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Comments for Hireko Golf Blog http://blog.hirekogolf.com Professional Golf Products at Down to Earth Prices Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:24:15 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Comment on How To Align a Curved Putter Shaft by Jeff Summitt http://blog.hirekogolf.com/2011/08/how-align-a-curved-putter-shaft/#comment-112987 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:24:15 +0000 http://blog.hirekogolf.com/?p=4855#comment-112987 Dim,

Use the upper portion of the shaft after the bend once the putter has been soled properly with it’s center touching the ground or base of a specification gauge.

Comment on How To Align a Curved Putter Shaft by Dim Kit http://blog.hirekogolf.com/2011/08/how-align-a-curved-putter-shaft/#comment-112982 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:19:58 +0000 http://blog.hirekogolf.com/?p=4855#comment-112982 Hi,

What line one should use in order to define(or measure) the lie of a bent shaft putter?

Comment on Boring Out Hosels – Taper Tip Heads and Crocodile Tears by Steve http://blog.hirekogolf.com/2014/07/boring-hosels-taper-tip-heads-crocodile-tears/#comment-112923 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:42:13 +0000 http://blog.hirekogolf.com/?p=9199#comment-112923 I hear you about the cost of retrofitting an old set versus just assembling a new one.
But as someone who pretty much despises the look of many modern iron heads, I just can’t bring myself to consider that option.
I would love to see one line of component clubs that harkens back to the 80s, but with some modern features. An iron in the style of the Ping Eye 2 (but without so much offset), tumbled or satin finish and no stickers or rubber floor mat scraps in the cavity. And a set of metal woods with a 460 cc driver and shallow faced fairways, finished in the gray of the original Taylor Made products.
Now that would peak my interest.

Comment on Boring Out Hosels – Taper Tip Heads and Crocodile Tears by Gary Johnson http://blog.hirekogolf.com/2014/07/boring-hosels-taper-tip-heads-crocodile-tears/#comment-111801 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:39:03 +0000 http://blog.hirekogolf.com/?p=9199#comment-111801 Wow, you mean I can’t just grind down the .335 wood shaft to fit a .294 hosel bore (or a .370 iron shaft to fit a .355 iron hosel bore). LOL, Just kidding. But it never ceases to amaze me that customers ask that question (and claim that some golf pro told them it was OK to do it).

Anyway, excellent article and keep up the good work.

Comment on Boring Out Hosels – Taper Tip Heads and Crocodile Tears by ED RUSHIN http://blog.hirekogolf.com/2014/07/boring-hosels-taper-tip-heads-crocodile-tears/#comment-111736 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:16:29 +0000 http://blog.hirekogolf.com/?p=9199#comment-111736 True Temper states that there is no playability difference between a .370 and .355tt of the same type shaft. If any of your customers complain that boring out their irons will ruin them tell them to go to True Tempers web site. O.E.M.’s use the .355tt to speed up production because they can mechanically lock a shaft in place and move it down the production line before the epoxy has hardened.

Comment on Boring Out Hosels – Taper Tip Heads and Crocodile Tears by Dave Tutelman http://blog.hirekogolf.com/2014/07/boring-hosels-taper-tip-heads-crocodile-tears/#comment-111680 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:40:27 +0000 http://blog.hirekogolf.com/?p=9199#comment-111680 Great article, Jeff! Just one nit to pick.

A retired professional machinist who also did a lot of golf club assembly and repair has repeatedly told me that you have to use a reamer rather than a drill bit for this. Possibly even a few (2 or 3) reamers of increasing diameter. It is both a safety issue (less likely to seize up and hurt someone) and a tool life issue. This advice was from Richard Kennedy, whom you may remember; he made probably the best hosel vise for boring.

Comment on Boring Out Hosels – Taper Tip Heads and Crocodile Tears by John Ferguson http://blog.hirekogolf.com/2014/07/boring-hosels-taper-tip-heads-crocodile-tears/#comment-111569 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:36:38 +0000 http://blog.hirekogolf.com/?p=9199#comment-111569 Please allow me to congratulate whoever it is writes those simple down to earth ( not over technical ) comments on club making and repair work. I have been making/designing and repairing clubs for 52 years and do work for several leading golf professionals. A bloke named G.Norman was one of them. I am now semi retired and no longer chase the work but still enjoy doing what ever I have to do for whoever comes along. You people are a great organisation to deal with – keep up the good work !

Comment on What Length Golf Clubs Do You Need? by Faruk http://blog.hirekogolf.com/2007/11/what-length-golf-clubs-do-you-need/#comment-110658 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:35:10 +0000 http://blog.hirekogolf.com/?page_id=187#comment-110658 Thx Jeff.
I will buy a new titleist 714 AP1 from japan but i am @ Bangladesh.
One of my friend will do the needful who is in Japan. Iwill instruct him to do so….

Comment on What Length Golf Clubs Do You Need? by Jeff Summitt http://blog.hirekogolf.com/2007/11/what-length-golf-clubs-do-you-need/#comment-109017 Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:37:44 +0000 http://blog.hirekogolf.com/?page_id=187#comment-109017 Faruk,

I would suggest going to a authorized Titleist dealer and having them fit you for the proper length and lie rather than buying a new or used set off of the web. The Ping chart may have suggested 1/4″ shorter and 1.5º flat. You may find the Titleist fitter may find something different like 1/2″ short and 2º flat. This is why you really have to be fit in person.

If you are a high handicapped golfer, the CB, MB or VG3 won’t be as forgiving as the AP1 or the G-series Pings. As far as the weight of the clubs, that is due to the difference in the weight of the shafts.

Comment on What Length Golf Clubs Do You Need? by Faruk http://blog.hirekogolf.com/2007/11/what-length-golf-clubs-do-you-need/#comment-108164 Sun, 20 Jul 2014 14:54:04 +0000 http://blog.hirekogolf.com/?page_id=187#comment-108164 Dear Jeff<
I am here again. I have changed my mind regarding buying Old Ping Clubs and want to buy Titleist 714 AP1 as it is very forgiving and suitable for high handicapper like me insteed of G series of Ping.
Now i have couple of questions:
1. for my physic what length of club should i buy(5'6.5", 140 Lbs)? for Ping my fit color code was PURPLE.
2. what should i tell my seller about the club i want?
3. Should I go for CB?MB or VG3?
4. There is two type of AP1 714 club in japan 411 gm and 374 gm model. Do u have any idea about that? and My frnd will buy it from a shop @Japan.
With Regards