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Golf-Fi - Club Builders/Modifiers?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

So the last Golf-Fi thread kicked it more than two years ago, here's hoping there's some active players and DIY tweakers on the Board (the latter should be pretty simple!). 

 

I won a sweet Taylomade R1 driver in an outing last week, and it should replace my tweaked-out Cobra S3s. 

 

Being a good Head-Fier and whatnot, I feel a pathological need to change the shaft. What's the current knowledge... Fujikura Motore F1s and Blurs are my wheelhouse, but some of the House of Forged shafts look both interesting and attractively priced (and made in the USA). 

 

Best

 

NK

post #2 of 10

Coming from someone who plays mini tour events a lot. I can tell you  that the shaft of the club is undoubtedly the most important part of the golf clubs.

 

Chances are that you buy that brand new driver for the looks or from the sales pitch but the only way to find out if something is right for you is to test that shaft.

 

Go to any golf headquarters  and try a few driver shafts out. The driver doesn't matter, just try them for the shaft.

 

Things to keep in mind.

 

Shaft stiffness, shaft kick point  and torque.

 

Shafts (especially graphite)  are not created equal. If you ever find a shaft in a club that you love, Keep it like you would an amp and interchange it between your new drivers or woods.

 

enjoy!

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Jfranks View Post

Coming from someone who plays mini tour events a lot. I can tell you  that the shaft of the club is undoubtedly the most important part of the golf clubs.

 

Chances are that you buy that brand new driver for the looks or from the sales pitch but the only way to find out if something is right for you is to test that shaft.

 

Go to any golf headquarters  and try a few driver shafts out. The driver doesn't matter, just try them for the shaft.

 

Things to keep in mind.

 

Shaft stiffness, shaft kick point  and torque.

 

Shafts (especially graphite)  are not created equal. If you ever find a shaft in a club that you love, Keep it like you would an amp and interchange it between your new drivers or woods.

 

enjoy!

Wow, thanks. 

 

Do you have a tour card?

 

NK

post #4 of 10

Haha, 


Unfortunately I do not have my pro-card for the PGA which is the only one that counts.

 

I am professional in the fact that I make money playing golf. 

 

It goes PGA>Web.com tour> NGA hooters tour.

post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 

I'm sure you're quite the player, nonetheless. 

 

I garnered a few "looks" at the range yesterday whilst changing shafts on my S3... Fun! 

 

It is really annoying that there is no standards protocol for golf shafts... "Stiff" does not always seem to be "stiff..."

 

NK

post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 

I'd very much like to revive this thread... There's gotta be some more Head-Fi "athletes" out there, right? :o2smile:

 

Modern golf may as well be a DIY hobby... endless combinations of tweaks. 

 

NK

post #7 of 10

Golf is yet another thing to drain our pockets in addition to audio.

Anyways, many shafts are incredibly expensive, but recently I have been impressed by the reasonably-priced Kuro Kage shafts. Very smooth and balanced.  Disappointments?  Matrix Kujo.  

post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by Jon L View Post
 

Golf is yet another thing to drain our pockets in addition to audio.

Anyways, many shafts are incredibly expensive, but recently I have been impressed by the reasonably-priced Kuro Kage shafts. Very smooth and balanced.  Disappointments?  Matrix Kujo.  

 

Good to know!

 

I've been rather disappointed with the Fujikura Blurs that I've been using (stock)... I swing 106 and can't seem to load the shaft as it's probably not stiff enough at the flex point. I think I'll try the Kuro-Kage X-Stiffs... 

 

NK

post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 

Oh, and the fact that Kuro-Kage means "Black Shadow" is just fantastic.

 

NK

post #10 of 10

Golf's gone soft in the modern era...

 

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