December 07, 2017 at 02:46 PM
By Doug E
Doug EUrbana, MD
I was curious as to what the ramifications might be if I were to fill in the Active Recoil Channel with silicone. Other than possibly affecting sound, is there likely to be any performance difference? Would it make the club non-conforming in any way? Love the club, hate having to clean out the slot after most shots.
I wouldn't think the amount of silicone necessary would change the headweight all that much, if at all, but I like to feel the clubhead anyway. I also don't feel like the silicone would inhibit the face from flexing less than it is designed to do. In fact, from what I can tell looking at the new 818H hybrids, it seems pretty much as if that was the design fix for the annoying problem of having to clean the channel.
I certainly have the skills and tools to do the job to a manufacturer-quality finish. And, I could easily remove the silicone if I don't like the result. However, I would like to know before I waste my time if anyone else has tried it, and what result they got, or to hear from Titleist what their designers' thoughts might be.
Haven't registered for Team Titleist yet?