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Thanks! The grips are Lamkin Sonar Tours. I really like the texture, nice blend between tacky/firm. It seems to encourage me to take a nice light and even hold without fear of losing my grip.
They are traditional taper though, so you'd need to have the grips built up with tape to get +4 size on the bottom hand. The regular Lamkin Sonars are less tapered (closer to a +4), but they only come in black/blue and not gray, unfortunately.
Great choice for grips! I've had these on my woods and hybrid for a little while and am about to do the rest of my set with them. Killer build man!

the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..

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On 2/17/2021 at 11:16 AM, fixyurdivot said:

So back to your foray into custom club building, do you have any special loft/lie equipment or just pretty much order to spec and assemble?  I built custom flyrods for many years and loved doing it.  Lots of commonalities between that and golf club assembly... well pretty close anyway. Your thread has me thinking about giving this a try.

 

I just realized I never responded to this.

I don't have a loft/lie machine. They are quite expensive for good ones, and unless I was doing work for other people or buying cheap components that may be out of spec, I'd probably use it maybe once a year? The closest shop near me charges $30 to do loft/lie on an entire set, and the shop I frequent the range at in the winter actually bent my wedges for me last weekend for no charge. In the case of the Sub70s, I had them bend the irons one degree flat before shipping, which they did at no charge as well.

I would say, if you order quality components and don't need everything built to exacting specs, club work at home isn't too big of a deal. I'm happy to get my irons within a swing weight point on either side of a general target (D4-D6 seems to be a sweet spot for my irons), and my shaft cuts are consistent but probably up to 1/8" in either direction of target. I use a homemade club length ruler, and the only "professional" measurement tool I have is the cheapest manually swing weight scale Golfworks sells.

The best tool I've invested in is an air nozzle to put grips on with the air compressor. It is so much cleaner and easier than dealing with tape and solvent.

I think, given enough time, I may one day invest in a digital swing weight scale but I'm unsure if I'd spend more on other devices. Hopefully, these irons stay in my bag for a few years, and maybe next time I will go the route of larger OEM.

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Driver: callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Mavrik (9°), 45.75", Aldila Rogue White 60 (130 MSI) X-Stiff
17° Hybrid:
callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Super Hybrid, 41.5", Mitsubishi MMT Hybrid 80 TX
18.5° Driving Iron: 
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra KING Utility (2016 Model), 39.5", Mitsubishi MMT Utility 105 TX
21° Hybrid:
callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Epic Flash, 40", Mitsubishi MMT Hybrid 80 TX
4-AW:  
Sub70_Logo_WhtBlk.jpg.aee386374adf9afd31a02b989c839f9d.jpg Sub70 699 (4-6)/699 Pro (7-AW) Combo Set, 1° Flat, 37" 7 Iron, Mitsubishi MMT Taper 105 TX
54°, 58°:
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra KING MIM Black, 1° Flat, -1/4", Mitsubishi MMT Wedge 105 TX
Putter:
image.png.49fcc172a1ed0010d930fbe1c5dc8b79.png L.A.B. Golf DF 2.1, 36", 68°, Black with Custom Sightlines, BGT Stability Tour, L.A.B. Press II 3°
Grips: 
lamkin.png.5081890e009ae78e16066ee0fd18b7c0.png Lamkin Sonar Tour
Ball: :Snell:Snell MTB-X Optic Yellow

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1 hour ago, edingc said:

I just realized I never responded to this.

I don't have a loft/lie machine. They are quite expensive for good ones, and unless I was doing work for other people or buying cheap components that may be out of spec, I'd probably use it maybe once a year? The closest shop near me charges $30 to do loft/lie on an entire set, and the shop I frequent the range at in the winter actually bent my wedges for me last weekend for no charge. In the case of the Sub70s, I had them bend the irons one degree flat before shipping, which they did at no charge as well.

I would say, if you order quality components and don't need everything built to exacting specs, club work at home isn't too big of a deal. I'm happy to get my irons within a swing weight point on either side of a general target (D4-D6 seems to be a sweet spot for my irons), and my shaft cuts are consistent but probably up to 1/8" in either direction of target. I use a homemade club length ruler, and the only "professional" measurement tool I have is the cheapest manually swing weight scale Golfworks sells.

The best tool I've invested in is an air nozzle to put grips on with the air compressor. It is so much cleaner and easier than dealing with tape and solvent.

I think, given enough time, I may one day invest in a digital swing weight scale but I'm unsure if I'd spend more on other devices. Hopefully, these irons stay in my bag for a few years, and maybe next time I will go the route of larger OEM.

That makes sense on the lie/loft equipment - for sure if building for yourself and know your specs.  As a start, I think I'll invest in the nozzle for the air compressor.  What make/model did you get?  I'm guilty of holding out too long getting grips changed.  Plus, this is a great thing to have and skill to develop to help out friends.  "Grips for Beer LLC" immediately comes to mind 🙂.

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31 minutes ago, fixyurdivot said:

That makes sense on the lie/loft equipment - for sure if building for yourself and know your specs.  As a start, I think I'll invest in the nozzle for the air compressor.  What make/model did you get?  I'm guilty of holding out too long getting grips changed.  Plus, this is a great thing to have and skill to develop to help out friends.  "Grips for Beer LLC" immediately comes to mind 🙂.

I have something similar to this, but mine is a pistol grip: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Golf-Grip-Install-Air-Tool-All-Metal-Stubby-Gun-1-5-XL-Cup-fits-all-Grip-Sizes/281202176764?hash=item4178f4b2fc:g:V8UAAOxy4t1SeqJ~

The key is to use as low of air pressure as you can, and go slow. I've had good luck with all of the rubber grips I've tried, and so far have only ruined one of ~30 grips.

I'm not sure how the hybrid grips with cord in them will handle the air. I still do keep tape and solvent around just in case.

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Driver: callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Mavrik (9°), 45.75", Aldila Rogue White 60 (130 MSI) X-Stiff
17° Hybrid:
callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Super Hybrid, 41.5", Mitsubishi MMT Hybrid 80 TX
18.5° Driving Iron: 
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra KING Utility (2016 Model), 39.5", Mitsubishi MMT Utility 105 TX
21° Hybrid:
callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Epic Flash, 40", Mitsubishi MMT Hybrid 80 TX
4-AW:  
Sub70_Logo_WhtBlk.jpg.aee386374adf9afd31a02b989c839f9d.jpg Sub70 699 (4-6)/699 Pro (7-AW) Combo Set, 1° Flat, 37" 7 Iron, Mitsubishi MMT Taper 105 TX
54°, 58°:
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra KING MIM Black, 1° Flat, -1/4", Mitsubishi MMT Wedge 105 TX
Putter:
image.png.49fcc172a1ed0010d930fbe1c5dc8b79.png L.A.B. Golf DF 2.1, 36", 68°, Black with Custom Sightlines, BGT Stability Tour, L.A.B. Press II 3°
Grips: 
lamkin.png.5081890e009ae78e16066ee0fd18b7c0.png Lamkin Sonar Tour
Ball: :Snell:Snell MTB-X Optic Yellow

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Cody,

Just read through this entire thread and really enjoyed you documenting your Sub70 club build. Nice work!

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I too just read the entire thread and all I can say is "well done"

There is a certain amount of gratification building your own set of irons. Enjoy them.

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Mizuno ST190, 14 degrees, Fujikura Ventus Black 7S

Mizuno ST200 , 18 degrees, Fujikura Ventus Blue 7X

Miura CB 301, 4 iron, Fujikura Ventus 9x

Miura CB 301, 5-PW Nippon Modus 120S

Miura K Grind, 52, 54 and 58, Nippon Modus 130s  hand ground by Usher Golf

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20 hours ago, BKordon said:

I too just read the entire thread and all I can say is "well done"

There is a certain amount of gratification building your own set of irons. Enjoy them.

 

On 2/22/2021 at 8:27 AM, Headhammer said:

Cody,

Just read through this entire thread and really enjoyed you documenting your Sub70 club build. Nice work!

Appreciate the comments! This was a really fun build. I can't wait for the snow to melt and to get on the course.

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Unofficial WHS Handicap: 9.7 (Last Updated Nov. 27, 2020)

Driver: callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Mavrik (9°), 45.75", Aldila Rogue White 60 (130 MSI) X-Stiff
17° Hybrid:
callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Super Hybrid, 41.5", Mitsubishi MMT Hybrid 80 TX
18.5° Driving Iron: 
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra KING Utility (2016 Model), 39.5", Mitsubishi MMT Utility 105 TX
21° Hybrid:
callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Epic Flash, 40", Mitsubishi MMT Hybrid 80 TX
4-AW:  
Sub70_Logo_WhtBlk.jpg.aee386374adf9afd31a02b989c839f9d.jpg Sub70 699 (4-6)/699 Pro (7-AW) Combo Set, 1° Flat, 37" 7 Iron, Mitsubishi MMT Taper 105 TX
54°, 58°:
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra KING MIM Black, 1° Flat, -1/4", Mitsubishi MMT Wedge 105 TX
Putter:
image.png.49fcc172a1ed0010d930fbe1c5dc8b79.png L.A.B. Golf DF 2.1, 36", 68°, Black with Custom Sightlines, BGT Stability Tour, L.A.B. Press II 3°
Grips: 
lamkin.png.5081890e009ae78e16066ee0fd18b7c0.png Lamkin Sonar Tour
Ball: :Snell:Snell MTB-X Optic Yellow

Tracked By: :Arccos: Arccos / Cobra Connect
Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: Personalized 2020 Sun Mountain Sync
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15 minutes ago, edingc said:

 

Appreciate the comments! This was a really fun build. I can't wait for the snow to melt and to get on the course.

You and me both on the snow factor. The withdrawals are brutal this time of year. I wasn't able to get away today to sneak out and it's 58 in Fort Collins, CO. I can sneak away tomorrow and it's going to be 38 with flurries. ARGHHHHHH

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Mizuno ST190, 14 degrees, Fujikura Ventus Black 7S

Mizuno ST200 , 18 degrees, Fujikura Ventus Blue 7X

Miura CB 301, 4 iron, Fujikura Ventus 9x

Miura CB 301, 5-PW Nippon Modus 120S

Miura K Grind, 52, 54 and 58, Nippon Modus 130s  hand ground by Usher Golf

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3 minutes ago, BKordon said:

You and me both on the snow factor. The withdrawals are brutal this time of year. I wasn't able to get away today to sneak out and it's 58 in Fort Collins, CO. I can sneak away tomorrow and it's going to be 38 with flurries. ARGHHHHHH

I lived a couple of years in Casper and know the feeling. Fort Collins had year 'round golf for the most part. Casper not so much, unfortunately. 👎

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Unofficial WHS Handicap: 9.7 (Last Updated Nov. 27, 2020)

Driver: callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Mavrik (9°), 45.75", Aldila Rogue White 60 (130 MSI) X-Stiff
17° Hybrid:
callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Super Hybrid, 41.5", Mitsubishi MMT Hybrid 80 TX
18.5° Driving Iron: 
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra KING Utility (2016 Model), 39.5", Mitsubishi MMT Utility 105 TX
21° Hybrid:
callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Epic Flash, 40", Mitsubishi MMT Hybrid 80 TX
4-AW:  
Sub70_Logo_WhtBlk.jpg.aee386374adf9afd31a02b989c839f9d.jpg Sub70 699 (4-6)/699 Pro (7-AW) Combo Set, 1° Flat, 37" 7 Iron, Mitsubishi MMT Taper 105 TX
54°, 58°:
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra KING MIM Black, 1° Flat, -1/4", Mitsubishi MMT Wedge 105 TX
Putter:
image.png.49fcc172a1ed0010d930fbe1c5dc8b79.png L.A.B. Golf DF 2.1, 36", 68°, Black with Custom Sightlines, BGT Stability Tour, L.A.B. Press II 3°
Grips: 
lamkin.png.5081890e009ae78e16066ee0fd18b7c0.png Lamkin Sonar Tour
Ball: :Snell:Snell MTB-X Optic Yellow

Tracked By: :Arccos: Arccos / Cobra Connect
Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: Personalized 2020 Sun Mountain Sync
Riding On: :CaddyTek: CaddyTek Caddylite EZ V8

WITB? | 2020 Participant #CobraConnect Challenge | 2019 Reviewer Callaway Epic Flash Driver

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51 minutes ago, edingc said:

I lived a couple of years in Casper and know the feeling. Fort Collins had year 'round golf for the most part. Casper not so much, unfortunately. 👎

This year has been odd. Being in Laramie, with elevation of 7200', the winters are always challenging, but Fort Collins, which is where our club is, has gotten more snow and the weather has just been crappy and cold. I know Casper well, as I used to travel there for work. I don't think I could live there. 

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Mizuno ST190, 14 degrees, Fujikura Ventus Black 7S

Mizuno ST200 , 18 degrees, Fujikura Ventus Blue 7X

Miura CB 301, 4 iron, Fujikura Ventus 9x

Miura CB 301, 5-PW Nippon Modus 120S

Miura K Grind, 52, 54 and 58, Nippon Modus 130s  hand ground by Usher Golf

Miura KM 006 LH 

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