“R” denotes “regular flex” “S” denotes “stiff flex” (might also be designated “Firm”) “X” denotes “extra stiff flex” (might also be designated “Tour”)
What does R mean on a golf club?
A regular (R) shaft is favored by golfers who have a medium-fast swing and drive the ball between 225-250 on a regular basis. Golfers who play regular shafts have club speeds between 80-95 mph.
What is a ping R flex shaft?
Golf Shaft Flexibility Levels Moving on from senior flex, the remaining three levels, which become progressively stiffer, are R for “regular,” S and then X for “extra stiff.” PING avoids the term “senior,” however, and instead labels its comparable shafts as “ soft regular.”
What does a flex mean in golf shafts?
“Flex” refers to the ability of a golf shaft to bend as forces are applied to it during the golf swing. Those forces are generated by the type of swing that you have – fast or slow, smooth or jerky. There are five generally used ratings for shaft flex: Extra Stiff, Stiff, Regular, Senior and Ladies.
What flex should a beginner use?
But if a beginner player already has a decent swing motion and generates clubhead speed between the range of 95 to 110 mph or more, then a stiff shaft or extra stiff shaft could be justified to be used by a beginner golfer.
How far should you hit a 7 iron?
What Distance Does the Average Golfer Hit a 7 Iron? A standard amateur golfer can hit a 7 iron from 128 yards to 158 yards. The lower range will be for women and senior golfers. To hit the ball over 150 yards in total distance with a 7 iron club, an amateur golfer will have to have a good swing and be physically fit.
What does shaft flex 5.0 mean?
Regular – 5.0. Regular Plus – 5.5. Stiff – 6.0. Extra Stiff – 6.5. Extra Stiff Plus – 7.0.
What is the difference between senior flex and 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.
What is M Flex?
The M flex shaft is normally classed as a senior flex and falls somewhere between L (ladies) flex and R(regular) flex. So that makes it quite a flexable shaft for slow swing speeds. If I remember right swings about 80mph and below.
How do I know if my golf shaft is stiff or regular?
If your club feels dead when you swing, it is likely the shaft is too stiff. With the appropriate flex, you can tell when the weight of the head has loaded the shaft. If your club feels like a steel rod, it is probably too stiff.
What does R shaft mean?
For those of you who are unaware of the nomenclature, R stands for Regular and is designed for – well, you guessed it – the regular guy. It is simply the flex built into the shaft to complement the strength of what the average male golfer may produce to provide the right feel and consistent results.
What happens when your golf shaft is too flexible?
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.
What is Fujikura R2 Flex?
Googled Description: The R2 is the equivalent of the modern day A-flex. Instead of calling it amateur or senior flex which is ability or age related, the R2 is simply a softer shaft than a standard regular flex for those with reduced swing speeds.
How do I know what flex golf shaft I need?
Here are some general guidelines:
- Take a look at the distance you hit your driver.
- If you have a very smooth swing, you might benefit from a softer flex even if you swing fast.
- If your drives go left, you might benefit from a stiffer flex; if your drives go right, you might benefit from a softer flex.