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. 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.
Fast or slow smooth or jerky.
How do i know if i need a stiff shaft in my driver. If you have a driver with a regular flex and are hitting the ball long but inaccurately you may want to consider going to a stiffer shaft. Regular Flex Its Not All About Swing Speed. A too-stiff golf shaft will most often lead to weak fades or slices.
Under 200 yards Under 75 mph Ladies or Senior 200 to 240 yards. Flex refers to the ability of a golf shaft to bend as forces are applied to it during the golf swing. If your club feels like a steel rod it is probably too stiff.
Generally speaking there are two extremes. What length of the butt was clamped. If your golf shaft is too stiff and your swing speed is too slow your well-struck shot will be limited on both carry distance and shot trajectory.
-Over the top swings should try lighter shafts and vice versa. If you hit the ball longer than that say 225-250 yards you. You might look at the butt stiffness number and say Thats a frequency measurement and I know how stiff a 270 cpm shaft plays Yes that butt stiffness number is a frequency measurement.
Basically the stiffer shaft assuming we are talking steel shafts will have less bend on the ball flight. If you needed an extra stiff shaft theres a good bet you wouldnt need to ask us about itIve only know 2 people in my life who NEEDED extra stiff driver shafts. 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 flexDespite that plenty of guides all over the internet will say if your swing speed is X then you should get a specific shaft flex.
Both could fly their drivers over 300 yards and they also both had fast handsy swings. The faster your swing speed the stiffer the flex of your shaft should be. This will also be very difficult to hit consistently if you dont have enough speed to hit the newly adjusted shaft flex.
If you barely reach the 175 marker you probably should choose Ladies shafts. The higher the swing speed and the faster the clubhead acceleration at impact tempo the stiffer your shaft needs to be. Choose Your Flex Type.
So one thing missing from this lab is a validation of each flex at the playing length. One common term is flex which defines the shafts ability to bend when a force a golf swing is applied to it. 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.
If you want to avoid giving your golf game the shaft you need to understand the effect that golf club shaft flex has on your game. If you hit it about 200 yards move up to Seniors shafts. There are five generally used ratings for shaft flex.
Generally the faster you swing the stiffer and heavier the shaft you need. Furthermore all shafts no matter how stiff exhibit flex in one way or another. Golf Shaft Flex Chart.
-Players releasing too early can benefit from heavier shafts. Some players apply a late load to their swing which would require a stiffer tip of the driver shaft. A player with a high swing speed will require a stiffer shaft with lower torque as the shaft will be under more pressure during the swing.
Also you know as well as I do that tip profiles can be different between the same shaft. The torque is how much it resists twisting under pressure. Those forces are generated by the type of swing that you have.
But the problem is you have no idea how these butt frequency measurements were obtained. You might be sitting there with what you assume is a X-Stiff but it really CPMs to a Stiff Take one of my driver shafts for example the label says Stiff but the CPM is 274 raw more of an X-Stiff CPM. -Steep swings should try lighter shafts.
Common shaft stiffness delegations come in Ladies L Senior A. The flex of a shaft is a measure of how much it bends under pressure ie. Shafts also come in extra stiff 105 mph and senior flex under 85 mph.
If your club feels dead when you swing it is likely the shaft is too stiff. Most average male golfers swing their drivers at about 90 MPH carrying about 225 YDS and would require an R or regular shaft. Even though getting fitted for a specific shaft is the best way to find the right shaft this chart will give you some general guidelines that can help get you started in the right place.
-Players struggling to load the shaft should try something lighter. Swing speeds and distances above that might require an S or stiff shaft. With the appropriate flex you can tell when the weight of the head has loaded the shaft.
On the other hand if youre using a regular flex driver and only have 100mph swing speed and chop down a driver your club turns into a stiff driver. Which type of flex you need in the shaft primarily comes down to swing speed how fast you swing the club and tempo smooth vs fast acceleration. Conversely a player that extends early in their swing most recreational golfers would require a shaft with a softer tip.