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Jeff Summitt on November 12th, 2013

To survive in the retailer market, whether you are large like Edwin Watts or small like an independent clubmaking, fitting and repair shop, the key to success will be excellent customer service. State of the Golf Industry Recently I saw a press release that long time retailer Edwin Watts is filing for bankruptcy.  That caught […]

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Jeff Summitt on October 22nd, 2013

Don’t just throw your clubs in the garage this winter! This helpful hints will help lengthen the life of your golf clubs For all those fellow golfers who can play year round, I sure do envy you.  In my neck of the woods, sadly there becomes a time late in the year in which you […]

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Jeff Summitt on October 14th, 2013

Change or lighten up the weight on your clubs to ease up on some of that body pain! Did you purchase new equipment or have your existing golf clubs altered and all of a sudden have tennis elbow or pain in or around your shoulders?  If so, you might want to consider a change and […]

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Jeff Summitt on September 30th, 2013

The heavier weight of golf wedges provides more momentum with shorter swings thereby helping get the ball up and out around the green If you look at the swingweight specification for the name brand wedges you will notice they are higher in relationship to the numbered irons.  This is for a very good reason as […]

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Jeff Summitt on September 23rd, 2013

Key Golf Shaft Variables To Learn When Shopping For Your Next Set of Clubs or Re-Shaft Project Following our back-to-school theme, last week I spoke about how the geometric shape of your putter grip could improve you putting.  Today, we are going to switch to golf shafts and show you a few things to look […]

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Hireko Golf Technical Director Demonstrates A Quick And Easy Way To Swingweight Taper Tip Steel Shafts Those lead tip pins you bought for steel iron shafts aren’t going to fit inside a 0.355” taper tip steel shaft – no way, no how! Those were developed for 0.370” parallel tip shafts only.  Sure, you can use […]

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Jeff Summitt on July 25th, 2013

Winner of 2013 British Didn’t Carry a Driver! Golfers can learn a lot by watching the pros from a game management standpoint.  Take for example the winner of this year’s British Open championship who didn’t even carry a golf driver.  Sure these guys are long, but there was a lot of trouble lurking in and […]

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Jeff Summitt on July 1st, 2013

Choosing the proper golf putter should come down to the player’s tendencies on the green more so than appearance.  Hireko has a large selection of golf putters available and selecting the right one for your or your customer’s game might sound like an intimidating challenge. Here are a few thoughts I want to share with […]

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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, […]

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Jeff Summitt on May 28th, 2013

Maybe a change to your wedge shaft may rejuvenate your short game too, but just don’t assume if you see a “wedge” shaft that is the only option you have. How often do you take a full swing with your golf wedges? Trace back to your last round and recall all those ¾ or ½ […]

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