Question: Do Golf Shafts Make A Difference?

“The only difference for the golfer will be feel.” Of course, if an expensive shaft construction translates into a better feel, that harmony could lead you to make better swings more often.

Therefore, focus on performance, not fashion.

What type of golf shaft should I use?

Shaft Flex Selection (Driver)
Carry DistanceSwing SpeedFlex
200 to 240 yards85 to 95 mphRegular
240 to 275 yards95 to 110 mphStiff/Firm
Over 275 yardsOver 110 mphTour (Extra) Stiff

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Do shafts make a difference in irons?

Steel shafts do not experience the torque or lateral twisting found in all graphite shafts and therefore most players would benefit by having steel shafts in their irons. They offer more control on shots and have a greater emphasis on accuracy than distance than graphite shafts.

What is the difference in golf shafts?

Clubhead speed determines the flex a golfer needs. The higher the speed, the stiffer the shaft. Steel shafts, which are heavier than graphite, are stiff and less forgiving than graphite. According to, graphite shafts are lighter and can help increase swing speed.

How much do golf shafts matter?

Shafts can range anywhere from 40 to 135 grams. Typically the rule of thumb is that a golfer with a slower swing speed will benefit from using a lighter shaft, and you would add weight as swing speed increases.