want to try and make a pole shaft driver?

Re: want to try and make a pole shaft driver?

Postby IanB » Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:21 pm

Well my first attempt at the pole shaft driver is well under way.

This is the first one an old cleveland classic.
Its going to get a two tone leather wrap spiral grip off another old set I managed to soften up. 47 degrees and heavy with a glass insert should be fun!

Also doing a mac dx yellow keyhole insert 2 and 4 wood and a 693 1 and 3 wood which are super nice blocks.

I was not intending to pole the 2 wood but to be honest it feels so good in my hands I couldn't resist.
Im kind of hoping the pole 2 wood will really help me reach out to some the par 5's on my course with a decent level of accuracy. It sure feels nice.
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Re: want to try and make a pole shaft driver?

Postby IanB » Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:49 pm

Here is the dx 2 wood with the pole shaft not the prettiest of things !!
The shaft is a TT x300 taper 1 iron and feels great. May have to add more loft.
My home course is long and linksy.....this may be the club!!
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Re: want to try and make a pole shaft driver?

Postby Mashie72 » Sat Feb 07, 2015 4:35 pm

Both clubs look great to me already.

What are you using for extensions on the other end and how long are they?
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Re: want to try and make a pole shaft driver?

Postby IanB » Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:24 pm

I just cut pieces of old shafts and jammed them in with some shafting epoxy and ruffed up the chrome.

I think the extensions ended up maybe 3 and 4 four inches long.
I added a little lead the 2 wood weight 14.75 oz not measured the swing weight yet.
It makes my adams 3wood and stiff shaft feel like a fishing rod !!!! :shock:
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Re: want to try and make a pole shaft driver?

Postby IanB » Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:48 pm

ok here is the dx 2 wood finished.
I did add a little lead which I will possibly remove when I change the grip as it came out right at 15oz!!! Sits at 49 degrees. Feels terrific to swing at that weight though with the super stiff shaft.
Long winters here in Indiana lol
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Re: want to try and make a pole shaft driver?

Postby IanB » Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:25 pm

This is the Cleveland Classic going to try and hit this tomorrow and brave the STILL sub zero Indiana weather :shock:
Put on a leather grip I removed from and old shaft used a winn lite wrap as an under listing
Shaft is an x300 taper 1 iron extended out to 44" weighs in at 14oz.
Added a gamma fire insert.
Im hoping as long as I have enough loft on the face this may be my driver for this season!!
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Re: want to try and make a pole shaft driver?

Postby k2baloo » Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:46 pm

Looks like a fun build IanB.
Let us know how you like it
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Re: want to try and make a pole shaft driver?

Postby IanB » Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:44 pm

Took the new driver out today.
Cold and grey weather here.
This thing has a REALLY heavy swing weight. Again the only problem I have is getting enough loft on the club after flattening. However, surprisingly with the stiffer shaft I am hitting it higher than my x100 shafted mizuno. I will increase the loft best I can on the next one I do.
The feeling of accuracy is amazing………I feel like Im placing the ball where I want to instead of lashing at it with a ton of shaft bend and droop which makes me feel like the ball could go anywhere. Control, control control!!!!
I love it!!
The low launch would not be a problem if I didn't live in Indiana which is mainly clay soil and so carry is at a premium.
That being said its without a doubt my favorite feeling straightest hitting driver!
I am going to take it to a trackman place once I work on the loft and get get some numbers.
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Re: want to try and make a pole shaft driver?

Postby mdrretired » Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:57 pm

I am curious to know if you added weight to the pole and if so where did you put it? Under sole? Down shaft?
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Re: want to try and make a pole shaft driver?

Postby IanB » Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:24 pm

To be honest Im kind of surprised at how heavy it turned out.
The glass material I used for the insert is really super dense so Im guessing thats whats giving the weight increase.
I didn't add any weight with lead at all!!
I did use shafting epoxy to put the insert in and you can see the color of it thru the glass.
I recut the grooves a bit and it looks a bit better now LOL :roll:
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