GolfWRX: Understanding Swing Weight and Counterbalancing

Our club building expert Ryan Barath explains swing weight. What it is, where it came from, how to change it, and also breaks down the process of counterbalancing.

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17 thoughts on “GolfWRX: Understanding Swing Weight and Counterbalancing

  1. I've recently found this out , removed a set of nspro 950 from my bridgestone irons and replaced them with project x lz 115g. Nspro also had midsized grips.
    6, to wedge came out at approx d2 to d3. 4 and 5 were d5. I'm going to try between 7 and 12 g weights in the butt end and see how that goes. Thanks for the video.

  2. Hi guys, I was fit for Titleist T100s . I use 67grammes grips ( Golf pride New Decade Align plus4 midsize) what do I need to do the club to balance it ?

  3. Some misinformation here. A golf club is not “inherently lighter” based it’s swing weight configuration. A club weighs…what a club weighs. Changing a balance pivot point doesn’t change that

  4. This is not a major problem for me as I use Wishon Sterling SL irons. All exactly the same and to 7 iron length. Am going to experiment with the 6 and 5 iron to see if extra weight at the head actually help get them to a better striking weight. I have a “moderate” swing speed; not slow and not fast.

  5. What he missed is if you add weight to either end it raises the overall weight of the club. Both ends of the club need to be lifted on the backswing. One of the worst things that can happen is regripping clubs that have been perfect for you with a much heavier grip bringing up the overall weight but lowering the swing weight which can cause a slower swing speed and the loss of feeling of where the head is at in the swing.

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