Thermo N-11 Black is a coating developed specifically for Tiger Nick Golf Club Solutions. Thermo N-11 Black is unlike anything used by competitors on their irons, wedges and putters. Thermo N-11 Black is a super durable coating that allows feel to be completely unchanged. It's a non-glare finish which features high abrasion, impact, and corrosion resistance properties.
Our durability testing has found the coating to be superior to anything currently available.
Developed specifically for Tiger Nick Golf Club Solutions. Thermo N-22 Bronze can only be applied to stainless steel as it is not a coating, but changes the surface properties by diffusing nitrogen and carbon into the metal surface to yield an extremely smooth, uniform and wear-resistant finish . It will not affect feel or weight in any way but will give the metal a Bronze/Copper appearance as less light is reflected. Thermo N-22 Bronze is a stunning, yet simple finish.
The heads are restored to basically new using a vibratory process, a general purpose (KM Bond) Ceramic Media will remove the scratches and imperfections in the club heads. This is generally a wet process (with no Walnut Shell or other grit added). The end result will be a matte, tumbled finish. You also have your choice of paint-fill and ferrule color (please note: Some Ping irons do not have ferrules). The re-finishing process normally takes 1 to 2 week
Pleas Note: This is for clubs that are Stainless Steel and are not chrome plated!
Cerakote is a ceramic based finish that can be applied to metals, plastics, polymers and wood. The unique formulation used for Cerakote ceramic coating enhances a number of physical performance properties including abrasion/wear resistance, corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, impact strength, and hardness. Each of these properties is rigorously tested to guarantee that Cerakote products remain at the forefront of the ceramic coatings market. Cerakote ceramic coatings utilize state-of-the-art technology to out-perform any competitive coating in both laboratory settings and real world applications.
Cerakote is available in over a hundred different colors and because it was originally manufactured for the gun industry, where tolerances matter, it achieves this amazing protection while applied at only a mil of thickness (one thousandths of an inch)!
So what is Balancing & Blueprinting
Balancing & Blueprinting is an old school muscle car term from the good old days when manufactures played fast and loose with tolerances. It was possible to pick up real horsepower gains simply by taking a stock engine apart and putting it back together the way it should have been in the first place. I apply the same concept to my golf clubs. Any weight lost through the refurbishing process is returned via lead tip weights. I guarantee that my tolerances are as good but (what I have found) in most cases better than anything you'll find in a brand new retail club. You also have your choice of ferrule color. The process normally takes less than 1 week
So… What is spine aligning?
First, every golf shaft has a "spine", and that spine is stiffer than the rest of the circumference of the shaft. (Nobody should argue that the spine is not the stiffest part of the shaft, but proof can be seen when rotating a shaft on a frequency machine. You get a stiffer reading when the spine is oriented the direction the shaft is deflected.) The theory of spine aligning is that the golf shaft will perform better if the shaft is aligned in the clubhead so that the spine is "downline" with the direction of the golf shaft (so the spine would be in the 3 o'clock or 9 o'clock position - also called the neutral position.) Indeed it does seem to make sense that if the stiffer spine is in the 1 o'clock position within the shaft (or 2 o'clock, or 5 o'clock, or 7 o'clock, or 11 o'clock, etc.), then it is highly likely the shaft won't perform as well as if the spine is in that downline 3 o'clock or 9 o'clock neutral position. It is interesting to clamp down a properly spine aligned club into a club vice, and pull down hard on the head, and release it. The clubhead moves rapidly back and forth in a reasonably straight path. Then try it with a club that is NOT properly spine aligned. The difference is amazing.... the shaft/clubhead bounces all over the place, in about 50 different directions. The shafted club with the properly aligned spine position moves in a much straighter path. We're not aware of any hard data that proves the validity or significance of spine aligned clubs. However, for sure, many of the top clubmakers, many shaft experts, and many really excellent golfers are convinced that the location of the shaft's spine in the golf club will have an affect on the overall performance of the club; including having an affect on shot dispersion and accuracy; having an affect on results from mishits; and most definitely will affect the feel of the club. And last but not least, if your entire set is spine aligned, then your clubs should play more consistently club to club.