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  1. Any advice for not hitting the ground with my driver? No matter how hard I try I either hit the ground or I am very close to the ground when I hit my driver. I am 71. Not real flexible either. I feel like I have a pretty good set up. I have tried not grounding the driver and it seems to help a little. I am usually high on the face and a little towards the toe. I have hitting in the net at home, marking the face and that is my pattern. I can really tell when I hit the center of the face. Anybody know of any good videos or drills to try. Thanks
  2. We only have one shop where I live so I don't have a big choice. Like I said I just like the shorter driver. I am 5'9". I think as far as swingweight unless it feels real heavy or real light I probably wouldn't know any difference. I think one of the guys on here said don't get hung up on swingweight just do what feels right.
  3. Yeah I know what you mean. I have only ever had two, if you want to call them fittings and I wasn't real impressed. I played last Monday with my driver I cut off and if felt good with the shorter shaft. I hit some good drives and some bad ones but the driver definitely feels better to me. If you would feel better with it shorter just buy the economy swingweight scale and check and see what your driver is and after you cut it off put it back to the same thing. I cut mine off 1 1/4 inches and put on a 25 gram grip and add 2 more grams to the grip and according to my little scale I am at D0. I don't know what it was before I cut it off. I know I feel better swinging the shorter shaft.
  4. This is what I did. I have a Titletist 917 D2 with a Diamana 60 gram shaft in regular flex. I measured it at 45 3/4 inches. I didn't have any way to check the swingweight before I cut it off. I took 1 1/4 inches off of it. I put on a 25 gram shaft and added 7 grams of lead tape. I played with it and did ok. The head of it felt a little heavy but really couldn't tell. I ordered one of the economy swingweight scales to check and see what I had. I came out with a D1 with no tape on the head, with the 25 gram grip and adding 5 grams on the end of the grip. It feels ok swinging it. Going to play Tuesday.
  5. Well I cut it off 1 1/4" off and put a golf pride 25 gram grip on and added 6 grams of tape to the head. I ordered me a swingweight scale so I can tell what it is. I like the feel of the shorter shaft. Going to play a round Monday. Did put some impact tape on and it in the net. Had a pretty good pattern. I'll post after the round.
  6. Savel25. What do you mean swingweight is outdated. I want to ask everyone this question. If I have a 44 1/2 inch driver at swingweight DO and it has a certain feel then I cut it off the 1 1/4 inch and I do what ever I have to to get it back to DO will it feel the same. If it is off two or three swing weights could I tell the difference anyway. If I make a good swing and hit it in the sweet spot will it make any difference in what the ball does? Does the swingweight just help me get the club back to the center of the sweet spot? Thanks for the information and still looking for more.
  7. Thanks for the replies. I've have tried gripping down and it just doesn't work for me. I prefer to hold the top of the club. If I can cut 1 1/4" off and use the 25 gram grip and get to within two swing weights I'll just add a couple of grams of lead tape to the head and that should put me close. I probably wont' know the difference anyhow. That's kind of what I wanted to know. I have the driver set to 10.5 with a slight draw. I had it set to 11.5 but couldn't really tell any difference. I don't tee my ball up real high. Usually about centerline of ball to top of driver. I use impact tape sometime to see where I am hitting. Usually a little toward the toe and a little high. I just feel like I have better control with the shorter club. I may go with the 1 1/4". Thanks all.
  8. I know this subject has been discussed many times on the forum and there are many different opinions. I have several drivers of different lengths and I prefer the shorter driver. None of them have been re swingweighted. I am a senior golfer with a 81 mph swing speed with driver. As far a length goes it seems about 43 1/2 feels the best. I have a Callaway x2 driver that is 43 inches long and I really like the length. I added some tape to the head but I know the swing weight is still off. This is my question. I have a Titleist 917 d2 driver with a Diamana 60 gram shaft in regular flex. It measures 44 1/2". I want to go to 43 1/4". If I cut the 1 1/4" off and go to a 25 gram grip would the swing weight be close. I have read that a heavier shaft would help but I had rather not change the shaft. Any opinions appreciated. Thanks
  9. I think I am going to take the 3 out of my bag also. I am a senior also. I am more apt to get a good hit with the 5 than the three and for me it is not that much difference in distance which isn't much anyway. A good hit with my 5 wood is about 180 and not much farther with my 3. If I take it out I won't be tempted to hit it.
  10. The Fly Z shafts weigh 65 grams. I didn't know how much the CFS shaft weighed. I hadn't thought about the length. I just went out to my shop and compared the length between the Ping 7 iron and the Cobra 7 iron. It is 1/8". I don't know how you measure the length of a iron though. I stood them up and put the toe of both clubs even then looked at the top of the grip. The Cobra is 1/8" longer. The sole of the Ping is much wider. I have two other seven irons. One is a old Adams Idea iron and the other is a older Adams o5. I have the sets of both. They are older clubs and the Cobra's the newest and they are a few years old. I basically hit the two Adams sets and the Cobra's about the same. The Ping is different. I hit it straight up in the air and no distance. I don't do this with the other three seven irons so I don't know. My other clubs dont's have near the offset. Don't know if that would have anything to do with it. I did not get a full fitting. I just hit them in the simulator and thought they felt good and bought them. I think if I would have carried them to the range I would have knew I couldn't hit them. I'll probably take them back and see if he has anything else I can try. For no more than I get to play the clubs I have are probably fine I just thought I might get some clubs that are a little newer. The Adams clubs are old, I am not sure on the Fly Z's. I am going to take them back and see if the guy will work with me. If he won't I'll sell them on ebay and just take a loss. I gave 350.00 plus tax for them. They are 4 -9 with pw, u, sw with the cfs shaft and ping grips in good shape. I'll take 325.00 shipped if anyone wants them.
  11. I posted that I had bought some Ping g20 irons with the ping shaft in regular flex. I just cannot hit them. I just sky the ball and they feel heavy. I weighed them on my scales (just static weight) and they are heavier than the clubs ( Cobra Fly Z) than I have been playing with. For an example the Cobra 7 iron weighs 380 grams and the Ping 7 iron weighs 420 grams. The Cobra pitching wedge weighs 400 grams and the Ping pitching wedge weighs 440 grams. It is a definite difference when you pick one up and lay it down and pick the other one up. I didn't realize they were that much heavier. Like I said I just sky the ball and get no distance. I am sure it is just me. I bought them from the only shop in town on August 3rd. Wonder if they would let me trade them in on something else? Is that normal? All the clubs I have were bought online. I did buy a Titletist 917 d2 driver also so maybe they will help me out with some type trade. They had several used sets. Going to try to check tomorrow. If I look at another used set would it be out of line to ask them to let me take them to the driving range and hit a bucket of balls with them. The Ping g20's felt good hitting off the carpet but not when I actually played off grass. Thanks
  12. I may go by there tomorrow and let them check the swingweight and talk to them about it. Thanks
  13. Thanks arturo28mx for the reply. I agree with you. I think if the club head doesn't feel to light to you and your hitting it to suit you then play it. Just my 2 cents. Thanks
  14. I bought a used Titletist 917 d2 driver from the golf shop here in town. I hit it some of the monitor but I really couldn't tell if I was hitting it good or not. I've played a couple of round with it and I have hit one or two good drives with it. I was thinking about shortening the shaft but I just put a tape mark down a inch or so and thought I would try that. I have a net to hit into here in my yard so I put an impact sticker on it and hit balls into the net. Almost everything was low left on the face. It is adjusted to 10.5 degrees and slight draw. I don't draw the ball but thought it might help me hit it a little straighter. After I got through hitting I was cleaning the club and I noticed that towards the end of the club it looks like it has a plug in it. Does it come with this? I am wondering if the previous owner had the tip weighted. The head by itself weighs 200 grams. Total static weight of the club 320 ounces. Does this sound right. The reason I am asking is I have a Callaway X2 Hot driver that has a short shaft in. I took it to the golf shop and had them check the swing weight and of course it was way light. The guy told me I would have to add 20 grams of weight to the head to get it back close. I don't know exactly how much I did add because I didn't weigh it before I started adding tape but I add a pretty good bit. With all the tape on it it weighs 205 grams and total weight of the club is 315 grams.. I would like to know what the head of the 917 should weigh. I have 4 other drivers and it seem like I can hit the center of the face better with them. I think I am going to take it back to the shop and have them check the swing weight and ask about the plug. Thanks
  15. I've seen people choke down on drivers and I know they haven't done anything to the driver either. I can swing this 917 d2 and hold it at the very end or choke down a inch or so and swing it both ways and I can't tell any difference in the way it feels myself. One of the guys said on a post I read somewhere to don't get hung up on swing weight. He said if you cut the club off and it feels ok and you hit it ok don't worry about it so I don't really know. I have a Callaway x2 hot driver with a fubuki 50 gram shaft in A flex. It measures 43" long. I took it to the shop here in town and let them check the swing weight. It was way light. I liked the way if felt. I had some lead tape so I taped it up. With the tape the head it weighs the same as the 917 d2. Both heads weigh 200 grams. I know the shafts weigh a little different. I may send the 917 d2 off to someone that knows what they are doing and have it cut down a little. I would hope to be able to use the same shaft. I just like the shorter driver. Thanks for all the comments.
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