Counter-balance plugs can help solve many swing problems
One of the newest supplies Hireko now offers for clubmakers and club fitters is our stainless steel counter weights. These are handy items that no shop should be without to properly swingweight and counter-balance over length drivers, longer-than-average steel shafted irons or even putters.
Most individuals understand the importance the overall balance of a golf club to produce more solidness of contact, consistency, speed and greater distance. If a golfer has a club that is overall too head heavy it makes it nearly impossible to return the club to a square position at impact. In addition, the head heavy club may encourage a player to release the club too early in the downswing and rob that player of valuable distance. In some cases, a club that is overall too light can promote over active hands and inhibit the golfer from maintaining the proper rhythm and tempo.
Counter-balance plugs can help solve these problems by shifting the balance point of the club closer to the hands. Think of it the same way as a figure skater pulls their arm in toward their body making them spin faster. Hireko’s new counter weights essentially have the same benefit.
Counter-balancing clubs is not new. Tour professionals have it done to fine tune the clubs. Professional clubmakers have been using elaborate systems to fit their customers. Now an easy and affordable system of weights is now available to possibly help those who slice the ball or just need added consistency.
These are easily inserted into the butt end of the shaft prior to installing the grip. Now one can fine-tune your clubs with our counter weights now available for both steel and graphite shafts. The models for steel will fit shafts with a 0.600” butt or larger. Each 4g grams of weight will reduce the swingweight by one point.
For years, Dynacraft successfully sold a one ounce (28g) butt weight especially for golfers who wanted an extra long driver for increase length off the tee, yet wouldn’t be head heavy. With a greater assortment of weights to choose from for both steel and graphite shafts, clubmakers and fitters now have greater latitude of providing the right amount and weight to their customer’s clubs.
Disclaimer: Trying to force a counter weight plug into a shaft that has an inside diameter smaller than 0.485” (graphite) or 0.550” (steel) could split the shaft and void any shaft warranty.