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I've heard that if someone takes a regular length shaft and then adds an extension plug to lengthen the club, this will reduce the stiffness of that shaft?

 

Could someone in the know advise about this please? Specifically for irons if possible.

 

Thanks

Driver: Mizuno JPX-800 10.5 degree; stiff shaft; Golf Pride Multi-Compound

3 Wood: Taylormade R9, stiff shaft (set to NU)

Hybrid: Ping G15 17 degree; stiff graphite shaft

Irons: Mizuno JPX-800; Project X 5.5; Golf Pride Multi-Compound

Wedges: Cleveland CG12 52 (smoked finish), 56 (oilcan finish) & 60 degree (chrome finish)

Putter: Odyssey White Ice No. 1; Scotty Cameron Studio Design No. 5

 

I also play a set of Titleist 1980s Tour Forged Irons with regular shaft. These are excellent for practice, as is the Titliest PT 20 degree 5 wood that accompanies them.

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I have a set of Fourteen TC 1000's on 950R's cut a half inch short and I worked with them for someting between a half to a full year. Never really felt comfortable. I had the ball a touch too near and swung a touch too upright. I was also bending my knees more than was stable for me.

 

I added an inch to the set, 3 to P, and had immediate benefits. I no longer had to bend my knees as much, I addressed the ball a touch farther from me, and I swung a touch flatter. On the whole, I swung with more comfort and repeatability and the filip was that the shafts became softer for me as I could now feel them loading and unloading. I'm content.

 

I am now examining my woods for comfort and considering changes in shaft length.

 

 

Shambles

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It depends, half an inch your not really not going to notice, you could always tip trim the shaft to compensate. It does depend on the shaft. A good clubmaker should able to do it without you noticing.

I have a revolving WITB policy.

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It depends, half an inch your not really not going to notice, you could always tip trim the shaft to compensate. It does depend on the shaft. A good clubmaker should able to do it without you noticing.

 

 

That's how I understood it and have been so guided for many years. I also spent many years with overlong clubs but those were severely softstepped. However, my Fourteens were shafted to suit the Japanese practice and cut accordingly. I worked with them nearly a year and it was hard work. Since adding the inch to the whole set, it's like night and day for me. It's not just the added length helping my knees and my timing, it also that I can really feel the shafts loading and unloading.

 

It's possible that I was borderline and the results were therefore that dramatic, but that's what the extra inch did for me and I'm very happy for it.

 

 

Shambles

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Half an inch to the butt does nothing measurable to the flex. Tipping is where you alter flex.

In The Bag
Driver: TaylorMade M2 (2017) w/ Project X T1100 HZRDUS Handcrafted 65x 
Strong 3 wood: Taylormade M1 15* w/ ProjectX T1100 HZRDUS handcrafted 75x
3 Hybrid: Adams PRO 18* w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4 Hybrid: Adams PRO 20* (bent to 21*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4-AW: TaylorMade P770 w/ Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Black Onyx S400

SW: 56* Scratch Tour Dept(CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
LW: 60* Scratch Tour Department (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
XW: 64* Cally XForged Vintage w/ DG X100 8 iron tiger stepped
Putter: Nike Method Prototype 006 at 34"

Have a ton of back-ups in all categories, but there are always 14 clubs in the bag that differ depending on the course and set-up. Bomb and gouge. Yes, I'm a club gigolo.

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