what swing speed ranges would require a regular flex, stiff flex, and x-tra stiff flex? In your opinion... (Driver shaft)
X-tra Stiff ___MPH-___MPH
I really like that Golfsmith swing speed chart! Thanks for sharing. I'm no expert on shafts but I fit the golfsmith criteria for stiff shaft. I have played stiff shaft Ping Eye 2 irons and now stiff Pinemeadow Mark II irons. My driver and woods have been regular shaft and I am extremely inconsistent with my driver (high and right). Woods have a playable fade. My irons are dead straight.
I just ordered new driver, woods, and a hybrid in stiff so we will see if this corrects my problem with regular shafts. My driver distance and 7 iron distance fit within the stiff shaft guideline on golfsmith link. Hoping the new Nike clubs with stiff shafts help straighten me out!
This sounds about right as a guesstimate. If you're quick, or hold lag well into the downswing, and you're between flexes, go for the stronger flex...
Depends on the golf shaft. in many cases there is no standard for flex.
Example if you go test two drivers, lets say Taylormade versus Callaway. Lets say they both use "made for" shafts. If they are both marked "stiff", they can be completely different flexes if measured.
A good point I heard once, what if a golfer swings easy. You can easily swing 10 mph less on a driver. Does the golf shaft suddenly become insignificant because now you are swinging easier for a flex that doesn't match the swing you just made?
Just saying, in the scheme of things, flex is pretty much insignificant. There are many more criteria in getting fitted than worrying about flex.