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Cutting Down Putter -> Impact on Weight


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#1 Scooter321

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 08:21 PM

If I cut down a putter shaft by 1 inch, what impact does it have on the weight and balance of the putter?

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 08:35 PM

Just like any other club, you lower the swingweight by 6 points, which of course makes the head feel much lighter to you.

The overall weight will drop by a few grams.  Whatever the weight is of that one inch piece of shaft.  Maybe 3 grams. Totally unimportant and impossible to sense.

There is no “balance” change to speak of.

If you wish to know what it will feel like, choke down an inch. That’s really all you’re doing when you cut it.
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Posted 10 June 2018 - 08:37 PM

View PostJagpilotohio, on 10 June 2018 - 08:35 PM, said:

Just like any other club, you lower the swingweight by 6 points, which of course makes the head feel much lighter to you.

The overall weight will drop by a few grams.  Whatever the weight is of that one inch piece of shaft.  Maybe 3 grams. Totally unimportant and impossible to sense.

There is no “balance” change to speak of.

If you wish to know what it will feel like, choke down an inch. That’s really all you’re doing when you cut it.

So 1 inch changes swing weight by 6 points? That seems like a lot. Does putting weight in the end of the shaft (counterweight grip) offset it in the same way or will that change the feel differently?
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Posted 10 June 2018 - 09:56 PM

A counter weight will make the putter feel heavier overall but is supposed to help with MOI. Swing weight may drop but it's prob negligible in a putter, the shaft is more upright and your hand are more over the ball.
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Posted 10 June 2018 - 11:51 PM

Most playeres benefit from less headwgt and more grip weight than standard, so dont worry about going shorter. Resetting original sw is not a good idea, find the total wgt and balance thats good for you, and thats most likely not the original balance.


Follow this link and scroll down to post #9 who is about putter tune up.

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Edited by Howard Jones, 10 June 2018 - 11:54 PM.


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 06:09 PM

Totally agree with Howard.
Majority of putter head weights are so heavy these days and 35” is actually the wrong length to have it on. The so called fix is a thick grip with more weight (though not all thick grips are significantly heavier) and it feels more normal and may workie.
Cutting down an inch actually gets to the more appropriate length for the heavier head. I’d stick a normal grip (or whatever you like) on and call it. Putting a heavy grip on a shortened club can actually a$$ backward and may not be necessarily.
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 10:25 PM

If I take a 69g grip off, cut down 1 1/2” and put a 75g on is it close to a wash? It’s an old Odyssey White Hot #5 that I will probably never replace. I don’t know the head weight of those heads.
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 10:28 PM

I cut down a 35" Odyssey 7 RX to 33" and put lead tape under the grip and the sole of the putter until it felt right to me.  Very subtle and subjective but I don't think it ruins the putter at all, have been doing this for years.
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 10:35 PM

View Postrfarrell51, on 10 January 2019 - 10:25 PM, said:

If I take a 69g grip off, cut down 1 1/2” and put a 75g on is it close to a wash? It’s an old Odyssey White Hot #5 that I will probably never replace. I don’t know the head weight of those heads.

No.  A heavier grip will make the swingweight even lighter.

You need to add weight to the head if you wish to maintain a similar head feel after shortening it.

If you want the head to feel the same after chopping 1.5 inches add 18-20 grams of head weight. 12 grams per inch.
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 12:57 AM

Would a lighter grip help? Say in the 60g range?

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 04:51 PM

View PostHoward Jones, on 10 June 2018 - 11:51 PM, said:

Most playeres benefit from less headwgt and more grip weight than standard, so dont worry about going shorter. Resetting original sw is not a good idea, find the total wgt and balance thats good for you, and thats most likely not the original balance.


Follow this link and scroll down to post #9 who is about putter tune up.

http://www.golfwrx.c...up-diy-fitting/
Does one simply apply grip tape directly over the lead tape once desired weight is there? Hope this doesn’t seem like a dumb question. Tried PM but it wouldn’t let me. Thanks.

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