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ReeseWee
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Tell me about shaft extensions
I would like to extend my irons shaft by 1". Have anyone had this do before? Also do I need to get different extension sizes for my 4j to my wedges? Would it be better to get someone to do it or do it myself. I change my own grips so I think I can. Thanks in advance.


The Johnny Lawrence
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re: Tell me about shaft extensions
It's going to change the weight of the club, shaft profile, lie angle, etc. It isn't that hard to do, just time consuming and probably not cheap considering you'll have to but the extension for every club. But it's 1" on every club, so same extension length.

To do it right, have someone pull out the shafts, put new shafts in that are the right length, and change the lie angle. If you aren't a serious golfer and you're just tall, what you propose is probably fine. But 1" is a lot.

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SamtheSham
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re: Tell me about shaft extensions
It's easy to do. If you have steel shafts you can buy aluminum extensions or graphite extensions for graphite shafts, should be able to get them from Maltby. Graphite come in one size, steel come in .600 or .580, you'll want .600 if irons are stiff flex, .580 if regular. Aluminum sometimes come double sided; just cut in half, and epoxy into your shafts.

If you're using graphite be certain to rotate the shaft as you cut to length if you're using a hacksaw.


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ReeseWee
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re: Tell me about shaft extensions
I was playing with a friend's 1" longer irons and they felt better than mine as far as lie angle. Tried to get my lie changed and was told at the shop that he didn't reccomend bending Cobra irons. He said making longer them would also help with lie angle (wanted them 2 degrees upright). Also the the longer clubs were better on my back. I am not a good golfer but love the game. Thanks for the replies.


The Johnny Lawrence
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re: Tell me about shaft extensions
Adding length does make them more upright. Not sure the length to lie ratio.

Let me know how it goes.


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GeauxTigersLee
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re: Tell me about shaft extensions
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He said making longer them would also help with lie angle (wanted them 2 degrees upright)
1/2" = 1/2 degree in lie angle. I assume these are single length irons, which is why you're even considering adding 1", because that's a good amount of length. Especially on your scoring clubs.


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re: Tell me about shaft extensions
Buy new clubs


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Front9Bandit
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probably not cheap


Always have the wife or significant other pay for your shaft extensions


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ReeseWee
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re: Tell me about shaft extensions
They are regular clubs but may look into single lenght.
Thanks for all the replies.


TaderSalad
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re: Tell me about shaft extensions
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They are regular clubs but may look into single lenght.



What would you say the strength of your game is with irons? You better at 150 in or 150 out?

I just ended my single length adventure. I thought it would help with my weakness in that I struggled with 4-6i game and that part got a lot better. 8i-pw tanked. Pulled everything and was missing GIRs. Just an a heads up and your results may vary. I am still considering single lengths for 4-6i though.

Also, look into Apollo shafts They're cheap and phenomenal. Play very similar to the Project X. You could probably reshaft your cubs with those rather than extend for less.


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