Tips sought on refinishing old persimmon wood

Tips sought on refinishing old persimmon wood

Post by Jeff Hughe » Wed, 05 Jun 1996 04:00:00

All,

I'm one of those people who prefer the feel of persimmon over metal, and
recently I felt like experimenting with a graphite shafted wood.  I was
planning on possibly buying one of the Powerbilt Citation heads from
Golfworks.  Today I went into a sports store and found a garbage can
full of 5 dollar clubs one of which just so happened to be an old
persimmon Powerbilt driver.  So, being the do-it-yourselfer that I am, I
got this desire to buy that club and refinsh it to its original glory.  
The wood itself is not in real bad shape.  A little stripping and
sanding should bring it back to life.  I am not sure about the hosel
because the *** looks funny as if it has some kind of black
tar-like substance on it.  Can anybody talk about their experiences with
this sort of work.  I am new to building wood woods so anything down to
the *** itself would be useful.  Also, I am especially interested
in experiences with replacing inserts.  

Any help would be appreciated,

Jeff Hughes