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Hi guys! I have a set of Honma 747v irons with Project X LZ 5.5 shafts, that weigh 115g.

 

I love the ball flight, mid, very piercing trajectory. However, they feel very heavy for me, even though it is D2 swingweight. 

 

Do you guys feel that switching to a 105g shaft would make a big difference here? I cannot be sure if the weight problem here is related to the head or shaft...

 

I appreciate any help! 

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

 

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36 minutes ago, fabs17 said:

Hi guys! I have a set of Honma 747v irons with Project X LZ 5.5 shafts, that weigh 115g.

 

I love the ball flight, mid, very piercing trajectory. However, they feel very heavy for me, even though it is D2 swingweight. 

 

Do you guys feel that switching to a 105g shaft would make a big difference here? I cannot be sure if the weight problem here is related to the head or shaft...

 

I appreciate any help! 

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

 

 

What combinations of shaft weight and swing weight have you played before that didn't feel heavy?

Did you change grip weight?  That can add to the shaft weight.

Is there a particular time during the swing (e.g backswing, transition, or release) that the heaviness seems the worst?

 

Other than using past experience, it really just takes some trial and error to determine if the issue is head weight or total weight.  Unfortunately it's difficult to test out a lighter weight shaft in your current clubs so it might mean testing other clubs some how.   You can test a lighter swing weight simply by choking up.  Try a 1/2" or even 1" and see what happens to the feel.

 

And on one final note - just to make it even more potentially confusing, sometimes it's easy to confuse stiffness and weight.  e.g. a bit too stiff can end up making the club feel too heavy for some.

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31 minutes ago, Stuart_G said:

 

What combinations of shaft weight and swing weight have you played before that didn't feel heavy?

Did you change grip weight?  That can add to the shaft weight.

Is there a particular time during the swing (e.g backswing, transition, or release) that the heaviness seems the worst?

 

Other than using past experience, it really just takes some trial and error to determine if the issue is head weight or total weight.  Unfortunately it's difficult to test out a lighter weight shaft in your current clubs so it might mean testing other clubs some how.   You can test a lighter swing weight simply by choking up.  Try a 1/2" or even 1" and see what happens to the feel.

 

And on one final note - just to make it even more potentially confusing, sometimes it's easy to confuse stiffness and weight.  e.g. a bit too stiff can end up making the club feel too heavy for some.

Thanks for your reply Stuart!

 

- This is actually the first shaft weight / swing weight combination that I have tried with this set. Therefore, I honestly can´t say what would feel right for me.

 

- The club feels a little heavy on the back swing and more on the transition...

 

Totally agree that testing out different shafts aren´t easy, especially as I live abroad.

 

I´m just a little bummed out I have a great set but that simply doesn´t work out perfectly for me

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