I Clipped the Wings a Little on my PING Sigma Tyne H

Sean289Sean289 Members Posts: 902 ✭✭
I would firstly like to thank FAbb for posting a picture of what this might look like and to DHarry who started a thread about possibly going about doing this for my inspiration.

I have gone through an obscene amount of putters over the last 2 and a half years. The best feeling one I have come across is the Tyne H but I just could not get used to the heavy 370g head.

I decided to use a bandsaw to shave off a few grams. You can see from the pictures that it looks very DIY but I am not bothered as I only look at the sight line when I am lining it up.

I was attempting to take 20g off it and I ended up taking off 18g so I am pretty happy that I was close. A 352g head is perfect as I play putters at 35”. I am not going to make the audacious claim that it will stay in the bag for a very long time but it has been over 2 years that I have been this sure about a putter. It rolls fantastically and the toe hang as I thought, has remained the same.



[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Driver: PING G400 Max[/font]
[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]3 Wood: PING G30[/font]
[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]5 Wood: PING G30[/font]
[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]3 Hybrid: Taylormade M3[/font]
[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]4-9: PING G Series[/font]
[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]PW: Titleist Vokey SM5 48[/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]º[/font]
[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]SW: Titleist Vokey SM5 52[/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]º[/font]
[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]LW: Titleist Vokey SM5 60[/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]º[/font]
[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Putter: PING Anser Tr 1966[/font]
[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Ball: Titleist ProV1x[/font]

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  • specialtonyspecialtony Tony Members Posts: 176 ✭✭
    edited Nov 8, 2018 #2
    Pretty cool. I’m surprised that it took off 18g as I would have thought that would be less. Were you able to get the two sides perfectly even?
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  • KaTooMKaTooM Members Posts: 1,312 ✭✭
    Whoa! Congratualtions on going beyond "the point of no return!"



    I hope you like your "new" putter and it stays in the bag a LOOONG time!
  • getitdailygetitdaily Members Posts: 2,433 ✭✭
    edited Nov 8, 2018 #4
    Interesting. Doesn't look bad at all. Looks the same size as the evnroll and cleveland wing mallets. Have you rolled it on a green yet?



    Btw, digging my tyne h still too. 370 at 33.5 with a 70+g grip is perfect for me.



    Will make significant progress on my 2ball fang to plumber's neck this weekend. Should have the borehole complete saturday.
  • WdwfreakWdwfreak Golf Pro - Wisconsin Posts: 1,022 ✭✭
    That's fantastic looking! Like Cam Champs mini Tyne.



    Only thing I would recommend is filing and sanding so the edges are less aggressive and sharp. I think the weight loss would be very small but the look would be improved!
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  • OpinderOpinder Banned Posts: 422
    Awesome. Nice job done!



    Look better!
  • semarlorsemarlor Charlotte, NCMembers Posts: 608 ✭✭
    Pair of brass ones on this guy! I like it! Hope it rolls well for you!
  • 5hort5tuff5hort5tuff Members Posts: 3,286 ✭✭
    edited Nov 8, 2018 #8
    If you do end up loving it send it away for a refinish...they will soften the ends a bit and refinish.



    It looks great as is too...I love a little DIY
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  • TheCityGameTheCityGame Traj like Minaj Members Posts: 15,077 ✭✭
    Sweet. Fabb's my buddy. He'll appreciate the shout out. Love a good diy job on equipment.



    Putter needs a good name, like Stubby.
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  • eagle1997eagle1997 Members Posts: 18,048 ✭✭


    Stubby




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  • getitdailygetitdaily Members Posts: 2,433 ✭✭
    eagle1997 wrote:



    Stubby




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  • FAbbFAbb Members Posts: 15,811 ✭✭
  • FAbbFAbb Members Posts: 15,811 ✭✭
    Can you measure the length you clipped off?



    I've got a guy in my golf club that does machining, and he offered to mill off whatever length of the fangs I want.



    If you measure from the back of the flange along the inside of the fang, it's about 2" long. Visually, I was thinking cutting half that length would be ideal. It looks like you only cut about half an inch though?



    I'd definitely have to add weight back to the head if I cut off as much as I was thinking.
  • Sean289Sean289 Members Posts: 902 ✭✭
    FAbb wrote:
    Can you measure the length you clipped off?



    I've got a guy in my golf club that does machining, and he offered to mill off whatever length of the fangs I want.



    If you measure from the back of the flange along the inside of the fang, it's about 2" long. Visually, I was thinking cutting half that length would be ideal. It looks like you only cut about half an inch though?



    I'd definitely have to add weight back to the head if I cut off as much as I was thinking.




    It measures right about five eighths of an inch from the furthest out point.



    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Driver: PING G400 Max[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]3 Wood: PING G30[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]5 Wood: PING G30[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]3 Hybrid: Taylormade M3[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]4-9: PING G Series[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]PW: Titleist Vokey SM5 48[/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]º[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]SW: Titleist Vokey SM5 52[/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]º[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]LW: Titleist Vokey SM5 60[/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]º[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Putter: PING Anser Tr 1966[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Ball: Titleist ProV1x[/font]
  • Need4spdNeed4spd Members Posts: 1,511 ✭✭
    Design wise, I like it much better than stock. I don’t remember a putter I was so excited about at first and then turned around and sold so quickly as the Tyne H. This slightly more compact look is very sharp though, and the weight seems perfect as I didn’t care for the extra heavy feel either. I wouldn’t be able to live with the “DYI look” but that’s because I’m admittedly neurotic.
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    One of the most "GolfWRX" threads ever.
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  • KRW59KRW59 Hoarder Members Posts: 825 ✭✭
    edited Nov 12, 2018 #17
    You're half way there....next move , chop off the plumbers hosel , and add

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  • Sean289Sean289 Members Posts: 902 ✭✭
    Need4spd wrote:
    Design wise, I like it much better than stock. I don’t remember a putter I was so excited about at first and then turned around and sold so quickly as the Tyne H. This slightly more compact look is very sharp though, and the weight seems perfect as I didn’t care for the extra heavy feel either. I wouldn’t be able to live with the “DYI look” but that’s because I’m admittedly neurotic.




    I thought the DIY look would irritate and distract me more but I am not drawn to the wings when I am addressing the ball. I am squaring the face and looking at the sightline. The “clips” are cleaner looking from the sole though.



    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Driver: PING G400 Max[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]3 Wood: PING G30[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]5 Wood: PING G30[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]3 Hybrid: Taylormade M3[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]4-9: PING G Series[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]PW: Titleist Vokey SM5 48[/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]º[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]SW: Titleist Vokey SM5 52[/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]º[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]LW: Titleist Vokey SM5 60[/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]º[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Putter: PING Anser Tr 1966[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Ball: Titleist ProV1x[/font]
  • DHarryDHarry Posts: 200
    Wow! That turned out very nice. I like the more compact look. I bet it feels just as stable too.

    Harry
  • dxdgenertdxdgenert Dirtiest player in the game MinnesotaMembers Posts: 1,532 ✭✭
    File those ends down, sand them a bit and hit it with a black sharpie! Looks like a good mod.
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  • RH82RH82 Members Posts: 1,982 ✭✭
    Wow, I would not have a b#&ls to make those cuts but good on ya!
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  • PutterProPutterPro ClubWRX Posts: 78 ClubWRX
    I love the DIY look! Good on you for taking the leap of faith with the band saw! I’m amazed that those little wings add up to 18 grams, I would have guessed half that! It looks awesome.
  • Jaygolf37Jaygolf37 All Go. No Quit. Members Posts: 641 ✭✭
    The new Huntington Beach SOFT series has a winged putter that looks A LOT like your DIY. I love the chance you took. Great job!
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  • Twin2LTwin2L Members Posts: 53 ✭✭
    That is an awesome mod. I commend your commitment, effort and result.



    As for the weight removed, don't forget that you probably took another 2g-6g with the cut. Your head is probably actually slightly under your target of 350g.
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  • SkhackerSkhacker The Minimalist Golfer Members Posts: 1,466 ✭✭
    Nice job going through with it! I did this a few years ago on a #7 and still use this putter when I'm on a mallet kick.
  • aiyyeraiyyer Members Posts: 1,442 ✭✭
    I have the Tyne and love it but the Black Lab BL-7 is more compact and the milled face is incredible.
  • Dustin_JDustin_J St. Louis, MOMembers Posts: 148 ✭✭
    Here's another clipped Tyne, inspired by the OP of course. I managed to get exactly 10 grams off by clipping it just in front of where the tynes started to point inward at the back (see the red line). Much nicer now at 35.5".
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    NICE!!!!!
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