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Logical Progression of Shaft Weights thru the Bag?


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I want to replace my 3h, but I don't know of anyone who does fittings for hybrids alone.

It's my understanding there's usually a logical progression of shaft weights from driver (lightest) to irons/wedges (heaviest) for well fitted clubs. I've searched online for a rule of thumb, or a table with examples but haven't found anything.

I was loosely fitted in three separate (free) fittings for most of my clubs, but if I have it close to right it's somewhat down to luck. I hope to order a new 3h with the best guess standard OEM shaft option - and I don't love my current 3h so I can't assume matching the current weight is best.

Just FWIW, my bag shaft weights:

  • Driver 60g
  • 3W 68g
  • 3h 77g
  • 4-GW 91-96g
  • SW & LW 100g

CC custom fitted me with a 48g driver shaft (which I sold on eBay after a couple months), but that was a complete disaster if that suggests any tendency.


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Generally 3H would be in the 80-100g range. Based on your driver and 3w weights somewhere around 80-90g should be fine. Of course, shaft profile, balance point and overall swing weight of the club can change how you perceive the weight 

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General research seems to indicate about a 10gr progression as you move through the woods and hybrids.   Based on feedback I got from KBS when I was getting their hybrid shaft the indicated that lighter typically  resulted in higher flight.  Based on your listed weights I’d target 80ish due to your iron weights.

a search for golf shaft weight progression produces a pretty good chart for individual clubs and club types.  This chart indicates this progression for a 60ish gram driver

driver 60-65

woods 67-80

hybrids 85-95

irons 120+


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