5 Questions on Shaft Fitting

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Driver shaft-fitting is arguably the most important part of the club-fitting process. Of course, choosing the right head, loft, clubface angle and grip is important too, but how the shaft functions during your swing is, in our opinion, what matters the most.

Here at Golf Tips HQ, we’re a blessed bunch who have experienced just about every type of shaft-fitting process available, from indoor launch-monitor sessions to outdoor, real-world testing. All of which have helped us choose the right shaft. With all the experiences we’ve had with the actual art of shaft-fitting, none were particularly useful in helping us prepare. The process of fitting is one thing, but getting ready is another.

For instance, we’ve asked ourselves questions like: How hard should I swing during a shaft-fitting? What if I’m not swinging well during the fitting—should I tell the fitter? And how will that affect my results? Should I get a shaft that’s one rung above my ability to help me improve, or should I stick with a shaft that’s primed for my current skill level? And if I do that, will I ever improve?

These are the kinds of questions we’ve had through the years, and with our accumulated experience, we’re here to answer on your behalf. Take a look at our top five questions, and don’t miss our expanded coverage of “Shaft FAQs” on golftipsmag.com.


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