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Driver Length reduction and swingweight

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I have a Ping G15 with the Aldila Serrano shaft in X Flex.  I'd like to cut an inch off the butt of the shaft as it is too long at 45.75".  I have been just choking down on the grip, but I'd like to not have to do that. 

 

Through the search function here and using google I found that general rule of thumb for cutting the shaft one inch is that it will reduce SW by 6 points.  In my case that means D3 down to C7. 

 

First: Is the change in SW dependent on the weight of the shaft?  (i.e. will a shortening a lighter shaft result in less of a SW reduction than a heavier shaft?) The seranno is fairly light overall.

 

Second:  I have also read that a changing to a lighter grip will cheat the SW back up.  I have read that that -4g in grip weight is +1 SW.  Is this correct?  The stock Ping Grip is 51g.  If I replace it with a WinnLite, which is only 25g, will the -26g difference cheat the SW back almost equal to what it is now?

 

-6 SW for cutting an inch from the shaft

 

+6ish SW for reducing grip weight by 26g

 

Would that take care of it, is it that simple? 

 

Thanks in advance!

post #2 of 3



That should take care of it. That is exactly what I did with my driver.  Don't over think it. It is doubtful that you would feel a 2sw point difference anyway.

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Originally Posted by putter View Post

I have a Ping G15 with the Aldila Serrano shaft in X Flex.  I'd like to cut an inch off the butt of the shaft as it is too long at 45.75".  I have been just choking down on the grip, but I'd like to not have to do that. 

 

Through the search function here and using google I found that general rule of thumb for cutting the shaft one inch is that it will reduce SW by 6 points.  In my case that means D3 down to C7. 

 

First: Is the change in SW dependent on the weight of the shaft?  (i.e. will a shortening a lighter shaft result in less of a SW reduction than a heavier shaft?) The seranno is fairly light overall.

 

Second:  I have also read that a changing to a lighter grip will cheat the SW back up.  I have read that that -4g in grip weight is +1 SW.  Is this correct?  The stock Ping Grip is 51g.  If I replace it with a WinnLite, which is only 25g, will the -26g difference cheat the SW back almost equal to what it is now?

 

-6 SW for cutting an inch from the shaft

 

+6ish SW for reducing grip weight by 26g

 

Would that take care of it, is it that simple? 

 

Thanks in advance!



 

post #3 of 3
Thread Starter 


Cool, thanks.  Seemed to make sense.  If it works out close, I doubt I'll notice it too.
 

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Originally Posted by shades9323 View Post



That should take care of it. That is exactly what I did with my driver.  Don't over think it. It is doubtful that you would feel a 2sw point difference anyway.



 



 

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