Swing weight factors in relation to parts

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  • K13K13 Members Posts: 98 ✭✭
    Stuart G. wrote:

    K13 wrote:


    One thing bugging me though is the impact on length - since the cap of the grip will add 1/4" to 1/2", should I not adjust that 9 sw point factor? Or is that what you've already done by making it nine instead of, say, 11 (which would make sense with a 50g shaft and a rule of thumb of 5/g/sw point + one or so for tape)?



    Thanks again.




    No, not usually. In fact, that's one of the reasons why it's better to use the scale w/o the grip. Variations in grip cap size will effect what the swing weight scale will read with the grip installed but it usually doesn't effect the actual playing length (or effective swing weight) - which is measured to the edge of the grip cap and not the top of any dome on the grip. Remember, It's the edge that will generally determine where we place our hands on the grip and the effective playing length/effective swing weight, not any part that sticks up above it. The GP NDMC is a perfect example where the grip can make the scale think the club is longer than it really is and therefore the SW heavier than it really is.




    Ah - that makes sense. Thank you!
  • mjbfybmjbfyb Members Posts: 255 ✭✭
    Can someone explain the difference between the Titleist Surefit performance guide and the information in this thread? According to this thread, if you cut your driver down 1” and want to retain the same swing weight, you would need to add 12 grams. The Titleist Surefit page says for 1” under the recommend weight is 4 grams heavier to produce the standard swing weight. What am I missing here?
  • J_BirdieJ_Birdie LOFT Issue Members Posts: 1,698 ✭✭
    edited Mar 1, 2019 9:35am #484
    I've always been told 1.5g per SW on driver, 2gr per SW on 7i, and 3g on SW on LW. I do know when I cut my LTD down a while back .5" it went from ~D4 to ~D0 and I added ~5g of weight and it came up to ~D3.5 or so.
    What's in my bag:
    Srixon Z785 9.5* w/ Tensei Pro Orange 70TX 45.5"
    Cobra Fly-Z+ 3W w/ Aldila Tour Blue 75X 42.75"
    Taylormade P790 UDI 2i / Diamana D+ 92HY X 1* Up 18* loft
    Cobra Forged Tour 4-PW / Nippon NS Pro Modus 120X 1* Up
    Cobra King Black Wedges 50* & 54* (bent to 55*) Versatile Grind / Nippon NS Pro Modus 120X
    Callaway PM Grind 2 60* Nippon NS Pro Modus 120X
    Odyssey O-Works 7S Black with Superstroke GT 2.0 Pistol Grip 35"
  • Kale_mKale_m Members Posts: 1,740 ✭✭
    Made a thread but probbaly should have put this in this one instead...





    M3 Hl 3w head

    Tensei Pro orange 80tx shaft

    Length of the shaft plays at 42” in the head



    Was told the Sw is D0



    Want it back to D3 -D4



    I am looking at picking up another sole weight at 7g to add.



    By looking at the calculations this should bring me back to D3.5.



    Or will it be slightly lower due to the counter balance?



    If so, how much weight do I need to get the club back to my desired SW?
    Taylormade M6 9.0 (set to 7.5) Tensei Pro Orange 70tx
    Taylormade M5 rocket 14* Tensei Pro orange 80tx 
    Taylormade 790 UDI 2 iron Tensei Pro White 90tx
    Callaway Apex MB Raw TIX100
    Callaway md4 52/56
    Tm hi toe 60
    Tm spider x 35” navy with true path alignment
  • Stuart_GStuart_G New HampshireMembers Posts: 22,905 ✭✭
    Kale_m wrote:


    Made a thread but probbaly should have put this in this one instead...





    M3 Hl 3w head

    Tensei Pro orange 80tx shaft

    Length of the shaft plays at 42" in the head



    Was told the Sw is D0



    Want it back to D3 -D4



    I am looking at picking up another sole weight at 7g to add.



    By looking at the calculations this should bring me back to D3.5.



    Or will it be slightly lower due to the counter balance?



    If so, how much weight do I need to get the club back to my desired SW?




    No. The new thread was a better idea.



    But if your "desired" SW wasn't determined with the exact same shaft model, shaft weight and playing length - then you shouldn't be overly focused on that particular SW value. You need to do a little testing to find out what the best SW is for this particular combination.
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