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Is there a difference in the two? do they achieve the same thing?

 

When building clubs and talking SW, I see there are sort of two ways to do it...

 

1. Swing weight matching - weighing and sorting the heads and then adding tip weights to make sure each head is 7g difference from the other. This will give a consistent head weight before grips.

     A. Understand this will give a consistent SW across the set BUT, how can you do that and also get a target SW?

     B. Would you take your "fitting" club say a 7 iron at D4 , take the head only with its tip weight and make that the start for the 7g progression on the other heads and then you have a consistent head-weight across the board, therefore grip size, variances in grip weights are now irrelevant on the final build?

 

2. Swing weight target - Dry fitting everything together on the SW scale using a standard 50g grip, OR no grip and adjusting for +9 SW points. Then you can add weights to get the club to D4 on each club.

 

-- I do get a big no-no is to not SW with anything but a standard grip--

 

Am i missing anything? Is there a better way to do it? 

 

I know variations of this are always asked but I take great enjoyment of tinkering and building clubs and I am obsessed with learning correct SW and building an accurate set!

 

thanks!

 

TaylorMade Stealth 10.5 - Fujikura Ventus Black Velocore 7X

TaylorMade Stealth 3W - Fujikura Ventus Black Velocore 7X

Srixon DI 19* - Fujikura Ventus Black HB Velocore 10TX

Srixon ZX7 4-AW - KBS $Taper 130X

Cleveland RTX ZipCore 54/58 - KBS $Taper 130X

Scotty Cameron Select fastback

Golf Pride Z Grip cord

Srixon Z Star XV

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