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If you hit better by choking down on a grip, should you cut down the shaft?

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  • Stuart_GStuart_G New HampshireMembers  25573WRX Points: 1,950Posts: 25,573 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  edited Jul 28, 2020 3:03pm #32

    That's just saying the size of the lower hand has been increased from what's 'normal'. It doesn't say anything about how much or it being equal to the upper hand diameter. I've actually tried a CP2 and pretty sure it's still tapered, just less so than some other grips.

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  • FadeFade Members  1400WRX Points: 282Posts: 1,400 Platinum Tees
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    This company makes upside-down golf-grips:

    http://feelgrips.com/

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  • PepperturboPepperturbo Midwest and SouthwestMembers  16995WRX Points: 1,081Handicap: 4-5Posts: 16,995 Titanium Tees
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    True. I have MCC Plus 4 Align on other PX shafts. All it means is the taper of the bottom hand is reduced and slightly softer. Feels like there's no taper. I currently use standard TV Align with +3wraps.

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  • RoyalMustangRoyalMustang Members  84WRX Points: 32Posts: 84 Fairways
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    Choking down changes the lie angle, correct? It should bring the ball in closer

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  • MurvMurv Members  73WRX Points: 67Posts: 73 Bunkers
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    I could be very wrong here...but would you say you have a shorter more compact swing? If so, you are just more comfortable with the grip and this length that allow you to hit your "punch" shot very solidly. At longer lengths the swing you have is not as effective. Cutting the club down probably won't improve your contact.

    Murv

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  • Stuart_GStuart_G New HampshireMembers  25573WRX Points: 1,950Posts: 25,573 Titanium Tees
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    It doesn't change the lie angle of the club, that has nothing to do with playing length. It might change the lie angle you need for a good fit. But the longer the playing length, the less the change 1" will make. For a driver, it's not going to make as much of a difference as it will for a mid or short iron.

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    Doesn’t choking down 3” create something of a back weight since the there is weight above the hands?

    I started to choke down on my driver about an inch ever since I watched Anthony Kim on the range.

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    The problem with that thought is that back weight only has meaning in terms of static balance of the club. Once the club starts moving, it's the dynamics that important, not the static characteristics. And the effect on the dynamics of that type of back weight is really pretty negligible.

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  • deepreddeepred Members  382WRX Points: 113Handicap: 12Posts: 382 Greens
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    Maybe, ever watch Barry Bonds hit? He felt choking up on the bat changed the leverage on the bat.

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    It did. But that came from the shorter length of the swinging end, not the part sticking out the other side of his hands.

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    'Leverage'....ok, that's the word I was looking for. Last week, I switched out my driver shaft to one of my 'shorter cut down shafts' (-1.2 in). Even though it was a 'stiff', and my driver swing is 90-92 at best, I saw no difference in distance, but I did notice my impact feel was more 'powerful'(?) and my dispersions were half what they were with the longer versions. That's why I like the same hosel adapter that Callaway has stuck with for at least the last 6-8 driver iterations... I get to keep a bunch of shafts that I can change out, and some that I can play around with (i.e., cut down).

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    Lot's of good info already has been given here ...the one over looked aspect here is the 3" change of length will make a difference on effective lie angle.... choking down 3" will make a change of 2° to 3° flatter as delivered to ball at impact ...

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    Joined:  edited Aug 2, 2020 2:01pm #45

    If you have 3" of shaft and grip above your hands, that is a significant counterweight. That should definitely affect your swing, and maybe for the better.


    edit: I see I wasn't the first to mention this.

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