1/4" Shaft Extension?

MCGolfTMMCGolfTM Members Posts: 586 ✭✭
Bought a fairway wood that ended up playing 1/4" short. I want to get it back to standard length. With there be much difference with 1/4" longer shaft? It feels a little lighter to me than another same club side by side, but it could also be the grip that has me feeling the weight difference.
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  • SocratesSocrates How can it be so *&#% hard to make a shoulder turn? WinnipegClubWRX Posts: 9,300 ClubWRX
    1/4" short compared to what and how did you measure?



    It almost not worth the trouble. But whether you add 1" or 1/4" it takes the same amount of work.
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  • MCGolfTMMCGolfTM Members Posts: 586 ✭✭
    Socrates wrote:


    1/4" short compared to what and how did you measure?



    It almost not worth the trouble. But whether you add 1" or 1/4" it takes the same amount of work.
    Side by side measurement and also on a 48inch aluminum ruler.
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  • JagpilotohioJagpilotohio 45+ inch drivers are evil. Columbus, OHMembers Posts: 7,242 ✭✭
    Your swingweight is likely a hair lighter but very, very few people would sense that at 1/4 inch short.



    A single piece of lead tape would make the head feel heavier and “normal” again.



    I’d leave the length alone. 1/4 inch won’t make it perform differently. If you prefer a DIFFERENT shaft or a DIFFERENT grip then that’s a whole different issue.
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  • JagpilotohioJagpilotohio 45+ inch drivers are evil. Columbus, OHMembers Posts: 7,242 ✭✭
    Socrates wrote:


    1/4" short compared to what and how did you measure?



    It almost not worth the trouble. But whether you add 1" or 1/4" it takes the same amount of work.




    You’re being very polite. It’s definitely not worth the trouble.
    9.5* Cobra LTD, Old school Grafalloy Blue, 43.5"
    14* Cally 815 alpha fuji 665 X 42"
    16* Cally 815 alpha fuji 665 X, 41.5" (set to 17*)
    19* Titleist 816 H2 fuji 8.8X TS 40.0"
    4-7 2016 Hogan PTx, KBS Tour V, 120X.  
    Ping i210 8 & 9 Proto 125 F5 hardstepped 1x.
    Ping glide 2 46-12, 50-12, 54-14 (at 55) stealth, Vokey SM6 60M (61). Wedges Recoil Proto 125 F5
    33.5" Ghost spider slant neck.
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  • MCGolfTMMCGolfTM Members Posts: 586 ✭✭


    Your swingweight is likely a hair lighter but very, very few people would sense that at 1/4 inch short.



    A single piece of lead tape would make the head feel heavier and “normal” again.



    I’d leave the length alone. 1/4 inch won’t make it perform differently. If you prefer a DIFFERENT shaft or a DIFFERENT grip then that’s a whole different issue.




    I will be changing the grip anyways. There is a new decade standard on there now, and I prefer a CP2 Wrap Midsize, so maybe that is the weight difference?
    TM M3 460 9.5* Fujikura Pro73
    TM '16 M2 3HL Fujikura Pro73
    TM P790 UDI 17* PX HZRDUS Black 85
    TM P790 4-9 DG 105
    TM P770 PW KBS FLT 
    TM Milled Grind 50/54 KBS 610
    TM Spider Tour Black
    TM TP5x
  • JagpilotohioJagpilotohio 45+ inch drivers are evil. Columbus, OHMembers Posts: 7,242 ✭✭
    MCGolfTM wrote:



    Your swingweight is likely a hair lighter but very, very few people would sense that at 1/4 inch short.



    A single piece of lead tape would make the head feel heavier and “normal” again.



    I’d leave the length alone. 1/4 inch won’t make it perform differently. If you prefer a DIFFERENT shaft or a DIFFERENT grip then that’s a whole different issue.




    I will be changing the grip anyways. There is a new decade standard on there now, and I prefer a CP2 Wrap Midsize, so maybe that is the weight difference?
    .



    Compare apples to apples. Put the grip on you like. If things are still a bit odd play with some lead tape.
    9.5* Cobra LTD, Old school Grafalloy Blue, 43.5"
    14* Cally 815 alpha fuji 665 X 42"
    16* Cally 815 alpha fuji 665 X, 41.5" (set to 17*)
    19* Titleist 816 H2 fuji 8.8X TS 40.0"
    4-7 2016 Hogan PTx, KBS Tour V, 120X.  
    Ping i210 8 & 9 Proto 125 F5 hardstepped 1x.
    Ping glide 2 46-12, 50-12, 54-14 (at 55) stealth, Vokey SM6 60M (61). Wedges Recoil Proto 125 F5
    33.5" Ghost spider slant neck.
    Srixon Z-star XV
    Jones Trouper Bag
  • CircleC29CircleC29 Members Posts: 831 ✭✭
    MCGolfTM wrote:
    Your swingweight is likely a hair lighter but very, very few people would sense that at 1/4 inch short. A single piece of lead tape would make the head feel heavier and “normal” again. I’d leave the length alone. 1/4 inch won’t make it perform differently. If you prefer a DIFFERENT shaft or a DIFFERENT grip then that’s a whole different issue.
    I will be changing the grip anyways. There is a new decade standard on there now, and I prefer a CP2 Wrap Midsize, so maybe that is the weight difference?
    . Compare apples to apples. Put the grip on you like. If things are still a bit odd play with some lead tape.




    Agree with Jag, get some led tape.



    NDMC = 46.5g

    CP2 wrap mid = 63.5g
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  • daleheaddalehead Members Posts: 1,488 ✭✭
    If you're changing the grip anyway I'd add the 1/4" at the same time. As others have said it will make no difference but it will eliminate any doubt from your head.
  • MCGolfTMMCGolfTM Members Posts: 586 ✭✭
    CircleC29 wrote:

    MCGolfTM wrote:
    Your swingweight is likely a hair lighter but very, very few people would sense that at 1/4 inch short. A single piece of lead tape would make the head feel heavier and “normal” again. I’d leave the length alone. 1/4 inch won’t make it perform differently. If you prefer a DIFFERENT shaft or a DIFFERENT grip then that’s a whole different issue.
    I will be changing the grip anyways. There is a new decade standard on there now, and I prefer a CP2 Wrap Midsize, so maybe that is the weight difference?
    . Compare apples to apples. Put the grip on you like. If things are still a bit odd play with some lead tape.




    Agree with Jag, get some led tape.



    NDMC = 46.5g

    CP2 wrap mid = 63.5g




    I really never play NDMC grips or anything non midsize. This may be the different feel I am noticing.
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    TM '16 M2 3HL Fujikura Pro73
    TM P790 UDI 17* PX HZRDUS Black 85
    TM P790 4-9 DG 105
    TM P770 PW KBS FLT 
    TM Milled Grind 50/54 KBS 610
    TM Spider Tour Black
    TM TP5x
  • Coy MCoy M OG Baby Members Posts: 1,148 ✭✭
    I had a 1/2" extension put in a wood and it completely changed the ball flight. Not sure if it was me changing my swing but I ballooned it like crazy after. Before I had the extension put in I never ballooned the ball.
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