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Maltby/GolfWorks has basically three parts to its operation.

First, it serves as a wholesaler and retailer of standard golf components such as shafts, grips and golf shop assembly hardware and related materials. They handle wholesaling for True Temper, Mitsubishi, KGB and most major shaft makers, as well as some Maltby in-house shaft designs. (Note: They do not handle proprietary shaft models custom made for a specific OEM club model - no Callaway-only or TaylorMade-only shafts).

Second, it produces component heads for all categories of golf clubs. They do all their head design in-house. You can got direct-to-customer to them and have them build the clubs for you, or you can get the components and do it yourself. Related to head design is testing of OEM irons and shafts to get the Maltby Playability Factor ratings.

In our area, if you want a reshaft, smaller golf shop will often have you order the shafts and grips from GolfWorks and bring them to the shop once they arrive.

Third, it has basic through advanced training on club and shaft fitting, assembly and repair. Along with brand specialty schools offered by OEM such as Callaway and TaylorMade, the GolfWorks Academy is a major source of professional training in this area.

I attended the basic three-day fitting, assembly and repair course in 2012. Half the class were OJT industry pros, the other half (including me) were golf hobbyists who wanted to learn more about working on clubs.

As far as Maltby-component clubs, they are durable and can undercut the major club manufacturers by 25-50% on cost. Only drawback: resale or trade-in value is not very high, outside the Maltby users community.


History note: Golf Galaxy bought the Maltby/GolfWorks operation in 2006, and Dick's Sporting Goods bought the Galaxy operation in 2007. Original owner and designer Ralph Maltby is largely retired.

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