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  1. You may find that the answer is as in most golf answers,,,,, it depends. As golfers we are weird in our approach to the game. Fitting is no different. I am sure you good reasoning for heavier, same and lighter weights for shafts.

    Tradition would tell you heavier is the game call. However what if you shaft are the heaviest already,,,,,,, see what I mean...

    All that said I prefer to fit to heavier shafts about 10 - 20g heavier. as a norm

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  2. For the basics:

    1) a vice  you need to hold the project in a stable fashion

    2) a bench to mount the vice too, this will also act as future landing spots for other machines as you grow

    3) a shaft clamp, This can a simple as a rubber clamp to fit into the vice or a speed clamp that again can go on the vice but is far easier to use

    4) a butane torch. 

    5) a catch pan to contain solvent if you plan to regrip will chemical if not then a pancake compressor, hose, and tool.

    6) a back knife to scrap tape, move ferrules. etc.

    7) masking tape 1" wide, 

    😎 good epoxy

    More involved:

    a ruler to measure club length, this can be done better using a bench mounted unit however a ruler for club length is a must

    a machine to measure flex, Strain gauge, frequency machine whatever fits your mind set to measure the club.

    loft and lie machine if you plan to make adjustments or ensure a quality build. 

    belt sander for finishing ferrules, tip prepping, removing burrs. 

    a place to allow the clubs to dry.


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  3. for the irons, can a 355 fit into the 370 ,,, yes with a shim. Is there a down side? It is always preferable to be a one on one 370 to 370 355 to 355 etc however, and shim to take up the space is the accepted "repair" or assembly to ensure stability.

    hosel depth is a manufacturer choice and tolerance. Mizuno can be different than Srixon, Callaway etc. Then what, that is when shaft profiles, weight , BBGm come into play which is off topic. 

    From a graphite perspective sanding off a little to fit say a 370 to fit 355 fits in the category of "it depends" (the most used golf answer) some makes place plenty of material at the tip, those are great for removal,  those that are trying to make a ver light shaft that doesn't seem to occur and no its not very good to try. 

    If you want to discuss this further join the live stream on mondays 1730 eastern time on the youtube channel. www.youtube.com/mcgolfcustomclubs 

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  4. Got them in hand for a quick look see,

    The blade is nice. Clean as blades usually are. not much you can do with the design but they always look good

    the 223 is certainly an upgrade in appearance compared to the MP20 MMC. I like the new cavity appearance and the fact they are not afraid to say they now have a GW.

    The 225 although looks familiar, is a short blade length for a more compact head specifically at the lower end. My opinion would be the design was changed to flow though combo sets easier and give the over all set a higher level players look.

    The wedges will be an upgrade to the last model too with the addition of the copper head. Unfortunately LEFTIES are not part of that plan. However the 223 is. So there's that. 

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  5. Good answers.

    Nothing beats an actual measurement such as on a SW scale. When you go to the shop you find even more issues or,,,, none at all. However if your feel is heighten then the 7 and 8 iron is where I would concentrate. 

    The wedge being the same is not weird. I made clubs like that for years with the idea heavier SW is better has the loft goes up. Which leads me to question the SW of the wedges. It would mean the clubs would be progressively heavier.

    lastly, Rifle Flighted (depending on the generation made) are made such that the changes in the shaft occur at the 7/8 iron and this too may be the issue. particularly when placed in clubs with different hosel lengths from the original use heads.

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  6. To further understand and help with your hypersensitivity I t would be good to know the full story about the clubs. 

    Are the lengths of the club lowering at 1/2" intervals

    you said "older Rifles" does that mean you installed them yourself or was a custom build?

    third what are the lie angles of the clubs? do they progress evenly too?

    all the questions above relate to swing weight where you may find the cause of the problem.


    Or you could add about 2 grams of lead to the 7 and 8 iron head and the Srixons are the same swing weight with the wedges getting heavier. IMO is a good thing. the PW is a bit heavy but in line with the increase/

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  7. From a fitters point of view the 30 shot, shot pattern is not realistic, Looking for the pattern is more akin to fitting the worst shots not the best as suggest above. The sheer number of shots would make the first few set up the best and gradually decline as the golfer gets to a couple hundred strikes in a short time. If you are hitting 3- 6 shots on each set up, I'm pretty sure an outlier will show up. It would be up to the fitter to see this and talk with the golfer about the misses to ensure that is represented in a typical miss. 

    A lot shots are hit during a typical fitting. A pattern does show up through out the session regardless of the set up.

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  8. On 8/5/2021 at 9:52 PM, Rtracymog said:

    This was my first time working with graphite and pulling a head. I’ve built a couple of wedges in the past. I actually watch a ton of your videos and they are very helpful! Quick question while I have your attention: do I need to use glass shafting beads with a new adapter? I know I need them with the steel, but I haven’t seen you use them in an adapter. Thanks!

    I try to use shafting beads in all the builds. yes

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  9. The 1" extension is the easiest and most cost effective change you can make to the driver. 

    1" is about all you would want to extend a driver IMO due to the stresses applies at the end of the shaft. 

    You must ensure the extension is the proper size to prevent further breakage and no you should feel a difference except for the slightly head head feel from adding an inch to the club.

    If the fitting produce good results with the a 45" club then  what can it hurt?

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  10. It is always neat to learn "by do" however it can be costly as you just found out. 

    I would suggest attending a school at golfworks that fits your needs. Money well spent! and you get access to tool so you can make your next purchase an informed one. 

    its a win win for a someone the has been bitten by the bug it would seem. 😀

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  11. On 6/18/2021 at 1:02 AM, Superjoemofo said:

    Well new guy here from Wisconsin! Love the site looking forward to joining the conversation. I shoot right around 100 on good days and closer to 110 on bad. Just got a new to me Calaway BBA  which has taken a few strokes off the game. Currently focusing on putting. Actually just restored my odyssey dual force rossie II that I found at goodwill a few years back. WISH I would have taken before pics, but here's the progress so far... please feel free to leave me feedback or just say what's up... I have a feeling I'll be around...




    Love the polished look, however polish On the top may prove to be difficult due to the reflection from the sun. but it does look cool.

    Put the icing on the cake and remove the paint and make it your own

    dont forget the custom putter grip. 

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