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One of the little known details of custom clubmaking is that there is a "standard" weight in iron heads. Within a gram or two, a "standard" three iron head weighs 233 grams. Each successive club is seven grams heavier. As the heads get heavier, the shafts get shorter, swingweight, theoretically, stays the same.
The problem is that with a manufacturing tolerance of (+ or -) three grams, a six iron can weigh the same as a seven iron. Swingweights become inconsistent. Then, there is a more difficult problem. The "standard" 7-gram weight progressions do not produce consistent swingweights, especially in over length clubs.
We have chosen to solve the problem by using software and our own custom ground and finished iron heads. Software lets us "pre build" all of our sets "virtually" with the actual heads, shafts and grips that we will use in your finished set. All iron heads are custom ground to a specific gram weight to fit the shaft weight, shaft length and grip to produce the target swingweight. There is no guesswork.
Head weight is a crucial element in determining swingweight, overall weight and balance in a golf club. Rather than a variance of (+ or -) 3 grams, our iron head weights vary by as much as 20 grams in the same head. This is the advantage of true customization. Your head weight will be determined depending on specific length, shaft weight and grip weight of the finished club. We can deliver clubs with lightweight graphite shafts that still have "feel".