What is the process of forging golf clubs?
And in the process of forging a golf club, the grain structure — the internal structure of the metal — is further condensed. … [Forging is] really the most time-consuming and expensive way to manufacture golf clubs … with cast, you’re taking something liquid, pouring it into a mold, and then it’s cooling in that mold.” 2.
Do forged golf clubs need to be chrome plated?
Most forged iron clubs made of mild steel, will need to be protected from rusting, which requires a layer of chrome to be deposited on the head after the grooves have been milled, rolled or stamped into the face. Some clubs are forged but made of stainless steel, which do not require chrome plating.
What’s the difference between cast and forged golf clubs?
Boyd says: “There’s kind of a tradeoff with both as far as manufacturing. You have a bit more flexibility with cast as far as what you can do with the tooling. It’s a lot simpler to tool and a lot less expensive to tool and produce cast golf clubs. When you’re forging … you have several dyes that you’re going through in the process.
How to identify a golf club?
The Golf Club Identification and Price Guide II by Wilson and the GolfWorks is very helpful in identifying the exact year a club was made and also has some interesting golf manufacturer’s history. The Ironfinder Scrapbook by H H Jones has numerous pictures identifying various different irons woods and putters.