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  1. Mitchell and Scotland used to be the ones to get. Scotland went away and Trublue is the new version of the same. 

    Filling the void until trublue came out golf  mechanix and golf works both produced models that were meant for the hobbyist. 

    They offered multiple models based on the effort loft and lie adjustments the user was willing to do. 

    If you are doing this on the side and dont see much traffic in this area I would look at the GM and GW mid range models or the mitchell used market. 

    If you are going to jump into the adjustment game with both feet then look heavily at Trublue or Mitchel then the top end of the GM lines

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  2. On 11/2/2020 at 1:17 PM, dlow206 said:

    What about hitting the ball fat? On mats, I can get away with hitting fat, with the shot looking decent, but on turf it would have been terrible.

    Not all mats are created equal, I use fiber built which will take a fat shot, and it will been seen by the LM

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  3. 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

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  4. 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. 

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  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. 

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  6. 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 placed on the club the more frequently it will need replaced. on the contrary, if the same number of rounds where played by a more relaxed player then the equipment wold last far longer. 4 years imo is too short but yes it can wear out. 

    steel to can wear out but that is more from the affect of mother nature, sitting the garage of the winter and golf tendencies etc. again this is a very very long time

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  7. 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.,,,,

  8. 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. 

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  9. 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 get through the ball. If he take a divot te size of Rhode Island you will back to the bench reworking clubs.

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  10. 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 concept and used went back to what they were used to.

    When we fit one I give them a test to see if they can generate a given separation between our two clubs. If they cannot then we discuss other options.

    All that said if you are in the committed category  then fitting to the seven is not an issue.  it is a great idea. it just takes getting used too.

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  11. 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

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  12. 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.

  13. 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 the read.

    golfworks book

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