Golf Technical Articles

Below are a list of archived technical articles related to golf club equipment, fitting, repair and assembly of golf clubs we have written over the years. >V< Indicates the article contains a video.


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Starting Level Articles

>V< A Guide to Women's Golf Clubs

> Graphite Iron Shafts: Are They Right for Your Game?

> Hitting the Ball on the Screws

> Fitting Junior Golf Clubs

> I Never Met A 7-Wood I didn't Like

> Is Non-tapered or Reduced Taper Grip Sizing Right for You?

> Optimize Your Driver Distance with this Simple Little Test

> Stop Poorly Fitting Your Customers - the Secrets to Golf Club Fitting Are Revealed

> Take a Look At Heavier Graphite Shafts

> The ABC’s of Shaft Flex: No Longer Your Normal ARS’s

> What Club Should I Use, Fairway, Hybrid or Iron?

> What is the Best Golf Shaft for My Game?

Intermediate Level Articles

>V< A Real Game Changer For Clubmakers – Tour Lock Pro Counterweights

> Is a Low Spin Golf Clubhead or Shaft Right for You?

> The Dynamic Shaft Fitting Index Explained

>V< Understanding and Measuring Gravity Angle on Golf Clubs

>V< Understanding and Measuring Putter Toe Hang

> Understanding Shaft Geometry and the Effects on Ball Flight

>V< What is Shaft Torque?

> What Length Do I Make Junior Clubs?

> What Length Golf Clubs Do You Need?

> Winn to Know What Grip Weight To Use


Advanced Level Articles

> “Draw Bias” Clubheads – Understanding the Principles Behind the Design Feature

> How is the Lie of a Golf Club Measured?

> Putting a Number on Shaft Stiffness

> Understanding the Principles of Gear Effect


Starting Level Articles

> 5 Factors That Influence Grip Sizing

> An In-Depth Look at Putter Grip Sizing

>V< Brampton Clubmaking Supplies are Easier and More Economical

> Clubmaking 101 – A Word of Caution About Epoxy Application

> Do You Need to Remove All the Paint from a Graphite Shaft Tip?

> Golf Terms & Glossary

> Gripping with a Safer Solvent

> How To Increase Business to Your Clubmaking Shop

>V< How is the Length of a Golf Club Measured?

> How to Understand Golf Shaft Trimming Charts

>V< Measuring Clubs the Easy Way - Hireko's Ruler Buddy

> Putter Shaft Terminology

> Roll Up Your Sleeves and Get Hands On Into Clubmaking

> The Nitty Gritty to Cutting Graphite Golf Shafts Efficiently

> What is a Ferrule and Do I Need One?

> What Is a Ribbed Golf Grip?

> What Is the Best Golf Grip Tape for My Shop?

>V< What to Do When the Shaft Won't Fit in the Hosel?

> Why are Clubs Different Lengths?

> Why Are Clubs With Graphite Shafts Clubs Longer Than Those With Steel?

> Why Do Wedges Have a Heavier Swing Weight Than Irons?

> Why Aren't Golf Club Lofts in Nice 4 Degree Increments?


Intermediate Level Articles

> Alternative Trimming – KBS Tour Shafts

> Clubmaking 201: Altering the Recommended Tip Trimming

> Do You Need to Alter Tip Trimming with an OEM Shaft Adapter Sleeve?

> Head Weights, Shaft Weights and Balance Points – Oh My!

>V< How To Abrade a Golf Shaft with a Belt Sander

> How To Align a Curved Putter Shaft

>V< How to Cut Shafts with a Chop Saw

> How to Make an Extended Length, Non-anchored Counterbalanced Putter

>V< How to Make a Shaft Spine Finder

>V< How to Turn Ferrules with a Belt Sander

> Is Bore Type Relevant in Clubmaking Today?

> Soft Stepping and Hard Stepping Golf Shafts

> Taper Tip Steel Shaft Primer

>V< The Importance of Weight-Sorting Steel Shafts

>V< Tip For Swingweighting Taper Tip Steel Shafts With Tip Pins With Video Demonstration!

>V< What is Spine Aligning A Golf Shaft?

> What Specifications Make a Good Shaft for Hybrid Clubhead?


 Advanced Level Articles

> “Flighting” Golf Shafts

>V< How To Frequency-Sort Golf Shafts

> Want to Know More Information on Shaft Flexes and Tip Size?


Starting Level Articles

> Aftermarket versus OEM shafts – Certain “Premium” Shafts May Not Be What They Appear To Be

>V< How to Install Golf Shaft Extenders

> Installation Tips for Hireko Counterweights

> Tips From the Bench: Ferrule Removal

Intermediate Level Articles

Can You Sand a 0.370" Graphite Shaft to Fit a 0.355" Tapered Hosel?

>V< Do You Monster Size Your Grips? Tips to applying build up tape

>V< How To Fix a Rattle from a Golf Clubhead

>V< How to Move a Ferrule that Has Crept Too Far on a Shaft

>V< How to Quiet a Driver's Sound by "Cottoning" It

>V< How To Remove A Graphite Shaft from a Golf Club Head

> How to Remove a Graphite Shaft Flush with the Hosel

> How to Re-Shaft Older Callaway Irons

> Re-shafting a Golf Club with an OEM Adapter Sleeve

>V< Working with Brass Shims

Advanced Level Articles

> Boring Out Hosels - Taper Tip Heads and Crocodile Tears

> How to Remove the Ball Bearing from Select Ping Putters

>V< Removing Steel Shafts Which Broke Off Flush with the Hosel


Starting Level Articles

> Clubheads: Material Differences

> Choosing a Golf Shaft: Graphite vs. Steel

> Coefficient of Restitution (COR) versus Characteristic Time (CT)

> Do Touring Golf Pros Play Graphite Shafts in Their Irons?

> How Did You Stay Cool While Playing Golf in the Extreme Heat?

> How to Gain 15 Extra Yards with One Simple Piece of Equipment

> How To Properly Store Your Clubs In Winter

> Know What Club You Hit From 150 Yards

> Set Up Realistic Goal for Scoring One Hole at a Time

> The Dreaded Chili Dips: Yips with the Chips

> Understanding the difference between pro-line and store-line equipment

> Women's Love 'em or Hate 'em Attitude Toward Cosmetics

Intermediate Level Articles

> Center of Gravity Showdown: Hireko vs OEM Drivers

> What is Maraging Steel?

Advanced Level Articles

> So What Exactly is an R Flex Anyway?


>V< 10 Things You Need to Know About the New Acer XV Driver Series

> Acer XV Ultimate Thriver - Fairway Seeking Demon

> A Few Additional Tidbits About Aerotech Golf Shafts

>V< Afordable. Adjustable. Introducting the High Performing Acer XV Fairways & Hybrids

> Apollo Steel Shafts: A More In-Depth Look

> Best Grip for Adjustable Drivers - Karma Revolution

>V< Compare and Contrast the new Acer XV Irons

>V< Compare and Contrast the new Dynacraft CB and MB Irons

> JumboMax Grips: Not All Jumbo Grips are Created Equal

> Serious Shafts for Serious Players: Graphite Design Tour AD Series

>V< Synchron Vespa Series of Golf Equipment

> The New Acer XK Flipper: A Whole New Product Category

>V< Turn Your Dynacraft Bench Ruler Soleplate Into an Accurate Swingweight Calculator

> Two New 2016 SK Fiber Golf Shafts Just Arrived!

>V< What is a Thriver Mini? Meet the Acer XV's Newest Family Addition- Perfect Off the Tee or Fairway

> What Makes the KBS C-Taper So Special?

> Will I hit the Power Play Juggernaut Driver Further?


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