please excuse my ignorance on this topic, but in searching on whether or not it's possible to bend a FW (and finding mixed results), i stumbled across this clock ferrule [link]. i have no idea how this process goes, so if anyone can advise me i'd appreciate the help.
a little background -- i have a Callaway Big Bertha 2004 7+ Wood (19deg). i absolutely love this club, as i can't hit my 3w with any consistency anymore, and i just got a "new" hand-me-down driver that i need to practice with a lot more before using it on the course. the smaller head of the 7w suits me very well both off the tee and in the fairway, and has for years. though now that i'm hitting my long irons better than i ever have, i'm finding fewer uses for the 7w, and i would like to get it back in my game.
as it stands, the 7w desperately needs to be re-gripped. with that in mind, i also planned on swapping out the uniflex shaft for a stiff shaft (as my irons are stiff, i'd like consistency). this got me thinking further -- if i'm doing all of that, i wanted to de-loft it by a degree or two to help spread the gap from my 3i (which is 21deg), and also cover a little more ground so i can consider simply taking the 3w out of the bag entirely to make room for a wedge down the road.
i know that probably sounds funny (read: stupid) to some... de-lofting a friggin' 7w to 17deg, but it's a sentimental club. and i almost like the novel nature of the idea... it'd certainly be a talker on the course (also before anyone suggests it -- i don't want to buy a new club to fill that gap, i'm not interested in hybrids, et al... my wife and i have a baby on the way in July, so the cheapest solution with my current equipment is the preferable, if only, option.)
so, i read bending a FW is a risky proposition. but from what i can tell, the clock ferrule linked above seems to fit the bill safely.
am i way off-base, here?? do these account for the clubface (...opening??)...?? am i not accounting for anything?? there's a shop in town that can re-grip/re-shaft the club for cheap, so i imagine they could install this in the process.
again, i anticipate some will consider this a dumb idea. don't rain on my parade too hard -- i'm simply trying to have fun with the game.