One of the most important parts of picking the right golf clubs is choosing the right golf club shafts. Golf club shafts are often known as the ‘engine’ of a golf club, and one of the best ways to improve your game is to choose the right shaft that matches up to your swing tendencies.

When choosing your shaft, you will first have to choose the material. Once that is done, other parameters that you will have to consider include the flex, length, weight and bend profile of the shaft, among other factors.

Materials

There are two major materials that you will have to choose between when selecting your golf club shafts – steel and graphite.

Steel is a heavier and more durable material choice. Furthermore, this is usually a more affordable option than graphite. Steel shafts offer a golfer more control over their swing. These shafts have a greater emphasis on the accuracy of the shot, as opposed to the distance of the shot.

Graphite is a much lighter material for golf club shafts. However, they are also less durable and more expensive in comparison to steel shafts. The lightweight nature of graphite shafts – they are less than half the weight of steel shafts – offers golfers greater swing speed and more power. However, the flex that your swing will generate will also result in a sacrifice of control level.

For golfers looking for another option, a new alternative in the golf world is the multi-equipment shaft.  These shafts are used on both irons and drivers, and this shaft uses a combination of steel and graphite in order to offer the best of both worlds. The steel allows for greater control over the flight of the ball, while the graphite means that golfers also benefit from greater distance without the hindrance of unwanted vibrations.

Flex

Another important consideration when choosing your golf club shafts is the flex of the shaft. The flex helps determine the shaft’s ability to bend during a swing and helps play a part in determining the distance and direction of the ball.

The flex you choose is dependant on the type of swing that a golfer has. For example, a beginner, or someone with a less powerful swing, should use a shaft that offers more flexibility so that the ball is propelled further. On the other hand, a golfer that has a powerful swing speed should use a shaft that is both stiffer and has a lower flex rating.

Keep in mind that each manufacturer’s flex rating varies from the other – for example, a ‘regular’ flex shaft from one manufacturer may be the same as a ‘senior’ flex shaft from another manufacturer.

Length

The length of your golf shaft will largely be dependent on your height. The taller you are, the longer your shaft. If you’re wondering what length shaft is right for you, you should consider getting measured for an appropriate shaft at a golf store. An experienced club fitter should be available at your local golf superstore and can help you get custom fitted for club shafts.

Final Thoughts

Aside from appropriate golf club shafts, you will also have to have other appropriate equipment. One of the most important pieces of equipment that you should have is a golf cart.

A golf cart can help you get around the golf course without getting tired. If you are on the lookout for a golf cart, contact Carts & Parts at (937) 459-8891 today – we’d love to help you in any way possible!

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