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I would like to get forum members thoughts on swing weight and changing to mid-size grips. I switched back to mid-size grip last year and it has helped my hands a lot. I have a bit or arthritis in my knuckles and also have Dupuytren’s Contracture in my palm on both ring fingers. With standard grips, even with four wraps, my knuckles would hurt and the DC area would get sore. When I changed last year, there was a significant change in swing weight. I went to Golf Pride MCC+4 grips on one set and Pure DTX Midsize with build up tape in the other. I’ve had irons in the past that have very light shafts and low swing weight (Titleist 716 AP1). I did not like the feel very much. I felt like I could not feel where the head was. In both sets I have now, I’ve added an 8 or 10g weight in the shaft tip to get the swing weight in the D2 range. I’ve played with one set all year (Titleist 716 CB with PX LZ 5.5 shafts) and it feels normal to me now. The irons are obviously 10g heavier from the weight and another 10+ from the grip. Typical grip weights are below. Also, Pure is prototyping a +4 grip as well which I will probably go to when it comes out. That may be in the 63g range. Pure DTX Mid-size 58g GP MCC+4 Mid-size 66g GP Tour Velvet STD. ~50g My question is whether I am being too OCD about this. I do like to tinker, so that helps. What have others done? Curious what @Adam C and other builders do. @Piz, @Darkfrog, @Club Rat etc. Scott
could you recommend a quick and dirty way to add weight to the back of iron heads? would duct tape and nickles do the trick? something better or more representative of the weight distribution of lead tape, if that makes sense? i'm adding a lot of weight to the grip end of my irons. testing some grip + tape combos weighing close to 80g. i like adding lead tape to iron heads as a permanent solution but don't want to waste any lead while i sort out what weight feels best. thanks! 👍 edit: p.s. kind of wish i would have learned to customize grips sooner but am grateful to do it now. would highly recommend. tough to describe the feeling but i guess it would be like wearing the wrong size shoes for years and then getting a pair that fit properly. so happy. 😁
Hoping one of you could help me solve a mystery... Been playing Edel (variable length) irons/wedges for the past 18 months. Recently decided to have my old set (Mizuno MP-53) refit to match the setup of the Edel (length, weight, loft, lie) and leave them at my parent’s place to avoid hauling clubs back-and-forth. Hit the refit Mizunos for the first time today. 60° thru 8i are money - the distances are pretty close to my Edel numbers. The mystery is with the 7i-3i, which are all cavity backs in this set (vs muscle backs for lower irons). The cavity backs are now all crazy short (distance). For reference, both 8i = 150yd. But Mizuno 7i is same as my Edel PW. 6i = 9i, 5i = 8i, 4i = 160yd (should be 190yd), 3i = 170yd (should be 200yd). I can’t for the life of me figure out why cavity backs would be such a difference and how to possibly fix them. Ideas? Thanks!
Hey guys, I recently got a bomb tech grenade driver that plays 45.5" I'm going to shave down the driver length to 44.5 from the butt end. The current swing weight is d2 and I'd like to stay between d1-d2. Will adding lead tape underneath the grip increase the swing weight? I have no interest in adding lead tape to the driver head.