Royal Precision (Rifle) temporarily ceases operations

Royal Precision (Rifle) temporarily ceases operations

Post by Ron » Sun, 04 Jun 2006 08:38:37


http://www.wishongolf.com/twforum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4540

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Royal Precision (Rifle) temporarily ceases operations

Post by Mike Daleck » Sun, 04 Jun 2006 09:16:07

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> http://www.wishongolf.com/twforum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4540

As you may have remembered, I have not been a fan of Royal Precision
shafts, principally because they weren't actually matched, at least in
the ones I tested (including a $200 Project X set of shafts).

Now I think I may know why.  The posts in the above are interesting;
what struck me was one by David S-A, quoting a guy named Alec Hidell
from another forum.

Hidell says he's a former employee of RP, and one of the major issues
was quality control, including this quote:

"Even the "showpiece" of the Royal Precision shaft manufacturing
process, Frequency Matching of shafts in a set, was being done by a very
few devices that were falling apart, for which there were no parts
lists, schematics, calibration procedures, etc. These devices were
invented by a former executive of the company, and the company never
obtained the information needed to maintain or replace them as needed."

It matches with my experience.

It's too bad--not only for the people losing their jobs, but for the
shaft industry generally.  We don't need all the shaft production
capacity in the hands of only one company.

At least, I think we don't.

Mike

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Royal Precision (Rifle) temporarily ceases operations

Post by Ron » Sun, 04 Jun 2006 11:30:50

Quote:


>> http://www.wishongolf.com/twforum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4540

> As you may have remembered, I have not been a fan of Royal Precision
> shafts, principally because they weren't actually matched, at least in
> the ones I tested (including a $200 Project X set of shafts).

> Now I think I may know why.  The posts in the above are interesting;
> what struck me was one by David S-A, quoting a guy named Alec Hidell
> from another forum.

> Hidell says he's a former employee of RP, and one of the major issues
> was quality control, including this quote:

> "Even the "showpiece" of the Royal Precision shaft manufacturing
> process, Frequency Matching of shafts in a set, was being done by a very
> few devices that were falling apart, for which there were no parts
> lists, schematics, calibration procedures, etc. These devices were
> invented by a former executive of the company, and the company never
> obtained the information needed to maintain or replace them as needed."

> It matches with my experience.

> It's too bad--not only for the people losing their jobs, but for the
> shaft industry generally.  We don't need all the shaft production
> capacity in the hands of only one company.

> At least, I think we don't.

> Mike

I was suprised to read this, but it does explain a lot of things about
Rifles including my own experiences with bent Project X shafts.

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Royal Precision (Rifle) temporarily ceases operations

Post by Rick » Sun, 04 Jun 2006 22:02:44

Here is an article about RP closing.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/connecticut/articles/2006/05/26/roya...


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Royal Precision (Rifle) temporarily ceases operations

Post by Brian Foste » Sun, 04 Jun 2006 22:44:11

Surprised to hear this. I have a set of Rifle Lites in a set of Zevo irons
that I really liked. They were as smooth as butter. Little stiffer than
TTDGS300s but just a great feel.


Quote:

>> http://www.wishongolf.com/twforum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4540

> As you may have remembered, I have not been a fan of Royal Precision
> shafts, principally because they weren't actually matched, at least in the
> ones I tested (including a $200 Project X set of shafts).

> Now I think I may know why.  The posts in the above are interesting; what
> struck me was one by David S-A, quoting a guy named Alec Hidell from
> another forum.

> Hidell says he's a former employee of RP, and one of the major issues was
> quality control, including this quote:

> "Even the "showpiece" of the Royal Precision shaft manufacturing process,
> Frequency Matching of shafts in a set, was being done by a very few
> devices that were falling apart, for which there were no parts lists,
> schematics, calibration procedures, etc. These devices were invented by a
> former executive of the company, and the company never obtained the
> information needed to maintain or replace them as needed."

> It matches with my experience.

> It's too bad--not only for the people losing their jobs, but for the shaft
> industry generally.  We don't need all the shaft production capacity in
> the hands of only one company.

> At least, I think we don't.

> Mike

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> Mike Dalecki     GCA Accredited Clubmaker    http://clubdoctor.com
> RSG-Wisconsin 2006:  June 23-25    Info:  http://dalecki.net/rsgwis2006/
> RSG-Wisconsin 2005 Pics:  http://dalecki.net/rsgwis2005/pics/
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Royal Precision (Rifle) temporarily ceases operations

Post by david s- » Mon, 05 Jun 2006 10:58:47

Quote:

> Now I think I may know why.  The posts in the above are interesting;
> what struck me was one by David S-A, quoting a guy named Alec Hidell
> from another forum.

Tom Wishon, claiming to be 'in the know', feels there will be an
announcement within weeks about a resumption of manufacture...but
reading between the lines this will be by another manufacturer...True
Temper strongly rumoured to be in the running. The key products of
Project X, Rifle Flighted....etc being produced under some form of
licencing arrangement.....or outright intellectual property purchase.

cheers
david

 
 
 

Royal Precision (Rifle) temporarily ceases operations

Post by sfb » Mon, 05 Jun 2006 12:02:58

True Temper is going to make Royal Precision shafts for the folks that don't
like True Temper shafts. Sure!!

Why would True Temper or anybody "buy" the business which by its own
admission has been losing money for several years?
Buying the patents maybe, but not the business as there are all kinds of
liabilities including union contracts, pensions, and environmental.


Quote:

>> Now I think I may know why.  The posts in the above are interesting; what
>> struck me was one by David S-A, quoting a guy named Alec Hidell from
>> another forum.

> Tom Wishon, claiming to be 'in the know', feels there will be an
> announcement within weeks about a resumption of manufacture...but reading
> between the lines this will be by another manufacturer...True Temper
> strongly rumoured to be in the running. The key products of Project X,
> Rifle Flighted....etc being produced under some form of licencing
> arrangement.....or outright intellectual property purchase.

> cheers
> david