Last Updated: October 23, 2017
Our standard telescopic shaft and head options are:
We can fit our telescopic shafts to any common head that you supply or choose from a supplier for the same price as our currrent web-special pricing for the same type of club. For instance, if you want a custom driver the cost would be the same for our T&F Driver which is $199 this month. Putters are $129. Hybrids, Wedges, and other irons or chippers are $139. We can even make 9-Foot long putters like we did for the Werner Ladder Company shown in the accompanying photo, or the 12-Foot Driver we made for Peter Jöhncke, The Trick Shot Master.
If you want to order a telescopic club that is not one of our normal selections, please let us know what you want and we will send you pictures and specs of what is available along with ordering instructions.
We provide an additional 10% discount if you order 3 or more clubs.
Collapsed Length: Except for the Whole-In-One Adjustable Golf Club which is designed to use a 3-piece shaft which collapses to just 18 inches, all other telescopic shafts are 2-piece shafts and do not collapse as short. The reason for this is because irons and putters have a .370 inch tip which isn't small enough to allow for 3 sections. In other words, it doesn't provide enough differential from the .600 inch grip end to the tip end to allow 3 sections.
Telescopic d rivers collapse to about 26 inches, depending on the head (some heads have taller and wider bodies than others), and all other conventional irons and putters collapse down to 21 to 24 inches. From a travel point of view, the drivers fit diagonally in medium to large roller bags, so other clubs should fit easily. Larger "rolling duffel bags" are not expensive and can accomodate several clubs and shoes in one section and all your clothes in another. Click the picture to the right to see a great way to fit our telescopic clubs into an airline-checkable travel bag.
You can designate the extended length, measured as shown below from the heel to the end of the grip. The easiest way to measure is to put the club in the address position, then measure from the end of the grip down to the floor along the back of the shaft. We then apply a cutting formula so that the collapsed length is as short as possible. In other words, the inner shaft head section will fit fully up into the larger grip section.
Half or Full Sets: Some people have purchased half sets of telescopic clubs, and include a Sunday Bag to make it easy to carry. We have even had customers who have purchased full telescopic sets with conventional irons or hybrids. But that is rare.
Telescopic, not Adjustable Length: It is important to know that “telescopic” does not mean “adjustable length ”. Telescopic shafts are either extended for rock-solid play, or collapsed for travel. Of course, you can easily “adjust” the length by choking up or down on the grip. But the shaft itself is not adjustable length (except for the adjustable-length chest putter shaft which cannot be used for full-swing clubs).
Club Selections: Some people just purchase a wedge so they can practice their swing in a hotel. A wedge is a good choice because of its weight, and the short shaft so you don't hit the ceiling. Of course, it can also be used for actual play.
Head Choice: You can either send us your head, or we can get any popular style from Hireko Golf (www.hirekogolf.com) or another component supplier. If you want to look at that website and let us know your selection, that will save time. Or, you can send us your head.
Cost: Typical component heads cost about $15. But when we build a custom club, we can't use our cutting templates, so we have to make each cut and machine each end of each section individually. This usually requires more labor than the cost of the head, so we don't deduct anything for customer-supplied heads. As noted above, the cost of a custom club when you supply the head are the same as the our complete clubs as currently advertised. For instance, click on the following links to see the pricing:
Head Removal: If you send a complete club and want us to remove the head, that is a $15 cost assuming it is an epoxy-fitted shaft as most clubs are. If your club is a PING which uses a frozen ball-bearing to secure it to the head, there are additional charges and implications. Please ask us about that before you submit your order.
Shafts: Please note that we only inventory "parallel-tip" telescopic shafts. If you have a head that uses a tapered shaft, there is an additional $15 charge. Most clubs use parallel tip shafts.
Timing: It normally takes 7 to 10 days for us to bring in a head and install it on a shaft.
Shaft Only - Self-Install: Some customers want to get a telescopic shaft, with our stainless steel collapsing cap and standard grip, then install it themselves. We can do that, but the cost is only reduced by the cost of the equivalent head from Hireko Golf. Also, if we don’t have the head to measure the hosel length and depth, we will not be able to apply our cutting formula to yield the shortest possible shaft. In other words, the grip section might not go all the way down to the top of the hosel and the collapsed length will be longer than necessary. We do not recommend self-install. However, if you want to consider that further, click here to read more shaft-only-self-install options.
Guarantee: We guarantee the shafts will lock and perform solidly, but unlike our standard telescopic clubs, we are not able to offer a satisfaction guarantee on custom clubs because we have no demand for them from our normal customers. Most customers who order custom clubs have already experienced the performance of our Whole-In-One Adjustable Clubs, so they have full confidence.
Summary - Before You Order: If you want to order a telescopic shaft on any head other than our standard options listed at the top of this page, let us know what you want. After we have all the information, we will reply with the payment steps since we don't have custom club options in our secure online store.
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Designed for Outing Fund Raising...and the golfer who "thinks" he has everything!
If you participate in any charity golf outings, we have a turn-key package that easily raises over $1,000 using this club on one of the holes where everyone gets to try it. Click here to read about the fund-raising program.