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The best way to determine a putters approximate head weight is to use the swingweight scale. This method is not exact, but it does provide a close ballpark number to use. Factors that can cause head weight discrepencies are exact putter length measurements, grip weight and the distribution of grip weight, shaft weight and the distribution of shaft weight, putter head lie angle, putter head shape and how the weight is distributed in the putter head itself.
Fitting putters is very important to improve ones putting. The trend has been to shorter length putters with heavier head weights. Heavier head weights in the range of C-8 to D-8 (D-2 is ideal) are necessary for consistent distance control with the putt. Research and testing with golfers has proved this out. This chart was developed so the clubmaker, fitter and assembler can determine the approximate head weight required for most putter lengths in the acceptable swingweight range. Many golfers are currently putting with too light a putter head weight. This occurs mostly in older putters or shortened putters.
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