Club Building, Club Repair, and Customization
Don’t want a new set? Jacques has the equipment to repair and modify your current clubs.
Did you know…
- your woods and irons can be lengthened or shortened?
- you can change the heads on your shafts?
- you can change the shafts on your heads?
Golf set analysis & adjustment | Cost: $50
- Chart the lie and loft of all irons inset
- Adjust any lofts or lies that are not gapped properly.
- Inspect grips for ware and size and make recommendations.
- clubs with reasonable annual play (30 rounds) should be re-gripped? New and properly sized grips increase distance.
- Inspect shafts for damage
- Check for loose heads
- Clean clubs
You are satisfied with your current clubs but feel that they don’t quite fit. Jacques has the equipment and expertise to repair and customize your current clubs.
Grips are very important and often overlooked. Grips that are worn and slippery add tension to the hands, arms, and shoulders because we have to squeeze tighter.
If you purchased your set off the rack you probably have “standard size” grips. But all golfers don’t have standard size hands.
Studies show that golfers hit the ball an average of 7 yards farther with new and properly sized grips.
- New grips (includes installation) starting at $9.99
- Remove, save and resize grip
- Install grips supplied by the customer
You can replace a broken shaft, steel or graphite, in irons, woods and hybrids
Lengthen and Shorten:
Clubs can be lengthened or shortened to suit your height and swing.
Shaft frequency charting:
The stiffness of your shafts can be measured using a frequency analyser to see if the stiffness is consistent throughout the set. Consistency in the clubs leads to more consistent shots.
Spine align shaft:
Shafts are asymmetrical, that is they are not perfectly round or straight or the same stiffness in the same set of clubs. Most graphite shafts are sheet wrapped. Sheets of graphite fiber and resin (glue) are wrapped around a mandrel. Because of the overlapping, there are structural inconsistencies with each shaft having a “spine”.
These inconsistencies can negatively affect the performance of your club depending on how the shaft is aligned.
To ensure that the shaft is bending in the same direction as your swing, the “spine” is orientated in the clubhead to give it a Flat Line Oscillation or FLO.. In this way, off-centered hits are minimized.
Drill out shaft broken at hosel:
Pull Out Shafts:
Steel or graphite
Loft & Lie Adjustment
If we were all the same height and if we all had the same posture and swing then we could all play with standard off the rack clubs.
The reality is that we are all different and the clubs need to be adjusted for the proper lie angle most of the time.
The other situation that arises is that club heads are made with a tolerance of + or – 1º or more. So if you think you are getting a 64º lie angle for a pitching wedge you may be off by 1º or more either side. This is why the lie angle has to be adjusted to ensure accuracy.
Each iron, wood, and hybrid is designed with a different loft angle and there usually is a 4º difference between each club to ensure that you have an even distance gap from one club to the next. It is common to see a distance gap of 10 yards between each club.
The problem is that club heads are manufactured with a tolerance of + or – 1º or more. So if your pitching wedge is supposed to be 46º it may, in fact, be 45º. If your 9 irons are supposed to be 42º it may be 43º. That’s a 2º difference instead of the normal 4º. This means that there won’t be a normal distance gap between the two clubs. To ensure consistency in distances the lofts have to be checked and adjusted if necessary.
If the head comes loose, it can be re-set.
Swingweight is an arbitrary expression of the weight distribution of a golf club, as measure by a device called a swing weight scale and is expressed in numbers and letters. (i.e. D0, D2, C8). The lower the letter and number the less the head weight will be noticed by the golfer when the club is swung.
Why is it important? There is the head weight feel for each golfer that will allow them to better control their swing tempo. If you better control your swing tempo, timing and rhythm you can hit the ball more consistently.
(More on this in the “Custom Fitting”)
Simply put, counterbalancing or counter-weighting is adding weight to the butt end of the club to enhance the feel and performance of the club, especially putters since it serves as a potential solution to the ban on anchored putters. Counter-weighting can give the putter more stability which will lead to a more consistent stroke. Sergio Garcia, Jack Niclaus and Ernie Els, to name a few, use this method.