New Shaft or New Club?

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Sekiro

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To cut a long story short this happened the other day...

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So, would it be better to take it to American Golf for reshafting? Or do I just buy a replacement iron from eBay for around £40-50?
 

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Wow, good work right there! When the same happened to me, twice 😬😳, I sent the head back to ping to be reshafted as it was cheaper than buying a new iron and I kept the same spec as the rest of my irons.
 

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Any particular reason American Golf is not a good idea?
I'm not sure any of the AG's ive been into would have the equipment.
If you can't find a local pro/ club fitter then there are inline services but would incur additional postage
 
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Sounds like the full club at £40 is the best option then? As looking at a shaft replacement online the postage and fitting is already getting close to that without buying the appropriate shaft.
 

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Any particular reason American Golf is not a good idea?
They are really just interested in selling stuff. A club pro who does club repairs and modifications will be more likely to fit the shaft properly, in my opinion.

A pro can probably identify the shaft for you, and if it is a branded one, identify one closest to it, and may have one in the workshop.

Do you know what the shaft make and model is? Or what model is the club?
 
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The shafts a stock Cobra King F7 One Length (True Temper - 107g - Regular Flex - 0.370 Tip - 37.25”).

I’ve dropped it in for a local pro to take a look at, but I have a bad feeling that it’s going to cost me far more than the eBay replacement club price... wait and see I guess
 

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The shafts a stock Cobra King F7 One Length (True Temper - 107g - Regular Flex - 0.370 Tip - 37.25”).

I’ve dropped it in for a local pro to take a look at, but I have a bad feeling that it’s going to cost me far more than the eBay replacement club price... wait and see I guess
If he quotes you a big number, just say that it isn't worth that to you and do the ebay thing. At least the shafts are all the same length.
 
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I agree with the comments above and would add that if the pro has any issues of getting the shaft then he'll be able to contact Cobra who I imagine may have some in stock. I don't think AG are interested in club repairs and so if there were issues sourcing the shaft they wouldn't bother or it'll take a long time to sort.
 
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I agree with the comments above and would add that if the pro has any issues of getting the shaft then he'll be able to contact Cobra who I imagine may have some in stock. I don't think AG are interested in club repairs and so if there were issues sourcing the shaft they wouldn't bother or it'll take a long time to sort.
Yeah AG didn’t want to know and advised a local pro who would be better suited to complete the repair (at least they were up front and honest about it).
 
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