# Information on Swing Weights in Golf Clubs

Golf club swingweights are one of the most misunderstood concepts in the game of golf.

A simplified definition of swingweight is the relation of weight between the head end of the golf club and the grip end. A golfer can manipulate either end of the golf club to adjust his swingweight.

A golf club's swingweight can be changed by altering the club head, shaft, grip or length of the golf club. Swingweights are measured on a alpha-numeric scale, ranging from A0 (lightest) to G10 (heaviest).

## Overview

Golf club swingweights are one of the most misunderstood concepts in the game of golf.

A simplified definition of swingweight is the relation of weight between the head end of the golf club and the grip end. A golfer can manipulate either end of the golf club to adjust his swingweight.

A golf club's swingweight can be changed by altering the club head, shaft, grip or length of the golf club. Swingweights are measured on a alpha-numeric scale, ranging from A0 (lightest) to G10 (heaviest).

Golfers can adjust the swingweight of the golf clubs by altering the weight of their club heads. This process generally involves adding weight via lead tape or some other weighting mechanism.

Weight can be removed from irons and wedges by grinding material from the club head. Golfers can add one swingweight point (increase from D4 to D5, for example) by adding 2 grams of club head weight. Conversely, decreasing club head weight by 2 grams will deduct one swingweight point.

Golfers can adjust the swingweight of their golf club by changing the length of the club. Adjusting the length of a golf club affects the weight relationship of the club head end and grip end of the golf club.

By increasing the length of the golf shaft by one-half inch, the swingweight will be increased by three swingweight points (increase from D2 to D5, for example). Conversely, by decreasing the length of the golf shaft by one-half inch, the swingweight will be decreased by three swingweight points.