Frequently Asked Questions


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1. What is a Single Frequency Matching?

Single Frequency matching is the system of making all of your golf clubs with exactly the same frequency. But you say, “My clubs are already all the same because the label says so.” This is not true. Golf clubs are made on a gradient scale and as the golf club gets shorter, it gets stiffer. Therefore, in most cases, a golfer’s wedge is about three times stiffer than his two iron. When you see frequency matched on a label, ask yourself, “frequency matched to what or who?” Sure Stix is able to show you exactly what frequency you need and then make everything identical, so that each club flexes and feels the same, and puts each club-head in a much more consistent hitting position at impact without the golfer having to make compensations for each club. Don’t take our word for it, TAKE THE TEST!

2. How do Sure Stix clubs differ from standard clubs?

Sure Stix golf clubs are made with one single frequency throughout the entire set. Standard sets of golf clubs have a different frequency in every iron throughout the set. The variance on an industry set of clubs averages 26 cycles per minute (cpm), or nearly 10 percent of the club’s frequency, and some vary by as much as 50 cpm. The variance of Sure Stix sets is no more than 1 cpm or less than 0.5 percent.

3. How did Sure Stix get started?

In 1977, CPGA Professional Bud Malloy asked himself why it was that most golfers he taught had a favorite golf club in their bag? This intriguing question led him to a local engineering firm where professional engineer Eric Cook began work on answering the question. Six years and many tests later, they had proof beyond a reasonable doubt, that the favorite club was selected because the flex of the shaft fit the swing of the golfer more closely than the shafts in other clubs.

From a sure scientific approach, Cook could not rationalize the standard golf industry approach of making golf clubs stiffer as the club got shorter. It seemed more logical that, if you were going to use one repeating golf swing, you should have a set of clubs that all have the same flex of shaft. The controlled tests conducted by Cook and Malloy between 1977 and 1983 proved this theory to be true. Since that time, thousands of happy golfers using the Sure Stix system have verified these findings.

4. Will a person’s frequency change from year to year if their ability changes?


NO. The clubs will perform better for the golfer as his ability improves. The reason is that there is no correlation between clubhead speed, size, or ability of the golfer to the frequency of the shaft needed. Thus, a high handicapper may well take a stiffer shaft than a touring professional. We have many documented cases on file.