Cutting down 1.25 inches is equivalent to gripping down on the original club, the swing weight is a feel measurement that does not equal the club head weight flexing the shaft. The Head weight is the same and the flex of the shaft is slightly stiffer for the shorter lever. I saw a suggestion of 16 grams of weight to regain the shaft flex during a given swing, I would disagree. The most weight needed would be no more than 5 - 6 grams to flex the shaft, likely less. The light weight grip would increase the measured swing weight, but does not change the head weight to shaft dynamic. I do agree that some golfers benefit a swing weight increase that 'increases' club head feel. I use lead tape to increase head weight when I install X-flex shafts and sub flexes, 8.5 to 5.5 CPM dependent to club application, and Hard Stepped X100 down to actual S300 in the Dynamic offerings. It is also cool that Bob Vokey has decided that higher lofted wedges need more weight on the top of the club back, something I have done since my first 60 degree Cleveland wedge back in 1988, and all wedges since.
Date published: 2017-01-04