As a Christmas gift, my wife gave arranged for me to send my Newport 2 to the Scotty Cameron Custom Shop. In addition to cosmetic additions, I figure its a good opportunity to change some of the specs. Earlier last this year I tweaked my setup based on a video that's been posted here before by Mike Shannon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLEdpWxt63U) and some tips from an older evolvr lesson and feel pretty comfortable with it. I'd like to make sure my equipment fits what I now feel is a relatively consistent stroke that I don't plan to tinker with. I'm wondering what you all think about this DIY approach:
Current specs: 35 inches, 71* lie, 4* of loft and 2 10g weights.
Length - I currently choke down about 2 inches. This lets my arms hang, the shaft to line up with my forearms, and gets my eyes over the ball. I'll probably take 1.5 inches off or so.
Lie - With my newish setup, the toe of my putter is closer to the ground, but its still not level. I'm thinking of taking a video of my stroke from behind, measuring the angle between the floor and the sole, and flattening the lie by that same amount. Is there any reason why that wouldn't work?
Loft -- Maltby says 4* effective loft is the right amount. If I take a video and measure my forward press, I can just subtract that from the 4* to find my effective loft.
Weight -- I've read that balancing requires that I add 10g to the head for every inch that I cut off, so I'll have to buy the appropriate weights based on what I end up cutting.
Of course, a proper fitting would be the ideal way to do this, but since I'm sending it away and the loft and lie changes are free, I might as well give this a shot. I can always get a proper fitting afterwards if I don't like this.
Is there any reason why this wouldn't work?