Driver shaft Recommendation

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Bin X


Hi, this is Bin, I am 30 years old. I just started to play golf  a month ago. I would like to buy Titleist 910 D2 as my driver. I have a question about the loft and shaft.

If I choose 10.5 loft, which shaft is good for beginner (such as Titleist ilima 61 R flex or Titleist Kai' li 65 R flex )?

What if i choose 12 loft, what do you think the shaft fit to this head ( such as Titeist Bassara W 50)?

Thanks a lot, looking forward your reply.

larry m


IF YOU ARE JUST STARTING I WOULD SUGGEST THE 12 WITH THE 50 BASSARA SHAFT IF YOU HAVE A SLOW SMOOTH SWING. IF YOU ARE BEING AGGRESIVE WITH YOUR SWING THEN GO WITH THE 10.5 WITH ILLIMA R. THE HEAVIER AND STIFFER YOU GO WITH SHAFTS THE HARDER IT IS TO CONTROL AND GET A NICE FLEX WITH YOUR SWING

Don O


Since a new driver is north of $400, a good fitter may also recommend not buying a driver at this time as well.  A couple of major swing changes may change your contact with ball, both on speed and launch angle.  A club head speed of 81 or 92 mph could make the difference between a 12 or a 10.5 degree loft and a senior to stiff flex.  Depends on how well you swing today.  Not only does a good fitter fit the club to you, but will take time for any obvious corrections in your swing. 

A sporting goods store may be inclined to sell you what works today and in 90 days, you might be that much better.

Bin X


Thanks Cameron, it is very helpful.

Bin X


Thank you Larry. I prefer loft at 10.5. Because this loft can be also adjusted to 12. I would get illima 61 for the shaft.

One more thing, do you have any other recommendation for beginner driver, what about png G20?

Many thanks!

Bin X


You are right, thank you Don.

I would prefer the used driver which can help me save some dollors for the range.

Thanks a lot!