First indication that a shaft is too stiff is when the feeling of impact with the shaft that is one flex softer is noted by you as being markedly more solid feeling at impact. For further details on read my experience going through the MOI matching process for a driver and a set of irons. Anthony N Toronto, ON. This is a good explanation. But with regard to use in full swing clubs, here is really is a trial and experimentation, hit or miss thing. I would very much appreciate your thoughts as although my swing speed might increase with graphite shafts and lighter clubs I cannot feel where the club head is? No possible way that 8g of weight in the heel side of a clubhead can change any of the rotational parameters of the club on the downswing through impact.
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Tom, Very helpful as always.
RON The first and most critical point to check in any investigation of why one iron set hits the ball shorter for any golfer is to check the loft angles of the heads in both sets. Will I need to another 2 grams of head weight on top of the 20 grams for ewingweight if I wanted to return everything back to D2?
Tom currently heads his own company, Tom Wishon Golf Technology, which specializes in the design of original, high-end custom golf equipment designs and club fitting research for independent custom club makers worldwide Click here to visit his site, wishongolf. Tom Wishon February 23, The goal in the swing weight fitting is idal get the golfer to a point where he reports that the club head is starting to feel a little bit too heavy, or the club is starting to require a little more effort to swing than the golfer would prefer.
Tom Wishon February 6, Or are these areas simply personal preference, trial and error?
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Every course should not aim to be Augusta. Hit more shots and start noting the sensation of head weight feel during the swing and especially at the start of the downswing. Bottom of bore to ground is the distance from where the tip of the shaft stops in the hosel when installed, down to the ground. Curt Mar 5, at What shaft weight should you play?
I am 55yrs old and strong although as I mentioned slow swing speed. Tom Wishon May 30, I am wondering if you could help me figure out something.
Wishon: What swing weight should your clubs be?
fpr Swingweight is NOT an absolute measurement of weight, as grams or ounces are. Up Next The worst words in golf. But with regard to use in full swing clubs, here is really is a trial and experimentation, hit or miss thing.
For several to many years, our clubfitting research has been all about identifying all swing characteristics which have a bearing on clubfitting decisions. It’s what feels good to me.
Ofr a year it was for Bryson DeChambeau. So what Swinbweight would advise would be to take one club of at least 5 iron length or longer, crank up the headweight by at least 25 grams with gobs of lead tape on the head, and then go out and practice trying to hold that wrist cock angle a little longer with this substantially heavier headweight.
The vast majority of grips for men exist between mid 40s and mid 50s in gram weight. The club obviously feels substantial is probably D9 and to swing it I have to really put some umph in there.
Not sure I would call swingweight a game changer. You will get use to whatever you’re using. Real fitting is like a tailor to a suit — one very knowledgeable expert fitter working with one golfer at a time to determine what each of the 12 key fitting specs must be for every one of the clubs in the bag.
From that, the industry has embraced swingweight matching of clubs as a way to build clubs so that they would have close to the same swing feel. You specifically talk about how much of the total weight is in the head.
But usually always in the same ballpark. Nothing else is affected in the club from a performance standpoint because you still have the same exact weight in the head as you did before. The first and most critical point to check in any investigation of why one iron set hits the ball shorter for any golfer is to check the loft angles of the heads in both sets. He then flatened the lie to 59degrees and suggested I make it the same length as my 5 iron which i hit well.
Might be fun to do an experiment to see what happens. We all have a unique, individual sense for how much we want to feel the presence of the headweight out there on the end of the shaft.