Is A Shorter Driver Shaft Better?

Do pros use shorter drivers?

Probably.

Everyday players are not as skilled as tour pros, so a longer shaft, while perhaps generating some more speed, also can lead to inconsistencies with your swing and wayward shots.

A shorter driver shaft could lead to more confidence and finding the center of the face more often..

How long is Rory McIlroy driver?

2018 – Rory McIlroy (319.7 yards) Rory McIlroy led the Tour in driving distance during the 2016-17 season with a TaylorMade 2017 M2 driver.

Is a shorter driver easier to hit?

It is easier to hit the center of the clubface with a shorter club than a longer club, therefore if you feel like you are struggling with your current driver here’s a few things you can try before you cut that driver down or order a new one. …

What happens if you shorten your driver shaft?

Shortening the shaft will make the club shorter but it will also make the shaft stiffer and adjust the swing weight as well. Plus, the more length you remove, the less flex your club will have. Depending on how much you cut it down, it could move a regular flex to a stiff or a stiff to an extra stiff.

What length should my driver shaft be?

In reality, the average length of a driver used on tour is 44.5in while the average shaft length found in drivers on the shop shelves is around 45.5in. There is an optimum driver shaft length with which golfers will achieve maximum clubhead speed and it will vary from player to player.

Will a low spin driver help with a slice?

Play a shaft with a softer tip The problem is, many pros use driver shafts that are built to lower spin and keep the ball from drawing too much. They use stiff and stable profiles, often with very strong tip sections. … It’s possible that a shaft with a softer tip could be the saving grace for your slice.

Can I put a 3 wood shaft in my driver?

3 wood shafts are typically trimmed 1/2 inch. So even if you’re fine with the lighter weight of the driver shaft and butt trim it to the proper playing length, the tip trimming might be off and it will play a little softer to flex. 3 wood shaft is going to be shorter and heavier. Probably not the best for your driver.

How long should a 5 7 driver be?

The length is determined by the golfer’s height in inches….Drivers.HeightWrist to FloorSuggested Driver5’6″ to 5’7″32.00″ to 37.00″43.5″5’7″ to 5’9″34.00″ to 39.00″44.0″5’8″ to 5’11″35.25″ to 40.25″44.5″5’9″ to 6’0″36.50″ to 41.25″45.0″5 more rows

How long is Rickie Fowler’s driver?

For those that don’t know, the “normal” TOUR length for a driver is anywhere from 43.5 inches (Rickie Fowler) to the TOUR standard of around 45 inches. So what does a longer club do? Well, it’s simple: If the whip is longer, the head has more time to speed up and boom—more distance. So what’s the catch?

Should you choke down on your driver?

Choking down on your driver is also a good method when you need to play a tee shot into the wind. The speed of your swing will be reduced when you choke down, which means your spin rate should be reduced as well.

Should I use a shorter driver shaft?

You may not know it, but the shaft on your driver might be way too long for you. There is ample evidence to suggest that using a shorter shaft could actually help you hit the ball farther, but more importantly keep it in play more.

Do golf drivers go dead?

Usually, the wedges and the driver will be the first to go. Wedges need to be replaced because the grooves will wear out, and drivers can go ‘dead’ over time after you hit them frequently on the range and course. Long irons, on the other hand, may last for many years because they are rarely used.