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Removing weight from lob wedge


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#1 Poolparty

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 12:04 PM

I play my wedges a quarter over standard, but I'm also very sensitive to swing weights. When I reshafted my 58 Vokey a quarter over the SW became unmanageable for me. I decided to buy a 56 and bend it back to 58 to solve the problem, but now I'm thinking I want 60 degrees instead and I still have the 58.

I think if I can remove 3-6 grams I can get the 58 feeling how I want it to. Anyone have any advice or experience doing this? I heard something about drilling the hosel deeper, or using very little epoxy to get the weight down. That would be ideal because I want it to look stock. I think the weight difference is about 4 grams.


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 12:07 PM

Have 2 holes ported into the back.  Search porting wedges. That's really the only way to remove enough to lighten the SW.
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:25 AM

Yeah I was hoping I could remove a little weight in other ways first and try that. Maybe it would be enough, and if it's not then I'd try porting. I think even as little as 3 grams could do the trick.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:29 AM

You can get about 1.5 SW points by drilling the hosel...don't it....but if you bend the loft/lie lookout...could crack...done that too.  :)
Or you can cut a 1/8th or 3/16 off the end of the hosel...done that too.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:13 AM

1.5 point SW increase made it unplayable?   Hum....

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:59 AM

wow.  can't fathom how 1/4" shaft makes something "unmanageable"
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:38 PM

While we are mentioning porting figured Id ask here instead of starting a thread. Would you be able to accomplish raising CG if you were to port then add weight via lead tape or something to the high toe?
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:13 PM

Change to a heavier grip and add weight under the grip ( lead tape ) until you think you offset the "swing weight", if you truly could feel the 1/4" length difference.
My guess is , check if the shaft is the same as the rest of the set ( or whichever club you're comparing it to ).  Different shaft will also cause the difference in feel for the golf swing not the added 1/4" length that caused it.

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