Jeff Summitt on September 11th, 2014

The premium, hand-crafted Graphite Design Tour AD DI, BB and MT offer an array of weights with subtle difference in spin and trajectory to assist in fine-tuning an ordinary club into something special. At Hireko we offer a wider variety of shafts than any other component supplier in the world. Just in composite shafts alone […]

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Jeff Summitt on August 12th, 2014

Can We Quantify The Feel of a Golf Shaft? What constitutes feel or relative stiffness of a golf club? You’ll find there are many theories on defining how stiff a golf club (or shaft) are compared to another. Today I want to share with you a different perspective on defining this delicate subject and hopefully […]

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Jeff Summitt on August 19th, 2013

Hireko Golf’s Technical Director Jeff Summitt Gives Golf Clubmakers More Reasons Why The High Performing Aerotech Golf Shafts Are Such Hot Sellers About a month ago we announced Hireko was a full line distributor for Aerotech golf shafts.  While the article discussed Aerotech’s design philosophy and briefly went over each of the product lines, there […]

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Jeff Summitt on May 7th, 2013

Use a critical eye when viewing golf club shaft reviews One thing you do not see me write much on in our blog are golf club shaft reviews, which can be quite a few in the course of a season.  If you (and my bosses who encourage me to do so) are wondering why, it […]

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Jeff Summitt on February 15th, 2013

The 2013 version of the annual Hireko trademarked shaft testing project provides up-to-date measurements of thousands of shafts. Normally we would make a much larger announcement, but fewer shafts were added to this year’s 2013 Hireko Golf Shaft Fitting Addendum than in any other year we since its inception.  However, I would like to give […]

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Jeff Summitt on January 14th, 2013

Santa was especially kind to me this year and delivered a new piece of equipment (called an EI shaft profiler) to augment the equipment we already have on hand to educate you more on the proper golf club shaft choices.  See, it pays to be nice!  If you are not familiar with EI (short for […]

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Jeff Summitt on March 31st, 2011

If you are looking to advance your knowledge on the ever-confusing world of shafts, take this opportunity to download the 2011 Shaft Fitting Addendum.  This is a companion piece to one of the best books written about shafts called the Modern Guide to Shaft Fitting. And the best part is both of these books are […]

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Rob Altomonte on October 11th, 2010

If you are looking at a definitive answer to the title’s question, you may be sadly disappointed with the answer and for good reason. Absolutely no one in whole wide world can answer that question and I am here to tell you the real reason. So sit back and absorb some vital information if you […]

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Rob Altomonte on March 1st, 2010

Don’t live in the dark ages anymore, especially with the high cost of shafts today.  Get the information you really need to compare one shaft to another. For 18 consecutive years, the annual Shaft Fitting Addendum has been the number one resource available for clubmakers and ordinary golfers to find invaluable information on golf shafts.  […]

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Jeff Summitt on November 4th, 2009

The Tour’s Secret Weapon Revealed! In this economy it is hard to fathom that someone is willing to spend a whole lot of money on a golf shaft unless that person is Warren Buffett. But you might be surprised how many core golfers don’t quibble about price when it comes to their equipment.  The newest […]

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