Sorry about the long delay since the last post. We have had a lot going on the past couple months. The PGA Merchandise Show was keeping us busy, and then we have been getting ready for our new products, which launched just this past week!
But lets get back to the Building Series. The last post in the series was about cutting the shafts to the correct length. Once that is accomplished, we then have to swing weight the clubs to make sure the set FEELS the way it should. We do not want one clubs that is weighted completely different from the others in the set.
We use a Mitchell swing weighting device. We measure the clubs without the epoxy, ferrule, the grip and the grip tape so the numbers are slightly different than what you would be used to seeing. Before we can start with the set of irons we are building, we have to zero in the scale to D-0. For this we use our “Master Club,” which is measured at D-0.
What we look for is this exact picture below. We want that bar to be right where that is. That way we know that the club is balanced and whatever it reads on the scales that is what the club weighs in at.
Below is what each of the clubs in the set weighted in at. As you can see, this set is actually pretty close to being right on the number. We only need to put weights in the 4,5 and 7 iron. Since they are only a half a swing weight off, we put a 1 gram plug into the tip of the shaft. One gram equals a 1/2 swing weight.
Here below is a club with the swing weight inside the tip.
For the clubs that do not get a swing weight plug, we put a plastic 0 gram plug in the shaft tip to keep the length all the same. It is a very minimal amount added, but we want to keep consistency in the sent.
Well there you have it! Check back next for the next step in the Building Series.