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WRX Spotlight: Boyd Blade & Ferrule Co. ferrules

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Product: Boyd Blade & Ferrule Co. ferrules

Pitch: “Since the development of plastics, ferrules have been the final custom touch on a set of clubs. Many of our designs are based in classic patterns but with some twists and splashes of color. When you install BB&F Co. ferrules on your clubs, you’re dressing them with the finest ferrules available and celebrating the rich tradition of classic golf club design.”

Our take on Boyd Blade & Ferrule Co. ferrules

As gear junkies, we love to customize our clubs — stamping, grip sizing, paint fill — the list can go on and on. One of the last pieces to any club build, and my personal favorite part, is the ferrule. And when it comes to ferrules, there is only one name to trust: Boyd Blade & Ferrule Co.

Patrick Boyd, based on his own self-admittance that over the years he got a bit crazy designing and stockpiling ferrules, made the choice at first to just sell through some of that collected stock going all the way back to Scratch Golf. It was a simple Instagram account and the commitment to unique designing, as well as using premium materials, that caught the eyes of club builders and gearheads alike — myself included.  Sure, premium materials sound like something reserved for titanium or carbon steel, but quality plastic in a ferrule can make all the difference. I’ve personally worked with and pulled apart enough clubs to see the absolute worst, from poor dimension quality, and plastic so brittle every third one cracks upon installation, there is great value in paying for quality for both the builder and end consumer.

What started as a business directly through Instagram, Boyd Blade & Ferrule Co. now has developed into a very clean and easy to use website: BBandFco.com that is constantly being updated with new designs. The prices are reasonable, considering it’s a one-man show offering the best the ferrule business has to offer.

In golf, with the emergence of boutique manufacturers offering everything from small-batch putter designs to one-off custom divot tools, the issue for many is that, although these items are extremely high quality and very cool, they do cost a lot and are often out of reach for the average person. Either that or because of their limited nature, when these items do go on sale, they sell out so quickly that even people that can afford them miss out. Well, with BB&F Co. you never have to worry about that because…well, they’re ferrules, and even at the top-end, you’re only looking at around $40 to do your whole set (plus the cost if you have to pay a builder obviously).

Some BB&F Co. FAQ

Will these ferrules help lower my score? NO

Will these ferrules help fix my poorly fit clubs? NO

Will these ferrules correct for my slice? NO

Will these ferrules make me look cooler? If you are wearing socks with sandals or just golf sandals 100 percent not a chance

Will these ferrules improve the look of my clubs? HECK YES!! Golf is a game and should be fun — have fun with your clubs.

With so many design options, and armed with the knowledge that you are buying a quality part to give your set of irons, wedges, or even a hybrid (something I decided to try recently) that last little extra fun factor to make them stand out, you can’t go wrong with ferrules from BB&F Co.

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Ryan Barath is part of the Digital Content Creation Team for GolfWRX. He hosts the "On Spec" Podcast on the GolfWRX Radio Network which focuses on discussing everything golf, including gear, technology, fitting, and course architecture. He is a club-fitter & master club builder with more than 17 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. He is the former Build Shop Manager & Social Media Coordinator for Modern Golf. He now works independently from his home shop and is a member of advisory panels to a select number of golf equipment manufacturers. You can find Ryan on Twitter and Instagram where he's always willing to chat golf, and share his passion for club building, course architecture and wedge grinding.

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  1. 2putttom

    Mar 14, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    nothing like a good looking ferrule to spice it up, and give it a personal touch

  2. Bob

    Mar 14, 2019 at 7:36 am

    I’ve been doing custom ferrules for many years. They help me love my clubs when my game isn’t lovable. But def a luxury item for equipment tweakers and gearheads. (I have my own Steelclub bending machine too for when I know my lofts are wrong and I’m sure it’s not my game.)

  3. Tim Smalls

    Mar 13, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    $40 for 10? Cmon man, that’s $4 per ferrule, plus shipping, these are the cost of Pro V’s. Really?

    • George MaHarris

      Mar 14, 2019 at 12:16 am

      If you took the time to read the shipping description of any item, you would see that shipping is included in the price for everything listed.

      You pay how much for a custom set of clubs these days, what’s $40 in the grand scheme?

    • Craigie73

      Mar 14, 2019 at 3:17 pm

      What’s $4 per fertile really? I’ve got these and the quality is superb. Like Ryan said I’ve used some crap over the years and these are the best plus they look cool

  4. Fggt

    Mar 13, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Any rainbow ones?

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Making golf easier: Single length vs hybrid irons? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing directions to take to make golf as easy as possible. WRXer ‘SugarLandGolfer’ kicks off the discussion, saying:

“I see two paths to make the game easier:

1) Hybrid irons with shafts to keep the flight down

2) Single length irons

I did a demo day with Cleveland recent and tried the launchers with i95 steelfiber shafts, and they felt amazing. Only hit the 8 iron, and it felt like hitting the ball with a sledgehammer. However, I’m still concerned about the longer clubs. Hence single length.

If you were making the easiest to play set, which direction would you go, and why?”

And our members have been having their say on the matter in our forums.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • NoTalentLefty: “Lessons for sure, but there are a few ways to do it. Hybrids for the 3 thru 5 6 or 7 irons is also a way. Offset in irons and hybrids, fairway woods, etc. Single length, as you say. It’s a great thought, but the only way the game got easier for me was golfing a lot. Then as I got older and was familiar with the swing, I filled in what clubs to play. I’m 60+ now and the only club I never Been comfortable with since the advent of the 400+ CC head Is the driver. Godspeed on your search.”
  • dlygrisse: “I like the idea of going shorter steps between clubs, say 1 /4 to 3/8”. I believe some custom fitters think this is the way to go. I’ve also seen sets where the short irons are say 8-LW at 36” than the 5-7 are 37” and the long irons or hybrids are 38”. I’ve always wanted to try a similar set.”
  • jomatty: “If you wanted something super easy but not hybrids, I would look at the Cleveland uhx. I’ve got a 20 degree 4 iron, and it is very easy to hit. Going to a Cleveland launcher style club does make it a lot easier t9 hit the ball in the air and make solid contact. It has really helped my wife and is something I would consider.”
  • pinestreetgolf: “Neither one. It’s like asking us which is easier to put on, a small shirt or an XXL shirt? Well, it kinda matters what size you are. Your swing determines which is “easier”. The question itself belies a fundamental misunderstanding about how to shoot a low score, and that is correlating golf and golf swing. Your basic question is “which of these clubs makes playing golf swing easier” when that has relatively little to do with your score. Golf is a game of decisions. It is much closer to chess than tennis. You score lower when you make better decisions. Mechanics and equipment help (a lot) but they do it inside the context of an overall game and the way you swing. There is no objective answer to getting better except figuring out how to get the ball in the hole in fewer strokes. There is no answer to this question.”

Entire Thread: “Making golf easier: Single length vs hybrid irons?”

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What GolfWRXers are saying about the single best piece of equipment they’ve found lately

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In our forums, our members have been discussing their latest great find in the equipment department. WRXer ‘Double Dodger’ kicks off the thread with his choice of The Grip Master’s perforated leather grips, saying:

“They are amazing! I play without a glove and have psoriatic arthritis and have never felt a grip like this before. No issues whatsoever with slipping. No issues with harshness.

I have played about 30 rounds and see absolutely no wear at all, and the tackiness is unbelievable.”

And our members have been discussing the piece of equipment they’ve found in the last year that has changed their game.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • uglande: “Ventus Blue shafts.”
  • NoTalentLefty: “The Callaway B21 Fairway woods. Got the 3 and is it easy to hit.”
  • spring7: “I am not sure I have been happier with more clubs in my bag at any single time, and I have been doing this a long time! Cobra Speedzone Extreme Yellow HzDRUS Smoke – Longer and straighter than anything I have hit! TEE EXS Pro 15* Tensi Orange- Still honeymooning, but amazing off the tee and fairway, bad swings are punished though. Callaway MD5 Jaws 54 X Grind, perfection every way.”
  • Pepperturbo: “My most exciting find has been 620MB’s irons, specifically PW, 9i but 7i at 150yds uphill. It’s like aiming and shooting at a target and the ball sticks. Second best has been Ventus Velocore shafts. They be keeping this ole man in the game.”
  • mizunotps: “G410 plus driver. Really easy to hit.”

Entire Thread: “Single best piece of equipment you’ve found lately?”

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GolfWRX Classifieds (9/30/20): Miura heads, Cobra combo set, Odyssey Triple Track Ten

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At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment for the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball, it even allows us to share another thing – the equipment itself.

One of the best ways to enjoy equipment is to experiment and whether you are looking to buy-sell-or trade (as the name suggests) you can find almost anything in the GolfWRX BST Forum. From one-off custom Scotty Cameron Circle T putters, to iron sets, wedges, and barely hit drivers, you can find it all in our constantly updated marketplace.

These are some of the latest cool finds from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

Member Pit – Cobra forged combo set

Be the King of your next foursome with a sweet new set of Cobra King forged combo irons.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: King forged combo

Member Davo32683 – Miura TC201 heads

For all you club builders out there, here is your chance to build your very own set of Miura irons, and if you are in need of some shafts, this listing has those too!

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Miura Heads

Member RFC – Odyssey Triple Track TEN putter

If you struggle with alignment, this is your ticket! The Odyssey Triple Track has a proven “track record” (yeah, I went there) of helping golfers line up better and sink more putts.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Triple Track putter 

Remember that you can always browse the GolfWRX Classifieds any time here in our forums: GolfWRX Classifieds

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