Putter Weight Question

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Okay, question for you guys that tinker or build clubs. If I was take a putter, for instance a 35 inch Newport 2, and stick a 33 inch shaft in (shortening it), I would of course want to bring the weight up to the standard Cameron 33'' weight or heavier. Seeing that a 35 inch Cameron comes with a 340g head, and a 33'' comes with a 360g head, I would want to add 20 grams at least.



Without using lead tape on the head, could I put weight into the hosel end of the shaft, just making the head area heavier, or would this affect the balance. I always thought it would, but I know nothing about club building and heard otherwise.



Set me straight please.



Thanks,



Derek
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  • iteachgolfiteachgolf Members  17144WRX Points: 1,342Posts: 17,144 Titanium Tees
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    it will move the sweet spot slightly and make the putter head close a little faster.
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  • dminn23dminn23 Derek Members  445WRX Points: 0Posts: 445
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    iteachgolf wrote on Jan 10 2009, 11:18 PM:
    it will move the sweet spot slightly and make the putter head close a little faster.






    On the opposite end, how will backweighting affect things? Would it offset it?
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  • iteachgolfiteachgolf Members  17144WRX Points: 1,342Posts: 17,144 Titanium Tees
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    dminn23 wrote on Jan 10 2009, 11:20 PM:
    iteachgolf wrote on Jan 10 2009, 11:18 PM:
    it will move the sweet spot slightly and make the putter head close a little faster.






    On the opposite end, how will backweighting affect things? Would it offset it?


    Doubt it because the weight is added towards the heel lead tape might not be pretty but works the best.
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