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Very much hoping against hope here, but does anyone have any good suggestions for shoring up old, brittle ferrules?

 

It’s such a shame that they start to break up as the old Mac ferrules really are beautiful.

 

I could reshaft with new ferrules but then I’d be messing around with pins etc and I’d risk losing the black section with the serial number on it.

 

Short of magic, I don’t think there is a solution, but if anyone has any thoughts I’d love to hear them.

 

 

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Pretty decent suggestions here but if you did not manage to save them and wanted to play the set I would use some Golfworks 2 piece ferrules

That way you do not have the PITA of pulling pins etc. But I think they only come in short black sizes

Driver--- Honma G1-X Stock Regular shaft

3W Callaway Steel Head UST 65 Pro Force Gold Stiff

2I-- 1980 Macgregor VIP Nike R steel shaft

Irons 4 thru PW 1980 Mac Vip Hogan Apex #2 shafts

SW Cleveland 588 56* S- 400 Sensicore

Putter Old Rusty Santa Fe Bulls Eye fluted shaft

Bag Old Ping Hoofer I had in my stash

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I have wondered this myself. I have not seen, nor tried this but could you possibly tape off the shaft and hosel the best possible and shoot some automotive clear coat on the ferrules? It could add a little bit of protection and some gloss. If they are cracking apart, what could it hurt to try?

Not a bad idea--- I have no idea if it will work or not---- But guess what ? I will find a POS club with a bad ferrule and try it in a couple of weeks. You never know until you try

Driver--- Honma G1-X Stock Regular shaft

3W Callaway Steel Head UST 65 Pro Force Gold Stiff

2I-- 1980 Macgregor VIP Nike R steel shaft

Irons 4 thru PW 1980 Mac Vip Hogan Apex #2 shafts

SW Cleveland 588 56* S- 400 Sensicore

Putter Old Rusty Santa Fe Bulls Eye fluted shaft

Bag Old Ping Hoofer I had in my stash

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I’ve got a set of MacGregor Tourney M75 irons in which the yellow/red/yellow ferrule rings on a few of the irons have started to separate from one another. I first tried sparingly toothpicking some super glue into the gaps between the rings in an effort to keep the rings in place. That didn’t hold for more than a few rounds.

Next I tried using a clear epoxy instead of super glue. And further, to help hold the rings in place from the outside too (belt-and-suspenders method), I wiped a thin coat of the clear epoxy over the rejoined rings. I’ve got a full season in with these irons since then, and all the rings are still holding together.

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