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Where Do you Buy your Clubmaking Supplies?


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#1 Konopski2

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 04:01 PM

My buddy andI just started building our own clubs and I was curious where everyone buys their tools and other clubmaking accessories?

We are looking for Ferrules right now and a few toosl that will make the process a little easier.

We appreciate any advice you may have.

Thanks

Adam



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Posted 05 December 2011 - 04:16 PM

Can't go wrong with a lot of the GolfWorks stuff.  I use Cell-Parts for my ferrules (mostly Mizuno and Titleist builds). But I will mention something I found recently.  I was buying my grip tape from GW but this last roll was clearly a different supplier.  I spent too much time trying to separate the backing from the tape and finally pitched the roll.  I bought some from Value Golf that works well.  Have fun!!!

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 05:01 PM

For both tools & supplies here are my three favorites in order of preference:

- GolfWorks
- Golfsmith
- Hireko Golf

Also don't forget to check:

- Mitchell Golf (great machines)
- myOstrich Golf (down for maintenance now).

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 05:03 PM

Actual supplies I mostly buy from golfworks, good quality stuff. Tools like my belt sander/ferrule turner and my bench grinder/buffer I got from Harbor freight tools. Usually pretty cheaply made stuff but you can't beat the price most of the time.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 05:07 PM

Golf Works is great, and I actually prefer their ferrules to cell-parts (although I have to admit the colored ones are pretty cool).  Also, I get my grip tape and solvent from Global Tour Golf and I feel like it's a bit better quality than the stuff from Golf Works.


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Posted 05 December 2011 - 05:08 PM

Golfworks all the way. I just wish they had a better website.
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 07:29 PM

+1 on GolfWorks. Also far and away the most knowledgable staff.


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Posted 05 December 2011 - 08:30 PM

+1 for GolfWorks
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 10:11 PM

I appreciate all of the advice. I am definitely going to get colored ferrules.

Has anyone ever used Vibrant Golf?

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 11:37 AM

The best colored ferrules out there are those from Cell Parts. Vibrant's, in my experiences, haven't always been sized properly. They either need too much turn down or they're just a hair small. Cell Parts build based off OD of the club's hosel.


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Posted 06 December 2011 - 11:42 AM

View PostRookieBlue7, on 06 December 2011 - 11:37 AM, said:

The best colored ferrules out there are those from Cell Parts. Vibrant's, in my experiences, haven't always been sized properly. They either need too much turn down or they're just a hair small. Cell Parts build based off OD of the club's hosel.


This is good to know. Thanks! I think I will end up getting the red ferrules for my irons.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 09:45 PM

J+M Golf.  Great for grips and essentials.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 10:22 PM

For golf ferrules - grail golf - They are on ebay and have thier own website - best price, largest selection

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 06:26 AM

Pace golf in Charlotte NC I have used them fo years usually next day delivery

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 08:30 AM

View Postrommel, on 05 December 2011 - 05:01 PM, said:

For both tools & supplies here are my three favorites in order of preference:

- GolfWorks
- Golfsmith
- Hireko Golf


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Posted 10 December 2011 - 10:16 AM

View PostKonopski2, on 06 December 2011 - 11:42 AM, said:

View PostRookieBlue7, on 06 December 2011 - 11:37 AM, said:

The best colored ferrules out there are those from Cell Parts. Vibrant's, in my experiences, haven't always been sized properly. They either need too much turn down or they're just a hair small. Cell Parts build based off OD of the club's hosel.


This is good to know. Thanks! I think I will end up getting the red ferrules for my irons.

Get a bunch of black ones to practice on first. It takes awhile to get good at turning them. More than likely you will ruin several before you get the hang of it.

Read all you can too.  There is a lot more to building clubs than most think IF you want a truly custom build that plays like a custom build. I thought I was building clubs for the first year until I gained enough knowledge to build my first custom set. Night and day from the "cut", "glue" and "stick" method......

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