loft and lie`s X-12

loft and lie`s X-12

Post by Harald Vilber » Mon, 13 Jul 1998 04:00:00


I play Callaways x-12. When they where new I checked the loft and lie,  and
was werry surprised too find a lot of inconsistancy. My four and five iron
had the same loft. The clubbmaker fixed this easy for me. Since then I have
spoken to other people experinced the same. So my advice to people with this
clubs is to check your loft and lie`s.
 
 
 

loft and lie`s X-12

Post by Michael Krau » Mon, 13 Jul 1998 04:00:00

Wow now Calloway claims they spend millions and millions on research and
development. You think they would be a little more careful about something like
that. Don't feel alone however. I have heard people experience the same problems
with other proline clubs. I just find it to be a real shame that someone spends
so much money on a set of clubs and somethging like that happens.

God Bless my clones ;-)

MIKE

Quote:

> I play Callaways x-12. When they where new I checked the loft and lie,  and
> was werry surprised too find a lot of inconsistancy. My four and five iron
> had the same loft. The clubbmaker fixed this easy for me. Since then I have
> spoken to other people experinced the same. So my advice to people with this
> clubs is to check your loft and lie`s.


 
 
 

loft and lie`s X-12

Post by stym » Mon, 13 Jul 1998 04:00:00

Here is the problem - Callaway along with some other OEM's allow a 2
degree tolerance for the club to be in spec.  Now, if you get a 4 iron
that is 2 degrees weak and a 5 iron that is 2 degrees strong you have
essentially the same club with the total 4 degree variation meeting.
I am willing to bet that Callaway believes 2 things:

1.  That this occurence will be rare and
2.  That even if it happens the average golfer won't notice it

I wonder what would happen if you called Callaway Customer Service and
told them of the problem.  Would the arrange to correct it or would
they tell you that the clubs are within their standards??
Interesting.

I play X12's and required 2 things before I bought them:

1.  Check the RCH96 shafts on a frequency meter to assure that they
were in fact "regular" flex and
2. Check all lies and lofts to assure  they were what they should be

I believe this is a good practice for everyone buying clubs to
observe.  If the merchant won't or can't - go somewhere else.