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PostSubject: Re: is it advisable to cut driver shaft?   Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:25 pm

hi guys

thanks alot, learnt alot about fitting now!

shall try to play with my driver more, then maybe go club fitter one of these days
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PostSubject: Re: is it advisable to cut driver shaft?   Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:05 pm

Derek wrote:

For the stuff that we hit off the deck, lie angle is crucial and normally that is adjusted rather than cutting off 2-3 inches from the shaft.
Why is lie angle more crucial for stuff you hit off the deck, assuming you hit a wood/long iron off the deck?
Lie angle would be more crucial for accuracy for the shorter irons. The greater the loft, the more the lie angle is a major contributor to the accuracy/direction.
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PostSubject: Re: is it advisable to cut driver shaft?   Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:02 pm

my drivers are 45.5" and i grip it lower 1".

dun ask me why. it just works.
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PostSubject: Re: is it advisable to cut driver shaft?   Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:04 pm

Maybe it promotes proper release, since any failure to roll over your hands through impact will result in chafed wrists.
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PostSubject: Re: is it advisable to cut driver shaft?   Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:24 pm

Some of these questions are best left to the Master to answer...
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PostSubject: Re: is it advisable to cut driver shaft?   Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:57 pm

just came back from range..

tried my new driver.. anyway this was my side view swing video.. i know cant see much.. maybe can just see how short I am..! Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: is it advisable to cut driver shaft?   Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:41 am

Stop saying you are short.....it's like a needle poking into me whenever you say that word! Mad
For me, a shorter driver give me more confident to whack. I have used a 43.5" driver, a 44.5", 45" and 46" driver, 43.5" give me the best control but the least distace. 45" is the most balance of all the other. I don't prefer 46" as I can't control it.
Kooky, you have a nice swing with solid impact. Just curious, is that hit a fade? Wink
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PostSubject: Re: is it advisable to cut driver shaft?   Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:37 am

Yarra wrote:
Some of these questions are best left to the Master to answer...

He is busy churning butter. By hand.
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PostSubject: Re: is it advisable to cut driver shaft?   Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:04 pm

jimmychoo wrote:
Stop saying you are short.....it's like a needle poking into me whenever you say that word! Mad
Some ppl short, other ppl shorter... albino
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PostSubject: Re: is it advisable to cut driver shaft?   Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:39 pm

If you can hit a good shot everytime with ur current driver than my suggestion would be, maintain the driver shaft. If not, do visit ur golf fitter for Pro advise.
Do concentrate more on your short game & putting !

cheers
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PostSubject: Re: is it advisable to cut driver shaft?   Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:05 pm

Ssquirrel wrote:
Derek wrote:

For the stuff that we hit off the deck, lie angle is crucial and normally that is adjusted rather than cutting off 2-3 inches from the shaft.
Why is lie angle more crucial for stuff you hit off the deck, assuming you hit a wood/long iron off the deck?
Lie angle would be more crucial for accuracy for the shorter irons. The greater the loft, the more the lie angle is a major contributor to the accuracy/direction.

Umm ... that is what I meant, by deck I mean floor, fairway, rough, basically not on a tee.

The comparison is against using a driver where the ball sitting on a tee.

Unless my understanding of deck has been wrong all this while ...
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PostSubject: Re: is it advisable to cut driver shaft?   Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:12 pm

jimmychoo wrote:
Stop saying you are short.....it's like a needle poking into me whenever you say that word! Mad
For me, a shorter driver give me more confident to whack. I have used a 43.5" driver, a 44.5", 45" and 46" driver, 43.5" give me the best control but the least distace. 45" is the most balance of all the other. I don't prefer 46" as I can't control it.
Kooky, you have a nice swing with solid impact. Just curious, is that hit a fade? Wink

hi jimmy. sorry about that. thank you for ur advise.

yesterday was my first time trying out my driver and due to time constraints did not play too much with it, as much as I liked, by the time i got my swing warmed up. (Evil or Very Mad SLICES!! Evil or Very Mad) That particular shot was a slight fade.. but so far my shots yesterday were mostly (very) high slight fade.. come to think of it, there was seldom a slight draw the whole of last night. Again I did not have much time to play around, as my last driver (burner) was S flex and I tee very high. I will try to tee lower the next session to see if I can lower the flight and gain more distance.. this stock shaft is a R flex with a high torque (5 deg)..

as for club fitting, I always have the feeling that my swing is not good enough, and is not the equipment. hence i tend to shun swing analysis by club fitters.

anyway, my new driver, in case anyone is wondering, is the sq dymo bought from lukewa. maybe the sound u all can recognise liao.

thank you all the bros for your friendly replies and advises. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: is it advisable to cut driver shaft?   Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:38 pm

kooky wrote:
just bought a new driver.. it is 45.75inches..

i am just 1.68m... hence I don't know, feels a little long.

hence is it possible to cut the shaft length by 1 inch? I guess it does affect the specs of the shaft? Approx how much to cut the shaft?

Hey Kooky,

just wanna add this input...

TW during 2003 was using a 43.5inch driver click here

But is now using a 45inch shaft length.
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