How do I choose the right golf shaft weight?
The heavier a shaft is, the more likely it is that your golf ball will fly low and with less spin. If it’s lighter, the ball will tend to fly higher and spin more. As Briand explains, the weight of a shaft has less impact on swing speed than golfers think, but that lighter shafts could increase the rate of closure.
Do I need heavier shafts in my irons?
Having clubs that are too heavy will result in lost distance and a lack of control and having clubs that are too light will result in erratic and uncontrollable strokes. What is this? Fast swing speeds will usually need a heavier shaft and slower swing speeds need lighter shafts.
What will a heavier iron shaft do?
Heavier shafts help golfers to “feel” the club in their hands and can slow the tempo. Because of the slower tempo, golfers have time to think about cocking their wrists at the top of the swing and turning them over at impact, both which translate into a cleaner swing.
How does iron shaft weight affect swing?
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 flex shaft should I use on my irons?
Determine the Proper Shaft Flex for Your Swing
|If You Can Hit 150 Yards with a…||Then Your Optimal Shaft Flex Is…|
|6- or 7-Iron||Regular Flex (R)|
|5-Iron/Hybrid or 4-Iron/Hybrid(Male or Female)||Senior Flex (A/M)|
|Any Iron/Hybrid lower than 4 or any Fairway Wood (Females or Juniors)||Ladies Flex (L)|
How many grams should my shaft be?
The shafts in most drivers typically weigh between 40 grams and 85 grams. Shaft manufacturers will offer stiff and regular flex in nearly all weight classes while most light and ladies flex clubs will weigh no more than 55 or 60 grams, but could be as light as 40 grams.
What happens if golf shaft is 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.
Does 10 grams make a difference in golf shaft?
10 grams may not sound like a big deal, but during the golf swing, it can make a big difference. This weight can make a big difference to feel, clubhead speed and dispersion (the accuracy of your drives).
What weight shaft does Bryson Dechambeau use?
According to Schomin, along with the 190-gram head, Bryson is using a 48-inch version of the LA Golf Axis Blue 60 X shaft he plays on the PGA TOUR. Two interesting items here about the clubhead: the weight ports and hot melt.
Is a 70 gram driver shaft too heavy?
A 70-gram driver shaft is considered to be pretty heavy but not the heaviest. It falls into the middle but is still on the heavier side when you consider you could go with 50 or 60 grams instead.
What happens if my shaft is too soft?
If the shaft is too flexible, you will have a ‘whippy’ feeling in your hands, and you won’t be able to feel the clubhead on the downswing. When the golf ball is struck it will generally have too much spin if the shaft is too flexible, this will cause a ‘ballooning’ effect on the shot and it will tend to go quite high.
How does swing weight affect golf swing?
Here’s how it works: the swing weight of a golf club is measured on a 14-inch fulcrum that assesses the balance point of a club, which is displayed on an alphanumeric scale. The heavier a club “feels,” the more the club will tilt toward the club head side when balanced on that fulcrum.
How do I choose an iron shaft?
– How to measure the length of a golf club shaft?
- 29 to 32 inches = irons should be based on a 5-iron of 37 inches.
- 33 to 34 inches = irons should be based on a 5-iron of 37 1/2 inches.
- 35 to 36 inches = irons should be based on a 5-iron of 38 inches.
- 37 to 38 inches = irons should be based on a 5-iron of 38 1/2 inches.
Are heavier golf irons better?
“Efficient golfers hit with their body and get their body weight into it,” Mucklow says. “Going to a heavier club makes that easier for most. If you can imagine swinging a sledgehammer or an axe, those things are so heavy, it’s almost impossible to swing them incorrectly.
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.