Will there be any releases to the 4th edition of Ralph’s book or are there more up to date publications that would be recommended for the home club maker?
I wish there could be an update, but it would be almost impossible to write a comprehensive repair book like the 4th edition, Golf Club Design, Fitting, Alteration and Repair. the fitting and design parts of the book are still relative and are the basis for ALL other fitting books. Yes, Ralph literally wrote the book. His latest book, Golf Club Fitting and Performance, expands of the fitting and club design part of the equation. The problem with the “repair” side is that there are soooo many variations of clubs today that the number of tools and techniques that would have to be covered is overwhelming to think about. And, about the time you publish a book, new things would be out that might make some of the information obsolete. So, what we and other professional club builders and repairmen have tried to do is to increase the amount of video content we have to cover the basics. We can do more and would say that is where most of the information on repair will coming from in the future.