You can obtain this information by purchasing a swing speed radar or by visiting your local PGA professional. Start by using a launch monitor to analyze your golf swing speed.
For example if the flex of your clubs is too stiff the clubface will tend to be open sending the ball in a slicing direction.
How do i know if i need a senior flex shaft. If you have a slower swing speed you are probably going to want to choose regular shafted clubs because the additional flex will provide a little more power and accuracy. Or if you have clubs with a shaft flex that is not very stiff the clubhead will be tend to be closed at impact resulting in a hook. Regular flex shafts are designed for golfers who swing 90 to 100 mph and carry a driver about 200 to 240 yards.
Shafts come in five flex categories. The Role of Tempo. Conversely the regular shafted clubs are going to flex more.
I recently went through a pro fitter using trackman and found that with the change for my swing speed tempo and other factors I increased. Senior Slower swingers fall into this category. If you try out a Senior flex driver you might go for one that has a shaft with lower torque and medium weight maybe 60 grams.
If your swing ranges between 85 mph and 95 mph then you should start with a regular flex. Determining which golf shaft flex your need stiff regular senior etc requires club fitting and testing. A senior-flex shaft is appropriate for a golfer who swings less than 70 miles per.
Because seniors generally have slower swing speeds than younger golfers they require a more flexible shaft. Marrying swing speed with the correct shaft flex will not only maximize distance but will also tighten dispersion an individuals lateral accuracy. I would suspect you would overpower a Senior-flex shaft.
Extra stiff X stiff S regular R senior A and ladies. In addition if you are overswinging your tempo may be fast but thats not necessarily a good thing. If you hit your driver 200-240 yards the regular is going to be a better choice.
If a golfer is using a shaft that is too flexible here are the likely results. If you are hitting your driver 180-200 yards then you need a senior golf shaft. Selecting the right flex for your golf club shafts is key to getting the most out of your clubs.
Another way to determine which golf shaft flex you need is based on your current distances. -Players struggling to load the shaft should try something lighter. Generally speaking you can choose from a regular stiff or extra stiff shaft flex though there are options such as the Senior Flex Ladies Flex and Uniflex.
Senior 145 to 170 Regular 155 to 165 Stiff 145-155. If so you also need a four iron for a 150-yard shot. You should use a senior flex shaft if you have a driver swing speed of 70 to 85 mph which produces a carry distance of 180 to 210 yards.
-Steep swings should try lighter shafts. Butchammon youre 6-foot-2 helps your leverage and have driver CHS of about 90 MPH. Most ladies average less than 70 MPH and 180 YDS and should use an L shaft.
Senior flex shafts are appropriate for golfers who swing between 75 and 90 mph and carry a driver about 180 to 200 yards. Especially if your swing speed is somewhere near the dividing line between two shaft flexes. The tempo that you swing at is important too.
Ive learned by working with one of the best clubfitters in the entire industry that swing speed is not necessarily the most important factor when choosing your shaft flex. Despite that plenty of guides all over the internet will say if your swing speed is X then you should get a specific shaft flex. If the golfer is using the proper loft for his or her swing mechanics this could cause a slight decrease from the golfers maximum potential distance.
Choose Your Flex Type. -Over the top swings should try lighter shafts and vice versa. When you swing harder the stiff flex will be more controlled and give you the punch you need to hit better shots.
Extra Stiff Stiff Regular Senior and Ladies usually denoted by the letters X S R A and L A is used for Senior because this flex was originally called amateur. Swing speed is not the only factor in determining the best shaft flex for your swing. -Players releasing too early can benefit from heavier shafts.
There are five generally used ratings for shaft flex. While shaft flexes arent always consistent from one manufacturer to another such a large speed difference usually means you need a shaft thats two or three flexes softer than that of a pro. Ladies By no means do all womens golfers will fall in this category but.
Between 72 and 83 mph signifies you need to be hitting senior flex. Do you know what your swing speed is. Unless youre a tour pro swinging over 105 MPH and driving the ball over 260 YDS you can forget about an extra stiff shaft.
Just curious of what shaft flex you older golfers use. The ball will possibly fly higher for any given loft. I am 68 and have gone from using a stiff steel shaft in my irons to a light or senior graphite shaft in my irons and from a regular shaft in my driver hybrids and 3W to a light of senior shaft.
If your swing speed is faster than 95 mph then you should try a stiff shaft. Seniors generally require an A shaft swinging in the 70-85 MPH range balls carrying 180-210 YDS. For higher swing speeds consider a regular or stiffer flex and if your swing is below that speed you should use a ladies shaft.