How do you build Golf Clubs?
Hi, my name is Eric and I’m the head builder here at KZG Golf and today I want to tell you a little bit about how I build golf clubs.
I want to take you on a tour of what I do when I build your club. Believe it or not, when these heads come to us they are not all the same weight. The first thing I have to do is sort them by weight. I call it weight sorting. Each one of these club heads to be perfect for a fit need to be in 7g increments. If not, you’ll see different performances from every club in your bag. To get the weight perfect, sometimes I have to drill weight out or I have to add weight to it to get that perfect balance of that 7g between each club.
Shafts are no different. They come to us imperfect. It’s my job to find the perfect position where the shaft was put together. If it’s not, it could cause your club to perform poorly. My job is to make sure they all match. The first thing I’m going to is find out where the spine is on the shaft and I’m going to make sure they align properly when I put the heads on. Then I want to make sure the actual head is matched with the head. I want to put the light shaft with the lightest head throughout the whole set to give it consistent performance from the wedge to the driver.
The next thing I’m going to talk about is the flex of the shaft. Because again, I hate to say it, they are all different. What I do is I test the CPMs or cycles per minute before I build a club. To do this, I use a shaft frequency meter that will tell me the exact flex of this shaft.
If I build a 3-iron to a 4-iron to a 5-iron, they all go on 4cpm increments. That’s not what happens in the industry. They just build the clubs; they don’t care if it’s frequency-matched or not. But we make sure that they match in 4cpm increments. This is why club-fitting is really an art. Because you can’t just take any head and glue it on to any shaft and then stick on a grip and do this throughout your set and expect a consistent, performing club. I take it from the head, the shaft, even the epoxy as well as the grip, as being weighed so that every club is perfectly matched. After every club is put together I’m going to check it again and make sure they match throughout the whole set.
The last thing I do is to ensure that your set flows, from the alignment of the grip right down to the labels of the shaft. So whether you pull out a pitching wedge or a 7-iron, it looks and feels exactly the same but more importantly, it performs the same. That’s why custom club building is an art. Thanks for joining me, my name is Eric and I’m the head builder here at KZG Golf.