How does counter balancing a club work? Ex. If u add 50 grams into but of shaft do you leave head weight the same, and get a much lighter swing weight or add weight to head to bring swing weight back up to a more normal swing weight. Thanks
It’s really up to the individual to determine how much to counterbalance, and what the swing weight should be to provide them the overall feel, and head feel they want. If you put 50 grams in the butt end, you would need to add at least 25 grams to the head to maintain whatever swing weight you started with. In my opinion, all your doing in that case is adding to the overall weight of the golf club, by 75 grams, which is a lot.
The theory behind counterbalancing is that it can make the club easier to swing, specifically from the top of the back swing through the hit zone. Small amounts of weight in the butt end I don’t have a problem with if it provides the player with a feel that enables them to swing in a more controlled and efficient manner. some claim it adds a little to their swing speed. I tested a few years ago and did not see any difference in club head speed. Large amounts of weight, as I mentioned before, is just adding to the overall weight of the club and simply doesn’t make sense to me. I have never seen a player that put large amounts of weight in the butt end for counter balancing stay with it.
As far as adding weight back to the head after putting some weight in the butt end, totally up to what the player needs to provide the feel and performance he is looking for. I have seen some put 10 grams in the butt end and add some back to the head, while others added none back to the head. No real rule of thumb on this. Whatever works for the individual player.