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Driver Shaft

  • 22-08-2019 12:42pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 496 ✭✭ Stacksey


    Would it make a difference to the performance of a driver to get an inch taken off the shaft? I find it alot easier to hit the middle on a shorter shaft


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,331 mike12


    Stacksey wrote: »
    Would it make a difference to the performance of a driver to get an inch taken off the shaft? I find it alot easier to hit the middle on a shorter shaft

    In theory u will lose swing speed. I play with a shorter shaft it's the lightest xflex I have used so not seen much if any of a drop off in performance.


  • Registered Users Posts: 496 ✭✭ Stacksey


    mike12 wrote: »
    In theory u will lose swing speed. I play with a shorter shaft it's the lightest xflex I have used so not seen much if any of a drop off in performance.

    Ah thats fine, i'll give up distance for accuracy any day of the week, cant understand why drivers are being sold at 46 inches long


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 16,412 Mod ✭✭✭✭ slave1


    I remember interviews with the guys on the long drive circuits in the US and when asked what they see stopping the regular guys like us getting into the long distances they all say the same thing, shaft too long


  • Registered Users Posts: 701 ✭✭✭ Golfhead65


    Stacksey wrote: »
    Would it make a difference to the performance of a driver to get an inch taken off the shaft? I find it alot easier to hit the middle on a shorter shaft

    There is a video on YouTube (I think it's Peter Finch) search driver shaft v 3 wood shaft and in it he swaps a shaft from a Ping G400 3 wood into a G400 driver and the results were astounding..he only lost a few yards in distance but his dispersion was so much better that he said it was a no brainer


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 879 ✭✭✭ Montgolfier


    Grip down its the same thing. Wrap insulating tape around the top of the grip that you don't want to use. Benefit of doing that is the swing weight won't change.


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