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Can you change a driver loft

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Can you change a driver loft by 1* ( a 907.D1), and has anyone tried it with this driver or any other.
And who did it for you?
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Re: Can you change a driver loft

I am interested in peoples response to this. Can you Change a drivers loft?? I don't see how you could, but you never know. I'd like to drop mine to 8.5*. bump
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I am also interested!!! I would like to get on a launch monitor and make slight adjustments if needed to get the absolute most out of my driver and I do not want switch drivers. Anyones help would be great. Thanks!
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I will answer you with a kind of. To bend a driver hossel is a dangerous thing. more then likly you will not find any proshop willing to do it (odds are the club will be ruined and they dont want responsibility) However there are now ferruls available for various clubs that have a little shim on it that will change the loft or the lie angle depending on what you want it to do. golfworks.com I know has them. Also you know that the tolerence for most club companies is 1degree, so your 9.5 may be an 8.5 or a 10.5.
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i was wondering if you could do it for a 3 wood.
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Some fairway metal clubs and metal drivers - stainless steel ones - can be altered, by bending, for loft. I think some clubs, OEM and component ones, have adjustable or replaceable hosels that can alter lie angle, face angle, and possibly loft.

But if you're talking about trying to bend a titanium driver, I don't think you'll have much luck doing it, or getting someone to even try.

My thought was that it's fairly difficult to do if not impossible with titanium, as the metal is hard and has a tendency to break rather than bend under the forces needed to alter loft. But I've read recently about some tour pro saying he had a driver "bent strong."

Maybe I read it wrong and he was referring to a steel 3 wood, or maybe he just has a special, strong lofted one made for him and didn't have one "bent."

If you want a stronger lofted club when you're buying new, by the way, you can always ask the store to measure the loft on several drivers and pick the one that's the strongest. Quality control is great with pro-line OEM clubs, but there is still some variation, and it's possible that if you measured 10 identical copies of any model of "9 degree" driver in a store, you'd probably find one that was a degree stronger than the others.

However, you might also find that those 9-degree drivers are actually all 11 degree drivers...this was more common years ago than today maybe, but I've heard that the stamped loft on a driver ain't always the real loft.
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Yes, you can do this. I've read in Golf Digest where players state that their drivers have been bent to a certain degree.

I'm guessing this is done on the Tour Van or by a very skilled PF.
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Re: Can you change a driver loft

Originally Posted by golf_junkie27 View Post
Yes, you can do this. I've read in Golf Digest where players state that their drivers have been bent to a certain degree.

I'm guessing this is done on the Tour Van or by a very skilled PF.
So you read this too. I couldn't remember where I'd read it, and I know I've read elsewhere that it's very difficult to bend a titanium driver, so I wondered if maybe I had mis-read it (do I sound like Hillary Clinton? Or Roger Clemens?).

Of course, this whole discussion begs the question: Why? Wrong loft sounds like a perfect excuse to buy a new driver!

And if that's a problem - convincing the wife, perhaps, that a new driver is needed - you can always instruct someone to bend it several degrees and see what happens. When it comes back broken, you'll have no choice but to buy a new driver.
post #9 of 10

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I once took a fairway metal to a clubmaker and asked him to knock a few degrees off it, make it a few degrees stronger. He informed me that he can't do it. What you are doing is moving the shaft to toe in the club in, or moving the shaft back to fan it open. Loft is the angle of the clubface relative to the sole of the club. You can't change that relationship. It's a myth.
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your assumption that loft is decided by angle in relation to the sole is incorect. Loft is determined by the angle when the club is placed in the playing position. And this can be changed by bending the hossel, however it also changes the bounce of the club the ratio of one to one so if you have a 5 iron with 3 degrees of bounce and you bend it 2 degrees strong the bounce is now 1 degree. The club maker you took it was right not to try and change the angle of a wood (they very very often break but tour vans will do it for pros and they have a limitless amount of heads to work with) However if he said changing the loft of a club is a myth he is a poor club maker and I would look elsewere in the future.
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