Club Fitting Loft and Lie Equipment for the Do-it-Yourselfer
Patrick has received a number of inquiries regarding setting up a new golf club repair/build workshop at home. More and more, golfers want to reshaft, measure, and adjust the loft and lie of their clubs themselves. Another point of interest is the classes Mitchell Golf has available to learn about club fitting, whether it is for your own personal set or to do it for others.
As far as equipment, here is a list of recommended machines for a digital package setup. We also have some non-digital options for irons.
- TourGauge Digital Irons Machine
- TourGauge Digital Putter Machine
- Shaft Cutting Machine with Ferrule Turning Fixture
- TourGauge Swing Weight Scale
- ClubLength Ruler Kit
- DigiFlex 2.0 Frequency Meter
- Graphite Shaft Puller
Replacing pads. When replacing the pads on your shaft puller, please make sure you remove the residue before applying the new pads. We also recommend after you install the new pads to keep the vise in a tight, closed position overnight for them to adhere. It is important to limit the amount of solvent that travels down the shaft as the solvent will break down the adhesive on the rubber pads. When it is time for replacement, here is a link for the replacement rubber pads https://www.mitchellgolf.com/shop/parts/ptgv/pro-tour-grip-vise-pad-set/
Machine maintenance. There are also a few things you should do to ensure your machine’s longevity and performance. Spray WD-40 on black oxide parts weekly and apply high temp blue grease on the threads every three months. The face fixture tape (which protects the clubface) should be replaced when necessary. A roll of this tape comes with your machine for convenience. You can also check out our blog on machine maintenance here: https://www.mitchellgolf.com/clean-and-protect-maintenance-tips-for-your-mitchell-golf-machines/
If you are looking more for a regripping station, the following Mitchell Golf products will get you on your way:
Re-Gripping Station Options
- ProTour Grip Vise (bench or vise mount options)
- Drip Pan
- Grip Tape dispenser
- Build up tape dispenser
Performance Studio: For updates and info on performance school classes that we offer, go to: https://www.mitchellgolf.com/shop/classes/mitchell-golf-performance-school-repair-build-and-fit-clubs/. We will be adding 2022 dates shortly.
When looking at our performance schools, please note that the 2-day class is not required to take the 5-day master class. The two-day will cover your basic repairs, loft, and lie adjustments, and how to use the Mitchell Equipment. The 5-day class goes into more detail on how to build a custom set to specific specifications, swing weight, CPM, length, and loft and lie. We also cover fitting in the 5-day offering. Have questions on setting up a golf club repair workshop, or a club fitting class, talk to our pro Patrick!