Jump to content
IGNORED

What is your driver loft?


Note: This thread is 955 days old. We appreciate that you found this thread instead of starting a new one, but if you plan to post here please make sure it's still relevant. If not, please start a new topic. Thank you!

What loft is your driver?  

71 members have voted

  1. 1. What loft is your driver?



Recommended Posts

4 minutes ago, Shindig said:

I have no idea what too spinny would even be or how I'd notice.  But I'm generally happy with my driver... especially now that I've adjusted the SureFit, which brings us back to the thread topic.  It lowered the loft, but more importantly adjusted the bias of the club to avoid those far-left misses. 

Spinny is pretty obvious actually. @1badbadger shows a plot in this thread of an over spinny drive versus a normal one.

Yes, spin is bad unless you have a lower swing speed where you’d need it to keep the ball up in the air.

I used to like seeing drives go 140 feet up in the air, until I realized that was bad too.

Sounds like you got a good fitting...

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Replies 65
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Poll added. https://thesandtrap.com/how-to/create-a-poll/ I play a 9° driver set -1 to 8°. You might need more loft, but it almost sounds like you're just hitting the ball on the thin side

11.5 in Callaway, Nike set to 12. Yeah, most of us need a bit more loft, I think. Best, -Marv

It's more about launch angle than it is about driver loft. My driver loft is 10.5 degrees, and my swing speed is 100-105 mph. I used to have a launch angle lower than the loft on my driver. Now, I don

Posted Images

1 minute ago, Lihu said:

Sounds like you got a good fitting...

Yes, I definitely advocate it.  My driver is my first new-as-in-new driver purchase and also my first one I got fit for other than "hit a few and see if one feels better."  I hit it well for a while, was in a lull (along with some bad other shots, so it wasn't the driver shot).  When I went in to get fit for my 4-wood, I mentioned my driver issues to the Titleist (same brand as my driver) fitter.  He suggested I bring in my driver, so I went to my car to get it.  I figured, let's see if my specs have changed, maybe I need to make a change.  We tried a bit, but he ultimately said that the only change he'd make is my SureFit setting.  He switched it and I've had five rounds since and all of them were good driving rounds (I think I had handicap-level-or-better strokes gained/lost driving in all five).

So for those reading this thread wondering what their driver loft should be, go get fitted.  OEMs often do it for free anyway.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

9 with a stiff shaft.  That is the stated loft on the club, I can go up a couple if need be. I am probably at the minimum for the stiff shaft, but I like the shaft (PX Even Flow Blue) and have it in my driver, 3 wood, and hybrid.

I do have the face closed a degree, so I understand that adds a smidge of loft

Edited by dbuck
Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

9,5° switched down to 8,75°, even tho i hit it very high. I have a very positive AoA. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

I currently play a Stiff Taylor Made R5 with 9.5* of loft.  When I first got it and was playing regularly, distance was not an issue as I got the launch angle to get at least 250 yards and edging towards 280 to 300.  My furthest were a bit over 300.  However, I haven't played regularly of late and now I kinda struggle to connect it well.  Prior to this had a Regular Cleveland Hi-Bore with 10.5* of loft.  That is probably ideal for me if I play occasionally.  Additional loft will probably suit most golfers just because as we lose clubhead speed the loft compensates and affords us distance

Link to post
Share on other sites

10.5 degrees. I have a Taylormade SLDR driver and if I adjust it down to 9 deg I seem to hook my drives more even though I have the weight adjustment set as far to a fade as possible. Compared to some older drivers I've had I have to be careful not to end up too far left. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Mine is a 10.5 adjusted to 9.5.  I'd like to get properly fitted, but from messing around with my loft, I'm pretty sure 10.5 is no good for me. seems like way too much spin when I go 10.5 though I'd be curious to see what the numbers would actually show with higher or lower lofts. Was thinking of treating myself to a driver fitting at the end of the season

Link to post
Share on other sites

19 minutes ago, adampaul said:

I have a mid swing speed of 95-104 mph and a driver loft between 10-11.5 degrees.

That’s quite a range for decent swings, does it change day to day and you adjust the loft according to how fast you are swinging any given day?

Edited by Lihu
Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

10.5 degree driver set to 9.5 (-1). 

I have no idea what my swing speed is. I play a regular flex shaft.

I've wondered if I need a stiff flex shaft, but for the time being I'm more focused on becoming a better golfer than what my shaft is.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

7 minutes ago, SPJr said:

10.5 degree driver set to 9.5 (-1). 

I have no idea what my swing speed is. I play a regular flex shaft.

I've wondered if I need a stiff flex shaft, but for the time being I'm more focused on becoming a better golfer than what my shaft is.

Well, theoretically your equipment might be hurting your ability to become a better golfer... but high loft regular flex is probably not wrong for the vast majority of 25 handicappers.  If you were using a 7.5 degree X-flex we'd tell you to be very sure that's right for you before proceeding.

Welcome to TST, by the way... hopefully we can help you in the quest to become a better golfer. 

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Note: This thread is 955 days old. We appreciate that you found this thread instead of starting a new one, but if you plan to post here please make sure it's still relevant. If not, please start a new topic. Thank you!

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • Support TST Affiliates

    TourStriker PlaneMate
    Golfer's Journal
    Whoop
    SuperSpeed
    FlightScope Mevo
    Use the code "iacas" for 10% off Mevo and the code "iacasfeb21" for 10% off SuperSpeed.
  • Posts

    • I went to the range and missed most of the back nine but it was an enjoyable day of golf.  I think Hovland’s +5 may have been my fault since I put some $$ on him.
    • Sorry to root against you.☺️
    • And there I was thinkin' he might be my #2 to root for 
    • Finally got out to play today. Went pretty well, I was finally making good contact. I’ve been trying to feel like my tailbone moves over toward my left heel. Proper hip turn feels pretty drastic but gives much more time to square the face vs swaying on the way back. It feels like I am doing way more hip turn than I actually am. Here is a video showing that.      The only issue I was having today was some over drawing. But man this looks like a giant improvement, more in sync, more shaft lean at impact. I still look like I’m over-swinging some but I like where this is headed. I think lol. 
    • I'm not sure what it is about Rory, but I always seem to root against him? Maybe because they fawn over him too much. I root for Speith to win but he just can't get over the hill, so to speak.
  • Today's Birthdays

    1. CaddyCarl
      CaddyCarl
      (59 years old)
    2. EMC2144
      EMC2144
      (28 years old)
    3. Jfbaumer
      Jfbaumer
      (29 years old)
    4. johnbright
      johnbright
      (22 years old)

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...