Take a look at virtually any grip on the market you will see the manufacturer’s or grip’s name engraved somewhere on the outside body of the golf grip. Typically that name is designed to be in the “up” position or pointing toward the toe of the club at address. This may be in conjunction with some sort of hand placement details to assist with alignment. This practice is done for branding purposes.
Karma has broken every commandment in marketing and has come out with a new version of our most popular golf grip but without the logo in the ordinary position. But why?
1. Ease of Installation For any person new to clubmaking, their first exposure is installing a golf grip onto a golf shaft. While seasoned clubmakers take that for granted, for a newbie this can be a daunting task to get the grip all the way onto the shaft and remember to align it properly before setting it aside to start to grip the next golf club. So the most obvious reason is the golf grip can be installed in any direction and look like it was put on properly instead of crooked.
2. Adjustable Golf Clubs Reason number 2 is there are the millions and millions of potential golf clubs on the market that need golf club re-gripped. For the past several years most OEM adjustable drivers (and even many adjustable fairway woods and hybrids) are equipped with a hosel adapter that can be removed and switched to another position to create a different lie, face angle or effective loft. However, when this occurs the name engraved on the golf grip will no longer be aligned properly at address. In some cases one might be lucky the engraving on the grip is underneath where you are not able to see if and for others it will look unsettling when it is cocked to one side or another.
3. Demo Golf Clubs For professional club fitters, the use of logo-free grips is a wise investment if you are using a system where you interchange heads and shafts such as Club Conex especially their UNI-FIT products for brand name adjustable golf club cluheads. It is one less distraction for your customers to be concerned with so you can fit them to the best of your ability.
The Project X Black golf shaft features reduced weight from the original Project X graphite for explosive power while preserving critical tip stability and low spin performance.
Note: These taper tip version fit some select hybrid heads in the following brands: Adams, older Ben Hogan and Cobra Baffler, Bridgestone, Mizuno Nike, Ping, TaylorMade TP, Titleist (some of which were originally steel-shafted). These will not fit our hybrids or other hybrids on the market with a 0.370″ hosel diameter without using a shim such as our JSSHIM-335.
The other reason a screw exists on these heads is for custom golf club weighting and may be the most important. This allows for varying the swingweight when customizing to different lengths, shaft and grip weights as there are two optional weights that can be used to either increase or decrease the head weight to optimize performance
Should I use the stock screw or change? Following is a diagram to show how to loosen/remove or install/tight the adjustable golf screw from the head. A wrench is provided with the purchase of each head just in case you want to substitute the screw. The diagram will also help you decide whether or not the stock screw or one of the optional screws will be necessary.
The surface projections act to automatically lighten golf grip pressure by increasing the surface area of the grip. The channels between the reverse dimples conveniently wick moisture from the hands. The Reverse Dimple™ texture also concentrates the feel of your shots into smaller points on the grip to effectively enhance tactile feedback. When replacing golf grips, Tourmark Reverse Dimple Putter Golf Grips are some of your best golf grip choices!
Hireko is now offering House of Forged long drive shafts to our extensive product line. However that is not our core audience and I want to introduce to you some golf shafts for the 99.99% who don’t need binoculars to see where the ball lands. House of Forged “makes” two other unique models in the premium golf shaft category. I should rephrase that. These are actually manufactured by Matrix to House of Forged Golf Driver Golf Shafts specifications utilizing Matrix’s extensive portfolio of materials and technologies.
These two shafts are called the House of Forged Express Golf Shafts and the House of Forged 49 Golf Shafts and they differ quite a bit. Here is a diagram to show the stiffness distribution along the length of the shaft using our EI shaft profiler. The Express is a low-60 to low 70 gram shaft depending upon the flex and has the stiffer tip section between the two. In head-to-head testing, the Express has a lower or more boring ball flight. However, the golf shaft didn’t feel “boardy” like some other lower launching shafts I have experienced.
The other golf shafts for drivers got the name 49 comes from its’ weight. This was a surprisingly stable shaft for a shaft in its weight category. It plays very true-to-flex. The House of Forged 49 Golf Shaft has a much thicker butt and mid-section than the House of Forged Express Golf Shaftswhich does two things. First, the 49 is counterbalanced which will help either make the club longer and not have an excessive swingweight or be used with some of today’s adjustable drivers which happen to be a little heavier than bonded drivers. Plus the larger cross section reinforced the middle portion of the golf shaft for the added stability.
Negative ions are invisible molecules inside the golf grip’s TPR anion material designed to reduce golf grip shock and restore bodily energy. Longer lasting than golf rubber grips, the NEION comes in long lasting vibrant colors with a soft and ultra-tacky surface.
The Arm-Lock Golf Big Red offering features the same dimensions and weight as the Blue Convertor grip but with a concentric or centered shaft channel. Big Red is ideal for those who benefit from counterbalanced putters but without the forward press. Model #ARM002 Starting at $29.95 each
The USGA conforming Arm Lock Golf Converter Putter Grip is a grip that will turn any putter into an arm-lock putter. In arm-lock putting it is currently necessary to increase the loft of the putter in order to compensate for the “forward press” or “forward lean” created in arm-lock putting. Model #ARM001 Starting at $39.95 each