Jeff Summitt on February 14th, 2011

Torque is the simply the amount a shaft (shown in blue) twists when subjected to a known amount of force (usually one foot-pound of force is applied) and the torque value is always expressed in degrees. It is a term commonly associated with composite or graphite shafts, but steel shafts have a certain degree of […]

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Jeff Summitt on January 3rd, 2011

For clubmakers, there is a term that you need a full understanding of and that is the bottom of bore to ground line measurement (or BBGM for short).  For example, let’s say you pull a shaft out of one 3 wood and place it into another 3 wood.  What could very well happen is the […]

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Jeff Summitt on July 16th, 2010

How To Remove A Graphite Shaft There are many instances where you might want to save a graphite shaft intact. First of all, it is much easier when re-shafting a driver that the customer broke or simply did not like. One method to remove a graphite shaft is to remove the ferrule, cut the shaft […]

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Jeff Summitt on March 15th, 2010

Don’t let the potential resale value of a golf club be a reason to purchase one. Are you deciding between a standard stock club(s) straight off-the-rack verses a custom made club(s) because the standard stock club will have a greater resale value?  If so, you should think about this. You are going to take a […]

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Jeff Summitt on March 8th, 2010

Is Lighter Better? Humans are enamored by numbers.  For example, the media gets in a tizzy whenever a new century or decade rolls around.  Or we use numbers for benchmarks like they are magical, for instance when the Dow reaches 10,000 or the S&P at 2,000.  In golf, players get excited the first time they […]

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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 February 22nd, 2010

Make Your Slow Season Profitable While the golf season for many has been hampered by colder-than-normal temperatures and unusually large amounts of snow across the nation, some clubmaking shops might be feeling the pinch.  But here are some tips to help you increase your profits during an otherwise slow period of the year. Now is […]

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Jeff Summitt on February 16th, 2010

One Phrase that Needs Eliminated from the Clubmaker’s Vocabulary I have many pet peeves, one of which is the inaccuracy of certain terms or phrases.  The release of the new Winn Lite grips has me reading posts on a few golf forums I frequent saying that these very lightweight grips are only tricking (or sometimes […]

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Technical Director Jeff Summitt Explains Draw Bias Clubheads Have you ever heard the term “draw bias” to describe a particular clubhead model? Well if not, then you may want to listen up. Golfers who struggle with a fade, push or even slice should be aware of this terminology and how it could very well help […]

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Jeff Summitt on February 5th, 2010

At Hireko we make every attempt to make all our models conform to the Rules of Golf. Each of the products that appear with the Tournament Ready logo has been submitted to the USGA to receive a ruling that they do conform to the Rules of Golf. For the first time, not all the Rules […]

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