One of the most difficult aspects of fitting today is choosing the best shaft for a player. The shaft shows comparison of stiff flexes of each shaft. From the beginning of the 20th century all the way through to the middle 1980s, the standard mens driver length stood at 43. I took my current driver, which is the titleist d3 8. Aug 20, 2015 using trackman my idea was to test the same golfer, clubhead and golf ball, but change the shaft length. The butt end on the pro 60 is a bit larger than many driver shafts. The engorged appearance comes from a dramatically reduced. Pros choice golf shafts encourages consulting a pga professional or quali. There are two models of the 2020 evenflow riptide driver shaft from truetemper. It has lower torque than the stock shaft and has a stiffer tip to promote a lower trajectory. Mar 25, 2015 i hit five shots with each driver on trackman iv, and to ensure as much of an applestoapples comparison as possible, i tested each driver head with the same shaft. Over the years, various methods have come along to help golfers customize their driversadjustable hosels. Makes common sense, but worth pointing out, do not purchase a driver that promotes the same bad shot shape. The other reason is because if you switch from a 65g to 55g shaft and you want the club with the 55g shaft to play to the same swingweight as you had it before, youll have to add some weight to the head once the 55g shaft is installed.
Accra fx driver shaft by woody lashen petes golf, mineola, new york. Using trackman my idea was to test the same golfer, clubhead and golf ball, but change the shaft length. Choosing the best shaft for your game the golfworks. The clubhead tends to be smaller and the length of the club a little shorter than a traditional fairway wood, making it easier to maneuver if you are in the rough or the trees. There is no question i have been an advocate for driver shaft length to be shorter than the current standard driver shaft lengths as offered by the various golf equipment companies. Driver shaft length is shorter better than standard length. Mar 19, 2018 3 wood shaft in a driver in this vid i look at if putting a three wood shaft into a driver will make any difference to ball flight. With modern graphite shafts utilizing varying stiffness profiles, titleist has found that measuring frequency at multiple shaft points provides a more complete analysis. The impact of the length of a driver shaft on your game.
Aldila rogue silver is one of the lowest trajectory shaft and it is one of the reasons that many tour players prefer this shaft. Equipped with 3 center of gravity settings for maximum distance. In nearly 40 years of golf equipment design and research work, i think it is fair to say that the shaft is the least understood component of the golf club. The bassara ultra lightweight eseries wood shafts utilized the latest innovations in design and materials to produce an ultra lightweight shaft with unmatched performance, stability, and feel. The tip is not too whippy and the grip end feels firm but not harsh at impact. My previous driver was probably2030 grams lighter with a 46 shaft and i was no longer off the tee with it than the 910 and sometimes hit some very wild shots with it, perhaps because of the length of the shaft.
In 2008 and 2009 we introduced the original bassara falcon and hawk series, in 2015 we introduced the next evolution in this series, the bassara. There are so many variables, that club fitters and players alike almost have to have a 6th sense to determine what is the best shaft for their game. Additionally, dont forget to take a look at callaways free custom shaft upgrade offerings for each of these drivers if you are really looking to get the most out of your new driver. Jul 29, 2015 each shaft will have a higher kick point than anything in the xr driver, which will help the best players control the spin and launch. Your height and wristtofloor measurement can be used by golf retailers to determine if you are suited for standard length drivers. Its clear that a lot of threads and posts in the golfwrx forums are from golfers asking all sorts of questions about shafts. Stock driver shaft vs expensive upcharge driver shaft using titleist ts3 driver duration. Fitting a driver for shaft length miles of golf feels one of the very important parts of fitting a customer for a driver is the length of the driver.
Frequency is typically measured by clamping the shaft at the butt and oscillating the shaft using a 200 gram weight at the tip. Jun 21, 2018 driver shaft length is longer or shorter better. It does have a draw bias, which some better players might shy away from, but in my case all i had to do is play around with the sliding weight a little bit to get my personal draw bias setup just the way i wanted it. D consider whether you have a tendency to hook or slice the ball off the tee and purchase your driver to avoid this outcome. Each driver head was adjusted to the same loft, or as close as possible. A short shaft driver tends to offer better dispersion, smash factor, and quality of contact in comparison to a long shaft driver.
Our test included more golfers, more drivers, and more data than ever before. Generally driver shafts are the same as fairway wood shafts, meaning it is one shaft at raw length and is then butt trimmed to play at a specific length depending on the club. Apr 10, 2015 with no such thing as a onesizefitsall driver, given the variety of heads, centre of gravity positions and adjustable gadgets, our goal for this test was to find you the most consistent drivers. It was the winner of our 2015 best midsize car for the money award and the winner of our 2015 best midsize car for families award.
Ive had a lot of success with having the same shaft in my driver and 3 wood i play a 16. Driver shaft length are you shorting yourself using a 46. We kick off our exhaustive 2015 testing programme with the club we all love most the driver. This is our highest rated certified preowned condition. Jun 27, 2014 the 2015 fit seems much bigger than its predecessor, but it is actually the same height, 1. Some hit a graphite shaft better and some an aluminum composite shaft. The fujikura pro 60 shaft feels very similar to my fujikura motore f3 shaft, which i use with my other driver. Shaft length is the same, yet i was consistently impacting the face towards the toe so have taken it in to extend the shaft 1 inch while regripping to a midsize wynn. Aug 26, 2015 the callaway great big bertha is a driver that can be fitted to a wide variety of golfers. Check out detailed product specs for each golf club set by year.
Lets take a look at the profiles of the two models. Torque is not considered a fitting factor unless the shaft is considerably high say 4. Over 10,000 shots were captured, more than 250,000 data points scrutinized. As for fact we wanted to compare the performance of each driver fairly. Golf club shaft chart guide when it comes to picking a graphite shaft for your driver or fairway woods, the number of choices that are available can be overwhelming, especially as golf companies continue to offer more and more in the way of custom options. Golf digest may earn a portion of sales from products. The fx line of shafts replaces the dymatch line for accra. That is why the cluboratory, our fitting center, has drivers of varying length. Shaft comparison chart by ping drivers and irons fairway.
From irons to drivers, learn the history and evolution of taylormade models over the years. Michael breed, host of the golf fix, answers a viewers email question on driver shaft length. Will it make a golfer longershorter or moreless accurate. An industry standard 20 golfers just like you spent over 150 hours in testing. Taking the guesswork out of selecting shafts golfwrx. I actually gained a little distance 5 10 yards, yet with a bit more apparent shot dispersion. But 10g of shaft weight is over the whole length of the shaft so most golfers dont feel it. This entry was posted in equipment, golf equipment and tagged comparison, ping, shaft on august 4, 2015 by jd. The king f7 driver debuts as cobras first connected golf club, powered by arccos technology. However, a golfer should be fitted for the proper shaft length.758 1448 1130 120 1223 590 1238 419 186 1228 1428 823 14 202 644 1081 375 763 404 111 170 1512 1141 194 167 283 587 818 67 1537 87 521 723 1181 213 590 526 98 6 1052 253 343 1285 777 616 63