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  1. I don't know if "3 wood off the deck is by far the hardest shot", but I find many golfers don't seem to adjust their swing for the different lie. When hitting it off a tee you generally want to be hitting 'up', whereas 'off the deck' means you need to hit down on the ball to avoid getting hung up in the turf, not much different than an iron shot. Many don't seem to be able to consistently make the adjustment. It depends upon the setting, but I generally prefer a FW wood with rails and a taller face. Rails help keep it from digging in off the deck, while the taller face helps off the tee.
  2. I suspect the rubber ring at the bottom of the Gravity Grip is manufactured slightly larger than necessary to grip the reduced diameter of the shaft at that point. Shaft taper varies, but unless the bottom of the grip is actually moving around this is strictly an issue of appearance.
  3. These definitely help with worn grooves but, as others have noted, there's some effort involved in this process. I'd also mention some care and attention to detail are warranted as well. Take your time and be prepared to put some muscle into it and you could bring old wedges back to life.
  4. When you wrote "fiberglass fabric shim" were you thinking of something like fiberglass fabric for repairing things like boats, something like fiberglass window screen (lots of room for epoxy), or something completely different? I can certainly see how a small piece of fiberglass window screen might do the trick. I haven't pulled out my digital calipers to measure the thickness of such screen, but it needs to fill 0.045" (0.400" - 0.355"). Given the shaft is a 0.355", therefore a tapered tip, perhaps a couple of wraps would be necessary at the tip and a single wrap halfway up the hosel. Might be easier to switch to a 0.370" shaft if the 0.400" is a straight bore and use a full depth single wrap. Doesn't sound like fun to fix properly. Edit: Based upon what I can see online, it appears fiberglass screen is about 0.25mm thick, or about 0.01" - so two full wraps would provide 0.04", while a single wrap would be 0.02".
  5. Similar here, though I will occasionally pull out the rangefinder for hazards or obstructions on hole, not just par 3s. Primary tool is Garmin GPS watch, with secondary being rangefinder. New rangefinder has slope, so I may be using it more on hilly courses than I did the old rangefiner (without slope).
  6. Saskatchewan, Canada: Courses open May 15, in time for long weekend. Carts allowed: singles only, unless both riders are from same household. Cups will be raised - contact with cup indicates 'made' putt. Flags left in hole. No ball washers or rakes in bunkers. Tee times 20 minute intervals. Restaurants and bars closed. May have window service. Not sure about washrooms / restrooms. I'l probably take my own sanitizing wipes, hand gel, etc.
  7. Good point. I probably should have used "replacement" rather than "another".
  8. I've played a shorter driver before, at 44.5", so I'm not concerned about that at all.
  9. I'm able to fit grip in swingweight scale and shaft holds it in place without tape. Just have to be careful to position shaft to account for top cap of grip.
  10. No doubt. I'll be watching for that when I swing weight it. The replacement shaft is a UST Proforce V2 Tour Flight Regular, while the original shaft is a RocketFuel original Stiff shaft. I'm getting older and swing speed has dropped a bit, so I'm trying a (theoretically) softer shaft as well as get a more boring ball flight as I typically hit a high spinny ball that balloons and doesn't play well in the windy conditions. I bought the V2 TF shaft a few years ago and now going to try one out in both the RBZ Stage 2 (9.5 deg) and an R11S (9 deg).
  11. That was my plan. If I go too light I can always hot melt the head later, but that's Plan B, as I'd rather not do that unless I need to.
  12. Based upon that, and assuming the balance points of the two shafts are identical, I get the following: extra 19 grams will increase swingweight just slightly more than 2 points (e.g. D3 => D5+) Shortening the 69g shaft by 1/3" would reduce SW by 2 points, so 3/8" should reduce the additional SW by about 2.25 SW points. I have a SW scale, so just looking for a starting point. I can load everything up and cut increments until I get to the desired SW. I note one review indicated the stock RBZ Stage 2 had a SW of D6, but I don't recall it being that high. I generally play around D4, so will need to weigh everything before I get started. If it is D6, then I'll probably end up shortening the shaft a bit more - which I'm okay with.
  13. I'm planning to build another shaft for my RBZ Stage 2 driver. The current shaft is 50g and the shaft I'm planning to put in a new tip is 69 grams. How much shorter will the 69 gram shaft need to be to maintain the same swing weight?
  14. Regina, Saskatchewan. 65 90-95 MPH above average - for my age - regular gym attendee until COVID-19 lockdown Absolutely. I live in a climate with winter, but I will use my garage when it gets cold. It has a 10' ceiling, so some extra room there. I have a BEL SwingMate Electronic Swing Speed Meter I can use to monitor changes.
  15. That's what I was going to recommend. Glad to see others are of a like mind. Well, at least one... LOL Here's a video from the UK which plays and reviews the Callaway Edge boxed set. Definitely worth 20 minutes of your time if you're thinking of buying these. You're stuck indoors, so what else are you going to do instead of staring at the walls? Enjoy.
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