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Shaft question

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I'm not exactly sure if indeed I should be using a stiffer shaft. But for some reason when I swing my driver I feel like the shaft is flexing too much. I'm using a stiff flex as it is. Best thing would be to try and get on a launch monitor right? How much do they usually charge at golf shops to do this?

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i see ur in MA...if there are golfers warehouses near you, they have vector monitors there and will put ur $50 from the launch monitor fitting towards the purchase of ur club/ or just shaft if that is what ur interested in. 100% worth it and after the fitting on the launch monitor id highly recomend takin whatevers suggested and hittin it at the range or maybe even playin around on demo. golfers warehouse is good about demos, usually let you take for a coupel days with no charge. my 2cents

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if you feel the shaft flexing too much, then you are probably swinging a club that is severely weak. Go have your swing checked, but I would be surprised that you can feel it that much unless the shaft is really whippy.

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where does the ball go when you hit it? does it ballon? that also a result of a weaker shaft.

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The flex of the shaft may not be the problem. I doubt you need a X shaft, but you never know until you hit a launch monitor. You may want to check into getting a shaft with a lower torque rating. This will take some of that "whippy" feel out of the club. If you ask me, the shaft is the most important part of any club, and it is in your best interests to try different shafts if you have a facility near you that has a fitting cart that allows them to quick change shafts.

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where does the ball go when you hit it? does it ballon? that also a result of a weaker shaft.

the ball balloon's a little bit, and for some reason has been slicing all the time. when i do slow my swing down a bit, i top the ball and send it zipping like 2ft above the turf.

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i see ur in MA...if there are golfers warehouses near you, they have vector monitors there and will put ur $50 from the launch monitor fitting towards the purchase of ur club/ or just shaft if that is what ur interested in. 100% worth it and after the fitting on the launch monitor id highly recomend takin whatevers suggested and hittin it at the range or maybe even playin around on demo. golfers warehouse is good about demos, usually let you take for a coupel days with no charge. my 2cents

thats what I would do. My dad did it for all his clubs and was happy with the help.

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i see ur in MA...if there are golfers warehouses near you, they have vector monitors there and will put ur $50 from the launch monitor fitting towards the purchase of ur club/ or just shaft if that is what ur interested in. 100% worth it and after the fitting on the launch monitor id highly recomend takin whatevers suggested and hittin it at the range or maybe even playin around on demo. golfers warehouse is good about demos, usually let you take for a coupel days with no charge. my 2cents

not anymore... they stopped that, my brother just purchased a Nike Sumo from them after being fit on hotstiks and the 50 was not taken off the purchase price. they used to do that, I actually used that deal on my driver a couple of years ago

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not anymore... they stopped that, my brother just purchased a Nike Sumo from them after being fit on hotstiks and the 50 was not taken off the purchase price.

Most places like Golf Galaxy will let the price of the fitting go if you purchase the club from them the same day. If you are talking about HotStix, they do not fit for free. Most am's wouldnt even be able to benefit from a HotStix fitting. They are for tour caliber players, assuming you are meaning Hot Stix Golf.

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a Stiff shaft is enough for a swing speed 110-115 right? just need a higher bend point?

Depends on the manufacturer, for most companies 110+ is an X flex.

That being said, I think you should get fitted professionally (And I don't just mean having some inexperienced person at a big box store read you a launch monitor number) There is more to fitting a shaft than just the swing speed. Things like tempo and swing plane will also dictate what shaft is a good fit. Recent and past studies have shown that large % of golfers use shafts with the wrong flex. UST and True Temper also have little tools to help with fitting. They are not 100% but give you a great starting point.

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I would agree with the above. Launch monitor fitting would be akin to you having lost some weight, going into a store to buy some pants, getting the correct waist but not looking at the inseam length. There are many components to the shaft flex you need.

A clubmaker would be able to provide a much better fitting for you. Most clubfitters are also happy to provide fitting, and then pull the shaft from a commercial purchase and install one for you. This is where all those "brand new pull" shafts on ebay come from.

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It's free at the Golf Galaxy near me.

I believe your speaking of the "Simulator". They charge for LM sessions. At least in my experience.

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The flex of the shaft may not be the problem. I doubt you need a X shaft, but you never know until you hit a launch monitor. You may want to check into getting a shaft with a

Torque is the amount a shaft will twist, generally from an off center strike. This shouldn't cause A WHIPPY feel.

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the ball balloon's a little bit,

It's been my experience that when a shaft is too SOFT the ball tends to HOOK. Too STIFF, FADE or SLICE.

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It's been my experience that when a shaft is too SOFT the ball tends to HOOK. Too STIFF, FADE or SLICE.

Prior to getting a driver with a Stiff shaft, I used a Regular flex.. and my slice was just as bad as it is now and what I was told was that since it was flexing so much because of my swing, my hands were getting too far in front of the clubhead causing somewhat of an open face at contact, thus exaggerating the slice. granted i have a slight out-in swing, but i haven't sliced the ball this much since the Regular flex i used.

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