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Putter Identification

Hello, I recently purchased a putter in a oak display case. The putter head is made of brass and I believe hickory or walnut wood. The shaft is also made of a white wood which may be ash it is marked on the head with the word Sun and the number 7 it has the name Rick Calhoun on the wood shaft. It has Neumann Luxury leather grip with a brass end cap. It looks to have some age and to be something that was awarded from a tournament. Do you have any idea as to who made the club or where it was made. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Jim, Akron, Ohio, USA


Sorry. No idea on this one. It does sound like a tournament prize of some sort though.



March 30th, 2014. Read more articles on General.

Ferrule Outside Diameter

Hi, I´m buying ferrules but I don´t know the meaning of “OD” and which one are the most common for irons and woods. Regards.
Oswaldo, Miami, Florida, USA


The term means Outside Diameter. Each hosel has it’s own OD. Ferrule size needs to be this size or larger.



March 25th, 2014. Read more articles on General.

Clubmaking as a Business

Hello, I’m an avid golfer wanting to enter into the business of clubfitting/clubmaking. I would like to have some advice on the best book on the market that treats the topic: the first machines to be purchased, their cost and the tools needed? What is the space that asks for the lab? Such as courses or certificates needed to start? Kind regards.
Alessio, Dimaro, Trento, Italy


This is a nearly impossible question to answer. The best way is to get the clubmaking book from Jeff Summit at and the fitting book from Tom Wishon at These will give you some ideas. You might also want to check out for tools. Basically, you can go as small as part of a room or as big as a store front. Mitchell Golf and Golfworks offer classes. Jim at Golfworks is as good as it gets as an instructor.

Hope this helps.


November 13th, 2013. Read more articles on General.

Fairway Wood Lofts

What degree’s do clubmaker’s use for a 3 wood and 5 wood?
John, Pasadena, Texas, USA


Typical 3 and 5 woods are 15 and 18 respectively.



September 20th, 2013. Read more articles on General.

Selling Used Clubmakign Equipment

Dear Sirs, due to health reasons I would like to sell a used once Mitchell loft and lie machine, Golfsmith shaft extractor used, Golfsmith gripping station pneumatic and still in box and other club making and custom club building supplies. Where can I get this accomplished? Thanks for any help you can provide.
Victor, Lorain, Ohio, USA


The best and quickest place might be eBay or a site like GolfWRX. Additionally, you can check with Mitchell Golf regarding the loft and lie machine.



July 31st, 2013. Read more articles on General.

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