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Shortening driver shaft

post #1 of 4
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Do you just have it cut down or does that screw up the flex points and other physics of the shaft such that to properly do it you have to buy a new shaft in the shorter length and attach that to your club face?

 

I have a Callaway XHot2 that I got fitted for at PGA Superstore but am now taking lessons and pro says it's too long.  It is a good 1.5" longer than my old driver and I find I tend to choke up on it anyway.

 

Thanks in advance for your advice.

post #2 of 4

The swing weight will change 2.5 points per half inch you shorten it, will also play more stiff. Can't say exactly how much because every shaft is a little different.

post #3 of 4

So, yes, just taking a saw to the shaft will change the dynamics of the club.  A club repair shop should be able to do the job for you without changing the flex unduly and make necessary adjustments to the swing weight.  There are a number of posts on this site on the topic if you use search and more can no doubt be found with a Bing search.

post #4 of 4

My personal experience cutting the shaft of two drivers by one inch was the 5 point reduction in swingweight. It made the club useless for me, I added some lead tape but it was messy and I didn't like it.

 

Any change in shaft flex is minimal, you may not even notice it. The biggest problem is swingweight.

 

Use a professional fitter.

 

My opinion.

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