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Callaway Hybrid Adapter Ferrule Help?


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Hi,

 

I have a newer Callaway Hybrid Adapter - the one that fits the Super Hybrid. The problem is that it has a shorter depth then the adapter that was last on the shaft I was using so it doesn't fully cover the unfinished part of the shaft.  Is there a ferrule I could use to extend the adapter/cover this? Any other tips on how to handle this? thanks.

Taylormade M3 8.5* Driver
Callaway Apex 20* Hybrid
Taylormade UDI 2-Iron
Taylormade P760 4-AW w/ PX 6.5
Cleveland RTX-3 55*/60*
Scotty Cameron Pro Platinum Newport Mil-Spec

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The Optifit 3 adapter fits Callaway hybrids and the Epic Flash FAIRWAY woods only. The Optifit 2 fits everything else, so all drivers from the original Epic GBB to the Speed, plus any of the other adjustable fairway woods, although most of their recent fairway options have been designed with a fixed hosel. The Optifit 3 is shorter and “stubbier” than the Optifit 2. 
 

Their is not a factory option that fits a Callaway hybrid with the length needed to cover the shaft prep from a traditional length adapter, so you really only have two options if you’re intending to use the shaft you mentioned.
 

You can use a touch up paint to refinish the prepped shaft area above the adapter, which is the route I’ve gone. It’s somewhat dependent on the shaft graphics and paint scheme/color, but if you go that route, you will definitely want a spray paint. Tape anything above and below the area you want to touch up and go to town. 

 

The other option is using a ferrule that wouldn’t normally be required to cover the excess prep area. 
 

Both options are pretty straightforward and viable, but I prefer the natural adapter look to the longer perception of the adapter with a ferrule. It’s entirely personal preference at that point. 

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