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Care of Hickory Shafted Golf Clubs - Replica Putters;

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Dos and Don’ts

Do not use ‘range’ or Surlyn/ Ionomer Resin covered balls as they can damage the putter face and ‘shock’ the shaft causing them to split they can also cause cracking of the heads; Use modern soft synthetic cover balls (such as Urethane)

or replica Gutta/ rubber core balls which have a low compression;

Never hit off rubber or synthetic range mats as they ‘grab’ the club head creating stress on the shafts;
Avoid golf carts unless some type of protection is used for the shafts – clubs may bounce and spin round with steel heads hitting the wooden heads and shafts;

Take care when hitting from the rough, deep lush rough can ‘hand-up’ the head to cause the shaft to split;

Do not dry wet clubs by a radiator as this may cause the wood to distort and the shafts to warp- also take care during the winter months not to store the clubs in too heated an environment as this also could cause the shafts to warp

‘Each club is unique in its performance’

Cleaning wooden headed clubs and hickory shafts

Heads can be wiped over with a slighly damp, non-abrasive clean cloth, and then immediately wiped over with a dry soft cloth. Do not apply a solvent based liquid or polish directly to the head as this will dissolve the shellac polish;
Apply regular coatings of linseed oil to the shafts to avoid drying out, particulary when not in use over the winter months;
Cleaning Irons;
Fine Wire wool (grade 000), and regularly coat with light oil