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Bending lofts
In the most recent Golf Digest I read the What's in the Bag? segment for Sergio Garcia. It noted that he has his driver bent from 9.5 to 9* and his fairway wood 15 to 13.5*.

How risky a proposition is this in regards to breakage? It's something that I've considered to do to my driver which is a Cobra 460 SZ 10.5* maybe to 9* and my fairway wood Wilson Staff FwC 15 to 13.5*. Thanks to all of you who reply.

Hit'em Pure,

Alex
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Changing loft by 1.5 degrees seems like a risky proposition. I would be reluctant to change that much. Changing from 10.5 to 9.0 might just require you to buy another head.

 

However, if you're considering changing it, everything depends on the hosel. I don't know about Cobra's but I've had TM heads bent before and it worked out fine. Then again, it wasn't more than 0.5 degrees.

 

Remember, if they break Sergio's they can just give him another one.

 

That's my $0.02.

 

Hope that helps.

Driver: Ping G400 10.5° | Fujikura Speeder Evolution II 569
Fairway: Ping G400 13° | Accra FX 2.0 200F
Hybrids: Ping G400 19° & 22° | Alta CB 70
Irons: PXG 0311 Gen 3 XP 5-GW | Mitsubishi MMT 80
Wedges: Cleveland CBX2 54° & 58° | Rotex 90
Putter: PXG Battle Ready Bat Attack


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