? Also, is it possible for me, if wearing...

    Started by tko‎, 11-16-2009 10:31 PM
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    12-12-2009 11:44 AM Go to last post
  18. Chrome Wedges?? How to stop the glare?

    Chrome Wedges?? How to stop the glare? Anyone know a local shop that will dechrome wedges? I find the chrome finish on my TaylorMade 50 degree and 60 degree wedges glare too bright in the sun. I have looked at site, but he does rechroming by replating. I am interested in...

    Started by Break68‎, 11-12-2009 12:42 PM
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    11-25-2009 07:12 PM Go to last post
  19. Chieflongtee

    Chieflongtee just reshafted my driver and he just did a great job in case somebody is looking for a clubbuilder

    Started by Jeany1‎, 11-19-2009 04:04 PM
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    11-21-2009 01:05 AM Go to last post
  20. True or false

    I’m just not hitting the ball as far as I used to ...can you help?” This is probably the single most often asked question by golfers looking for a new shaft. For years, the answer was relatively easy: put the golfer into an ultra-light shaft and they would pick up some of the yards that time...

    Started by Chieflongtee‎, 10-22-2009 05:16 PM
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    11-15-2009 10:03 AM Go to last post
  21. R9 Tip Size

    anyone know if the tip size is different between the R9 and R9 TP? They both use the sleeve but I am wondering if they use the same sleeve or a different one (.350 vs .335). thanks!

    Started by jeffc‎, 09-28-2009 12:32 AM
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    11-10-2009 09:44 AM Go to last post
  22. bending a driver

    Hi. I am looking to get my nike 5900 driver bent a couple degrees. Can that even be done ? does anyone know where i could get that done ? thanks

    Started by EO26‎, 11-09-2009 02:48 PM
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  23. Shaft Fix

    Just had my golf Shaft fixed by Les McBride at his shop. What a great guy and he sure knows his (poop). If you need clubs, or need a club fixed call Les. He also caters to children as well:) His handle on this site is DOWNHILLSLIDER

    Started by Felix‎, 10-20-2009 02:34 PM
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  24. Ask Tiger-re: fitting

    Golf digest November 09 issue:

    Started by Chieflongtee‎, 10-15-2009 08:01 AM
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  25. Stiff Driver Shaft vs Regular

    So I swing around 85-90mph so I am supposed to have a regular shaft. I have a burner with a stiff shaft and I have learned to use it and it still has a manageable fade. If i reshaft the driver to a regular shaft, what can I expect in terms of ball flight. Longer? Straighter? Will it promote...

    Started by BurnerF55‎, 10-07-2009 12:04 PM
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    10-15-2009 07:24 AM Go to last post
  26. Matrix HD

    if you are a serious golfer try this! same perfect ball flight ever shot and you can't hook a ball (straight)...just a bit expensive

    Started by Jeany1‎, 10-04-2009 07:04 PM
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  27. Upgrading the shaft of Nike Str8-fit?

    Can this be done? With the stock shaft and the adapter that changes the lie/loft, can you put in an upgraded shaft?

    Started by DIbit‎, 09-28-2009 10:15 PM
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    10-04-2009 07:02 PM Go to last post
  28. powder coating metal wood heads

    hi wondering if anyone has any experience with this? I was looking at trying it on some old heads i have..seems like a good opportunity for winter revenue while the clubs are in the basement for many of us?

    Started by driver6‎, 10-01-2009 07:44 PM
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  29. replacement for lost 8 iron

    I lost my Titelist DCI 981SL 8 iron and would like to replace it. Acushnet does not have any replacment heads (too old). I have the loft/lie spec's and am wondering if it might be possible to find/create a substitute at a reasonable cost......

    Started by pjm‎, 09-29-2009 06:16 PM
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  30. Snake Eyes NZ-3 discontinued iron heads

    I have a customer looking to complete a set and needs the #6 and #8 heads. New or used in good shape RH. These were from the now discontinued Elite program. Let me know at Thank you.

    Started by sailer‎, 09-27-2009 06:35 PM
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  31. I-Mix Adapters

    If I have a pulled shaft from a non-imix ft-5, can i pull the adapter off an imix shaft and stick it on the pulled shaft, and use that as an imix setup?

    Started by duhast‎, 08-13-2009 11:43 PM
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  32. Rat Glue Removal?

    Can anyone remove rat glue from a Wishon Driver head for me in the Ottawa area? If so, how much will it cost? Head has quite a bit from what I understand...probably 15 grams or so. Please let me know. PM if you prefer. Thanks, Al

    Started by TORAIDER‎, 09-08-2009 11:35 AM
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  33. Mitsubishi Rayon

    I presently out there looking for an FT9 MR Bassara UL Hawk 53 - now on the pre-owned/ebay circuit I am finding more with the Whiteboard shaft in it. To all you club makers/tinkerers out there what are you thoughts on the comparison of the Bassara UL Hawk 53 to the WB D-63. According to the MR site...

    Started by colajoe‎, 08-29-2009 09:53 AM
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  34. Shaft Question

    I play a draw but I find when I really want to swing my driver I play a huge high draw. My miss is a hook, but I find that even on good contact when I give a good swing I will get 275 almost all of it carry with a draw that plays from the right side of the fairway to the left. This is good distance...

    Started by jono31‎, 08-26-2009 05:37 PM
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  35. Kick point

    Can anyone tell me the kick point on this shaft. TM superfast 50g. I can't find it listed anywhere.

    Started by jsttaylor‎, 08-24-2009 11:23 PM
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  36. Wood Wood refinisher

    Does anyone, still refinish old wood woods, and if so can you post a contact name & number. I have a lady that has a few and will not upgrade. Thanks

    Started by eyeping‎, 08-23-2009 03:58 PM
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    08-25-2009 08:58 AM Go to last post
  37. 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 11:10 AM
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    08-22-2009 06:04 PM Go to last post
  38. Shaft Fittings

    Does anyone in Ottawa do proper shaft fitting and has the newest shafts from mitsubishi, matrix and Fujikura..... I will be in San Francisco for the Presidents Cup in October so I might wait to be fitted down there........

    Started by hx101‎, 08-19-2009 09:50 AM
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  39. Shimming down a .350 to a .335 tip

    Not sure this can be done but is there a tool that can shave the tip uniformly from a .350 to a .335 and if so will it affect the properties of the shaft? :book Luc

    Started by leftylucas‎, 08-10-2009 03:05 PM
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  40. Cool Info on a Grafalloy Bimatrix Shaft

    I picked up one of these shafts and was wondering if anyone has used one,if yes, what were your thoughts on it? I have the stiff version in black of course. It is currently in a Burner TP driver and wondering what to expect.

    Started by BogeyGolf‎, 08-14-2009 10:32 PM
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  41. R9 .350 TIP SIZE SLEEVEs

    I have purchased a few R9 .350 TIP SIZE SLEEVEs. I am considering changing from a Regular to a Stiff shaft ie. Motore F1 75... Since these have .335 tips, can a clubmaker shim these to fit the .350 tip sleeves and will they be reliable? Also, can anyone recommend someone in Ottawa that is a...

    Started by hx101‎, 08-14-2009 11:21 AM
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  42. Help : Is it possible to install regular tapered tip shafts in an oversized hosel.

    Hey folks, I bought a set of Wilson Ci7 irons. They are great clubs, but the shafts feels weird. I got used to the smotth feeling of the KBS tours and something bugs me in the stock TX-105. I pulled the head of my 4 iron to try it with the KBS shafts, but big problem : I then realised that...

    Started by luigicactus‎, 07-08-2009 11:09 PM
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    08-11-2009 04:59 PM Go to last post
  43. Lighter shaft in a heavy head?

    Hi folks, I have a TM Tour Burner 9.5" (07, non-TP) driver with Pershing 65g R shaft in it. It's a nice stick, very reliable, pretty long on solid hits. The only trouble is that it feels quite a bit heavier than my old Nike Sumo (the original one) with V2 shaft. So, after some digging, I've...

    Started by Ruskie‎, 08-07-2009 02:43 PM
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    08-10-2009 04:52 PM Go to last post
  44. Shaft

    I hear the shaft makes the difference. Just wondering what would be the benefits of changing the shaft in my Driver. CGB R7 Superfast 45g Stiff. I hit it well when I do hit it but spray it on occassion. Don't hit it as far as with my Burner but more consistent. Have a FUJI E380S 65g shaft thinking...

    Started by XTOUR‎, 06-29-2009 08:18 PM
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    08-10-2009 03:27 PM Go to last post
  45. 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 01:01 AM
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    08-10-2009 11:38 AM Go to last post
  46. Putter lie angle

    What is the correct way to fit a person for a putter's lie angle? How much of a difference does a degree or two of lie angle make in a putter? My understanding is that if your putter is too upright (i.e. toe up at address), you may tend to pull your putts left (for a right handed golfer).

    Started by CDELA‎, 08-07-2009 11:28 AM
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    08-08-2009 09:55 AM Go to last post
  47. 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 09:45 AM
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  48. Stiffness of driver shaft after being cut down

    Hi, Looking to re-shaft a driver for a friend. He needs a driver shaft around 42 inches long and he has about a 90mph clubhead speed. Looking to get him in a regular shaft but not sure if i get a regular shaft cut down will it become stiff? Should I look into getting a senior shaft cut down so...

    Started by Cowan‎, 08-05-2009 03:18 PM
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    08-07-2009 04:16 PM Go to last post
  49. Looking for Clubmaker

    Is there anyone here on the forum that does good work? I need a few things altered and would like to get it done in the next few days. Thanks in advance. Brian

    Started by bNeill‎, 08-04-2009 05:11 PM
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    08-06-2009 12:34 AM Go to last post
  50. Question oversize grip act as counter weight

    Any thoughts from the following thread?

    Started by bobblehead‎, 07-27-2009 03:51 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-03-2009 10:00 PM Go to last post

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