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      Introducing TST "Clubs!"   08/28/2017

      No, we're not getting into the equipment business, but we do have "clubs" here on TST now. Groups. Check them out here:


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  1. As a retired club builder\shop owner I have tried just about everything and I settled on my rechromed, rebuilt to my specs 1968 Macgregor VIP’s. Smaller, less offset easier to square up, smaller head flies through the rough, decent hit muscle back seams to go farther.
  2. custom clubs vs OEM clubs

    Didn't necessarily mean steel shafts so much but you can go on component sites and find OEM graphite shafts for twenty bucks all day long. You got to know they're getting rid of them and at least getting their money back. OEM'S use taper tip shafts for the most part to save the tip trimming process. Do you think that assembly line weight sorts and frequency checks every shaft, I doubt it. Do any OEM drivers ever tell you the titanium grade they're using( 9-6-4, SP700 etc.). They build a brand which in turn creates a quality image. Do you think a 100 dollar North Face fleece works better than a 20 dollar one from penny's. as a 20 year ( now retired) golf shop owner I bet I played every brand golf club known to man.
  3. custom clubs vs OEM clubs

    Respectfully disagree a bit. If a five iron is made of stainless steel ( or in some cases forged carbon steel), weighs what it is supossed to, uses a quality shaft and grip and is the proper length and lie it is a great five iron that works perfectly. If anything OEM companies tend to use commercial grade shafts that have the same name as top brand shafts but are produced at a cheaper price and quality. The only real difference between a properly built component and an OEM is the price (OEM'S must recoup tremendous marketing budgets) and the brand name status that many golfers just can't live without. If your buying anything and the main motivation is reselling it your buying priorities are off.
  4. If you're hitting a pitch wedge 125 it's probably a modern set that tends to have about a 45 or 46 degree pitch wedge. That's a 10 degree gap to get to your sand wedge. Get yourself a a gap wedge ( 50-52), and a lob( 58-60). Check out diamond tour golf. They have components or pre builds, good quality and a lot of choices for about 40 bucks a club.
  5. Cheap Ball Conundrum

    The price of golf balls has nothing to do with how they preform for you. 80 per cent of pro v1 users don't have the swing speed or skill to get the most out of that ball but they are "brand name posers". If you can't hit a shot 6 feet from the pin why in the world do you want it to stop dead. If you're good enough to hit it 10 feet over the pin and back it up you should be good enough to hit it 10 feet short and roll it up. Use a ball you like and don't wort about the price or brand name.
  6. All the companies want to make shoes out of cheap materials and sell them as " hi tech materials". If they use any leather it's small strips and scraps.they are making a fortune. Good shoes should be leather.
  7. I suggest Wilson Zip or Wilson 50. Soft lively as slower swing speeds and priced right.
  8. New component clubs

    Ya, they bought Dynacraft quite a few years ago. I just can't beleive a whole segment of the golf industry just dissapeared. I got to thinking of about 20 other companies I did business with.
  9. As a long time club builder I can't help but notice that just about all of the component companies have all but stopped putting out new club heads. I used to love the first of the year to get my new catalogs from Golfsmith, Golfworks, Dynacraft, Pro Swing, National Golf, Hireko, Bang, KZG, SMT and I can name 10 more. Only Hireko puts out new stuff and now they don't do much. What happened?