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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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GolfWRX Spotted: Titleist TSi hybrids seeding at The American Express

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To say Titleist has been having success with its TSi metal woods and T-Series irons would be an understatement. Just this past week, the TSi Series drivers were the number one driver at The Sony Open, and in more than one event during the 2020 portion of the PGA Tour season, they swept all major equipment counts from drivers all the way to wedges and putters.

(Image via Titleist)

Now, building on the success of the TSi series, Titleist has just launched its newest TSi hybrids on the PGA Tour at the American Express in La Quinta, California.

TSi2 hybrid from address

Titleist looks to be following the design principles of the TSi series with the TSi2 being a wider-soled hybrid intended to help increase launch while the TSi3 is more compact and also included the same SureFit CG (center of gravity) track that can be found in the TSi3 driver and fairway woods.  

TSi3 hybrid from address

TSi3 hybrid sole

The hybrids will also continue to utilize the SureFit adjustable hosel to fine-tune lie and loft and help golfers dial in ball flight.

We don’t have the full technology story yet, but based on the success of the previous generation hybrids both on tour and with regular golfers, we can expect Titleist has pulled out all the stops to achieve maximum performance.

See what golfers are saying about the TSi hybrids in the forums. 

 

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GolfWRX Spotted: Aldila Ascent shafts at The American Express

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The PGA Tour is back on the mainland and on the west coast this week at The American Express being played at PGA West in La Quinta, California.

That’s not too far from Carlsbad where a majority of the OEMs in golf reside, which also makes it the perfect place to show off some of the latest technology and components to tour players—including shafts.

This week, we spotted the all-new Ascent shaft from Aldila, which judging from the finalized graphics, could be available soon in the retail market.

We reached out to Aldila and parent company Mitsubishi Chemical to get the details on the new shaft and what makes it different from others currently available on the market, and here’s what we know

  • The new Ascent shaft is designed to help golfers increase their ball flight apex while still offering lower spin performance and stability.
  • The shaft uses unique tungsten-infused prepreg to focus mass towards the tip which in turn improves ball speeds and stability while also maintaining feel.

The shaft also features what Aldila is calling an Impact Stabilization Zone—a section of increased stiffness, which, as the name suggests, helps stabilize the head towards impact. It is designed to pair with the heavier tungsten prepreg at the tip to create an active yet stable shaft that promotes launch while maintaining accuracy.

Shaft specs, pricing, and availability

We don’t have confirmation of the retail availability or the pricing of the new Ascent shaft from Aldila, but we do have the spec sheet, which gives some insight into the options that this shaft will be available in.

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GolfWRX Classifieds (01/18/21): Putters! Olson, Bettinardi, Odyssey EXO

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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 ChiChi – Olson Putter

This milled, copper insert beauty of a putter is gonna set you back, but for good reason: It’s one of a kind.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Olson Putter

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Made in America and ready to roll the rock for you.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Studio Stock

Member codeman – EXO Marxman

Need help with alignment and better roll? This Odyssey EXO Marxman is packed with tech to help you putt better—and is also priced to move.

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

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

You can also follow along on Instagram: GolfWRX Classifieds

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