I must start out by saying that I have noone around here within a reasonable distance that I can really trust to do this correctly for me.
I am 5'5" tall and have a fairly steep swingplane. My irons which were custom fit, and I hit beautifully, ended up being 1.25" shorter than standard, 2.5* upright. My current driver is 46" long and has a D5 swingweight and has the standard Callaway grip which weighs 55g. With my height and fairly steep swingplane, I am having a lot of problems with this driver. I want to have it cut down to 44.5" to pick up some consistency, which is where my old driver was, but I'm concerned with changing the swingweight too much and screwing up the driver. (been there, done that).
If I cut 1.5" off the driver and regrip it with my standard Winn Hero grip that weighs 25g, approximately how much weight should I add to the head of the driver to maintain a reasonable swing weight? And where would be the optimal place to place the lead tape assuming I have a reasonably straight ball-flight?
Thanks for any advice in advance. If I can get more consistent off the tee, I can start shooting in the 70's... assuming I hit the irons as good as I have been lately.