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    Posted: 28 February 2008 at 12:12pm
So I have an old set of callys x-14 irons that are in good shape and I need an extra set of clubs to keep in a seperate location.  The last two times I got fit for clubs I ended up with 2 degrees up and 3/4 of in long.  These old callys are straight up off the rack with grips that are too big.  If I regrip them is there anyway to extend the shafts on the grip end or do I have to look at re shafting all of these irons?  If I just bend more up right (3degrees instead of 2) does it kind of get me the same thing? Just trying to be  cheapskate because I am travelling a bunch this upcoming year and I don't want to always be bringing clubs with me, be nice to have some servicable ones at the other location. 
 
Sorry for the ramble, but anyone know what I am trying to say?
 
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So I have an old set of callys x-14 irons that are in good shape and I need an extra set of clubs to keep in a seperate location.  The last two times I got fit for clubs I ended up with 2 degrees up and 3/4 of in long.  These old callys are straight up off the rack with grips that are too big.  If I regrip them is there anyway to extend the shafts on the grip end or do I have to look at re shafting all of these irons?  If I just bend more up right (3degrees instead of 2) does it kind of get me the same thing? Just trying to be  cheapskate because I am travelling a bunch this upcoming year and I don't want to always be bringing clubs with me, be nice to have some servicable ones at the other location. 
 
Sorry for the ramble, but anyone know what I am trying to say?
 
 
I hear ya.
 
You can buy shaft extensions, but if you need to go more than 1.5" on any one shaft, I'd suggest a reshaft (I use 1.5" as the limit for an extension.  Anything more than that, and you risk breaking the extension inside the grip).  Bending the club more upright will kind of simulate a longer club, but only in that you'll have to stand more upright to hold it properly.  Length is length, and IMO you shouldn't be bending lie angles to make up for length that is or isn't there.
 
 
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I was hoping you would reply.  Is that the sight I need to got to there, shipshapclubs?  Is that you or someone you are affiliated with?  Ball park, what would something like that run?  I think I don't need more than 3/4 of in, maybe even less?  I played with these clubs a few times last summer as is and hit it ok, just felt a bit more bend over which isn't always a bad thing.
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ShipShape Clubs is my online presence - it probably won't be much help! 
 
Your local Golfsmith should have extensions - the online shop puts them at a couple bucks per (so $16 for 8).
 
If you get the double ended aluminum extensions, you may be able to cut them in half if you're only going 3/4" (and hence only buy 4).  Obviously new grips will be involved.
 
If you're outsourcing, you should expect to pay for no more than an hour of shop time plus parts (extensions, grips, tape, epoxy).  If you're outsourcing, I strongly suggest going to http://www.danscustomgolfshop.com/registry.html and finding someone close to you to retrofit your clubs to TLT length.
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Thanks LP,
I will check it out, but considering mine and the clubs current N Idaho location I doubt anyone is close to me.  Golf Galaxy??  I heard there is one over in Seattle :)  There are some shops about 50 miles away I will see whats up if there is no one on that web site.  Thanks a ton.  Those irons don't look so bad to my eye and since I won't use them that much I don't really want to give them away for nothing in a trade.
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I think that you can get extension at Golf Galaxy or Golfsmith by mail order as well.  If you have the time and do them yourself mail order may be the way to go.  If you have regriped clubs this is pretty easy.  Cut the grips off, epoxy in the extension, cut to length, and regrip.  The extension need to be ordered for steel shafts, assuming the shafts are steel.  If you were in Chicago I have some extension that I never used that I could give you!
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Thanks Arch, think I got her squared away.  I will be back in the spring a few times and looking to get back out your way to play Old Oak which I discovered at the end of last year
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You should give Big Run a try sometimes.
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You don't have to cut the grips off. If you get a "Duz All" spray you can inject white spirit into the grip (well under the grip along the shaft) and then slide the grip off.
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Thanks for the heads up ti,
I am sending them up to Ben @ shipshap to tlt them.
Arch, I have played it numerous times but it has been a decade since I last played.
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