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Make your own Belly Putter

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#1 fitzmuffin711



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Posted 29 September 2011 - 02:21 PM

So this is my second attempt at converting a conventional putter to a belly putter and i'm really happy with the results. When I made my first belly putter, I used an old Taylormade Fontana putter and the butt end of an old graphite shaft for the extension. It worked okay but i had trouble getting the extension to sit flush inside the original putter shaft.

The second time around, I used a YES Tracy putter that i bought for 15 bucks in great condition off of Craigslist. For the extension I used a .580 steel shaft extension that i bought from Golfsmith. This whole project was inspired by Reteif's old Tracy belly putter.

So first things first, I stripped off the old putter grip and scraped off the old grip tape. Then i sanded both ends of the extension and the inside of the original putter shaft just to rough em up a bit so they'll take the epoxy better. Then I slathered on the 5 min. Epoxy to one end of the shaft extension and the inside of the putter shaft. The fit was perfect. Once that was set, I actually had to epoxy about a 3 inch piece of the butt end of an old steel shaft onto the other end of the shaft extension because im kinda tall and i needed the extra 3/4 inch that it would provide me. I've got a 2 piece Winn grip coming in the mail tomorrow so once that gets here all thats left is to throw it on there and i'll be good to go. Also the grip will cover up the seams where the extension meets the shaft so it'll look nice and clean!!

Here you can see the seam where the shaft extension meets the shaft, and another  seam where i put the little bit of shaft that i epoxyed on the very end

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Edited by fitzmuffin711, 29 September 2011 - 02:35 PM.

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