My first post but I’ve been an avid reader for five months now.
I have a Spalding persimmon driver that I was refinishing/reboring (flatter). It was painted black and I wanted to strip the paint to show the persimmon grain and show that it is actually a wooden wood. Some of the paint stripper seeped past the tape I had on the plastic insert and melted it where it touched so now I have to replace it.
I have a couple of other persimmons and when I hit them with a modern ball they seem to slide a bit up on the face and not really get much backspin on. The hard plastic of the ball doesn’t seem to mesh well with the plastic of the insert. I remember the balatas used to bite on the face much better or at least I seem to remember it that way. (loved the feel of marshmallow putting )
So I had an idea. Since I have to replace the insert, why not replace it with a metal insert rather than plastic. It would seem like a metal insert would work much better with the modern ball since they are made for metal/titanium clubs. I am going to experiment with a metal insert but wanted to know if this sounds like a good idea.