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In this video we look at the top Google results for swing weight calculators. I take measurements from 4 different clubs and compare the results against my shop swing weight scale.

Here are links to the 3 calculators used.


Scott says:

Have been using leaderboard for what seems like 20 years, and have had it checked periodically on a scale. The results have always been positive.

Ray Farrell says:

Excellent. This is going to save me $$. I’ve always used the Leaderboard with my metal ruler and a wedge. But I’ve never used cm, only mm. Going to try that, but really, I’m just a weekend golfer and probably couldn’t tell if it was off by 1 or 2 points. If it’s in the ballpark I’m good! Thanks

Eric Pietrondi says:

No matter what shaft I put in my miuras the swing weight comes out heavy. Is there a reason why?

Steve Siwak says:

I’ve tested that on the tour van and have found Excellent results for what it says estimator I found down to a half a swing weight is very easy to obtain

harout keuroghlian says:

On a similar subject but different note…how necessary is swing weight? I've hacked up some clubs in my garage and I've had both success and not so much success without ever taking swing weight into consideration which makes me feel like it's not that necessary a measurement as long as everything is built similarly. What's your take on this?

An example is I had a set of Titleist AP2's with weight tips in the shaft but I reshafted them to a stiffer set and found more success and didn't really notice the difference between all the heads (who can feel 3-5g differences in their club heads?)

Wade Patton says:

I'm now checking all of my clubs as well as regripping them. I'm interested in the most accurate calculators because I have good scales and measures. I wish you'd shared the weights and lengths for your clubs here, so I could check the calculator I'm using now–against your proper swingweight scale. I suppose I can "reverse engineer" it out close enough. I'm trying various grips because I've never tried bigger grips/wraps for my large hands. Fresh grips feel so great. Somehow I landed on Hirekogolf calculator.

212southsherman says:

Question /////// I have many iron sets in my garage. I just purchased a set of PXG irons. I played terrible with them. Just did not feel right. I set out an EIGHT Iron each. Ping i3 / Mizunos / Taylormades and the PXGs. The Mizunos gave me the best striking results. I could feel the head the best through out the swing. I found the balance point on each club's shaft by suspending the club on a string. The distances from the top of the grip to the balance point were off by 3-4 inches when comparing each Eight iron. My question is, Is this Balance point somehow related to Swing weight? Thank you,

Deano says:

Hi AJ. There are no specialty clubs on the market that I can find to hit a very low ball under trees that go say 150 meters. This is a shot most golfers experience every round and try to manufacture a griped down 4 iron or something similar with limited success. So I had an attempt to make one.

I cut an old 1 iron down to 7 iron length and added considerable weight (fishing sinker) to the back of the head.
It is very successful so far as I must have fluked the correct weight and iron length.

Could you make a video for a specialty club to hit a very low ball to escape trees?

snakesvt says:

Quick question. I put strips of lead tape low on the back of my iron heads to make the SW (D0) on all of them. The problem I keep having is it keeps coming off, I’m assuming from ground contact. Would it be better to wrap it low around the hosel? I ask because it seems like that is were the weights go when you put them in the heads. Thanks

azfar aizat zawawi says:

I use golf okrasa..the length shall be measured up to the shaft end and not grip butt end..if u deduct the grip butt end maybe around 2mm to 3mm, ur sw point shall be lowered to 0.2 to 0.3 sw point per mm..based on this video the result shall be closer i guess if it was measured correctly

Eggs Mann says:

I've been doing the diy way on all my clubs (a lot) and it's accurate enough for me – Weigh total on kitchen scale first, then – lol balance it on my finger with 1 hand/ Measure to the butt on a tape with the other…..minus 14 inch
I don't even bother with the internet calculator – just multiply the 2 numbers then reference the chart you can print out.

Jeffrey Dougan says:

Love your channel

Kevin Jeffery says:

Can I change the back weight on my M2 2016 driver. I’ve been told it’s pretty difficult and getting the weight

Juho Evert says:

Better use the MOI (moment of inertia) measurement.: take the raw shaft without the grip and join it with the club head without glueing them. Then messure the weight of the club hanging it as close as possible to the club head and let the but end rest on something as far from the the club end as the planned length of the club. Write down the weight in kg (smthng like 0,250 kg). The multiply the length in cm (LxL x o,250) and you get a figure something close 3000. That is MOI of the club with these parameters.

Colin Walker says:

Great video AJ. Very informative 👍

Carlson says:

Nicely done, you went about this the same way I would.. this did answer some questions.. thanks

Charles Bartholomew says:

Good to know information. Thanks for sharing A.J.

oliver mc elroy says:

Excellent ! : ) great tuition video thank you, constantly changing out shafts of my growing kids, and this has helped greatly..

NorthernLite says:

All things being equal, how accurately the swing weight scale you own was built: fulcrum pt exactly at 17 inches from end, counter weight exact weight required , scales printed at exactly the right location on the arm, etc ? All manufacturing processes incorporate tolerances; same probably applies to sw wt scales. Even mathematic calculations include tolerances, i.e. rounding to 1, or 2 or 3 digits after the point…Swing weight has a relative importance in club making, but one must not go crazy with details. I do not think any golfer will feel a difference between let's say C8 and C9 or even D0 and D2. That having been said, your comparison study was very interesting. Happy camper, learned something new today ! THK's

Jason Gawrys says:

When you are measuring for length, you used a cut grip. Do you think you can just add .5 inch instead? Would that work because a grip is around .5 inch longer? Just a thought.

Ian Shepherd says:

Great vid! I’ve got a sim with a cb ust elements chrome and a Winn dri tac grip standard at 45 inches playing length and the calculator said I was in the high C range like C11 I think it was. Is it worth adding weight to head or is total weight being lighter more important? I hit it pretty well but I get some left misses every so often (I cut the ball very consistently)

Kevin Orman says:

Really great informative video! Just learning a bit about club making and after watching this video went and did a swing weight on all my clubs. Was quite surprised to find my swing weight for most of my irons were in the E2-E4 range, which seems really high! I am a really tall guy though at 6'6" and play +1.5 clubs. I've seen a lot of articles talk about an ideal swing weight being in the D1-D5 range, which is what you had yours at in a reshafting video you had done that I watched recently. What would be considered an 'ideal' swing weight, and would being taller make a difference in that regard?

Jason Miller says:

Great video-Thank you. Maybe you could show us a way we could measure the over all length of our driver/3 wood/5 wood or irons from home with a tape measure. Seems like everyone measures clubs a little differently and can be off up to an inch!

dave burton says:

Apologies if this question has been asked already… does every club have to be fitted with swing weights ? From irons up to driver ?

Chris B says:

While on this subject I would love to see a video on swing weight and how the different components (lighter grips) affect it. With driver adjustability and weighting, it's easy to mess with SW without realizing how much and how quick things can change…

Gale Murphy says:

Great video again. You do an amazing job explaining the lingo about golf clubs in a very easy to understand way. Providing practical means for golfers to do these things at home. The visual applications have really helped me advance my knowledge! Thank You!

Spray Designs by Charlie Charles Hooks says:

Hey thank you for the vid


This is a top golf information man.

Jim Doyle says:

Thanks for another great video with tons of interesting and useful information AJ!

Pieman69 says:

Another informative and interesting video, loving this series, thanks!

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