A golf shaft’s flexibility refers to its capacity to bend as pressures are applied to it during the golf swing. Flexibility is measured in millimeters. Your swing speed and smoothness, as well as the jerkiness of your swing, all contribute to the generation of these pressures. There are five commonly used shaft flex ratings: Extra Stiff, Stiff, Regular, Senior, and Ladies. Extra Stiff is the most rigid of the five.
What does 5.5 shaft flex mean?
5.0 on a scale of 1 to 10. Regular Plus has a rating of 5.5. 6.0 on the stiffness scale. Extra Stiff Has a rating of 6.5. Extra Stiff Plus – 7.0 out of 10.
Does shaft flex matter?
1) The flex of the shaft is a very essential aspect in fitting. Our testers saw variances in distance of up to 22 yards from one flex to another throughout their testing. Getting the proper amount of flex is critical to achieving an excellent fit.
What flex should a beginner use?
Although it is not recommended, if a novice player already has a good swing action and generates clubhead speeds in the range of 95 to 110 mph or more, then the usage of a stiff shaft or an extra stiff shaft may be warranted.
What happens if your golf shaft is too flexible?
A ‘whippy’ feeling in your hands indicates that the shaft is too flexible, and you will not be able to feel the clubhead on your downswing if the shaft is too flexible. In most cases, when the golf ball is struck, it will have too much spin because the shaft is too flexible. This will result in a ‘ballooning’ effect on the shot, which will lead it to fly fairly high in the air.
What is 5.0 flex shaft?
You’ve probably wondered what the number identification on the shaft of your Project X car means. You’re referring to the numbers 5.0, 6.0, 6.5, and so on that are written on the shaft. From “normal” to “super stiff plus,” these numbers correlate to the flexes available.
What shaft weight should I use?
As a rule, golfers with a slower swing speed and tempo may and should play with a lighter shaft in most situations. Golfers who play at high speeds and with a high tempo should use heavier shafts. Men’s driver shafts normally weigh 55-60 grams, while women’ driver shafts average 45-50 grams.
How fast should you swing a 7 iron?
An typical golfer will swing a seven iron at a speed of around 75 mph. This value varies depending on the weight of the club and whether it is made of steel or graphite. With a seven iron, the faster you swing it, the further it will travel. Swinging at an average speed of 85 miles per hour will result in lengths closer to 165 yards.
How do I know what flex shaft I need?
Some General Guidelines Regarding Shaft Flexibility.
- Take a look at the distance between you and the driver. In the case of someone who has a really smooth swing, even when they swing quickly, they may benefit from milder flexes. Your drives may be more effective if they are more rigid
- conversely, if they are more flexible, your drives may be more effective if they are more flexible.
Will a regular flex shaft cause a slice?
For some, stiff club shafts are a contributing factor to their problems. When the clubhead reaches the ball, the shaft will not discharge correctly, resulting in the face remaining slightly open, resulting in a slice of the ball. Of course, there are other factors that might contribute to a slice, but shafts that are overly stiff can exacerbate the situation even more.
Is there a big difference between stiff and regular flex?
Is there a fundamental difference between a conventional flex iron shaft and a strong flex iron shaft? The fundamental difference between a stiff shaft and a conventional shaft is that a stiff shaft is more difficult to bend. In your golf swing, the more power you generate (i.e., the faster your swing speed), the stiffer you will want your shaft.
How can I test my swing speed at home?
The only method to determine your swing speed with any degree of accuracy is to use a launch monitor while hitting balls out onto a range. Male tour pros swing their clubs at speeds of 115-120 mph, whilst typical amateurs swing their clubs at speeds of 80-85 mph.
Will a stiffer shaft increase distance?
You will continue to get short average distances if the shaft flex is excessively rigid.
Do any pros use regular flex shafts?
In a 2006 article in “Golf Magazine,” Kramer quotes a poll that found that just 2 percent of PGA Tour players and 10 percent of PGA Champions Tour players utilized standard flex shafts in their irons, according to the results. He also points out that the average swing speed on the PGA Tour is 110 mph, thus the players want a stronger shaft in order to have more control over the club.