Total weight might be good for you, but that does not mean you will get the desired swing weight, because SW is about the balance point of the shaft. An example from irons. Dynamic Gold is well known (at least it should be :-), but they also make a Super Light version (SL) who is 20 grams less. To make a shaft change as easy as possible, they made the SL with more weight tip side to offset for a drop in SW, so they comes out the same.
You might be lucky, but if you are using a shaft who is "Counter balanced" / butt heavy, all you get is higher total weight
The rule of thumb is 9 grams shaft weight is 1 SW point, but ONLY if the balance point is equal. (so its useless in the real world)
Edited by Howard Jones, 11 August 2012 - 01:04 PM.