Meaning if you could hit a wood straight then, you should be able to hit a stiff graphite shaft now. We remove blogspam, valueless posts, duplicates, and corporate marketing. Regular Golf shafts - The only debate should be which flex is best for your game and why? One of the most common problems that many golfers face is finding the right flex. In our group averages, the regular flex shaft created a little more club head speed, more ball speed, and a slightly higher smash factor. Club Length Shorter shafts have a stiffer flex, so tipping a shaft, or cutting up to an inch off the clubhead end to a custom length, can slightly change the shaft's flex.
If you are still confused, the best course would be to get help from a pro. There are a few ways you can work this out. Or do I struggle in the short term for long term success? Again, if too much spin is causing the ball to ballon, etc. Thinking of switching the driver stiff shaft to regular for more distance. Starting out, everyone told me to simply use a 3w or 5w, and not a driver off the tee, as at the time I sliced my driver. You do not need to get on a launch monitor to have your swing speed tested.
If you really want to do it right and are a good enough player, you want to get a custom built frequency-matched set of clubs. Flex to flex profile torque spin length and others. Plus, the whole energy is not transferred by a flexible swing on impact, resulting in wasted energy. However I think the better choice might be to go with the stiff as that would suit my game more long term. They will help you determine which golf club flex makes the maximum out of your potential. Not to say that it is not important on others as well. I am currently using an older TaylorMade Burner Draw driver with a regular stock shaft.
The stiffer shafts should provide you with a little more control with your swing without having to swing faster provided you have the right club in your hands. This actually makes sense to me. For driving straight , you must always choose shafts that bend only enough according to your swing speed. The only substantial right-sided miss in our whole test group came with a stiff flex shaft. Want to test out two different brands, or two different configurations? Finally, Player 6 was 6 yards more accurate and 16 yards longer when moving up from stiff to x-stiff. The caveat would be if you were on the cusp and you could go one way or another.
Again, going to the range is a great way to find this measurement. Golf magazine or golf digest one of the 2 did an experiment and found that driver left players in much better positions than a 3 wood did off the tee. He's also been a featured speaker in the Online Golf Summit and is a member of Ultimate Golf Advantage's Faculty of Experts. In windy conditions, too much spin will be magnified in the wind. If you are looking for more consistent distance gaping between your irons, try same length irons: Custom fit to you individually by one of the top club fitters in the world. I am not sure I would recommend buying a first driver without having someone at least look at the distance and nature of your swing.
Golf Association technical director Frank Thomas says if your drives, for a right-hander, stray dramatically left on full, hard swings, try a stiffer shaft in the driver. The easiest is of course the old fashioned way of testing both types side-by-side on a driving range or out on the course. In addition, if you slice, a softer flex may help to correct the problem. One of the most interesting and surprising findings is that there is not a direct correlation between swing speed and shaft flex. One of the most important choices you have to make when buying golf clubs is which shaft flex to use, with 80% of golfers being suited to either regular or stiff shafts. At least for me, I am usually pretty certain my swing is the cause of my bad shots.
Shaft flex determines the power and control of your shot. The Myths Myth 1 — More flexible shafts produce more distance Myth 2 — Stiffer shafts are more accurate Myth 3 — More flexible shafts promote a slice Myth 4 — Faster swingers always need stiffer shafts Myth 5 — A properly fit shaft promotes more distance and accuracy How We Tested For this test, we brought together six golfers, ranging in handicap from 10 to scratch. Finding the best shaft for your game can be done by visiting a professional club fitting shop. You need to really evaluate your game and not hit a club with a stiff flex if your swing speed is not high enough and avoid playing mental games with yourself and choose the right golf shaft for your swing. Excessive swing strength with a flexible club could be damaging.
You get to try it when, where, and how you want for two weeks before deciding if you want to buy it or not. Experiment with different shaft flexes for the driver, fairway metals and irons to see which produces the most consistency. Driver carry is about 240 now. I gained 13 mph in just one month of the basic swing speed training. What about the used market in your area? Playing a golf shaft that is too shaft is less damaging than playing a golf shaft that is too stiff.
Shafts was fitted for these over tailor made m1s ping I and titleist ap1 716 irons. Too flexible a golf club will flex too much during the swing. Google: Jamie Sadlowski - Baltusrol Sept. These places can be at your local country club or an actual store. If you try to force your way into a stiffer shaft, you are likely to end up losing track of your fundamentals and may harm your game in the process. I believe that it does but it's more based off swing speed and getting the right shaft for your speed. I have my current driver cut down and it really feels a lot more comfortable in my hands and at address.