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Hey Team - I’m 6’4” and have been using 35 inch putters for some time, making my eye line almost always over or even a touch outside of the ball. I have to be very conscious of my set-up to get to the “2-3 inches inside the ball” position.

 

Unlike other things, I can extend it by an inch!

 

Would using an extension be 100% “okay” by GolfWRX standards or would having shaft + extension mess with feel and overall aura, where it would be better to replace the entire shaft (shaft only)?

Before GolfWRX I would have extended it and not given a second thought. After GolfWRX, this is a question that deserves keen attention.

 

Thanks & happy Friday!

 

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I'm sure 99.9% of WRX users wouldn't notice an extension under the grip until they took it off. 

 

If you're going up an inch or whatever fine but anything crazy a new shaft is easier. 

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As long as it’s installed properly it’ll be just fine. 
 

I still use extensions in wood shafts if I need to. 
 

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I’ve extended and shortened a number of putters.  Some I couldn’t tell the difference, and others it was slightly noticeable (sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worst, sometimes it might have been in my head).  It’s a very small swing weight change at most so I’d give it a try.  I don’t think it will make any difference if you extend versus change the shaft as far as feel.  Sometimes when the swingweight has felt different I’ve just gone to a slightly lighter or heavier grip to get the feel I want.  Full disclosure: I mess with stuff too much!

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Either works. If you want to save the original shaft/grip it is easy enough to pull and install a new shaft. I always buy shorter putters since they typically have heavier head weights, pull the grip and extend the shaft, regrip and good to go. Extensions are super easy to remove of you decide to resell or shorten it back to original. 

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It's yours so why not, if it doesn't work change it back.

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I do it on almost all putters I buy second hand. 90% of putters are 34/35" I buy and I pull grip and throw extension in it. No big deal at all

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