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Is the club maker as important?
This might be a rediculous question, but I have to ask. What this comes down to the cost of having a quality club fitter fit you for a shaft and the high cost to have your club reshafted by the same person. I do understand the cost of doing business, but once again it goes back to my main question. Here is my example.

I recently paid $50 to spend some time with a club fitter regarding a reshaft of my driver. After narrowing it down to one or two shafts he wanted to look at the lie on my irons. After testing my 6 iron, the fitter felt that it should be adjusted and when I rehit the same club afterward I did notice a difference. He matched the rest of my irons so they were all the same lie adjustment and charged me $45 for the change to my 4-PW. I think that $6.42 per club is a little high, but I was not at all upset if it was going to help my game. With regards to my driver though, I had all the info I needed and could have ordered one of the shafts (V2) through Golfsmith and brought it in to my local Golfer's Warehouse and had them reshaft the club for about $25 including grip. So, in the end I would pay about $95 for a reshaft of my current driver. The fitter/maker that I am working with is charging me $125 for the reshaft including grip. I understand that this is only $30 more than a local shop, but is the extra cost worth it? Can the work that is being done justify the extra $30. I in no way can do the work myself, but in the end I will end up paying $175 for the fitting and reshaft.

Am I wrong to question this?
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I'm a little biased :) but here's my take.

 

Firstoff, lets not forget little things like shipping charges and taxes when you order these things yourself but I'm not prepared to do all the math. Lets assume your clubmaker is indeed $30 more.

 

In my thinking, it's difficult to split the two unless your builder is very much in tune with your game....not a usual scenario. The builder must have that knowledged gained from the fitting in order to properly install the shaft.

 

The Golf Warehouse feller really doesn't care what your true specs are, his concern is getting this here shaft into this here head fast and clean. Whether it's a 905S or a R580XD, this shafts goin' in full bore, cut to length, slam the grip and that's it. I've rarely seen good clubmakers stick with a chain store.

 

If your fitter is in tune with your game, which he should be after a fitting session, he'll understand the specs of your current head and how that will affect the shaft of choice and whether that suits your objectives. I don't think people in general realize that it is very much the installation that can make or break the playability of the club. I've seen too many great combinations of head and shaft ruined by thoughtless installations.

 

If your fitter is good, he'll nail the install. I wouldn't expect a cut and glue at Golf Warehouse to be on the same level but you never know. At least with yoru fitter, you have some recourse if the install is botched because he should have no excuses. Just my take....nothing is ever etched in stone.

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i get the damn that repair is a little high comment all the time...but everytime they come back about a week later and say it's the best thing that has happened to them...if i could afford to lower my prices i would but unfortunately the cost of products are increasing significantly...ask any fitter or repairman how much prices has gone up in the past year and a half and theyd say anywhere from 10-20% increase...

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