Use the upper portion of the shaft after the bend once the putter has been soled properly with it’s center touching the ground or base of a specification gauge.]]>
What line one should use in order to define(or measure) the lie of a bent shaft putter?]]>
Anyway, excellent article and keep up the good work.]]>
A retired professional machinist who also did a lot of golf club assembly and repair has repeatedly told me that you have to use a reamer rather than a drill bit for this. Possibly even a few (2 or 3) reamers of increasing diameter. It is both a safety issue (less likely to seize up and hurt someone) and a tool life issue. This advice was from Richard Kennedy, whom you may remember; he made probably the best hosel vise for boring.]]>
I would suggest going to a authorized Titleist dealer and having them fit you for the proper length and lie rather than buying a new or used set off of the web. The Ping chart may have suggested 1/4″ shorter and 1.5º flat. You may find the Titleist fitter may find something different like 1/2″ short and 2º flat. This is why you really have to be fit in person.
If you are a high handicapped golfer, the CB, MB or VG3 won’t be as forgiving as the AP1 or the G-series Pings. As far as the weight of the clubs, that is due to the difference in the weight of the shafts.]]>