In recent years, equipment trends have followed a two year cycle before the next one started. Beginning in 2001, we saw the emergence of gigantic titanium driver heads as it was the inaugural year for a 400cc driver and continued developing toward the current 460cc volume (and beyond) by year’s end. While the buzzword in [...]
One of the biggest questions our technical department receives is “Isn’t technology capped right now with all the stipulations by the USGA?” Read Technical Director Jeff Summitt’s response to this popular question in the article Golf Club Innovation and Technology: Is it Capped?
In the past quarter century, the appearance of golf clubs has evolved more so than any time in its illustrious history. We have gone from blade-style irons to cavity back irons, “wooden” woods to stainless steel fairways and titanium drivers, steel wood shafts to graphite shafts, black rubber to colorful high-traction synthetic grips and wound [...]
Looking to sharpen your clubmaking skills? Take the Hireko Quiz! Each week Jeff Summitt will post a new golf clubmaking quiz to test your knowledge. Here’s just a sample: A driver that is designed to be 1° closed will always be more closed at address than a club made to be 0° square. Think you [...]
Questions. 1. If the logo of the shaft is positioned anywhere other than “up” where you can see it at address, the club is non-conforming and you cannot post your score. True False 2. Square grooves (or U-shaped) are allowed on irons or wedges True False 3. Two golfers who have the exact [...]
Looking to sharpen your clubmaking skills? Take the Hireko Quiz! Each quiz below contains informative and entertaining questions to test even the most experienced clubmaker.