Practical Things to Know About Custom Made Golf Clubs
You can have golf clubs custom-made for you at some golf shops. These clubs are made with heads that are not from the major manufacturers but, for the most part, they have the same types of shafts and grips made by the most popular grip-makers.
Clubs can be made to fit your various requirements and often cost less than a brand-name set of clubs. This is a good choice if you do not mind playing with clubs that do not have a big brand name on them.
You could build the clubs yourself. Components are sold at many places, along with instructions on how to build your own set. It is not that hard to do, but you will need several pieces of equipment and supplies to do it.
For starters, you will need a vise, rubber shaft clamp, epoxy, a shaft cut-off wheel to trim the shafts, grip tape, grip solvent to install the grips, very coarse sandpaper to rough up the tips of the shafts (so that the epoxy will bond properly with the steel or graphite), heads, shafts, grips, protective glasses to avoid eye injury (from grip solvent, epoxy, etc), paper towels, some sort of pan to collect excess grip solvent.
That is a basic list. How much you require depends on how many clubs you want to make and whether there are other things you want to add to the clubs. Generally, use graphite if you want light clubs, especially in the driver.
If the total weight of the clubs is not important to you, it is good idea to use graphite shafts in your woods, but lightweight steel shafts in your irons. This is the best combination for distance and control.
If you can’t afford top of the line clubs, there are a couple of alternatives for you:
1. Buy used clubs.
2. Build you own clubs. Go to one of the club component suppliers for supplies and instructions on how to do it.
3. Re-grip your current clubs with new grips. Most golf stores provide this service, or you can do it yourself.
4. Buy yourself a top-notch glove. This combination will make your clubs feel much better because the grips and glove will feel more “tacky” and the clubs will be easier to control.
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