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I have a lot of old clubs that were given to me by my grandfather. I want to start building my own clubs and maybe some for others. Not looking to get rich just looking to learn and enjoy a craft/hobby. Is there a book anyone recommends to get started with?

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Maltby wrote the book on club building and it's available from The Golfworks. I built the hybrids and irons in my signature and it's actually pretty easy.

 

The key is to get everything set before you start and take your time.

In the bag:
Driver: :taylormade-small: M5 Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
Fairway: Sub 70 939X 15° Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
Hybrid: :755178188_TourEdge: CBX 119 19° hybrid Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
Irons: :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged 4-GW Project X Catalyst 80 6.0
Wedge: :cleveland-small: Smartsole S
Putter :yes-small: Tracy
Bag: 
:Ogio: Alpha Convoy 514
Balls::Snell: MTB-X or Black

Cart: :CaddyTek: CaddyLite ONE Ver. 8


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I completely agree with MattF. Take your time, don't rush and make sure you have the essentials so your making things as easy on yourself as possible. Its a fantastic hobby!

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Driver:  :titelist-small: TSi3 (7.25*) - Tensei AV Raw White 65 X Tipped 1.5" & 0.5" Short, 2 extra grams in T1 Position

3 Wood: :titelist-small: TSi3 (13.5) - Tensei AV Raw White 70 X Tipped 1" & 0.5" Short, 2 extra grams in T Position

Driving Iron: :titelist-small: U500 2 iron - HZRDUS Smoke (X)

Irons (4-6) :titelist-small: T100S - KBS C-Taper X-Stiff

Irons (7-P) :titelist-small: 620 MB - KBS C-Taper X Stiff

Wedges: QAJzq7h.jpg SM7 Jet Black 50.F.12 / 55.S.11 / 60.M.08 - X100

Putter: 5WoCG8Y.jpgBlack ER2 (Finish Courtesy of NorCal Putters) - :P2-grips-logo: Aware Tour

Bag:  :titelist-small: Hybrid 14

Glove:  Under Armour Strikeskin Tour

Ball: :titelist-small: ProV1 Yellow #3

RangeFinder: :918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro

Instagram: @dpattgolf

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There are clubmaking books from golfworks for sale from GW and Golfsmith book for sale on EBAY I believe both can be found on amazon,

Dynacraft (now hireko)  has a good book also.

If you are wanting to learn I second the class at Golfworks in Newark Ohio, Plenty to choose from in the range of topic and  experience.

 

I talk to some basic club stuff on youtube if you are interested

Driver - 44.5" 5.0 flex 10.5 deg ACCRA tour Z GP MCC4+ 1 deg closed

Irons - 5-pw, GW stnd length 5.0 flex same grip 1 deg flat. Type low medium offset cavity back, no diggers

Wedges - 56 and 60 tour grind wedge spinner and mcc4+ grip 2 flat 10 and 8 in bounce

Putter - 33" 3 deg loft 70 lie, lrg slight line slightly toe hang

Ball - truvis

Carried in a Sun Mountain C-130 USA bag - BE PROUD.

HC - LH but 85 is a good number, playing in Ohio.

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Lots & Lots of YouTube's out their too.

:cobra-small: Driver F9    
:cobra-small: 3 wood                

:cobra-small: 5 wood 18 TS2 

:mizuno-small:  Irons 6i / 9i MP-20 HMB   
:mizuno-small: wedge T20 46* 50* 54* 56*                                                     

:taylormade-small: FCG #7 Chalk

:taylormade-small: TP5 

 

 

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I have a lot of old clubs that were given to me by my grandfather. I want to start building my own clubs and maybe some for others. Not looking to get rich just looking to learn and enjoy a craft/hobby. Is there a book anyone recommends to get started with?

 

 

What kind of club building equipment to you have?  

My Sun Mountain bag currently includes:   TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 771CSI 5i - PW and TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png PFC Micro Tour-c 52°, 56°, 60 wedges

                                                                               :755178188_TourEdge: EXS 10.5*, TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 929-HS FW4 16.5* 

                                                                                :edel-golf-1: Willimette w/GolfPride Contour

 

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I started building because I was tired of paying to have my clubs regripped. I bought Ralph Maltby's book and now the only club in my bag that was not built by me is my putter. If you are thinking of buy a club to build I would suggest a club pack from Golfworks. They come with everything you need except for the grip tape and epoxy.

 

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Yea Ive been looking into doing the same thing (especially for grips), and youtube has a lot on content out there.

WITB? 


Driver: 2016 TaylorMade M2, 9.5*,


Irons: 2017 Taylormade M2 4-PW,


Wedges: Bombtech 52*, 56*, 60*


Putter: Odyssey White Hot putter


Ball: Callaway Supersoft

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Yea Ive been looking into doing the same thing (especially for grips), and youtube has a lot on content out there.

If your looking to get into re-gripping all you really need is a club vice or a rubber club clamp for a traditional vice. You really don't "need" anything else but some other things that are nice are a tape dispenser, solvent tray and air compressor. A jig so that you can always lineup the club face square every time would be nice to but definitely not required, even for a beginner. 

 

Like many others in here, can't suggest doing grips yourself enough. No reason to spend the extra money for someone to just put grips on for you. 

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Driver:  :titelist-small: TSi3 (7.25*) - Tensei AV Raw White 65 X Tipped 1.5" & 0.5" Short, 2 extra grams in T1 Position

3 Wood: :titelist-small: TSi3 (13.5) - Tensei AV Raw White 70 X Tipped 1" & 0.5" Short, 2 extra grams in T Position

Driving Iron: :titelist-small: U500 2 iron - HZRDUS Smoke (X)

Irons (4-6) :titelist-small: T100S - KBS C-Taper X-Stiff

Irons (7-P) :titelist-small: 620 MB - KBS C-Taper X Stiff

Wedges: QAJzq7h.jpg SM7 Jet Black 50.F.12 / 55.S.11 / 60.M.08 - X100

Putter: 5WoCG8Y.jpgBlack ER2 (Finish Courtesy of NorCal Putters) - :P2-grips-logo: Aware Tour

Bag:  :titelist-small: Hybrid 14

Glove:  Under Armour Strikeskin Tour

Ball: :titelist-small: ProV1 Yellow #3

RangeFinder: :918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro

Instagram: @dpattgolf

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I'd love to build golf clubs,

 

but not just matching heads, shafts, and grips.

 

I wish that I could build club heads, in conjunction with a proper engineer, of course.

 

I'm exploding with ideas that will never come to fruition.

 

Sometimes I inflict them on a captive audience here on the forum.  Sorry.

 

 

 

 

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I'd love to build golf clubs,

 

but not just matching heads, shafts, and grips.

 

I wish that I could build club heads, in conjunction with a proper engineer, of course.

 

I'm exploding with ideas that will never come to fruition.

 

Sometimes I inflict them on a captive audience here on the forum.  Sorry.

You have peaked my interest

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Driver:  :titelist-small: TSi3 (7.25*) - Tensei AV Raw White 65 X Tipped 1.5" & 0.5" Short, 2 extra grams in T1 Position

3 Wood: :titelist-small: TSi3 (13.5) - Tensei AV Raw White 70 X Tipped 1" & 0.5" Short, 2 extra grams in T Position

Driving Iron: :titelist-small: U500 2 iron - HZRDUS Smoke (X)

Irons (4-6) :titelist-small: T100S - KBS C-Taper X-Stiff

Irons (7-P) :titelist-small: 620 MB - KBS C-Taper X Stiff

Wedges: QAJzq7h.jpg SM7 Jet Black 50.F.12 / 55.S.11 / 60.M.08 - X100

Putter: 5WoCG8Y.jpgBlack ER2 (Finish Courtesy of NorCal Putters) - :P2-grips-logo: Aware Tour

Bag:  :titelist-small: Hybrid 14

Glove:  Under Armour Strikeskin Tour

Ball: :titelist-small: ProV1 Yellow #3

RangeFinder: :918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro

Instagram: @dpattgolf

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Thanks, D.

 

On the other hand, jlukes has requested moderator status just for the chance to block my IP address!

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Driver:  :titelist-small: TSi3 (7.25*) - Tensei AV Raw White 65 X Tipped 1.5" & 0.5" Short, 2 extra grams in T1 Position

3 Wood: :titelist-small: TSi3 (13.5) - Tensei AV Raw White 70 X Tipped 1" & 0.5" Short, 2 extra grams in T Position

Driving Iron: :titelist-small: U500 2 iron - HZRDUS Smoke (X)

Irons (4-6) :titelist-small: T100S - KBS C-Taper X-Stiff

Irons (7-P) :titelist-small: 620 MB - KBS C-Taper X Stiff

Wedges: QAJzq7h.jpg SM7 Jet Black 50.F.12 / 55.S.11 / 60.M.08 - X100

Putter: 5WoCG8Y.jpgBlack ER2 (Finish Courtesy of NorCal Putters) - :P2-grips-logo: Aware Tour

Bag:  :titelist-small: Hybrid 14

Glove:  Under Armour Strikeskin Tour

Ball: :titelist-small: ProV1 Yellow #3

RangeFinder: :918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro

Instagram: @dpattgolf

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I, recently have the same itch to repair my own clubs. These repairs included

1. Removing and replacing grips.

2. Removing and replacing Driver adapters. (CALLAWAY AND Taylormade) Since these are the only brands I have.

3. Preping new Graphite shafts for installation.

 

So far, I have bought the following supplies list.

 

1. New grips (Golf price MCC plus 4) 9.99 amazon.

2. Golf grip kit deluxe 15.99 Amazon

3. Butane torch. 17.99 home depot

4. Epoxy plus two 4oz bottle 17.49 golfworks

5. Callaway optiforce adapters 15.99 EA. Amazon.

 

I've spent 6 hours on YouTube viewing videos instructions of.

 

1. How to remove a grip using air, or just cut it apart.

2. How to clean and prepare the shaft for a new install.

3. How to remove shaft adapter using wa heat.

4. How to clean and prepare shaft for new install.

5. How to mix epoxy.

6. How to apply epoxy

7. How to clean excess epoxy

8. How to align shaft during installation.

 

I am doing all of this free hand. I dont have any specialized equipment.

 

After a few rounds of practice. I am very confident in performing the above tasks. I dont consider my self very handy, but learning to do these things was not overly difficult.

 

I encourage you to give it a go. You will find much joy in the hobby.

 

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sandy,

 

You may need a shaft puller to remove the adapters, otherwise you stand a very good chance of breaking the old shafts in the adapter if they're graphite.

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In the bag:
Driver: :taylormade-small: M5 Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
Fairway: Sub 70 939X 15° Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
Hybrid: :755178188_TourEdge: CBX 119 19° hybrid Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
Irons: :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged 4-GW Project X Catalyst 80 6.0
Wedge: :cleveland-small: Smartsole S
Putter :yes-small: Tracy
Bag: 
:Ogio: Alpha Convoy 514
Balls::Snell: MTB-X or Black

Cart: :CaddyTek: CaddyLite ONE Ver. 8


God Bless America🇺🇸, God save the Queen🇬🇧, God defend New Zealand🇳🇿 and thank Christ for Australia🇦🇺!

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Sometimes you can find dirt cheap used clubs ($5-$10/each) to try new techniques. Before I try out a new epoxy or working with a new torch, I'll try it out on Frankenwedge...which is a tommy armour 845 2-iron (did someone say offset?!?) with a mid iron shaft cut down to wedge length and a putter grip (installed with air). 

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  • :cobra-small: F7+ 3W 14.5* w/ Hzrdus Black 75 6.5
  • :adams-small: Pro DHy 18* w/ Hzrdus Black 85 6.5
  • :callaway-small: X Forged 21* w/ Dynamic Gold X100
  • :mizuno-small: 921 SEL 5-PW w/ Dynamic Gold X100
  • :ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth 50*, 54* & 58* w/ AWT 2.0 
  • :ping-small: Vault Arna w/ KBS CT Tour
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  • I'm left-handed so I don't go broke buying all new clubs every week. 
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This is a fun thread to read. Making clubs/changing grips/shafts etc. is something I definitely want to get into. Will have to pick up some grips, maybe a vice and a few other tools. Thanks for the motivation boys!

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WITB

 

Driver- PING G400 LST w/ Project X Evenflow Black

Fwy- TM Aeroburner 16.5HL

Irons- Callaway Steelhead XR (3-PW)

Wedges- Callaway MD3 (50,54,58)

Putter- Cleveland TFI Satin Cero

Ball-  Snell MTB-X

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