Originally Posted by trickyputt
I would get a low torque tip stiff shaft in all the clubs not just the driver. If you can load it at 3/4 swing you are good to go. Its a game of opposites. hit down to go up and so forth. well when it comes to those game improvement offerings like low kick.....not so much improvement i think.
That's a terrible generality ... and false.
Only follow this advice is you want to eff up your swing.
Low torque, tip stiff?
Maybe for a small percentage of the golfing population.
UST did studies that show even for high speed golfers, a low torque shaft can cause big issues for their swing - for some, this low torque causes them to lack feel, and the golfer thinks they're not swinging hard enough to get the elusive "feel." So they start swinging out of their shoes or make adjustments to get more out of the swing or the shaft ... and this causes problems with ball flight, scores, and swing.
What UST found is that a higher torque can actually provide more accuracy and less spin, and more distance when torque is matched to the swing - and that's why they offer 3 levels of torque in one series of their shafts. Some golfers get more "feel" from higher torque and thus swing in a more relaxed manner that is attune to their swing - and get better results.
I've found it similar as I've lost a few mph during a swing change, injury, or other issues. In fairways, a higher torque, liteweight, low kick shaft does wonders for my game from the ground - more accuracy, more ideal flight, and confidence in the club.
So throw the wive's tales out the window....