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Have you ordered shorter length 3 or 5 wood?


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#1 PingPoncho

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:42 AM

Is it possible to order the Ping G25 3 or 5 wood 1 inch shorter from Ping? I seem to have more control with a shorter length wood and thought it might make more sense to order my new G25 woods with the length already shorten instead of doing it later. Have you ever done this?


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:35 PM

I have not done it personally, but I recall hearing others who have. It's definitely a good idea if its possible.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:41 PM

Yes I order ALL of my personal woods shorter.  I would guess I order a good percentage of customers clubs shorter as well.  Only fairway I am currently playing is an Anser 3 wood at 42.5".

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:05 PM

All my woods are short as well compared to today's standards. I play my driver at 44" & 3wood at 42.25", no distance loss & a lot more control with a much solider feel. Don't know why more guys don't go shorter, it would really help them find the center of the club face more often.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:25 AM

I contacted Ping and asked them if my PGA pro could shorten my woods without a problem. They told me Ping would be able to adjust the Swing Weight etc that shortening the length would impact and my PGA pro could not do that. They suggested I send my clubs to Ping to shorten. What would Ping do besides shortening the shaft length?

PS: How do you determine how much to shorten the shaft length?

Edited by PingPoncho, 06 January 2013 - 08:27 AM.


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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:30 AM

Yep...I play my driver @ 44.5" and my 3 wood @ 42.75"

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:39 AM

If you also wanted to increase the loft on a fairway wood, would Ping be able to do that as well?

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:50 AM

View PostPingPoncho, on 06 January 2013 - 08:25 AM, said:

I contacted Ping and asked them if my PGA pro could shorten my woods without a problem. They told me Ping would be able to adjust the Swing Weight etc that shortening the length would impact and my PGA pro could not do that. They suggested I send my clubs to Ping to shorten. What would Ping do besides shortening the shaft

I am curious as well because I have heard that ping shafts are counter balanced and that shortening the shaft actually increases swing weight instead of lowering it.  Can anyone confirm?  I've also heard varying stories that ping will not hotmelt to add swingweight, others say they do.  

It does seem at least with ping's drivers that they are a bit heavier than most oem's which is always good for shortening. Not sure about their fairway woods
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:13 PM

I did this trick via a different method. I purchased a R11s 4 wood ( 17* ).  Adjusted loft to 15.5*, almost 3 wood loft, but with shorter 4 wood shaft, and smaller profile head than 3 wood ( I prefer smaller profile ). Shaft is the Phenom, ball launches and just goes and goes. As long, high, and accurate as any 3 wood I've ever owned.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:29 PM

I've always had to get my fairway woods ordered half an inch longer (per my fitter). With these new woods being made longer I no longer have to do that.

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