Tip Trimming Instructions

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The purpose of this tip trimming guide is to provide specific trimming instructions for AccuFlex, Aldila, Apollo, Grafalloy, Harrison, Integra and United Sports Technologies (UST) Graphite Shafts, Apollo and True Temper Steel shafts. Please remember the following rules when tip trimming your shafts:
  • butt trim shafts to finished length only after tip trimming.
  • Taper tip shafts should never be tip trimmed because they are designed to discrete lengths. butt trim taper tip shafts to finished length club length.
  • The standard club lengths listed below are for reference.


    Assembled Club Lengths (Ladies 1" shorter):
    Irons #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 PW AW SW LW
    steel shaft 39 1/2" 39" 38 1/2" 38" 37 1/2" 37" 36 1/2" 36" 35 1/2" 35" 35" 35" 35"
    graphite shaft 40" 39 1/2" 39" 38 1/2" 38" 37 1/2" 37" 36 1/2" 36" 35 1/2" 35 1/2" 35 1/2" 35 1/2"

     


    Titanium Woods #1 Driver #3 #5 #7
    steel shaft 45" 44" 43" 42"
    graphite shaft 45" 44" 43" 42"

     

     

     

    Stainless Steel Woods #1 Driver #3 #5 #7 #9 #11 #13 #15 #17 #19 #21
    steel shaft 43 1/2" 42 1/2" 41 1/2" 40 1/2" 39 1/2" 39" 38 1/2" 38" 37 1/2" 37" 36 1/2"
    graphite shaft 45" 44" 43" 42" 41" 40 1/2" 40" 39 1/2" 39" 38 1/2" 38"

     

     

     

     

    1. How to Tip Trim
      a) steel shafts
      b) graphite shafts

    2. AccuFlex Graphite Shaft Tip Trimming Charts
    3. Aldila Graphite Shaft Tip Trimming Charts

    4. Apollo Shaft Tip Trimming Charts
      a) steel shafts
      b) graphite shafts

    5. Grafalloy Graphite Shaft Tip Trimming Charts

    6. Harrison Graphite Shaft Tip Trimming Charts

    7. Integra Graphite Shaft Tip Trimming Charts

    8. True Temper Steel Shaft Tip Trimming Charts

    9. United Sports Technologies (UST) Graphite Shaft Tip Trimming Charts

    How to Tip TrimHow to mark and tip trim a steel shaft.


    Click to enlargeAccuflex Graphite Golf Shafts

    Tip trimming for SINGLE FLEX ACCUFLEX GRAPHITE WOOD shafts
    TIP TRIMMING (then butt trim to final length)

    Wood Shaft #1 #3 #5 #7
    Tip Trim
    0"
    1/2” 1 1/2”


    Click to enlargeAldila Graphite Golf Shafts

    Tip trimming for SINGLE FLEX ALDILA WOOD shafts
    TIP TRIMMING (then butt trim to final length)

    Wood Shaft #1 #3 #5 #7
    ALL
    0"


    APOLLO GOLF SHAFTSApollo Golf Shafts

    Apollo Steel Golf Shafts

    Tip trimming for APOLLO BALISTIK L/A/R/S COMBINATION STEEL WOOD shafts
    TIP TRIMMING (then butt trim to final length)

    Wood Shaft #1 #3 #5 #7
    L flex
    A flex
    R flex
    3"
    S flex

    Tip trimming for APOLLO BALISTIK L/A/R/S COMBINATION STEEL IRON shafts
    TIP TRIMMING (then butt trim to final length)

    Iron Shaft #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 & WEDGES
    L flex
    0.5” 1.5” 2.5” 3.5”
    A flex
    1.5” 2.5” 3.5” 4.5”
    R flex
    2.5” 3.5” 4.5” 5.5”
    S flex
    3.5” 4.5” 5.5” 6.5”

    Tip trimming for APOLLO L/A & R/S COMBINATION STANDARD STEEL WOOD shafts
    TIP TRIMMING (then butt trim to final length)

    Wood Shaft #1 #3 #5 #7
    R/S combination flex
    S flex
    1.5” 2.5” 3.5” 4.5”
    R flex
    0"
    L/A combination flex
    A flex
    L flex
    0"

    Tip trimming for APOLLO L/A & R/S COMBINATION STANDARD STEEL IRON shafts
    TIP TRIMMING (then butt trim to final length)

    Iron Shaft #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 & WEDGES
    R/S combination flex S flex 1.5” 2.5” 3.5” 4.5”
    R flex 0.5” 1.5” 2.5” 3.5”
    L/A combination flex A flex 1.5” 2.5” 3.5” 4.5”
    L flex 0.5” 1.5” 2.5” 3.5”

    Tip trimming for APOLLO L/A & R/S COMBINATION SPECTRE LITE & SHADOW STEEL WOOD shafts
    TIP TRIMMING (then butt trim to final length)

    Wood Shaft #1 #3 #5 #7
    R/S combination flex
    S flex
    R flex
    0"
    L/A combination flex
    A flex
    L flex
    0"

    Tip trimming for APOLLO L/A & R/S COMBINATION SPECTRE LITE & SHADOW STEEL IRON shafts
    TIP TRIMMING (then butt trim to final length)

    Iron Shaft #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 & WEDGES
    R/S combination flex S flex 2.5” 3.5” 4” 4.5” 5.5”
    R flex 0.5” 1.5” 2.5” 3.5”
    L/A combination flex A flex 1.5” 2.5” 3.5” 4.5”
    L flex 0.5” 1.5” 2.5” 3.5”

    Tip trimming for APOLLO HUMP STEEL IRON shafts:
    BUTT TRIM ONLY TO LENGTH.

    Apollo Graphite Golf Shafts

    Tip trimming for APOLLO BALISTIK L/A/R/S COMBINATION GRAPHITE WOOD shafts
    TIP TRIMMING (then butt trim to final length)

    Wood Shaft #1 #3 #5 #7
    L flex
    0.5” 1.5”
    A flex
    2.5” 3.5”
    R flex
    5"
    5.5” 6.5”
    S flex
    8.5” 9.5”

    Tip trimming for APOLLO BALISTIK L/A/R/S COMBINATION GRAPHITE IRON shafts
    TIP TRIMMING (then butt trim to final length)

    Iron Shaft #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 & WEDGES
    L flex
    0.25” 0.5” 0.75” 1.25” 1.5”
    A flex
    1.5”
    1.75” 2.25” 2.5” 2.75” 3.25” 3.5”
    R flex
    4.5”
    4.75” 5.25” 5.5” 5.75” 6.25” 6.5”
    S flex
    7.5”
    7.75” 8.25” 8.5” 8.75” 9.25” 9.5”

    Tip trimming for APOLLO L/A & R/S COMBINATION SHADOW UL GRAPHITE WOOD shafts
    TIP TRIMMING (then butt trim to final length)

    Wood Shaft #1 #3 #5 #7
    R/S combination flex
    S flex
    2.5” 3.5”
    R flex
    1" 1.5” 2.5”
    L/A combination flex
    A flex
    2.5” 3.5”
    L flex
    1" 1.5” 2.5”

    Tip trimming for APOLLO L/A & R/S COMBINATION SHADOW UL GRAPHITE IRON shafts

    TIP TRIMMING (then butt trim to final length)
    Iron Shaft #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 & WEDGES
    R/S combination flex S flex 1.25” 1.5” 1.75” 2.25” 2.5” 2.75”
    R flex 0.25” 0.5” 0.75” 1.25” 1.5” 1.75”
    L/A combination flex A flex 1.25” 1.5” 1.75” 2.25” 2.5” 2.75”
    L flex 0.25” 0.5” 0.75” 1.25” 1.5” 1.75”


    Tip trimming for APOLLO SHADOW HYBRID GRAPHITE R/S COMBINATION IRON shafts

    TIP TRIMMING (then butt trim to final length)

    Iron Shaft #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 WEDGES
    S flex
    1.25” 1.5” 1.75” 2.25” 2.5” 2.75” 3.25"
    R flex
    0.25” 0.5” 0.75” 1.25” 1.5” 1.75” 2.25"


    Tip trimming for APOLLO SHADOW JUNIOR GRAPHITE SHAFTS
    Butt trim ONLY wood and iron shafts to final length


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    Grafalloy Graphite Shafts

    TIP TRIMMING FOR PROLAUNCH BLUE 45, PROLAUNCH BLUE 55 WOOD shafts
    BUTT TRIM ONLY- DO NOT TIP TRIM

    Tip trimming for GRAFALLOY BLUE LONG DRIVE GRAPHITE shafts
    TIP TRIMMING (then butt trim to final length)

    Wood Shaft #1
    X/2X
    X
    2X
    2X/3X
    2X
    3X
    4X/5X
    4X
    5X

    IMPORTANT TIPPING INSTRUCTIONS:
    To get to the Stiffer flex on the LD combo shafts you must tip 2 INCHES!!!
    1 inch for in-between flex's!


    Harrison Graphite Shafts

    Tip trimming for ALL HARRISON COMBINATION FLEX GRAPHITE WOOD shafts unless listed below
    TIP TRIMMING (then butt trim to final length)

    Wood Shaft #1 #3 #5 #7
    L/A combination flex
    L Flex
    0” 0.5” 1.5”
    A Flex
    1.5” 2.5”
    A/R combination flex
    A Flex
    0” 0.5” 1.5”
    R Flex
    1.5” 2.5”
    R/F combination flex
    R Flex
    0” 0.5” 1.5”
    F Flex
    1.5” 2.5”
    F/S combination flex
    F Flex
    0” 0.5” 1.5”
    S Flex
    1.5” 2.5”
    S/X combination flex
    S Flex
    0” 0.5” 1.5”
    X Flex
    1.5” 2.5”
    X/2X combination flex
    X Flex
    0” 0.5” 1.5”
    2X Flex
    1.5” 2.5”

    Tip trimming for HARRISON GRAPHITE IRON shafts
    TIP TRIMMING (then butt trim to final length)

    Wood Shaft #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #WEDGES
    A/R combination flex
    A Flex
    0” 0.25” 0.5” 0.75” 1" 1.25" 1.5" 1.75" 2" 2.25"
    R Flex
    0.5” 0.75” 1" 1.25" 1.5" 1.75" 2" 2.25" 2.5" 2.75"
    R/F combination flex
    R Flex
    0” 0.25” 0.5” 0.75” 1" 1.25" 1.5" 1.75" 2" 2.25"
    F Flex
    0.5” 0.75” 1" 1.25" 1.5" 1.75" 2" 2.25" 2.5" 2.75"
    F/S combination flex
    F Flex
    0” 0.25” 0.5” 0.75” 1" 1.25" 1.5" 1.75" 2" 2.25"
    S Flex
    0.5” 0.75” 1" 1.25" 1.5" 1.75" 2" 2.25" 2.5" 2.75"


    Integra Golf ShaftsIntegra Graphite Shafts

    Tip trimming for I-Drive GRAPHITE WOOD shafts
    TIP TRIMMING (then butt trim to final length)

    Wood Shaft #1 #3 #5 #7
    R/S combination flex
    S flex
    1.5”
    R flex
    0" 0.5”
    L/A combination flex
    A flex
    1.5”
    L flex
    0.5”

    Tip trimming for I-Drive GRAPHITE IRON shafts
    TIP TRIMMING (then butt trim to final length)

    Iron Shaft #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 & WEDGES
    R/S combination flex S flex 1.5” 2.5” 3.5”
    R flex 0.5” 1.5” 2.5”
    L/A combination flex A flex 1.5” 2.5” 3.5”
    L flex 0.5” 1.5” 2.5”


    TRUE TEMPER STEEL GOLF SHAFTSTrue Temper Steel Shafts

    • True Temper Wood Shafts

      Tip trimming for TRUE TEMPER DYNAMIC GOLD STEEL WOOD shafts
      TIP TRIM (then butt trim to final length)

      Wood Shaft
      #1 #3 #5 #7
      ALL flex
      1.25"
      1.75” 2.25" 2.25"

    • True Temper Iron Shafts

      Tip trimming for TRUE TEMPER DYNAMIC GOLD STEEL IRON shafts
      TIP TRIM (then butt trim to final length)

      Iron Shaft
      #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9
      Wedges
      ALL flex
      0"
      0.5” 1.5" 2" 2.5" 3" 3.5" 4" 4.5”

      Tip trimming for TRUE TEMPER DYNAMIC GOLD SL STEEL IRON shafts
      TIP TRIM (then butt trim to final length)

      Iron Shaft
      #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9
      Wedges
      ALL flex
      0"
      0.5” 1.5" 2" 2.5" 3" 3.5" 4" 4.25”

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    United Sports Technologies (UST) Graphite Shafts

    Tip trimming for UST SINGLE FLEX GRAPHITE WOOD shafts
    TIP TRIMMING (then butt trim to final length)

    Wood Shaft
    #1 #3 #5 #7
    ALL flex's
    0"

    Tip trimming for UST COMBINATION FLEX GRAPHITE WOOD shafts
    TIP TRIMMING (then butt trim to final length)

    Wood Shaft #1 #3 #5 #7
    R/S combination flex
    S flex
    1" 2" 3"
    R flex
    0" 2" 2"
    L/A combination flex
    A flex
    1" 2" 3"
    L flex
    0" 2" 2"