Yes, the simple and to the point answer to this is that the gold irons can be regrooved. If your clubs are worn out, you can have the grooves recut to give you a new edge on your short game!
How do you Regroove irons?
The first thing that you may need is a professional club fitter to take measurements of the swing weight and lie angle of your golf clubs.
Once these measurements have been taken, they may be used as a starting reference point for the fitter as he searches for suitable replacement shafts and golf headsets that will fit your swing weight and lie angle specifications exactly.
These specifications should be provided by the individual who wants to refurbish their own clubs so as not to misplace those important documents. It would not be wise to begin removing metal from an expensive set of golf clubs without these specifications.
If you are satisfied with how much metal should come off your irons, then using a professional club grinder, begin removing grooves from the toe of the iron towards the heel until it appears that all grooves have been removed or until they become very shallow halfway up toward the hosel.
Depending on your skill level working with power tools such as grinders, start slowly and take your time until you get used to how much pressure should be applied. The toe of the iron, as well as the heel end, should only have the groves removed halfway up toward the hosel so that there is still a good amount of material left on top of your irons to support you through impact with your golf ball.
Once these modifications have been made to your clubs, re-measure swing weights, and lie angles to check if they are within specifications for replacement shafts that will fit properly into your clubs.
If not, then it may be necessary to have more metal cut from other areas around where you are regrooving irons, but always taking care not to remove too much material. It would be recommended to take off just enough metal to get within the proper specifications and then stop!
Lastly, once these measurements are taken, and if your clubs meet the correct specifications for new shafts and club headsets, then it is time to have them fitted. Be sure that you do not forget any of those important documents from earlier as they may be needed by a professional fitter so as to ensure the best possible fit for your golf clubs.
It’s recommended that players with irons older than five years consider having their clubs regrooved. These grooves will wear out over time regardless of whether or not you play often or just go at it a few times each year – unless, of course, if your last name is Scott, Mickelson, Woods, Els, Kuchar, or anyone else who gets paid to play golf!
When re-grooving your irons, please keep in mind that there are limitations to what can be done by way of choices when it comes to getting them regrooved.
For example, regrooving irons is not as simple as taking a die grinder and grinding the grooves out so that they’re nice and sharp again. During regrooving of your clubs, you will only be able to work with the amount of material that’s left after stamping out each groove into your clubhead.
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Is it legal to sharpen grooves?
Yes, it is totally legal to sharpen your grooves. The USGA and R&A do not prohibit the practice of re-grooving or sharpening your irons. You may regroove the grooves to a certain limit.
Regrooving should be done at least twice a year, depending on how often you play golf each season.
This should be perfectly legal as long as your grooves are no longer than halfway up from the bottom portion of your clubhead. It is always best to have an authorized fitter perform this type of work on your clubs so that they’re held at their warranty specifications while ensuring that there will be minimal shock loss when you swing down through impact with the golf ball.
Should I Regroove my clubs?
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If you have a set of irons that’s more than three years old, and the grooves have worn down to an unacceptable level, then yes, it would be wise for you to get your clubs regrooved.
If your clubs are older than four years, then regrooving should be done every six months. After all, if you want to get the highest possible spin rate, then it’ll be beneficial for you to regroove your clubs every six months.