Snapcap Ferrule Review

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SnapCap ferrules are an interesting option for golfers that like to customize their clubs with unique colors and match all of their components.  Currently only available for .355T and .370 irons.

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Introduction

SnapCap ferrules came about when founder, Jason Narvett, wanted to match his ferrules to his new grips.  Unfortunately, the only way to do this was by removing the clubhead and replacing the old ferrules with new ones.  The solution they devised was a two-piece ferrule that could be snapped and glued into place without having to remove your clubhead from the shaft.

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Looks

SnapCap ferrules are good looking on a golf club.  True to their wishes, SnapCap provides a variety of different colors and it seems like they’re always adding new options every time I visit their website.  You can even order 2-tone packs that combine different halves to give you that many more options to customize your clubs.  When installed, you have to look really close to notice the seam.

I only have two real criticisms, and they’re specific to the chrome ferrules.  First, I flat out didn’t like how the chrome ferrules looked on my clubs when I was playing.  I thought they looked good as pictured above, but on the course, they just didn’t mix well with me.  I also didn’t like that it was nearly impossible to avoid having glue prints on the chrome ferrule.  That detracted from the appearance.

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Quality & Value

I was skeptical about the quality of the SnapCap ferrules, but I was pleasantly surprised once they were installed on the club.  They click together nicely, and they feel solid.  The one thing I don’t like is that you have to use a specific super glue per their instructions (pictured above).  I did not test other options on my own, but I would be more in favor of these ferrules being compatible with a small dab of regular shaft epoxy.  That said, I wouldn’t call this a deal breaker.

On my second set of SnapCap ferrules I tested, I had issues with them popping off.  I used them for a driving range session, and after the first one popped off, I figured it was likely a fluke or poor installation on my part.  When I lost three more, I became concerned.  I used adequate glue, but maybe the shaft needs to be prepped for better adhesion, or a stronger adhesive is required.  Either way, this begins to cut into the simplicity of the product.

I think there’s a lot of value in the SnapCap if you are looking for something like this.  Profound, right?  What I mean is that I know plenty of people that would say, “look, give me the regular black ferrules, I don’t need to be able to change them, and I don’t really care about customization.”  This person isn’t going to be interested in paying $1.25 a ferrule.  Without diving deep into market pricing, I feel like $1.25 a ferrule (they come in 8-packs priced at $9.95) is a fair price for an interesting color ferrule and a niche product.  Personally, I think if you’re the target audience, the pricing is pretty reasonable.

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Conclusion

If you’re looking to customize your golf clubs as much as possible, then SnapCap ferrules are worth taking a look at.  They are really easy to install and definitely add a dash of personality.  Hopefully down the road, SnapCap will take the next step and provide hybrid and wood versions of their ferrules to round out their product line.

Bill Bush
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  1. They are also nice if a OEM ferrule breaks. I had that happen this summer and had one of these put on that club.

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