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This video includes a step-by-step guide and some some tips on how to safely and properly remove an adapter from a graphite golf shaft, along with the tools required. Leave your requests for more “how-to” club building tutorials in the comments below, or Tweet them @RDSBarath.

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Ryan Barath is a club fitter and master club builder who has more than 15 years experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour professionals. He studied business and marketing at the Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and is the former Build Shop Manager & Social Media Coordinator for Modern Golf located in Toronto. He now works independently from his home shop in Hamilton and is a member of advisory panels to a select number of golf equipment manufacturers, including True Temper. You can find Ryan on Twitter and Instagram where he's always willing to chat golf, from course architecture to physics, and share his passion for club building, and wedge grinding.

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  1. alanp

    Nov 17, 2017 at 7:24 am

    yes i too was hoping that this was going to be gear for the diy’er. this video is preaching to the choir, ie if you have those tools, you know how to pull a shaft. want to make the “series” interesting? teach us guys at home how to do this with common tools. anyway thanks for posting the vid

  2. Shawn K

    Nov 16, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    Very easily done with a $400 shaft extractor. Lets see him do it with my $39 shaft extractor….not pretty but effective.

  3. Ross

    Nov 16, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Just remember to get the consent form signed before you try and pull the shaft or you’l lbe forced to apologize in 20 years!

  4. Darryl

    Nov 16, 2017 at 8:02 am

    OEM shafts don’t come off with so little heat in my experience.

    I use the “instant” epoxy (5 min set time) and you get nice smooth and easy pulls like that. What’s your opinion on the “weaker” epoxy option over the 24hr stuff Ryan? I just find it easier for building as you don’t have to be super careful with shaft orientation as it sets quick and avoids the overnight creep I sometimes see with 24hr epoxy.

    • Skip

      Nov 16, 2017 at 3:33 pm

      It does with a tip/adapter since they’re usually made of aluminum. the heat is conducted very quickly and the epoxy breaks down very quickly.

  5. CB

    Nov 15, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    I pull it with my teeth.
    You knew that comment was coming

  6. J1987F

    Nov 15, 2017 at 4:45 am

    Some of the ferrules on my irons have moved away from the hosel. Would you recommend this method, using a micro butane torch, to gently heat up the ferrules and move them back into the correct position?

    • Ryan B

      Nov 15, 2017 at 10:34 am

      for getting ferrules to move a torch will be too much. best bet is to just use a hair dryer

  7. chinchbugs

    Nov 14, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Any suggestions if you don’t have a shaft puller?

    • Ryan B

      Nov 14, 2017 at 10:36 pm

      You can pull steel shafts without a puller but if the goal is to re-use the graphite shafts then you really need a decent shaft puller. There are value models that do a pretty good job its just clamping and setup takes a bit longer.

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Bettinardi unveils new BB1 Flow Summer Lovin’ putter

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Bettinardi unveiled a new addition to The Hive at its Summer Social last night, and it’ll have you pining for the days of a certain festival on Max Yasgur’s farm.

The BB1 Flow Summer Lovin’ putter is a new creation from Bob Bettinardi that features the company’s first-ever stainless steel tie-dye PVD pocket insert.

Here are the specs for this truly groovy golf club.

  • Material: 303 Stainless Steel
  • Insert: 303 Stainless Steel Tie Dye PVD
  • Face Milling: Micro Honeycomb
  • Weight: 358 grams
  • Finish: Tour Blast
  • Lie: 70°
  • Loft:
  • Toe Hang: 3/4
  • Grip: Orange Lamkin

The BB1 Flow Summer Lovin’ will be available through The Hive and Bettinardi specialty dealers on Thursday, June 28th.

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Equipment is accurate as of the 2018 US Open (6/12/2018).

Driver: Vertical Groove (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue 60 Tour X

3 Wood: TaylorMade M4 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec 7X

5 Wood: TaylorMade M4 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec 7TX

Hybrid: Exotix CBX (19 degrees), Adams Idea a12 (17 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI-95x Hybrid

Irons: TaylorMade r7 (4-PW)
Shaft: KBS Tour

Wedges: Cleveland RTX-3 (54-14), TaylorMade MG Hi-Toe (60), Hopkins Golf (64)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron Circle T T5W
Grip: Scotty Cameron Pistol

Discussion: See what GolfWRX members are saying about Perry’s clubs. 

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SPOTTED: New Callaway Forged irons… Apex or Legacy?

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Photos of a new Callaway Forged iron popped up in our GolfWRX Forums, and our members are trying to figure out whether they’re going to be replacements for Apex Pro irons, or whether they’re an update on the Legacy series. They could also be X-Forged irons, but since Callaway recently came out with new X-Forged irons, that would be unlikely.

Here’s what GolfWRX Members are saying:

  • elwhippy: A new Legacy iron? Looks a bit Japanese shaped. 
  • mattTHEkatt: Like an X-Forged/Legacy Black mashup. They look powerful. 
  • DTown3011: …gotta be the next Apex!
  • J13: Pics look like a newer legacy black.
  • mgholda: Pics look like a newer legacy black.
  • TheMoneyShot: I thought Cally was going to phase out the Apex name after they released the MBs?
  • john443: A larger cavity in these then the X- Forged… competitor to the 750 and AP3 maybe? …or Legacy Black finally brought to retail…hallelujah. CF16 replacement???!
  • Equipto: These look very sharp, and like thumpers. I don’t care if they are a Legacy Black or Apex replacement, call them whatever… i’ll try them 
  • mrmikeac: Next gen Callaway Apex Legacy? Hmmmm…..
  • Brizam: The Legacy Black might be the best players cavity back ever made.  If they were to become available they’d move straight to the top of the list of clubs to buy for me. 
  • Jourdan M: This is the Apex Pro 

Here are photos of the new Callaway irons we spotted

Previous Apex Pro irons

Previous Legacy irons

Which one do you think the new iron looks like? 

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