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I'm curious if anyone has ever read or knows where to find any information pertaining to the weight of a club at various points of the swing (top of backswing, impact)?

 

 

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Simple answer, the weight of the club never changes.  

 

More complex, as you accelerate the club in various directions, you need to apply force in those directions.  I've read some studies about grip forces at various times, and I'll try to find those and post here.  Its somewhat counter-intuitive, but at impact you are primarily exerting a vertical (upward) force on the grip end of the club.

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Simple answer, the weight of the club never changes.

 

More complex, as you accelerate the club in various directions, you need to apply force in those directions. I've read some studies about grip forces at various times, and I'll try to find those and post here. Its somewhat counter-intuitive, but at impact you are primarily exerting a vertical (upward) force on the grip end of the club.

perfect post Dave.Ive often wondered why the club will feel heavy when I'm swinging well.When I stink it feels light as a feather

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I guess I didn't really frame my question correctly or maybe just mixed up the terminology. Go figure that'd happen talking about golf!

 

I remember reading about the work done with Iron Byron and the engineers estimated the centrifugal force (or centripetal, or torque, or inertia, or however you like to define it) was around 100 lbs of force for a 100 mph swing.

 

I can't find that straight from the horses mouth though, only through others citing it, without referencing the data.

 

 

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