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Rory Mcilroy Taylormade Fitting - D8 Swingweight!


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#31 buckeyefl

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 03:11 PM

Immune??? Are you saying I may have been vaccinated as a child or that I have good genes?


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Posted 06 October 2017 - 05:29 PM

View Posttgoodspe1991, on 03 October 2017 - 10:13 PM, said:

I never knew so many people are all about such a heavy swingweight, especially in their drivers... I'm around a 115mph on my normal swings, and I feel like most drivers I play are always like around D0-2... I might throw some extra weight in there and see what the result is!

Youre at the tour average SS so yes its worth a shot to tinker. most pros on tour hotmelt like crazy because they use crowbar shafts and its very hard to load them and feel the head

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 06:04 PM

How do I go about figuring out my SW? I have no idea what mine is.
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Posted 06 October 2017 - 06:17 PM

View PostWidespreadPanic, on 06 October 2017 - 06:04 PM, said:

How do I go about figuring out my SW? I have no idea what mine is.

you can buy a scale if you want to club build at home

https://www.golfwork...scale/p/GM1009/

but any local pro shop will check it for free. its a great tool to improve tempo and transition

If you have stock shafts and stock build the manufactures have those specs on their sites.

All online stores have the specs readily available. titleist does it best like here as an example. Click on specifications and you get length loft and swing weight

https://www.tgw.com/...s-718-ap2-irons

You can purchase lead tape strips for almost nothing on the bay or at your local shop. one 3 inch strip of lead tape will add 1 point to to the swing weight. If you have a iron thats a D-2 and you add 2 strips of lead tape it becomes a D-4

Edited by lowheel, 06 October 2017 - 06:20 PM.


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Posted 06 October 2017 - 06:21 PM

View Postlowheel, on 06 October 2017 - 06:17 PM, said:

View PostWidespreadPanic, on 06 October 2017 - 06:04 PM, said:

How do I go about figuring out my SW? I have no idea what mine is.

you can buy a scale if you want to club build at home

https://www.golfwork...scale/p/GM1009/

but any local pro shop will check it for free. its a great tool to improve tempo and transition

If you have stock shafts and stock build the manufactures have those specs on their sites.

All online stores have the specs readily available. titleist does it best like here as an example. Click on specifications and you get length loft and swing weight

https://www.tgw.com/...s-718-ap2-irons
Irons are stock (aside from lie), but with my driver and 3wood I cut the shafts down to preferred length (44.5 and 42.75) and just added lead tape until I got the feel I wanted. Im just curious to see what im weight im playing.

Edited by WidespreadPanic, 06 October 2017 - 06:23 PM.

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 06:25 PM

View PostWidespreadPanic, on 06 October 2017 - 06:21 PM, said:

View Postlowheel, on 06 October 2017 - 06:17 PM, said:

View PostWidespreadPanic, on 06 October 2017 - 06:04 PM, said:

How do I go about figuring out my SW? I have no idea what mine is.

you can buy a scale if you want to club build at home

https://www.golfwork...scale/p/GM1009/

but any local pro shop will check it for free. its a great tool to improve tempo and transition

If you have stock shafts and stock build the manufactures have those specs on their sites.

All online stores have the specs readily available. titleist does it best like here as an example. Click on specifications and you get length loft and swing weight

https://www.tgw.com/...s-718-ap2-irons
Irons are stock, but with my driver and 3wood I cut the shafts down to preferred length and just added lead tape until I like the feel. Im just curious to see what im weight im playing.

If you cut an inch off driver and an an inch off your 3 wood it would change your swing weight big time. it would remove 5 to 6 points of swing weight so you would have to add 6 strips of lead tape minimum to get it back to its stock swing weight.
So D4 would become C9 as a reference point

best to get measured at your local certified shop and remove all doubt. makes future fittings easier to narrow down club head and shaft combos

Edited by lowheel, 06 October 2017 - 06:26 PM.


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Posted 08 October 2017 - 03:33 AM

View PostWidespreadPanic, on 06 October 2017 - 06:21 PM, said:

Irons are stock (aside from lie), but with my driver and 3wood I cut the shafts down to preferred length (44.5 and 42.75) and just added lead tape until I got the feel I wanted. Im just curious to see what im weight im playing.

You did exactly the right thing - ignore anyone that tells you otherwise.

If you are curious, best to take it to someone who has a swing weight scale.  They will very likely measure it for you for free.  Just realize that if you have a heavier or lighter then normal grip, you may have to adjust the results a bit to get the true swing weight (what it would be with 50 gm grip).   Also realize that this number isn't as useful as most like to think if you try to reproduce it on a different club.

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 03:32 PM

I found this interesting, that's a heavy club he's playing.

I know my 44.5 inch m1 is playing at D2, I get a bit confused with swingweight but how much weight needs to go into the head to get it to D8? I'm mostly curious because I have felt like the head is really light on my m1.

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 03:34 PM

View PostWdwfreak, on 08 October 2017 - 03:32 PM, said:

I found this interesting, that's a heavy club he's playing.

I know my 44.5 inch m1 is playing at D2, I get a bit confused with swingweight but how much weight needs to go into the head to get it to D8? I'm mostly curious because I have felt like the head is really light on my m1.

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 04:36 PM

View PostSantiago Golf, on 08 October 2017 - 03:34 PM, said:

View PostWdwfreak, on 08 October 2017 - 03:32 PM, said:

I found this interesting, that's a heavy club he's playing.

I know my 44.5 inch m1 is playing at D2, I get a bit confused with swingweight but how much weight needs to go into the head to get it to D8? I'm mostly curious because I have felt like the head is really light on my m1.

Thanks!
Roughly 12 grams. Its alot of lead tape

That is a LOT. That's a heavy driver Rory is playing, thanks for the reply, I maybe try putting some tape on

Edited by Wdwfreak, 08 October 2017 - 04:37 PM.

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 11:21 AM

In the recent tour van video according to the spec sheet he's playing D5. Still heavy but closer to a normal swing weight.

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 12:08 PM

Good read but seen it before.  I always find it interesting that they say he picked up like 15 extra yards carry.  Really?  They always say that crap... but if you check the numbers he went from like 306 to 317 from 2016 to 2017.  That's a helluva gain.

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 05:41 PM

View PostSantiago Golf, on 03 October 2017 - 03:01 PM, said:

View PostKirkNo-yes, on 03 October 2017 - 11:49 AM, said:

My Driver is a D-6 and love it.  my tempo is a thousand times better than when it was D-2
The faster your ss, the higher the swingweight needs to be. Clubs moving faster so its tougher to feel a lighter object

Not trying to be a smart a**, but why do you need to feel the head w driver?  I put XL jumbogrips (120 grams) on my whole set recently and jacked all my weights everything feels really light....Lob has no feel at all specially w short creative shots and gonna have to put back smaller grip but its fine with driver....just rip thru it!
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Posted 09 October 2017 - 09:14 PM

View PostBarfolomew, on 09 October 2017 - 05:41 PM, said:

View PostSantiago Golf, on 03 October 2017 - 03:01 PM, said:

View PostKirkNo-yes, on 03 October 2017 - 11:49 AM, said:

My Driver is a D-6 and love it.  my tempo is a thousand times better than when it was D-2
The faster your ss, the higher the swingweight needs to be. Clubs moving faster so its tougher to feel a lighter object

Not trying to be a smart a**, but why do you need to feel the head w driver?  I put XL jumbogrips (120 grams) on my whole set recently and jacked all my weights everything feels really light....Lob has no feel at all specially w short creative shots and gonna have to put back smaller grip but its fine with driver....just rip thru it!



maybe if your a very tight armed rotational player that works.. if you have active hands at all you need to feel where teh head ( face ) is to be able to square it up or hold it square through impact....
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Posted 10 October 2017 - 12:31 AM

View PostWdwfreak, on 08 October 2017 - 04:36 PM, said:

View PostSantiago Golf, on 08 October 2017 - 03:34 PM, said:

View PostWdwfreak, on 08 October 2017 - 03:32 PM, said:

I found this interesting, that's a heavy club he's playing.

I know my 44.5 inch m1 is playing at D2, I get a bit confused with swingweight but how much weight needs to go into the head to get it to D8? I'm mostly curious because I have felt like the head is really light on my m1.

Thanks!
Roughly 12 grams. Its alot of lead tape

That is a LOT. That's a heavy driver Rory is playing, thanks for the reply, I maybe try putting some tape on

Don't go crazy though.
I cut an inch off both my woods and my hybrids. got 50 grams of lead tape for my 4 clubs and went to town. Didn't even hit them first to see if i liked them.
They were all screwed up and felt super off. I finally went to a pro shop and get them checked and they were all over the place. I had measured out 12 grams for each club and every single club was off.

Anyways, point being don't go crazy with the tape.

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 05:50 PM

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 06:36 PM

View Postleopoldstotch, on 10 October 2017 - 12:31 AM, said:

View PostWdwfreak, on 08 October 2017 - 04:36 PM, said:

View PostSantiago Golf, on 08 October 2017 - 03:34 PM, said:

View PostWdwfreak, on 08 October 2017 - 03:32 PM, said:

I found this interesting, that's a heavy club he's playing.

I know my 44.5 inch m1 is playing at D2, I get a bit confused with swingweight but how much weight needs to go into the head to get it to D8? I'm mostly curious because I have felt like the head is really light on my m1.

Thanks!
Roughly 12 grams. Its alot of lead tape

That is a LOT. That's a heavy driver Rory is playing, thanks for the reply, I maybe try putting some tape on

Don't go crazy though.
I cut an inch off both my woods and my hybrids. got 50 grams of lead tape for my 4 clubs and went to town. Didn't even hit them first to see if i liked them.
They were all screwed up and felt super off. I finally went to a pro shop and get them checked and they were all over the place. I had measured out 12 grams for each club and every single club was off.

Anyways, point being don't go crazy with the tape.

Assuming none of your shafts were either extremely heavily tip/back weighted then you cut off 6 swingweight points worth of shaft length and added 6 back with 12 grams of lead tape. If the local pro shop told you that the swingweights were all off then you either made a mistake with your cutting or weighing.

That said, a shorter club with the same swing weight as a longer club will feel different just by virtue of its length.
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Posted 11 October 2017 - 02:25 AM

To note ; Rory's driver length is 45.5" hard not to be somewhere in the d5-8 range by virtue of length , static weight I'd say is in the 320's
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Posted 20 October 2017 - 01:20 PM

View Postdrbonesvt, on 11 October 2017 - 02:25 AM, said:

To note ; Rory's driver length is 45.5" hard not to be somewhere in the d5-8 range by virtue of length , static weight I'd say is in the 320's

Recent video shows 45.25" in length. But you're right, being over 45", it doesn't take much extra weight at all to be at D5.

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