Is Stiff Flex Good For Beginners?

Do any golf pros use regular flex?

Kramer’s 2006 “Golf Magazine” article cites a survey showing that just 2 percent of PGA Tour players and 10 percent of PGA Champions Tour players used regular flex shafts in their irons.

He also notes that PGA Tour swing speeds average 110 mph, so the players favor a stiffer shaft to better control the club..

Are stiff shafts good for beginners?

Depends on the beginner and the shaft. If a big strong rugby player started golf, he may well need stiff shafts from the start. But in any case, some lightweight stiff shafts may be easier to swing than heavy regular ones.

Is there a big difference between regular and stiff flex?

What’s the difference between regular and stiff shafts? A stiff shaft is firmer and harder to bend than a regular shaft, and so more often than not, they’re also heavier in weight. As a rough rule of thumb, the more speed you generate, the stiffer your shafts should be.

What is the easiest driver to hit?

Callaway Mavrik MaxThe Callaway Mavrik Max is Callaway’s easiest to hit driver, making it a great option for beginners and high handicappers. It’s built for high launch with medium spin, and the head is designed to be ultra-stable, making your misses left and right less severe.

Why do I hit my 3 wood farther than my driver?

Players who hit their 3- or 5-wood as far or longer than their driver are typically using too little loft with the driver for their clubhead speed. … In contrast, with the driver, you have to match the loft angle of the clubhead to the golfer’s clubhead speed to get the most distance.

Do stiff shafts go further?

No, not necessarily. Whilst this is a heavier object to strike the ball with and that should make it go further, you have to balance your swing speed with this weight. For many golfers a lighter shaft will allow them to generate higher clubhead speeds.

At what swing speed do I need a stiff shaft?

If you’re swinging the driver above 105 mph, it might be time to get some X stiff shafts in your set. Stiff – This range is still considered fast, but you most likely won’t be out on Tour anytime soon. If you’re between 97 and 104 mph with the driver, you need a stiff flex.

How can I tell my swing speed?

Divide the ball speed by 1.5 to get the estimated swing speed for your drive. Alternatively, you can divide the carry distance by 2.3 to estimate the swing speed at impact, but the result will not be as accurate.

Do I need stiff flex or regular?

If you have a slower swing speed, you are probably going to want to choose regular shafted clubs because the additional flex will provide a little more power and accuracy. When you swing harder, the stiff flex will be more controlled and give you the punch you need to hit better shots.

Who should use stiff flex shafts?

Also common is the stiff flex, which is intended for golfers who can hit an average of 250-300 yards. It’s good for those with a mid-low handicap. Most people (unless you are a professional) use those four kinds of flex shafts, but if you can hit over 300 yards, then you can use an extra-stiff flex.

What happens if golf shaft is too stiff?

If your club shafts are too stiff, you’ll have trouble loading them properly during your downswing. When the clubhead gets to the ball, the shaft won’t unload properly and the face will remain slightly open, causing a slice.

What happens if shaft is not stiff enough?

Too soft a shaft will miss left, since the flex will kick the head back hard through the ball. A stiffer shaft will give you no increased distance. It actually may cost you some. A shaft that is not stiff enough for you will result in all forms of misses from high and right to low and left to whatever.

Will I lose distance with a stiff shaft?

Recreational players average 80 to 95 mph, which calls for a softer flex. If you have a good swing but your average distance is short, there is a problem with your shaft flex. If the shaft flex is too stiff, your average distance will remain low.

What is the best driver for a 90 mph swing speed?

TRUERank: Swing Speeds (90-104)ClubBall SpeedLaunchCallaway Rogue136.5114.64Tour Edge HL3134.4814.02TaylorMade M3134.6815.24TaylorMade M4134.8415.0221 more rows•Apr 13, 2018

Should I hit regular or stiff shaft?

If you hit the ball longer than that, say 225-250 yards, you should probably choose regular shafts. Anything more than 250 yards, stiff shafts are for you. Unless you are a huge hitter and average about 300 yards on your drives, stay away from Extra-stiff shafts.

Do all pros use stiff shafts?

Most PGA Tour pros use stiff or x-stiff shafts. Depending on what type of swing you possess, stiff-shaft irons might help you control your shots better, achieve optimal results from a swing with a fast tempo and aid your short game.

What is the average Amatuer golf swing speed?

90 mphThe average amatuer golfer swings the driver at 90 mph for an average distance of 225 yards.