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What is the best way to determine what swing weight is right for me. This may sound stupid but how will I know which is perfect for me??? Is it a feel thing??

 

Also what way do you guys think is best to set swingweight throughout the set... Driver sw? Fairways SW? Irons SW? WEDGES SW? All be the same SW? Tapered SW? I've read all kind of stuff on this and it still doesn't make since... I've ordered all my tools and supplies and stuff from Golfsmith and plan to learn the craft... I plan to use Tungsten powder to change the swingweight back to what I want once I've cut my irons down a bit.... My head is spinning with all the variables :crazy: But I'm sure I'll figure it out once I get started...

 

Again... any help will be appreciated!!!

 

Wish me luck!! :yahoo:

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Swingweight is very much a personal thing. Feel is a very, very important part of determining the proper swingweight for your game. What you really need to do in that regard is to go out, and get a package of lead tape (the roll kind not the precut pieces) and hit balls and add a bit more lead tape until you find a "feel" that you are comfortable with. Every person is different, and depending on your tempo, swingspeed, release, etc. you may want a different swingweight than comes "stock".

 

As far as determing a swingweight for your set, that is something that only you can decide. I know many people, myself included, who use varying swingweights in their set. Because this is such a feel thing, and is so important to the player, you can't really make a blanket statement as to whether it is your driver, your 3 wood, your 4 iron or whatever club that you should base your sets swingweight off of. To give you an idea of how personal and random it can be here is my setup:

 

 

Driver - D5

3 wood - D4 or D6 depending on which 3 wood

Irons - D3

Wedges - D5

 

 

As you can see my swingweights are neither constant, nor is there any "method to the madness". These are just swingweights I have determined to fit my feel over time. I now have all my clubs spec matched, blueprinted, etc. to match that setup when I change clubs.

 

 

I hope this short little info post helped you out.

 

 

Adam

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I agree with everything Adam has mentioned. Additionally if you want to have a play Tom Wishon's "Search for the perfect golf club" has a section on determining the "best" sw for you. It involves, talcum/baby powder (or impact tape), lead tape, a driving range, and an open mind. Put either the powder or tape on the face of the club, hit the ball, note where the impact is, add one sw worth of tape (2g) until you get the impact closest to the sweet spot. I tried it with my clubs and it "works" for me. I went from D1.5 on the irons to D4.5.

 

As Adam says, there is no method in this madness, and it is subjective between you and the club(s). The bottom line is that no-one apart from you can tell you how the club is supposed to feel to you. But that won't stop people telling you :crazy:

 

Good luck, the fun is in tinkering until you find something that suits and once you do "eureka" !

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