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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?

Driver:  PXG 211 Project X Evenflow CB, 50g 5.5

Fariway:  PXG 211, 3-Wood Project X Evenflow CB, 60g 5.5

Hybrid:   PXG 211, 3H Project X Evenflow H, 80g, 5.5

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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 211 Project X Evenflow CB, 50g 5.5

Fariway:  PXG 211, 3-Wood Project X Evenflow CB, 60g 5.5

Hybrid:   PXG 211, 3H Project X Evenflow H, 80g, 5.5

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

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Putter:  :odyssey-small:  Stroke Lab Rossie

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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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I have a three week old Epic Speed with an Mitsubishi MMT shaft. The ferrule is not loose, per se, bit has separated from the head by about a quarter inch. I have a 90 day return for credit on the driver. Should I be worried about this on a graphite shaft and thus exchange it for another?

I want to be fair to the retailer but don’t want to have to replace the shaft early. My last Epic cracked right across the face after about 2.5 years. 
 

Thanks for the help.

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On 4/4/2021 at 10:41 PM, Nick G. said:

I have a three week old Epic Speed with an Mitsubishi MMT shaft. The ferrule is not loose, per se, bit has separated from the head by about a quarter inch. I have a 90 day return for credit on the driver. Should I be worried about this on a graphite shaft and thus exchange it for another?

I want to be fair to the retailer but don’t want to have to replace the shaft early. My last Epic cracked right across the face after about 2.5 years. 
 

Thanks for the help.

Probably worth a stop-in with the retailer if they do club repair. I tried a couple of the DIY repair options but didn't get good results trying it myself. If the club is still under warrantee the OEM will probably take care of the repair for you, or even better, send you a new one.

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I would take a sharpie and mark the shaft where the ferrule meets the shaft. Make sure the ferrule is moving up and the head is not moving down. My wife had a driver that the gap kept on increasing. Told her not to worry it was cosmetic. Next week on the 2nd hole the head flew down the fairway. 

Lesson learned. Air was trapped and when the club got hot in her car trunk the glue softenen enough and the air bubble expanded to push the head off little by little. I also told her not to keep her clubs in the trunk. 

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Nothing to worry about, I've had it happen on irons before. Take a pair of vice grips or pliers and work it back in place. Shouldn't have to squeeze so tight you'll damage the shaft.

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