Jump to content

Your clubs are too heavy if........


Recommended Posts

I’m confused by this thread.  I always thought club weight were two distinct measurements.  Total weight being the actual weight of the club and swing weight being a measurement of different parts a club.  In other words, you could have an iron (like mine) fitted with 95 gram graphite shafts with a D-6 SW but still be lighter than another iron with 125 gram steel shaft with D-2 SW.  Is the modern thought that heavier club weight leads to tighter dispersion, or  greater SW, or a combination of both?

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 61
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

45 posts and not one comment regarding the fact that swingweight cannot be compared directly between different clubs.   Swingweight is not a measure of weight and it is not an absolute measurement tha

I'm not surprised.  There is a lot of potentially confusing and conflicting information in the thread.   Yes, club static weight and club swing weight are separate measurements.   The confus

alright boys, play nice now...

1 hour ago, hunterdog said:

I’m confused by this thread.  I always thought club weight were two distinct measurements.  Total weight being the actual weight of the club and swing weight being a measurement of different parts a club.  In other words, you could have an iron (like mine) fitted with 95 gram graphite shafts with a D-6 SW but still be lighter than another iron with 125 gram steel shaft with D-2 SW.  Is the modern thought that heavier club weight leads to tighter dispersion, or  greater SW, or a combination of both?

 

I'm not surprised.  There is a lot of potentially confusing and conflicting information in the thread.

 

Yes, club static weight and club swing weight are separate measurements.   The confusing part is that the adjectives "heavy" and "light" can refer to either measurement and most don't take the time or know to provide clarification as to which measurement they are referring to.   Some might not know which one is really the problem.   What we actually feel as heft or weight or resistance when we swing the club is a complex combination of both quantities that can be different for different individuals.   It typically takes some experimentation and testing to figure out what the best combination of both quantities might be the best fit for any individual.

 

The modern thought is that the best dispersion comes from the best combination of both.  Too heavy or too light for either can be detrimental to dispersion and accuracy and shot shape or face control.   The way the results change as the  club goes either heavier or lighter than the 'ideal' for and individual is just too subjective to make any of the generalizations useful in the context of fitting.

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Our picks

    • 2021 American Express WITB & Equipment Photos- Links and comments
      We are back on the ground at the American Express PGA event.
       
      Here are links to all the galleries:
       
      Cameron putters - 2021 American Express
      PXG Gen 4 prototype drivers - new putters
      UST Maymiya LinQ shafts - American Express 2021
      Mitsubishi Kaili & MMT shafts - American Express 2021
      Titleist TSi 2 & TSi 3 hybrids - American Express 2021
      TaylorMade putter cover for Palm Springs/Palm Desert - American Express
      New Aldila Synergy, Ascent & prototype shafts - American Express 2021
      Callaway Apex Pro iron, Epic Driver and fairway, Apex iron & hybrid - American Express 2021
      New Perfect Practice training aids - American Express 2021
      New KBS prototype shafts - American Express 2021
       
        • Like
      • 17 replies
    • Kevin Na WITB: 2021 Sony Open Winner (pics and specs)
      Kevin Na's What's In The Bag?
       
      Specs are on the front-page as well-
      https://www.golfwrx.com/645178/kevin-nas-winning-witb-2021-sony-open/
       
      Driver- Callaway GBB Epic (9 degrees) Graphite Design Tour AD GP 6 TX
      3w- Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero (13.5 degrees) Mitsubishi Diamana RF 70 TX
      5w- Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero (18 degrees) Mitsubishi Diamana RF 80 TX
      Hybrid- PXG 0317 X Gen 2 (19 degrees) Graphite Design Tour AD DI 95X
      Irons- Callaway Rogue Pro (4), Callaway Apex Pro 16 (5-PW) True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
      Wedges- Callaway Mack Daddy 4 (54), Vokey Design prototype (’18) (60-06K ) True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
      Putter- Odyssey Toulon Madison
      Grips- Golf Pride Tour Velvet Plus4
      Ball- Titleist Pro V1x
       

       
        • Like
      • 46 replies
    • SIM up close
      Here some pictures up close of the SIM only for now.  
       
      Wk
        • Like
      • 170 replies
    • 2021 EQUIPMENT LAUNCHES (Running thread of all our launch pieces)
      A continually updated table of contents of our front page 2021 equipment launch stories for your reading pleasure. 
       

      Callaway
      Apex irons, Apex Pro irons, Apex DCB irons Apex hybrids, Apex Pro hybrids  
      Mizuno 
      MCraft putters
      Ping
      G425 driver G425 fairway woods, hybrids and crossover G425 irons
       
      PXG 
      PXG 0211 series
      • 60 replies
    • JT with a Ventus in the Tsi3?
      https://www.instagram.com/p/CJo-yEVDcyC/?igshid=1llg9lvv71oco
        • Like
      • 212 replies

×
×
  • Create New...