Have you ever thought about adding lead tape to one of your golf clubs? Many golfers consider it, but ultimately decide not to because they think it will ruin their clubs. It's definitely a process of trial and error, but the benefit is that it could give you the feeling you've been looking for.
Nolan Combrink recently purchased a driver and was wondering if lead tape could make the head feel heavier. He doesn't feel like the shaft is a true stiff flex and thought perhaps lead tape could be the answer.
I have bought a Titleist 975J with a stiff flex shaft. I'm not really getting on with it, it feels too light and the shaft doesn't feel like it is a stiff flex. Would adding some lead tape increase the feel of a heavier head? I have a 980F 5 wood with a 4375 stiff shaft. I hit this farther than my driver. Any comments would be greatly appreciated.
Yes, lead tape will make the club feel heavier, but it might not correct your problem. You won't really know until you start trying it out and testing it.
My first advice would be for anyone with a new club to take it to a PPGS Certified Fitter to get it checked. If you feel like the club is really close and just needs a minor tweak, lead tape is a good alternative. I've used it for many years and like to call it "magic dust" because it can work wonders if you've applied it to the correct part of the club.
If you want to stop a fade or slice, put the tape on the heel. It will slow it down so the toe can catch up. You would put lead tape out near the toe if you're hooking the ball.
Only trial and error will tell you what works best, so don't be afraid to give it a try. As always, you can get professional advice by contacting one of our certified fitters by clicking here.
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