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Face seems slightly closed, want it square
i recently got a 10.5 hibore. i love the ballflight, but the face looks slightly closed at setup. i asked a cleveland rep and he said they were supposed to be square, plus or minus the manufacturing tolerance. however, the face definetly looks closed. with my current 8.5 983k, a good drive is very straight, with maybe a 5 yard draw. with this club, good swings produce a 10-20 yard draw, which is fine for many, but not what i want to see (i tend to fight hooks and am much more comfortable hitting a fade than a draw). i am pretty sure it is not the shaft as i have the same shaft in my 3wood (comp nt x) with very good results, and i can work the driver both ways or swing hard without any snaps or flares.

has anyone else noticed a slightly closed face angle at setup with this club? also, should a good clubmaker be able to bend it square (or slightly open if it is currently squre) without any issue? i love the ballflight compared to the 983 and like the shaft, but i need to tone down the draw. if the club is currently square, how much open should i bend it to reduce 10-15 yards of draw?
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It takes special equipment for wood bending, its not just a bending bar like a set of irons being bent. Some clubfitters will have the ability to bend woods but most will not. You could probly move your hands forward about an inch or so and thatll take care of it, or you could open it in your hands to find it. Otherwise about a degree should take care of your problems.

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