Lets see how they make our equipment!

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tony Qtony Q Members  221WRX Points: 0Posts: 221
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Ok people,<br />
I've been thinking about something today. I have not been a member here for very long and am intrigued about OEM and the diff. of tour vs retail. One thing I haven't seen is the actual process of making a tour driver, putter, iron ect..<br />
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Do any of you have any vid. or pics of an actual club head being made at a factory? <br />
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Or perhaps a step by step formula to how they(OEM) actually come up with a new idea or concept?<br />
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Wouldn't it be cool to see that?
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  • Jer-JerJer-Jer Members  2949WRX Points: 141Posts: 2,949 Titanium Tees
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    Yeah I would like to see that as well.
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  • kdubyakdubya Members  24WRX Points: 0Posts: 24
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    To make the tour stuff they take the retail club an put a sticker on it with the letters T O U R
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  • 300_yard_drives300_yard_drives Jr. Boomers  1259WRX Points: 163Posts: 1,259 Platinum Tees
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    kdubya wrote on May 14 2006, 11&#58;57 PM:
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    To make the tour stuff they take the retail club an put a sticker on it with the letters T O U R<br />
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    its the placebo affect
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  • pitchmaster1224pitchmaster1224 tour fittings since 1893 Members  1285WRX Points: 114Posts: 1,285 Platinum Tees
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    kdubya wrote on May 14 2006, 10&#58;57 PM:
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    To make the tour stuff they take the retail club an put a sticker on it with the letters T O U R<br />
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    <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/secret.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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  • roboxm3roboxm3 Members  115WRX Points: 60Posts: 115 Fairways
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    If you have a look on the Mizuno golf website there's a link on there showing a guy (Thomas I think) making a wedge up in the tour bus!! Takes him about 5 minutes tops!! And it looks like any other shaft, grip and head to me, it's just made in the TOUR bus!?!?
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  • forrreforrre Members  1007WRX Points: 0Posts: 1,007
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    tony Q wrote on May 14 2006, 02&#58;22 PM:
    Ok people,<br />
    I've been thinking about something today. I have not been a member here for very long and am intrigued about OEM and the diff. of tour vs retail. One thing I haven't seen is the actual process of making a tour driver, putter, iron ect..<br />
    <br />
    Do any of you have any vid. or pics of an actual club head being made at a factory? <br />
    <br />
    Or perhaps a step by step formula to how they(OEM) actually come up with a new idea or concept?<br />
    <br />
    Wouldn't it be cool to see that?
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    From what I have been told, alot of the "tour" items are made in the same way that the retail are made with a few exceptions (Phil's irons and a few other companies). The biggest diff. is going to be the specs of the clubs vs there retail counterparts. The face angel on drivers being square to open vs. closed on the retails. As for irons I do believe and correct me if I'm wrong most companies other than TM do special grinds and stampings as requested for there staff players but the overall way that the club head is made is the same. I do know that TM dose use other foundries for the forging of there "tour" heads and they are milled on the faces. I hope that I am correct with this post and if not then I am sure that there are some others here that can provide the correct info.
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  • tony Qtony Q Members  221WRX Points: 0Posts: 221
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    All I want is some raw cool footage of the business being done. I'm talkin' the actuall process of a raw head done. not the finnishing for players. the actual head making , including the forging or cast process.
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  • GxgolferGxgolfer Site Founder & Co-Owner SF Bay Area, CARules Official, Administrator  27126WRX Points: 468Posts: 27,126 Marshals
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    This is how Miura heads are made:<br />
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    http://www.miuragiken.com/process.html<br />
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    English version<br />
    http://www.miuragolf.com/manufacturing.html
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  • tony Qtony Q Members  221WRX Points: 0Posts: 221
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    That was interesting, the 11 steps of miura irons being made was cool. In fact, I didn't realize that the hosel is made separately and added to the club head afterwards. Didn't realize they were seperate components.<br />
    Very informative. <br />
    thanks.<br />
    any more?
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  • sheppy335sheppy335 TMAG Junkie Members  6498WRX Points: 197Handicap: 19Posts: 6,498 Titanium Tees
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    That was very informative, I have seen how cast clubs are made but never forged.
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    TM M5 Tour 430 9 Mitsubishi Kai'li
    TM SIM Max 15 UST V2 66g
    TM SIM 19 Aldila RIP Alpha 6
    TM TP UDI 2 iron 18 UST Recoil 110
    TM GAPR Mid 4 iron 20 Fujikara Fuel
    TM GAPR Mid 5 iron 23 Aldila RIP 
    TM P790 6,7 Nippon Modus 3 130
    TM P790 Black 8-PW Nippon Modus 3 130
    TM xFT TP 50 Nippon Pro WV115
    TM Milled Grind Black Wedge 54 Nippon Pro Black WV115
    TM Milled Grind Satin 58 Nippon Pro WV115
    TM Rossa Ghost Tour AGSI+ FO-74

    I drop the 2 iron or one of the other UDI's based on course.
  • dcorundcorun Members  371WRX Points: 60Handicap: 13Posts: 371 Greens
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    A very detailed process. No wonder Miura irons are considered some of the best irons in the world. <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/idhitit.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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    Driver - Cleveland Launcher Turbo 10.5* Miyazaki 5R
    Hybrid - Cleveland Halo #2 16* Miyazaki 6R
    Irons - Cleveland CBX 4-PW Miyazaki 6R
    Wedges - Cleveland CBX 50* & 54* Rotex
    Putter - Cleveland Frontline Elevado
    Ball - Srixon Z-Star
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  • tony Qtony Q Members  221WRX Points: 0Posts: 221
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    As Miura are and have been my dream set of irons for the last 3-4 years, I can confirm that I will be getting them in the next month. I have found a place called "Frozen Rope" in England which is located at a golf club called Camberley Heath Golf Club. A friend of me, Christian, who works in the proshop has advised me to be fitted by a chap named Sami. He says Sami seems to be the real deal, having worked with alot of touring pros. and I'm talking top ten players in the world ranking included. In fact, need grinding on your wedges? check this guy out.<br />
    I will post my pics when I get them sweet bats!!!!!!!!
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