Firstly, I seem to have lost contact with RSG with no new posts for about a
week...anyone else having a problem? (email me with any info if you wish) (but
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Now, why swingweight? Is it really relevant?
I am quite familiar with the physics of club design and the mechanics of the
swing, the notion of 'swingweight', what it is, how to measure it and how to
However, I am not at all sure as to why one would see any value in producing a
particular swingweight for a set of clubs,
I would have thought that the key issue in connection with club specifications
is how they enable you to deliver a maximum club-head speed at the point of
impact while retaining a square face to the ball along required line of flight.
In my mind 'swingweight' contributes to this only if it is as low as possible. A
high 'swingweight' adds nothing to achieving the primary purpose...so why would
you choose, for instance, D6, which you can only really use if you are strong
enough. What does it do for you? I know it is probably just a question of 'feel'
in controlling the swing plane....but surely anything higher than about D3 is
quite unnecessary for this?.
Is it not a fact that the only elements in club specification that contribute to
the highest *usable* club-head speed are 'maximum club length you can really
handle', combined with 'lowest swingweight' possible at this length, and the
lowest overall weight possible with the club. It is only when this *usable*
maximum club-head speed is known that you can specify the appropriate shaft flex
and club-head loft that combine in producing a ball trajectory to give you a
maximum distance available.
I am interested in how others view 'swingweight' as contributing to 'distance',
if at all.
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler" - Albert
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