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  1. There are a few books out there. Golfworks has a newer fitting book and Wishon also has a good fitting book to comb through. Id start there first. There is a school if GW ever restarts. There are 2 organizations ICG International clubmaker guild (dont let the name fool ya) and AGCP If you want to learn fitting, start with the books
  2. TOny, Make two slits about a 1/2" apart then remove the piece you made and thee rest will be easy. A hook blade will work too. It may take two passes but it better than a straight blade.
  3. Id take the quad information over the other. too much of a difference. I like out doors just for the fact of being outdoors, sunshine and wind etc. Turf interaction is mental during a fitting. I get the idea of hitting of turf is more for when the ball is in a divot etc. however if you cant it well when the lie is perfect your expectation of needing turf to hit it when the ball is down is misplaced.
  4. for removing a steel shaft a rod the length of the shaft was used. The tip of the rod was heated to a nice cherry red and laid inside the inside the hosel. About three trips down the shaft and viola it comes out. That is as Jaskanski described, a pin in the back of the head
  5. the weights I have pulled from the stroke lab are longer than an inch. If you extend the shaft you may not be able to put the weight back in. Taking out the weight is pretty straight forward. A little bit of heat to the weight and just ever so slightly around the shaft area (I mean just a little) The adhesive will let go and you can remove the weight.
  6. Jim , Waverly Ohio Putting mat, capto have a indoor and outdoor unit 10 -11 8ft width, 3 holes, bumpers if allowed.
  7. Without empirical evidence it is hard to prove either point however I have seen a graphite shaft under a constant strain for a short period of time and the shaft remained in the same bend profile when the strain was removed. Does that mean the shaft will wear out? eh. Yes I do believe the shaft will wear out. 200 rounds is pretty short imo. The would have to depend on the golfer. 1) how fast was the golfer swinging 2) how aggressive was the golfer swinging, 3) did the golfer make consistent strike not hitting the ground , you get where this heads. Obviously the more strain and shock place
  8. we carry them in the shop and are on various golfers. My playing partner switched to them and swears he has gained distance because of the loosening of grip pressure. They are comfy in the hand but a bit distracting at first just because of the size. The texture is first rate for me. not super soft and the diamond pattern is feels good. Then there is the RWB colors.,,,,
  9. Jim/ Waverly, Ohio/ USA Bird of prey floki is my choice with #59 grip. The large slight line and multi-material head are interesting to feel the firmer "feel" which normally translates into longer putts which is my failure on most puts. Also would like to take it apart to see how the adjustable length gizmo works./ Just kidding but I am interested
  10. If you inserted a .370 and a .355 I would make sure the depth of insertion. If the .370 is the same use it. If not the .355, Use a shim. some folks have used a sliver of pop can or fishing line
  11. Keep in mind a fitting is not just about clubs. its about fitting clubs and your swing. A fitter is or should be knowledgeable about the golf swing and can possibly talk to swing flaws that could be messing with your consistency. The fitter could recommend gear that can also add to the category. As previously identified. The swing can be impacted by the gear. Weight length flex etc. If nothing else it will bring a peace of mind one way or other.
  12. I went to the KBS TGI 95 and they a very nice. The flight isnr much different than the 105 steel shaft I had in the clubs.
  13. Not to beat a dead horse but wack wack wack.. First - if at all possible shaft tip to match hosel diameter. second - yes it can be done "carefully" what is mentioned above is the shafts the are typically made in specific lengths and are .370 will have a bit more meat on the end and can be sanded. others with longer .370 tip sections can thin out as tipped up the shaft. How much? Each maker varies. Keeping in mind the first 3/8" to 1/2" is wear most of the sanding will occur to make it fit. When doing this and using graphite please consider if your brother chops wood or can
  14. 100 percent if the golfer wants it on another shaft. There are times I will remove an adapter from two different shafts and different adapters to get the combination the golfer wants
  15. Exploring and committing are 2 very separate things. When fitting (successfully) one length irons the golfer needs to be committed to the idea. I say this because golfers as a whole are incredibly traditional. Even the folks I have fitted when swing the 5 iron still had it their head it was shorter and added oomph was need to make the ball go. That f course was a flop. Then we talked about the concept of one length one swing one effort and all is good. for the most part the golfers did very well. However, those that had a less than positive round could never get past the one length concep
  16. If you are doing this as a hobby and for the love of it you may want to consider other company, Mitchell is a top notch consideration but a golf mechanix, golf works model might be better suited to your needs. I would also consider a double end motor and put a few different wheels on it for finishing or a frequency machine
  17. using the butane torch about 20 sec on three sides. Give it s a few seconds and repeat then try to twist off. sometimes the taper tips can be logged in the hosel. Makes for a secure fit but a real pain to remove. if they are 370s. and you glues the ferrule in also and have not moved it first it could be an anchor to removing the head.
  18. I would consider a graphite wedge shaft. Such as ACCRAs spt that comes in 95 and 125 g models
  19. Is a book recently release by the Golfworks. It chronicles Mr. Ralph Maltby and his career through the golf industry and some of his personal life. Leading to the Golfworks and work they have done since their inception. I live about an hour and a half from the Golfworks and made some great friends there, attended courses and met Mr. Maltby on several occasions. Its neat to read about A time in Golfworks history that I know. If you are golf history nut. This one will need to be in the book case. below is a link to the book. I don't get a thing from this , Just enjoyed
  20. I have 2 citizen eco drives and a citizen that is my work watch but none of them are worn on the course. Much like no wallet, keys etc., just a tee and a ball marker
  21. I also found CAPTO, a putter device for instructor and fitters. The information provided is massive. Im working on the level 2 cert to get and idea of how the trembling info factors in. JB the coach is a treat to talk to
  22. to show you how cold it was and some things at the demo day,,,,,
  23. that would probably work except I do the lefty stuff. A young man newly excepted to a PGM program that we deal with was waiting for me to regrip. She took over and I went into a fitting. everybody's happy. lol
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