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Maltby by GolfWorks: Any Experience With These Clubs?

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"Shane, you have 2 sets of good clubs, what the hell are you thinking?"

I stumbled across a set of clubs on eBay recently from Maltby by Golfworks. (They have since been deleted by the seller). However, it got me thinking. Is there anything wrong with component companies clubs? It's a lot more inexpensive due to cutting out the middle man, etc. But is it really inferior product? 

I'm actually seriously considering purchasing a full set of their clubs and giving them a try. (Driver down to putter, all 14 clubs).

So my question is this. Has anyone had any experience with Maltby? If so are they any good, or leave something to be desired. Pros or cons. 

Any feedback will be appreciated.

 

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I'm a big fan of Maltby.  I've been buying components and supplies from them for 20+ years.  Most of my bag is Maltby and is likely to remain so.  If there is a difference, in quality, between my Maltby clubs and those of the major manufacturers...it is a distinction that has escaped me entirely.  

P.S.  I built my late father a set of Maltby's.  He did well with them but never got over the idea that they weren't expensive.  That is a common sentiment.  I get it...and I don't get it.  A golf club is a tool.  If it gives good service...that should be sufficient.  

P.S.S.  You might consider ordering one club.  I can't tell whether I like a club, or not, by looking at pictures, hearing about it, or reading reviews.  I'd recommend a wedge...can't have too many of those.

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I have Maltby TS2's (5-PW) in my bad and really like them. The KE4 is good club too and you can easily adjust the weight on it.  I enjoy building my own set and tinkering with the various shafts and swing weights so Maltby components are right up my alley. @Piz has it right when he recommended ordering one club and trying it out. I usually go with a 7 or 8 iron since that's usually the easiest club to hit in my experience.

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I'm going to ask how are the shafts in the ClubPaks for irons? I was going to email or call them about other shaft options. The one-club idea seems like a valid plan to try them out. 

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4 hours ago, Grass Destruction said:

I have Maltby TS2's (5-PW) in my bad and really like them. The KE4 is good club too and you can easily adjust the weight on it.  I enjoy building my own set and tinkering with the various shafts and swing weights so Maltby components are right up my alley. @Piz has it right when he recommended ordering one club and trying it out. I usually go with a 7 or 8 iron since that's usually the easiest club to hit in my experience.

Nice to see another club builder here. I've pretty much gotten out of it but I still do repairs/regrips. As for Malby...I haven't had them in my bag but I did have a few that experimented with and hit at the range from time to time and they were solid. Back when I was obsessed with components the Maltby line was considered top notch and I haven't heard anything recently to change that.

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Anyone of you guys ever dealt with their customer service? Is it any good? It sounds like to me from the few of you who have responded, that Maltby makes quality golf equipment. Maybe down the line, I'll start building my own clubs again. (Don't have access to the equipment anymore to do it.)

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At the risk of sounding like a Golfworks commercial...I've never had any problems with customer service.  I jot down the product numbers and then phone in.  Assembly is free so you'll want to have your specs at the ready if you aren't planning to do the work yourself (flex, length, grip size).  It usually takes about a week for the club(s) to arrive.  

OMT:  While I like the stock (Maltby) graphite shafts; I swap the stock steel offering for DG R300's.  

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All clubs are components consisting of heads, shafts and grips. If a 5 iron is made of steel and weighs around 256 grams it’s a 5 iron. Weather you like the design is subjective. The big OEM companies just assemble components in a mass production facility using commercial grade shafts designed for them. I would say a set of good shafts and grips from Golfworks are equal or superior to factory clubs. Don’t get stuck on name brands.

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16 hours ago, onthehunt526 said:

Anyone of you guys ever dealt with their customer service? Is it any good? It sounds like to me from the few of you who have responded, that Maltby makes quality golf equipment. Maybe down the line, I'll start building my own clubs again. (Don't have access to the equipment anymore to do it.)

It's been a few years but as Piz said, I don't recall ever having an issue with an order.

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I used to use Maltby Irons.  They were great, but for whatever reason, when I wanted a new set I think a year or two ago, I went with Ping.  The KE-4 Maltby Irons were great.  I still use their hybrids (3,4).  I debated their fairway wood (I had a set, wrong flex for me now though) instead of my Titleist also.

I probably am not going to go with their wedges in the next go around, though, as they have very little bounce.

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No experience with them yet. But I may pick up one of their new drivers - the ISO-T.

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On 5/1/2019 at 9:20 AM, deadon500 said:

I have all of the UFW fairway woods  --- there great !!!!!!!!!!!!

Do you think that the UFW fairways are a better option than the KE4 Tour TC or ST-F? I'm a 5.9 Index, I would like a fairway metal that launches high and is easy to hit. Not worried so much about shot shaping.

I think I'm going to pull the trigger and give it a go. I've done my research and have my iron options down to the DBM forged, MMB-17 Forged and the TE forged. I will probably follow the suggestion of trying out a 7-iron and make my decision from there.

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I  got them for the look  at standing over the ball  they just fit for me ..........

On 5/9/2019 at 1:27 PM, onthehunt526 said:

Do you think that the UFW fairways are a better option than the KE4 Tour TC or ST-F? I'm a 5.9 Index, I would like a fairway metal that launches high and is easy to hit. Not worried so much about shot shaping.

I think I'm going to pull the trigger and give it a go. I've done my research and have my iron options down to the DBM forged, MMB-17 Forged and the TE forged. I will probably follow the suggestion of trying out a 7-iron and make my decision from there.

 

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I am also a big fan of Maltby.   Have 3 of their iron sets: blades, game improvement and super game improvement.  Like them all.   Also have their KE4 driver and fairway woods, as well as 3 hybrids.  All solid quality.  Of course, I like Taylormade too, have had Ben Hogans, Haig Ultras, Ping Eye, Titleist and 1Irons.   I see no reason whatsoever not to keep buying Maltby.  I've never hit anything any better (well, that's not a positive statement, but hitting the ball better now than any time in my 60+ years of golf).

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Well I just ordered a set of their KE4 Tour + irons 7-GW. So I will hopefully be able to report on them in a few weeks. I have been eyeing them for some time and finally made the move.

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As component companies go Maltby has a very good reputation for quality components. Back when components were popular with many club builders they were one of the top three companies. You can not go wrong with their product. 

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My very first set of custom built/fitted clubs were components. So was my second set after I got lazy, and allowed some moron to walk off with the first set.

Not sure what brand my fitter/builder/swing pro used for my sets. I just know the quality was just as good as any of the oem name brand clubs on the market.

Their quality, and lower price made them a much better value too. 

Also, being components made it easier for the clubs to be adjusted as needed. 

The only reason I switched from components to an oem brand was because my builder/fitter/swing pro passed away. I just used my swing specs when I purchased an oem set. 

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