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post #19 of 28

For me, 45" is the longest i want a driver shaft.

post #20 of 28

Interesting excerpt from Wishon's book:

 

 

Quote:
Tiger Woods has swung a 43.5 inch driver most of his career on tour. If he could hit the ball straight with a 45 inch club–he would. He can't; so he doesn't. And he knows if he did use a longer driver, he'd have even more trouble keeping it in play. The average driver length for all the other pros on the PGA Tour today is 44.5 inches. Now if Tiger and the rest of his pals know they can't control a 45 inch long stick, what are the chances that you can?

 

 

Source: http://www.wishongolf.com/books/search_club_excerpt.php

post #21 of 28

For what it's worth I cut my Nike Sumo driver down to 43.75" and I still choke down on it. I really didn't see any loss in distance at all. I did gain accuracy and it just feels better to swing at that length. I'm 5'11" btw.

post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by mtsalmela80 View Post

Others say that cutting from the butt end results in a miniscule stiffness adjustment, the bigger issue is the head weight shift.
 



Why would you cut anywhere but the butt end of the club?

post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by MiniBlueDragon View Post

Interesting excerpt from Wishon's book:

 

 

 

 

Source: http://www.wishongolf.com/books/search_club_excerpt.php


The book is dated and the info is out of date.

 

Don't think Tiger uses a 43.5 inch driver since about a lifetime ago. He started on tour with a 43.5 steel shafted driver.

 

See   http://msn.foxsports.com/golf/story/woods-driver-club-masters-nike

 

 

From April 9, 2010

 

"Graphite Design shipped 10 of the Tour AD DI shafts to Nike's design and tour facility in Fort Worth, Texas. Woods showed up here with two VR Tour drivers, each with a DI-7X shaft.

The length of the driver is believed to be 44.75 inches, although Tiger and his camp have yet to talk about the new club. According to reliable sources, the two drivers were constructed at 44.75 and 45 inches in length."

 

There you have it -- Tiger's shaft is 45 inches.

 

No wonder the ladies want him.f3_laugh.gif

 

post #24 of 28

Weird. The version I read with the same info was Copyright 2011.

 

I guess the phrasing is a little ambiguous anyway, "Tiger Woods has swung a 43.5 inch driver most of his career on tour" doesn't necessarily mean he does now.

post #25 of 28

I think the copyright is updated annually but unless Tom has written another edition of his book, my guess is the first edition was written in 2003, and the book is written in that context.

 

It's almost 10 years later, and a generation ago since Tiger has been on tour, and equipment has gone through drastic changes over the past 10 years - shafts, club heads, etc.

 

Tiger - a 45 inch driver shaft. He'd probably go longer if he could control the shaft. Maybe he ought to try a Harrison Shotmaker.
 

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Originally Posted by MiniBlueDragon View Post

Interesting excerpt from Wishon's book:

 

 

 

 

Source: http://www.wishongolf.com/books/search_club_excerpt.php



 



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Originally Posted by Mr. Desmond View Post


The book is dated and the info is out of date.

 

Don't think Tiger uses a 43.5 inch driver since about a lifetime ago. He started on tour with a 43.5 steel shafted driver.

 

See   http://msn.foxsports.com/golf/story/woods-driver-club-masters-nike

 

 

From April 9, 2010

 

"Graphite Design shipped 10 of the Tour AD DI shafts to Nike's design and tour facility in Fort Worth, Texas. Woods showed up here with two VR Tour drivers, each with a DI-7X shaft.

The length of the driver is believed to be 44.75 inches, although Tiger and his camp have yet to talk about the new club. According to reliable sources, the two drivers were constructed at 44.75 and 45 inches in length."

 

There you have it -- Tiger's shaft is 45 inches.

 

No wonder the ladies want him.f3_laugh.gif

 



 

post #26 of 28


Well hindsight tells me "I dont know". But I did, I heated my old 2007 Burner till the shaft came out of the head, cut it down from there and re-epoxied it back on the head. Thing has held out for me without fail.

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Originally Posted by anthony View Post



Why would you cut anywhere but the butt end of the club?



 

post #27 of 28
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Originally Posted by Mr. Desmond View Post

I think the copyright is updated annually but unless Tom has written another edition of his book, my guess is the first edition was written in 2003, and the book is written in that context.

 


The version I have is The NEW Search for the Perfect Golf Club by Tom Wishon (Kindle Edition - 21 Jun 2011) which came out at the same time as the paperback version. Another reason I assumed the info was more current than perhaps it is. d2_doh.gif

post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by anthony View Post



Why would you cut anywhere but the butt end of the club?



You cut from the tip when you want to stiffen that tip and increase the kick point. I tried tipping more than spec -- one time. I took a perfectly great Ping TiSi driver around 1999, and fouled up a YS-6 shaft by tipping it -- It was great at killing small rodents from 50-250 yards.  

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