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adding weight to latest Drivers

PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:58 am
by Macdonald S wannabe
Hi Guys,

How much weight do you think you could add to the inside of the weight screw of a Titleist 910D3. The heaviest weight they supply is 12g but it is quite hollow inside.....
Could possibly add another 10g or so of melted down lead/tungsten......would this bring the swing weight up to around D6?

What are everyones thoughts on this ?

Re: adding weight to latest Drivers

PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:14 am
by Richie3Jack
Other ways you *could* add weight is to remove the shaft and install a hosel weight. They make hosel weights up to 9-grams. Problem is that if that's your stock shaft, there's a decent chance that the shaft does not have a hole at the bottom and thus you can't fit the hosel weight in. I found that with the 910f-d 3-wood with the Diamana 'ahina shaft. If it's an aftermarket shaft, you should be able to remove the shaft and install a hosel weight no problem.

Other than that, you can put lead tape around the neck. That's what I have done to my driver (Wishon 919THI) and 3-wood (Wishon 949MC)





3JACK

Re: adding weight to latest Drivers

PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:20 am
by Macdonald S wannabe
My current setup:

Driver: 910D3 8.5* proforce V2 x 85g 44"
3 Wood: 910f 13.5 proforce V2 x 95g 42.75"

Flattest lie possible 59.5 and 58.5.... laughs

Irons: 1990 BH Grinds x100

2 iron D4 53.5* 18*
3 iron D4 54* 21*
4 iron D4 54.5* 24*
5 iron D6 55* 28*
6 iron D6 56* 32*
7 iron D6 57* 36*
8 iron D9 58* 40*
9 iron D9 59* 44*
e iron E2 60* 49*
sw E2 60 56*

Re: adding weight to latest Drivers

PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:30 am
by Macdonald S wannabe
Thanks Richie,

I'm new here and didn't expect a reply so soon :D

I'm in Sydney AUS. I ordered the shafts from victory custom golf in clover, South Carolina. They are custom made sleeves so not sure if I can add the weight or not?
http://www.victorycustomgolf.com/produc ... refit.aspx

Re: adding weight to latest Drivers

PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:37 am
by jrich99
Have you heard of having the head foamed? I've hit an R9 that had that done and it was a little heavier. It felt a lot more solid too.

Re: adding weight to latest Drivers

PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:18 pm
by NRG
You can use some Rat glue, Golfsmith do a rattle stopper that you inject down the hosel into the head, it coats the inside walls of the clubhead.

Re: adding weight to latest Drivers

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:15 am
by Richie3Jack
Macdonald S wannabe wrote:Thanks Richie,

I'm new here and didn't expect a reply so soon :D

I'm in Sydney AUS. I ordered the shafts from victory custom golf in clover, South Carolina. They are custom made sleeves so not sure if I can add the weight or not?
http://www.victorycustomgolf.com/produc ... refit.aspx


I would ask them if you can do it or not. I ordered from them before and they are excellent to do business with.





3JACK

Re: adding weight to latest Drivers

PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:40 pm
by Macdonald S wannabe
Has any body here experimented with different substances such as liquid nails?

Re: adding weight to latest Drivers

PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:32 am
by NRG
You don't really want to put anything in there that is going to fully cure, cause its going to break off and make you a nice rattle. The Rat glue never fully dries, so that won't happen, but how good is the energy transfer going to be with something that doesn't full set?? Its maybe ok for a few gms.

Best way to add weight imo is to fit a steel shaft and use a 10g tip weight, or whatever tip weight is required to bring the head upto at least 210gms. Make it 43 or 44" max.

Re: adding weight to latest Drivers

PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:04 am
by lagpressure
Remember that if you add a significant amount of weight.. you may need to stiffen up the shaft as added weight will change the shaft deflection characteristics which can be important if you want to keep a relative harmony from club to club.