In the fall of last year RTHRBGLFN graciously sent me a Callaway Diablo driver with a 45" shaft. The driver is like new, but I have been struggling the length of this monster.... Today I was reading club maker Tom Wishons "12 Myths of Golf" and according to this benchmark club makers rudimentary specs, I should be playing a 42.5" or 43" length shaft... Thus I mustered the courage & confidence to sojourn into removing the grip and trimming the shaft 1.5" .... The factory grip is in great condition, so I was seeking to reinstall it post the trim job. This is the method employed & used to remove the grip allowing it to be reused. Tools: 1 wire clothes hanger 1 grip solvent or similar solvent 1 razor knife 1 rag 1 ka-bob skewer The first thing was to carefully insert the hanger 1/2" to 1" into the bottom of the grip. Once the grip has been inserted pour a small amount of grip solvent into the cavity created by the hanger. Next move the hanger around to the opposite side of the shaft, repeat by pouring a small amount of solvent into the cavity. Wait about a minute, then slowly push the hanger deeper into the grip, add solvent. Wait a few seconds for the solvent to be absorbed then slowly move the hanger to the opposite side w/o withdrawing it from the grip. Once moved, add more solvent. Continue this process until you begin to reach the closed end of the grip. As you approach the end, be carefull not to puncture or rip the grip.... at this point, the grip should just easily slide off the shaft. Once the grip is removed, use a utility knife to carefully remove the double sided tape adhering to the shaft. Use a rag with a small amount of solvent to finish the final cleaning of the shaft.... To cut or trim the shaft several options are available, DO NOT use a hacksaw or tubing cutter to trim or cut a graphite shaft. Use an abrasive style saw blade in a hacksaw frame, a dremel tool with an abrasive cutter wheel or a grinder.... Wrap masking tape over the area to be cut and mark the cut.... file off the rough edge and reinstall the grip.