i am cutting down a set of Maltby irons for my daughter. They have Mitsubishi kura kage graphite shafts. When I trimmed the butt end I found a two and one half inch white plastic insert in the shaft. They have a cap that keeps them from sliding down inside the shaft. I a curious about their purpose and do I need them before I regrip? These were assembled by Maltby .
I am kind of at a loss as to what they are. If you could take a picture and send it, maybe I could figure it out. If not, no worries. Just kind of has me stumped. Since we built the clubs, I am really curious. I will talk to our assemblers to see if I can get some insight.
The only thing that makes sense is that it is part of a counter balancing system. If we assembled originally, it would be unusual for us to use the counterbalance insert unless a very specific swing weight was requested and the specs of the club (length) made it necessary to achieve the swing weight. It should not be an issue and you should be able to cut down the irons and install the grips. The inserts would have been installed with epoxy and should not come loose. If they are loose, I would try to remove before gripping.