CF Grips

Joined
Aug 18, 2021
HCP
8
Local club/country
Sittingbourne & Milton Regis GC
Irons
JPX921 Tour
Driver
PXG Proto
#1
Was wondering if anyone knows if you can get custom fit but have the grips put in the box not on the clubs?
 

2klix

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Joined
Apr 21, 2013
Location
Surrey, UK
HCP
12.6
Local club/country
Thorney Park Golf Club, Iver, Bucks
Irons
JPX 900 Chromoly 4&5i, 900 Forged 6-PW, Mizuno MP-T7 50°, 55°, 60° (all irons KBS Tour 90 Stiff)
Driver
Mizuno JPX900 10.5° Fujikura6 Stiff Shaft
#2
Good question…but why? would you rather fit own grips?
 
Joined
Aug 18, 2021
HCP
8
Local club/country
Sittingbourne & Milton Regis GC
Irons
JPX921 Tour
Driver
PXG Proto
#3
I’m 6’9” and like my clubs 1in longer which messes with the swing weights. It is just a pain taking them off if I want to add some butt weight
 

2klix

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 21, 2013
Location
Surrey, UK
HCP
12.6
Local club/country
Thorney Park Golf Club, Iver, Bucks
Irons
JPX 900 Chromoly 4&5i, 900 Forged 6-PW, Mizuno MP-T7 50°, 55°, 60° (all irons KBS Tour 90 Stiff)
Driver
Mizuno JPX900 10.5° Fujikura6 Stiff Shaft
#4
Whole point of custom fit is exactly that, fit clubs to you and your swing. So length and swing weight should be sorted during fitting for club builder to ship to specs. I have always trusted the process and not done me wrong yet 🤞
 

DennisMiller

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Mar 25, 2014
Location
Miami, Florida
HCP
Old Age
Local club/country
Public Courses
Irons
Shiny silver things
Driver
Shiny black thing
#5
Hi Jaws... First, thank you for replacing me as the tallest member of this forum. I'm 6'7" and hoping to shrink in my old age so I can shop at regular stores.

Allied to, but not necessarily an on point answer to your question, let me show you something I've done for years, but first, a moment to digress. Maybe it's worth knowing about or trying.

Without going into detail about the fitting that proved I have short upper arms that make my wrists a lot higher off the floor, I've had fittings over the past 40 years that suggested between 1" up to 2" extra long clubs. (With the subsequent lie adjustments too)

At 72 years old, I don't generally buy new clubs anymore. Quite honestly, with what's left of my game, the newest irons and some older irons don't perform much differently for me and feel is pretty much my most important criteria for what I use.

Since I've learned how to modify my clubs myself. I get a standard set of irons with the 5 iron being 38" up to 38.5" and add extensions so my 5 iron is 40" long.

Nobody makes a backweight that is made to go in an extension, so I had to invent it. Pic below...

Basically, it's the extension and a 40 gram teardrop shaped fishing weight. Put the weight inside the extension upside down. I usually put some wadded up duct tape on top so the weight won't rattle around. Sometimes I wrap tape around the weight to make the surface contact better. The 40 gram weight more than offsets the 12 points of extra swingweight in a 2" extension and my irons swing between C3 up to C5, depending which set I use.

I've epoxied the extension in the shaft, as suggested, but other times, I've wrapped a piece of duct tape around the part that goes inside the shaft. As I hammer it in, the cloth peels off the tape and leaves the glue between the extension and the shaft.

BTW - The extensions are available in specific diameters, so it's a good idea to strip off one grip first, use a micrometer to measure the inner diameter of the shaft, then buy the extensions to fit perfectly.

Yeah, it's goofy, but it works for giants like us. IMG_3890.JPG
 
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