The shaft flex of your golf clubs is an important component in improving your game and lowering your score. But for most men the fascination of what is in a pros bag centers around PGA TOUR players.
Steel shafts may cost you a few yards because they are heavier but they will be easier to control.
What shaft flex do lpga players use. Many mens iron sets have steel shafts at 375-38 6 iron length. It is very important that you choose the right flex for the shafts in your clubs. The biggest difference is most are using a lighter shaft compared to men.
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. Where they actually differ is how theyre assembled. Ive added over 10 yards and more consistently as well at 65.
The general guideline used is if you have a fast swing speed about 100 mph then you will need a stiff or even X-stiff shaft. Driver Aldila Pink NV shaft stiff flex 65 grams. According to golf digest.
Posted 25 March 2006 – 0712 AM. Golf Magazine editor Scott Kramer notes that an individual clubs flex is generally placed into one of five categories including regular designated by the letter R. The others use S-flex and regular flex.
Womens drivers have lighter overall weights and in particular lighter shafts. Quite a few Women are using different True Temper and Rifle models. Ive moved from 2427H to a 3H 91525H 816 and will use 5-PW in the 714 85 g KK.
As equipment guru Tom Wishon has said when unsure about flex always err on the side of more flex meaning a softer shaft. Ive given up on a 3W with a Bassara A flex. X-stiff This is the range where most high-level players fall.
Mitsubishi Rayon Graphite Wood Driver Shaft Senior Flex 57g. At the average swing speeds of about 75 to 90 mph you should consider. If youre swinging the driver above 105 mph it might be time to get some X stiff.
Heres a quick breakdown of the data for drivers. Nippon has 70 – 100 Ladies in their iron sets including World 1 Yani Tseng Karrie Wood Morgan Pressel Paula Creamer Ai Miyazato etc. The average LPGA player has a driver swing speed of 94 mph.
And the fact is the harm in hitting a shaft that is too flexible is much less than the harm in hitting a shaft that is too stiff. Irons True Temper Dynamic Gold SL steel shafts D-1 R-flex. Every week PGATOURCOM Equipment.
Check out results for Flex shaft. What Is a Regular Flex Shaft. If you are a player that struggles with control go with steel.
If you are a player that struggles with distance go with the graphite shafts. The flex of a golf club refers to the relative strength stiffness or softness of a club shaft according to PGA pro Mark Blakemores golf glossary. Quote Nippon is the predominant shaft used in irons.
Driver Graphite Design YS-7 shaft X-flex. By Jonathan Wall PGATOURCOM Follow JonathanRWall Jordan Spieth uses a Project X 65 shaft in his Titleist irons and a 60 flex in his sand wedge and lob wedge. The LPGA has been a proving ground in the use of ultralight graphite shafts which can result in additional swing.
Lexi and Suzann use x-stiff shafts. Ladies shafts will be a very light graphite likely matching the paint scheme on the head. A male PGA TOUR player would use a very stiff shaft flex.
Some are using graphite shaft iron shafts like Stacy Lewis. The shafts will weigh 120g the swingweight will be between D0 and D2 and the grips will be 900 standard diameter. The slower your club head speed the more flexible you want the shaft.
So you play on the LPGA tour. Check out results for Flex shaft. Just curious of what shaft flex you older golfers use.
I did pick up a premium shaft R flex that is lower spin but higher launch than the S. Best Senior Flex Driver Shafts. In the article below Jack Moorehouse explains what the different flew types are why it is important to choose the right flex type and how to choose the one that is best fit for your golf game.
Irons True Temper Dynamic Gold S300 D2. Choosing the right shaft flex. So unless youre swinging at 114 mph like the elite men put away that extra-stiff driver in favor of a more flexible shaft.