Are lighter golf shafts better?
Lighter is faster. It holds true in car racing, running, and well… just about everything. Same for golf shafts too, right? In theory, lighter shafts allow golfers to swing faster with the same effort, and a faster-moving club head means more distance.
Can a golf shaft be too light?
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.
Are lighter iron shafts better?
To optimize the swing speed, golfers with slower swing speeds and slow tempo should use lighter golf shafts. The contrary is correct for heavier shafts, which are better for faster swing speeds. Utilizing heavier shafts may improve accuracy, whilst lighter shafts can enhance total distance.
Who should use a light golf shaft?
As a guideline slower speeds below 85 mph will benefit more from lightweight shafts, mid speeds between 95 and 105 mph midweight shafts, and fast speeds over 105mph heavy shafts. Ultimately the best-suited shaft is the lightest shaft that enables you to exert control over your shot while still getting a good distance.
Do lighter shafts increase swing speed?
A lighter driver shaft rarely leads to a faster swing. “Only 12 percent of golfers swing their fastest with the lightest club,” Mucklow says.
What shaft weight should I use?
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.
Will a lighter shaft increase swing weight?
Using a lighter shaft allows more weight to be placed in the clubhead through adjustable weights, hotmelt, etc. without increasing the total weight of the club. This “redistribution” of shaft weight into the clubhead can be one of the last tweaks in a fitting that unlocks more distance off the tee.
Are my shafts too light?
A shaft that is too light will make you feel like the club is going too fast for your swing. It will feel like you have less control over the club throughout the swing and it will make you feel a little uneasy until you slow everything down, this can be dangerous.
What happens if your iron shafts are too soft?
If a golfer is using a shaft that is too flexible, here are the likely results: 1. The ball will possibly fly higher for any given loft. If the golfer is using the proper loft for his or her swing mechanics, this could cause a slight decrease from the golfer’s maximum potential distance.
What shaft weight should I use irons?
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 shaft does DeChambeau use?
DeChambeau’s driver is Cobra’s King Speedzone with an L.A. Golf prototype shaft made just for DeChambeau. The loft is 5.5 degrees—similar to what most long-drive competitors use.
Are lighter golf grips better?
Lightweight grips are designed to reduce the static weight of the club and lower the balance-point closer to the clubhead, thus preserving or increasing swing weight.
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.
What shaft do pro golfers use?
True Temper’s Dynamic Golf steel shaft has been the most popular shaft on the PGA Tour, and according to the True Temper website, 90 percent of golfers in any particular tournament play True Temper shafts. The Dynamic Golf shaft comes in different weights, diameters and lengths.