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allenchapel

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shortening the putter
« on: February 21, 2007, 01:10:52 PM »
I own a BHB6-CC "Hoganardi" and was curious if shortening it from 35 to 33 would hurt the putters performance. The local pro said he wouldn't chop a scotty or Bett because it throws off the weight, still i find the putters to long and would like to shorten it. Any thoughts?

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Re: shortening the putter
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2007, 01:22:54 PM »
I think that's a very good question :)

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Re: shortening the putter
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2007, 01:46:22 PM »
Allen:

Any time you cut the length of a putter, you are changing the swing weight. What this means to YOU is a lighter head feel. Some people prefer heavier, some lighter. I WOULD caution you that once you cut it, the plugs they use to lengthen are a different weight, and can throw things off further.

It's like a haircut...it's easy to take it off, and hard to put it back on.

As far a performance, that's up to you. The putter will still roll a ball. It isn't going to change THAT aspect one bit.

I hope that helps.
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Re: shortening the putter
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2007, 01:50:28 PM »
Thats right shortening it wont change the performance of the putter but it will change the swing weight and make the head feel lighter for you...now whether or not you would mind a ligher feeling head is up to you...if it will bother you then you should probably sell that putter and go get a Bettinardi with a little heavier head weight like 350 grams or so. 

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Re: shortening the putter
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2007, 01:55:25 PM »
Say I have a 345 gram head and 33" length shaft. What would the swing weight be ?

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Re: shortening the putter
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2007, 06:19:34 PM »
Cameron's Studio Style 33/350 putters swingweight about C9 or D0 for reference.  I would bet a 33/345 would swingweight around C8.


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Re: shortening the putter
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2007, 08:43:40 PM »
My NP PP 33/350 swingweights a bit more than D2???

I had a BHB8C that was 35", that I chopped dwon to my preferred 33.75" from D5 (the stock grip is light so that helps), it ended up C8sh. I added 3 strips of lead tape to get it back up to D4.

The stock 35" Hoganardis are 335grams headweight. You can try to extrapolate the swingweight from there using your preferred grip.

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Re: shortening the putter
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2007, 09:54:53 PM »
I am not sure what my AC VII swingweight was before I cut it to 33.5.  I did add lead tape (4 strips of 1/2" wide tape, 3 inches long) to bring the swingweight to D1.  The putter feels right for me.
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Re: shortening the putter
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2007, 11:14:07 PM »
My answer to this is bias bec I do like my putters short and light. Im 5'5" 30" wrist to floor. 33" putter to me is still long. I have a Newport 2 33/350 and futura cut down to 32" works great for me. I actually took of the screw on weight on my futura which for me works better. If you really cant stand it cut it down but see if you can get replacement shaft for it in case you change your mind. To me putting is all about feel and comfort.. So by all means experiment..

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Re: shortening the putter
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2007, 10:01:54 AM »
Thanks for all the great feedback, I think I'll shorten the putter then if need be try lead tape. I'll let you guys know how it works. Thanks.