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Is it possible for there to be a more forgiving smaller head driver?


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How do you rate forgiveness? If you have ball contact all over the face, you need more face… most golfer struggles with shaft length and not head size… so the ideal forgiveness you get from a full size driver head with massive weight at the back side and the shaft length of a 3 wood. 
so ask yourself: do you have problems to find the middle of the face with your driver? Is there a significant difference to your 3 wood in terms of ball position at impact.? If the 3 wood is significantly better: is it the more weight or the shorter shaft or both that fixes this problem? 
 

for myself I found out, the mini is not giving me an significant advantage over the big stick. So I did shorten the shaft of the driver a full inch and added 10gram of weight in the back. Feels fantastic and is more forgiving than my mini driver. So I sold this hype stick…
 

no driver will fix an outside-in path with an open clubface. Anyway what the manufacturer is telling you. For problems like this you need to have lessons 

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I think it is feasible but the club might have a shape that most golfers would find offputting. 

 

Forgiveness comes from the strategic positioning of weight away from the center of the clubface. Designers place the weight to stabilize the clubface prior to and at the point of impact and to impart desirable launch conditions on the ball. 

 

If you asked an AI-driven design program to show you a 350cc club with maximum MOI and COR it would probably spit out something that looks like The Hammer. 

 

 

 

 

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Agree with Steuner. If your current driver has an adjustable hosel and your current 3 wood has the same adapter, you can try out a shorter shaft in your 460cc driver just by swapping shafts and slapping a 10g piece of lead tape on it. Then you can decide if you want to cut down the driver shaft if you have better results with a shorter shaft.

Ping G400 Max 10.5° Distanza SR

Ping G425 SFT 3 & 5, Distanza SR (adapter at +1.5°)

Ping G 5 & 6H, Alta CB R

Cleveland Launcher XL 7-DW, Projext X Catalyst 60 R

Cleveland CBX 56° Full Face, Project X Catalyst 80 R

Evnroll ER10 34" Winn ProX 1.18 grip

Srixon Soft Feel/Callaway Supersoft

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I recently moved into shorter woods as well.  It’s been a game changer for me.  Driver plays at tour length (cobra), added head weight and it’s been so controllable.  Same with 3w and 5W.  3w plays at 5W length and 5W plays to 7w length.  Completely shifted my confidence with the top end of my bag.

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Taylormade   Tour Issue Stealth  3 HL Hzrdus RDX Blue 70 6.5

Taylormade   Stealth+ 5w   Diamana OG Kai’Li 70x 

Srixon   ZxU mkii 4i   Modus Ghost Stiff 

Wilson   Staff CB 7-P / D9 Forged 5-6  Modus 120x

Vokey   Sm8 50, Sm10 54s bent to 55, Sm10 60s all custom ground 

Bettinardi  Custom BB46

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