shaft flexes

Hello

What are the general rules relating to a players choice of shafts for driver?

When may it be preferred to move from regular to stiff? My swing speed is 90-95mph with my driver. 

AP

Hey Alan,

Merry Christmas. The difference between shafts depends more on ball speed and not swing speed necessarily. I'm guessing you currently play a regular flex and with your swing speed i would say its time for a stiff. To be sure though go to your local golf store, demo day and get fit to be sure.

I would say do a fitting. there is no specific number or swing speed that you should change at. because all shafts are made differently i would say have a fitting done. there are some brands and types that a regular will be better for you and some where a stiff would be better. it all depends on your actual swing motion. how you load the shaft and how the shaft release best with witch kick point. i always recommend a fitting with a good fitter.

Alan P

Hello

What are the general rules relating to a players choice of shafts for driver?

When may it be preferred to move from regular to stiff? My swing speed is 90-95mph with my driver. 

AP

 

Alan,

 

That's not a bad swing speed. However, nowdays, just because a shaft has an R-Flex, doesn't mean it's a true regular flex. It could play a little stiffer and perhaps be a "stiff flex". Vise versa. All shafts aren't created equally. That's why it's always best to go get fitted for the correct shaft that best fits your swing.

 

Whenever I fit someone, I'll try out all kinds of shafts and flexes. It's all about consistency, ball speed, launch angle, spin, etc.. It all depends on what you're looking for as well. Do you want more carry...more roll...less torque, more, low launch, mid launch, higer launch...Trust me, a driver shaft fitting is worth it. Get a hold of your local Titleist rep and set up a shaft, perhaps driver, fitting. If you have anymore questions, don't hesitate to ask.

Thanks Henry.

Merry Christmas to you also and may your handicap tumble next year.

Alan.