“L” denotes “ladies flex” “A” or “M” denotes “senior flex” (might also be designated “AM” or “A/M,” or “Senior”) “R” denotes “regular flex” “S” denotes “stiff flex” (might also be designated “Firm”) “X” denotes “extra stiff flex” (might also be designated “Tour”)
How do I know what shaft flex is right for me?
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.
What is W flex golf shaft?
One of the most commonly used phrases but rather unknown to a large majority of less experienced golfers is the term “wedge flex”. All wedge flex means is the type of shaft on the wedge will be generally heavier and slightly stiffer than a regular flex club such as an iron. Therefore it has a “wedge flex shaft”.
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 happens if my shaft is too flexible?
Having a shaft that is too flexible can also cause the ball to hook uncontrollably, because the shaft bends incorrectly, it will come through with a closed clubface causing the ball to go left, this is because the shaft can’t handle your swing speed, and the head is rotating too much.
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 Senior Flex?
A senior flex golf shaft is a graphite shaft built to accommodate the needs of a slower swing. Players that use a senior flex golf shaft will typically have swing speeds below 85mph. Many players will make the transition to the senior flex shafts as they get older. This tends to coincide with a loss in swing speed.
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 shaft weight 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.
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.
Will a regular flex shaft cause a slice?
For some, stiff club shafts are part of the problem. When the clubhead gets to the ball, the shaft won’t unload properly and the face will remain slightly open, causing a slice. Other swing problems also can cause a slice, of course, but shafts that are too stiff can make the problem worse.
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.
How can I tell my swing speed?
Divide the average yardage by 2.3. This number represents your average club head speed in miles per hour, according to the book “Science and Golf III.” If 195 is your average drive distance yardage, 84.7 mph is your approximate swing speed.
Does higher loft mean less distance?
First, less loft does not mean more distance whether that’s in a driver, fairway wood, hybrid, or iron. Loft is just one part of the distance equation, and everyone’s equation is different. Second, you need to find a combination of loft and face angle that helps you produce playable, consistent shots.
What is R2 flex shaft?
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.