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When it comes to ferrules, there can be some custom option limitations. If you attempt to install the wrong size, it’s easy to have them break or be damaged beyond repair during the process. This video specifically addresses installing .355″ taper ferrules onto .370″ taper shafts while maintaining a snug fit and preventing creep.

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Ryan Barath 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.



  1. Andrew G

    Jan 6, 2019 at 12:59 am

    Wow – reached a new low. Unsafe and not even scratching the surface on the topic of preventing creep. Time for WRX to replace the so called ‘equipment experts’ with people who actually know about the topics and have extensive experience.

  2. Mark Doel

    Jan 3, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    Show us how you turn down a furrule…

  3. john curry

    Jan 2, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    Get a basic 3/8ths (.375) course rat tail file. Lock the file horizontally in a vice. Run the inside of the ferrule up and down on the file.

  4. joro

    Jan 2, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    Or, you can just buy some proper size ferrules. The vast amount of ferrules are 370 irons and 335 woods.. This guy is tragic.

  5. Scheiss

    Jan 2, 2019 at 11:52 am

    Just use proper fitting ferrules. Instead of lopping off the skin or my fingers like this. Got it.
    I like having my fingers and the skin and beautiful nails on them.

  6. JuannyBravo

    Jan 2, 2019 at 10:44 am

    Really? Not even a glove while you handle a ferrule that has a reamer bit in it?

    Just use some acetone and q-tips to “ream” out the ferrule and slide it onto the shaft. 2-3 passes and a .335 ferrule is now a .370. far safer than what you just did.

  7. Tony

    Jan 1, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    That might have been the most unsafe thing I’ve ever seen advocated on WRX. Reaming out the ferrule with a high speed reamer – freehand. Can’t believe you would advocate doing something like that without protection. There was absolutely nothing between you and the drill bit. I ream out ferrules all the time, but you’ve got to protect your hands and fingers. One little slip off the ferrule and you could severely damage your fingers. Do what you like off camera, but some dolt is going to watch this, try it and end up missing his skin.

  8. stan

    Dec 31, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    Just what I always wanted to know… happy new year, ferrule fitters

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Club Junkie WITB, league night week 4: Some old, some new



We enter week 4 of Thursday night men’s league feeling a little more confident in the game. BK is hoping to go a little lower and reduce the mistakes out there with these clubs in the bag. Watch the video for the full breakdown of why these clubs are getting the starting nod this week!

Driver: Titleist TSR2 (10 degrees, neutral setting)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana WB 63 X

3-wood: TaylorMade Qi10 (15 degrees)
Shaft: UST Mamiya Lin-Q M40X TSPX Blue 7F5

7-wood: Ping G430 Max (-1 degree, flat Ssetting)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 8 S

Iron: Mizuno Pro Fli-Hi 4
Shaft: Aerotech Steelfiber hls880 S

Irons: PXG 0317 Tour (5-PW)
Shaft: LA Golf A-Series 105 Low (4)

Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM10 (50-08F)
Shaft: UST Mamiya Dart V 105 F4 Wedge

Wedge: Ping S159 (56-10H)
Shaft: Ping Z-Z115

Wedge: Ping S159 (60-08B)
Shaft: Ping Z-Z115

Putter: PXG Battle Ready II Brandon
Shaft: BGT Stability Tour Spec One

Ball: Callaway Chrome Tour X

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Mitsubishi Diamana WB: What you need to know + club build, on-course testing



GolfWRX’s Resident Club Junkie, Brian Knudson, was naturally excited to get his hands on Mitsubishi’s new Diamana WB shaft.

In this video, BK gives you a brief overview of the new WB, builds up a driver, and takes it to the course for some testing.

With the rebirth of the iconic Whiteboard profile, Mitsubishi didn’t just re-issue a classic, but rather infused all the company’s latest tech into a new shaft, paying homage to the original with its quintessentially Hawaiian-inspired stylings. A summary of that impressive roster of technology, below.

  • 80-ton Dialead pitch fiber: Positioned in the handle, Dialead is designed to deliver greater ball speed via better energy transfer.
  • Aerospace-grade MR70 carbon fiber adds additional strength, and 46-ton fiber in angle plies in the tip section reduce torque for tighter shot dispersion.
  • Consistent Feel Design: Engineers target minimal variance across shafts (butt OD, weight, and balance point) to make the fitting process easier.
  • Xlink Tech Resin System: Engineers continue to reduce resin content and increase carbon fiber volume for greater feel without sacrificing strength and durability.
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Club Junkie WITB, league night week 3: Enter the 11-iron



Back by popular demand, it’s BK’s WITB for his third week of league play. Check out the video for the details and WITB logic (such as it is from golf’s most impetuous equipment adjuster!).

Driver: Cobra Darkspeed X (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: L.A. Golf A-Series Mid X

3-wood: PXG 0311 Black Ops

Hybrid: Mizuno ST Max

Irons: Cobra King Tec Utility (4), Callaway Apex Pro (5, 6), Callaway Apex CB (7-9), Callaway Apex MB (10, 11)

Wedges: Adams Idea SW, LW

Putter: Ping PLD Anser 2D

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x

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