Heavy metals wikipedia some people use old tires in their gardens, sometimes to grow potatoes, tires release cadmium, not a good idea. It is why the most popular weight for driver shaftweights on the pga tour is still in the mid60gram. Dec 11, 2018 senior flex shafts are appropriate for golfers who swing between 75 and 90 mph and carry a driver about 180 to 200 yards. Some of my early recollections of reshafting include removing the lightweight and big butt shafts from callaway great big berthas and goldwin avdp drivers to install 86 gram ei70 shafts. Accuracy, feel explain why some pga tour players have gone to. To further cement this case, two players had their worst dispersion range with the heaviest shaft, and three had the largest distance to target with it. The very short answer is play the same shaft in your wedges as you do in your irons. With tour players moving to 95 gram graphite shafts from gram steel shafts, there is room for normal amateurs to go even lower. Before you decide which shaft you need, understand how to read shaft. Driver and fairway wood shaft weight game improvement golf. Aug 01, 2010 it is possible to have two drivers, one standard and the other on the light side like the dst that have the same swing weight yet different overall static weights.
Light siv padhy august 17th, 2017 both light and heavy rare earth metals are versatile and play a vital role in manufacturing electronics. My driver has a 83 gram shaft which is heavy and my irons are dynamic gold regular and i believe they are about 122 grams. Accuracy, feel explain why some pga tour players have gone. Golf iron shaft test heavyweight shaft vs lightweight shaft with launch. Rating is available when the video has been rented. I have always subscribed to play the heaviest shaft that doesnt cost you significant distance. Today, much older and with several physical problems i use a 45 gr. For the driver test, they hit seven drives each with a 50, 60, and 70 gram shaft, all using the same. Switching to an ultralight driver shaft may boost swing speeds, but for a select group of players on tour, going heavier has been produced the best results. Over half of our testers posted their best dispersion range distance between farthest right and farthest left shots and average distance to target with the 85 gram shaft. A heavier golf shaft may provide an improved sense of control and cure some of.
Shafts arent the first thing most club golfers think of when trotting off to buy a new driver or set of irons. In fitting after fitting, i put more ilimas into fairways metals than all other shafts combined. Steel golf shafts are traditionally heavier than graphite shafts and the key benefit, according to the u. Should i use regular or stiff shafts in my golf clubs. It is why the wheelhouse for driver shaft weights on the pga tour is in the mid 60gram range, with some players having tried shafts as light as 43 grams. These services are usually free of charge, but they can help you to become a better golfer by helping you to use the right equipment. Back to the question posed in the opening sentence of this article, how stiff is this golf shaft. If you look at the picture to the left, these are just a few of the steel iron shafts available and they run the range from 85 grams to grams. Jan 28, 2014 accuracy, feel explain why some pga tour players have gone to heavier driver shafts. What are the benefits of heavier golf shafts in golf, there is often a distanceaccuracy tradeoff when selecting equipment. The first decision you need to make regarding shaft selection is whether to use steel or graphite. The faster the club is moving, the farther the ball goes.
This may not seem like much but weight can dramatically change your. Just for fun, lets theoretically make a very heavy driver note. Sergio is an interesting player to bring up though, because while he does use a heavy shaft 90g, considered heavy for a driver by todays standards, he plays his drivers at 43 now a standard 3 wood length, so hes effectively using the heavier shaft to maintain the swingweight as a 5565g shaft would be unusable at the length he prefers. Carbon fiber vs aluminum vs steel driveshafts cj pony parts. Nov 23, 2016 testing was done using a stock callaway big bertha fusion driver with ust recoil 450f4 stiff flex shaft.
Choosing the proper golf shaft for your swing is essential to reaching your. We started testing with 65 gram driver shafts, and with these his club path was about 10 to 12 degrees to the left. But when in doubt, always err on the side of more flexibility in the shaft. Stiff driver with a ahina shaft and hitting the heck out of it. Golf club shaft flex guide everything you need to know about. Why you should be playing heavier equipment golfwrx. Whether your shaft is too light or too heavy, your golf game will suffer if you are not playing the proper shaft weight. Light weight steel iron shafts for 2018 dlance golf. What kind of players need a light shaft, what kind need a heavier one. I too was concerned about the extra weight, but my distances werent hurt at all in fact i actually hit the nikes further. Mar 31, 2018 the interactive transcript could not be loaded. After all, the lighter the shaft, the faster the club can be swung. Each player went through two different testing sessions one with a driver, one with an iron. Then, this past weekend, i did a driver fitting with a player.
Regular flex shafts are designed for golfers who swing 90 to 100 mph and carry a driver about 200 to 240 yards. Just like the rush of graphite shaft makers to get 85 to 115 gram graphite shafts to market, steel shaft manufacturers are dropping from the 115 to 125 gram range to the 95 to 110 gram range. Just looking at the four biggest wood brands callaway, taylormade, ping and cobra there are 34 different driver shaft weight options in 2018, and thats before you even start looking at custom or upgrade options. Explaining the effect of wrong shaft flex in golf clubs. This is typical for hybrid clubs with graphite or light weight steel shafts. That should be obvious from the numbered items above, some of which in the too flexible.
The most common flex choices are ladies, light, regular and stiff. The common sense counterpoint to the idea that light equals long is that heavy shafts lead to straighter shots. The systems we have to rate golf shaft stiffness do not work across brands or even across models within brands. Steel golf shafts are traditionally heavier than graphite shafts and the key benefit. It is why the most popular weight for driver shaftweights on the pga tour is still in the mid60gram range, with some players having tried shafts less than 50 grams. Graphite has become the standard in metal woods for a while now and we wanted to explore the subject of weight. Ultra light driver shafts mitsubishi grand bassara by jim achenbach. Best golf drivers for distance and accuracy in 2020. I now have a cobra bio cell driver with a seemingly really heavy xstiff shaft of 66g. One of the most important choices you have to make when buying golf clubs is which shaft flex to use, with 80% of golfers being suited to.
A drive shaft, driveshaft, driving shaft, tailshaft australian english, propeller shaft prop shaft, or cardan shaft after girolamo cardano is a mechanical component for transmitting torque and rotation, usually used to connect other components of a drive train that cannot be connected directly because of distance or the need to allow for relative movement between them. The major golf club manufacturers offer a variety of shaft options for use with their clubs. Now lets check back in with that company line about lighter shafts for slower swingers and heavier shafts for stronger players. Oct 16, 2018 the best thing to do is make sure your shaft flex is wellmatched to your swing by meeting with a clubfitter or at least a teaching pro in a hitting bay when buying new clubs. Player 5 is the shortest player and 7 is the longest. That enables them to be swung at great speed, but to little avail, if the weight falls below a certain amount. Content filed under the ultra light driver shafts category. Substitute a 65 gram graphite shaft for a gram steel shaft. Aerotech golfs first super lightweight golf shaft for irons, the new volant graphite shafts were developed using the extensive knowledge of iron shaft design that has made aerotech golf the no. The average swing speed, ball speed and distance numbers are pretty similar, regardless of weight or flex. The lighter the shaft, the faster the club can be swung. Aluminum is overall not a very strong metal, and it does poorly at high speeds. What are the differences between heavy metal and light.
I was curious about the various pros and cons of light and heavy shafts. While it took a little time for heavy driver to get their clubs into the hands of golfers, it is now making its way into pro shops around the country. A shaft thats too light will hurt your ability to make solid contact. I will eventually switch to a 65 or 75 gram driver shaft for more club head speed. Odds are, youve tinkered with your driver shafts to help squeeze every last yard out of your swing, while paying little attention to your iron shafts. If you are thinking about getting new wedges, make sure you have the right shafts. Graphite has become the standard in metal woods for a while now and we wanted to.
Because the spin is so high when you hit it with a weaker flex, the wind will magnify the spin and decrease your distance and accuracy. For example, picking the wrong golf shaft flex can cause you to hook or slice the golf. Nov 05, 2018 should i use regular or stiff shafts in my golf clubs. Volant means to take flight, and these new innovative shafts live up to the name. The importance of shaft weight in fitting golf clubs cannot be overstated. A shaft thats too heavy will cause a labored golf swing.
Head weights were changed with shafts to make testing, more or less, swing weight neutral. Golfsmith tests show 50% of golfers show a less than 6% increase in swing speed. Because of the weight, steel shafts are traditionally shorter than graphite shafts, making them easier to control. Mar 17, 2017 odds are, youve tinkered with your driver shafts to help squeeze every last yard out of your swing, while paying little attention to your iron shafts. First off, most wedges you buy off the rack will have a standard. Light weight steel iron shafts for 2018 light weight steel shafts are offering a lot of clubfitting options. Jan 23, 2012 so i put the 57 gram shaft in my 3 wood and 5 wood and could not hit these clubs at all. The new ultralight grand bassara metalwood shafts from mitsubishi rayon are aimed at amateurs looking for increased club speed along with a definitive shaft kick in the impact zone. How to choose the right shaft flex for the rocketballz driver. Whether youve been fit or not, you have a certain shaft weight in your current clubs. In addition to being light though, aluminum doesnt respond to weather as negatively as steel does, and so many people in snowier areas are excited to upgrade to aluminum just because aluminum is immune to rust.
Jun 25, 2017 considering i used to play 116g graphite in my driver, no. Lights right for many pros, but heavy shafts still work. Nov 27, 2012 when i was a young man and playing competitively my driver was steel and wood with a 5 gr. With so many options, including steel shafts and graphite shafts, its difficult to know how to choose the right iron shafts for your game and your swing. But, boy do we see a lot of variation of what is in our players bags.
New and cheap drivers from top brands like callaway, taylormade, and wilson, to name a few. Swinging with a weak shaft flex can hurt you in both windy and wet conditions. My drives were much more accurate with the heavier driver shaft. Oct 30, 2012 i had a rocketballz driver that i averaged 230250 stiff flex stock shaft. A golf shaft that is too weak will flex excessively throughout the golf swing, creating an inconsistent release point. Choosing the proper golf shaft for your swing is essential to reaching your potential on the golf course. Testing was done with drivers in the neutral 9 loft position. Steel shafts are heavier and provide the golfer with more vibrational feedback on. There are no disadvantages to playing heavy shafts. Until recently, this trend was applied only to woods and hybrids. Lights right for many pros, but heavy shafts still work for some.
It is why the wheelhouse for driver shaft weights on the pga tour is in the mid 60gram range, with some players having tried. Aug 16, 20 how to choose the right shaft flex for the rocketballz driver 3balls golf aug 16, 20 14511 views 0 comments congratulations if youre reading this, it probably means youve decided to buy a new taylormade rocketballz driver, or a used one thats new to you a smart decision buying used can save you quite a bit of. What happens when golf shafts are not right for your swing d. Mar 30, 2020 you may still want to go to a professional club fitting at some point and learn all there is to learn about stiff vs regular flex. The driver that produces the greatest distance may also be more difficult to control, leading to errant shots. The right weight can mean an extra club in distance. The old rule was play the lightest shaft you can control for maximum distance. I knew that the 9 would be a good match for me with the nvs shaft which is higher launching. Accuracy, feel explain why some pga tour players have gone to heavier driver shafts. Hi, i was recently fitted and purchased new mizuno hot metal irons with the modus 105 stiff shaft.424 691 357 867 1103 559 1076 1140 689 1546 864 227 299 821 787 1057 259 1227 1066 1039 1309 442 648 851 148 434 1485 1614 978 441 1170 301 740 509 1324 776 469 938 1454 597 1391