Restoration project

I have fancied a change of colour of my putter for a while now but couldn’t bring myself to do anything to my Scotty Cameron Newport 2 (other than paintfill) so I had my eye out for a suitable putter to work on.  As I carry a 100% Titleist bag I wanted an old Titleist Dead Center putter and found one recently on ebay for £5.19 so the project began.

They came painted black so all I needed to do was strip the paint off, light sanding to remove a few marks and provide a good key for the primer.

I started with a red oxide primer then grey primer a light sanding of the primer then about 8 light coats of satin white paint, I used a quick drying enamel spray but think a car paint would be easier to work with next time.  I am very pleased with the results, a new shaft will go in and an Orange Golf pride putter grip.  It is 45 grams lighter than my Newport 2 so maybe it will be a good summer putter when the greens speed up?

Orange sight lines haven’t gone on very well, will remove them and re-do them I think.

Not sure how this finish will hold up so will give it a try and see.  Matte black with orange lines next time I think.  I will offer this service as soon as I see which paint is the most durable.

Swing weighting my Titleist CB710s

Well it has been a week since I returned from Golfsmith with some more knowledge and workshop equipment.  Played Sunday (twitter) @marplegolfclub and it rained from the 1st tee to the 17th!  I haven’t played in so much rain for years, if it had not been winter league I would of walked in!

So Monday saw me strip my set back to components as all the swing weights were wrong.  My Titleist CB710 irons were custom ordered with KBS tour stiff shafts which come in 10 grams lighter than the standard Dynamic Gold that Titleist fit.  I don’t know why they weren’t swing weighted at Titleist when they were assembled, as I was taught to swing weight every club when assembling, but not one of them was D2, most were C9.  What does this mean?  I had trouble “feeling ” the club on the top of my back swing and found it difficult to bring the club down on an in to out path (dropping it in the slot) hopefully correcting the swing weights will help with this.  I will epoxy them all back together today and re grip them tomorrow.  It is my birthday Friday (04th March) and maybe my wife has booked me on to play somewhere nice, so best get them finished in case 😉