The Perfect Bend
Adjusting the hosel on an iron can be a pretty simple operation - as long as you know what the material you're working with will react like and you know the limitations of the metal movement.
The Perfect Bend focuses on the Thrust Factor for metal bending. The Thrust factor is the amount of force to be used for a particular material in addition to the type of force (jerk versus gradual).
Cause and effect of the iron's spec and performance are identified along with some great tips on making those severe bends upwards of 10 degrees in movement.
Adjusting wood hosels is a bit more complex than irons due to the face angle specification. Most golfers do not understand the influence on loft when the face angle is adjusted. The Perfect Bend covers this important dynamic.
With the recent popularity of hybrid woods there is a need to fit these to a golfer's swing. In some cases a dedicated wood bending machine is not necessary to execute the hybrid adjustments.
And how does one deal with titanium when bending hosels? The touring professionals appear to be getting their titanium drivers bent - what does it take to bend your own? The Perfect Bend answers these questions on wood adjustments in addition to many more.
It is important to pay attention to specifications, materials, the USGA Rules of Golf and setup appearance when adjusting a putter's hosel. Those are a handful of elements to pay close attention to, but it you break off the putter's hosel in the bending process all become irrelevant. What good is a putter in two pieces?
The Perfect Bend discusses the best approaches to bending a putter based on its hosel configuration, construction method and type of material it is manufactured from. The cause and effect of the bend is very important to the club's appearance in the playing position. Read The Perfect Bend and you will be outfitted with the knowledge to handle every putter bending situation.