Build Better Golf Clubs By Weight-Sorting Your Steel Shafts. How? The New Video Below Will Show You How!
Hireko Golf’s technical director Jeff Summitt will explain the importance of weight-sorting steel shafts when assembling a set of golf irons and/or wedges using unitized, parallel tip iron shafts. This quick two-step process will help ensure the golf shafts go into a logical sequence so you can make better quality custom made golf clubs for either you or your customers.
Major WIN for Lamkin Performance Plus 3GEN Grips at the 2013 U.S. Open
Congratulations to the winner of the 2013 U.S. Open Championship on his fantastic win this weekend. In securing victory at Merion Golf Club, he became the first Englishman to hold the U.S. Open title for 43 years.
Starting the final day of the competition two shots behind, the winner made the most of the secure connection provided by his Lamkin Performance Plus 3GEN grips to bag his first major title. Repeating the steady golf that had been the trademark of his previous three rounds, the winner stayed in control with a final round 70.
Lamkin’s Performance Plus 3GEN was created with a reduced taper to rein in a golfer’s overactive lower hand for straighter, more controlled shots. The larger outside dimension in the lower section of the grip serves to help players hold off shots while still allowing the full release needed to shape the ball flight. The patented 3GEN synthetic rubber compound adds the benefits of improved vibration dampening, increased tackiness and greater UV resistance.
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Buy Black Widow Widow Silk White Grips For Only $1.29 Each! (Reg. $3.39)
ALL SALES FINAL! NO RETURNS ON CLOSEOUT BLACK WIDOW TOUR SILK WHITE GRIPS
The Black Widow Tour Silk White Grips are constructed of medium-firm rubber with an interlocking “S” pattern. The Black Widow Tour Silk White Grips are preferred by players that want to maximize club control and feel. This versatile grip performs in any climate conditions and with all playing abilities. Weighs 48 grams. Core size is .600 round.
Buy Black Widow Widow Maker Black/White Round Grips For Only $1.49 Each! (Reg. $7.49)
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The Black Widow Widow Maker Black/White golf grip features a hybrid design using a corded top and consistently textured bottom. The corded top of the Black Widow Maker Black and White grips provides all weather traction while the textured bottom utilizes smooth “S” patterns for better control. This grip gives the players’ glove hand the benefit of firm cord while providing the other hand the soft rubber needed to guide each swing to perfection.
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For all you fathers and father-like figures or mentors out there, keep passing on the skills you learned from your father to the next generation of young men and women.
When I look across my golf clubmaking workshop, I am reminded all the time of the value with working with my hands. Even many of the clubmaking tools and measurement devices I rely on are made by hand like my shaft cutting jig, ferrule turning holder, digital deflection board or blade-style grip remover to name just a few. I learned those valuable skills from my father as well as a gentleman named Forest Sands, who was like a father-figure to me and so many others too.
For many recreational golfers, they may not be aware of the network of professional golf clubmakers or the cottage industry that serves them. Golf has been around for more than 500 years and clubmakers have been around just as long to fit, build and repair golf clubs. Golf may likely be around for another 500 years and there will always be someone needed to work on golf equipment. This is especially true today when the major OEMs (Original Equipment Marketers) no longer manufacturer their own goods, but rely on someone from half a world away to build for them.
I don’t want to see a world as I get older in which we have people unable to build or fix things because we have evolved into a disposable society. For all you fathers and father-like figures or mentors out there, keep passing on the skills you learned from your father to the next generation of young men and women.
Have a great Father’s Day, enjoy some tasty grilled food, watch the US Open and hopefully play a little golf yourself. And if you have to fix something around the house, shop, garage or barn on this weekend, bring someone along to learn and help out – believe me they will appreciate it for a lifetime.
Learn The Final Golf Club Assembly Steps To Present Your Clubs The Professional Way!
Contents of this 10th and final video will discuss some of the final assembly steps to provide that professional appearance. Hireko Golf’s Technical Director Jeff Summitt will also share some insight once you have started to build golf clubs from component parts something to strive for to get the most out of you newfound hobby or on your way to becoming a professional clubmaker in the future.
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The Garmin GPS Golf Watches Give You The Golf World On Your Wrist!
Garmin GPS golf watches pack powerful features into a small package. They put distances to the green, doglegs and layups at your fingertips. Shave shots with data that’s only an arm’s length away. Preloaded with thousands of courses, Garmin Approach® golf watches are ready to go right out of the box — no subscriptions or fees necessary. You can access exact yardages to the front, back and middle of greens, as well as distances to doglegs and layups. Updates are available for free, which add new courses to your device and keep existing ones current.
Learn How To Install A Golf Grip The Easy Way!
Hireko Golf’s technical director Jeff Summitt will demonstrate how to install a golf grip in four simple steps. In this exercise you will need some basic materials starting with a bench vise, vinyl shaft clamp, double-sided grip tape, grip solvent and a catch pan to collect any excess solvent.
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If someone asks you “Do Touring Golf Pro’s play graphite shafts in their irons?” you can confidently say yes, some do.
In my position I take it for granted that the professional golfers play a lot of products or conceptual ideas that may not be available to the general public (at least yet). After all, this is the testing grounds for the manufacturers. I’d like to share with you a comment I received like the one early last week from a customer who said “Graphite iron shafts must only be for ladies or seniors, because I don’t seem them in stock irons or see the
Well, TV and print media can be very powerful and can imprint thoughts or ideas into the general public. If you see enough of something or not enough, you begin to take it as a fact. For instance, Congress can’t ever seem to work together. That is because the media only wants you to see the one side of the story that sells. I am sure there had to be at least one or two things in the past year or two our duly elected representatives did by working together. Maybe the media can report on that too.
Let’s look at golf for a moment. Belly putters were nothing new as they had been around for nearly 50 years. But a couple years ago, you started to see more and more pro’s on TV using these unorthodox looking belly putters and not only playing well, but winning with them too. All the sudden there was renewed interest from the media that boiled over into the general public. This is what we call a trend and they tend to come and go. Let’s face it, everyone (or company) is looking for the next big trend in order to capitalize on it financially.
However, certain trends tend to stick around and become a way of everyday life. How did we survive before we had computers and cell phones? In golf, we are fortunate to have rubber golf grips, metal and eventually titanium golf clubheads, graphite shafts for woods and hybrid golf clubheads to name a few. At one point in time those were trends too.
Recently at the 2013 Crowne Plaza Invitational (Colonial CC in Fort Worth, TX) a professional golfer did not only play Aldila graphite shafts in his irons, but he won with them. The following week, the winner of the Memorial also won with graphite-shafted irons. To be honest, it is not uncommon to see 5 – 10 pros play with graphite-shafted irons on a weekly basis, according to Mickey Uhlaender at UST. But if more and more do and they excel, the media is going to jump on that bandwagon.
The point I am trying to make is there are viable options for consumers that may not be totally mainstream. Heck, Hireko Golf falls in that category. I remember in the 1990’s that G. Loomis iron shafts became popular on tour for a while. Other companies had brief success on tour with graphite shafted iron as well like UST with their UST Tour Weight iron shafts. You can trust me that you will see more and more graphite-shafted irons put into play on tour. Back-to-back wins by two different golfers is a step in the right direction.
Who knows if this will be a trend that will continue to grow or become the standard of what we see sold in the future. That will all depend upon exposure from the media, affordability and most importantly tangible playability benefits a consumer can actually see and feel. But if someone asks you “Do any of the Pro’s play graphite shafts in their irons?” you can confidently say yes, some do.
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