How heavy should my golf shaft be?
In general, golfers with slower swing speed and tempo can and should play a lighter shaft. Golfers with very fast speeds and tempo should play heavier shafts. Driver shafts typically weigh 55-60 grams for men and 45-50 grams for ladies. Iron shafts can be as light as 55 grams in graphite, and 130 grams in steel.
What is considered a heavy driver shaft?
The 80-gram driver shaft is probably the heaviest you will find and is typically best for strong players who have a strong swing. The added weight will need a little bit more strength behind the swing to get distance.
What is considered a heavy iron shaft?
Because of the weight, steel shafts are traditionally shorter than graphite shafts, making them easier to control. According to “Golfweek,” steel shafts weigh up to 125 g and extra-heavy shafts weigh up to 139 g. Graphite shafts typically weigh up to 90 g.
Is a 70g shaft too heavy?
When you get up toward 70g and above, you are erring on the heavier side. For some this change will make the club too stiff but for golfers who need a little more resistance from the club it could be a great move.
What will a heavier golf shaft do?
A key factor in maximizing swing speed is maximizing muscle activation, which is why certain golfers can swing heavier shafts faster than lighter shafts. Slightly heavier shafts can activate additional muscle groups, effectively “turning on” more speed in a golfer’s swing.
What weight shaft do I need?
Briand’s recommendation is to use your current driver shaft as a baseline. If your shots tend to be low and with little spin, try a slightly softer flex. If your shots are ballooning, try a stiffer flex. If you’re caught between two flexes, you can “tip” a softer flex to make it stiffer in the tip section.
What is a good swing weight for a driver?
But the good news is that a trend around swing weight has developed during Sinclair’s thousands of hours of testing TPT shafts with golfers of all abilities. More than 80% of the time, he finds that golfers are creating the best results with a swing weight of D5 with Red Range shafts.
Do I need a heavier driver shaft?
Although those using heavy driver shafts remain in the minority, if a player is struggling with a lightweight shaft in the driver, it’s not a bad idea to swap it out for a heavier version. Although swing speed will diminish, it is quite possible accuracy will improve.
Are my iron shafts too heavy?
Nippon suggested that a player should be able to tell largely by feel. A shaft that’s too heavy will cause a “labored golf swing.” A shaft that’s too light will hurt your ability to make solid contact. When you find the right shaft weight, you’ll experience a “high energy swing” with uniform contact.
What does a heavier shaft do to swing weight?
Adjust the swingweight of a club by installing a heavier or lighter shaft. The swingweight increases by one swingweight point for every 9g of shaft weight added. The swingweight decreases by one swingweight point for every 9g of shaft weight removed.
How do you determine the weight of an iron shaft?
If the toe end of the club is heavier the swing weight will go up, whereas if the butt end of the club is heavier the swing weight will go down. This is how you will make Irons with lighter shafts feel heavier and Irons with heavier shafts feel lighter.
Are heavier shafts more accurate?
What is this? Heavy shafts tend to produce more distance, accuracy, and lower ball trajectory for a golfer with faster swing speeds.
Is a 65 gram shaft heavy?
What is this? This is your average shaft weight, most regular, stiff and x-stiff shafts are 65 grams. Mid to low handicap golfers would use a 65 gram shaft. The 65 gram weight helps players with swing speeds of 90mph to 105mph generate enough speed while still keeping the head under control.
What is a good swing weight for a senior golfer?
A swing weight between C-8 and D-1 is the best swing weight for a senior driver, and the shaft should be 55-60 grams. Loft should be 12-13 degrees or higher, and seniors should look for 2-4 degrees of hook in the face or consider an offset driver head to prevent slicing.