Britt, I am curious what your thoughts are and/or experience is with building a MOI matched set of clubs vs a swing weight matched set?
MOI matching and Swing weight matching are simply two different ways to build clubs. That being said, I much prefer the traditional swing weight matching. The problem with MOI matching is that there are multiple ways to MOI match a set. Jim actually did an experiment a few years ago and built three sets using identical parts and weights. He MOI matched them three different ways, each vastly different in the way the weight was distributed. All were “MOI” matched, but vastly different. Also, truly MOI matched sets generally result in variable differences in the head weights, producing a wide spread in the swing weight, which is truly a measure of club head feel. I personally don’t want a large variance in swing weight for the sake of saying a set is MOI matched. Lastly, and I always bring this up when the discussion comes up, how many tour professionals play with MOI matched clubs vs the traditional swing weight matched set? I think you could count them on one hand, and probably only a portion of that hand. If it was truly a better way that produced better results for all players, they would all be using MOI matched sets. Trust me on this. They would ALL be using it if it was better. That’s my opinion, of course, and if it works for you and gives you better results or the feel you prefer, then nothing wrong with it. I know several people that build them that way and like the results. It is just another way to build clubs, that for some people, provide a feel and performance that that works for them.