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There are three main components to a golf club: head, shaft, grip–but what keeps the head from flying off while traveling over 100 mph?  One of the most under appreciated pieces of every club, epoxy!

This video explains a few simple things to pay attention for when using, mixing, or adding things to epoxy as well, as a few tips for those looking to put a few clubs together.

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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. Tony Dyck

    Aug 17, 2018 at 9:40 am

    You were really doing well until you included the shafting beads. A non-necessary item and really a crutch. A proper build does not require shafting beads. Too many people use WAY too much of the crud and end up doing more harm than good trying to hide poor workmanship.

  2. Parts

    Aug 16, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    So it’s not 1:1 mix? That’s dumb. You’ll constantly be left with one part of the mix and having to add the other one. That makes no sense at all. No wonder heads go flying

    • Ryan Barath

      Aug 16, 2018 at 8:59 pm

      Its 1:1 by volume so no epoxy left over.

      Its 10:7 by Mass ( weight ). This is because different liquid had different materials / chemicals and density’s.

  3. Harry Henderson

    Aug 16, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    Make sure you give it plenty of time to cure!! Usually i have to “hide” some of my new builds bc they are too tempting or most the time glue them at night. That way i get distracted the next morning and around lunch time i remember them. Ive learned the importance of not rushing the epoxy and had to run into life fire on a couple driving ranges chasing club heads down.It was usually the 6 iron for some reason.

  4. allan

    Aug 15, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    Re: Quick Set epoxy application. Talking to a technician in a tour van adjusting or building clubs for the pros needing a quick fix in half an hour. He said new shafts in clubheads only took 30 minutes to harden and ready for pro swing forces!!!

  5. Chuck

    Aug 15, 2018 at 11:44 am

    This seems like simple stuff but if you get it wrong, you may see a $300 driver head flying off into the water hazard in front of you.

    Nice job on this video.

  6. Geohogan

    Aug 14, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    best description of two part epoxy ever !

    Have been lucky, eye balling by volume, but will use the digital scale to measure in future. Little known fact.. more people are killed golfing than any other sport..
    clubheads moving 100 mph coming loose are not nice.

    • Mark Harr

      Aug 15, 2018 at 2:51 pm

      “…more people are killed golfing than any other sport.”

      Where in the world did you get that from?

      From latest available statistics from CPSC (link below), Swimming had most deaths (3007), next was ATVs (446) and other off-road vehicles (204). Golf was 7th, with 19 deaths. Factoring in participation levels, golf drops even lower, 9th, at 0.7 deaths per million participants. Top rank was same three in different order, ATVs (79.6), swimming (62.5), and other off-road vehicles (60.0)

      Source: Hazard Screening Report, Sports (minus major team sports), pub 2005. https://www.cpsc.gov/s3fs-public/pdfs/hazard_sports.pdf

      • K Lam

        Aug 15, 2018 at 5:02 pm

        Can’t believe anything you read on the net lol.

      • Geohogan

        Aug 15, 2018 at 10:00 pm

        Did you read the Hazardous report?

        Its reporting golf cart related deaths, only. More fake news!

        • Smith

          Aug 16, 2018 at 9:15 am

          As soon as you drop the “fake news” line, especially after dropping a total BS line about deaths, you’re going to lose whatever shred of credibility you started with.

          Anyway, great video. Always wondered what the shafting beads were all about.

    • larrybud

      Aug 15, 2018 at 2:53 pm

      lol, where do you get that info from? Wanna compare it to base jumping or horseback riding?

      • Geohogan

        Aug 15, 2018 at 9:50 pm

        Google the words “Golf + Accident + Attorney” and you will find 13 million results, as there appears to be an attorney on just about every street corner advertising himself or herself as a personal injury attorney specializing in golf course accidents.

        How many base jumpers are there in the world. If everyone of them died, it wouldnt total the number of golfers killed by lightening every year, not to mention croc attacks. “Lets be careful out there”

    • Ryan Barath

      Aug 15, 2018 at 7:42 pm

      Thanks!

      Its a simple tip, but one that can be very helpful! Have fun building.

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Hidden Gem of the Day: Aguila Golf Course in Phoenix, Arizona

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These aren’t the traditional “top-100” golf courses in America, or the ultra-private golf clubs you can’t get onto. These are the hidden gems; they’re accessible to the public, they cost less than $50, but they’re unique, beautiful and fun to play in their own right. We recently asked our GolfWRX Members to help us find these “hidden gems.” We’re treating this as a bucket list of golf courses to play across the country, and the world. If you have a personal favorite hidden gem, submit it here!

Today’s Hidden Gem of the Day was submitted by GolfWRX member evgolfer, who takes us to Aguila Golf Course in Phoenix, Arizona. The course sits at the base of South Mountain, offering up some stunning scenic mountain views, and in his description of the track evgolfer praises the fair test that the course offers up to players of all levels.

“I love it because the price is always right as a City of Phoenix municipal course. The conditions are usually fairly decent. Also, the course presents a fair challenge to me as a high handicapper and still appeals to low caps. It is easily walkable. Not surrounded by houses, not overly tight or cramped. Designed by Gary Panks. Not overly penal.”

According to Aguila Golf Course’s website, in peak time, an 18 hole round can be booked for $29, with the rate rising to $44 should you wish to add a cart. While, off-peak the price drops to $34, which includes a cart.

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For Tiger Woods’ fans, it’s been over 10 years waiting for his 15th major victory. Even with PGA Tour win No. 80, plenty are already looking ahead to next year’s major.

Looking into Tiger’s performance at the majors in 2018, and more recently the PGA Championship, there’s exciting news for his fans. Tiger briefly held the lead at this year’s Open Championship, only to finish in a tie for sixth. But, it’s his performance at the PGA Championship, when he stormed home for second place thanks to a final round 64, and the recent statistics behind that tournament, that will get his legion of supporters brimming with confidence.

Going back to 2015, strong performances at the PGA Championship have proven to be a great form line for the following year’s major winners. In fact, if you go back further into the records, it extends for several years prior as well. Let’s take a look at recent PGA Championship results and the players that emerged from those performances that lead to major victory the next year.

The 2017 PGA Championship was one of the strongest forms lines in recent years. Justin Thomas won the tournament by two shots, but Patrick Reed, and Francisco Molinari tied for second. Reed went on to win this year’s Masters and Molinari won the Open Championship to capture their first major championships.

At the 2016 PGA Championship, Jimmy Walker surprised the field with victory, but an emerging talent in Brooks Koepka finished tied for fourth and would go on to secure his 1st major in 2017 by winning the U.S. Open. Interesting, Patrick Reed and Francisco Molinari were also just outside the top-10.

The 2015 PGA Championship was won by Jason Day, but current world No. 1 Dustin Johnson finished tied for seventh. Dustin went on to win his first major, the U.S. Open, the following year at the Oakmont Country Club. Also worth noting: Jordan Spieth finished second to Jason Day and went close to winning the Masters the next year only to finish in second place.

Fast forward to this year’s PGA Championship where Tiger finished second behind Brooks Koepka. Is it a sign that his 10-year major drought could end in 2019? And don’t forget, if Tiger has a great chance in 2019, then surely players that finished around him in that tournament, such as Adam Scott, Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas and Gary Woodland, must have high hopes for 2019 too?

All this is true and only time will tell if the tournament form line stacks up.

Anyway you look at the 2018 PGA Championship results, it’s a great form line for 2019, and Tiger could well be in the mix in the big ones next year. With his body coping well with the rigors of the tough PGA Tour circuit, Tiger Woods’ fans can be feeling good about his chances for the 2019 season.

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Hidden Gem of the Day: Boulder Creek Golf Club in Streetsboro, Ohio

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Today’s Hidden Gem of the Day was submitted by GolfWRX member JimGantz, who takes us to Boulder Creek Golf Club in Streetsboro, Ohio. Just 30 minutes from downtown Cleveland, Boulder Creek features over 100 feet of elevation changes, and when you look at the photos of the course, it’s easy to see why this track landed in our hidden gem thread. JimGantz gives us a concise description of the course, praising it for its nice blend of different hole types.

“Conditions are always top notch. Fluffy bunkers, thick-ish rough.  Staff are super friendly. Good mix of long and short holes which is something I like. I’m not a huge fan of playing a course where every par 3 is over 200yds. This track mixes it up.”

According to Boulder Creek Golf Club’s website, 18 holes with a cart from Monday-Thursday will set you back $40, while to play on the weekend costs $50. Seniors can play the course for as little as $25 during the week.

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