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10 hours ago, boogielicious said:

For your hybrid, 75 or 80 would be a good choice. Make sure to check the swingweight too. A club can feel heavy if it’s set up with a higher swingweight.

is there a way to check swing weight without some expensive machine? lately I shortened my driver and FW  for more control now I have been changing the weights. As an example my driver used to have a 14g weight and it felt heavy after a while but I had more control. Then I replaced it with a 6 gram weight it felt comfortable and not heavy but seems like I had less control. Now I have replaced it with a 7g weight which I have not tried on the course.

My PXG 4H feels heavy like the driver at the beginning. I also always struggled to hit a hybrid more than an iron.

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1 minute ago, GuamAP2 said:

is there a way to check swing weight without some expensive machine? lately I shortened my driver and FW  for more control now I have been changing the weights. As an example my driver used to have a 14g weight and it felt heavy after a while but I had more control. Then I replaced it with a 6 gram weight it felt comfortable and not heavy but seems like I had less control. Now I have replaced it with a 7g weight which I have not tried on the course.

My PXG 4H feels heavy like the driver at the beginning. I also always struggled to hit a hybrid more than an iron.

Are there any golf shops there? It’s a pretty simple device and most shops will measure it for you. But basically, you did the best thing for you and adjusted the weight to get the feel you want.

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9 hours ago, ncates00 said:

In my opinion, a heavier shaft is not going to change anything. The hybrid you have is too upright for you, you toe strike it, or you have serious face to path issues. Go test different hybrids or work on your swing or even check out fairway woods instead. I have one hybrid, a 4h, and I have 3w, 5w, and 7w, in part because hybrids tend to hook for me as well the lower the loft is. Not the case for fairway woods, plus I like the extra stopping power. My 4h is actually a bit open at address, which helps. 

I most of the time hit my PXG 4H off the toe. I only struggle mostly with this type of club. I have tried a Ping and Titleist hybrid but end up with the same result. I have been forcing myself to use the PXG 4H because out of the rough it should be a better club to hit. I also noticed that the launch angle is very low it takes off like a 3FW.

2 minutes ago, boogielicious said:

Are there any golf shops there? It’s a pretty simple device and most shops will measure it for you. But basically, you did the best thing for you and adjusted the weight to get the feel you want.

That I am not sure off that because of the limited resources we have on Guam. The shop does replace grips and shafts and that's about it. I had to fly to the Philippines to get fitted for my irons and at that it was not as thorough as the fittings I see on Youtube. I have been learning to do my own grips and shafts lately slowly gathering the tools needed.

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16 minutes ago, GuamAP2 said:

I most of the time hit my PXG 4H off the toe. I only struggle mostly with this type of club. I have tried a Ping and Titleist hybrid but end up with the same result. I have been forcing myself to use the PXG 4H because out of the rough it should be a better club to hit. I also noticed that the launch angle is very low it takes off like a 3FW.

That I am not sure off that because of the limited resources we have on Guam. The shop does replace grips and shafts and that's about it. I had to fly to the Philippines to get fitted for my irons and at that it was not as thorough as the fittings I see on Youtube. I have been learning to do my own grips and shafts lately slowly gathering the tools needed.

I have this tool. The shop may have it as well.


Measures swingweight quickly and accurately.

 

 

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1 hour ago, GuamAP2 said:

Thats a good price I will order one. Should all the clubs have a similar swing weight?

I think it helps keep an even feel throughout the set. Wedges tend to have higher swingweight. Drivers are on the lower end. If you look up the specs for your clubs, they usually list the target swingweight. The weight of different grips and shafts can change that.

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I just play the damn hook and call it good. I have an old Nickent 4DX with a 85g shaft that I hit a pretty reliable 15 yard hook with. I just play it. Stay out of the shit, call the zoo.

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