Where to find a flat modern driver?

Re: Where to find a flat modern driver?

Postby NRG » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:16 pm

I remove the old shaft and put a dummy piece of shaft in the borethru hole and finish it flush. So once it's bent I becomes a standard bore. Then strip them, sand, paint and lacquer. I don't think anyone has ever noticed they aren't out of the factory.
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Re: Where to find a flat modern driver?

Postby Ironsmith » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:30 pm

Ahh. Nice trick there. So even if I cold bend them (975D), I would still need to remove the shaft first anyway. Might as well hot bend it then.

I had used the tip of the shaft that I had cut off to length off the shaft I was going to put in my R7 as a hosel plug to keep it from collapsing the hosel when I bent it. In fact it's stuck in the cracked hosel now. :D

The R5 I just got is probably the only candidate for a cold bend. Have to think about it since I do want to replace the graphite shaft with a steel shaft so I need to take out the shaft anyway. Might as well hot bend it too.

I'll let you know what happens (good or bad).
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Re: Where to find a flat modern driver?

Postby NRG » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:08 pm

If you re read JHs original instructions, he says to stick a drill bit in the hosel where the new shaft will sit so you have a straight hole to get the new shaft in after the bend.
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Re: Where to find a flat modern driver?

Postby Ironsmith » Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:58 am

Boy, we are getting a lot of tips and tricks put together here aren't we? :D

Nice one on the drill bit, easy to find the right size hosel plug since most decent drill bit sets are at least in 1/16 increments.

Sounds like I'm going to be busy this weekend.
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Re: Where to find a flat modern driver?

Postby NRG » Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:10 pm

I've got about 10 drivers or so that I've snapped over the past couple of years bending, so I decided to cut one of them in half.

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Was quite suprised at how think the faces are on these things

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Main reason I did this was to have a look to see if there were any obstruction behind the hole in the sole to see if I could add some weight via the hole.

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You can see the non drying glue on the inside of the crown that the manufacturer injected through the hole to bring the swing weight up on the original club.

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Re: Where to find a flat modern driver?

Postby NRG » Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:25 pm

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I injected some silicone in through the hole on another snapped club, but it's too heavy and brought the weight up way too much. The clubhead alone is now 11.5 oz; need to find something a wee bit less dense.


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Re: Where to find a flat modern driver?

Postby NRG » Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:52 pm

I tried injecting a clubhead with expanding foam today. When I removed the nosel from the hole, the foam pretty much expolded, most of it going all over me clothes hands and face, and that stuff is a bastard to clean up. Back to the drawing board.
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Re: Where to find a flat modern driver?

Postby jfischer13 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:36 pm

Just a heads up. If you take an r11s driver and adjust the sole plate on the bottom to fully open then adjust the shaft adjuster to fully open it drops the lie angle to almost same lie angle as my persimmon 2 wood at lags specs.

I can get a picture up if anyone is interested but i will need to find a protractor.
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Re: Where to find a flat modern driver?

Postby pcourtney » Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:12 pm

well I am not sure how flat the R11S will go

http://www.golftoday.co.uk/equipment/ne ... _r11s.html

but I doubt it will go as flat at 48deg
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Re: Where to find a flat modern driver?

Postby My3Sons » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:14 am

jfischer13 wrote:Just a heads up. If you take an r11s driver and adjust the sole plate on the bottom to fully open then adjust the shaft adjuster to fully open it drops the lie angle to almost same lie angle as my persimmon 2 wood at lags specs.

I can get a picture up if anyone is interested but i will need to find a protractor.


I would be interest. I am looking at this driver for my son who plays varsity golf. Her is using persimmons to practice so I would be interested in knowing if a driver like this can be made flatter without bending.

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