How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Re: How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Postby NRG » Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:39 am

It did have a pin!

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No wonder i had a job getting the shaft out.

Looks like it was hidden under the gold writing.

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Re: How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Postby lagpressure » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:50 am

Truly inspiring stuff to see these projects coming along! Thanks for posting the pics..

NRG,

Go 46 sounds good..
Aiguile has one I made at 45.. he loves it..

I played Mare today with Macs and he used my 48 degree MacGregor Black Toski, and I hit my Penna with the same set up..
then we switched drivers on the back nine.. Only missed 1 fairway, and that was with a 2 iron! Played the Bounce Soles today.

On #15, I nailed a good one up the left side, and after fixing Macs' alignment, moving him a bit deeper into the 4:30 slot, he caught a beauty that sent a shiver down my spine and was right there with me. I stuck a 6 iron 2 feet from the pin into a headwind.. fun stuff..

We had the course to ourselves all day.. amazing how no one shows up if there are clouds in the sky..

Persimmon golf was alive and well today at Mare
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Re: How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Postby NRG » Sun Dec 13, 2009 12:18 pm

Not sure what to make of this, but I think i got it pretty close to 46 degrees.

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However when unsupported the clubhead seems to sit with the toe about 5 degrees in the air (grooves anyway). So it looks like it's at about 41 degrees.

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Any thoughts?
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Re: How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Postby robbo » Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:21 am

NRG,

When soled properly (your first pic) is what you have, so 46 degrees. You'll be supporting it with your hands when you hold it.

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Re: How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Postby NRG » Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:51 pm

Cheers robbo,

I thought measuring from the grooves was the right thing to do.

It still doesn't look right to me though when i hold it.?

Great work with your clubs, hope you are likeing them.

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Re: How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Postby robbo » Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:31 pm

NRG,

What isn't looking right to you when you hold it? The way it sits open or closed, or the way it seems to sit from a lie angle standpoint? Does it seem like the toe is sticking too far up in the air?

My first attempt with the 4 wood was way off in the "open and closed" perspective so I had to re-drill.

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Re: How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Postby lagpressure » Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:00 pm

The 3/8th inch drill bit should leave a bit of play in there for the shaft..when you set up to epoxy it.. so just shim it with a tooth pick or two to your liking.. while it sets up..

I can move it around a few degrees to my liking visually..

I like my drivers setting really square just like my 1 iron..
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Re: How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Postby NRG » Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:31 am

It might just look a lot better as soon as i reshape the hosel area.

Come on Royal Mail!! Where are my shafts?? Ordered them nearly 2 weeks ago.
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Re: How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Postby lagpressure » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:23 pm

One of the best things about doing it yourself is you can set up the way it sits, just the way you like..
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Re: How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Postby NRG » Sat Dec 19, 2009 3:05 pm

So, on a light hearted note for a second, and eager to finish my 46 degree driver, my shafts have just arrived...


What value does anyone see in the use of a Spine Finder??

I have one, but imagine that it maybe more use to a swinger than a hitter.

So, do i set the spine at 3 oclock? or not bother at all?
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