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nanohenry
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PostSubject: Putter shortening   Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:11 pm

I have a 34 inch putter. Like to shorten it to 32 inch. Have the following questions:
a. Does the putter need to be re balanced after cutting 2 inch-weight changed?
b. Can the grip retain in this process?
c. What is the issue of using a long putter?

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PostSubject: Re: Putter shortening   Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:25 pm

Ooops, I opened this thread thinking somehow there were tips on how to get the ball closer to the hole on approach thereby shortening the putt distance into the cup. Sorry.

You'll have to wait for the others to give you an intelligent reply to your questions. I'm clueless.

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PostSubject: Re: Putter shortening   Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:44 pm

Pardon my ignorance bro. I have no idea on ur question.

But hor, y don't u just grip 2 inches further down? ROFL
at least when u wanna sell, it will be easier lor....
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PostSubject: Re: Putter shortening   Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:02 pm

Sorry, I know even less about this subject but thought I'd post a picture of Robert Garrigus' 29.5 inch putter...are u sure 32 inches is short enough?




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PostSubject: Re: Putter shortening   Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:19 pm

i know less abt this subject than golfool, but i surmise....

the original poster is uncomfortable putting with a hard-on if he grip 2 inches down everytime he stroke his putter...







just kidding flower
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PostSubject: Re: Putter shortening   Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:27 pm

nice avatar Slinger...i can see our princess and ball picker have grown again.


sorry for the OT......
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PostSubject: Re: Putter shortening   Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:19 am

a. Does the putter need to be re balanced after cutting 2 inch-weight changed?

The swingweight of the putter is definitely gonna be less after you cut it. That is why Scotty Cameron have some Newports/Newport 2 at 330g for their 35", 340g for their 34" etc.

Does it matter to you? Try it out 1st. Sometimes, it feels better, sometimes it feels hollow or light. General preference for me is I like my putter to feel heavy but just to a certain extent only.

How many SW points it will change or how much 'lighter' it will feel or be? I think DGman can answer with a simple rule of thumb cal which I dunno but also to be sure, bring it down to a fitter who has a SW scale to accurately measure it instead of 2nd guessing.

Honestly, I have putters of various lengths. Some of the shorter ones, I have added tons of lead tape to the sole while others I have just kept it at their original weight. It just depends on how you feel with it and a golfer's comfort level is the most impt.

b. Can the grip retain in this process?

If it's still fairly new, it might still be able to. If its more than a few months old, forget it as it prob has hardened over use. Most fitters will want you to change to a new grip because it is less of a hassle. That needle to inject the fluid/solution sometimes breaks and that cost more than the grip itself. Unless that grip is extra special, just get it changed.

c. What is the issue of using a long putter?

Long ie broomstick/belly or Longer? If its a longer std putter, you will obviously have to have a diff stance compared to a shorter one. Some instructors preach getting closer to the ground so that you can see the line better while others promote a taller stance so that you can have a freer stroke. Personally, if you get fitted for a putter, the fitter will explain the impt of how to determine what is most comfortable.

If you are extending your current putter's length, just know that it will feel lighter after the extension and some lead tape might be required to obtain the original feel of the swing weight.


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PostSubject: Re: Putter shortening   Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:35 am

My 2 cents worth...

Get fitted!

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PostSubject: Re: Putter shortening   Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:05 am

So I think don't touch it first. Decide after play for a while.
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PostSubject: Re: Putter shortening   Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:27 pm

nanohenry wrote:
I have a 34 inch putter. Like to shorten it to 32 inch. Have the following questions:
a. Does the putter need to be re balanced after cutting 2 inch-weight changed?
b. Can the grip retain in this process?
c. What is the issue of using a long putter?

Need professional advise...


Suggest you seek professional advice from DGman. Make an appointment with him bro.
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