If we reference 44.5" as the standard length and the driver has a 57 degree lie and shortening it down to 37" would effectively change the lie angle from 57 to 42 degrees. As to whether the lie would be unplayable it depends on who is using the driver. Without knowing more about the player who would be using this club it is hard to say how it might fit them. It is certainly possible to cut a shaft that short but there are some other things that come into play such as the butt diameter of the shaft and properly installing a grip. Build up tape would likely be necessary. With a graphite shaft cut to this length the silk screen on the shaft will be, at least to some extent, covered by the grip.
Date published: 2016-01-06