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A friend I play golf with has a Ping g400sft driver.  He said the weight on the sole of the club are removable, and change weights.    He changed from strand weight(whatever that is is something lighter).what does this do if you take them out and replace with light or heavier weights?  Or it something you don’t want to do or mess with?  Never heard of anybody doing this.

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At the very least, changing the removable weight (yes, it can be removed as I have done it) will affect swing weight of the club.  If you cut 1/2" off your shaft for example to play a shorter shaft, you will generally want to add some weight to the club head to keep the swing weight from moving too low.  Some people like heavier swing weight, while some people like lighter.  Different shafts often swing weight differently, especially if counterbalanced.  Being able to change the weight allows people the opportunity to dial things in the way they want them.  YMMV.

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Maybe for him, because it changes the "feel" of the club and this may allow him to make contact on the face more consistent. If he is going lighter weight in the back it could drop the ball height (more mass towards the face???), but the amount of weight he is dropping is not likely the reason for a major change in flight, that is likely more the club "feel" to him as it impacts his swing dynamics. JMO as a hobbiest.

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