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I noticed after my last round that a gap has formed between the club head and ferrule on several of my irons. Initial 'googling' suggests this might not be anything to really worry about but it does concern me a bit. 

Is this something to fret over and/or is it something I can repair myself?


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As far as I'm aware, it's purely cosmetic (ferrules just provide a more finished look to the golf club). Whether or not it's indicative of something else though, I couldn't tell you. I've never built clubs before. That said, I'm sure it's easy to fix yourself if you're really bothered by it.

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... As long as it is not on a graphite shaft, it is basically cosmetic. Many graphite shaft ferrule have a coned bottom so epoxy cushions the transition were the shaft is stressed. You can fix it yourself with some epoxy, but you will need to sand the steel or it will just happen again. 

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Since your irons are steel shafted, as @TR1PTIK said, they are mostly for cosmetic purposes. The other reason I can think of would be to keep dirt/debris from getting down into where the hosel and shaft meet.

If they've slipped up too far they might not want to come back down without a little heat. A dab of epoxy and light touch from a heat gun will probably fix you up. Be careful with the heat gun, I got a little overzealous with mine and definitely melted a ferrule on a practice club a few weeks ago.

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1 minute ago, edingc said:

If they've slipped up too far they might not want to come back down without a little heat. A dab of epoxy and light touch from a heat gun will probably fix you up. Be careful with the heat gun, I got a little overzealous with mine and definitely melted a ferrule on a practice club a few weeks ago.

 

... I use boiling water and just pour it over the ferrule. No chance of melting the ferrule and it works just as well. 

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3 minutes ago, chisag said:

 

... I use boiling water and just pour it over the ferrule. No chance of melting the ferrule and it works just as well. 

Hah. Good to know for next time. Glad I was only practicing on an old club!

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What irons? There are some irons that use a collared ferrule and are not as easy to fix. Part of the ferrule goes down into the hosel and of the epoxy is inside of that area it’s almost impossible to get it to seat properly and flush. They look like this. 

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19 hours ago, Kor.A.Door said:

What irons? There are some irons that use a collared ferrule and are not as easy to fix. Part of the ferrule goes down into the hosel and of the epoxy is inside of that area it’s almost impossible to get it to seat properly and flush. They look like this. 

This is happening on my Hogan PTx irons.


Driver:  PXG 811x Gen1, HZRDS Smoke Yellow 60g S

Fariway:   :titelist-small: 917 F2, 3-Wood Fujikura Blue 

Hybrid:   :ping-small: G410 18*

Irons:  :titelist-small: T300 4-5, T200 6-PW Nippon 880 Pro R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  CBX2 50*, 54*, 58*, TT Dynamic Gold Wedge Flex

Putter:  :odyssey-small:  EXO Rossie 34.5" (Tester) 

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A dab of super glue on the bottom of the ferrule is the easiest way to seat the pesky sliding piece of plastic.

If the ferrule is very loose and has a collar as posted earlier, try turning to get the best fit then glue.

Yes the ferrulle is typically for display but 1) if you know its there you are looking for it each time the stix is pulled from the bag.

2) as also stated there are those that actually provide some support like the collared model.


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