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Golf club Tune-up

The MGIC GOLF CLUB TUNE-UP cleans, inspects and recommends any repairs required to restore your golf clubs to an as new condition, so you can play your best by hitting straighter, further and with consistently lower scores.  

 

Maintaining Your Clubs - Taking good care of your golf clubs will help them not only last longer, but perform better for you on the course. With a global pandemic keeping many of us at home and playing more golf, now is a good time to roll through the yearly equipment checklist to get your gear in shape. If you don’t have the inclination or time to do this let the MGIC technicians do it for you.

 

Loft & Lie - Use the coming weeks to have the lofts and lie angles checked on your irons and wedges. It sounds trivial, but this is probably the most important tune-up you’ll make all season. the loft on each iron and wedge doesn’t remain static during the life of the set. Depending on how often you play, iron head material, particularly the softer forged carbon steels, will move with regular use across different course conditions (firm versus soft). You will benefit from getting the lofts checked on your clubs regularly to ensure everything is where it should be.

 

The loft gaps between each iron are in place to ensure you can swing smooth and hit a specific shot or distance. Shift the loft a couple of degrees in either direction and you’re suddenly struggling to hit certain yardages. Further, a change in loft can negatively affect how the sole goes through the turf at impact.

 

The same goes for the lie angle, which is usually determined by height, arm length, posture and impact location. If, for instance, you practice a majority of the time on astroturf mats or hard ground there’s a very good chance this will alter the lie angle or how the club sits on the ground. So it’s possible you could be making a good swing and getting penalized because your specs are off.

 

The MGIC team will use industry training and expertise to professionally bend the clubs to your individual loft and lie specifications and will provide a report with quote for any recommended repairs such as replacing ferrules, shafts, heads, grips, etc. 

 

Now is as good a time as ever to purchase the MGIC GOLF CLUB TUNE-UP for the special avid golfer in your life or for yourself. 

Grips - The grips are your only contact with the club, yet they are the most overlooked and neglected item. Grips are exposed to ultraviolet light from the sun, extreme heat in the trunk of your car and dirt, oil and perspiration from your hands. This causes them to get hard and slippery. Studies indicate that 66% of golfers who had new grips in a season saved 3 to 4 strokes per round. This demonstrates the importance of clean, tacky grips to your overall game. Also, the right size grip for your hands is very important, particularly if you suffer from arthritis in your hands or fingers. Your grips should be customised to suit your individual characteristics and needs.

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If your game has progressed and your current clubs no longer suit you, or perhaps never did, MGIC can fit and custom build you a new set, specifically suited to your swing.  You will pay no more than the cost of the new set of clubs, as fitting and building is included. So treat yourself - you deserve it! 

club tune-up service

  • Chart the lie and loft of irons and adjust if out of line;

  • Assess the condition of the grips and recommend improvements;

  • Inspect condition of ferrules and shafts for damage, or corrosion and recommend improvements;

  • Measure the structural orientation and alignment of shafts using computer analysis and recommend improvements for set alignment;

  • Remove rust, check groves; and 

  • Clean the set.

Normally $99

Special intro price 

$49

Every golf club has a sweet spot ... 

lets help you find it!

 

Shafts - Whether it’s a new golf club or a classic favourite, all golf shafts contain structural irregularities in straightness, roundness and stiffness that can cause off-line bending and twisting when you play. When the MGIC Team assess the condition of shafts for structural damage or corrosion, we also measure spine alignment or how the shaft is aligned in the club head. Collin Montgomerie, eight-time Order of Merit winner, believes that "every shaft should be balanced and aligned to put any structural inconsistencies in a plane down the line [of the shaft] rather than across it." This process works on any shaft, regardless of its manufacturer or material - steel, graphite and composite shafts all benefit by substantially improving the shaft's spinal orientation and performance.

 

Aligning the clubs in your set to their sweetest, most balanced orientation, in a plane down the line of the shaft will minimise off-line twisting and bending during the golf swing and at impact. You will benefit by improving impact repeatability or the number of hits on the 'sweet spot' (center) of the club face by up to 51% and reduce shot dispersion by approximately 88%. You will spend less time in the rough, tree line or out of bounds as more shots will land closer to the middle of the fairway. Minimising structural inconsistencies and knowing that every shaft in the set is aligned, balanced and will perform like your favourite also helps your game psychologically. 

 

Finally, MGIC can expertly adjust shaft length and replace damaged shafts with new models. Check your clubs periodically for dents, cracks, rust, pits and other structural abnormalities as these impact your overall performance. If you don’t have the knowhow or time for this, let the MGIC technicians do it for you.

Graeme Trew t/a Murwillumbah Golf Improvement Centre and Murwillumbah Golf Course Driving Range | ABN 28 610 196 057