I stripped the oil pan on my old motorcycle by turning the torque wrench the wrong way because I was looking down at it vs laying on the ground and looking right at it... So that's a hard no to club work
If I had the tools I would love to handle my own club work (re-grip, change shafts, L/L/L adjustments, swingweight adjustments, etc), but for how infrequent I currently make those adjustments it is not cost effective to make the capital expenditure on the tools.
Yes, I would definitely do it. I just don't want to invest in all the tools. I am going to get a vice and a club holder t start doing my own grips though. I used to do that when I was a teen working at a golf course so I already have the skills. I also have an air compressor so I would be interested in doing the blown on variety.
I have and I’d continue to do so if I had a more legit set up and need for it. But thanks to OEMs broadening shaft options, there’s not a lot of need for me to keep all the stuff in stock, buy new shafts and, do the work myself. I would like to get a shaft puller though as I am still not sure what type of driver/woods shaft I should be using and still go through a few every year. Iron wise, I have 3 or so I know work really well for me and are usually offered by most OEMs.
Absolutely! I've regripped clubs many times over the years, but have not done much more than that. As a teenager, I worked at Rio Pinar CC in Orlando, FL. Mainly I picked the range every night, but I did get to refinish a persimmon 3-wood and I learned how to re-whip (really dating myself here...) and reshaft clubs. It was very satisfying work!
"If I had the tools" is where it all ends though. I've never had enough of an interest to make those investments.
I absolutely would. I've been looking into some of the equipment and while I haven't bought any yet I do plan to at least regrip all of my clubs this winter/spring. I don't know how far into it I want to get but I think it would be fun to be able to do all of the minor adjustments at home.
I would and I do. I do the best I can. If I ever get a bigger garage and/or basement I will only expand. I find it cathartic for some reason - I should've tried harder to get a job in the industry, LOL.