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Lengthening and Regripping a Putter

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So I recently purchased a used 33" Scotty Cameron Studio Stainless Newport 2.5 lefty putter. I kind of prefer putters that are 34" or more to my liking 35" (since i'm like 6'2").

I was thinking about lengthening it 1 or 2 inches. What can people tell me about this? I heard it isn't hard to do. Could my local Golfsmith take care of this for me? and should I trust them to do it lol. Any idea how much this should cost, and if I could get it done in a single store trip or am I going to have to drop it off? Will the grip be intact and sellable afterwards or is it going to get ruined?

It has a black Ping grip on it as well, and I kind of wanted to get a new grip put on it since the grips going to have to come off for the extension anyways. What do you guys think? Any recommendations for grips? Can I do this as well as Golfsmith or am I going to have to send it in to Scotty Cameron? What do you guys think about fatter grips versus normal grips? I saw some Scotty grips on eBay for around $25 so I was considering that.

Thanks
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Re: Lengthening and Regripping a Putter

Originally Posted by Knockglock View Post
So I recently purchased a used 33" Scotty Cameron Studio Stainless Newport 2.5 lefty putter. I kind of prefer putters that are 34" or more to my liking 35" (since i'm like 6'2").

I was thinking about lengthening it 1 or 2 inches. What can people tell me about this? I heard it isn't hard to do. Could my local Golfsmith take care of this for me? and should I trust them to do it lol. Any idea how much this should cost, and if I could get it done in a single store trip or am I going to have to drop it off? Will the grip be intact and sellable afterwards or is it going to get ruined?

It has a black Ping grip on it as well, and I kind of wanted to get a new grip put on it since the grips going to have to come off for the extension anyways. What do you guys think? Any recommendations for grips? Can I do this as well as Golfsmith or am I going to have to send it in to Scotty Cameron? What do you guys think about fatter grips versus normal grips? I saw some Scotty grips on eBay for around $25 so I was considering that.

Thanks
I'm not sure how much it would costto get an extension on the grip, but I just went to my local Golfsmith to get a putter regripped and it cost me $5.79 plus tax as well as labor. Total was $9.02. The Scotty grips there were $15. I think it's around $3 for the labor.

I inquired at another golf shop near me for cutting down rather than lengthening and it was $5 if I remember correctly for the labor. My guess is that you will pay a few bucks more for the lengthening (assuming they can do it).

As far as the fatter grips, I personally like the midsize grips more myself. I just purchased a putter on ebay and it had a fat Winn grip and it wasn't for my liking, but my coworkers loved the really fat grip that it came with. This is a personal choice IMO.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Lengthening and Regripping a Putter

It is relatively easy. If you are capable of removing your current grip, the extentions are available very inexpensively, based on the butt diameter of your putter. They are epoxied it and then cut to your desired length. You can even reuse your old grip, if you wish. Any golf repair shop can do this in minutes.
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Last week I had my putter extended an inch and had a new grip put on for 15 dollars total.
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Originally Posted by Mathlete1123 View Post
Last week I had my putter extended an inch and had a new grip put on for 15 dollars total.
Did you notice a difference in feel or sound or anything with the extension in?
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Originally Posted by Knockglock View Post
Did you notice a difference in feel or sound or anything with the extension in?
No difference in sound. The new grip makes my grip feel a lot more solid, and I'm a lot more comfortable standing over the ball because of the extra length. I also had it weighted (he put some tungsten powder down the shaft, then heated it so it would stay at the bottom) so it feels a lot different.
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Re: Lengthening and Regripping a Putter

If you really want it to feel good spend a little money and add a heavier putter shaft. ($30), then back weight it ($30). I just did that to my older Scotty Cameron. I made a 40 footer, 3 10footers and all of my 3 footers yesterday....plus I took my large grip off and went back to standard...feels much better
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Originally Posted by Titanfann View Post
If you really want it to feel good spend a little money and add a heavier putter shaft. ($30), then back weight it ($30). I just did that to my older Scotty Cameron. I made a 40 footer, 3 10footers and all of my 3 footers yesterday....plus I took my large grip off and went back to standard...feels much better
Ah that is sooo tempting! My biggest issue with my putter currently (a junior set putter P.O.S., the Scotty in my signature is on its way) is how unbelievable light it is. Makes hitting any longer putts extremely difficult!

What exactly is back weighting it? Could I just do one or the other to save some cash? What about lead tape?
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Re: Lengthening and Regripping a Putter

Originally Posted by Knockglock View Post
Ah that is sooo tempting! My biggest issue with my putter currently (a junior set putter P.O.S., the Scotty in my signature is on its way) is how unbelievable light it is. Makes hitting any longer putts extremely difficult!

What exactly is back weighting it? Could I just do one or the other to save some cash? What about lead tape?
I've backweighted a few with lead tape. Problem is it takes alot of lead tape. Just have to cut about 3 inch strips and put them inside the shaft. It is cheaper and it will work just as weel but it's not adjustable. However, once you get it the right weight then that doesn't matter. If you search google you can find different weight kits. Some of them can be added to an existing grip by drilling a hole in the end once the grip is installed. Others come with a drip pre-installed. Good luck. Once you do this you can't putt with a putter without it. It makes the hands really stable as you swing the putter.
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Re: Lengthening and Regripping a Putter

Another idea would be take a putter you don't use anymore and get lead tape and a cheap putter grip and try it and experiment with different amounts of weight.
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