How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Re: How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Postby NRG » Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:08 pm

James,

Once the neck has been reshaped, I remove the sole plate and drill a hole behind the sweetspot and fill it up with tungsten mixed with epoxy or add some tungsten powder down the tip. If i need to add a`lot of weight i will do a combination of both those things doing the tip weighting second as a fine tuning.

Glad you like it, you won't find another one with a black mark like that.
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Re: How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Postby macs » Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:37 pm

NRG
I actually drilled a hole into the body of a persimmon right behind the sweet spot and pured some epoxy in. I havent played with this one because of the winter but a thought pop into my head that the weight on the back of the body may be too high and make the center of gravity too high thus affecting the launch angle. I want to carry this drive next month to SoCal and would to hate to hit worm burners of the tee.
Do you think my worries are valid??
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Re: How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Postby NRG » Sun Jan 01, 2012 3:26 am

I suppose so Macs, it depends on how much weight you have added and how high up it is.
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Re: How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Postby Titliest » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:23 pm

I like this idea....I'm sure it's been asked before can you get a Titanium driver ....bent to the flat lie angle....that the persimmon woods were of the old days.....
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Re: How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Postby NRG » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:43 am

Titleist, there is some info here on how it can be done. If anyone wants me to do one, drop me a PM.

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Re: How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Postby NRG » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:46 am

Have flattened my first Hickory as well.

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Re: How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Postby jimmyc » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:52 pm

wow, great stuff NRG... your truly honing your skills. :D
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Re: How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Postby Mashie72 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:55 pm

That hickory shafted club looks pretty cool NRG.

Just as an aside.....not saying we're bending the rules but we might be approaching it. I got a Rules of Golf book as a stocking stuffer this holiday season and read that a club's heel can't extended out too far below the center of the shaft. In fact it's only .625 inches. So maybe we need to file down the heel as well on some of these projects.
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Re: How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Postby NRG » Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:00 am

It would be tricky to measure exactly how far the heel is from the centre of the shaft as it effectively becomes a blind bore. Can't see how you could accurately project where the shaft would be to be. Where exactly do you measure to on the heel? Sometimes the heel is curved or has a rocker. It would be pretty simple though to file some off the heel before you refinish, if that needed to be done.
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Re: How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Postby Newtown Pippin » Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:23 am

first at Bat :
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43"
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14 oz
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