Custom clubmakers are skilled professionals who are experts in golf club building and repairs, and in setting up drivers, irons, wedges and putters to each player’s ideal individual specifications.

This involves working with factors such as the club’s loft and lie angle, shaft flex point and swing-weight, as well as regripping and reshafting. Clubmakers also restore and refurbish old clubs.

Ralph Maltby’s Golfworks has been a leader in this field for more than 3 decades and has taught many professional clubmakers who are now working for major companies or as independent operators.

Golfworks is also one of the main suppliers of custom golf components, videos and instruction books and manuals to the many thousands of hobby clubmaking enthusiasts.

Other long-established and respected names in the industry include Hireko, Wishon and Thomas Golf.