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Gentlemen, I have a MacGregor V-Foil M5K-GT putter that I really love but it's just a bit on the heavy side. I read where these putters have some sort of weight screws that'll allow you to adjust the weight on them. On mine, there are two screws that seem to be holding the Copper insert in that's on the bottom rear of the putter. Would these screws have anything to do with the weight problem? Thanks for your help guys. Simp

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Why would you want to remove weight from the backweight? You are changing the MOI properties of the putter and I'm sure it won't look pretty after you grind away at it :dntknw:

 

Just try changing the front weights to the aluminum ones first :drinks:

 

The retail ones I've tried seemed to light to me. What putter are you used to using?

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Ping Answer type putters mostly. This putter just seems really heavy. Definitely alot heavier than the one I was using. Not to wory about it looking ugly though. I'm going to drill out some of the metal that's hidden under the frame of the putter. Simp

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If the weight kit consists of only those two screws then I'm not sure that would be enough. What's the maximum amount of weight that can be removed by tinkering with those screws? Thanks, Simp

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We were probably on there at the same time! I just finished looking at it. This is only my opinion (and you know what that counts for) but I don't think spending another $50 is going to solve my problem. I've taken those screws out and tried the putter and it's still way too heavy. I'm going to try and remove some metal from the big copper part on the back of the putter and see how that works. Simp

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unless you just set on the look of that putter.. i would sell it and get a ping craze before i would physically alter a club and render it unsellable.

 

I not only like the look of the putter I really love the way it feels purtaining to the stroke. It definitely goes straight back and straight through. It's just a little heavy for my taste. I won't have to worry about selling it. I've got a basement full of clubs that I've accumulated over the years that'll probably be my sons one day so he can tinker with. Simp

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Well, I took the copper weight out and went downstairs and milled out the center part of it and that took enough weight out of it that I think with a little practice I can get used to it now. It's definitely a lot better. BTW, for those of you that were wondering, this didn't alter the look of the club at all. It's all on the inside of the club. I more or less hollowed the weight out. Simp

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Yes, the putter "frame" is one piece of metal but it also has a large piece of copper that acts as a weight in the back that can be removed. It also has two weight screws that can be removed and replaced with other like screws of different weights. I simply removed the large copper weight and took some metal out of the center of it and replaced it. Cosmetically, the putter didn't change at all. It just got a little lighter. All of the metal was taken off of the centerline and not the outer edges, where it would definitely mess with the balance and torque. It's exactly the same but just a few ounces lighter. Not really as lite as I'd like it but it'll do. Simp

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