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Golf Club Making FAQs

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  1. Steel Shafts -vs- Graphite Shafts?

    Over recent years there has been lots of discussions concerning graphite vs steel. With modern manufacturing techniques and material these differences have narrowed. Graphite shafts are lighter and softer feel. This will assist the slower swinger to maintain clubhead speed and provides some shock absorption. Steel shafts are heavier and firmer. They provide more feel and accuracy than graphite with a sacrifice in distance. If you notice most pro’s use graphite in their drivers (for distance) and steel in their irons (for accuracy).

  2. What is Launch Angle?

    This designates the launch characteristics of a particular model. Several factors contribute to the launch characteristics of the shaft – weight, torque, tip technology and butt stiffness. The golfer or fitter should choose a Medium-High or High launch shaft to launch the ball higher and visa versa for a lower ball flight.

  3. How will Grip Sizes Effect My Game?

    To answer this question you first must assume that the golfer in this example had a perfect golf swing and is always on plane and is flawless on every shot. If that golfer had a grip that was too small, his hands would over release and rotate, which would cause the ball to draw (right to left on a right handed golfer). If that golfer had a grip that was too big, his hands would under release and rotate, which would cause the ball to fade (left to right on a right handed golfer).

  4. What is Bend Point?

    Bend point/flex point is best described as the distribution of flex throughout the shaft. A low bend is described as being butt firm and tip flexible, mid bend point is butt and tip medium and a high bend point is butt flexible and tip firm. The lower the bend point the higher the shot while the higher bend point will result in a lower ball flight. Bend point is a function of feel. A low bend point works for golfers who want to feel the clubhead more in the swing. A mid or high bend point is for the golfer that wants a firm feel at impact or has strong downswing acceleration.

  5. What is Torque?

    Torque is defined as the amount of twisting of a shaft around its axis. Normally the lower the torque the stiffer the shaft and vice versa. Graphite shafts normally have more torque than steel. In fact manufacturers don’t even list torque measurement for steel. Generally if you use a shaft that is too stiff, (lower torque, firmer feel), you will leave the ball to the right and low (for right handed player). If a shaft has to weak of a torque, (higher torque, greater flexibility) the ball will hook. Please remember this is predicated on the assumption that the player is swinging exactly on plane to square at impact. Another thing to keep in mind is that as driver heads get larger and clubs are constructed longer the more torque or twisting is placed on the shaft. If you’re getting a 450-650cc sized head you would want approximately ½º lower torque than for a 300cc head. As well, a longer club will affect torque. Our online fitting system will help you select shafts with the correct amount of torque. If you have further questions please feel free to contact our staff.

  6. What is a Ferrule?

    The purpose of a ferrule is to provide a smooth transition from the shaft to the larger diameter of the hosel. The ferrule is a purely cosmetic item and serves no purpose which will affect the clubs performance. Ferrules come in different shapes and sizes along with a few other bands of colors to dress up a club. Shop all Ferrules

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