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Do they really serve a purpose or just for looks??
Im just curious to opinions of the need for ferrules on your golf club. Do you feel that they really serve a purpose or are they just for a cleaner look? I personally have always like to looks of clubs without them such as the pings and some of the callaways. I have a set of irons that i am fixing to reshaft and have been considering using the little O ring like ive seen on a set of callaways. What do you guys think?? Needed or not? Thanks for any opinions.
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There is a bit of opportunity for a "customized" approach. I just laugh at my old Staff muscle backs and the ~2" ferrule on them.

 

Ha! :friends: I laugh at your 2" (sorry, nothing personal). I picked up an old (1930's) Walter Hagen iron which had at least a 4" ferrule. Try to replace one of those. I like the older Ben Hogan ferrules with the red/white/blue. I know they can be picked up on ebay, as well as others.

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For irons and other steel shafts definately for cosmetics only. For graphite shafts I highly recommend them

due to the fact that they distibute stress along a greater area of the graphite shaft reducing the chance of the shaft snapping from normal use.

Every Callaway driver I have ever reshafted was broke right at the hosel. The majority of everything else I have reshafted was further up, right around the area that a knee, tree or cart may have made contact with the shaft.

 

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