anyone using lead tape on their putter

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on the sole...
So, i'm getting my SC santa fe restored from their custom shop. they said the head weight is about 325, and i had them cut the shaft down to 32.5. So, it'll be really light feeling i think. I have a newport 2 32.5/350 which i find it really well balanced. So I think i'll put some leadtapes on the bottom of the putter. anyone done this? is there a good/bad leadtapes for this kinda purpose???



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  • spo1971spo1971 Members  163WRX Points: 55Posts: 163 Fairways
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    I have lead tape on the bottom of my Newport Beach...it brought the head weight up to 344 grams. I just hate the look of it
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  • NuckandCupNuckandCup Members  298WRX Points: 1Handicap: MindPosts: 298 Greens
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    I like my putters short and heavy, I have lead tape on all my putters. If you don't care about the looks, then you'll be fine. I personally like the look of lead tape.
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    I have lead tape on the sole of my old Ping Anser. It putts like a dream now. It knocked my Scotty Pro Platinum Newport 2 out of the bag.



    You could have a custom club builder take the putter apart and put lead or tungsten powder in the head prior to reassembly. That would add weight without the use of lead tape.
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  • larslars Members  272WRX Points: 55Posts: 272 Bunkers
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    I have put tungsten powder down a few of my putter shafts as well. just be sure to put a cork in too so the powder cant shift. not sure if that affects playability or balance of the putter.



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    ironplayer wrote on Dec 20 2005, 06:37 PM:


    So, i'm getting my SC santa fe restored from their custom shop. they said the head weight is about 325, and i had them cut the shaft down to 32.5. So, it'll be really light feeling i think. I have a newport 2 32.5/350 which i find it really well balanced. So I think i'll put some leadtapes on the bottom of the putter. anyone done this? is there a good/bad leadtapes for this kinda purpose???



    Thanks,




    I have a Golf smith Snake Eyes Strike LIne 1 with about 40 grams of lead tape in the cavity, and it's evenly distributed topa nd bottom.
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  • ironplayerironplayer Members  273WRX Points: 0Posts: 273
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    Thanks for the replies. guess i'll try the leadtape first, and see how i like it. as long as it's not visible at the address, i don't mind having some layers of leadtapes on the sole part.
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  • TeeBonZTeeBonZ Members  1837WRX Points: 63Posts: 1,837 Platinum Tees
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    My Napa is loaded on the bottom. I like heavy putters. I use the 1" wide from Golfsmith.
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  • lohrm1lohrm1 Charter Members  402WRX Points: 0Posts: 402
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    Yup, lead tape is my friend. You can't see it anyway so it shouldn't make a difference.
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  • CRutherfordCRutherford Members  1258WRX Points: 0Posts: 1,258
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    I use 3 strips of lead tape directly above my putter neck on the shaft.





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    I also like a short, heavy-ish putter. I've stuck lots of lead tape in and around the cavity of an Anser and other Pings but I've never put it directly on the sole (bottom). Is this advisable? Does the putter head ever snag the green on the way back?
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