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I have bent all of my irons to 1.5 degrees flat. I have always just played standard irons and learned to adjust my swing. Since they were bent, this has worked very well for me. I'm constantly hitting my driver in the heel but with good distance. I was wondering if anyone has bent their drivers and how did that work for you? Also, 3 woods? I'm hoping to get better consistency with the driver.

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Same idea here. Shortening the driver and 3 wood work the same as bending, except it's easy. For every inch (or 1/2", not really sure) that a club is shortened, it's lie angle is flattened 1* respectively. So if your irons are 1.5* flat, then you should maybe cut down the driver shaft a little bit. I'm sure someone can tell you the measurements for certain.

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Comprargolf, think about it this way......a wedge sits more upright than your driver doesnt it?!?!?

 

A wedge also has a shorter shaft, and a different stock lie angle than your driver . . .

 

Cutting a shaft shorter will make the club PLAY flatter (all other things equal). Extending a shaft will make it PLAY more upright.

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