The Swingweight method for matching golf clubs within a set of clubs has been in use for almost a century. This is an easy and very straightforward method for matching golf clubs. Unfortunately the Swingweight does not in any way relate to the behavior of golf clubs when swung. Thereby golfers need to learn one swing for each club.
The following should convince anyone that Swingweight is not a useful tool for matching golf clubs.
Use the shaft access tool to drill the appropriately sized hole in the end of your grip. Insert the backweight, tighten with 4mm hex key, and get ready to improve your game. Here's a handy video that walks you through the whole, simple process:
Matching golf clubs by giving all the clubs the same Moment of Inertia around the grip end of the club (MOI) is an improvement over the Swingweight method as it is an exact method of measurement. Other than that it shares some problems with the Swingweight method:
It is the relationship between the weight and MOIG that decides how a club behaves. Further, we do not want all the clubs to behave the same. Longer clubs needs to be lighter (or the MOIG larger) as you want your hands further forward at impact for longer clubs. This is where the properties of the golfer come into the picture.
Once you have fitted your weight into the back end of your grips you will notice a difference in how the club feels when you swing it. Before your first game with your "new" clubs I suggest a session at the driving range to get a feel for how they swing. When hitting balls at the range try to relax your wrists and trust the clubs without trying to steer them. You will notice an improvement in your ball striking and game in general already during the first round. You will continue to improve over time as your subconscious mind is getting used to only handling one swing rather than 13.
Yes, anyone can become an agent, and there are no exclusive territories. The first step is to purchase an MOIG instrument from Rational Golf. You will then be given the opportunity to sign up as an agent. In order to operate as an agent you need to be able to measure weight, length and MOIG (Moment Of Inertia around the center of the Grip) of golf clubs. A scale for measuring weight and a bench ruler for measuring the length of golf clubs can be purchased through most golf shops, if you do not already have this. Golf clubs can be more accurately matched if the MOIG is measured rather than estimated through our website. As an agent you will measure your customers clubs and input the data into the Rational Golf website. Your customer will decide if he wants to install the weights himself. The weights can be sent directly to the customer or to the agent. Your customer will pay for the BioMatch report and weights on the Rationa Golf website. You charge the customer for the service of making the measurements, entering the data, and installing the weights if applicable. It is up to the agent to decide how much to charge for this service.