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Been away from golf for over 14 years. My driver is a 1998 Titleist 975D. I purchased a set of irons last year planning of getting the driver/3 wood this coming spring. Problem is, I have instead decided to spend this year’s budget on a golf club membership. Which leads me to my crazy idea. I used to do club repair back in the dark ages ... what if I took paint fill, used for the text & numbers on iron heads, to fill the sweet spot on my 975D? Does anyone think by filling the groves I might reduce ball spin ... like the grove less sweet spots on today’s clubs?

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Driver: 1998 Titleist 975, 9.5°, S Ultralight Graphite, DriTec LT 1/8 Over
(everyone asks if I’m hitting a 3 wood)

3 Wood: 1998 Titleist 975F, 14.5°, S Ultralight Fairway, DriTec LT Over

Hybrids: 2019 Calloway Apex, 3 & 4, Catalyst 70 - 6.0, Super Stroker Jumbo

Irons: 2019 Calloway Apex Pro black, 5-PW, Catalyst 100 - 6.0, Super Stroker Jumbo

Wedges: 2019 Calloway PM-grind, 56° & 60°, KBS steel, Green Cap

Putter: Vintage Ping Anser w/sound slot

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I’m thinking no. Grooves work by channeling water and gunk away from the hitting surface. Presumably, there’s no water and gunk between the club face and a teed up ball. BTW, studies have shown that you get as much spin with a club with no grooves IF there is no water or grass between the club face and ball. 

14 of the following:

Ping G400 Max

Cobra King F9 Speedback 3 wood

Callaway Big Bertha Heavenwood

Cobra F9 Speedback 7/8 wood set at 23.5 degrees

Taylormade M4 5 hybrid

Callaway Mavrik Max 6-GW

PXG 0211 5-GW

PXG 0211 sand wedge bent to 53 degrees

Maltby M Series+ 54 degree

Ping Glide 3.0 Eye2 58 degree

Ping Sigma 2 Anser

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I agree with everything u said ... yet some new drivers have eliminated grooves in the sweet spot. 

Associate USGTF
Certified TPI - lvl 1

WITB....
Driver: 1998 Titleist 975, 9.5°, S Ultralight Graphite, DriTec LT 1/8 Over
(everyone asks if I’m hitting a 3 wood)

3 Wood: 1998 Titleist 975F, 14.5°, S Ultralight Fairway, DriTec LT Over

Hybrids: 2019 Calloway Apex, 3 & 4, Catalyst 70 - 6.0, Super Stroker Jumbo

Irons: 2019 Calloway Apex Pro black, 5-PW, Catalyst 100 - 6.0, Super Stroker Jumbo

Wedges: 2019 Calloway PM-grind, 56° & 60°, KBS steel, Green Cap

Putter: Vintage Ping Anser w/sound slot

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I agree with everything u said ... yet some new drivers have eliminated grooves in the sweet spot. 

Grooves were eliminated on driver faces because they were primarily decoration or to help with alignment and because driver faces have gotten thinner.

You should be able to fill them with paint, based on some google searches it may reduce spin slightly but probably won’t be any significant amount.
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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* w/ KBS Tour Driven
Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  to 16.5* w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 816H1 19* set at 18* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
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Irons:      :honma:TR20V 6-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
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