# What Do The Numbers On A Golf Shaft Mean?

These numbers are the weight of the shaft in grams. Shaft weights typically range between 50 grams and 85 grams with the 50-60 numbers being pretty common as seen in the example shafts above. Lighter weight shafts tend to be swung faster (since they are lighter), increasing club speed.

## What do shaft flex numbers mean?

Shafts come in five flex categories: extra stiff (X), stiff (S), regular (R), senior (A) and ladies (L). Generally, the faster your swing the speed, the stiffer the shaft you will need.

## What does 5.5 mean on a golf shaft?

Regular Plus – 5.5. Stiff – 6.0. Extra Stiff – 6.5. Extra Stiff Plus – 7.0.

## What weight golf shaft should I use?

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.

## How do I know what flex golf shaft I need?

Here are some general guidelines:

1. Take a look at the distance you hit your driver.
2. If you have a very smooth swing, you might benefit from a softer flex even if you swing fast.
3. If your drives go left, you might benefit from a stiffer flex; if your drives go right, you might benefit from a softer flex.

## What is a 4.5 shaft flex?

Yes the 4.5 means senior shaft the 70 means the grams and the flex of the shaft that’s what the guy from Mizuno told me like 70 is extra stiff the way I understood it is that right or wrong thank you.

## How do I choose the right iron shaft?

If the crease where your wrist and hand meet to the floor is:

1. 29 to 32 inches = irons should be based on a 5-iron of 37 inches.
2. 33 to 34 inches = irons should be based on a 5-iron of 37 1/2 inches.
3. 35 to 36 inches = irons should be based on a 5-iron of 38 inches.

## What loft should my driver be?

Choose a loft to try based on your assessed club-head speed. If it is between 95 and 104 mph, a 10- or 11-degree loft will be appropriate. If it is between 105 and 115 mph, a loft between 7 and 9 degrees should be considered. Golfers with club-head speeds below 85 mph should use a loft angle between 14 and 20 degrees.

## What do iron numbers mean?

Golf club numbers refer to the loft, which is the angle of the golf club face. The lower the golf club number, the less loft, the less intense the angle on the golf club face; this means the golf ball will travel more distance at a lower height.

## What is Senior Flex vs regular flex?

Comparing the Two. Certain shaft flexes are designed to match a particular swing speed. Senior flex shafts are appropriate for golfers who swing between 75 and 90 mph and carry a driver about 180 to 200 yards. Regular flex shafts are designed for golfers who swing 90 to 100 mph and carry a driver about 200 to 240 yards

## 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).