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How to use lead tape on your driver – GolfWRXers discuss



In our forums, our members have been discussing using lead tape on golf clubs. WRXer ‘khalespace’ kicks off the thread, saying:

“I have a TaylorMade M5 (9 degrees) driver. I have to move the 2 weights to the front because ball flight is too high, so I am not able to put a weight in the draw position. Can I add 10 to 20 grams on the heel to reduce fade bias? My fade is around 10 to 15 yards.”

And our members have been sharing their thoughts on using lead tape and how to get the best out of the accessory when it comes to golf.

  • nitram: “It depends on the density of the tape, but yeah, you can add that much. It’d be worth a try anyway. Just add tape until you get it where you like it. If it looks too hideous, remove the tape, weigh it, and either order the weights (as suggested above) or add hot melt.”
  • LukeDonaldsTiger: “I did it to achieve fade bias/eliminate hooks, and it works very well. Takes some tinkering to find the right amount and not to overdo it. Too heavy and consistency went down for me.”
  • jholz: “Try to be strategic with where you apply it to achieve the desired result. Feel free to move it around and experiment. For me, I just need to make my head heavier after cutting the shaft shorter. Not looking to impact ball flight. I’ve got a couple of strips that conform to the natural back weighting of the head, then a nice long strip from toe to heel just behind the compression channel on the sole. Works fine.”
  • forrester_fire: “I would say it probably works better than the sliding weights because you can position as much weight as you want, within reason, exactly where you want it.”

Entire Thread: “How to use lead tape on your driver”

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  2. geohogan

    Jan 3, 2022 at 3:50 pm

    Alternative to lead tape and hot melt
    is to stuff with Poly Stuffing (used for cushions, $5 a bag at Walmart)

    Drill through the threaded hole for weights,ca 1/8 inch.
    Stuff exact weight of poly stuffing, knowing it will distribute evenly
    within the cavity, reducing change to COG, which is signicant with tape and hot melt.
    Added bonus poly stuffing mutes the sound.. similiar to
    a silencer on gun.

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  5. Imafitter

    Dec 29, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    As I shortened my driver to 45″, I added tape on my G400 MAX from the center rear to the right and left front corners. But I saw how Davis Love III put the lead tape across the bottom rear of his driver, parallel to the face to get more forgiveness, and gave that a try. That worked great and I can tell the difference, as my miss hits are in the fairway.

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  9. geohogan

    Dec 13, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    That much hot melt or lead tape will likely mess up the COG.

    IMO, better to drill a hole (ca 1/8 inch) and stuff with poly stuffing.
    It mutes sound, nicely and because it expands, the added weight will be equally distributed.

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