Re: Swing Weight???? D2???? D4????
Originally Posted by Boosty16
Swing weight is a measure of the weights of the head, shaft, grip in relation to the balance point and length of the shaft.
It is also a measure of rotational inertia - the heavier the head and the longer the lever, the tougher it will be for something to move in a circle. The old analogy of the ice skater with her arms out moving slowly and then speeding up as she brings her arms in.
Swing weight is mostly about feel - however at the range you are talking about D4 players may lose a little bit of swing speed because the head is so heavy. It is related to tempo though for a lot of players. Often players who rely on tempo and timing like heavier swing weights because it allows them to feel the head better throughout their swing.
Lighter swing weights can usually be swung faster and can lead to less fatigue during a round.
It's pretty easy to experiment with swing weight, using quarters and tape to adjust swing weight. A quarter weighs 5.64 grams while a dime weighs 2.2g. Each two grams will increase the swing weight a point. So taping a quarter to a club head will increase the swing weight two and a half points, a dime one point. A good and easy way to experiment with swing weights.