How to Install Golf Grips

This is a short step by step method to change the grip on your golf club.  This operation is very easy once you have the right tools for the job and you know the tricks to make this something you can do yourself. 

First, the tools — all you need to replace the grips on your golf club is a matt knife, double stick tape, grip solvent, a metal pan, and a rubber shaft holder to secure the shaft of the club in the vise.

Step 1 – secure the golf club in the rubber shaft holder down by the sole of the club and clamp the shaft snuggly in the vise so that you can’t move it (This does not have to be extremely tight just tight enough to keep it from moving or you might damage your shaft – be especially careful with graphite shafts).

Step 2 – score the existing grip on the golf club from the end of the grip nearest the sole to the heel or butt of the grip and peel the old grip away from the shaft.  Then remove the old grip tape that is left on the club.  Failure to remove this old tape will result in a fatter grip when you get finished (and it may be harder to put on the new grip too).

Step 3 – place the double stick grip tape on the shaft of the club from approximately 1/2 inch from the part of the shaft that will be covered by the new grip and extend this beyond the end of the shaft by about another 1/2 inch.  I generally cut the grip tape first before removing one side, then place the tape along the top edge of the shaft and gently set it in place.  Then I work my way around the shaft securing most of the tape and making sure there are no wrinkles before removing the outer side of the tape and completing the process so the there are no lumps or ridges.

Step 4 – turn the grip upside down with theopen end pointing up and your finger over the hole in the end of the other side.  Squirt a bunch of grip solvent in the grip and the swoosh it back and forth so that there is grip solvent all over the inside.  If you are lazy and goof this part up you will have a heck of a time getting the grip on the club.

Step 5 – Place the metal pan under the end of the shaft a few inches below the shaft so it can catch the extra solvent.  Then make sure the solvent covers all the grip tape as it will make it nice a slippery.

Step 6 – squeeze the end of the grip by the open hole just like you are closing the lips together and then slide the grip onto the shaft.  Make sure you press on the butt of the grip so that it is on there all of the way.

Step 7 – line up the two small nitches in the grip from the butt of the grip pointing along the sole of the club.  This way you will always have your hands in the right spot when you grip the club at address.

That’s all there is to it. 

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Clone Golf Clubs for Less

Clone Golf Clubs Buyers Guide
 by: Adam Beach

The Truth

Lets be honest you decided to click on this link for one of the following reasons:

You want to improve your golf game (score). You were intrigued by the prices we offer compared to Name Brand equipment. You want to finally have a set of irons or a driver that is custom fit to your swing. With that being said, I want to tell you that you have come to the right place, and our Buyer’s Guide will help you in ALL of those areas. And lucky for you it will not be in the typical complicated jargon that most Fitting guides are arranged in. This will be in a straight forward step by step process, that will have you on your way to a better, more enjoyable game in no time.

The Problem(s) Golf is actually a simple game our brains and golf magazines just make it more complicated then it needs to be. The majority of golfers have the same problems that need to be fixed. But most of us come to the solution in the wrong manner. We tend to think that if something new comes out it must be better and that the higher the price on the equipment you buy means the better the equipment must be. Then we tend to blame ourselves when that $1200 set we purchased does not lower our score.

We want you to remember that the Pro shop salesmen that sold you your set has most likely never built a set of clubs and most likely does not know what the specifications of the Pro-line shafts are. The shaft is the motor, and who wants to buy a Lexus with a Yugo motor under the hood?

The Solution Whether the problem you are having with your game seems to be simple or complicated. It most likely can be fixed by looking at your present game and equipment from only a few different angles.

You could feel like you have the best swing in the world and the following variables could be killing your game. Club Head Style, Shaft Choice, Shaft Length, Grip Size and Flex are the major components to properly fitting a golfer and if ONLY ONE of these variables is not matched up to your swing you could be in for a nightmare of bad habits to come.

Take only a few minutes out of your day to look over the following Self-Help Guides and we promise that you will not only improve your game but you will be become the most informed golfer on your block.

Club Head Style

Did you ever say to yourself, ‘I don’t feel like my swing is that bad, why can’t I still break (80,90,100).’ Well if you do then CLUB HEAD STYLE might be one of your problems.

Technology has come a long way, so if you are still playing irons that are 5 years old or more you most likely could benefit from the advances in new iron head construction. Here are some of the variables of a head that have an impact on making the game a little easier for the average golfer. Click on each title for how each one can help your game. Yes, we know this is a lot of information for just the first section but take it step by step and let it sink in a little.

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Offset

Offest is the amount the face of the club sits back from the hosel, this aids in helping reduce a slice with your clubs. Generally the better golfer you are the less offset you want. However this is not always true. For some reason the better your score gets the less you start liking the look of the iron head sitting that far back from the hosel. It is a hand control issue more then anything else. When you feel like you are the one actually in control of the club you want there to be less and less offset on your new sticks. But for a Mid to High handicap player offset can be a MAJOR factor in making solid contact more often. And the best analogy I can give you is if you were a baseball player would you rather have the feeling of hitting a home run or a broken bat single. Solid contact plays a major role in ditance and accuracy control. So if you are constantly having that broken bat single feeling with your irons you might want to consider going to a head with more offset.

Perimeter Weighting

You might have noticed the trend in the cavity design of new irons lately. Irons in past years had more of the weight behind the impact area of the cavity. Today’s irons have more of the weight towards the perimeter of the cavity. This is what is called PERIMETER WEIGHTING . If you always hit the ball dead center perfect, you would want a small sweet spot and no perimeter weighting so you could put as much physical mass directly behind the impact point of the ball. This would make a very long shot. However, if you are off even just a millimeter your shot will go astray. By having an iron that is perimeter weighting you are maximizing the forgiveness of your irons. So unless you play 4 to 5 times a week you most likely do not hit the center of the sweet spot 100% of the time. Therefore you might want to consider the amount of perimeter weighting you need on your irons.

Sole Width

Sole width is another factor when considering your next iron set purchase. Put simply the larger the mass on your irons the easier it is to be grabbed in a tighter lie out of the rough. A narrower sole is easier out of tight lies and wider soles are easier from plush lies. That is why we tend to recommend a mid to wide soled iron and more blade style wedges. The majority of your wedge shots are going to be from tighter lies or you might have to carry a bunker and still be able to stop it quickly on the green. So for your SW and LW you might want to consider looking in our wedge section and choose from a more traditional shaped wedge.

Heel to Toe Length

This iron attribute is more cosmetic then anything else. But it does affect forgiveness. Some players like the look of a more compact iron, although a longer heel to toe design has a larger effective hitting area. So if you are the kind of golfer that is looking for the maximum amount of forgiveness you might also want to consider a longer heel to toe design.

Face Height

Face Height is similar to Heel to Toe length. If you are looking for the most forgiving iron you should take face height in consideration.

SHAFT CHOICE Shaft Choice is the most important dynamic to improving your present game and equipment. We know that you are hearing this a lot lately, but this is one statement your buddy is right about.

Most recreational golfers think that flex is the ONLY thing they need to worry about in regards to being fit properly. You don’t know how many times we get the guy saying, ‘Give me x-stiff in my driver, and he hits the ball 175 yds off the tee. Or the guy that says, ‘Well my buddy saw me swing and he said I need stiff.’ First things first, don’t listen to the buddy who just read a ‘Golf Digest’ and thinks he’s the golf guru, but still shoots 20 strokes worse then you do. I personally think that custom club builders are the most knowledgable in the business in regards to being able to properly fit a golfer. That is our job, to properly fit and build irons and woods to a golfers swing. Pro Line shops are there to sell equipment and have most likely never built a club . So we would hope you would call someone in our field before having ‘Harry the Hacker’ giving you a backyard fitting.

Ok, enough of the rambling by us lets get down to how we are going to help you become not only a more knowledgable golfer but a better golfer as well.

Kick Points

Ball flight is a problem for many golfers that are not even aware of it. Many golfers are losing 3-5 strokes a round just because they have too low of a ball flight pattern. No, we do not want you to have a high BALLONING ball flight. But, yes you do want a more penetrating higher ball flight that lands softly. Think about the shots that you have to play over a bunker with the pin tucked closely behind . With too low of a ball flight you might land on the green but not be able to stop the ball before you have run it 30 ft past the pin. You happily walk up to the green, pray for a two putt and go to the next tee box. But what if you could have played that same shot and been able to stop the ball 10-15 ft past the cup. You might have been able to sink a one putt and saved one to two strokes on that hole alone. The tables below show which shafts give you the ball flight you are looking for.

Shaft Torque

Just because a shaft says stiff flex does not mean that it is the right shaft for you, even if you fit that criteria. Torque comes into play as well when properly fitting a shaft to a golfers swing speed.

Think about a $4 graphite shaft that is a stiff flex and a $40 graphite shaft that is also a stiff flex. There has to be a reason why that shaft is more expensive . Generally it is for a couple reasons : Better materials, better tolerances, and more precise kick points and torque tolerances for the flex it should correspond with.

To get the maximum distance and control out of your shaft you need to have the right torque rating . If you hit the ball 275 on average without roll and are playing a 2.5 torque stiff shaft you are most likely not getting everything out of that shaft as you should be. Remember torque is the amount the head turns on the shaft from right to left. If you do not put enough load on the shaft to maximize the 2.5 torque rating you are not allowing the shaft to load and unload to its maximum capacity. Therefore you are not getting the maximum distance out of your new stick.

Most hitters need "a little pop" to help the clubhead release properly through impact. Players should not get carried away in thinking that lower torque means better control. The following chart will assist you in getting the right torque rating for your next driver shaft. Remember that this rating is more precise for higher quality shafts, due to the fact that they rate there shafts more accurately.

Shaft Weight

DON’T PAY ATTENTION TO SWINGWEIGHTING SO MUCH. To many golfers get caught up in trying to get that D2 weighting they hear about . But remember every golfer likes a different feel . Some like more feel in the head some like their weight more evenly distributed throughout the entire club. And remember also that irons and woods are different . I prefer a lighter feeling head on my driver, so by the 14 th hole I don’t feel like I am lugging around a 2 X 4 . This way I feel like I am in more control of my game throughout my entire round. This is just one opinion, but the point is to have you start actually thinking about the clubs in your bag in a different light . Think about it, if you could afford a $5000 suit that was totally custom fit to your body and money was no issue then you would do that for yourself. Well why wouldn’t you completely customize your driver or new irons if you could afford it. Oh yeah you can!! With the prices we sell our equipment for, you can customize your clubs in every aspect possible.

SHAFT LENGTH

Shaft length is very important but typically shaft length in drivers is where most golfers are making their mistakes . However for your irons we do not want you tailoring your swing to your clubs . There are enough variables to be worried about in golf, the last thing you want is to have a perfect swing and equipment that does not match up.

Do you find yourself choking up more often then not? Or do you wake up the morning after your round with a sore back? That is your body telling you that you need to get your clubs custom fit. In addition, that is also your body telling you it is having to change its motion to match up to your equipment. NOT GOOD. If you take your body out of its natural rhythm, BELIEVE me your game will never be allowed to flourish.

Below is a list of problems that could be occurring due to the wrong length shaft:

Clubs Too Long

Low Hook – Tends to make the toe of the club stick up. This causes the heel of your club to grab first which turns your toe in causing the right to left spin on the ball and the lower ball flight. Higher Ball Flight Then Normal – Many times golfers with too long of a club will tend to try to over compensate, which causes them to stand too tall and lean back on their downswing. The leaning back can cause extra loft to be added to the head which can cause a high shot with a loss of distance. Super Fat Shots – Your body has to compensate for the extra length if your clubs are too long. But since this is not your bodies natural motion it will tend to forget about 40% of the time. So when your body forgets that extra length makes contact with the ground a hair to soon. This is what will cause those Super-Fat shots. Worm Burner – This is the opposite of the Super-Fat shot . In this instance your body actually over compensates for the length and stands too tall. You then make your contact in the center of the ball. This will cause that screaming worm burner or the shot that flies 60 yds. over the green. Clubs Too Short

Push Or Slice – Too short of an iron will have to toe pointing down into the ground. This causes the toe to grab to early and pushes your heel forward. This causes the left to right spin or the open face which causes the push or slice. Catching It Thin – If you are catching it a little thin more often then not. You might have a set of irons that are a little too short for you.

SHAFT FLEX

Imagine taking your 9 yr old sons clubs out to play in your next tournament. Or imagine playing with the long drive Champions driver. You think you would be able to perform as well with their equipment? Most likely not. And one of the reasons is because the flex of those clubs most likely does not fit your swing speed . Flex is the amount the club flexes from front to back. Torque is the amount the head twists from right to left (FOR RIGHTIES). So both components are important when it comes to picking the right shaft for your game.

Too flexible of a shaft and your going to have less control, and you will produce a draw or a hook.

Too stiff of a shaft and you are going to lose some distance, and you will produce a fade or a slice.

We would love to give you a table that shows exactly what swing speed corresponds with what shaft flex. But unfortunately every shaft company goes by different standards . So a UST Gold 75 stiff might play a whole flex stiffer then a Penley Graphite Light Stiff. The following tables are a good rule of thumb for the majority of shafts on the market.

About The Author

The Owner’s ideas have not wavered since to big E-Commerce boom took off. Owner, Adam Beach knew that they were not going to strike gold by just simply starting an online business. He knew that this was not different then a brink and mortar shop. ‘You still have to provide a service. And then you cannot just forget about them after they have walked or ‘clicked’ out of your store’ says Beach. When you visit http://www.golfideas.com you quickly get the feeling that these guys have the right stuff. But it is not until you call them until you get the full effect of why they are still around after 6 years online.

sales@golfideas.com

 

 

Are clone golf club worth it

Are clone golf clubs really worth looking into or are they just a waste of money? for someone just starting out they seem to be a much more affordable way to go.

Golf for Beginners Clone Clubs

TourGolfClubs is a company that’s dedicated to offering golfers the highest quality clone golf clubs. Yes, I said CLONES! They supply excellent performance at a cost that won’t bankrupt you. 

Finding the Right Senior Golf Clubs

You may want to have an iron that is custom made, a hybrid club or a clone wood. These are just some ideas when you are thinking about golf clubs.

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Golf Club Fitting is Key to Your Game

Avoid Ill-fitted Golf Clubs

We’ve all found ourselves criticising our shots and swings for our performance at one stage in the past – no matter how much time and effort you invest in perfecting your golf shots – you’ll never achieve your ultimate targets if you’re using unsuitable or substandard golf clubs.

If you intend to purchase or receive a set of used golf clubs be sure to inspect them closely. Club-heads and shafts must show no sign of neglect from its previous owner – natural signs of wear can be expected on the grip. If purchasing a used set of from an online advertisement – don’t be afraid to request emailed confirmation of the exact contents of the golf set.

More importantly research the Internet using shopping comparison websites like pricegrabber.co.uk, nextag.co.uk and shop.com for the latest prices on new golf club sets. The cost of purchasing a brand new golf set can be more cost-effective than acquiring golf clubs individually from various sources – where the addition of postage is charged per club. If you’re a beginner the purchase of a new set of clubs will provide a degree of consistency and confidence – for example, the Chicago SGS golf set for beginners can be purchased in many variations including 1′ shorter, ladies and men’s editions – each set of clubs offering the optimal match in terms of shaft length and flex. Texan Classics produce a hybrid golf set in 1′ taller (6′ 1’&#43 over) and 1′ shorter (for players under 5′ 6′) editions. Both brands can offer a complete set of 14 golf clubs with stand bag for under 90.

can offer the most practical solution in finding the best golf clubs to match an individual’s unique characteristics. Online custom fitting is the latest revolution to hit the golf industry with manufacturers like Forgan of St. Andrews – the world’s oldest golf brand, offering one of the most easy-to-use custom fit services. A player simply enters the following details: gender, dexterity, height, floor to wrist height, glove size and swing speed; the website then calculates which golf clubs are best suited to their game from shaft flex to lie adjustments.

The type of golf club shaft can also help in predicting how well a player will progress in their game. Graphite and steel shafted golf clubs each possess their own characteristics -s steel shafts have always been considered to be more durable than graphite for example; like all golf equipment the key is to try out both kinds to determine which type best fits your swing. Graphite being a lighter material to steel can produce an extra 6-12 yards of distance. Steel shafts are typically recommended for players of a mid to low handicap. Graphite shafts are therefore better suited to ladies, junior and senior players – with varying degrees of flex to match the individual characteristics of each swing type. Given the increasing popularity and demand for graphite shafts – prices are typically higher compared to steel shafts.

Online retailers offer the lowest prices on graphite and steel shafted golf clubs. The Sports HQ for example supplies graphite shafted drivers from 6.99 and complete all-graphite golf sets with bag from 89.99. Junior golf sets with graphite shafts can also be purchased from 29.99.

By: Duncan White

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Graphite Design Golf Shafts

The 4 aspects of graphite shafts for golf clubs
 by: tom erwin

Discount Golf Clubs – The 4 primary aspects of Graphite Shafts

In the world of custom golf clubs, not every graphite shaft is created equal. In the pursuit of creating the ultimate tee weapon of mass construction, you can now spend anywhere from $5 to $500 on a new graphite shaft. But before you dole out these precious dollars, it is vitally important to know what you are buying. At TourPureGolf.com (http://www.tourpuregolf.com) shaft selection is a specialty we embrace and analyze extensively.

The 4 aspects used to measure a graphite shaft’s dynamics are the following: Torque Weight Flex Kick Point

Torque is a measure of lateral twisting a graphite shaft will experience when placed under stress i.e. playing conditions. The less a shaft/clubhead twists upon impact, the tighter the resulting shot dispersion which translates into greater accuracy off the tee. Therefore, the lower the torque value the better for the player. Typical graphite shaft torque values range anywhere from 1.8 to 7.2.

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Weight, as assumed, is simply a measure of a particular shaft’s weight in grams. Typically, one might think well why not look for the lightest shaft available. While it’s true that this can and will help a player generate greater club speed this is often times at the sacrifice of increased torque and shaft flex.

Flex is a measure of the amount a shaft will bend under a given amount of stress. The more flexible a shaft the easier it will release for the player swinging said shaft. For example, a player with a slower swingspeed should look for a more flexible shaft to assist in generating a release and greater club head speed. Just the opposite, a player with a faster swingspeed would seek a stiffer less-flexible shaft. Generally speaking, there are 5 common values associated with flex: Ladies, Senior, Regular, Stiff and Extra-Stiff commonly referred to as (L,A,R,S,X). A players’ measured swingspeed is the determining factor when choosing the appropriate flex. Manufacturers often differ in what they consider these values to represent but solve this dilemma by providing the swingspeeds by flex.

Kick Point refers to the point in the shaft where the majority of shaft flex is experienced. The three values typically assigned to this measure are low, mid, and high. Why is this important? Kick Point has its greatest effect on ball flight. For instance, a low kick point shaft will kick or release lower and closer to the club head during the downswing. This makes it easier for a player to release and tends to fire the ball at a high trajectory. Vice-versa, a high kick point shaft releases higher and closer to the grip during the downswing producing a lower more boring trajectory.

When deciding which graphite shaft is right for your custom golf club, one can surmise that the common tool used as a starting point for proper shaft-fitting is swingspeed. Players with lower swingspeeds should gravitate towards, lighter, more flexible, lower kick point shafts. The opposite should ring true for those with higher swingspeeds – heavier, less flexible, higher kick point shafts.

About The Author

Tom Erwin is President and co-founder of TourPureGolf.com (http://www.tourpuregolf.com). An avid golfer and club-craftsman for 20&#43 years, he and the staff at TourPureGolf.com are strictly focused on improving the golf game of each customer through technology and the proper fit of each golf club.

tom.erwin@tourpuregolf.com

Ball Flight Too High with Ping Rapture

The reality is that most golfers who desire to hit the ball low are not going to choose a graphite shaft and a Ping Rapture head. However, maybe there are other reasons that make this combination a good performe.

Useful Secrets About Selecting Golf Equipment

This golf tip aims to make you understand which type of golfclub shaft will benefit your game. Observations tell that the steel club shafts are more preferred by professional golfers while graphite shafts become more popular with women.

Aldila’s VooDoo shaft

Aldila was the leading graphite shaft manufacturer for new drivers, fairway woods and hybrid clubs for 2007 according to the Darrell Survey U.S. National Consumer Survey.

 

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Straight or Oversize Golf Grips

Improve your Golf Game by Learning The Secrets of The Golf Club Grip

 by: Ben Poston

Grips are the least expensive yet one of the most important parts of a golf club. Remember, the grip is the only part of the clubs that you make contact with, so it’s extremely important to make sure that you have the right size and the right quality of material. If you use a club grip that is too small, there is a good chance that the club will twist towards the target just before impact and cause the clubface to be closed. This often happens when the golfer unconsciously grips harder just before impact, resulting in the twist. If you use a club grip that is too big for you, your physical grip will often break loose at an off center impact causing the club face to be open

OK, so what grips are right for you? Believe it or not, that depends more that just how big your hands are! Hand size, which is easy to measure, will determine the final grip size that you should have on your club. The size of your golf glove is an easy way to tell how big your grip should be. Basically grips come in Ladies size, which is also a Men’s small. Then there is regular, and midsize, and jumbo.

But here’s SECRET number ONE about grips!! Grips have an internal core that is different between styles of grips!! And here’s SECRET NUMBER TWO – the end of the golf shaft comes in different dimensions between styles of shafts!! What this means is that even if your golf glove size determines you need a particular grip size, you can still go wrong if you put that size with a smaller inner core on a shaft with a large outside dimension. So you see, it’s the combination of golf core size and shaft OD that REALLY determines the final true size of the grip!!!

You’d be amazed at how many golf club makers sell people clubs without even MENTIONING the grip! And you’ll find that most (if not all) of the ‘click and ship’ websites don’t even take core size and shaft OD into consideration AT ALL!! They just ask you how big your glove is, and then stick a cheap grip on the end of the shaft and that’s it. PLEASE don’t let this happen, because you’ll pay for it in your golf game!!

Last, but certainly not least, you need to understand a very important piece of advice CHANGE YOUR GOLF GRIPS OFTEN. Over time, grips will oxidize, harden, get slick and LOSE THEIR GRIP (sometimes called tacki-ness), especially if you keep your clubs in the truck of you car (which we don’t recommend by the way). You should remember to re-grip your clubs often it will improve your game. Change your grips at least twice each season if you are an average weekend golfer. Does that sound like a lot to you? Did you know that some of the pros change their grips every week? So change your grips and change your game.

About The Author

Ben Poston is a builder of custom golf clubs and the author of the book "Saving Strokes and Saving Money". For more information go to http://www.trianglecustomclubs.com/savingstrokes.html
info@trianglecustomclubs.com

 

This article was posted on August 09, 2004

 

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Golf Club Length Fitting – Something to Consider

Finding Custom Golf Clubs For You
 by: Luke Cameron

Golf clubs are indeed very important equipment. If you don’t have clubs, how can you play? However, there are some people who are not choosy when it comes to using the correct golf clubs. Sometimes they complain about getting bad backs or body ache after a sub par game. Sometimes they are not even playing to their full capacity because of an ill-fitting golf club.

Yes, you read that right. Golf clubs also need to "fit" the golfer. Professional golfers use custom clubs. Does that mean you have to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars to have custom clubs? Definitely not! There are ways around it. You can find the perfect set of golf clubs for you without spending too much. You only need to know a few things to be able to find the one that suits you and your game perfectly.

The length of the club is a major consideration when buying a golf club. However, the pros are much more concerned about the size of the golf club’s grip. This is because the grip should be comfortable for the player’s hands. There are some clubs that are made for women, and the grips of these clubs are smaller.

If you would really want to get a set of custom clubs, then by all means go for it! However, you should keep in mind that a process is involved in making custom golf clubs. You have to go through a fitting session when you decided to purchase a custom set of clubs. The fitting sessions does not only take your body measures! You stance, grip and swing are also taken into account.

Most of the time, people who are taller or shorter than most golfers really need to have custom golf clubs. This is a must if you are a pro. You have to consider the time and energy spent on bad grips, bad swings and overall bad playing just because your club is giving you a hard time.

What about "off the shelf" golf clubs? Well, these clubs may be satisfactory, but they will not exactly let you play to your fullest potential.

If you are a serious golfer then you really need to consider getting yourself fitted for a custom set. Just weigh the pros and the cons. I am very sure that if you have enough to spend for an extra "off the shelf" golf club set, well, you would rather get a custom golf club set that will help you play golf to your maximum level.

About The Author

Luke Cameron is owner of Golf News Inc. – an online magazine offering news, tips and articles on golf related topics. His website can be found at: http://www.golfnewsinc.com

Check Your Specs

Homayon Zeary The hardest club to use in anyone’s bag, is the driver. To give yourself the best opportunity to improve your drives here are some helpful tips: To improve accuracy, check your shaft length.

Custom Golf Club Fitting Shaft Length

The shaft length measured from the top of the grip straight down the shaft to the sole of the club head. The lie angle is defined as is the angle formed by the sole of the club and the shaft.

The difference between Men and Womens Golf Clubs

The reason why clubheads designed for women are slightly heavier is because women’s clubs are typically built with shorter shafts. In order for the club to balance properly at the shorter length, the head must be slightly heavier.

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Golf Club Shafts for Driving Distance

The Secret to Golf Length
 by: Karen Fish

"And when they came nigh to Jerusalem, unto Bethpage Black, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent forth two of his disciples.’ (Mark 11:1 K.J.V.) ‘Verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall have great length on Earth shall have unheard of length in Heaven’, said Jesus to his disciples. And so the quest for great length off the tee began.

Every golfer is searching for the secret to golf. The secret is that there is a secret to golf, and you are about to learn it. Everyone knows that money is the root of all evil. Jesus commanded everyone to sell all of their possessions and to give all of the money to the poor. Are there any Christians on Earth today? When Jesus entered the Temple in Jerusalem he ‘began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, and he said, ‘Is it not written, My House shall be called of all nations the House of Prayer? But ye have made it a den of thieves.” (Mark 11:15-17).

all about golf shafts

During the time of Christ, golfers used wooden golf balls and wooden golf clubs made from the hickory tree. Then, in the early 1600’s, the featherie golf ball was invented. The featherie golf ball was a hand sewn cowhide bag stuffed with goose feathers and painted. Because it flew so beautifully, it lasted for 200 years. In 1848 Reverend Doctor Robert Adams hardened the sap of the gutta percha tree into latex and invented the gutta percha golf ball, which replaced the featehrie golf ball from 1850 until 1900, when rubber took over. The rubber balls lasted until 1930. Today’s balls have a titanium metal core with many layers of surlyn and balata coverings. Golf club shafts evolved from hickory tree wood with persimmon tree heads to steel shafts and now to graphite shafts with very large titanium heads. Despite the incredible advances in golf club and golf ball technology, the handicaps of male and female golfers have not gone down, according to noted author and custom club fitter Steven Passarell. How could this be? Here is the answer.

Famed Psychiatrist and 9 Handicap Sigmund Freud explained the human ego: ‘The human ego is the part of the cerebellum concerned most with feeling like a great human being. In many cases of over developed cerebelli, the human being begins to believe that in a prior life, he was the Messiah Jesus Christ, or Napoleon Bonaparte, as a defense mechanism to the haranguing of over critical parents and the resulting wounded ego.’ (Austrian Journal of Medicine Volume XXIV, page 69). Golf club and golf ball manufacturers have known forever that the most important thing to the male and female golfer, the cure for an ego wounded in childhood is distance off the tee.

According to Stephen Hawking, the world’s greatest scientist, the Earth is 5 billion years old. A mere 2,500 years ago in Gehenna, just south of Jerusalem, in the valley of Gehinnom, the Jewish and non Jewish people of the land of Canaan used to sacrifice their first born male children on fire altars to the God Baal aka Beelzebub aka Satan. The drummers beat their drums loudly to drown out the screams of the burning alive babies. Golf club and golf ball manufacturers have known forever that golfers were perfectly willing to sacrifice accuracy and $500 for added distance off the tee. Their first clue was when golfers in the long drive competition would throw down their driver after their massive hit, and beat their chests with both fists, like the apes with which humans have 99% the same DNA.

From the time of Jesus Christ until the time of Jack Nicklaus, scientists knew that the exactly perfect length for the men’s driver was 43′. It didn’t matter how tall you were because God gave taller players longer arms. Every golf club manufacturer from the time of Jesus until the time of Jack knew that if you made the driver shaft even 1/8 of an inch longer, the golfer would hit into the ground, and in an effort not to hit into the ground, the golfer would make swing changes and then begin to spray the ball all over the park. This is why at long driving contests the fairway is the width of a football field and the golfers with their long shafts are still blowing it out of bounds.

In the 1990’s golf club manufacturers began to make the driver shafts 2 and 3 inches longer, 45′ and 46′. They marketed the fact that these golf clubs hit the ball further and golfers did not care if their 300 yard drive flew two fairways over – that made the drive seem even longer. Ladies drivers went from the standard 42.5 inches used by Mary Magdalene and Kathy Whitworth to 44′ and 45′. As Nike Golf made millions selling 45′ drivers, Tiger Woods continued to play with 43′ steel shafted Nike drivers, and Tiger continued to lead in driving distance and piled up major after major playing against Pros who had switched to the 45′ driver trying to match Tiger’s distance. Augusta National lengthened their golf course after Tiger won the Masters at 18 under. Jack Nicklaus and Slammin’ Sammy Snead hit the ball 300 yards right down the middle using 43′ steel shafts with persimmon tree heads. The whole time that Tiger was on his major rampage, Nike Golf refused to make drivers with 43′ shafts available to the public.

Billions of dollars of advertising have gone into convincing the public that 45′ and 46′ drivers are the next best thing to the arrival of Jesus Christ. Taylor Made and Titleist and Callaway and Nike Golf are making fortunes selling these too long shafts, and the PGA of America couldn’t be happier. Their 32,000 golf professionals are making a fortune teaching golfers how to hit their too long woods and irons – a feat impossible for the average golfer, which leads to endless lessons and purchases of golf books and golf magazines filled with golf tips and videos and CD’s and golf swing training accessories. Suddenly, along comes Peter Kessler hawking the Perfect Club, because it goes straight, but the Perfect Driver loses about 75 yards in distance because get this, the shaft is 42 inches. The inch decrease costs the golfer a ton of yardage.

The first big golf company coming out with a graphite shafted 43′ driver with a titanium head, with the new Prov1x golf ball, is going to wipe out the rest of the other golf club manufacturers, and bring the average handicap down by 8 shots, because there is no loss of distance, and the ball goes dead straight. In the meantime men cut your shaft down to 43′ and ladies cut your shafts down to 42.5 inches. There will be no loss in accuracy or distance. Until then, choke up on your driver 2” and watch the ball fly long and straight off that big sweet spot time after time again. Shaving 8 shots off your score instantaneously should be a good thing for your ego and your bank account. This will also speed up pace of play, David Fay. Hasn’t your ego suffered enough humiliation hunting for your $5 golf ball in the trees yet? In our next installment we will discuss how your golf club manufacturers silently de-lofted all of your club heads turning your 9 iron into a 7 iron to make you think that you are hitting your shaft lengthened de-lofted 9 iron farther. Didn’t Jack use his towering ball flight to hold the greens at Augusta? The pros have their clubs custom made. You aren’t using the same clubs they are. Only the label is the same.

Speaking of Jesus, the X factor golf swing has been heralded as a way to improve your distance. It means that you keep your left heel down, make a tiny hip turn and a big shoulder turn to hit the ball farther. A noted former PGA tour player turned orthopedic surgeon, Bill Mallon, M.D., calls this the fastest way to blow out your back and wind up in excruciating life long pain, in his book, ‘The Golf Doctor: How to Play a Better Healthier Round of Golf’. Didn’t Jack do OK letting his left heel come 2′ off the ground? The surgeon recommends letting it come up even farther to save your back. Harry Vardon’s came up about 5 inches. Jesus recommended three. There is no need to sacrifice your back in your quest for added length off the tee. Try a longer driver, or a new golf psychologist. The only people not benefiting from these long shafts are the golfers. Everyone else, the whole golf industry, is laughing all the way to the bank.

About The Author

Karen Fish is a writer currently living in Los Angeles California. The Temple of Love http://www.thetempleoflove.com The World Peace Site.

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Building Custom Golf Clubs

Why Custom Golf Clubs Will Improve Your Game

Your golf game will improve with a set of custom golf clubs because you will have equipment that is specifically made not only to your unique physical characteristics but also to your playing abilities.

Need Proof?
Studies done by Golf.com over 18 months have shown dramatic results for those golfers fit with custom golf clubs:

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"More than 90 percent of the test cases reported improved performance with their custom-fit clubs. Mid-handicappers lowered their handicap by two or more strokes on average within a few short months. Elite players aren’t necessarily scoring better (it’s difficult to drop it much when you hover near scratch), but they’re seeing greater consistency. Many players who were fitted strike their new clubs up to one full club longer with irons and 10 to 20 more yards on drives. They’re having more fun playing the game, too. A poll of golf.com readers reveals similar satisfaction levels." – from Golf.com

People Are Like Snowflakes, No Two Are Alike
Consider these differences between golfers:

In general, women golfers are shorter than male golfers and likely to have smaller hands and not swing as fast, therefore requiring more flexible shafts and smaller grips.

Golfers who are older may suffer from hand or joint related pain and may require grips that might be larger and softer. They may also need graphite shafts to help dampen some of the unwanted vibration at impact.

Golfers who are beginning or are less skilled should have different equipment than those who can strike the ball in the middle of the face on a consistent basis.

If you score is high, then you should seek as much game-improvement features into the clubs as possible.

Shorter golfers generally need shorter clubs and taller golfers more length.

All of these factors must be taken into account when purchasing a set of golf clubs. By properly fitting the golfer according their size, needs and ability the best possible golf set will be created yielding the lowest scores.

Purchasing Online Custom Made Golf Clubs is an Enjoyable, Simple Process. Our GetFit program can easily custom-fit you in less than 20 minutes from the convenience of your home. We have distilled the most important elements of custom club fitting into this state-of-the art custom clubfitting program.

Hireko’s large selection of customizable clubs and vast array of component products allow you to perfectly match the right equipment for you. More selection and expertise allows you to fine tune the ultimate set of custom golf clubs to lower your scores and improve your game!

By: Hireko Golf

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Jeff Summitt is currently the Technical Director of Hireko Golf. Over the past 18 years Jeff has researched, tested and analyzed thousands of different golf shafts. He is the creator of the Dynamic Shaft Fitting Index, which is featured in the Modern Guide to Shaft Fitting. Additionally he authors the annual Dynamic Shaft Fitting Addendum, which instructs clubfitters in the proper fitting and selection of shafts. For more information visit Hireko Golf at www.hirekogolf.com.

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Golf Club Making Components

Nakashima Custom Golf Components

Components manufactured by Nakashima happen to be a world apart for all golfers looking for the best in terms of feel and distance. Using the finest materials available in tandem with revolutionary techniques, Nakashima scores on 3 points: Performance, Beauty and Craftsmanship.

When it comes to customization of golf components especially clubs, mass production is refrained from. One of the most famous products is the NP-1 driver which is made using a forging technique that fine tunes the sense of feel and control. In addition to the Professionals, Nakashima’s products also cater to the amateurs, juniors and women golfers.

Some of the famous components are:

The Nakashima Htec drivers which are state of the art, technological marvels where the body is body is vacuum cast titanium enabling better impact while creating huge power transfer.

The recent NX-1 Tour Proven Fairway Metals sport a high grade double construction enabling the head to be consistent with very precise wall thickness. This optimizes weight and brings to the golfer a fairway metal with tremendous carry, immense feel and amazing swing.

The NP-1 set of irons are forged using the technologically high grade carbon steel. On dual forging of the heads, the grain is smoothed and made uniform thus offering better feel unlike what any other forged iron can provide. This is essentially used by professional golfers who desire greater flexibility from their equipment. The NP-1 iron sports a "tour grind shaped sole" with rounded trailing edges preventing the sole from digging the turf.

By Eric Stone
Published: 10/27/2007

 Tour golf components

Nakashima Golf happen to be a world apart for all golfers looking for the best in terms of feel and distance. Using the finest materials available in tandem with revolutionary techniques, Nakashima scores on 3 points.

Nike Golf Adds SQ DYMO Drivers

 

It looks like Nakashima Golf is moving to become more of a "Custom OEM" company. The company has had some very good success in the high-end component business but want to get their clubs out to more people.

 

Custom Built Clubs

 

Nakashima Golf was great. They were really committed to making the best possible product…which is always nice when you are designing a club. You can let your imagination run wild.

What is the word on NAKASHIMA golf?

They are manufactured by a company called NAKASHIMA GOLF. Anyone have any experiences with their clubs? Are they good quality,etc? Im not familliar with them and would like to bid on the two clubs Im looking at but just dont know enough

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Driver Swing Weight – Only one piece of the puzzle

How to Buy a Custom Golf Driver

The driver is the most important golf club. Therefore, custom golf drivers will greatly enhance your golf game. When buying a custom golf driver, many factors need to be considered including desired grip, shaft type, and driver weight.

To watch your golf ball soar to great heights gives you a sense of gratification beyond compare. The driver is the most attractive club in your golf kit – it hits the ball farthest when compared to what other clubs can do. No wonder then, that you need to find
the driver that suits your ability, swing and hitting approach. There are many diverse club permutations which is why custom golf drivers are fast becoming a rage.

Decide on what is your perfect grip. Size, weight, feel and tactile strengths for grips are very critical. In fact the experienced golfers say that the bigger a player’s hands, the thicker the grip. The weight of the driver depends on how swift your swing is. So, the feel of the grip should be comfortable to your hands. Today, grips come in different forms and are weather specific.

The right shaft, either in steel or graphite is equally crucial. The former is heavier than the latter and thus affects the swing speed. Steel enables the golfer to feel the shot and indicates whether any improvement is in order. The graphite shafts are mainly used by amateurs, children, ladies and older players. A longer shaft additionally enables a longer arc for swinging and greater speed.

Club heads are equally important determinants. Steel club heads are small but heavy, very traditional but inexpensive. Titanium comes with the heavier and bigger golf drivers. As opposed to steel, these are lighter and larger in weight and size.

From the perfect grip to the right club head, custom golf drivers allow you to create the driver best suited for you, thus greatly enhancing your game.

300yards
Custom Golf Equipment

By Eric Stone
Published: 11/7/2007

Shorter clubs – No loss in ball speed

I was just at my trusted simulator (About Golf, camera capture) playing a round. I just completed building most of my clubs to an MOI matching model, and this resulted in shortening my three wood and driver.

Driver Loft & Face Angle

It is important that you have the correct loft and face angle on your driver for best distance and accuracy. See your local AGCP fitter for a Driver fit for you.

Golf Club Length Fitting

The hardest club to use in anyone’s bag, is the driver. To give yourself the best opportunity to improve your drives here are some helpful tips: To improve accuracy, check your shaft length.

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