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The plastic hotel thing has somehow slid up a bit on the shaft of my driver and I can't get it back in. Our prov says it don't make a difference but it's a tad annoying. It's a Callaway. I love it. My question is, does the head make a difference to the shot shape, or is it the shaft and the settings you can change. This will help me decide if to update or try and get the same one
 

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If its the end of the adapter nearest the grip that's ridden up the shaft a bit all you need to do is take the shaft off the head, dip the end of thenshaft in warmish water for a minute. This should soften the plastic enough that you can push it back down and secure it with a spot of glue.
If it's the actual adapter that's moving then it needs repairing or replacing as the head could fly off..
Contrary to the belief of some, the head and the adapter can make a difference to shot shape and trajectory
The shaft has a lesser effect .
If the head is ok you can get replacement shafts quite easily on ebay..
 

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To be honest your questions is a bit of a mystery. But if you are asking whether you should get a new driver because the ferrule has moved up a bit: No.

Any golf store should be able to reglue it in place, there's a ton of tutorials on YT to help fix this yourself:

Does the head make a difference to shot shape: Yes (some are more draw biased, some neutral some fade biased, low spin etc)
 

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My ferrule moved a month or two ago on my driver. I took it back to pro and he fixed it but it moved again last week. Pro said it’s just cosmetic and it’s fine to leave as is. So I’m not going to bother trying to move it again.
 

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My ferrule moved a month or two ago on my driver. I took it back to pro and he fixed it but it moved again last week. Pro said it’s just cosmetic and it’s fine to leave as is. So I’m not going to bother trying to move it again.

One the problems is that the shaft only has enough of the shaft roughed up so the glue adheres well to fit in to the head or adapter. So the bit where the ferrule fits will often be on an unprepped surface.

Or just as importantly any glue residue from the original fit has to be fully removed else the new glue does not adhere properly.
 

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My ferrule moved a month or two ago on my driver. I took it back to pro and he fixed it but it moved again last week. Pro said it’s just cosmetic and it’s fine to leave as is. So I’m not going to bother trying to move it again.
Mine said that, but is this because they know it's difficult and can't be bothered?
 

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To be honest your questions is a bit of a mystery. But if you are asking whether you should get a new driver because the ferrule has moved up a bit: No.

Any golf store should be able to reglue it in place, there's a ton of tutorials on YT to help fix this yourself:

Does the head make a difference to shot shape: Yes (some are more draw biased, some neutral some fade biased, low spin etc)
Yes I see what your saying, but mine has an adjustment thing on it so isn't that thing correcting my slice. And if I just change the head, will that change everything.?
 

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If its the end of the adapter nearest the grip that's ridden up the shaft a bit all you need to do is take the shaft off the head, dip the end of thenshaft in warmish water for a minute. This should soften the plastic enough that you can push it back down and secure it with a spot of glue.
If it's the actual adapter that's moving then it needs repairing or replacing as the head could fly off..
Contrary to the belief of some, the head and the adapter can make a difference to shot shape and trajectory
The shaft has a lesser effect .
If the head is ok you can get replacement shafts quite easily on ebay..
Nope didn't work.
 

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To be honest your questions is a bit of a mystery. But if you are asking whether you should get a new driver because the ferrule has moved up a bit: No.

Any golf store should be able to reglue it in place, there's a ton of tutorials on YT to help fix this yourself:

Does the head make a difference to shot shape: Yes (some are more draw biased, some neutral some fade biased, low spin etc)
Nope, neither did this.
 

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Pour a hot kettle on to the ferrule should soften it enough to move, if not you could cut it off, get a new ferrule, very carefully cut in half and glue in place. I have done this before drivers were adjustable and shafts were glue in. Good excuse to buy a new one though
 

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There are very few problems in life that cannot be solved by buying a new driver. If its the latest model, then, as it will drive the ball further, it will certainly cure whatever the ill.
For example, Donald trump apparently advised Putin to buy a new driver two years ago - join the carbonwood age Vlad, he said. He didnt buy. And now look at Ukraine.
 

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There are very few problems in life that cannot be solved by buying a new driver. If its the latest model, then, as it will drive the ball further, it will certainly cure whatever the ill.
For example, Donald trump apparently advised Putin to buy a new driver two years ago - join the carbonwood age Vlad, he said. He didnt buy. And now look at Ukraine.
I bought this one because it was straighter (a lot) than any other I have ever owned. Longer is not better imo.
 
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