So I went to a range a while back and tested the Long Tom by Cobra. I liked it. It didn't feel unweildy or too heavy or whatever so I decided to put an extension in a driver I've had for a while and go to the range to see what happens.
First impressions are the increase in swing weight. It felt heavy and kind of weird.
But after a few swings I'm right into it. some folks on here will know I've been experimenting with swings of late and part of that has been a change in grip. So now I use a split baseball grip.....very Moe Norman if you know what I mean.
An observation on the split B/B grip is how it seems very torque-y, you can muscle the ball with the leverage of the split hands, whereas with the traditional grips/ interlocking etc you can swing the club and build speed gradually. The thing I noticed was that trying to swing the longer heavier with a trad grip was impossible. I just couldn't get the club to get to the impact position at all it was just TOO heavy. But with the split grip I seemed to be able to get the extra weight and length to work for me, not against me.
The weight seems to make my takeaway and transition smoother. So my questions are, what difference in swing speed are usual for a club at 48 inches as opposed to 46 and who swings a heavy club are there advantages?