June 2010 The Clubmaker Report
Sponsored by Aldila Voodoo and Tacki Mac Itomic Golf Grips
Itomic Grips from Tacki Mac
  Itomic Golf Grips
Sponsor Tacki Mac's colorful new ITOMIC grips are not like traditional rubber grips. They are made from a proprietary blend of elastomeric materials that are very tacky with a super soft (but firm) feel. This revolutionary blend of thermo-forming materials is both very durable, and high performing in all weather conditions. ITOMIC grips maintain their tacky feel and new look for years by washing them with warm soapy water.

The new Itomic grips are available in black, white, red, or blue and in a new wrap style. Follow the link below to order Itomic grips direct from Tacki Mac.

2010 Clubmaker Convention
  AGCP Membership Special!
The Association of Golf Clubfitting Professionals are announcing their 5th annual convention and are offering a great membership offer. The information of the convention is below: RT-5 - The 5th Annual AGCP Roundtable Education Conference & Clubmaker Convention DATE: September 29, 30 - October 1, 2, 2010 SPECIAL OFFER: $1.00 AGCP Membership for 2010 LOCATION: The Historic Columbus Irons Works Trade & Convention Center Columbus, GA HOW TO GET THE SPECIAL PRICE: Register for the Convention and get an AGCP membership for the remainder of 2010 for only $1.00

They do a great job training and educating clubmakers and are longtime sponsors at Clubmaker Online. If you're interested in joining, contact at the phone number below or through their web site. AGCP 5045 Milgen Court - Unit 12 Columbus, Georgia 31907 706-324-7490

Geek Golf Goes All The Way
The Head Geek chewed me out two weeks ago for not mentioning their fantastic showing at the recent Long Drive Championships in Sweden. He threatened to send a bunch of huge Swedish longdrive guys to my office and break all of my golf shafts so I'm making good on my promise to let you know about Geek's achievement.

For the first time in the history of these championships, Geek took first in all four divisions, an impressive showing. The Geek clubheads are used by the longdrive guys because they're long, low spin, and they hold up to the extreme stresses placed on the clubheads by these competitors.

Even though the longdrive guys use them, they offer the same great performance to those of us with more down to earth swingspeeds. They've got several models, the DCT (3 of the 4 Champions used this one), the Failsafe III, and the LB130, nicknamed "Little Bastard". The LB130 is basically the DCT with a super hot clubface and hot rodded paint job (color matches the Aldila DVS and Voodoo perfectly) available in 9, 10.5, and 12 deg lofts. The "LB" can't be used for USGA events or USGA handicapping but it can be used to really tick off your friends as you blow your drives by them.

Please keep the Swedish Longdrive Team from my doorstep and check out the Geek clubheads at the link below. Happy to sell as a component or assembled with your favorite shaft. Send me a note for a quote.

Project X Graphite Wins at Memorial
Another great showing last weekend at the Memorial tournament. The winner had the new Project X graphite wood shafts in his driver (X6A4), fairway (X7A3 and X8A2), and Project X steel in his irons. The Project X rep joked on their Twitter page that they "should make him a putter shaft".

Here's some information on the Project X graphite: features a unique tapered design that maximizes a player's distance through the precise integration of frequency, weight distribution and launch profiles. The new shaft combines a stable butt section with a constant taper bend profile and reinforces the tip with two additional wraps of super high modulus graphite in the lower third of the golf shaft. The result is a reduction of spin by up to 500 RPM more than other low-spin Tour model competitors.

The Project X graphite shafts are available in woods and hybrids. I've got the ProjectX in my hybrid and it's excellent. Very stable but still a smooth feel. Most of the wood models are for heavy hitters (6.0, 65. and 7.0 flex) but I can also get 5.0 and 5.5 flexes, email me for information on the softer profiles.

Alpha Clubheads
Those of you that like to build your own clubs owe it to yourselves to check out the Alpha Golf line of components. They're used by Champions Tour players, Longdrivers and many golfers looking for premium golf equipment.

I've updated my Alpha pages with most of their wood and fairway line and I can also get their irons as components. Happy to build a driver, fairway, hybrid, iron, or wedge set for you, send me a note and let me know what you're looking for.

Hot Shots-Aldila RIP
The wait is nearly over. The Aldila RIP shaft is supposed to ship around July 1st. I'll have pricing in a week or so. This promises to be one of the hottest shaft releases of the year. Send me a note if you'd like me to email you with pricing as soon as it's published.

The RIP has been available to Tour pros and they've responded with Tour victories around the globe. Aldila tells me, "RIP is Aldila's new shaft technology that provides a lower torque, increased tip stability and better tip stiffness control"

There's a picture of the shaft at the link below and you can see the beautiful RIP staff bag that a lucky Clubmaker Report reader won earlier this spring.

Aldila Voodoo
  Aldila Voodoo
Free shipping continues on the Aldila Voodoo NV and Voodoo VS shafts. Link below What sets the VooDoo apart from other shafts is its patent pending S-core, or stabilized core, Technology designed to increase distance and provide outstanding accuracy with each swing. The real "magic" of the VooDoo is the high modulus carbon stabilization rib running the length of the shaft. "Our S-core Technology dramatically stabilizes the shaft's cross-section through the use of an internal carbon-fiber rib system," said John Oldenburg, Aldila's Vice President of Engineering. "The innovative rib structure increases hoop strength/stiffness so much that it is 80 percent greater than conventional graphite, and up to 60 percent greater than competitors' attempts at cross sectional stabilization." Visit the Aldila Voodoo Web Site here http://aldilavoodoo.html . For a chart showing launch and spin characteristics of the entire Aldila line, go here http://www.clubmaker-online.com/products/aldila.launch.html

If you're looking to upgrade the shaft in your hybrid, you might consider the Aldila Voodoo (link below). Same S-Core technology as in the wood shaft that, according to Aldila VP of Engineering, John Oldenburg, " resists shaft ovaling and deformation during the swing, which maximizes energy transfer to the ball and yields unparalleled distance and accuracy."


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