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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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