What happens if golf shaft is too heavy?

Heavier shafts make some golfers take a hit to their swing speed and make them slower. The heavier shaft gives golfers a hard time to release their club face. Heavier shafts cause less spin which may cause difficulties on some terrain such as the green.

Are lighter golf shafts better?

A lighter driver shaft rarely leads to a faster swing. “Only 12 percent of golfers swing their fastest with the lightest club,” Mucklow says. “Efficient golfers hit with their body and get their body weight into it,” Mucklow says. “Going to a heavier club makes that easier for most.

Does shaft weight make a difference?

Weight. The weight of a shaft has a similar correlation to performance as flex. The heavier a shaft is, the more likely it is that your golf ball will fly low and with less spin. If it’s lighter, the ball will tend to fly higher and spin more.

How heavy of a 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.

Will a heavier shaft increase distance?

A heavier shaft will only increase distance for the golfers that have high swing speeds. For golfers with slow swing speeds, a heavier shaft will decrease the distance. Hitting a golf ball far is all about ball speed.

Will a stiffer shaft increase distance?

If the shaft flex is too stiff, your average distance will remain low. If you are struggling with a slice, it is highly likely you are using stiff club shafts.

What swing speed requires a stiff shaft?

between 95-100 mph
Players with swing speeds between 95-100 mph tend to gravitate towards stiff shafts, with 105 mph being the point at which some players begin to use x-stiff (extra stiff) shafts, particularly in their drivers.

Does a heavier shaft increase distance?

What happens if iron shaft is too flexible?

A golfer using a shaft that is too flexible may experience a ball flight that is too high, a ball that spins too much, or a shot pattern that has inconsistent dispersion.

Is a 50g shaft too light?

50 gram shafts are among the lightest you will see on the market. They tend to be favoured by golfers who struggle to generate clubhead speed. These shafts are often favored by junior and senior golfers, they can give a nice boost to the driving distance of these groups.

What will a heavier shaft in driver do?

Heavier shafts have lower launch angles to lower the ball trajectory if you hit your shots too high and it reduces the amount of spin generated off the clubhead. Increased club head speed can lead to erratic contact leading to a reduction in ball speed and distance.

What is shaft in your driver?

Graphite shaft dominates on the best shaft for drivers while steel usually for iron. The shaft is not just a mere long tube that connects the golfer’s hand to the clubhead. It is considered the engine of the modern clubhead. The drivers’ shaft must match his speed.

What shaft to use?

Graphite is one of the most common shaft types used in golf clubs and can arguably be considered the main shaft material used, beating out steel. Graphite shafts weight between 50-85 grams. Multi-material – this shaft uses both steel and graphite to create a multi-material that offers the best of both worlds.

What is a golf driver shaft?

The Fujikura Diesel and Diesel Tour driver golf shafts are Fujikura’s flagship shaft designs. The Diesel golf shaft features a low spin and torque graphite design to help the golfer gain additional distance on the drive.