2) 3 Fairway Wood
3) 5 Fairway Wood
4) Irons (Just the swing weight)
5) Wedges (Just the swing weight)
6) Putter (Just the swing weight)
Yes, I know different for different people but I just wanted to find out the average.
The analogy about light and heavy objects swung at the same speed will generate the same force is totally incorrect. eg. If you swing a feather at 100 mph and try to hit a golf ball it goes no where.
If you swing a 1 pound weight 100 mph then you will have muchhhhh more force.
Also feeling the club head by making it heavier allows the body weight to be in sync with the club movement.
The distance a golfer hits the golf ball is based on his synchronization of the body weight and club head at impact.
If you hit with your hands only and no weight transfer, the ball will go rather short distance.If you get the right timing of body weight and the club head the ball will travel forever.
That is why some relative small people hit the ball a long way while some big people cannot get a lot of distance.
OK so I'm going to step in to the fray here a lil bit. Lets start by getting a common understanding of some of what we're talking about. The OP was talking about swing weight and swing weight is measure of tourque NOT at the club head nor at the Center of mass of the club but at an arbirtary weight determined by some guy. Swingweight is the force required to over come the inertia of the COM of the entire club. if you increase the swing weight. you are moving the center of Mas of the entire club closer to the club head. I think everyone would agree.
Since golf and tennis is a sport where power delivered through kinetic sequencing. A club that is too light, will force a slower swing speed because you couldn't make contact, a club that is too heavy would slow swing speed because you couldn't make contact. When you increase the swing weight you increase the mass of the head of the hammer and provided that you can keep the club moving at same speed the ball will go FURTHER because it has more momentum and move velocity. So if you can control a heavier club and hold all things equal you're gonna increase your distance.
I recently moved my irons to D8 and I ca swing with more control and the same head speed and picked up 15 yards.
The analogy about light and heavy objects swung at the same speed will generate the same force is totally incorrect. eg. If you swing a feather at 100 mph and try to hit a golf ball it goes no where. If you swing a 1 pound weight 100 mph then you will have muchhhhh more force.
100 pounds of cotton swung at 100 MPH isn't going to send the ball as far as 1 pound of steel swung at 100 MPH either.
There are a lot of factors to consider when you want to think about the weight of a club.
Obviously, the heavier a club the slower (with the same effort) you'll swing it. Solidity (of conrtact) matters too.
weight x speed = power on tennis rq. if you want power use less string tension that equals more stored energy more control use more tension , lighter weight. on a club or racket helps those out that cannot control ( because of skill or strength ) the swing , higher weight. in the same size transfers more stored energy - imho