Golf Swing Tips
Choosing the Right Shaft Flex
And why this can make or break your Game…
If there is a subject of golf swing tips that generates a lot of confusion it is the topic of golf club shafts and the flex that they come in. More accurately it is which flex shaft is best for me?
So I decided we need to get an article that could tell us about the different types of shafts, what material are they made of and what flex should I use.
This is a subject that is near and dear to my heart and based on the discussions generated by my golfing companions there is a lot of miss information for them also.
So on with the article Golf Swing tips Shafts
The shaft on a golf club needs to be able to bend as force is applied to it during your golf swing. That’s what is meant by shaft flex. If your shaft can’t bend sufficiently this may greatly affect your swing. How much depends on whether your swing is fast, slow, smooth or jerky.
Shaft flex is typically rated five different ways: Extra Stiff, Stiff, Regular, Senior and Ladies, usually denoted by the letters X, S, R, A and L (“A” is used for Senior because this flex was originally called “amateur”).
It’s important that you have a flex which matches your needs or you will get a misaligned clubface at impact, causing you shots to go off-target.
What Flex Impacts
In one way or another, shaft flex can have a great impact on everything about your shot: accuracy, trajectory and distance.
The shaft flexes throughout the swing, changing the very position of the club head. You want the club head to be square (perfectly straight) so you can get a good, hard shot away. With the wrong flex, your chances of hitting the shot squarely go down considerably….More at Golf Club Shafts: Choosing the Right Shaft Flex
Golf swing tips videos about shaft flex
Now you have seen the article about golf club shafts and I have a surprise for you with my videos. The first videos are from Schlee’s expert on golf shafts with golf swing tips for the golfers out there.
Video 1 of 2 is just the beginning of her conversation about shaft flex, what speeds they should be used at and by whom. So watch this and I will tell you a little more about videos number 2.
A nice video very quiet and proper. The second video is just a continuation of the first woth more data about who, what , when and where. She is very explicit about who or why you should select a shaft flex.
This is Selecting the Proper Shaft for Your Golf Clubs (2 of 2).
Now we have seen two videos which are pretty much typical of the information about golf swing tips we would receive from any golf shop in the world. It is a natural sequence of discussion about club shafts and the flex built into each shafts.
I was going to do a fourth video but decided it was too self serving. The video producer is from a golf shop that likes to put shafts on clubs and he demonstrates how a “premium” shaft that comes with a “premium” golf club is much weaker and inferior compared to an expensive shaft that would be installed by him for a good set of clubs. But that is enough info about that, now on with the third video about a steel stiff flex men’s shaft verses a graphite regular woman’s flex shaft. Enjoy your golf swing tips.
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From Lou M.
The Perfect Golf Swing Tips Blog