If you hit better by choking down on a grip, should you cut down the shaft?
OK, I know one response will be regarding changing shaft stiffness and/or swing weight changes, but on my 4 hybrid and 5-/7-woods, I kill the ball repeatedly, consistently when I choke down to almost the bottom of the grips, which has me thinking, why not just cut down the shaft (yea, ~3 inches at least) and simply grip normally? I mean, the comparison of shot making with holding the grip normal vs choking down is night and day. I can take my 4 hybrid and put 10-out-of-10 (ok, maybe 9) shots in a very nice high, long, and straight stripe out to 180-190 yrds. Gripping on end, maybe 2-3 good shots at best out of 10. Same with my 5- and 7-woods, they have become my favorite go to clubs from a distance....need to bring the 3-wood back out and try the same with that (it's been hiding out in my golf closet in the garage for a while now). So aside from swing weight and shaft stiffness (does gripping down on a club also affect shaft stiffness?...is it any different than cutting it down and holding it in the same spot?), I'm contemplating why not cut them down (hard to re-sell later?) because I feel like I'm not getting enough power out of a club by gripping down, I always like gripping at the top end of a grip. Just curious what this says about why I hit so well when I choke so far down on the grip....and I mean way down, almost to the bottom.
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